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    Speaking of Rick Derringer, he and Edgar Winter's...

    Speaking of Rick Derringer, he and Edgar Winter's White Trash have the most epic version of this song. Winter's vocals are frickin' ferocious:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBpFBYW-nec
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    Not a "new" band at all, but Big Big Train is...

    Not a "new" band at all, but Big Big Train is mid-70s Genesis reincarnated. Fortunately, they are good enough to pull it off...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4JeLGchO7s
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    Norrell/Strange is very reminiscent of Moby Dick...

    Norrell/Strange is very reminiscent of Moby Dick in its mode of storytelling (the asides, citations, footnotes and stories within stories). And I'm sure if Herman Melville was considering writing a...
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    I don't see.... The Beatles - I Am The Walrus...

    I don't see....

    The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
    Captain Beefheart - Zig Zag Wanderer, Electricity
    Country Joe and the Fish - Section 43, Pat's Song
    The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire
    The...
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    Sticky: "There is a cult of ignorance in the United...

    "There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life,...
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    1988: The Pogues - Turkish Song of the Damned...

    1988:

    The Pogues - Turkish Song of the Damned
    Leonard Cohen - Tower of Song
    Tracy Chapman - Mountains O' Things
    The Waterboys - Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?
    Van Morrison & The Chieftains - She...
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    1971 (Good Lord! Too many to mention): Yes -...

    1971 (Good Lord! Too many to mention):

    Yes - Starship Trooper
    Jethro Tull - My God
    Alice Cooper - Halo of Flies
    Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
    Jeff Beck - Situation
    Pink Floyd - One of...
  8. Love It To Death, Killer and School's Out -- an...

    Love It To Death, Killer and School's Out -- an amazing triple play.
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    Mouth of Sauron's Lonely Orcs Club Band.

    Mouth of Sauron's Lonely Orcs Club Band.
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    "Think For Your Elf" "Elanor Gamgee" "When I'm...

    "Think For Your Elf"
    "Elanor Gamgee"
    "When I'm Eleventy-four"
    "I'm Fixing a Hobbit Hole"
    "Pelennor Fields Forever"
    "The Continuing Story of Bombadil Bill"
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    1978, the year I graduated high school: Warren...

    1978, the year I graduated high school:

    Warren Zevon - Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
    Emmylou Harris - Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight
    Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush - Talkin' 'Bout A...
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    1976...Sweet 16! Bob Dylan - Hurricane...

    1976...Sweet 16!

    Bob Dylan - Hurricane
    Genesis - Dance on a Volcano
    Jethro Tull - Salamander
    Rainbow - A Light In The Black
    Rory Gallagher - Country Mile

    Majestic Dance - Return to Forever,...
  13. Thanks you very much CC. I have so many projects...

    Thanks you very much CC. I have so many projects (and the actual career that pays the bills) that unfortunately the blog has suffered from neglect. I might get around to posting some more articles...
  14. Splendid!

    Splendid!
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    My favorite of all time was one I had in high...

    My favorite of all time was one I had in high school in the 70s (and long gone to the graveyard of discarded apparel). On the front of the shirt, it had the silhouette of Ian Anderson on one leg from...
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    1975 was a good year for a 15 year-old, I...

    1975 was a good year for a 15 year-old, I remember listening to:

    Led Zeppelin - Trampled Under Foot
    Jeff Beck - Freeway Jam
    Neil Young - Cortez the Killer
    Jethro Tull - Baker St. Muse
    Pink...
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    Might as well stick to the 1973 theme. I was...

    Might as well stick to the 1973 theme. I was thirteen, and this would be what I was listening to:

    Alice Cooper - Generation Landslide
    Pink Floyd - Time
    Jethro Tull - Passion Play, Act III, The...
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    Theme from A Summer Place by Percy Faith and His...

    Theme from A Summer Place by Percy Faith and His Orchestra. Which is hilarious only because the song appears in Animal House.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSsiS-v6_6M
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    You would think he would realize that there are...

    You would think he would realize that there are already 300 pound black men ready to crush him on every play.
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    I would probably delete "John I'm Only Dancing"...

    I would probably delete "John I'm Only Dancing" (which I never really cared for) and replace it with "Suffragette City". The same with swapping "Fame" with "Young Americans". "Lady Grinning Soul" and...
  21. That makes sense because Tull came back around to...

    That makes sense because Tull came back around to the Detroit area at Pine Knob, an outdoor venue, on 6-15-88. Blossom Center was 6-13-88. I'm using a Tull site for look-ups:...
  22. I looked it up. For me, it was different because...

    I looked it up. For me, it was different because I saw them at Cobo Hall in Detroit, and that was the last show I saw at that defunct venue. So it was 11-27-87. The tour continued in the U.S. on the...
  23. Yes, that would be about right, because I...

    Yes, that would be about right, because I remember afterward buying Fairport's latest live CD "In Real Time", which incidentally is an excellent release...

    ...
  24. I remember seeing Fairport as opening act to Tull...

    I remember seeing Fairport as opening act to Tull in the 80s. Splendid show. Pegg played bass for both bands' sets -- never left the stage.
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    "Stop Making Sense", "Don't Look Back", "Tommy",...

    "Stop Making Sense", "Don't Look Back", "Tommy", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars", "The Song Remains the Same" and "Heavy Metal".
  26. David Gilmour won exclusive name rights to "Pink...

    David Gilmour won exclusive name rights to "Pink Floyd" in court, which of course would include pinkfloyd.com. Big money in the name alone, aside from individual song royalties which still get split...
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    Never been to the State in Kazoo. I remember...

    Never been to the State in Kazoo. I remember seeing Eric Clapton at Wing's stadium in the early 80s with Albert Lee as his rhythm guitarist. I remember thinking only Clapton could have someone like...
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    I remember "Tomorrow Never Knows" being played on...

    I remember "Tomorrow Never Knows" being played on the Beatles' cartoon show. Rather hilarious that my mom let me as a 7 year old listen to such subversive stuff. It starts at 3:24....
    ...
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    Saw the Black and Blue tour at Joe Louis Arena...

    Saw the Black and Blue tour at Joe Louis Arena with Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult in 1980. I'm not sure RJD even needed a mic the way he projected.
  30. Take a cha-cha-chance.

    Take a cha-cha-chance.
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    RIP Fred Willard

    Fred Willard died today, he was 86. Just a very, very funny man who stole nearly every scene he was ever in...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GaJPgI3jh4
  32. I could probably pick a baker's dozen more...

    I could probably pick a baker's dozen more obscure:

    To Be Sad Is a Mad Way to Be
    Critique Oblique
    Sailor
    Paradise Steakhouse
    Good Godmother
    Summerday Sands
    Salamander's Rag Time
    Old Aces...
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    How unfortunate for you. And might I say...

    How unfortunate for you. And might I say seemingly odd you would rate it so low. Brilliant album.
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    Star Rider - Foreigner

    Star Rider - Foreigner
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    It was my favorite Sabbath album. Unfortunately,...

    It was my favorite Sabbath album. Unfortunately, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath was released the following year.
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    I have numerous 45s from the era.

    I have numerous 45s from the era.
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    It happens quite often, and not just stars of the...

    It happens quite often, and not just stars of the 50s. I remember in the early 80s going to a $5 keg party at a VFW hall in River Rouge, MI and who was playing? The Great Fatsby Leslie West. It was...
  38. They can call it....Los Endos. But given the...

    They can call it....Los Endos. But given the distant improbability of Gabriel, Phillips and Hackett ever playing with their bandmates from Genesis again, it might as well be called Apocalypse in 9/8.
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    [QUOTE=Onslow;975091] Is it available for...

    Is it available for purchase? I listened to some YouTube excerpts and it sounded absolutely horrible. So yeah, I'll take the rush job when they were actually still relevant, rather than a 2001...
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    Was so looking forward to them coming to the...

    Was so looking forward to them coming to the Detroit area in June, but alas it was not meant to be.
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    Some more I just dug up: Live in Concert With...

    Some more I just dug up:

    Live in Concert With Edmonton Symphony Orchestra - Procol Harum: simply the best version of "Conquistador" ever.
    Concert for Bangladesh -- George Harrison & Friends: I...
  42. Thread: ZZ Top

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    Love "Backdoor Medley" from Fandago. Loud, rude...

    Love "Backdoor Medley" from Fandago. Loud, rude and spastic.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZk39ifLTlQ
  43. Yeah, well...it seems the whole country has gone...

    Yeah, well...it seems the whole country has gone stark raving mad. Here in Michigan we have protesters in the Capitol carrying AR-15s and waving Confederate flags. What either of those items have to...
  44. I was thinking about the flood of...

    I was thinking about the flood of coronavirus-linked advertisement on TV, most of it disgustingly, oozingly, dramatically insincere. And, as I am naturally snarky, I tried to think up the worst...
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    Here's a fabulous 11 minute version of "A New Day...

    Here's a fabulous 11 minute version of "A New Day Yesterday" from the '72 Thick as a Brick Tour:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPbc5hCNKSs&feature=emb_title
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    I don't know if it was intentional but there was...

    I don't know if it was intentional but there was certainly a Peter Green vibe going on in the delivery early on in the song.
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    A song quite apt for our current quarantine.... ...

    A song quite apt for our current quarantine....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH5qJNl8qDM
  48. Yeah, that capo on the 2nd fret was disconcerting.

    Yeah, that capo on the 2nd fret was disconcerting.
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    Probably the best draft for the Lions since 2013....

    Probably the best draft for the Lions since 2013. Quinn actually didn't overthink things and went BPA for most of the draft. Anytime you can get the best CB in the draft in Okudah, and De'Andre Swift...
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    The Moody Blues - Have You Heard (Pt. 1)/The...

    The Moody Blues - Have You Heard (Pt. 1)/The Voyage/Have You Heard (Pt. 2)
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    My worry is...Bob Effing Quinn. The smartest man...

    My worry is...Bob Effing Quinn. The smartest man in the room, who comes from the Patriots but goes in a bizarro anti-Belichick direction, has made some of the most logic-defying, fan-deflating,...
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    Sticky: Interesting that the gentleman from Texas (and I...

    Interesting that the gentleman from Texas (and I use that descriptor with the utmost venomous snark) is only concerned with his grandchildren's bank accounts and not the least concerned that his...
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    Aside from the ones already mentioned: Thick...

    Aside from the ones already mentioned:

    Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull: incredibly inventive and snarky, including a several page foldout of a newspaper, in this case the mythical St. Cleve...
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    Fast-forward to 3:58 on this track. Anyone who...

    Fast-forward to 3:58 on this track. Anyone who can lay down this bass line can do just about anything on that instrument:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLCrTMHZVmE
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flz5lL9V2Bk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flz5lL9V2Bk
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    Been catching up on John Prine. Just a splendid,...

    Been catching up on John Prine. Just a splendid, thoughtful and funny songwriter.
  57. My interest and love for Pink Floyd and Tull...

    My interest and love for Pink Floyd and Tull hasn't changed, particularly since Tull's Steven Wilson remasters have been coming out every year or so and are really brilliant with the additional...
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    Yes, the drums are annoying to the point of...

    Yes, the drums are annoying to the point of distraction. Fairly ruins what might otherwise be a decent cover.
  59. Richard Thompson, Roy Harper.

    Richard Thompson, Roy Harper.
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    Sagan may not have said "Billions and billions of...

    Sagan may not have said "Billions and billions of stars", but he did say "ten billion, billion, billion atoms"...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXQ_7QUyb20&feature=related

    And. William....
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