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  1. Thread: Yessongs

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    I've noticed that, at least to my ears, the...

    I've noticed that, at least to my ears, the tracks that Bruford plays on sound better than the ones White plays on. It's mainly the way the drums sound, crisp and clear instead of muddy and...
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    Sticky: :up:lol:up

    :up:lol:up
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    I think most of us miss 2013 right now...

    I think most of us miss 2013 right now...
  4. Sticky: Gave this another listen late last night. Like...

    Gave this another listen late last night. Like "No Backstage Pass" a lot, "Dabsong…" until the final 5 minutes, and the short final track. Wedgewood's vocal style doesn't work for me, and the other...
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    Hiking's been pretty much my only fun since...

    Hiking's been pretty much my only fun since March, except for family stuff (which is not always fun anyway, with an overly wild 5-year-old daughter). Record stores shut down, can't do any live music...
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    Living in Austin TX since the mid-70's, I knew a...

    Living in Austin TX since the mid-70's, I knew a lot of JJW songs. I didn't like all that Cosmic Cowboy stuff back in the 70's when it was really big, but I've come to appreciate some of it over the...
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    Like many here, I thought his all of his vocal...

    Like many here, I thought his all of his vocal contributions to KC fit the music perfectly. Lake's voice certainly wouldn't have fit, nor Wetton's, though I think Boz would've been a pretty good fit....
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    I'm strictly a CD guy, and I'm pretty dependent...

    I'm strictly a CD guy, and I'm pretty dependent upon brick & mortar stores (and record conventions, which will hopefully make a comeback in the near future). Since I moved to my current location,...
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    Sticky: Oops!! Looks like a certain famous couple...

    Oops!! Looks like a certain famous couple should've been wearing masks more often... It just keeps getting weirder.
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    I got that "Migration of the Snails" LP decades...

    I got that "Migration of the Snails" LP decades ago! Talk about obscure; it wasn't until well into the internet age that I could find out anything about it...
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    Sticky: I agree with you on that one. A quick look at the...

    I agree with you on that one. A quick look at the Toronto Public Health's COVID pages does seem to say "go back to work as soon as you feel better". Especially with special ed kids involved, it would...
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    Sticky: "Thinning of the Heard"... hey, that's a great...

    "Thinning of the Heard"... hey, that's a great play on words! Can I use it as an album title?
  13. Yeah, that live album is great, what an...

    Yeah, that live album is great, what an "after-the-fact" find out of the blue.

    I've been an Area fan since the mid-70's. Always loved his voice (and Francesco's), and I'm the pickiest guy in the...
  14. Part of their best period for me, as already...

    Part of their best period for me, as already mentioned.
  15. Haven't listened to this one in a few years, but...

    Haven't listened to this one in a few years, but the last time I did play it, I decided it was a much better album than I remembered. Agree that the Italian vocal version is better. I'll give it a...
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    Yes, that's what I've gathered from reading liner...

    Yes, that's what I've gathered from reading liner notes on my albums that purport to contain the "oldest" music. Speculation, guesswork, interpretation, creativity....
  17. Yes, it's a good reason to keep albums by your...

    Yes, it's a good reason to keep albums by your favorite bands that might be a bit spotty, but seem fresher after all those years because you haven't played them to death....
  18. This was the last PFM LP I liked back then. I...

    This was the last PFM LP I liked back then. I bought Passpartu and got rid of it quickly. I think Lanzetti's voice fits in better on this album than on Chocolate Kings because the music on this...
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    I'm a big fan of this kind of music; not at home...

    I'm a big fan of this kind of music; not at home right now or I'd list some favorites. Also a big fan of that Gypsy album and the Gorky's Zygotic Mynci album, too!
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    I only have about a dozen, but for a beginner,...

    I only have about a dozen, but for a beginner, I'd go with these:

    We're Only In It For The Money
    Overnite Sensation
    Apostrophe
    Lather
    Strictly Commercial/Best Of
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    Looked through my old ticket stubs a few months...

    Looked through my old ticket stubs a few months ago for the first time in 20+ years, so those I sort of "remember"; the ones I don't have stubs for? Who knows?
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    Sticky: We will NEVER know how many people will be...

    We will NEVER know how many people will be infected from that fiasco...
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    Put me on the list of those really enjoying...

    Put me on the list of those really enjoying Barney Miller reruns. Didn't watch it much the first time around, but I remember seeing some episodes maybe ten or twenty years ago that hooked me. I don't...
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    I bought Danse Macabre back when it came out, and...

    I bought Danse Macabre back when it came out, and thought it was pretty good. Got the other two albums and didn't like them. Eventually I parted with all three LP's, though I put Danse on a cassette....
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    Sticky: While sanitizer may not combust in a hot car, I...

    While sanitizer may not combust in a hot car, I saw an article that said the heat would decrease its effectiveness (by evaporating the alcohol). Suntan lotion will lose its effectiveness in a hot...
  26. Well, I can't even remember when I joined (early...

    Well, I can't even remember when I joined (early 2000's, I think), or how I found out about PE, but it's still an everyday visit (usually several times a day). In recent times, it's become the only...
  27. The sudden proliferation of somber piano music in Covid-related TV commercials

    You know the ones. First there's the reverb-drenched piano, then you hear "In these uncertain times...". I've heard car manufacturers, plumbers, lawyers, air-conditioner repair companies, fast-food...
  28. Yes, in fact I saw on Amazon "liner notes by...

    Yes, in fact I saw on Amazon "liner notes by Peter Giles". However, the essay always mentions Peter Giles in the third person, the writing style is quite different in the two sections, and there's...
  29. Who wrote the liner notes for GG & F's "Brondesbury Tapes"?

    When I saw that Judy Dyble had died, I pulled this CD out last night. The booklet has a wonderful biography/essay, credited to "MDE". Anybody know who that is? Incidentally, there is a separate...
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    Would you ever consider doing an entire album of...

    Would you ever consider doing an entire album of "ambient" electric guitar music in the style of, say, "Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats"? Another frame of reference might be the albums by Fripp & Eno,...
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    Agree about her first solo album "Maire"; some...

    Agree about her first solo album "Maire"; some fantastic songs on it!
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    I have Fuaim and a few others. I think I prefer...

    I have Fuaim and a few others. I think I prefer the earlier, more traditional stuff.
  33. I haven't bought anything since it started. My...

    I haven't bought anything since it started. My sources prior to the pandemic were here in Austin: Waterloo Records and End of an Ear Records, our record convention, and all the Half-Price Books...
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    I've asked this question to those who arrange...

    I've asked this question to those who arrange their collection alphabetically many times, and never got a straight answer. I've got over 3,000 albums and keep them arranged by genre. Obviously, I...
  35. Listened to "Blemish" last night; like most DS...

    Listened to "Blemish" last night; like most DS fans, I prefer his earlier melodic stuff, but I do like avant-garde electronic music a lot. My main problem with "Blemish" and the other recent album I...
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    Never had a problem with "VA" albums, especially...

    Never had a problem with "VA" albums, especially cheap or free ones. I don't worry about the flow of an album, maybe because my tastes are so varied. Once in a great while I'd discover an artist that...
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    Fever Tree - San Francisco Girls

    Fever Tree - San Francisco Girls
  38. I saw Genesis when Bruford was drumming. It must...

    I saw Genesis when Bruford was drumming. It must have been one of the first shows of the tour, because at one point, Phil turned around and tried to show Bill the drum part by sort of "conducting"...
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    Good album; lots of stuff not found on his solo...

    Good album; lots of stuff not found on his solo albums.
  40. I was drummer and lead singer for my first band....

    I was drummer and lead singer for my first band. Never again after that. It "drags down" your abilities as a singer and (especially) drummer, at least mine... I often wonder if guitarists, bass...
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    Nobody has mentioned that he also appeared on...

    Nobody has mentioned that he also appeared on Pete Sinfield's "Still", so there ya go... RIP Keith. I'm going to check out some of the albums listed above. I have heard some solo work and used to...
  42. Ah, yes... the 2002 "remaster" that has the...

    Ah, yes... the 2002 "remaster" that has the politically-correct new vocals on "Suite in C". I'd like to hear that version someday. Earlier in the thread I listed the other changes, which were minor...
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    I have his solo album "Immunity" (love "I Hang On...

    I have his solo album "Immunity" (love "I Hang On To My Vertigo" and "Samsara") and many albums he played on and produced. "Sunset Wading" and the Anthony Phillips albums have been mentioned, but...
  44. I found some more references:...

    I found some more references: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings_in_popular_culture (also says that Yes' "Long Distance Runaround" makes a Kent State reference). Also this:...
  45. Genesis' "The Knife" was about Kent State?!?

    I thought I knew a lot about Genesis, but I'd never heard this before. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/genesis-the-knife-kent-state-peter-gabriel-994154/
  46. Thread: Kraftwerk

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    Just listened to my Germanofon CD of Ralf &...

    Just listened to my Germanofon CD of Ralf & Florian a few days ago. My favorite is the track that translates as "Pineapple Symphony". Had the first two LP's back in the 70's, would love to get all...
  47. I still have the remastered CD of "20 Jazz Funk...

    I still have the remastered CD of "20 Jazz Funk Greats"; used to have the previous album "DOA/Third & Final Report". Good stuff. Was mainly interested in the electronic aspect of their music.
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    Peter Gabriel is 70 today

    ...like I need an excuse to play some Genesis or solo P.G.
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    Sad, sad news.

    Sad, sad news.
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    Knowing how prolific Steve is, I'll bet he could...

    Knowing how prolific Steve is, I'll bet he could record a new album while doing the interview!
  51. I had multiple surgeries on my eyes before I was...

    I had multiple surgeries on my eyes before I was nine. My mother had taken me to several specialists before she found one who recognized the problem; the surgeries kept me from going blind. All I...
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    Too bad they couldn't get Journey and Asia on...

    Too bad they couldn't get Journey and Asia on board for the tour. Imagine the headline: Foreigner takes a Journey from Kansas to Europe and Asia...
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    Right, "I Hear You Now" is my favorite J & V...

    Right, "I Hear You Now" is my favorite J & V track. The "Best of" album cuts off the 30-second intro to the song, so I had to have "Short Stories". Also have "Mr. Cairo". Had the third album "Private...
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    That's mine, too; start selling all those "pretty...

    That's mine, too; start selling all those "pretty good" albums, and completist albums, and albums that the critics say I have to have, and albums that I inexplicably used to like, etc. etc. etc.
  55. I'm sure it's been done before, but this is the...

    I'm sure it's been done before, but this is the first time I've heard fusion mixed with wall-of-sound "metal". Liked some of the Canterbury-ish vocal stuff, but I already have plenty of that in my...
  56. Fever Tree's "Imitation Situation" (not the short...

    Fever Tree's "Imitation Situation" (not the short version on the first album, the full-length version on their third album "Creation") has lyrics about the time signature(s) of the song...
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    Yeah, there's a key word: distractions. I find...

    Yeah, there's a key word: distractions. I find that the only time I really enjoy listening to music is late at night, when it's quiet and I can sit in between the speakers and concentrate on the...
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    Well, I've listened to all 3 of the "original...

    Well, I've listened to all 3 of the "original trilogy" 2CD deluxe editions. The studio albums sound superb, of course, and the sound quality on the live material on the second disc of each set is...
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    Just picked up the 2CD "deluxe editions" of...

    Just picked up the 2CD "deluxe editions" of "Flying Teapot", "Angel's Egg" and "You". I didn't want to spring for the big box. Of course, the first disc I played was the remastered "Flying Teapot",...
  60. OMG, I've read many posts here that sound EXACTLY...

    OMG, I've read many posts here that sound EXACTLY word for word like the crazy stuff I did as a kid. I'll add this: falling off a cliff in the South Dakota badlands while rock hunting with my...
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