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    Yes, that's the author words on the Cardiacs...

    Yes, that's the author words on the Cardiacs Facebook Group:

    Hey, I wanna clear the air about the book people have been discussing. I want to address what the book is, what it is not, and why it...
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    Thank you. I tried to talk about music mostly but...

    Thank you. I tried to talk about music mostly but then I inevitably digressed talking of the feelings that music can give.
    Today it was a down day, really, then I put on Guns, and Spell with a shell...
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    I actually met Bill in the queue before the...

    I actually met Bill in the queue before the concert, and I met Tim, Jim and Kavus after the gig at the back of the Astoria :)
    That day many pondies were in a pub called "Angel" I think, but 15 years...
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    I had a conversation about Cardiacs and the music...

    I had a conversation about Cardiacs and the music of Tim Smith, taking also some unsuspected directions... hope you like it, for sure that's how I feel about his magic :D
    ...
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    Western Culture by Henry Cow or A Passion Play by...

    Western Culture by Henry Cow or A Passion Play by Jethro Tull.

    Seriously, I put them on and I can relax.
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    I only own the album "Ships", and I think it's...

    I only own the album "Ships", and I think it's really amazing!
    Also, I knew about them through a Mark Cawthra suggestion on Facebook :)
  7. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    Mood: headbanging :) ...

    Mood: headbanging :)


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUdHIYCyVeE
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    Don't tell me! It took me three years for finally...

    Don't tell me! It took me three years for finally having the courage to bid 51 euros on Ebay and get one!!!
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    I'm sure you already know this one then.... ...

    I'm sure you already know this one then....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeuNRw71nmY&list=PLBT6F6yNM3jJj_IvTE9XB3Rx-G9e5S4qH&index=9
  10. Well, in the end the article brought 1500+ people...

    Well, in the end the article brought 1500+ people to listen at least one song so I'm ok with it. Some bought it, someone write me to say that they liked what they heard, in my little word I'm happy.
  11. Happy to be featured in the Bandcamp Daily...

    Happy to be featured in the Bandcamp Daily Page... for those who's asking what I do, here's some accurate words about us, and a link to our recent album.
    Thanks for your attention ;)

    "For Rome’s...
  12. Thread: Phish?

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    You cannot love a band who starts a concert,...

    You cannot love a band who starts a concert, after two hours decides to cover the whole White Album and then finishes the show with another hour of show (and Smells Like Teen Spirit as an encore)
  13. Thread: Phish?

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    I love Junta! Lawn Boy and Rift are among my...

    I love Junta! Lawn Boy and Rift are among my faves too.
    This is one of their proggiest tunes, but it's inside an album that I don't really like...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1saKDqEQmBE
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    There are many quotes and contributions from...

    There are many quotes and contributions from Steven Wilson or other former band members?
    I'm going to buy it anyway, probably... I'm also curious to know if there are any mentions of Cardiacs
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    Yes, I did'nt expect it! :beer

    Yes, I did'nt expect it! :beer
  16. In cronological order: 1. We're only in it for...

    In cronological order:

    1. We're only in it for the money
    2. Uncle Meat
    3. The Grand Wazoo
    4. One size fits all
    5. Zappa in New York
    6. Studio Tan
    7. You are what you is
    8. Them or us
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    I'd love to read "Thank you for progging in" when...

    I'd love to read "Thank you for progging in" when I do the login :D
  18. It's always funny to notice how the "commercial"...

    It's always funny to notice how the "commercial" period 1973-1974, with "standard" albums like Apostrophe and Overnite Sensation, actually correspond with what in my view were his absolutely best...
  19. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    Cool to find another Robert Pollard fan! I got...

    Cool to find another Robert Pollard fan! I got EVERY GBV album on cd, Psycho and the birds, Boston Spaceships, Circus Devils, Ricked Wicky, many solo albums too, a tee shirt and a book :D I also...
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    The second cd will be an hour of the best of the...

    The second cd will be an hour of the best of the jams from the sessions
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    “This was a riff that I brought into the sessions...

    “This was a riff that I brought into the sessions that I thought was interesting because it's in an odd time and phrased in a way that is hard to wrap your head around at first until you understand...
  22. For all the STERBUS followers, you might be happy...

    For all the STERBUS followers, you might be happy to know that a new album is in the making, we just started tracking drums for nine new songs. I'll keep you updated :)
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    Well I think you definitely need to see this. ...

    Well I think you definitely need to see this.

    Dan Mongrain (Voivod) - Guitar
    Shawn Knight (Child Bite) - Vocals
    Dave Witte (Municipal Waste) - Drums
    Shane Embury (Napalm Death) - Bass (dirty)...
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    McCartney III had eleven different version...

    McCartney III had eleven different version between vinyl and cd.

    Just see this https://www.superdeluxeedition.com/feature/how-to-buy-mccartney-iii/
  25. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    Cool to see Guided By Voices named here! They're...

    Cool to see Guided By Voices named here! They're one of my fave bands (and I got every cd by them...32! and almost all the solo albums and the side projects of Robert Pollard... and he's 64!
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    Hello! As some you might remember, last year...

    Hello! As some you might remember, last year Steven Wilson launched an online contest and invited his fans to do a remix of "Personal Shopper", offering all the stems free to download. I did my...
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    The second cd is the best of the jams they had! ...

    The second cd is the best of the jams they had!

    That makes me think that the first cd must be all composed material, that I actually prefer a lot then the noodling! :)
  28. http://filmmusicreporter.com/2020/11/26/zappa-soun...

    http://filmmusicreporter.com/2020/11/26/zappa-soundtrack-album-details/

    1. Anyway The Wind Blows – The Mothers of Invention (2:54)
    2. You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here – The Mothers of...
  29. Yes, you're right, I just checked... It would...

    Yes, you're right, I just checked... It would have been all the songs with drums from Up the downstair plus Dislocated day and Moon touches your shoulder from The Sky Moves Sideways.

    I also found...
  30. A nice touch would have been to add in the bonus...

    A nice touch would have been to add in the bonus cd all the original mixes of all the songs where Steven Wilson asked Gavin Harrison to replace the original programmed drums that were on the original...
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    Thank you, that was the idea... with a My Sharona...

    Thank you, that was the idea... with a My Sharona quote put in there too! :horns
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    This is me! ...

    This is me!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECL85C7SH6g
  33. Live footage from The Water Rats, London,...

    Live footage from The Water Rats, London, supporting Major Parkinson, combined with the studio version of the song Prosopopeye.
    Bob Leith of Cardiacs was in the band, Tim Smith in the audience, what...
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    The funny thing is that in 1999 Stupid Dream was...

    The funny thing is that in 1999 Stupid Dream was considered a commercial move. Just like Signify in 1996. Or In Absentia in 2002. Or Fear of a Blank Planet in 2005... Or.... :roll
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    For all who might be interested, I wrote an eight...

    For all who might be interested, I wrote an eight pages article on the latest issue of Prog Italia about Tim Smith and Cardiacs!

    It's in italian, here you can find the digital version......
  36. Well, while I want to thank you all again for the...

    Well, while I want to thank you all again for the amazing response to the Bandcamp Friday - hey you americans you still have seven hours!! - I want to share my remix of Steven Wilson' Personal...
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    Jim has kindly asked to not pay for the download...

    Jim has kindly asked to not pay for the download (lots of people are using the "pay what you want" feature) and to donate here instead:

    Tim sadly passed away on 21st July 2020 aged 59 years, will...
  38. Thank you! I owe you a beer, maybe at the next...

    Thank you! I owe you a beer, maybe at the next convention? :ipa
  39. For who is interested, ONLY TODAY, our double cd...

    For who is interested, ONLY TODAY, our double cd will be on a special sale... only 10 pounds. Thanks Bandcamp, cause today is that day when all the profits go to the artists!
    ...
  40. Thread: RIP Tim Smith

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    REST IN PEACE MY MAN TIM SMITH. THE CARDIACS WERE...

    REST IN PEACE MY MAN TIM SMITH. THE CARDIACS WERE A HUGE INFLUENCE ON ME AS WELL AS MY BAND MR.BUNGLE. THEY DID IT RIGHT, INDEPENDENTLY AND WITH NO APOLOGIES. TONS OF RESPECT AND LOVE.

    Mike Patton...
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    A cover of Sea Nymphs "Appealing to Venus" for...

    A cover of Sea Nymphs "Appealing to Venus" for String Quartet ??

    Back in summer 2015, in a dream (or I was taking a shower?) I envisioned a string quartet arrangement for this wonderful Sea...
  42. Well, these are the 8 remix chosen by Steven...

    Well, these are the 8 remix chosen by Steven Wilson!
    http://thefuturebites.com/remix/

    Unfortunately, it seems that many people (like me :( ) never had the mail from WeTransfer confirming the...
  43. Posted by Steven Wilson 45 minutes ago: I want...

    Posted by Steven Wilson 45 minutes ago:

    I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their incredible response to the invitation to create your own PERSONAL SHOPPER remix. We've had over...
  44. I'm absolutely not a tech geek, unfortunately. I...

    I'm absolutely not a tech geek, unfortunately. I used GarageBand, and the old version too, from 2011! (the very one BEFORE all the new design with the drummer function) I don't know if you know those...
  45. Thank you!! To be totally nerdy about it, in my...

    Thank you!! To be totally nerdy about it, in my case the click-track is still 125 bpm, but the drums are playing at half the pace!
    I just heard your mix, you did a good job too, maintaining the...
  46. Hello everyone... I hope this is the right place...

    Hello everyone... I hope this is the right place to put my remix....
    I only kept the original vocals. changed ALL chords and arrangement, changed the tempo and the overall structure of the song,...
  47. For who is interested, tonight we will have a...

    For who is interested, tonight we will have a live stream here from Rome on Facebook!
    Quarantene days so everything is happening in our living room!

    Just go to the Sterbus page on facebook ...
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    Love this! I'm a big fan of Jellyfish and in...

    Love this! I'm a big fan of Jellyfish and in general of power-pop when it's done well, and this is great. Plus the drummer is Jeremy Stacey from King Crimson...
    In the same league as Once and Future...
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    The 2012 versions of Sheik Yerbouty and Zoot...

    The 2012 versions of Sheik Yerbouty and Zoot Allures sounds fantastic, together with Sleep Dirt those are the three with the better sound improvement... The Ryko version were much worse...
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    Do you already know that Tim Smith brought both...

    Do you already know that Tim Smith brought both Dom Luckman and Tim Quy to see Zappa in London in 1982? :cool

    However, your choice to start is good!

    I personally would've recommended (seen the...
  51. Faithfully complying with its title, which...

    Faithfully complying with its title, which translates to The One-Note Song, most of the song is sung on one note, i.e. C or Do.

    Living an existence of exertion
    tailing the chimera of a composite...
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    Absolutely true! I knew about them when I was...

    Absolutely true! I knew about them when I was already 27 (in 2006) so I already had a lot of fave bands, that clearly I still like but they're now at their place, compared to Cardiacs. For now I only...
  53. I know there are some fans of my work here so I...

    I know there are some fans of my work here so I think it's right to update them!
    Here's our latest video from the album...
    The intro is coming from our release-party-concert at The Water Rats last...
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    From Steven Wilson Facebook page: "Every time...

    From Steven Wilson Facebook page:

    "Every time I make a new album, it's hugely important for me that it holds a unique place in my catalogue and won't simply be more of the same. Moving into the...
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    May I recommend my own album, with drummer Bob...

    May I recommend my own album, with drummer Bob Leith from Cardiacs ? We're from Rome, Italy...

    "Musical definitions – who needs ’em? Actually a lot more folk than you’d think. So, this Sterbus...
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    So this is useless now? (Steve Hillage also said...

    So this is useless now?
    (Steve Hillage also said nobody was involved with those masters and package)

    Cause yesterday I saw this in a record shop and I was tempted to buy it. Fortunately reading...
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    Thanks so much! Being a bit of a SW completist, I...

    Thanks so much! Being a bit of a SW completist, I was almost about to give 100 euros to the sharks on ebay... in a way that's much more reasonable!
  58. Thank you... In the end I think that what I like...

    Thank you... In the end I think that what I like most as a songwriter is to write a good uplifting tune, and then try to fill it with something unexpected, an odd chord change, an odd drum pattern,...
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    Great news !!!

    Great news !!!
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    Read all about it here.... ...

    Read all about it here....

    https://www.zappa.com/news/frank-zappas-orchestral-favorites-be-presented-audiophile-quality-first-time-specialty
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