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  1. ^ In my years 12-14 I absolutely thought the...

    ^ In my years 12-14 I absolutely thought the world of Uriah Heep and figured them the single most 'artistic' entity in rock music based on the album covers, lyrics and frequent acoustic guitars. I...
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    ^ Dagmar was apparently always the Dionysian...

    ^ Dagmar was apparently always the Dionysian force and voice of the band. I remember J. Greaves saying somewhere that she could schnapps him under the table, and she'd even been best buddies with the...
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    Did you use Nigel Cross' essay as a point of...

    Did you use Nigel Cross' essay as a point of reference, Joe? I believe that one single article made wonders in bringing about a certain historical attention to the Ladbroke Grove scene.
    ...
  4. ^I remember there was a debacle about that. He...

    ^I remember there was a debacle about that.

    He had some monster riffs on his conscience.
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    ^ Did you hear the previous cuppa Toby solo...

    ^ Did you hear the previous cuppa Toby solo albums?
  6. Dödskalle Anka.

    Dödskalle Anka.
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    The third best Texan acid-rock album after Easter...

    The third best Texan acid-rock album after Easter Everywhere and Bubble Puppy, IMHO. And better than the Moving Sidewalks.

    IMO.

    But now back to the trivial topic of Henry Cow. A friend of mine...
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    You see, that's the problem with these sort of...

    You see, that's the problem with these sort of maps. Fascism is portrayed as something specifically "western". Charters, programmes and traits from the Arab, Turk and Persian world are omitted due to...
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    Look again; they're already present! |)

    Look again; they're already present! |)
  10. I really like the music, but I wish you'd add...

    I really like the music, but I wish you'd add another 'd' to the name.
  11. I was kinda thinking the very same thing; is...

    I was kinda thinking the very same thing; is there supposed to be some sort of convergence between 'bland' and 'terrible'?

    The Tea Club sound alright. "Prog" or "not Prog" notwithstanding.
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    Geez, they've sought to recall the ol' Hlinka...

    Geez, they've sought to recall the ol' Hlinka guard, Mussert, BUF, the Romanian Legionaires, Estado Novo, Grey Wolves and Benito's Social Republic in Salo! Even the bloody Pérkonkrusts are in.
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    ^ Alright, then. My guess is that some 19,027 of...

    ^ Alright, then. My guess is that some 19,027 of those folks at Piazza Navona were actually sticking around waiting for this guy:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tkG0PO0LJs


    And that's OUR...
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    Would it help?

    Would it help?
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    Ok.

    Ok.
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    ^ Yeah, but still it is a token to their...

    ^ Yeah, but still it is a token to their zeitgeist that HC were able to play Piazza Navona in Rome for 20,000 folks who apparently even stayed the course for the entire gig. Of course, these were the...
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    I absolutely agree in principle, although truth...

    I absolutely agree in principle, although truth be said there was more to be had from the Italian artists than from their German counterparts - for instance in architecture and with Marinetti's...
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    Great news.

    Great news.
  19. ^Dave Arbus was Jewish, I believe - although I...

    ^Dave Arbus was Jewish, I believe - although I seriously doubt if it had that much of an impact on the outcome other than the benefit of his musical upbringing in general. Some of these kosher cats...
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    He's on the first Hatfield album, albeit not...

    He's on the first Hatfield album, albeit not soloing. He was also on the earlier Mouseproof release by G.F. Fitzgerald, which is excellent in itself but doesn't highlight Leigh. Although it leaves a...
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    ^ Un Biglietto del Tram (1975) was the SSix'...

    ^ Un Biglietto del Tram (1975) was the SSix' biggest commercial "success", to the point of several songs being covered by well-known Italian artists like Fabrizio de André, Gianna Nannini et al. Of...
  22. KC basically went from support-status to...

    KC basically went from support-status to headliner at the Marquee overnight after their Hyde Park-appearance, prompting loads of attention in the UK music press of the day. In one interview with...
  23. There's most definitely an obvious flair of...

    There's most definitely an obvious flair of "Centaur Woman" in "21st. Century Schizoid Man" - yeah.

    I always liked Mercator Projected; one of the great UK "post-psych" vintage progressive records,...
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    He's on both Eskimo and Commercial Album....

    He's on both Eskimo and Commercial Album. Interesting input as always.

    Cutler's beef with HC as "progressive rock" appears somewhat twofold; a) he (and the rest of them) genuinely didn't perceive...
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    ^ Well, when it comes to his direct...

    ^ Well, when it comes to his direct (re)presentation of own endeavours I'd dare say you're mostly right at that. I suppose this is why some would deem him a snobby music-intellectual; even Frith...
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    ^ Just what exactly is to be found on this...

    ^ Just what exactly is to be found on this bonus-CD thing? Is it the same 'leftovers' CD which was enhanced to the previous boxset in hindsight - or is it something else entirely?
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    ^ Nah, 'cause Paul Whitehead couldn't get the...

    ^ Nah, 'cause Paul Whitehead couldn't get the cover painting ready in time.
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    Classic album: XhohX - Karyotypexplosion Badass...

    Classic album: XhohX - Karyotypexplosion
    Badass dude album in highest regard ever: XhohX - Karyotypexplosion
    Best future reissue: XhohX - Karyotypexplosion w. bonus of them doing unreleased sounds...
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    ^ Finally someone else is thinking just that. And...

    ^ Finally someone else is thinking just that. And "fame" is relative to proggyprog as a confined super-genre, thereby rendering it all the more irrelevant if folks outside of that perimeter don't...
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    I only bought the very first Factor...

    I only bought the very first Factor Burzaco-release (the one with the orange cover) about a decade back, and I have to say that this was one of those rare instances where I actually felt rather...
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    ^ Even WITHOUT a prog award?!! :O

    ^ Even WITHOUT a prog award?!! :O
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    Oh, but it's a very, very important award, Ian. ...

    Oh, but it's a very, very important award, Ian.

    For a most important "type" of music.

    There's nothing laughable about any of this at all.
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    Did you hear the NIMBY release from 2005 - Yeah I...

    Did you hear the NIMBY release from 2005 - Yeah I know; not from "the last few years", perhaps… But still. It isn't really "avant-prog" at all either, rather refined, satirical indie whimsy but from...
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    In other words, one-half Altered States and two...

    In other words, one-half Altered States and two thirds Korekyojin - wait, is that even humanely possible?
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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 Tübingen. That's in Germany. Then I'll bet he won't be returning from, say, Wiesbaden. But...
  36. ^ 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.
  38. That's odd.

    That's odd.
  39. Svetonio.

    Svetonio.
  40. 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...
  43. 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...
  47. 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".
  48. 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:
    ...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  52. 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...
  55. 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.
  58. 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...
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