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    And after watching series three they might have...

    And after watching series three they might have wondered why they'd bothered.
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    Brian must be getting on a bit now? In the early...

    Brian must be getting on a bit now? In the early days of Yes I always pictured him as the archetypal old-school showbiz manager, but in reality was he much older than the acts he was managing?
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    I think Metronomic Underground on Stereolab's...

    I think Metronomic Underground on Stereolab's Emperor Tomato Ketchup overshadows the rest of the album.

    Second Hand News is the weakest track on Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.
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    Tomorrow - Revolution Tomorrow - My White...

    Tomorrow - Revolution
    Tomorrow - My White Bicycle
    The Creation - How Does It Feel To Feel?
    Traffic - Paper Sun
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    Warren Mitchell? The first match I get on...

    Warren Mitchell?

    The first match I get on Google images is Boris Karloff, who is also English.
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    Regarding cars, in the UK at least: Cars built...

    Regarding cars, in the UK at least:

    Cars built before 31 December 1904 are categorised as Veteran. An identical car built in January 1905 would not therefore be referred to as Veteran but, in...
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    Believe it or not... ...

    Believe it or not...

    https://twitter.com/HawkwindHQ/status/1273550737004470273

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EayPoSNXsAA5-O0?format=jpg&name=small
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    Yes, although I've only ever seen 'Jason and The...

    Yes, although I've only ever seen 'Jason and The Argonauts', and I didn't realise Patrick Troughton was in it.
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    Mr Fripp, sir, I dare you to have Ms Wilcox do...

    Mr Fripp, sir, I dare you to have Ms Wilcox do that on stage whenever KC plays its next gig. With you, Jakko, Tony and Mel all wearing tutus.
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    Thanks, not Gandalf, but you've just cast Tom...

    Thanks, not Gandalf, but you've just cast Tom Bombadil.
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    An odd film, that. Probably inspired Simple...

    An odd film, that. Probably inspired Simple Minds' song of the same name.



    IMDB throws up 'Clash of the Titans' as a match for Olivier/Meredith in the same film, but I don't know what the...
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    The proposal was Paul = Frodo, Ringo = Sam, John...

    The proposal was Paul = Frodo, Ringo = Sam, John = Gollum and George = Gandalf.

    I almost wish they had done it. But who would play the other parts? Allen Klein as Sauron? Yoko Ono as Galadriel?...
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    Well, chacun à son goût as they say down our way....

    Well, chacun à son goût as they say down our way. But I notice you haven't put up your own list for us to,er, deliberate on...
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    But is it any more overplayed than Shine On or...

    But is it any more overplayed than Shine On or Cortez?
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    Jimi Hendrix 'All Along The Watchtower' Neil...

    Jimi Hendrix 'All Along The Watchtower'
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse 'Cortez The Killer'
    Kate Bush 'Get Out Of My House'
    Procol Harum 'A Salty Dog'
    John Martyn 'Solid Air'
    Nick Drake 'River Man'...
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    I was going to go for 1977 as well, it's the year...

    I was going to go for 1977 as well, it's the year I first started to get interested in music.

    John Martyn: Small Hours
    Rush: Closer to the Heart
    Yes: Awaken
    Fleetwood Mac: Gold Dust Woman...
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    Kate Bush - You're The One I Want (he...

    Kate Bush - You're The One I Want

    (he wishes...)
  18. I think what I'm driving at is, is it possible to...

    I think what I'm driving at is, is it possible to electronically isolate Jobson's parts so that you could hear them clearly, or are they too 'blended' in the mix. From what you say, the answer is no,...
  19. Is it possible to subtract the 'added Eddie...

    Is it possible to subtract the 'added Eddie Jobson' from the original and hear his contributions, or were David Cross's parts substituted rather than overdubbed?
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    Quite. The new cover for A Farewell To Kings is,...

    Quite. The new cover for A Farewell To Kings is, frankly, horrible, in addition to totally missing the point of the original. The new Permanent Waves is at least on a similar theme to the original.
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    Some more obscurities Eddie and The Cruisers...

    Some more obscurities

    Eddie and The Cruisers
    Still Crazy
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    I've got Oxygene, one of the first albums I ever...

    I've got Oxygene, one of the first albums I ever bought. Used to have a tape of Equinox but it's long one. Did once hear Concerts in China, and thought it quite good. Quite fancy getting the Oxygene...
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    First Joni Mitchell album I bought, and although...

    First Joni Mitchell album I bought, and although I've since bought Blue, Hissing of Summer Lawns and Court and Spark, Hejira is still my favourite.
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    Way back when I was a member of the Deep Purple...

    Way back when I was a member of the Deep Purple fan club, one of the other members offered a book of DP song transcriptions for Blackmore to sign; I think it was open at Smoke on the Water. Blackmore...
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    No 'Slade in Flame'? Fail.

    No 'Slade in Flame'? Fail.
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    David Bedford wrote a piece called The Song of...

    David Bedford wrote a piece called The Song of the White Horse (c.1978) which had a schoolgirl choir on it - they inhaled helium in order to reach certain notes. It was featured on a BBC television...
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    So much for "admirable restraint"... ;)

    So much for "admirable restraint"... ;)
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    Talk Talk's Happiness is Easy from Colour of...

    Talk Talk's Happiness is Easy from Colour of Spring has a children's choir, credited as "Children from the school of Miss Speake". Which I'm guessing is this mob:
    ...
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    205 is Freddie Mercury IIRC.

    205 is Freddie Mercury IIRC.
  30. Thread: Kraftwerk

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    Only at the point of observation, i.e....

    Only at the point of observation, i.e. listening*, does the prog-non-prog duality collapse and the result is deemed to be prog or non-prog. Unfortunately unlike the cat, which is definitely either...
  31. Thread: Kraftwerk

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    Kraftwerk are both prog and non-prog. Like a sort...

    Kraftwerk are both prog and non-prog. Like a sort of Schroedinger's Cat of prog.
  32. Thread: Kraftwerk

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    Autobahn, Radio-Activity and Trans Europe Express.

    Autobahn, Radio-Activity and Trans Europe Express.
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    The Night Watch

    Interesting article about the painting that inspired the song.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52657164

    Zooming in on the painting detail is fascinating.
    ...
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    Bet that confused a lot of people who wondered...

    Bet that confused a lot of people who wondered what had happened to his long blonde hair.
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    I remember seeing that at the time - a real WTF...

    I remember seeing that at the time - a real WTF moment! But I thought it was much longer ago than 2013; memory playing tricks on me again.
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    Yeah, half a century since Yoko Ono and musicians...

    Yeah, half a century since Yoko Ono and musicians are still susceptible to woman's evil influences. :roll
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    Some of my personal favourites in there, but...

    Some of my personal favourites in there, but Witch's Promise isn't that unknown in the UK at least, thanks to a Top of the Pops clip with a very manic Anderson hamming it up.
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    I don't. I also don't have anything by Elvis,...

    I don't. I also don't have anything by Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Fats Domino or Roy Orbison. Doesn't mean I don't acknowledge their legacy.
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    But what is prog?

    But what is prog?
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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0c/Liv...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0c/Live_at_Leeds_%28John_Martyn_album%29.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/44/Realtorealcacophony.jpg
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    Ralf was the head of Kraftwerk, but Florian was...

    Ralf was the head of Kraftwerk, but Florian was the heart.
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    There's more chance of John Mayhew sitting in on drums than there is of a five-piece reunion.
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    I don't know how JJ Burnel ranks in terms of...

    I don't know how JJ Burnel ranks in terms of proficiency but he couldn't half get a filthy sound out of his bass.
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    I'd heard the 'No More Heroes' on the radio just...

    I'd heard the 'No More Heroes' on the radio just a few days before and was reminded just what a great song it was. I don't own any Stranglers albums other than a greatest hits collection, might have...
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    [QUOTE=SunRunner2;975117] So it still clocks...

    So it still clocks in at barely five minutes? :rofl

    Never heard the live version but I think the studio version is one of the best sub-3 minute songs ever.
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    I'll see your Catherine Schell and raise you...

    I'll see your Catherine Schell and raise you Wanda Ventham; was in The Avengers, The Prisoner, Doctor Who and UFO!

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/mQ0We7JMTZk/hqdefault.jpg
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    This is usually the point where I wake up and say...

    This is usually the point where I wake up and say to my wife "I've just had this weird dream..."
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    First I heard of it was when Bill Nelson used it...

    First I heard of it was when Bill Nelson used it on 'The Love That Whirls'.

    REM actually namecheck it in 'E-Bow The Letter' from 'New Adventures in Hi-Fi'.
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    I remember the edition of Mad (or was it...

    I remember the edition of Mad (or was it Cracked?) that spoofed Space 1999 and one of the cast saying "so we're lost in space?", to which Koenig (Martin Landau) replies "no, that was a different...
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    Peter Gabrile (and Kate Bush) - Don't Give Up ...

    Peter Gabrile (and Kate Bush) - Don't Give Up


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjEq-r2agqc
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    "What are reruns?" "Don't worry, you'll find...

    "What are reruns?"
    "Don't worry, you'll find out."
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    I knew Desilu from Star Trek, I had absolutely no...

    I knew Desilu from Star Trek, I had absolutely no idea it was linked with I Love Lucy.

    There's a gag in Crocodile Dundee, where Mick Dundee arrives in New York and sees a TV in his hotel room....
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    Neil Young
    Bob Dylan
    Ian Anderson
    Bruce Springsteen, a mere youth of 70.
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    Nice avatar!

    Nice avatar!
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    Tut. Call yourself a progressive rock fan?

    Tut. Call yourself a progressive rock fan?
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    S&S could be very unsetlling. Production values...

    S&S could be very unsetlling. Production values are laughable compared to today, but it helps add to the claustrophobic and creepy atmosphere.
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    Deep Purple In Rock, watching a band determined...

    Deep Purple In Rock, watching a band determined to reinvent themselves and pushing the needles into the red.
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    Hah! Vindicated!

    Hah! Vindicated!
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    And then watching him work out the feedback...

    And then watching him work out the feedback positions for the title track.
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    I am suitably chastised and hereby apologise for...

    I am suitably chastised and hereby apologise for all the negative waves.
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