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    I must follow that up. Thanks.

    I must follow that up. Thanks.
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    Interesting doc, which cleared up a query I had...

    Interesting doc, which cleared up a query I had always had about Creedence: they were a Bay area band but where were they during the Summer of Love? John Fogerty, it turned out, was in the army.
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    Harry was a co-pilot in Apache attack helicopters...

    Harry was a co-pilot in Apache attack helicopters in Afghanistan. Harry's uncle, Andrew, brother of the new king, fought in the Falklands in the early 1980s. In a BBC interview over his links to...
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    Which, for me, is why the VDGG Charisma Years...

    Which, for me, is why the VDGG Charisma Years boxset is so good. It has excellent remastering and then some excellent remixes. It took quite a few listens to be able to tell which "new sound" was a...
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    Good question. I usually buy remasters of CD...

    Good question. I usually buy remasters of CD albums that I am very familiar with and so tend just to listen* and the differences are obvious (if the remaster is any good). The same with remixes. I...
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    Me too. Still getting a huge amount of pleasure...

    Me too. Still getting a huge amount of pleasure from the boxset, and the remixed albums are invariably my first choice when I listen these days.
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    Sad news. One of my favourite tracks he drums on...

    Sad news. One of my favourite tracks he drums on is Jaipur, on Amancio d'Silva's Integration.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSsh5EaLuHY
  8. ^^^ But we are spared Buddy Miles' singing and...

    ^^^ But we are spared Buddy Miles' singing and whooping!
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    Five seasons? Half an hour was enough for me last...

    Five seasons? Half an hour was enough for me last night. I loved the original three films by Jackson, but thought The Hobbit should never have been more than two hours long. Where can this current...
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    ‘Bathed in Lightning: John McLaughlin, the ’60s...

    ‘Bathed in Lightning: John McLaughlin, the ’60s and the Emerald Beyond’ by Colin Harper is available again, but in limited numbers (only 80 copies). Harper writes really well and apparently this is a...
  11. Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth –...

    Not wanting to look a gift horse in the mouth – every live Gong release is welcome – there is one thing missing from the Longlaville recording (IMO). And that is Pierre Moerlen. I bang on about him...
  12. Thanks. That is excellent news and just what I...

    Thanks. That is excellent news and just what I was hoping to read. I will start saving now :)
  13. I was listening to the brilliant Roanne concert...

    I was listening to the brilliant Roanne concert today (on the Love From... boxset) and wondered if there was any news on the huge boxset from Madfish planned for next year. I am not on Facebook and...
  14. With a combined age of 220 years I doubt if...

    With a combined age of 220 years I doubt if Evans, Banton and Hammill qualify as lads ;)
  15. Thanks. That makes sense and also helps explain...

    Thanks. That makes sense and also helps explain why albums by often-obscure western artists are on sale in Japan but not here - the niche market is not necessarily bigger, it is just more lucrative...
  16. What is it about the Japanese music market that...

    What is it about the Japanese music market that album buyers there often get offered more than their EU/US counterparts? I very much doubt that there are more VDGG fans in Japan than in a combined...
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    50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain - Ten Years After

    50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain - Ten Years After
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    Regrets, Iíve had a few. Problem albums

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/aug/11/better-late-than-never-how-brian-eno-and-david-byrne-finally-laid-a-musical-ghost-to-rest

    I was going to add this link to a Brian Eno thread but then...
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    Thanks for the information. It looks like this...

    Thanks for the information. It looks like this will be a short one as there is only one vinyl disc being offered (and a single CD). The previous two albums in the series (Stuttgart and Brighton) were...
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    Interestingly, Ridley Scott's first film (1977)...

    Interestingly, Ridley Scott's first film (1977) was called The Duellists, with Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine. It is based on a Joseph Conrad short story and is very good
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    Sad news. Thompson created and contributed to...

    Sad news. Thompson created and contributed to some fine British jazz, often alongside her husband Jon Hiseman, Colosseum's drummer. Many of her recordings for the BBC, starting in 1969 and continuing...
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    The crucial bit is that the congestion charge is...

    The crucial bit is that the congestion charge is £15 for entry into inner London, regardless of how long you are there for. It is in operation from 7am to 6pm.
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    I used to connect with a song’s lyrics if it put...

    I used to connect with a song’s lyrics if it put into words some belief, idea and emotion I held at the time. Sometimes I would align quite closely with some lyricist or another and then that...
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    Futilist's Lament - High Tide

    Futilist's Lament - High Tide
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    Biography of Chris Blackwell

    This looks like an interesting read. Island was a key label in my earlier years, alongside Virgin.

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    Sorry, I missed your question. Apparently it is...

    Sorry, I missed your question. Apparently it is available in Canada on Disney and in the US on Hulu.
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    I am two episodes into Danny Boyle’s six-part...

    I am two episodes into Danny Boyle’s six-part series on the Sex Pistols (‘Pistol’, on Disney) and am enjoying it. The drama (not a documentary) has been described as a punk pantomime, which is a very...
  28. Here's an obit from The Guardian ...

    Here's an obit from The Guardian


    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jun/03/dave-smith-synth-genius-pop-madonna-radiohead
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    Thanks for the Facebook link. Within it was a...

    Thanks for the Facebook link. Within it was a link to The Quietus, which was posted earlier in this thread. One of the video clips in The Quietus article was this one, with Yamash'ta playing his...
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    From what I have heard on various recordings they...

    From what I have heard on various recordings they were not – apart from their amazing version of I’m Going Home at Woodstock – a particularly exciting band live. Perhaps the best post-Woodstock...
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    I came across an interesting Yamash’ta recording...

    I came across an interesting Yamash’ta recording recently. The CD, Zen Hoyo, is a live recording made in 2008 of a ‘monastic service of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism’. It has lots of bells, flutes,...
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    Good review. It almost tempted me into buying the...

    Good review. It almost tempted me into buying the boxset, but I already have five of the albums on the 'Chrysalis Years' package so I will probably pass. The last CD and the remastering could make me...
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    My copy of Kudu Bisa Kudu by Balungan arrived...

    My copy of Kudu Bisa Kudu by Balungan arrived today and it is great, a perfect, hypnotic blend of Indonesian and French musicians.
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    Admit to nothing. Just say you're humbled - ŗ la...

    Admit to nothing. Just say you're humbled - ŗ la Boris Johnson - and you should get away with it :D
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    I agree. And this is one of the reasons why...

    I agree. And this is one of the reasons why streaming services are so successful
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    The Wire turns 40

    A great magazine. I can't say I have always bought it, but, as Joni Mitchell observed, I would miss it were it gone.

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    This is my favourite piece of dialogue from the...

    This is my favourite piece of dialogue from the original Spinal Tap. Not sure about a remake. It could be brilliant or a complete disaster.

    Marty DiBergi: Your first drummer was…
    David St....
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    I think it is the full Redux box, which comes...

    I think it is the full Redux box, which comes with 17 CDs, one DVD and three booklets. What it does not have is the extra disc that RER provided with the Redux box if you bought it from them - called...
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    ^^^ Welcome back. Haven't seen you for ages

    ^^^ Welcome back. Haven't seen you for ages
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    A list of your acid folk favourites would be...

    A list of your acid folk favourites would be interesting
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    ^^^ Sunrise From West Sea was released on CD just...

    ^^^ Sunrise From West Sea was released on CD just a month or two ago on the We Want Sounds label and is available in the US from Wayside.

    El Cimarron is, essentially, an operatic piece with just...
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    That Nucleus boxset was indeed a nuisance (I have...

    That Nucleus boxset was indeed a nuisance (I have since bought again all the albums on BGO twofers), but the booklet was decent. I suspect the Nucleus albums were packaged that way because there were...
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    I have all the Cherry Red releases already and so...

    I have all the Cherry Red releases already and so won’t be getting the box as there do not seem to be any bonus tracks. So much of Yamash’ta music does not appear on CD, which is a shame. I assume...
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    I cannot agree that there are 12. There are, in...

    I cannot agree that there are 12. There are, in fact, 13
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    I have been listening to Zappa's 32-minute track...

    I have been listening to Zappa's 32-minute track The String Quartet For Uncle Meat on "Transmission Impossible" (which has the live bootleg album Bacon Fat on it). The String Quartet for Uncle Meat,...
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    ^^^ Good story. For me, Exile was the summit for...

    ^^^ Good story. For me, Exile was the summit for the Rolling Stones and was never bettered. It showed them at their rebel best, before they slipped (IMO!) into a pastiche of themselves as rock ’n’...
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    Totally agree! I am still enjoying it very much....

    Totally agree! I am still enjoying it very much. It seems far looser than either “You Are Here … I Am There” and “Dedicated To You, But You Weren’t Listening” but is just as good. The two versions of...
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    :up

    :up
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    The New Jazz Orchestra’s hard to find album...

    The New Jazz Orchestra’s hard to find album “Western Union London 1965” is now available on vinyl via Bandcamp and a Portuguese outlet called Mad About Records.

    Also on Bandcamp, British...
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    Mindphaser is picked here too ...

    Mindphaser is picked here too


    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/apr/28/drumming-drones-and-drifting-bliss-10-of-klaus-schulzes-greatest-recordings
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    Is there anything this newspaper won't cover? ...

    Is there anything this newspaper won't cover?


    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/apr/25/cynthia-plaster-caster-the-artist-whose-rock-star-penis-sculptures-asked-big-questions-about-manhood
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    Some impressive stages photographed here ...

    Some impressive stages photographed here


    https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2022/apr/25/tart-me-up-the-rolling-stones-fantastical-stage-designs-in-pictures
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    I was doing my periodic scroll through Ultima...

    I was doing my periodic scroll through Ultima Thule, an excellent Leicester-based seller of unusual music, and saw this crowd-funding request for a new encyclopaedia on Italian progressive music. The...
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    I've just looked and it no longer seems to be...

    I've just looked and it no longer seems to be listed on Amazon UK, except for a download at £26.99. Rough Trade has it listed at £125
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    Good advice. Western Culture is not my favourite...

    Good advice. Western Culture is not my favourite either but the way I got into earlier Henry Cow (specifically In Praise of Learning) was to listen to Cutler's superb drumming and expand from there -...
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    When I first came to this site a thread would...

    When I first came to this site a thread would last for about five posts before veering wildly off topic. Nowadays everyone seems far more disciplined and threads generally stay on course. I just...
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    Thank goodness he didn't sing ...

    Thank goodness he didn't sing


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_txpe6Ie2Nk
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    Slipping over into progressive jazz, there is...

    Slipping over into progressive jazz, there is Neil Ardley's magnificent version of The Dong With A Luminous Nose, spoken by Ivor Cutler


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqmpHPiMiDE
  60. Me too. It's still there

    Me too. It's still there
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