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  1. Good stuff. Thanks for sharing! This cracked...

    Good stuff. Thanks for sharing!

    This cracked me up:

    PHIL: Well, Stratton wasn't *gay*, but he did fill in for them when they were busy. :)
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    Thanks for the heads up - I was at the DC show as...

    Thanks for the heads up - I was at the DC show as well with my 17 year old daughter! Too bad we didn't meet up; would've definitely bought you a brew. :)
  3. I sincerely love that this thread still exists in...

    I sincerely love that this thread still exists in 2021
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    There's a lovely little track in there somewhere....

    There's a lovely little track in there somewhere. I don't personally care for Howe's electric playing though, I think it overcomplicates the song.

    As much as I think much of The Quest is...
  5. Great review, and my experience after a few spins...

    Great review, and my experience after a few spins is very similar to yours.

    As much as I enjoy the "song-y" songs, my favorite part of the album are the three instrumentals in the middle. I would...
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    I think this is perfect sequencing and song...

    I think this is perfect sequencing and song selection. The only thing I'd change is I'd flip "Take the Water..." with "Miracle of Life".
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    I'm not the hugest Kansas fan, but I LOVE "Icarus...

    I'm not the hugest Kansas fan, but I LOVE "Icarus II" off of Somewhere to Elsewhere.

    Had the pleasure of seeing them open for Yes on the Masterworks tour, and I have to give credit to Yes for...
  8. That makes complete sense - I certainly didn't...

    That makes complete sense - I certainly didn't mean my comment as a slight at all, I hope it wasn't taken as such. "Valkyrie" is my favorite GH album, and I believe there are a lot of yours and...
  9. After one go through "Moon Pool" is my favorite...

    After one go through "Moon Pool" is my favorite track. Great bass, great groove, cool keys. Kind of reminds me of "Nexus Girl" on Valkryie and "Clockwork" on Chronomanaut.

    The whole album is...
  10. Listening now. I thought the opening song...

    Listening now. I thought the opening song "Anthem to Andorath" was heavy... HOLY SMOKES the following track "Sellsword" is amazing.

    These riffs are killer!!!

    The artwork and lyrics are cool as...
  11. Good 30 minute interview with Steve, Fred and...

    Good 30 minute interview with Steve, Fred and Hannah on The ProgReport podcast was just released.

    They chat a bit about the concept and upcoming book, how Hannah wound up in the band, and other...
  12. Got my shipment notification in my e-mail today. ...

    Got my shipment notification in my e-mail today. I ordered the CD even though the only CD player I own is in my car lol

    Guess I'll be hanging out in the driveway!
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    Amazing talent and amazing songs. Well worth the...

    Amazing talent and amazing songs. Well worth the listen!

    Thanks, Henry :)
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    You can count me in with that crew. I even like...

    You can count me in with that crew. I even like "Dangerous" :)
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    After a few listens, this sums up my feelings...

    After a few listens, this sums up my feelings perfectly. Well said.

    I am glad that others are enjoying the album. It's just not my cup of tea.
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    Gave it a spin today. It's better than H&E but...

    Gave it a spin today. It's better than H&E but that's sort of damning it with faint praise.

    Best tune for me is the opener "The Ice Bridge". I love the transition into the chorus ("All lives to...
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    Absolutely! Definitely "Undertow" and "Snowbound"...

    Absolutely! Definitely "Undertow" and "Snowbound" vibes there. Such a majestic chorus.
  18. I don't think Yes has been capable of putting out...

    I don't think Yes has been capable of putting out a good release without a "Trevor" involved in over 40 years.
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    I couldn't agree more. I think it's the best Yes...

    I couldn't agree more. I think it's the best Yes release since Drama itself.
  20. One of the proudest moments of my life is when my...

    One of the proudest moments of my life is when my 17 year old daughter and I worked out the interlocking guitar bits for the intro of Frame by Frame and played them together in my studio on...
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    It's lovely to hear Phil singing that song again....

    It's lovely to hear Phil singing that song again. Even my cold heart was warmed; God bless him.
  22. The new singer's softer tones during the intro to...

    The new singer's softer tones during the intro to the new track sound similar to Amber Fults' vocals on "In That Lonely Place" on Perilous. I actually had to Wiki that to see if it was the same...
  23. "Dreaming City" kicked off with a really heavy...

    "Dreaming City" kicked off with a really heavy track (the title cut), but when taken as a whole I don't think that album was prog-metal at all. To me, it sounded like Glass Hammer paying a bit of...
  24. This sounds like it would be a killer live track!

    This sounds like it would be a killer live track!
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    I'm certainly going to revisit this catalogue. ...

    I'm certainly going to revisit this catalogue. My main takeaway from the show is that if I could cut to vocal bits out and just get an album with Zappa instrumentals, I'd probably like it.

    Not...
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    Yeah man! I just got back home with my daughter...

    Yeah man! I just got back home with my daughter from the show. She LOVED it, and I did as well.

    I don't even like Frank Zappa, but The Zappa Band absolutely killed it. They even brought on...
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    Genesis has always been a great live band, and I...

    Genesis has always been a great live band, and I do have faith that Tony and Mike wouldn't go out if they didn't think the show would be good.

    But after watching that video, I don't see how they...
  28. I dunno. It was a boring record to me. I know...

    I dunno. It was a boring record to me. I know Anderson and Rabin enjoyed making it, but I didn't really enjoy listening to it.

    I did buy the interactive CD-ROM back when it was released,...
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    Thanks! I had fun recording that, I'm glad you...

    Thanks! I had fun recording that, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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    I kinda dig it. The guitar tone is great and the...

    I kinda dig it. The guitar tone is great and the player takes some liberties that I think work really well.

    They should've pulled the mic a bit further from the cymbals tho :)
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    https://youtu.be/LsR36qNU4uE

    https://youtu.be/LsR36qNU4uE
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    This is really cool. Super chill, with some...

    This is really cool. Super chill, with some really nice instrumentation and an amazing bass tone. I hear a little post-punk vibe.
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    Thank you! I have 4 children - my girls are 24,...

    Thank you! I have 4 children - my girls are 24, 19, and 17, my son is 21.

    My little one's birthday is on Monday, and she is a HUUUGGEE King Crimson fan so I got her tix to the KC concert in DC....
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    That's a cool track. I like the answer/response...

    That's a cool track. I like the answer/response bit at 4:30 and the breakdown at 3:42. Nice!
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    Here's a lullaby I wrote for my kids a few years...

    Here's a lullaby I wrote for my kids a few years ago. I love those little buggers :)

    https://soundcloud.com/michael-askounes/go-to-sleep
  36. Thank you! I wanted to write a story about an...

    Thank you! I wanted to write a story about an old gunslinger on his deathbed telling his grandkids about his days as an outlaw. I tried to give a bit of a cinematic quality - both to the lyrics and...
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    Holy smokes that was really amazing! Loved the...

    Holy smokes that was really amazing! Loved the Rhodes-ey middle break and the guitar work that begins at around 4:20 (!) is super tasty. The chord voicings you chose reminds me a lot of Stevie...
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    I second this. I miss this DVD so much - I had...

    I second this. I miss this DVD so much - I had to sell it for my divorce fund. Great songs, great playing, and cute gals with amazing voices.

    It's now $65 on Amazon for a used copy; I may have...
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    That's exactly how I feel. My only issue is it...

    That's exactly how I feel. My only issue is it feels "undercooked" to me.
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    Hey man, I love it! Definitely a David Bowie...

    Hey man, I love it! Definitely a David Bowie vibe with a little Willie Nelson thrown in the vocal tone. The instrumentation of that outro is lovely, and I really dig the middle section. Lyrics are...
  41. I like "I Am Ready" other than the bridge, and...

    I like "I Am Ready" other than the bridge, and the first 2 minutes of "Endless Dream". The rest I could take or leave.
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    I've listened to Ice Bridge several times and...

    I've listened to Ice Bridge several times and it's grown on me quite a bit. I think it's because I managed to get my head 'round Jon's melodies.

    Props to Monkman for writing the best Yes song...
  43. Thank you!

    Thank you!
  44. I would be the "allsorts". I think in the end...

    I would be the "allsorts". I think in the end all that's left of me on the recording is the piano and some harmony vocals.

    Originally I wrote the song in my home studio, and created a demo where...
  45. New Release - The Prominent Citizens "Reunion"

    A song about the perception of time as we move through life.


    https://youtu.be/SNY5FdGVvRw

    Music/Lyrics: Michael Askounes/Jared Foster/John Marion
    All instruments: John Marion
    Vocals: Jared...
  46. Thank you for asking! I'm the songwriter, and...

    Thank you for asking!

    I'm the songwriter, and in this instance the singer. I don't generally sing though :)

    John is a long time friend of mine, and we've been writing music together for about...
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    Dan Roth is like Luke Skywalker and this is...

    Dan Roth is like Luke Skywalker and this is Return of the Yuppets
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    I'd hate to be Geoff Downes the next time he sees...

    I'd hate to be Geoff Downes the next time he sees his bandmates. Oof.
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    Definitely not a situation I would've inserted...

    Definitely not a situation I would've inserted myself in.
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    That's exactly how I read that. Especially...

    That's exactly how I read that. Especially considering the bit about "I've already been in touch with Yes' management"

    So perhaps "inadvertent nicking" would be what happened here. I think...
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    This thread is like a throwback to '90's Usenet. ...

    This thread is like a throwback to '90's Usenet. Fun times.
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    You rang?

    You rang?
  53. This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. ...

    This is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. Super trippy and could hear this in a dance club for sure.

    Macca III was a solid album, and there are re-imagined versions of all the songs that...
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    Davison is a challenging listen. I appreciate...

    Davison is a challenging listen. I appreciate his unique melodic takes, but sometimes they don't work. If you listen to his work on Glass Hammer's "Cor Coridium" or "Perilous" you can hear where he...
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    After listening to it 4 or 5 times today, that...

    After listening to it 4 or 5 times today, that pretty much perfectly sums up my feelings.

    It's nice to have brand new Yes music to chat about, regardless.
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    It definitely is a step up from the H&E material,...

    It definitely is a step up from the H&E material, but after a couple of listens it sounds unfinished to me.

    The good bits for me are Billy's playing and about half of Geoff's tones.

    The drums...
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    Very sad. I was fortunate enough to see him play...

    Very sad. I was fortunate enough to see him play with Kansas when they opened for Yes on the Masterworks tour (oddly, the same show that Igor goosed all those female security guards), and I thought...
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    Thank you for posting this, I'm loving it. Wish...

    Thank you for posting this, I'm loving it. Wish they would've gone on for longer.
  59. Genesis could've picked another guitar player to...

    Genesis could've picked another guitar player to replace Anthony Phillips, and their early albums would still be classic. Take Tony Banks out of the band, and they're nothing.

    I like Steve...
  60. To be honest, I'd be more apt to buy a book that...

    To be honest, I'd be more apt to buy a book that covered Drama forward. I feel there's nothing new to learn about the "classic" era.
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