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    Featuring a lead singer who tries as hard to ape...

    Featuring a lead singer who tries as hard to ape Peter Gabriel’s style as his limited range (two notes, it seems) will allow. I had Serpents in Camouflage and Somewhere but Yesterday on CD, which I...
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    The only prog artist I know that directs soap...

    The only prog artist I know that directs soap operas is Phideaux (Xavier).
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    A former member of a European prog band wrote...

    A former member of a European prog band wrote this tune for Japanese singer Yoko Katori:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRDDEe6dUp4
  4. Thread: WTF covers

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    Where the Hell do all these Japanese covers of...

    Where the Hell do all these Japanese covers of “Epitaph” keep coming from? Here’s one from Kayokyoku mega-star Hideki Saijo. He’s probably best-known for “Young Man” (Japanese cover of “Y.M.C.A.”),...
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    Orchestra in rock pretty much begins and ends...

    Orchestra in rock pretty much begins and ends with Italian prog. PFM’s Storia di un minuto is a textbook “how to incorporate an orchestra into rock music” album. I also love, love, LOVE Banco’s...
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    ZION! ZEBERON! NECRONOMICON!

    ZION! ZEBERON! NECRONOMICON!
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    Obviously, I have to include current obsession...

    Obviously, I have to include current obsession Hiroko Taniyama, who scored this commercial for Sacron (over-the-counter antacid preparation):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4nvuk2Q54U

    The...
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    I understand his first production was Food of...

    I understand his first production was Food of Love for Yvonne Elliman. He wrote this song (with David MacIver), which also appears on his Pick Up a Bone album:

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  9. Thread: NP

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    Fruupp: Seven Secrets

    Fruupp: Seven Secrets
  10. That was weird, there was even a TV performance...

    That was weird, there was even a TV performance of him singing “Rain in May” while banging on some drums. Maybe he had regrets about handing over the reins?

    Incidentally, his replacement Edward...
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    I’ve read those Lemmus books and let me tell you,...

    I’ve read those Lemmus books and let me tell you, they are heinous! Hardly counts as a “trilogy,” as the third is just a bunch of labored Twilight Zone-knockoff short stories with a flimsy wraparound...
  12. Apart from “Sahara,” I don’t think he really...

    Apart from “Sahara,” I don’t think he really “sang.” Most of his vocals consisted of comic spoken-word stuff (see: Solar Music Live, “Auf Wiedersehen,” again the intro to “Sahara,” etc.).

    Another...
  13. Another flip side of the coin: Peter Panka...

    Another flip side of the coin: Peter Panka (R.I.P.) started as Jane’s lead singer, but when their first drummer left he became their drummer for the balance of the career. He still sang on occasion...
  14. Can anyone comment on Música sin sombras (Music...

    Can anyone comment on Música sin sombras (Music Without Shadows) by Undersun? It seems to be pretty rare.

    I noticed that Sincerely Antique were mentioned above, but they were a Latino band from...
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    Bill Daily was there, too; essentially playing...

    Bill Daily was there, too; essentially playing the same character as on The Bob Newhart Show.

    What, no mention of Son of Blob, Larry Hagman’s directorial debut? Being an early horror spoof, it was...
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    Flash Gordon and Strange Brew. :p

    Flash Gordon and Strange Brew. :p
  17. Thread: NP

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    Hiroko Taniyama: Neko no moriniwa kaeranai ...

    Hiroko Taniyama: Neko no moriniwa kaeranai

    More people need to know about this lady, the Japanese precursor to Kate Bush you didn’t know existed (if you’re not Japanese, anyway).

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    As near as I can tell, this is the only ABBA song...

    As near as I can tell, this is the only ABBA song with Benny Andersson on lead vocals:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSJfuniL8LY
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    10cc had some of the “new guys” singing on a...

    10cc had some of the “new guys” singing on a couple of tracks of their later albums. Stuart Tosh sings the main lead vocal on “Reds in My Bed.” Rick Fenn sings lead on “Don’t Send We Back.” Neither...
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    I mentioned Kayak earlier, yet somehow forgot...

    I mentioned Kayak earlier, yet somehow forgot this, the only lead vocal from keyboardist Ton Scherpenzeel:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOTnKIxGLzo
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    I believe he played on Sunset Wading as well. I...

    I believe he played on Sunset Wading as well. I still haven’t heard Seabird, but SW is highly recommended. A bit unclassifiable, “ambient fusion,” maybe?

    There’s also this, produced by Hine and...
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    I remember “Surface Tension” off of Immunity...

    I remember “Surface Tension” off of Immunity getting a few spins. Videos for “Misplaced Love” and “The Setup” (the latter off of Waving Not Drowning) also exist. All of that trilogy of early 80s...
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    I remember reading an interview with Daevid where...

    I remember reading an interview with Daevid where he recommended “surgical quality steel.” I remember using an iron bar that was probably a by-product of my dad’s railroad engine restoration jobs and...
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    R.I.P. I was always a big fan, this is definitely...

    R.I.P. I was always a big fan, this is definitely a big loss.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQBdx39ebQU
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    Kopi luwak coffee Crystal-infused water...

    Kopi luwak coffee
    Crystal-infused water
    “Alkaline” water
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    Not that I’m against it, but the embracing of Ys...

    Not that I’m against it, but the embracing of Ys by subcultures that you would not expect (Goths love it, for example) is confusing to me. I mean, most of these audiences turn up their nose at prog,...
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    OPTI.ME.S is the other one you’re thinking of. I...

    OPTI.ME.S is the other one you’re thinking of. I had a few CDs that had a bronze-ish color, most of them Fonit Cetra CDs pressed by OPTI.ME.S. The only ones that bronzed to unplayability were two...
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    Is that the Music Hall pressing? Because that’s...

    Is that the Music Hall pressing? Because that’s the one I have.
  29. I definitely need to return to this. I borrowed a...

    I definitely need to return to this. I borrowed a collection of all of the NFB albums from a friend (R.I.P., Mal) ages ago and recall enjoying it very much. I mean, I like my HC and Art Bears albums...
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    I guess I stumped everyone with this one.

    I guess I stumped everyone with this one.
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    You’re referring to this: ...

    You’re referring to this:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gPuH1yeZ08
  32. Thread: Kraan

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    No, I am referring to the post-Alto era. Tournee...

    No, I am referring to the post-Alto era. Tournee is my favorite from the post-Alto era (well, Let It Out and later era).
  33. Thread: Kraan

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    Funny, I thought they kind of lost it after Alto...

    Funny, I thought they kind of lost it after Alto left; the sound just got way too slick. Tournee (the live album) is my favorite from that era.
  34. Thread: PELL MELL

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    I seem to be that weird outlier with a lot of...

    I seem to be that weird outlier with a lot of things and so it is with Pell Mell as well—Only a Star is my favorite of theirs. The “rocked-up classics” subgenre of prog got very old for me very...
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    The prog influence is pretty much limited to...

    The prog influence is pretty much limited to their first three albums. There’s some definite Genesis and Van der Graaf Generator influence on those early discs alongside the Sparks and Skyhooks...
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    I get where you’re coming from, but I really dig...

    I get where you’re coming from, but I really dig André Mergenthaler’s cello playing on this. So for me, it evens out.
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    My first taste of this band, and I never looked...

    My first taste of this band, and I never looked back. I sort of flip back and forth between Ceux du dehors and this as my favorite. I think the use of electronics was a new and interesting...
  38. Thread: Birders

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    Actually, the Great White Heron is a white...

    Actually, the Great White Heron is a white (leucistic) phase of the Great Blue Heron. Generally found in Florida, where several white herons/egrets are found together, and can be confused with one...
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    Bye 14095 I don’t own it (why bother...

    Bye

    14095



    I don’t own it (why bother when I have all the contents elsewhere?), but I do adore embossed covers. Lovely.
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    https://e.snmc.io/i/300/s/cfce6c1e00cdced045943826...

    https://e.snmc.io/i/300/s/cfce6c1e00cdced045943826bba1faac/1838275
    https://e.snmc.io/i/300/s/ab004ab3c9d1f85d27c7fcc424bd6f5d/2800881
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    They had a reputation as a spectacular live act,...

    They had a reputation as a spectacular live act, they even toured the USA as Van Halen’s opening act before they had even released anything here. What I have seen (just TV clips here and there)...
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    And theirs wasn’t even the first English-language...

    And theirs wasn’t even the first English-language cover version of it. There’s also this, which has even LESS to do with the original lyrics!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=823aeo0WU_k

    It...
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    Postmaster James knows what side of the fence...

    Postmaster James knows what side of the fence he’s on.

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  44. Thread: E-Bow

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    Played by Todd Rundgren: ...

    Played by Todd Rundgren:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNtv3F1g6pM
  45. Thread: Birders

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    Where I used to live in the East Bay, we used to...

    Where I used to live in the East Bay, we used to have a pair of Bullock’s orioles that nested in a tree in the backyard. They used to like visiting the hummingbird feeder, which was a bit comical,...
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    I’ve had this for a while. The “born again”...

    I’ve had this for a while. The “born again” lyrics are a bit of a drag, but it’s pretty swell Anglo-prog, rather along the lines of England or Strange Days (I’d say a bit better than the latter, but...
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    Some mistakes there. The Yes Album and Asylum, to...

    Some mistakes there. The Yes Album and Asylum, to name two, contain exactly zero Mellotron.
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    Rendition of “Libertango” by the short-lived (and...

    Rendition of “Libertango” by the short-lived (and underrated) tango-fusion act La Vuelta. I became aware of them via the Lito Vitale connection (he produced their debut CD, Nuevo Tango).

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  49. I adore this album. I must advise anyone...

    I adore this album. I must advise anyone listening to this for the first time: if it doesn’t click with you at first, stick with it. It will click eventually, like it did with me. It’s absolutely not...
  50. I think I need to hear this again. I’ve only...

    I think I need to hear this again. I’ve only heard most of BBT’s albums a time or two, but I remember liking this one most, probably Grand Tour second, and most of the others are kind of a blur. The...
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    Forgot about the gay bar that played Starcastle.

    Forgot about the gay bar that played Starcastle.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFhvmCgs_L4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFhvmCgs_L4
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    I only have Panic, but it’s supposed to be their...

    I only have Panic, but it’s supposed to be their best anyway. British-based, but I’d say they get off on a technicality, since this seems to be Loughty Amao’s baby. Surprisingly, the instrumental...
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    Part of the problem is they have so much good...

    Part of the problem is they have so much good music out there, and people just keep obsessing over the one album (Heresie), which I don’t even think is their best work.
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    https://e.snmc.io/i/300/s/a0bcfe923d5557a0a302e20c...

    https://e.snmc.io/i/300/s/a0bcfe923d5557a0a302e20ce0dbd70a/7345045
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    I’d describe his vocals on “Oh Well” as “just...

    I’d describe his vocals on “Oh Well” as “just OK.” It’s a decent version, but it could have been much better with a stronger vocalist.
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    All I’ve heard are the three Electric albums...

    All I’ve heard are the three Electric albums (Visionary / Perilous Journey / Fear of the Dark) and all are excellent choices if you’re a Mike Oldfield fan. PJ is my favorite of the three. I have to...
  58. I don’t know a lot, but apparently he was a...

    I don’t know a lot, but apparently he was a fixture playing his home-made instruments live around SoCal for many years. Never heard The Enlightening Beam of Axonda, but with a title like that, how...
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    I bought this one and Wake Up (their first) all...

    I bought this one and Wake Up (their first) all at once when I saw them going for cheap. I could not get into them, their sound was very typical early 70s German rock, but I don’t think they did...
  60. R.I.P. I only have heard El concierto para ir en...

    R.I.P. I only have heard El concierto para ir en globo but I have to admit, they had a one-of-a-kind sound.
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