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  1. Never seen Minnemann, and Harrison would be...

    Never seen Minnemann, and Harrison would be included in 'all Krimson drummers that followed' Bruford.
  2. I've never had the chance to see Magma.

    I've never had the chance to see Magma.
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    Hunh -- my only seasonal "must-watch" is...

    Hunh -- my only seasonal "must-watch" is Nightmare Before Christmas. There are a lot of horror movies I love, but none I want to watch every year.
  4. Sticky: ^^ +1 :horns

    ^^ +1 :horns
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    The Essential Robert Bloch, a collection of...

    The Essential Robert Bloch, a collection of stories that I got cheap on Kindle because, I suspect, they were out of copyright...
  6. Two points about the Royal Albert Hall version...

    Two points about the Royal Albert Hall version (aside from the very satisfying ending):

    1. It's just got much better sound, largely a matter of the equipment being used, so I can hear better what...
  7. Yep, that's damn fine, up there with what I saw a...

    Yep, that's damn fine, up there with what I saw a few years ago in LA.
  8. Visually and aurally stunning but ... isn't it...

    Visually and aurally stunning but ... isn't it just a bit slowed-down?
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    Since there are some serious knuckleheads on this...

    Since there are some serious knuckleheads on this thread, I suppose it's time I gave the sekrit link to the Shemp Meditation Tape.
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    "No one in this world, so far as I know ... has...

    "No one in this world, so far as I know ... has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people."
    -- H.L. Mencken

    This is especially true in USA where...
  11. I remember hearing "Dialogue I/II" on the...

    I remember hearing "Dialogue I/II" on the transistor radio we had at Scout Camp, in between Melanie Safka's "Brand New Key", Donna Fargo's "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA". Looking Glass's "Brandy...
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    Heh. Two of my top ten drummers. Maybe top five.

    Heh. Two of my top ten drummers. Maybe top five.
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    Just started listening to Interstellar Space....

    Just started listening to Interstellar Space. Wow, what an amazing opening...
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    H'mmm... I'm beginning to get a vibe of Basil...

    H'mmm... I'm beginning to get a vibe of Basil Wolverton X Rich Corben, if you see what I mean. I like it.
  15. Keith Emerson and Oscar Peterson?!?!

    How come I never heard of this before?

    Oscar Peterson had a tv show for a while in the mid-70s, and one fine night he had Keith Emerson on it. Emerson played the as yet unnamed "Barrelhouse...
  16. No -- I believe he's talking about Phil's son,...

    No -- I believe he's talking about Phil's son, who's taking the drumstool on this outing.
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    I listened carefully and the only high-pitched...

    I listened carefully and the only high-pitched "noises" I heard in the left channel were cymbals and some of Coltrane's higher notes...
  18. My condolences, Lorne. May he and you find peace.

    My condolences, Lorne. May he and you find peace.
  19. If a rooster lays an egg anywhere and it hatches,...

    If a rooster lays an egg anywhere and it hatches, the result is a cockatrice.

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  20. Ah. Thank you. I haven't played that one in ......

    Ah. Thank you. I haven't played that one in ... well, since I started listening almost exclusively to CDs. Now I'll have to fire up the turntable to hear what we're talking about...
  21. ^^ Ah. haven't played that one in ... well, since...

    ^^ Ah. haven't played that one in ... well, since I started listening almost exclusively to CDs. Now I'll have to fire up the turntable to here what we're talking about...
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    They're making a movie of Paper Girls? COOL!

    They're making a movie of Paper Girls?

    COOL!
  23. Nice review, lovely setlist -- but what's...

    Nice review, lovely setlist -- but what's "Slogans"?
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    Indeed. Yesterday I listened to the Nashville...

    Indeed. Yesterday I listened to the Nashville Sessions rekkid by Chicago, a collection of remakes off albums from CTA up through Hot Streets (bleaurgh). The first track is "25 or 6 to 5" in which...
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    I quite like VI. Some call it a...

    I quite like VI. Some call it a "singer-songwriter album", which I don't get at all. It is admittedly more intimate in feel than what went before or after (at least as far as Hot Streets), but there...
  26. That is true of this album, and to a certain...

    That is true of this album, and to a certain extent the second. But on III, with things like "Mother" and the "Elegy" suite, they showed that they could jam with the best of them.
  27. This is an extraordinary document of a young,...

    This is an extraordinary document of a young, hungry band, who already had huge writing and playing skills, and were going to get a whole lot better. The only track on it that I don't like today used...
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    Color out of Space, 2019. Based...

    Color out of Space, 2019.

    Based somewhat-loosely on H.P. Lovecraft's "The Colour Out Of Space", this is the first feature film Richard Stanley has directed since the film of Marillion's Brave...
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    I stuck through the Kath era and gave Hot Streets...

    I stuck through the Kath era and gave Hot Streets a fair shot. It didn't shoot back, so I dumped it.
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    Ah. Since I have never heard of Ides of March...

    Ah. Since I have never heard of Ides of March before, I would not have known that. Thanks for the clue-by-four :)
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    That's my problem. It simply isn't Tolkien. The...

    That's my problem. It simply isn't Tolkien. The LotR films took some dreadful liberties, but The Hobbit not only had some ridiculous additions to make it what MGM wanted, it simply lost the spirit of...
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    No. It's a reference to the '50s TV version of...

    No. It's a reference to the '50s TV version of The Adventures of Superman, where that is one of two tag lines frequently used by Perry White (played by John Hamilton).

    The other tag line was in...
  34. If we're discussing ELP supporting acts... On...

    If we're discussing ELP supporting acts...

    On August 6, 1977, I thoroughly enjoyed EL&P on their first Works tour (but after the firing of the orchestra).

    The opening act was Journey, who...
  35. I agree with you: I have Welcome 2 My Nightmare...

    I agree with you: I have Welcome 2 My Nightmare and have played it a good many times. (The opening number may be the best use of autotune I have ever heard.) I still have my vinyl of ...Goes to Hell,...
  36. It says the concerts are important, not...

    It says the concerts are important, not necessarily good...

    Initial reaction to this box set: Yawn. I have all the live EL&P I need. (Though a live version of "Love Beach" might get me on board ....
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    The Hobbit is a kids' book at heart; it began as...

    The Hobbit is a kids' book at heart; it began as stories Tolkien told his children at bedtime. He did a lot of this. Two of his postmortem book, Mr Bliss and Roverandom both grew from tales told to...
  38. These guys weren't as technically brilliant as...

    These guys weren't as technically brilliant as Zappa & Co., but they have a lot of the same anarchic spirit combined with surprisingly tight arrangements... They may have influenced the Mothers;...
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    For a couple of years in the mid '70s, this was...

    For a couple of years in the mid '70s, this was my favorite Chicago album. (VII eventually came out and topped it...guess I really liked Chicago's instrumental numbers...)

    This one has the same...
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    I think you're being far too kind to them. They...

    I think you're being far too kind to them. They are abominations.
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    I'll give you an example of how Moore's mind...

    I'll give you an example of how Moore's mind works by giving the basic gist (no real spoilers) of The Stupidest Angel.

    In this heartwarming Christmas story, a little boy is sad because the local...
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    +1 on Moore. My favorites are Lamb: The Gospel...

    +1 on Moore. My favorites are Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal; Practical Demonkeeping; and The Stupidest Angel. Absolutely fabulous silliness, almost to Pratchett and...
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    May I recommend Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar? It's...

    May I recommend Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar? It's an album consisting of, well, live guitar solos, and is available from A-zon for fifteen bucks, a bargain for a double CD.

    Or, if you want full...
  44. I actually quite like this album... This was the...

    I actually quite like this album... This was the second with the inimitable Steve Hunter and the inevitable Dick Wagner (RIP) -- and also TLev, who played on Welcome to My Nightmare) as well. Like...
  45. Feel free, just spell my name right :)

    Feel free, just spell my name right :)
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    That Tom Snyder interview is awesome. I love...

    That Tom Snyder interview is awesome. I love everything about KISS except their music. (Well, with a few exceptions...)
  47. ^^:up

    ^^:up
  48. Unquestionably. You can hear this with crystal...

    Unquestionably. You can hear this with crystal clarity in albums like Vincebus Eruptum and, ahhh, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
  49. As far as I'm concerned, a studio album is a...

    As far as I'm concerned, a studio album is a blueprint and a concert is the house. (A live album is something else entirely -- like a VR walk through the house, maybe.) Some bands "play the record."...
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    Yes, I read the whole trilogy and very much...

    Yes, I read the whole trilogy and very much enjoyed it.

    I won't be reading anything else by Cixin Liu, though, unless he recants his support for the CCP's treatment of the Uighurs
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    Now on the new volume of Tolkien's papers, The...

    Now on the new volume of Tolkien's papers, The Nature of Middle-earth. It's basically notes and essays JRRT wrote to himself trying to rationalize things like timelines, the nature of time, the...
  52. Ah yass. I enjoyed that movie immensely. Here's...

    Ah yass. I enjoyed that movie immensely. Here's their analog to the Kingston/Chad Mitchell trios.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JhLuVu-Cho
  53. My wife had a roommate in college who put Helen...

    My wife had a roommate in college who put Helen Reddy's single "Angie Baby" on her rekkid player rigged somehow so that it would get to the end and repeat...and repeat...and repeat. I suspect that...
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    You are of course correct that SF has more to do...

    You are of course correct that SF has more to do with the world that is the case than fantasy. But fantasy is much better for some things -- for example, considering complex ethical and...
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    Science Fiction and Fantasy are both instances of...

    Science Fiction and Fantasy are both instances of "speculative" or "non-mimetic" fiction: that is, they both explicitly take place in a world that is not the world-that-is-the-case for us, here, now....
  56. Is it just me or does that Czar song provide...

    Is it just me or does that Czar song provide something of a missing link between Moodies + (early) Pink Floyd and Queen? I seem to hear roots of pomp-rock here. (Also the roots of the kind of...
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    Dave is correct. Lyn Diefenbach does these...

    Dave is correct. Lyn Diefenbach does these incredible things in pastel. Here's a very different one:

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  58. Progressive rock did not emerge Athene-like from...

    Progressive rock did not emerge Athene-like from the brow of Psychedelic rock; nor from any one artist. It's a case of "it'll steam engine when it comes steam engine time".
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    Ah, memories! There's a prehistoric monster...

    Ah, memories!

    There's a prehistoric monster
    who came from outer space
    created by the Martians to destroy the human race!
    The FBI is helpless,
    it's twenty stories tall!
    What shall we do, who...
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    Nope.

    Nope.
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