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    Really? I've never once in 40 years read anything...

    Really? I've never once in 40 years read anything negative from him about pick players. He is quoted as saying it just doesn't work for him, and it will "go flying across the room" if he tries. :lol
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    I've been checking out some of Franck's stuff...

    I've been checking out some of Franck's stuff this past year. I like it, and I like that he brings a bit of a "show" to the stage. I need to investigate further, I haven't actually purchased anything...
  3. Hmm, wonder what's up with the cello and extra...

    Hmm, wonder what's up with the cello and extra set of keys?
  4. Here in the Chicago area, cover bands have taken...

    Here in the Chicago area, cover bands have taken over so much of the scene that I think I'm seeing a bit of backlash and renewed interest in original music. Saturday night, I went to the club we're...
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    He played a borrowed Wal on the recording of PoW,...

    He played a borrowed Wal on the recording of PoW, and the Steinberger on the tour. He may have played the Jazz on YYZ, I don't recall.



    I've got a friend in Florida who does killer famous...
  6. Robert, I feel your pain. It is TOUGH! We've...

    Robert, I feel your pain. It is TOUGH! We've played one of the more prog-friendly clubs in town called Martyrs' a few times. The last was with District 97 on the bill, and that was our weakest draw...
  7. And speaking of the "no fly zone", Kansas is...

    And speaking of the "no fly zone", Kansas is playing that same night in Waukegan!
  8. This conversation just made me realize that here...

    This conversation just made me realize that here in Chicago, we've got Progtoberfest the 12th and 13th, Saga on the 16th, and FC on the 17th! I'm going to have to take a week off work. :lol
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    Well THAT was amusing!

    Well THAT was amusing!
  10. Looks like another trip to St. Charles for me!

    Looks like another trip to St. Charles for me!
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    Wow, Night Gallery. That was slightly before my...

    Wow, Night Gallery. That was slightly before my time, but it was a pretty rockin club in the 70s. I think my sisters used to go there. I'll have to check this out!
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    New Nomadic Horizon single/pre-sale

    We’re getting close to the June 14 release date of "Crushing Time"! You can now pre-order the CD or digital download, and immediately receive the lead-off track “Above Ground”. Click here -...
  13. I have the original vinyl of both, and the One...

    I have the original vinyl of both, and the One Way CD of Green. I always thought the Green Album sounded kind of thin, so I'm tempted to go for it. Secrets is a good listen, though not something I go...
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    Yacht rock definitely pre-dates Toto, but I can...

    Yacht rock definitely pre-dates Toto, but I can definitely see stuff like Rosanna and Africa getting lumped into that genre. Pablo Cruise and Christopher Cross come to mind when I hear that term....
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    Yeah, that's my assumption too. It might have...

    Yeah, that's my assumption too.

    It might have been closer to 2 hours, I wasn't paying that much attention to when they started.
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    Very solid show in Chicago last night. They...

    Very solid show in Chicago last night. They played for at least 90 minutes. The closest thing to a "negative" was the lack of a light show, which was great last time they were here at Reggie's. I...
  17. That's too bad, but I'm glad he's busy. Also, I'm...

    That's too bad, but I'm glad he's busy. Also, I'm glad to hear they'll be touring. I'm very new to the band and have never seen them live. As a side note, I recently ordered Falling Satellites from...
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    I really wanted to go to this to see Von Hertzen,...

    I really wanted to go to this to see Von Hertzen, but my family had other plans for me! Maybe next year. I DO get to see Riverside in about a week and a half though. :horns
  19. Thread: Saga

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    Just bought tix for Chicago. I too have only seen...

    Just bought tix for Chicago. I too have only seen them on the Tull tour.
  20. Two different bands really. I always thought UK...

    Two different bands really. I always thought UK was better as the trio, while Bill and Allan did the more fusion-y stuff on the Bruford records. Win-Win!
  21. :up :lol

    :up :lol
  22. :up

    :up
  23. He had those on the So tour, which i managed to...

    He had those on the So tour, which i managed to see twice. Once indoors (Rosemont Horizon?) and once outdoors (Poplar Creek). And yes, they came back for the Back to Front tour (United Center).


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    I guess it's a good skill to have if there are no...

    I guess it's a good skill to have if there are no lefty basses around. Just flip over a righty!
  25. Love it. The first PG I purchased. Really unique...

    Love it. The first PG I purchased. Really unique sounding record. Am I correct that there are no cymbals on this album? When the tour came to Chicago, my (now) wife and I decided to take a chance and...
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    SO cool! Wow, I wish i could have been there.

    SO cool! Wow, I wish i could have been there.
  27. I was actually thinking about Steve Howe with UK...

    I was actually thinking about Steve Howe with UK a couple weekends ago. Could have been a much better version of ASIA.
  28. That was great, thank you!

    That was great, thank you!
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    If a bunch of 50 year old guys made the exact...

    If a bunch of 50 year old guys made the exact same album, nobody would bat an eye. It's sad that the general public thinks these guys are the only band playing "guitar driven rock" and that they're...
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    I remember taking my mom's VCR to a friend's...

    I remember taking my mom's VCR to a friend's house who had MTV to record this show. :cool
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    He's also involved with United Progressive...

    He's also involved with United Progressive Fraternity - https://www.facebook.com/UPFrat/

    UPF and Southern Empire came about when Unitopia split in two.
  32. Bruford is one of my top 2 drummers (along with...

    Bruford is one of my top 2 drummers (along with Bonham), but I always had a thing for the 3 piece UK. I guess being a bass player, the lack of a guitarist appealed to me. I also think Bruford and...
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    Yeah, I thought about posting there, but I...

    Yeah, I thought about posting there, but I figured he deserved his own thread.



    I can totally see (hear) that comparison.
  34. This thread sent me on a bit of a UK live binge...

    This thread sent me on a bit of a UK live binge over the weekend. The extended Night After Night was a major factor in pulling the trigger on the box set a couple of years ago. It's interesting...
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    R.I.P Paul Williams

    "One of the finest British singers, Paul Williams, has died today at the age of 78, a man whose voice graced such diverse collectives as JUICY LUCY, TEMPEST and Allan Holdsworth’s I.O.U."
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  36. Thread: 90125/Asia

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    How did I miss that??? Er, um, I mean... Project...

    How did I miss that??? Er, um, I mean... Project what? :D
  37. :lol:lol:lol

    :lol:lol:lol
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    I see, thanks! I just have the single disc R40...

    I see, thanks! I just have the single disc R40 Live DVD.
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    Is this an Easter egg or something? No sign of it...

    Is this an Easter egg or something? No sign of it on my DVD. I looked up the blu ray on Amazon, and no mention there either. I did find this on YouTube -...
  40. Thread: ESQUIRE

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    Fixed it... :lol

    Fixed it... :lol
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    Already got Crim tix for September, but I am...

    Already got Crim tix for September, but I am thinking about Hackett in October.
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    True. Those basses enjoyed their 15 minutes of...

    True. Those basses enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame. ;) I was close to buying the cheaper model with the bolt-on neck and wedge-shaped body, but never did. Andy West with the Dregs played one for a...
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    I don't have much Zappa and I've been wanting the...

    I don't have much Zappa and I've been wanting the New York album for a long time, so I'll be getting the vinyl.
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    The silver bass is one of his two Zemaitis...

    The silver bass is one of his two Zemaitis basses. He used the other on DEW. I'm pretty sure one is a reissue and the other is vintage. I played a reissue a couple of years ago. It was nice but very...
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    I believe he did a fair amount of singing during...

    I believe he did a fair amount of singing during the PoW/HYF era, before the samplers really took over.



    :lol

    Ged was prone to backing off the mic on that part as far back as 1980. He...
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    I got it for Christmas. It's pretty great, and...

    I got it for Christmas. It's pretty great, and the heaviest book I've ever owned! The selection of basses is interesting. There's the usual Fender, Gibson, Ric coverage, along with lots of other...
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    Yup! Yeah, VERY 80s "shot on video" look...

    Yup!



    Yeah, VERY 80s "shot on video" look to the GUP release.



    They planned to do a live album after PeW, but were on a roll, so decided to make another studio album. And we got MP. :horns
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    Nomadic is now Nomadic Horizon

    Due to a handful of other artists using the name Nomadic, we have decided to rechristen ourselves as Nomadic Horizon. Our debut full-length LP is in the mixing stages now, and we wanted to address...
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    That's exactly what I was thinking. It feels like...

    That's exactly what I was thinking. It feels like the album has been on its way forever, which kind of dilutes the excitement level. I'm not sure if they're experimenting with a new way to release...
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    :rofl :rofl :rofl

    :rofl :rofl :rofl
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    I never connected with DT for various reasons. I...

    I never connected with DT for various reasons. I became a big Haken fan when the Mountain was released, and I often see DT come up in conversations about Haken (and vice-versa). I don't really get...
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    I pretty much fell off after the Resistance...

    I pretty much fell off after the Resistance (which I love). 2nd Law is when I started feeling like they were either trying things that I didn't care for, or sounding like they're repeating...
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    Not sure what happened with the link above, but I...

    Not sure what happened with the link above, but I saw this on Facebook.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFxH4kky6z4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR36b8QgF7_dpQ4CGwdotRNTshxbD5HdeDnxKDX2l ...
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    When, where, and with whom? I'd love to be there.

    When, where, and with whom? I'd love to be there.
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    Cool, good luck with that! I'm signed up for 4...

    Cool, good luck with that! I'm signed up for 4 Rush tunes this Saturday at a jam night/birthday bash. Unrehearsed, with some people I've never played with. No problem! :lol Guitarist is an absolute...
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    Ah yes, a fellow Illinoisan! What's up Pekka?!?!...

    Ah yes, a fellow Illinoisan! What's up Pekka?!?! :cool
  57. Thread: Saga

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    Madrigal...

    Madrigal...
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    Yeah, I had it on my Amazon wish list forever,...

    Yeah, I had it on my Amazon wish list forever, then suddenly I noticed the price quadrupled. :meh
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    Definitely expecting this, and I'll be very happy...

    Definitely expecting this, and I'll be very happy to get it. Possibly my favorite Rush "album". I recorded it off of WMET in 1980. On 8 track!
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    I really like this lineup of UK. I've enjoyed a...

    I really like this lineup of UK. I've enjoyed a lot of these clips on YouTube. Kicking myself for not buying it when it was available. I snoozed and I loozed... I actually prefer Marco's playing to...
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