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  1. It would be hard to beat this thread for an...

    It would be hard to beat this thread for an example of where a throwaway remark by one member, followed by a light-hearted response from another, managed to blow up into World War 3.

    People need...
  2. Indeed. Right at this very moment I am listening...

    Indeed. Right at this very moment I am listening to A Day In the Life, played on the radio as part of a tribute to George Martin. When Sgt Pepper came out, I thought it was quite good, but did not...
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    Ah, I see. In the manner of "Oklahoma!".

    Ah, I see. In the manner of "Oklahoma!".
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    Surely this thread does not merit an exclamation...

    Surely this thread does not merit an exclamation mark in the subject heading. This is news?
    It's all he does. I didn't like David Gilmour's last album much, but at least he is creating NEW music and...
  5. Well, I was not the one who introduced LS to this...

    Well, I was not the one who introduced LS to this thread, but since someone did, I felt entitled to say they are not my bag.
  6. My first thoughts on seeing a cover like that...

    My first thoughts on seeing a cover like that Trapeze album would be "OK, this artist/band needed a gimmick to get schoolboys to buy it". It MIGHT be absolutely brilliant music - but somehow I...
  7. Thanks, but I'll just take the beverage. :)

    Thanks, but I'll just take the beverage. :)
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    At one point i1977 I think) there were FIVE songs...

    At one point i1977 I think) there were FIVE songs in our top 10 that were either sung or written by The Bee Gees.
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    According to Kickstarter:

    According to Kickstarter:
  10. Little Jimmy Osmon was worse.

    Little Jimmy Osmon was worse.
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    That's a bit presumptuous. In my case I...

    That's a bit presumptuous. In my case I apprecuiate them more now than I did at the time; I liked some of their songs but was not really into them the way I was with the songson my list.
  12. Blue Hotel - Chris Izaak

    Blue Hotel - Chris Izaak
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    ^^ "Hot button issue" is right. As I said, it's...

    ^^ "Hot button issue" is right. As I said, it's only music.
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    As you say, I guess we have different...

    As you say, I guess we have different perspectives.

    Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill.
  15. Looks like SS is still at it...:roll

    Looks like SS is still at it...:roll
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    "Deeper Water" by Paul Kelly. No point in...

    "Deeper Water" by Paul Kelly.

    No point in posting a portion, it requires the whole thing:



    The whole of human experience is here: birth, youth, sex, love, death. Magnificent.
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    I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you, though...

    I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you, though I do think you are extrapolating your own theories into fact. " In order not to have Joni Mitchell and other American Art Rock stars in that former...
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    Hmmm. Bob Lind - Elusive Butterfly Richard...

    Hmmm.

    Bob Lind - Elusive Butterfly
    Richard Harris - MacArthur Park
    Yes - Your Move
    Elton John - Your Song (he has done better songs, but this was the one that got me hooked)
    Genesis - Supper's...
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    Have you heard it? I say it's bizarre because,...

    Have you heard it? I say it's bizarre because, although the main melody line from the verse is there, there is so much extra added in that it's barely recognisable as the same song as sung by Judy...
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    Just watched/listened to episode 4. (I am...

    Just watched/listened to episode 4. (I am intentionally spacing it out to perhaps one per fortnight to let each one sink in.)

    In this episode he talks a lot about Wagner. It's really quite sad....
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    His version of Amazing Grace ("Estupenda Graca")...

    His version of Amazing Grace ("Estupenda Graca") on the Wichita album is bizarre, to say the least.
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    ^^ Well, I still think "motherfucker" is way too...

    ^^ Well, I still think "motherfucker" is way too strong a word to put on someone, just because you disagree with the way they categorise a piece of music. You say you "don't care that much", so I'm...
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    That's a bit strong. Surely Eno was ambient AND...

    That's a bit strong. Surely Eno was ambient AND progressive AND electronic. Does it matter that much where they filed him?
  24. Since the total amount of music keeps increasing...

    Since the total amount of music keeps increasing with time, both these statements are true for me.
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    I think what happens is, the first few people to...

    I think what happens is, the first few people to read the thread read the first post and take the thread title in context. By the time the thread gets to 2 or more pages, many people don't bother...
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    Expect to be slapped down by SS. :D I...

    Expect to be slapped down by SS. :D

    I understand the difference between prog and art rock in much the same way you do. However, I have come to realise that there are differences from country to...
  27. Macarthur Park was, IMHO, the best single of 1968.

    Macarthur Park was, IMHO, the best single of 1968.
  28. I think if anything over the years my tastes have...

    I think if anything over the years my tastes have become "rockier", though have never liked heavy metal or any of its various sub-genres.

    I think in my teenage years my tastes were shaped by two...
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    Only suspended? You were luckie.

    Only suspended? You were luckie.
  30. This seems an excellent first draft of a...

    This seems an excellent first draft of a definition of "muso rock"!
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    Some interesting choices among the albums...

    Some interesting choices among the albums displayed behind her, which I presume are albums that she owns. The Beatles are not so surprising, perhaps - but The Knack?
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    I have the first two albums, and I think the...

    I have the first two albums, and I think the second, The Soul of All Natural Things, is possibly even better than the first.

    Apparently there were serious problems with the original production...
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    Oh my goodness. :( I think if you mentioned...

    Oh my goodness. :(

    I think if you mentioned his name to most Australians, the Sebastian Hardie association would not be the first thing they think of. He had a few solo chart successes, but most...
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    Debussy - La Mer Procol Harum - A Salty Dog...

    Debussy - La Mer

    Procol Harum - A Salty Dog
    David Bedford - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    Waterboys - This Is the Sea
    David Gilmour - On an Island
    Not Drowning, Waving - Another Pond
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    I detect a slight nautical theme.

    I detect a slight nautical theme.
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    I never saw either artist perform, of course, but...

    I never saw either artist perform, of course, but somehow I would expect Chapin to be the better experience live.

    I recall long ago hearing a live rendition of "I Wanna Learn a Love Song", in...
  37. I think if I want to read any more news about...

    I think if I want to read any more news about this happening I'l go to the news sites. I don't think joing about this tragic event is appropriate; I can't do anything to stop it happening, but I...
  38. I'm not sure I agree with that. Heh.

    I'm not sure I agree with that.




    Heh.
  39. The ad that preceded it was nice though. Too bad...

    The ad that preceded it was nice though. Too bad about the "song".
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    ^^ I would not have guessed that, even if I had...

    ^^ I would not have guessed that, even if I had been familiar with all the bands, because I thought Enya, who was part of the group at one time, was the sister of Moya.
  41. I've posted a rant before about "lo-fi". A...

    I've posted a rant before about "lo-fi". A particular hate of mine is songs that sound like they are being played back from a cheap cassette recorder on which the tape is starting to occasionally get...
  42. I'm not claiming this as the ultimate low point,...

    I'm not claiming this as the ultimate low point, but if you want an example of something which I consider a godawful song, and which is apparently intended in all seriousness as a pop song rather...
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    The assumption seems to be that just because...

    The assumption seems to be that just because someone CAN sue someone else (perhaps), it follows that they SHOULD.
  44. I don't count recordings like "Disco Duck", which...

    I don't count recordings like "Disco Duck", which are intentionally silly. Any merit they have is in making people laugh rather than making people enjoy music, and that's the way the writer would...
  45. I am very familiar with the term "muso", but not...

    I am very familiar with the term "muso", but not "muso rock".
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    He also played (and contributed some vocals) on...

    He also played (and contributed some vocals) on the album As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays
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    All of them were rip-offs from the Beatles'...

    All of them were rip-offs from the Beatles' self-titled album. All they did was change the colour a bit.
  48. I knew that, as I think did most of us - but...

    I knew that, as I think did most of us - but while I don't call it the greatest song ever written, most of the early versions did at least have that sassy machismo that characterised the era. Ringo,...
  49. That was her. Bananas were her "schtick".

    That was her. Bananas were her "schtick".
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    Desert islands, strangely, always seem to come...

    Desert islands, strangely, always seem to come equipped with some kind of record playing and listening setup, even if they have no other trappings of civilisation. Funny that.
  51. I admit that I haven't played any of the clips...

    I admit that I haven't played any of the clips here and am unlikely to. Life is too short.

    There seems to a a fad lately for "Crap Music Raves" or parties. There was one held last month at a local...
  52. I hadn't heard this term before either, but it...

    I hadn't heard this term before either, but it makes a lot of sense. I can think of a few artists or bands that it applies to, but I would not apply it to Wilson or any of his band projects. I know...
  53. Funny, I thought tackling was a rugby thing. I am...

    Funny, I thought tackling was a rugby thing. I am not an afficionado of soccer, but aren't you supposed to just kick the ball or bounce it off your head, unless you are a goalkeeper, in which case...
  54. Ah, but then you see if you cease touring and...

    Ah, but then you see if you cease touring and recording without making an announcement that it's over, you get criticised for not "biting the bullet". So they can't win either way. For example,...
  55. I find this interesting: Assuming the "guests"...

    I find this interesting:

    Assuming the "guests" are real people, as opposed to search bots or spambots, it would be good to know what led them here if they were not keen enough to actually register...
  56. It's interesting to consider whether reggae...

    It's interesting to consider whether reggae should be called "World music". Techinically, it probably qualifies, but it's become so massively popular in Eurocentric societies that it's probably...
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    I need more information. How many tracks maximum?...

    I need more information. How many tracks maximum? (or how much playing time?) Do you want a program, to be listened to in sequence, or just a selection of what we consider his best?



    Off the...
  58. I prefer Fish's version of "Hot Buttered Sole".

    I prefer Fish's version of "Hot Buttered Sole".
  59. A great deal of angst could be avoided if...

    A great deal of angst could be avoided if everyone remembered the simple maxim "play the ball, not the man." That is, criticism is OK, but should be directed against a person's arguments rather than...
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    Good list. I would add Opeth.

    Good list. I would add Opeth.
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