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    I found it on Youtube and just had a listen to...

    I found it on Youtube and just had a listen to the whole thing.

    Compared to my memories of their earliest albums (the only ones I am really familiar with), they seem to have gone in a much more...
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    I'll give it a sample, thanks. Bill

    I'll give it a sample, thanks.

    Bill
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    Tomorrow (June 18th) is the 40th anniversary of...

    Tomorrow (June 18th) is the 40th anniversary of my first time seeing Yes, in the round in Springfield, MA. Fantastic show, I got a boot of it a while back and will have a listen to it tomorrow. Man,...
  4. Well said. I think even on Vemod they do things...

    Well said. I think even on Vemod they do things KC never did. A song like The Wheel comes to mind, which is one of my favorites in their catalog, and definitely has a more unique voice on that...
  5. Thread: Landberk

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    I always cite that album when people talk about...

    I always cite that album when people talk about great production. It's one of the few albums that really astounds me from a pure sonic perspective. Some good material here too, though overall I think...
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    Out of curiosity, what's different about it to...

    Out of curiosity, what's different about it to you? I'm not really a fan of their stuff, but I've always felt they had the talent to do more if they took their foot off the brake a bit and tried to...
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    I can mute with the side of my hand when using a...

    I can mute with the side of my hand when using a pick, but not when using my fingers to attack the strings.

    Even so, I don't think the mute on the bridge cover, or a piece of foam under the...
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    Sticky: After giving all three a spin over the past few...

    After giving all three a spin over the past few days, I think this is where I come down as well. There's not much on Hamburger that I don't like, whereas there's some from both the other albums that...
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    Gave this a fresh spin tonight. I don't love it,...

    Gave this a fresh spin tonight. I don't love it, but I don't hate it. There are some wonderful parts, and the more I hear it the more the good parts assert themselves. But for whatever reason, I...
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    Sticky: I'm not a huge Focus fan, but I have Moving...

    I'm not a huge Focus fan, but I have Moving Waves, Focus 3 and Hamburger Concerto (plus now Focus 11), and I've grown to like all of them. Gave Hamburger a fresh spin tonight. Nice album. It has a...
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    LOL! As long as it works (though in honesty I...

    LOL! As long as it works (though in honesty I upgraded from a similar decanter for similar reasons... proving I have truly moved into wine-dorkdom:p)!

    Bill
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    Sweet! Sounds up my alley, I'll look for it. ...

    Sweet! Sounds up my alley, I'll look for it.

    Did you decant it? If you pour the wine into a decanter about an hour before drinking, it will calm it down considerably; much as you noted it did...
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    If you like it, let us know what you had. The...

    If you like it, let us know what you had. The Mendoza region is fantastic. I'd basically try anything from there, Malbec and Carmenere in particular, though I imagine the Tempranillo would be great...
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    I have this book and read it when it came out....

    I have this book and read it when it came out. One of the better books on a band I've read and I learned a lot I didn't know about KC. I don't remember a lot of the details now, but definitely...
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    These are great suggestions. I think you're...

    These are great suggestions. I think you're largely going to be fine with an American Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon. I'd add Rodney Strong to those you could look at, but I think the Cline or...
  16. Thread: MLB 2019

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    RIP Bill Buckner. I'm sorry that one play came to...

    RIP Bill Buckner. I'm sorry that one play came to define his career and had such an impact on his life. But I do remember the feeling when I saw that play happen. It was like being sucker punched. I...
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    Got it a week or so ago. It's a bit on the...

    Got it a week or so ago. It's a bit on the pastoral side for my tastes. It's nice, but not really knocking me out like I hoped it would, and I haven't connected as immediately with it as I did with...
  18. Thread: Whitesnake

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    So true. I mentioned above I'd been learning Fool...

    So true. I mentioned above I'd been learning Fool for you Loving, and I was stunned at the intricacy of the bass line. I got most of it, but he does so much I'm probably not going to bother getting...
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    I wouldn't disagree with that. I think the...

    I wouldn't disagree with that. I think the follow-up albums to Pump were disappointing, though not completely terrible. The real shame was the blues album, that could have/should have been great, but...
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    Yeah, in fairness I don't think Permanent...

    Yeah, in fairness I don't think Permanent Vacation is nearly as good as Pump, and I think with Pump Aerosmith was trying to get back to a harder sound, and something that better represented what they...
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    Of 10 songs on Pump, only four have contributions...

    Of 10 songs on Pump, only four have contributions from outside writers (and one of those is because of a lawsuit). Child is only credited with helping on two tracks. It is odd they felt the need to...
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    I saw DP on this tour as well, the only time I've...

    I saw DP on this tour as well, the only time I've seen the band. What the hell was up with Blackmore? First couple of songs, he was great, but after that it's like he just stopped playing. He kept...
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    String spacing is typically a bit tighter on...

    String spacing is typically a bit tighter on narrower nut-width necks. That is why nut width is a good proxy for feel in this regard. But narrower could be exactly what you're looking for. Everyone's...
  24. Thread: Whitesnake

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    Jeez Louise, I knew I recognized his name from...

    Jeez Louise, I knew I recognized his name from somewhere! I did not make that association. No freaking wonder that bass part is so killer!

    Bill
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    For a beginner instrument, the Pacifica should be...

    For a beginner instrument, the Pacifica should be a pretty good choice. They make good quality instruments and $300 for that seems a reasonable price. I personally prefer single coils to humbuckers,...
  26. Thread: Whitesnake

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    I just spent the last couple of days learning the...

    I just spent the last couple of days learning the bass part to Fool for you Loving, the original version which we are covering. Gotta say, very clever little bass line in that song, Neil Murray is a...
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    I don't think any Boston fans are particularly...

    I don't think any Boston fans are particularly surprised. Nobody around here gave the Whalercanes much thought, even with their victories over the Caps and Isles. We didn't see them as being nearly...
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    Fender makes fantastic instruments at all price...

    Fender makes fantastic instruments at all price points, and generally speaking their quality control is excellent. Everyone makes a dud from time to time, or even if the instrument isn't a dud, it...
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    Got this today and just gave it a listen. Not...

    Got this today and just gave it a listen. Not bad, but not as good as I'd hoped. Yeah, it's better than anything Banco has done since Canto di Primavera, but that's not saying much. There are some...
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    Yeah, you'll need time to experiment around with...

    Yeah, you'll need time to experiment around with it. To me, the J bass is all about the bridge pickup. Try putting the volume of that pickup at maximum, put the neck pickup at zero, and then roll off...
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    I played bass in the band and also did a lot of...

    I played bass in the band and also did a lot of writing. I wrote all the first album, and roughly half the second.

    Bill
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    ^^^ Well, I guess that's good. Still seems a bit...

    ^^^
    Well, I guess that's good. Still seems a bit wonky, but if if it's playable for you now, I guess that's good.

    Glad you like the tone, what pickup balance did you dial in?

    Bill
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    Yes, Eccentric Orbit was my band. Glad you're...

    Yes, Eccentric Orbit was my band. Glad you're enjoying the album. I didn't list ours because we had an earlier album in 2004, so we didn't qualify for this thread. :D

    Bill
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    Cool, can't wait! Also great to have an...

    Cool, can't wait! Also great to have an experience like that, lucky you!

    Bill
  35. Same here......

    Same here... https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/forum.php

    Bill
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    I'm sure he'll find some way to blame everyone...

    I'm sure he'll find some way to blame everyone but himself. As far as I'm concerned, the guy is a poison who has destroyed the chemistry of the team while all year saying, "don't worry, come playoff...
  37. I put a list in that other thread as well, and...

    I put a list in that other thread as well, and I'd argue that almost every one of the albums I included were recorded within a framework of Prog as a distinct genre, most aimed largely at the Prog...
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    LOL! We cover this song as well, I totally forgot...

    LOL! We cover this song as well, I totally forgot we did Whitesnake's version of this... but sans talk box, and we also lose the histrionic "day tripper" vocal interjections. But like you, I like the...
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    Auto-buy for me when it hits the domestic vendors...

    Auto-buy for me when it hits the domestic vendors shelves!

    Bill
  40. Decent album, but 2008, so not part of your...

    Decent album, but 2008, so not part of your original question. Personally, I like their second album from 2012 better.

    Aside from the Diagonal, this is probably the only one on your list that...
  41. I'm honestly surprised and gratified how much...

    I'm honestly surprised and gratified how much great stuff has come out in the past 10 years. On balance, I'd say the 10s were as good as the 00s, but I have a sense this is the last decade I'll say...
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    Just got this yesterday, haven't listened yet,...

    Just got this yesterday, haven't listened yet, but I'm definitely looking forward to it!

    Bill
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    Kotebel's first release was 2000, otherwise this...

    Kotebel's first release was 2000, otherwise this and probably two other albums for theirs would have been on my list.

    Bill
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    A painfully obvious and deliberate attempt to...

    A painfully obvious and deliberate attempt to exclude Eccentric Orbit from the voting as our debut was 2004! :lol

    Just kidding, this is a great thread idea, and I enjoyed doing the machinations to...
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    Sticky: I SO hope this is on CD. I absolutely love their...

    I SO hope this is on CD. I absolutely love their debut album. Thanks for the head's up!

    Bill
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Much as I love Tony Franklin, I've never gotten...

    Much as I love Tony Franklin, I've never gotten much mileage from Blue Murder. Very pedestrian 80s hair metal to my ears. Sampling some on Youtube now, and I'm not getting the love for this band....
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    The drummer in my band has a British compilation...

    The drummer in my band has a British compilation of very early stuff, first three albums plus a bit from the 1980 live album. He loaned it to me, and I have to admit, for what this is, it's pretty...
  49. I saw Versailles as the backing band for Mona...

    I saw Versailles as the backing band for Mona Lisa at Prog Fest 2000. They were entertaining, but not a band I'd rush to buy their CDs. I'm sure I sampled these back in the day and passed, and...
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    Just ordered, thanks for the heads-up. I love...

    Just ordered, thanks for the heads-up. I love Electric Asturius.

    Bill
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    Sticky: New Jordsjų coming out in late May, pre-order...

    New Jordsjų coming out in late May, pre-order info here...

    https://jordsjo.bandcamp.com/album/nattfiolen

    I'm excited, I've grown to really like these guys and look froward to this new one!
    ...
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    Good heavens, how did I forget that one!?! :p

    Good heavens, how did I forget that one!?! :p
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    Good ones! :up I'll add Future Times/Rejoice...

    Good ones! :up

    I'll add Future Times/Rejoice from everyone's favorite Yes album. ;) Seriously, though, always loved how these two songs were paired.

    Not sure if they really segue, but I've...
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    Definitely get it to a luthier asap, they may...

    Definitely get it to a luthier asap, they may steer you towards a return. I've had good experiences getting instruments from both Sweetwater and Musician's Friend, but you never know. Hope it works...
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    Our bottle for tonight is an odd one, a German...

    Our bottle for tonight is an odd one, a German Pinot Noir. Believe me, I was skeptical too, but we tried a bottle and were knocked out, so we went back and got more. This one is quite fruit forward,...
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    That looks wonderful, right up my alley with the...

    That looks wonderful, right up my alley with the heavy grenache component! It's $30 over here, though, and it doesn't appear to be available locally for me.

    Indeed! Also hoping it gets resolved...
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    I'd send it back. There's no reason you have to...

    I'd send it back. There's no reason you have to deal with this on a new instrument. It may be the nut, or depending on the relief in the neck after your truss adjustment, it could need a shim under...
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    As far as I know, it's a parody of the Rolling...

    As far as I know, it's a parody of the Rolling Stones' Only Rock and Roll (but I like it). Also as far as I know, Gabriel came up with it, or another Genesis member, and it was not around before The...
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    Some questions... Did you buy this bass new or...

    Some questions...

    Did you buy this bass new or used?

    Where are the E and A strings buzzing, near the body or near the headstock?

    Do you have any play left in your bridge, or is it as close...
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    That's from Priorat, a great Spanish wine region....

    That's from Priorat, a great Spanish wine region. We had one that was a Grenache/Mazuello/Syrah blend that was pretty good. The store that stocked it closed, sadly. Hope yours is good, and hope your...
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