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    That's not the main question. This one rather is:...

    That's not the main question. This one rather is: from where will he make his grand re-entrance? Now it was TŁbingen. That's in Germany. Then I'll bet he won't be returning from, say, Wiesbaden. But...
  2. ^ He's got more than just this one identity...

    ^ He's got more than just this one identity running right now.

    Strategy seems to be that people will cease to take note or bother if he simply stays put, keeps on and eventually tires them out by...
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    That's a great album, Svetonio. Post more.

    That's a great album, Svetonio. Post more.
  4. That's odd.

    That's odd.
  5. Svetonio.

    Svetonio.
  6. The Second Mechanism from 2012? Very good, even...

    The Second Mechanism from 2012? Very good, even more instrumentally based than the debut and a bit more leaning towards the Canterburian. I suppose the "song-oriented" nature of Arc is somewhat a...
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    Wtf, like. :doh

    Wtf, like. :doh
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    The only one of their releases I never really...

    The only one of their releases I never really connected with was Coffins On Io. The Plastic House album worked better for these ears, but this new one sounds even more up my alley.

    One of the...
  9. This means that they'll have a roster of seven -...

    This means that they'll have a roster of seven - 7 - full studio releases in about a decade; eight if considering the mini-album of covers. That's pretty damn amazing and impressive, given the...
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    They continue to evolve, that's for sure. I'll...

    They continue to evolve, that's for sure. I'll have to wait until getting a physical copy to dwell into for enduring detail.
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    Yeah, but I'll always associate him primarily...

    Yeah, but I'll always associate him primarily with The Work, I think. Seeing how he also contributed significantly to the writing in that band.

    Great interview, thanks for posting!
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    At his best he was the greatest pop...

    At his best he was the greatest pop singer/songwriter bar none, IMO. "Darling Be Home Soon", "Coconut Grove", "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" and more were treasures of the American songbook.

    And...
  13. Look, Lyotard and Levi-Strauss differed on that...

    Look, Lyotard and Levi-Strauss differed on that interpretation. So I'll go with someone else's. As with "Homburg" and "Whiter Shade".
  14. Steve, you're dealing with a bonafide panegyrian...

    Steve, you're dealing with a bonafide panegyrian of "MacArthur Park" here - even Donna Summer's! :O

    Yet I hadn't heard his "Wichita".

    One of my fave songs of all time:
    ...
  15. You know, we're often rather ignorant towards...

    You know, we're often rather ignorant towards American culture here in Europe. So we don't always catch on while it's happening.

    Thus I hadn't actually heard the original Glen Campbell version of...
  16. Gonna buy that Rhythm thing when I get moneys in...

    Gonna buy that Rhythm thing when I get moneys in a cuppaweeks. I'll be buying that other thing with the cello and Mary H. on it too.
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    "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" by Steve...

    "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel. That major chord sequence seems almost banale, yet when the minors turn up and there's a layer of synth below the female choir...
  18. Actually there are somewhat RIO-affiliated acts...

    Actually there are somewhat RIO-affiliated acts that indeed would make those kinds of statements, like The Stick Men (on This Is the Master Brew from '82), Kalahari Surfers, Dull Schicksal or Chrome...
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    Sticky: Featuring no less than Nick Didkovsky's son,...

    Featuring no less than Nick Didkovsky's son, Leonardo, on drums. I'm buying the brain-implant version, 'cause it's both physical and mental.
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    ^ That's actually a pretty damn GREAT interview. ...

    ^ That's actually a pretty damn GREAT interview.

    Cutler was and is one of the most enlightening theorists of his specific craft, an observer as well as a partaker and one whose main concern is...
  21. I saw them live at the local student club in...

    I saw them live at the local student club in Bergen in '92 during the T.V. Sky tour, and they killed. I got L'Eau Rouge afterwards - and that one still kills.

    Saw them again many years later and...
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    13324 13325 They got so small… :(

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    They got so small… :(
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    I think Cutler, Frith and Greaves should form an...

    I think Cutler, Frith and Greaves should form an avant-extremetal powertrio donning the latter on growlervox over lyrics about triumphs of pure impending evil.
  24. My fave Rascal Reporters-album, although I...

    My fave Rascal Reporters-album, although I actually didn't know of their participation here.

    Sound was always murky on this. Much more so than on Happy Accidents or The Foul-Tempered Clavier....
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    ^ I thought it was nice enough. Like someone else...

    ^ I thought it was nice enough. Like someone else said, it's very "Jon".

    We wouldn't expect - or indeed want it to be - anything else or less. Seriously.
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    This is a going to be a very good book. I am...

    This is a going to be a very good book.

    I am going to read and love this book.

    I haven't yet read this book, but I already love this book.

    This is already a very good book.

    At least it's...
  27. ^Nah, it already existed with da Flour Dongs. ...

    ^Nah, it already existed with da Flour Dongs.

    Mah kozmic luvvah [doo-doo-doo], luvv meh fohevvah [doo-doo]
  28. Hey, at least 11 of those discs are remixes of...

    Hey, at least 11 of those discs are remixes of U.K. doing Floyd-covers in the bathroom of their rehearsal-space, extravagantly adjusted, combusted, engineered, remastered, mixed and plastered by Ed...
  29. ^ Not much. I went back this summer to see my...

    ^ Not much. I went back this summer to see my ageing (S.O.B.) dad whose wife left him recently in order to knick all his possessions so that her daughter and son-in-law can get it before my sister...
  30. Like Hooffoot, Dungen and Goat, this evokes...

    Like Hooffoot, Dungen and Goat, this evokes mysteriously timeless sentiments and vibes.

    I will investigate and deliver moneys if I love enough.
  31. ^Absolutely, but these were the days when Miles...

    ^Absolutely, but these were the days when Miles Davis would appear on the same bill as the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore, when Donovan would play for two hours solo and then be relieved by a...
  32. ^ Bah, Ginger'll kick ol' Keith in the prostatic...

    ^ Bah, Ginger'll kick ol' Keith in the prostatic teeth utilizing a technique he could seek out while doin' freakout in Nigeria sans criteria for being meek.
  33. There's a legendary tavern on the UNESCO-listed...

    There's a legendary tavern on the UNESCO-listed Bryggen in Bergen, my original hometown, named SjÝboden (the Seabooth). Sometime in 1986 there was substantial commotion after "[Ö] some geezer...
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    ^ A buddy of mine kept their second album, the...

    ^ A buddy of mine kept their second album, the one with the eskimo title. He didn't really enjoy it too much, but thought it fanciful to possess such a piece of 'curiosa'; the sales sticker on the...
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    ^ Do people like you even know how irony works?...

    ^ Do people like you even know how irony works? Or do you simply pretend?
  36. Yes. The performances of the Airplane and C.J....

    Yes.

    The performances of the Airplane and C.J. & the Fish (full band) would have been adequate draw for me. Parts of Hendrix' act was sloppy, but then again it usually was by then. The Dead were...
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    The suckiest days are yet to come. And it's...

    The suckiest days are yet to come.

    And it's not a case of "getting worse before it gets better" but of "getting way worse and eventually disappearing" - as in extermination, annihilation and...
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    Yes. Slowing. Not just you. We're all getting...

    Yes. Slowing. Not just you.

    We're all getting senile, including the musicians. I only hope the 'Alchimistas get to release that followup at all; was it 12 years now since Neo?

    11 years since...
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    Anyone remember the grossly manufactured 70s...

    Anyone remember the grossly manufactured 70s innersleeves carrying the print "Mass-taping is killing recorded music - and it's illegal!"? There was a blue drawing of a cassette plus skull'n'bones...
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    All the more bizarre and disturbing that Breitman...

    All the more bizarre and disturbing that Breitman arguably isn't really even a card-holding "moron" - but rather appears pathologically unable to actually comprehend why Steve would react the way he...
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    I only remember that debacle from a later...

    I only remember that debacle from a later confrontation between the two of you in here. But I do remember your reference to the 2007 incident in question.

    Strange to think that this was the same...
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    I seriously wonder how many replies this thread...

    I seriously wonder how many replies this thread would have received if posted by some "usual" prog-nerd and concerning more recognizably "prog" contents.

    Oh, Prog Is So Alive and Arsekicking.
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    ^ Steve Nilson sells more than Hocket and Marill....

    ^ Steve Nilson sells more than Hocket and Marill. I believe I saw figures of 50,000 for at least one of his solo records.

    Trond of Panzerpappa told me a few years back (i.e. pre-Pestrotte) that...
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    Yep. If this had been a new band of some sort...

    Yep. If this had been a new band of some sort releasing their debut on AltrOck or whatever, its appeal would have been limited to the usual circle of "avant" weirdheads.

    But I'd say that if a...
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    Concur. Great things; AltrOck stuff like...

    Concur.

    Great things; AltrOck stuff like Loomings, PoiL a.o., a handful of fresh British bands such as Trojan Horse, Thumpermonkey, Lost Crowns and more. Some nice stuff from France, a snippet of...
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    ^ THE most weirdo venture by my fave muppet &...

    ^ THE most weirdo venture by my fave muppet & crew:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3-3D4Av-a4
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    Which is a great thing anyhow, yet I was baffled...

    Which is a great thing anyhow, yet I was baffled that Sweden's longtime largest vendor for "prog-rock" music, Record Heaven, only offered it as 'special import' - the project stemming from that very...
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    ^ I believe you're partly right, Udi. What's left...

    ^ I believe you're partly right, Udi. What's left of "avant-prog" is basically unrelated to traditional understandings of it, in that most current such artists tend to have their origins in...
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    As with Laurie Anderson's United States Live. Or...

    As with Laurie Anderson's United States Live. Or Zappa's Thing-Fish, for that matter.

    I neither love nor hate these projects, I merely perceive them as somewhat overblown and tiring. Some great...
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    I think I might have about 30 AltrOcks, and this...

    I think I might have about 30 AltrOcks, and this is in my top-5 from the label.

    With the demise of AltrOck and the semi-bygone of Cuneiform, there are hardly any interesting labels left who...
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    "Prog book" from an author who has already...

    "Prog book" from an author who has already written one on Beefheart - is MY kind of "prog book". So I'm in.
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    This is actually apparently true. When Mike...

    This is actually apparently true. When Mike Banfield (second/non-tapping guitarist) quit Don Cab before the American Don album, he gave an interview (MOJO, I think?) where the subject came to the...
  53. Big TITS!

    Big TITS!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogHIUNfu2vY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogHIUNfu2vY
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    I don't think DP would have delivered...

    I don't think DP would have delivered particularly good renditions of Dregs material. Neither do I think Hendrix would have worked with either ELP or especially not Soft Machine (at the time).

    And...
  56. :up

    :up
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    Long Live was never a very good album, IMO. And...

    Long Live was never a very good album, IMO. And Blackmore was hardly more than a mediocre songwriter himself, as far as I'm concerned. While I'm no longer too crazy about his guitarplaying either, he...
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    Ok.

    Ok.
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    I very much respect his rejection of 'superstar'...

    I very much respect his rejection of 'superstar' ambitions and his dedication to independent filmmaking for the past 40 years. But he appeared suspiciously frail in the recent pictures he was in. The...
  60. So much greatness from Argentina these past...

    So much greatness from Argentina these past years; Gardenia, Cucamonga, Deformica, Las Orejas y la Lengua and the wonderful ChauCoco. The latter especially should be heard by many more folx....
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