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    Pulling for Rodrigo y Gabriela for their new...

    Pulling for Rodrigo y Gabriela for their new album Mettavolution with the killer acoustic version of "Echoes", but that's about it.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8iO1kmY8A8

    P.S. They won...
  2. Perhaps these old geezers can do a prog concept...

    Perhaps these old geezers can do a prog concept album about incontinence....

    "And Then There Was Pee"
  3. I still think this is a superb version of Queen....

    I still think this is a superb version of Queen. Kudos to the Quartet.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWyBmuLqx6M
  4. Liked the first four albums. Then stopped...

    Liked the first four albums. Then stopped listening. Oh well.
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    A fond farewell to one of my favorite comedians,...

    A fond farewell to one of my favorite comedians, Terry Jones of Monty Python. From the Spam waitress, to the grossly obese Mr. Creosote, to the mouse organist, to Cardinal Biggles of the Spanish...
  6. Frank Zappa and the Mothers Were at the best...

    Frank Zappa and the Mothers
    Were at the best place around
    But some stupid with a flare gun
    Burned the place to the ground...

    Release date: March 25, 1972
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    I read The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame...

    I read The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame after first hearing The Pipers at the Gates of Dawn. Never read it as a child. Definitely an interesting read while under the influence.
  8. Depends on your reading preferences. As a...

    Depends on your reading preferences. As a lifelong lover of mythology (as opposed to more modern fantasy), I think The Silmarillion is superbly written, and told in a high literature style with a far...
  9. RIP and Namárië, Christopher Tolkien....

    So sad to hear of his passing today at the age of 95. Any fan of Middle-earth will acknowledge a great debt to the executor and zealous guardian of J.R.R. Tolkien's massive literary output. What he...
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    It is equally outrageous that Jethro Tull is not...

    It is equally outrageous that Jethro Tull is not in The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame...
    ...
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    Whitney Houston and Notorious BIG got in. To the...

    Whitney Houston and Notorious BIG got in. To the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll. Nothing says rock like Whitney and Biggie Smalls.

    Meanwhile, congratulations to King Crimson and Jethro...
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    Strictly looking at it from a neophyte just...

    Strictly looking at it from a neophyte just getting into Zappa, I would suggest:

    1. Overnite Sensation/Apostrophe (available on 1 CD, contains many studio/radio greatest hits like Montana, Don't...
  13. Well, there was the Black Sox Scandal. But it's...

    Well, there was the Black Sox Scandal. But it's pretty safe to say none of us was around in 1919.
  14. I remember a few years back being on a freeway in...

    I remember a few years back being on a freeway in suburban Detroit, following an SUV towing a 40-foot Sea-Ray. I guess the tow ball must have snapped off, because all of a sudden the SUV went one...
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    Wait...is this the NFL, or is it Madden?

    Wait...is this the NFL, or is it Madden?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybmxTHcnBG0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybmxTHcnBG0
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    It's the playoffs. Wentz being hurt is a league...

    It's the playoffs. Wentz being hurt is a league requirement. Concussion.
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    Neil hath made a passing bold minstrel of...

    Neil hath made a passing bold minstrel of significant lyrical prowess...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYFefppqEtE
  19. When the title of the song infers the signature...

    When the title of the song infers the signature of the composition, I would suggest that it does. Unless, of course, you'd like to affix a sternly worded proviso full of caveats and prohibitions in...
  20. Considering we are on a site that caters to the...

    Considering we are on a site that caters to the appreciation and understanding of progressive rock, one would think that we are here to go beyond the facile and "immediate thing"; rather, it is to...
  21. "Take Five"...titled so because it is in 5/4. But...

    "Take Five"...titled so because it is in 5/4. But perhaps I'm just Living in the Past.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs
  22. Tull had 23 members and another 17 listed as...

    Tull had 23 members and another 17 listed as "guest musicians" who appeared on various tours.
  23. Wood and plywood sheath bike ramps with wicked...

    Wood and plywood sheath bike ramps with wicked angles erected up the curb next to the driveway. Driving our Schwinn Stingrays at full speed up the ramp and landing on the grass. Once my front wheel...
  24. Thread: Birders

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    I once saw a hawk snag a pigeon in mid-flight....

    I once saw a hawk snag a pigeon in mid-flight. The pigeon took off from the roof of a building, and the hawk just swooped in and grabbed it with its talons. It was amazing to watch.
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    Yes, trite naming convention there. Really...

    Yes, trite naming convention there. Really enjoyed the Covenant series through The Wounded Land (which was like a cold slap in the face), and then Stephen R. Donaldson just got too damn wordy for his...
  26. I remember being fed a bit of Vick's Vaporub when...

    I remember being fed a bit of Vick's Vaporub when I had a bad cold, then there was Mercurochrome for cuts (long since banned in the U.S. for mercury content), whiskey on a cotton ball for a tooth...
  27. Well, tis' the season to trot out Windham Hill's...

    Well, tis' the season to trot out Windham Hill's "A Winter's Solstice" (1986), which is a collection of really superb instrumentals. Here's 12 more (for each day of Christmas, of course), mostly all...
  28. Once Moon died, The Who went with him. I can...

    Once Moon died, The Who went with him. I can honestly say I don't really care for Who albums as a whole after Moon. They should've taken a page from Zeppelin after Bonzo died and stop making albums...
  29. Making car models with regular ol'...

    Making car models with regular ol' over-the-counter model glue (Testor's, Ducco, Revell) turned into a psychedelic experience if you breathed in the fumes too long; in fact "glue-sniffing" became a...
  30. It wasn't just the crazy things we used to do...

    It wasn't just the crazy things we used to do that could kill you. I don't know if any of you ever got a chemistry set for Christmas, but I remember my kit actually contained a vial of mercury. You...
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    Bad progressive rock singers: Leonard Cohen, Bob...

    Bad progressive rock singers: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed (and Nico), Tom Waits, John Lydon, Fred Schneider, Nick Cave, Shane McGowan, Axl Rose, Joey Ramone, Bob Weir...

    I guess I'm not...
  32. ASIA = Former members of prestigious prog bands...

    ASIA = Former members of prestigious prog bands out to make a buck.
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    I saw Arsenic and Old Lace again over the...

    I saw Arsenic and Old Lace again over the weekend. What a brilliant comedy! There are dead people all over the house (mostly in "Panama" down in the basement), but the pace and structure of the film...
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    Twenty, in order of release.... Led Zeppelin -...

    Twenty, in order of release....

    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
    Kick Out The Jams - MC5
    On the Threshold Of A Dream - The Moody Blues
    Stand! - Sly and the Family Stone
    Everybody Knows This Is...
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    The last time I saw a Tull (or Tull-like) concert...

    The last time I saw a Tull (or Tull-like) concert was in 2005, the Ian Anderson plays Orchestral Tull tour. Great concept and great show with the addition of the superb Lucia Micarelli on violin. It...
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    And in other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco...

    And in other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
  37. A CBC TV (Canada) show called "Quest", February,...

    A CBC TV (Canada) show called "Quest", February, 1964.
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    I got to the point where he tried to rhyme...

    I got to the point where he tried to rhyme composure and chauffeur. Vocal excrement.
  39. A great and unexpected ending in a battle of two...

    A great and unexpected ending in a battle of two wizards....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cZqRzHnI8s
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    Perfect song for a day like today in Michigan:...

    Perfect song for a day like today in Michigan: leaves falling and a slight rain...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usL3iL03ldg
  41. I would certainly prefer to listen to AMLOR as...

    I would certainly prefer to listen to AMLOR as opposed to the morose reiteration of The Wall known appropriately as The Final Cut.
  42. Or Ian could release a compilation of his work...

    Or Ian could release a compilation of his work over the past 10 years without even Martin Barre and title it "The Tull Union Scale Sessions"
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    The Spencer Tracy/Ingrid Bergman B&W 1941 Dr....

    The Spencer Tracy/Ingrid Bergman B&W 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a really good psychological thriller. Tracy is more brutal and abusive than March's ape-faced version, with less make up.

    ...
  44. The final 3 song suite on Alice Cooper's Love It...

    The final 3 song suite on Alice Cooper's Love It To Death is always a good All Hallow's Eve spin....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxOuHSMeNR8
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zHZzxJtOKw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zHZzxJtOKw
  46. Repaired. I started out with multiple albums from...

    Repaired. I started out with multiple albums from single bands and had to back fill. D'oh.
  47. In no particular order (and irritated we can only...

    In no particular order (and irritated we can only pick one album per band)...

    The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
    Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
    Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Safe...
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    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has layers too....

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has layers too. It's sort of the dung beetle of halls of fame.
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    I would suggest the wordplay in Jethro Tull's A...

    I would suggest the wordplay in Jethro Tull's A Passion Play is not simply clever (as Ian Anderson lyrics usually are), but the album's composition as a whole is a well researched rendition of the...
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    Roy Harper has a way with words... All along...

    Roy Harper has a way with words...

    All along the ancient wastes the thin reflections spin
    That gather all the times and tides at once we love within
    That build the edges round the shrouds that...
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    I think you have to hand it to Ian Anderson and...

    I think you have to hand it to Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull for the sheer amount of splendid songs that didn't make on actual studio albums from 1969-1979. The first major splurge of such songs ended...
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    I'm the operator With my pocket calculator I'm...

    I'm the operator
    With my pocket calculator
    I'm the operator
    With my pocket calculator

    I am adding
    And subtracting
    I'm controlling
    And composing
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    There are anecdotal accounts that attest to the...

    There are anecdotal accounts that attest to the mind-expanding and creative properties of dropping acid. Evidently, that acuity does not extend to lyricism....

    I've got a bike. You can ride it if...
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    I'm so glad I'm so glad I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm...

    I'm so glad
    I'm so glad
    I'm glad, I'm glad, I'm glad
    Don't know what to do
    Don't know what to do
    Don't know what to do
    Tired of weeping
    Tired of moaning
    Tired of groaning for you
    I'm so glad
  55. Other splendid compilations that weren't...

    Other splendid compilations that weren't necessarily greatest hits packages were The Doors' Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine, and Tull's Living in the Past. Both excellent representations of the...
  56. Not weather, but a famous example of outside...

    Not weather, but a famous example of outside interference was the airplane flying overhead while Zeppelin was recording the album Physical Graffiti at Headley Grange...


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    Always loved this one from the Coop: ...

    Always loved this one from the Coop:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euw0eTOGow0
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    In chronological order: 1. Hush 2. Wring that...

    In chronological order:

    1. Hush
    2. Wring that Neck
    3. Kentucky Woman
    4. April
    5. Speed King
    6. Child in Time
    7. Black Night
    8. Strange Kind of Woman
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    One of the most special songs of all time... ...

    One of the most special songs of all time...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV0F_XiR48Q
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    You mean like this? ...

    You mean like this?


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