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    Perhaps there is a country called Squitzerland...

    Perhaps there is a country called Squitzerland where we could turn this mere pun into a proper spoonerism ?
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    What you call a clarinet is known to most as a...

    What you call a clarinet is known to most as a soprano saxophone.
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    I never said there was a sixth book. There were...

    I never said there was a sixth book. There were only four books in the series published in his lifetime -

    Pantagruel (1532)
    Gargantua (1534)
    Tiers Livre (1546)
    Quart Livre (1548)

    The fifth...
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    I stand corrected. I tend to equate spoonerisms...

    I stand corrected. I tend to equate spoonerisms to their supposed French equivalent, "contrepèteries", which are almost always sexual in nature. So whenever a wordplay isn't sexual, "pun" comes to my...
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    Just an incidental note on Rabelais. Contrary to...

    Just an incidental note on Rabelais. Contrary to what Wikipedia seems to claim there was never, at least in Rabelais’ lifetime, a single volume published called Le Livre de Gargantua et Pantagruel....
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    Yes there are great classic tracks Steve isn't...

    Yes there are great classic tracks Steve isn't playing - thankfully we have bands like The Musical Box doing some of them. Just last month I saw them do "Stagnation", "Looking For Someone",...
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    If you've seen the BBC documentary, you've got...

    If you've seen the BBC documentary, you've got all your answers in there. The Genesis Revisited project isn't even acknowledged, nor would Banks, Rutherford or Collins condescend to saying a nice...
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    ^^^Best pun ever.

    ^^^Best pun ever.
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    Billy mentions the 'ghost tracks' in the...

    Billy mentions the 'ghost tracks' in the interview we did in 2000 which is hosted on Henry's website -
    http://www.bondegezou.co.uk/iv/bsinterview.htm

    Basically, the implication is that the...
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    Apart from the reference to both some of the...

    Apart from the reference to both some of the lyrics in "The Remembering" on TftO and "Sound Chaser" ("as nature relays to set the scene..."), I've come to believe there might be a reference to the...
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    We're not even sure HOW wrong that link is. Is...

    We're not even sure HOW wrong that link is.

    Is there another keyboard player called Tony Banks ?
    (Possibly it would be someone also called Banks but with a different first name and someone got it...
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    A guy on a Duran forum claims he's asked Michael...

    A guy on a Duran forum claims he's asked Michael Des Barres about it and it's a bullshit story. Don't know. Seems pretty elaborate with a credible touring line-up (other than Banks, of course), with...
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    Tony Banks / Andy Taylor / Power Station

    I've just come across an intriguing newsbit about a "reformation" of the 1985 Duran Duran/Robert Palmer/Chic 'supergroup' The Power Station.

    What is intriguing is that it supposedly has one Tony...
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    There was no drummer on the original Sorrow - it...

    There was no drummer on the original Sorrow - it was a drum machine.

    I too am unimpressed with the remixed tracks so far - I was hoping for a more Seventies sounding réinvention of the album, but...
  15. Thread: Magma Zess

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    From what I heard, severe back pain.

    From what I heard, severe back pain.
  16. We have the same thing in French with surnames...

    We have the same thing in French with surnames that are only one syllable long - e.g. Jacques [yes, it's just one syllable in that weird language of ours] -> Jacky; Paul -> Polo, Jean -> Jeannot etc....
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    This thread is to PE what Asia is to prog.

    This thread is to PE what Asia is to prog.
  18. MLP released a whole series of recordings from...

    MLP released a whole series of recordings from that Nottingham Uni radio station (Soft Machine, Caravan, Gong, Nucleus, and I may have forgotten others).*
    As for Virgin, Jonny has said the box set...
  19. Well, the particular swamp that is Virgin’s Gong...

    Well, the particular swamp that is Virgin’s Gong vault has been swamped. As has the Nottingham Uni radio archive’s. Any hope of more such gems rests almost solely on Gong/GAS’s own archives. I am...
  20. It's difficult to say for sure as it's not a...

    It's difficult to say for sure as it's not a complete performance. We don't know if, other than "Master Builder", any of the other major tracks from "You" (i.e. "Isle Of Everywhere", "A Sprinkling of...
  21. VanGong - great, thanks for the detective work !

    VanGong - great, thanks for the detective work !
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    Tu saoules, Trane ! (C'était juste pour le jeu...

    Tu saoules, Trane !

    (C'était juste pour le jeu de mots !)
  23. I really wouldn't think so - completely different...

    I really wouldn't think so - completely different line-up and period (1970).
    The Bataclan recording, however, is the source of much of Gong's May 1973 BBC session, though this wasn't revealed at the...
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    The Bandcamp page is a bit amateur-ish, with some...

    The Bandcamp page is a bit amateur-ish, with some rather appalling misspellings - Jean Defebve becomes "Jean Lefebvre" (a famous French actor), and "Ilona Chale" becomes "Hona Chale".

    Has this...
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    Note: What Udi is talking about is a VINYL-only...

    Note: What Udi is talking about is a VINYL-only reissue that includes remixed versions of most, but not all, of the album.

    Haven't heard it myself - I don't do vinyl.
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    Looks like a 51st anniversary box... if we’re...

    Looks like a 51st anniversary box... if we’re lucky !
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    ME not being present during recording doesn’t...

    ME not being present during recording doesn’t mean he didn’t have a preliminary discussion with the others about how he wanted the album to sound etc. Then again it may be as you suggest, but credits...
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    Not wishing to take anything away from the...

    Not wishing to take anything away from the brilliant Jan Erik Kongshaug, he wasn't responsible for ALL of the ECM productions at the time - a good number of them (including Metheny's "Bright Size...
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    The new edition has actually been mentioned several times as an integral part of the 50th anniversary celebration.
  30. Thread: New Frank Wyatt

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    Bought / downloaded !

    Bought / downloaded !
  31. Interesting stuff. My notion that this was a...

    Interesting stuff. My notion that this was a Floyd project from the start is influenced by Nick Mason's book, which clearly states this. Maybe this is Mason re-writing history to make himself a part...
  32. Well, it doesn't, I guess, musically - we're all...

    Well, it doesn't, I guess, musically - we're all in agreement it was basically, de facto, a Gilmour solo project in all but name, with Mason and Wright only making minor contributions as...
  33. Two extra comments - - Who did what on AMLoR...

    Two extra comments -

    - Who did what on AMLoR is now well documented, for instance if you go to the album's Wikipedia page and click on individual tracks, you get the exact line-ups. This is...
  34. What makes you say that ? Not true as far as I...

    What makes you say that ? Not true as far as I know. Precisely, it was Gilmour's intention from the outset to return to Pink Floyd, having come to the conclusion (based on his 1984 solo album/tour)...
  35. What exactly are you accusing him of ? Glascock's...

    What exactly are you accusing him of ? Glascock's name is in small print because he only played on 3 tracks on the album, had missed a tour in 1978 due to health problems and wasn't going to be on...
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    Hard to think of a more impeccable list of...

    Hard to think of a more impeccable list of special guests.
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    Look, I can understand why Sinclair’s style...

    Look, I can understand why Sinclair’s style wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea. It’s your willingness to stomach Jackson at his unlistenable worst that I fail to comprehend...
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    The above is well beyond rational to me... You...

    The above is well beyond rational to me... You like Jackson and can’t tolerate Sinclair ? Boggles the mind, really. I’m speechless.
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    Listening again to the Newcastle concert... It's...

    Listening again to the Newcastle concert... It's difficult to conceive of singing more atrocious than Jackson's on "One Left-Handed Peter Pan" or "Diamond-Hard Blue Apples of the Moon". Love Moraz's...
  40. Thread: VdGG 2020 dates

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    Paris - Le Trianon 24 April 2020 Tickets on...

    Paris - Le Trianon
    24 April 2020

    Tickets on sale, just bought mine !
  41. It's a prog masterpiece to me - their best album...

    It's a prog masterpiece to me - their best album by far IMHO. As for some passages being too repetitive, I agree "Comme Un Sage" goes on too long, but I certainly don't see this being the case...
  42. Apart from the famous "...in which we live in..."...

    Apart from the famous "...in which we live in..." in "Live and Let Die", are there really that many instances of this happening ?
  43. Worth noting that the band around them is mostly...

    Worth noting that the band around them is mostly Harmonium and associates (including Neil Chotem, whose album "Live au El Casino" from 1979 also features most of Harmonium).
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    Not true, they did perform most of the album live...

    Not true, they did perform most of the album live - the entire "FFH" suite plus "Life On A Film Set", "Into The Storm" and (iirc) Steve's solo piece "Solitaire". That's more than they ever played of...
  45. If combining singular and plural within the same...

    If combining singular and plural within the same sentence fits your definition of "lovably quirky", then I get what you're saying.

    Indeed it's ultimately a matter of personal preference. It's...
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    You are citing all of these as facts when they're...

    You are citing all of these as facts when they're really your own narrow-minded interpretations of what happened. Do you really think it was Steve Howe's decision, as the junior member of the band to...
  47. Unlike the new Hasse Froberg CD the press kit...

    Unlike the new Hasse Froberg CD the press kit came with no songwriters credits whatsoever, so I’m afraid no-one knows who wrote what at this point.
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    Much had been said (by me and others) on FB about...

    Much had been said (by me and others) on FB about the numerous factual inaccuracies and embellishments in Rick’s recollections, BUT this is a great interview nonetheless, more in-depth than nearly...
  49. My use of «*appalled*» was NOT in reference to...

    My use of «*appalled*» was NOT in reference to the lyrics themselves, and not even about Roine/FK specifically, just about the attitude of not giving a toss whether one’s lyrics are in good English.
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    I am often amazed/appalled at how non-Ebglish speakers write English lyrics well above their ability and don’t bother asking for advice. Difficult to claim they don’t Know anyone who could help with...
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    Today, the "Echoes of Henry Cow" project, with...

    Today, the "Echoes of Henry Cow" project, with John Greaves as special guest, are performing in Brest, the French city closest to the US ! (Just a little swim away from NYC...)
  52. A few examples : Go West Judas Like...

    A few examples :

    Go West Judas

    Like brothers in arms, now worlds apart (Dire Straits/Saga references ?)
    You think you're safe in that pleasure dome (Frankie Goes To Hollywood reference ?)
    ...
  53. I agree with the above - actually there were so...

    I agree with the above - actually there were so many of those in his lyrics at one point, I asked him in an interview (probably around the time of "Flower Power") if it was intentional. Apparently it...
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    It’s really a great time to be a FZ fan !

    It’s really a great time to be a FZ fan !
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    Still no credit for Lowell George ?

    Still no credit for Lowell George ?
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    There's so much that is potentially problematic...

    There's so much that is potentially problematic with the current line-up doing the entire "Relayer" that I think we're entitled to some scepticism. Alan White has the lengthiest quote in the press...
  57. Thread: RIP Ginger Baker

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    Very eloquently put.

    Very eloquently put.
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    Mmh... No Moraz guest appearance, then ? I was...

    Mmh... No Moraz guest appearance, then ? I was looking forward to that happening, especially after (or despite the fact that) his guest appearance on "Soon" at last year's Philadelphia concert turned...
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    What Daevid says in the quote has a certain...

    What Daevid says in the quote has a certain amount of oversimplification or misremembering in it, and here's why. It is an established fact that a lot of "Angel's Egg" is Paragong material...
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    It appears several versions of the Bataclan tapes...

    It appears several versions of the Bataclan tapes exist, none of them complete. Well, the one Mantra used back in 1990 may have been complete and some tracks left off, whereas, barring the crossfade...
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