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    Not as good as the entry on Topographic Oceans...

    Not as good as the entry on Topographic Oceans that appeared in The 100 Worst Rock And Roll Albums Of All Time. The piece ends with a comment about Jon "singing about birds and mountains. The birds...
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    Watched that new Halloween movie from last year....

    Watched that new Halloween movie from last year. First half dragged a bit, really just reiterating stuff that we saw in the original two movies. But the back half was pretty good.
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    And I definitely appreciate the help. :)

    And I definitely appreciate the help. :)
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    Well, following Steve's suggestion, I got the...

    Well, following Steve's suggestion, I got the Django In Rome 1949/1950 set, and have been listening it the last few days. I'm on the fourth and final disc of the set right now, and I'm really digging...
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    Well, it'll probably be nothing out of the...

    Well, it'll probably be nothing out of the ordinary, but I'm gonna a memorial podcast. I'm in the process of picking out the music. Admittedly, it'll focus on the 70's and 80's, because, well, that's...
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    I saw it sometime in the 90's, I think. It was an...

    I saw it sometime in the 90's, I think. It was an ok movie. Aapparently, that's another picture where the studio excised "final cut" privileges, and totally wrecked the film.
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    Just my opinion, but I'd start you with: Hot...

    Just my opinion, but I'd start you with:

    Hot Rats
    Uncle Meat
    Guitar
    Grand Wazoo
    Waka/Jawaka
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    Seems kinda strange to me that a library in...

    Seems kinda strange to me that a library in Cleveland Heights Ohio (or was it University Heights? Or Cleveland, proper?) would have an album that had "almost no US distribution", but then there was...
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    The only one I have is Private Collection, which...

    The only one I have is Private Collection, which I actually from the library as a teenager. I think Horizon was the first LP side length track I ever heard. I actualy copied onto one of my favorite...
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    THat's one that I bought, but never got around to...

    THat's one that I bought, but never got around to reading. I also have a bootleg DVD of a British TV version of it (which I got, because there was a cock up with another bootleg DVD I bought from the...
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    I took a stab at reading both Michael Moorcock...

    I took a stab at reading both Michael Moorcock and Roger Zelazny, after learning Hawkwind had songs based on their respective works. The Moorcock I found a bit dry and not very interesting. The...
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    "Involved". :lol It's essentially "his" movie....

    "Involved". :lol It's essentially "his" movie. Any movie where he did stop motion work is "his" movie. Even a legit actor like Sir Laurence Olivier got upstaged when he stepped into Harryhausen's...
  13. Yeah, I've always heard Supper's Ready as being...

    Yeah, I've always heard Supper's Ready as being essentially four different songs, as it were, with a few little bits connecting, with the first two being reprised at the end.

    I remember Steve Howe...
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    I borrowed the book from the library when it...

    I borrowed the book from the library when it first came out. I think I only got about a quarter of the way through it before I had to return to it, though, and I never did reborrow it so I've never...
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    Then there's Jacqueline Bissett in The Deep....

    Then there's Jacqueline Bissett in The Deep. Again, during that opening diving scene and teh subsequent bit on the boat, she might as well be topless. It's been said that bit touched off the wet...
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6waFLfDD5do

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6waFLfDD5do
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    Yeah, it does appear to have been shot on film....

    Yeah, it does appear to have been shot on film. It also seems to be one of those deals wehre they shot a lot of inserts during soundchecks, like for closeups and such.

    I haven't watched my old...
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    Survey SAYS?

    Survey SAYS?
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    Finished watchign A Shot In The Dark last night....

    Finished watchign A Shot In The Dark last night. Great, great picture. But I knew that going in. Can't wait to watch the last three pictures later.
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    BTW, checkign Amazon, looks like the vinyl...

    BTW, checkign Amazon, looks like the vinyl version of Pulse is going for around 77 bucks. Mine cost me 25 bucks (got it half price because the record store that was selling it was going out of...
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    I actually rather liked that bass solo, and loved...

    I actually rather liked that bass solo, and loved the montage of shots of Guy Pratt playing I forget how many different basses.

    Something I'm wondering: looking at the Wikipedia entry, I see a...
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    I've had that on a bootleg VHS since the 90's. I...

    I've had that on a bootleg VHS since the 90's. I always preferred it over Delicate Sound Of Thunder.


    No, Hey You wasn't on the original Pulse video. Hey You was one of the songs that got...
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    If you're asking about Space Ritual, I could copy...

    If you're asking about Space Ritual, I could copy up until the track where the glitch occurs, and then the computer couldn't read it. The disc from Frank Zappa's Guitar it was able to track fine.
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    Watched the original Pink Panther movie last...

    Watched the original Pink Panther movie last night. I always find it amusing that it was supposed to be David Niven's movie, as it were, he has top billing and everything, but Peter Sellers sort of...
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    I recall hearing circa 88-89 that they figured...

    I recall hearing circa 88-89 that they figured out that CD's would not "last forever", as they were touted when they first came out, but would eventually "wear out" or whatever. But it was supposed...
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    If you recall, at the time, there was a lot of...

    If you recall, at the time, there was a lot of those "24 carat gold audiophile" CD's coming out. The industry tried to lay this trip on the consumer that the gold content was supposed to somehow...
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    Yep, that's what my copy looked like when I...

    Yep, that's what my copy looked like when I bought it at, I think, Coconuts. I remember at the time there was talk that they had a new deal with Atlantic and they were recording a new album. Whether...
  28. I loved the work they did on Farscape, I thought...

    I loved the work they did on Farscape, I thought all of the animatronics and costumes on that show were brilliant. But that showed ended like a decade and a half ago. :(
  29. "Saccharine and simple-minded"?! Sesame Street as...

    "Saccharine and simple-minded"?! Sesame Street as actually a very sophisticated show of the like that couldn't be made today. Children's/family entertainment was very different back before the 80's....
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    You mean besides recording it? They re-recorded...

    You mean besides recording it? They re-recorded the songs for Cult Classic. As I recall, some of the songs used the alternate arrangements they used live. For instance, ETI has that whole coda...
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    Given that I just got the boxset a few months...

    Given that I just got the boxset a few months ago, I wonder if my version has it. What disc is it suppsoed to be on? Is it only on the Blu-Ray?
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    Which version do you have? There's at least three...

    Which version do you have? There's at least three editions that I'm aware. The first was published in 1980 or 1981, and such ends with The Wall concerts (last page has a photo of the collapsed wall...
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    Well, Pink Floyd didn't play any shows in 1976,...

    Well, Pink Floyd didn't play any shows in 1976, so if the last photo is "post-concert", then it would have to have been no later than 1975.
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    For the record, for anyone who missed it on...

    For the record, for anyone who missed it on Friday, TCM is rerunning the Pink Panther marathon, on Tuesday, this time, starting in prime time, 8:00pm (which means we'll get commentary from Ben...
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    That was the very first book about the band. I've...

    That was the very first book about the band. I've never seen it. Any photos in it?
  36. (Emily Lintilla mode) Oh. Never mind. (Emily...

    (Emily Lintilla mode) Oh. Never mind. (Emily Lintilla mode off)

    Hmm that's weird, I could have sworn a couple years ago, when I was finally working again, and had some money again, I looked these...
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    I thought it was a good book, but I recall there...

    I thought it was a good book, but I recall there were a few errors here and there, which apparently the result of the book being edited by someone else as Schaeffner was sort of on his death bed at...
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    I don't know about an "intro", as such, but in...

    I don't know about an "intro", as such, but in the Nicholas Schaeffner book, it's mentioned that Rick tried a solo on On The Turning Away, which wasn't used because "it didn't fit". Now, if you watch...
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    Which are out of print.
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    Never seen it, but I know it's a good picture. I...

    Never seen it, but I know it's a good picture. I remember reading where the director said he asked Neil Young to write a song for the movie, hoping Neil would give him something like Rockin' In The...
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    THe story I always heard was that Huw-Lloyd...

    THe story I always heard was that Huw-Lloyd Langton's wife worked for Ginge in some capacity, and that was how he was brought in. They were apparently having trouble with Simon King. I actually got...
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    And the three musicians in Duran Duran who all...

    And the three musicians in Duran Duran who all have the surname of Taylor (i.e. Andy, John, and Roger) aren't related either.

    BTW, talking about Andy Taylor, I remember he played one of the MTV...
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    re: Susan Lucci, she eventually did when her...

    re: Susan Lucci, she eventually did when her Emmy. She was nominated in 1977, and then every year from 1981 to 1998. She finally won in 1999. I remember seeing the clip on the news shows the next...
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    So...a new Power Station. According to Wikipedia,...

    So...a new Power Station. According to Wikipedia, it's going to be Andy Taylor, along with Michael Des Barres (who toured with The Power Station after Robert Palmer quit to resume his solo career)...
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    Well, my impression was that Pete and John came from somewhat more "well to do" families, whereas Roger was the quintessential working class Cockney. You can even hear it in their respective accents...
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    Yeah, Roger was from a particularly rough and tumble working class neighborhood in London, where you basically learn how to "finish whatever needs finishing". Townshend and Entwistle were more middle...
  47. The problem I've had with every performance I've...

    The problem I've had with every performance I've heard since 2003 is, you can't hear the damn bass. I guess they do that out of respect to Thunderfingers, deliberately undermix the bass, but dammit,...
  48. Thread: BBC Sessons

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    A few more BBC sessions I like: Hawkwind Radio...

    A few more BBC sessions I like:

    Hawkwind Radio One In Concert: Kinda plays like a Space Ritual: The Dress Rehearsal, as it was recorded just a few months before that tour commenced. Lots of spacey...
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    Yeah, I'm recording it right now. I've never seen...

    Yeah, I'm recording it right now. I've never seen it before.
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    That seems to be the case of a lot of comedy...

    That seems to be the case of a lot of comedy performers. A lot of them seem to be struggling with depression and other issues. See: Robin Williams.
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    It wasn't just the BBC, it as the entertainment...

    It wasn't just the BBC, it as the entertainment industry in general. No one had the foresight to realize that things might have continued popularity, relevance, etc years or even decades after a...
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    One word: Oktoberfest! "It'll be a shooting...

    One word: Oktoberfest!

    "It'll be a shooting gallery!"
  53. Townshend's been talking out of his ass since day...

    Townshend's been talking out of his ass since day one. There's a couple bits in The Kids Are Alright, from interviews he did in the 60's, where he insults his audience and The Beatles.
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    Hmm, I think you might be right. Wikipedia gives...

    Hmm, I think you might be right. Wikipedia gives the date for that track as the same as the Sounds Of The 70's show from September 71. So maybe it's not missing after all, it's just in the wrong...
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    The Pink Floyd tapes from 69-71 are maybe my...

    The Pink Floyd tapes from 69-71 are maybe my favorites, as heard on the Early Years box.

    The Soft Machine stuff, particularly the 68-71 and Soft Machine & Heavy Friends performances are pretty...
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    He also played Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, one of...

    He also played Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, one of my favorite sitcoms.
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    I remember when he was in Hall And Oates' back up band during the first half of the 80's. That's him playing the solos on Private Eyes, Family Man (the only tolerable part of that song), Method Of...
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    For anyone who cares to know, they're showing the...

    For anyone who cares to know, they're showing the Pink Panther moves in TCM on Friday. By that, I mean, the REAL Pink Panther movies, no imposters pretending to be Clouseau, and neither of those...
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    Yeah, there's a lot of artists like that. You...

    Yeah, there's a lot of artists like that. You can't talk about the music, you have to talk about all this other stuff that has nothing to do with the music. And I agree it's obnoxious.
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    When I was a kid, I used to watch this show on...

    When I was a kid, I used to watch this show on Nickelodeon called Lights! Camera Action! It was hosted by Leonard Nimoy, and they basically showed the "making of" featurettes that studios used to...
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