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    ^^ The Red eponymousone is my favorite with...

    ^^ The Red eponymousone is my favorite with Closer to Home being my second fave. Some great songs that sometimes went on a bit to long. Farner was a great singer.
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    Bingo! From the Great White North, to boot! I...

    Bingo! From the Great White North, to boot! I was surprised to see how many albums they have given that the "Big Prize" was their last foray onto the charts. They had great hair. Punky Meadows...
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    It was against my better judgement, but for some...

    It was against my better judgement, but for some reason I bought this Honeymoon Suite album when it came out. Apparently, Ian Anderson is on one song. How that happened, I have long forgotten.

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    Renate: Pretty impressive that you can compose...

    Renate: Pretty impressive that you can compose without playing an instrument. Do you have perfect pitch, or is it more trial and error?

    Bob: Nice job on the soundtrack for Westworld!
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    This is a really nice album with a heavy Tull...

    This is a really nice album with a heavy Tull vibe. The vocals suffer a bit, but really, they were a solid band that somehow escaped my notice.
  6. Is that Ian Gillan on autotune?! Oh, my.

    Is that Ian Gillan on autotune?! Oh, my.
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    Just finished Homeland. Very disappointing...

    Just finished Homeland. Very disappointing ending. It’s like they got tired and just wrapped up no matter the implausibility of the ending.
  8. Thread: ZZ Top

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    Those early ZZ records are 'da shit! I mean, you...

    Those early ZZ records are 'da shit! I mean, you listen to 'em, and you find yourself covered in barbecue sauce and cheap beer heading to Mexico with a hangover. They sold out big time to the MTV...
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    Got me! The guitar sounds actual and not...

    Got me! The guitar sounds actual and not sampled. Really nice sounds from your rig!
  10. The spoken word parts of some of their tunes turn...

    The spoken word parts of some of their tunes turn me off. I agree with previous posters that they should stick to their native language. That said, the instrumental stuff is pretty compelling! I...
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    ^^ Very impressive multi-instrumentality, Bob!

    ^^ Very impressive multi-instrumentality, Bob!
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    The sad fact is, it’s based on a true story from...

    The sad fact is, it’s based on a true story from the Washington Post!
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    Here's the latest track from my dungeon studio. ...

    Here's the latest track from my dungeon studio. It deals with human experimentation that was done to study the effects of plutonium during the Cold War. Just the thing for the lockdown!

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    Just read it. A few pictures, most of which have...

    Just read it. A few pictures, most of which have been seen before. The writing just looks like a dump from his diary. A lot of extraneous information that I could care less about: books that have...
  15. ^^ That show reminds me a lot of the Breaking Bad...

    ^^ That show reminds me a lot of the Breaking Bad Universe. It's an exposition of the "Law of Unintended Consequences".
  16. Any bets on Kim’s mortality?!

    Any bets on Kim’s mortality?!
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    Start with Machine Head. Then Made In Japan...

    Start with Machine Head. Then Made In Japan followed by Burn. :)
  18. She gave a nice performance last night and went...

    She gave a nice performance last night and went on to the final 20. I guess Chad has been raising his special needs son and his daughter, Sofia, as a single dad since his wife died, They were all...
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    Re: key. You have to have the key you can sing...

    Re: key. You have to have the key you can sing comfortably in. I usually change the key to accommodate. As far as the piano is concerned, I like the keys that have fewest sharps and flats!
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    The Wire is essential viewing. Reminded me of...

    The Wire is essential viewing. Reminded me of going to middle school and high school in PG County in the 70's.
  21. The funny thing about BB is that he doesn't sound...

    The funny thing about BB is that he doesn't sound like the typical BB with Genesis. He doesn't have that zinging rimshot snare sound. I thought he really played well with them and didn't sound like...
  22. Reading Bruford's comments about his time in the...

    Reading Bruford's comments about his time in the band, he really seems to slog them off as lightweight and not worth his time. His performance in this footage really shines, though. It looks like...
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    I think the first Oblivion Sun record equals...

    I think the first Oblivion Sun record equals anything that Happy the Man put out. I thought he was a great player, engineer and a hell of a nice guy. His posts on this forum were refreshing and...
  24. Totally out of left field. It really didn't make...

    Totally out of left field. It really didn't make much sense. Perhaps the initial scene with pre-teen Kim and her irresponsible, narcissistic mother set the stage for the last scene with Saul/Jimmy....
  25. Wow! Those guys were a force back then. You get...

    Wow! Those guys were a force back then. You get a real appreciation for Mike Rutherford watching all the parts he covers. Really great!
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    ^^ Great interview. I had never seen it...

    ^^ Great interview. I had never seen it before....
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    While I think Zappa is a phenomenal guitarist and...

    While I think Zappa is a phenomenal guitarist and composer, I find that the soloing gets boring after a while. Most of it occurs over simple one or two chord vamps. Rhythmically, his odd note...
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    Another nice one, Bob! In the part of the tune...

    Another nice one, Bob! In the part of the tune around :45 - 1:00, are you playing those quick little arpeggios, or is it being done by an arpeggiator? The way the rhythm morphs into a march is...
  29. I don't know how I missed Jellyfish. They are an...

    I don't know how I missed Jellyfish. They are an amazing band: chops, songwriting, and voices to die for. The production is top notch, too. I hear Beatles, Cheap Trick, XTC, Utopia, and Queen in...
  30. ^^ ‘Gotta give Phil a little love. He gets...

    ^^ ‘Gotta give Phil a little love. He gets bashed so often around these parts. I wish them success on this tour.
  31. I've been bingeing on Genesis lately and have...

    I've been bingeing on Genesis lately and have greatly changed my opinion of ATotT and WaW. I think these two records may be the pinnacle of Genesis' career. Previously, I was partial to the Gabriel...
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    These are all great. I have always thought...

    These are all great. I have always thought Europe ‘72 to be a little too “clean”. Another one I’d add is Rock of Ages by the Band.
  33. Wow! Thanks for posting this, Sean. I don't...

    Wow! Thanks for posting this, Sean. I don't know how I missed these guys. This stuff is right up my alley. Love this record!
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    No!?

    No!?
  35. Things might have gone better post-Hackett if...

    Things might have gone better post-Hackett if they had made Steurmer a full member. I understand they felt that they were more efficient with only three headstrong cooks in the kitchen which I'm...
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    ^^ Are you using an amp, or is that pedal DI'd? ...

    ^^ Are you using an amp, or is that pedal DI'd? I really like the slight distortion setting.
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    No kidding! Really a let down. The line at the...

    No kidding! Really a let down. The line at the end of the show: "What else is out there?" Well, I guess we'll see. Looks like there might be a second season with a different baddie.
  38. Chad Wackerman's Daughter, Sofia, on American Idol

    Pretty cool that she was on and dropped her dad's name and Zappa's. Chad was there in the vestibule waiting for her after her performance. She was a really good singer and got the trip to...
  39. Based on this thread, I gave Duke another listen....

    Based on this thread, I gave Duke another listen. Man, it is very keyboard heavy and the songs really take a turn towards the Phil "woe is me" subject matter with his domestic problems. I find that...
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    ^^ Took me down to the tropics, there, Bob! It’s...

    ^^ Took me down to the tropics, there, Bob! It’s got that zydeco sound that makes you want to Salsa!
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    ^^ Yeah, they’re double tracked.

    ^^ Yeah, they’re double tracked.
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    Thanks, Bob!

    Thanks, Bob!
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    This will be the last one for a while! Just...

    This will be the last one for a while! Just finished it up today. Again, thanks for listening and the feedback, especially from aspiring producers! Sometimes, spending so much time with a tune can...
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    You are What You Is seems like a long, bad,...

    You are What You Is seems like a long, bad, Saturday Night Live skit. I know there's just "Conehead" on there, but, man, I just don't like that whole record. "Jumbo" is the other tune that sticks...
  45. Shoot. Does this mean we won't get another great...

    Shoot. Does this mean we won't get another great Tony Banks solo record?!
  46. I had another issue regarding the conflicts with...

    I had another issue regarding the conflicts with the BB timeline: Tio Salamanca is wheelchair-bound in Better Call Saul, however, in BB, he is present healthy and hale while Gus, Mike, and Jesse go...
  47. That is one of my favorite records by him! He...

    That is one of my favorite records by him! He really gets the Beatles thing going on this one!
  48. Just watched a documentary on Purple Mark III and...

    Just watched a documentary on Purple Mark III and IV on YouTube that heavily features Glenn Hughes. He seems thoughtful and reflective when recounting the travails and his sad story of drug...
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    ^ Most people are way to critical of their own...

    ^ Most people are way to critical of their own voices! I'm sure it's just fine. Sometimes, an idiosyncratic vocal makes the song, says Peter Hamill!
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    I generally prefer the "Naked' version, too. The...

    I generally prefer the "Naked' version, too. The only thing I really miss is the original Spector version's Let It Be solo. That thing is a snarling beast!
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    ^^ Bob, you are getting some great sounds from...

    ^^ Bob, you are getting some great sounds from that thing! I could only detect the time change from 5 to 4 and didn't hear it go from 3 to 2, although the ending, I guess could be counted in 2 as...
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    Documentary is great. He acknowledges that he is...

    Documentary is great. He acknowledges that he is dying and wants to get as much music laid down as possible. His last 4 records are sublime and, I think, the pinnacle of his career. I know. It's...
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    It didn't really come to a conclusion, but it...

    It didn't really come to a conclusion, but it left you wondering where things might end up. I guess that's OK for a sci-fi romp like this. You can make up your own ending based on the events in...
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    ^ I have never seen a more unintelligible trailer.

    ^ I have never seen a more unintelligible trailer.
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    I loved it, too. However, it was cancelled after...

    I loved it, too. However, it was cancelled after its second season.
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    Thanks for listening and for your kind comments,...

    Thanks for listening and for your kind comments, Matt!
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    Well, you've achieved the art of playing...

    Well, you've achieved the art of playing something out of common time that doesn't seem "out" to the listener. Nice job!
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    ^^ That thing has a little Kit Watkins vibe! ...

    ^^ That thing has a little Kit Watkins vibe! Cool!
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    Listened to "Rising Hope" and "Intertwining". ...

    Listened to "Rising Hope" and "Intertwining". Love them both. Did you play all of these parts? You've got some compositional and playing chops!
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    I swapped out the electric guitar solo and put an...

    I swapped out the electric guitar solo and put an acoustic one on there. Thanks for the feedback, Renate! Can I hire you as a producer? :)
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