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    Yeah, I've gotten lots of listening pleasure from...

    Yeah, I've gotten lots of listening pleasure from On Every Street over the years. I never understood why it was so quickly dismissed when it came out. "Calling Elvis" is definitely in that "Lady...
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    There's some live footage from 1979 and 1980 in...

    There's some live footage from 1979 and 1980 in that doc that makes me wonder "Where's the rest of it?!"
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    RIP to a brilliant and fucking hilarious comic...

    RIP to a brilliant and fucking hilarious comic genius. Thanks for the laughs!
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    Agreed. When I think back, the DS songs that I...

    Agreed. When I think back, the DS songs that I gravitated toward were things like "Skateaway", "Industrial Disease", and "Lady Writer" -- what I consider the more XTC-ish side of DS. When Brothers in...
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    Since it hasn't been posted yet, here is the full...

    Since it hasn't been posted yet, here is the full AXS list:

    Top Ten Rock Songs of 1978
    1. “You Really Got Me” by Van Halen
    2. “Just What I Needed” by the Cars
    3. “Miss You” by the Rolling...
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    There are a whole slew of very talented drummers...

    There are a whole slew of very talented drummers who are very much still with with us, including Simon Phillips, Terry Bozzio, Gavin Harrison, Marco Minnemann, etc. Hell, Clive Bunker is still...
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    :up

    :up
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    And has been for the past year or two at least....

    And has been for the past year or two at least. Stealthy bugger.
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    [QUOTE=Dan Roth;951376]Billy Sherwood posted a...

    [QUOTE=Dan Roth;951376]Billy Sherwood posted a photo of himself and Alan Parsons, while commenting "Hanging with the amazing Alan Parsons who will be our opening act for the upcoming YES shows in...
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    It must be some consolation to Yes that they are...

    It must be some consolation to Yes that they are no longer the poster child/punching bag for prog hatred. That honor now belongs to ELP (although I guess it alway sort of was...) :roll
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    I can't imagine Alex and Geddy ever performing...

    I can't imagine Alex and Geddy ever performing under the Rush moniker again. That chapter is closed. But I can definitely see them playing together again. Maybe not in a new group producing albums...
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    I'd bet NP would have killed to have CP's...

    I'd bet NP would have killed to have CP's traditional grip mastery. And his snare technique. But there's no doubt in my mind that CP is seeing all these tributes and thinking "What am I, chopped...
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    How completely true to who they were as friends...

    How completely true to who they were as friends that Alex and Geddy were able to give so many interviews since 2015 and be completely poker-faced about all this.

    I think perhaps Neil's greatest...
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    I always chuckle re-reading interviews with Chris...

    I always chuckle re-reading interviews with Chris Squire at the time Relayer was released, where he goes on about how funky it is. As if somehow Yes were going to be invited to perform on Soul Train...
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    Are we sure we're not confusing this with...

    Are we sure we're not confusing this with Yessongs, which Steve's brother-in-law (or something to that effect) was involved with?
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    I'm glad everyone else had such an easy time...

    I'm glad everyone else had such an easy time finding it! :) But it was in none of the record shops I frequented at the time, and as mentioned above it may have showed up as an import when I finally...
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    Isn't this basically the Change We Must...

    Isn't this basically the Change We Must arrangement?
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    I can only guess that FM radio was starting to...

    I can only guess that FM radio was starting to shy away from Yes in '77, being lured by all the new groups arriving on the scene. Plus they hadn't produced anything really radio-friendly in years....
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    I knew a girl from high school who became a big...

    I knew a girl from high school who became a big fan of "One More Time" after she heard me play it. The lyrics spoke to her about her own estrangement from her father and the thing would bring her to...
  20. Sting has dropped lyrical references to musical...

    Sting has dropped lyrical references to musical structures into his songs. For example...
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    So they're back to the Sarabandes lineup? Tres...

    So they're back to the Sarabandes lineup? Tres bon!

    And, fun video.
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    The original album sessions go back to the...

    The original album sessions go back to the mid-late 1980s but it wasn't released until 1991 (which explains why it sounds more varied than previous releases.) Like Private Collection it had almost no...
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    A radio-edit version of "The Friends of Mr....

    A radio-edit version of "The Friends of Mr. Cairo" (the song) actually got airplay on the alternative station in LA (KROQ) when it was released. I think that was the first non-Yes thing I'd ever...
  24. The interview has the usual tool-talk stuff, but...

    The interview has the usual tool-talk stuff, but Rush fans need to watch it. Alex drops loads of little nerd nuggets throughout -- lots of stuff I learned for the first time.
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    Um, by rock band standards they already do!

    Um, by rock band standards they already do!
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    Bill coined a new term to describe KC at its most...

    Bill coined a new term to describe KC at its most difficult: "High Progressive Rock"
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    I think you can still get a good interview out of...

    I think you can still get a good interview out of someone who's not an expert on the person being interviewed. They may start with the superficial but it's the follow-ups that can lead to some...
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    And of course he recently interviewed Geddy Lee....

    And of course he recently interviewed Geddy Lee.

    Also, I watched that clip above and I have a feeling DR -- although I'm sure he's a fan -- will not let JA just spout off some airy-fairy nonsense...
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    Didn't Kit Watkins play on the album? That right...

    Didn't Kit Watkins play on the album? That right there says loads about how close those two must be, considering Kit's own strongly-held (and expressed through his music) beliefs (which I'm guessing...
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    Sure. I don't have a guitar handy so can't...

    Sure. I don't have a guitar handy so can't confirm if they're in the same key or not, but to me the similarity is there... but it's not huge. I believe the Floyd version is a 2-note pattern in cut...
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    Has Clapton done anything where he's been more...

    Has Clapton done anything where he's been more out of his element? I guess Cream at their most psych is sort of in the ballpark, but that was over 50 years ago!
  32. Speaking for myself... 1. The "Prog community"...

    Speaking for myself...

    1. The "Prog community" in 1994 was mostly a bi-coastal affair. Some people on one side knew what the other side was up to, and vice versa, but everything I knew at the time...
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    I think it was their second US appearance, but I...

    I think it was their second US appearance, but I was at a show they played in San Jose on 2/19/94. And surprise, Nicholls was fighting a cold that time as well. I just think in the early days he...
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    Hell, on a lot of those early performances you...

    Hell, on a lot of those early performances you were lucky if he even made it through the entire gig! I've never known a singer so prone to catch cold when touring. Except maybe Jon Anderson.
  35. Agreed. The whole "Now I employ my...

    Agreed. The whole "Now I employ my authentic-blues-face while jamming back to back with our pork-pie hat wearing sax player" schtick used to make my stomach turn.
  36. Yeah, marketing for PF was, shall we say......

    Yeah, marketing for PF was, shall we say... stealthy.
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    Wow, I started listening to that and was...

    Wow, I started listening to that and was immediately reminded of Mike Oldfield's "Incantations Pt. 2". What's old is new again.
  38. Memos isn't bad. Exiles is even better, and made...

    Memos isn't bad. Exiles is even better, and made me completely re-evaluate Cross' abilities as a violinist. It also includes great guest appearances by Wetton, Fripp and Peter Hammill.
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    I never really clicked with Cast, although I...

    I never really clicked with Cast, although I thought Al-Bandaluz was a big step in the right direction for them. But prog rock is a funny thing. A buddy of mine who was also into a lot of the same...
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    Ditto. IMO Guitar Noir is good enough that he...

    Ditto. IMO Guitar Noir is good enough that he could play the whole thing live start to finish and it would hold up to his earlier stuff.
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    You are not alone. It's a shame he basically went...

    You are not alone. It's a shame he basically went full Martin Orford on us. Or maybe it's Martin who went full Lyle Mays. ;)
  42. Wow. That is awesome!

    Wow. That is awesome!
  43. Despite a full court (and some would say...

    Despite a full court (and some would say obnoxious) press from Brian Lane and Co. I'm guessing BL is out of the picture now (inquiring minds want to know why), which I'm guessing is at least part of...
  44. Say what? :O

    Say what? :O
  45. What was almost better than KG's performance at...

    What was almost better than KG's performance at PF was running into him in the record dealer's lobby rifling through the crates looking for rare copies of, you guessed it -- Peter Gabriel records! :D
  46. Pretty much my experience, except in LA (and I...

    Pretty much my experience, except in LA (and I wasn't high.) But there wasn't any bait and switch for me. Atlantic ran a full page ad for the show in the Calendar section of the LA Times weeks in...
  47. Yeah, that video a revelation to me as well...

    Yeah, that video a revelation to me as well (although I'll stick with the Yes version because... Squire :horns). Los Bravos was actually a mid-60s Spanish group that Tony Anderson joined toward the...
  48. Thanks for the link. I'm glad the music is seeing...

    Thanks for the link. I'm glad the music is seeing the light of day. Mostly for Benoit as much as for Oliver. The song itself does nothing for me, but again -- glad it's out there now.
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    Yeah, when that announcement first came out I...

    Yeah, when that announcement first came out I congratulated him but also asked, "But will she be able to put up with your weird taste in music?" :D
  50. LOL, no. It's just that every other person at the...

    LOL, no. It's just that every other person at the show was a drummer! :D
  51. He's very good. I was talking to my buddy who...

    He's very good. I was talking to my buddy who went with me last night to the Fox Oakland show and he's also a drummer. We were talking about the tightrope CB had to walk most of the night. I thought...
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    And kids these days dig that emo-mopey-dirgey...

    And kids these days dig that emo-mopey-dirgey stuff. ;)

    Anyone else get a Downes-Braide vibe from that God track "City"? It's a pretty "groovy" song.
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    Well, isn't Emo sort of revered in Japan? No...

    Well, isn't Emo sort of revered in Japan? No doubt she ran into his music at an early age. It's not surprising that some of him brushed off on her. Especially if the point of this album is to affirm...
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    It's pretty well documented that that's how it...

    It's pretty well documented that that's how it went down(es).

    But in context it sort of made sense. They were dusting off "Fly From Here", plus they had to come up with new music to go with it to...
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    The only part of Rick's interview I have trouble...

    The only part of Rick's interview I have trouble with is saying "Nobody knows what's going on" with the current version of Yes. I don't think you have to try very hard to know what exactly is going...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea9OTxkuGSE ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea9OTxkuGSE

    How about Craig Ferguson's lyrics from his Doctor Who special when he hosted the Late Late Show?
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    Everyone in the band is going to have to practice...

    Everyone in the band is going to have to practice their nuts off, on their individual parts and as a group. So many potential train wrecks lurk in those songs. And there's pretty much no place where...
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    :horns All of Relayer. Finally. :up Will they...

    :horns All of Relayer. Finally. :up

    Will they dumb it down?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv9XtSiqEDA

    But to finally see Yes play "Sound Chaser" and "To Be Over" (congrats on finally...
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    No.

    No.
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    Definitely a legend. He'll never be one of my...

    Definitely a legend. He'll never be one of my favorite drummers, but I credit him as bridging those early 60s, blues-based drummers and the late 60s heavy rock of people like John Bonham.

    I'm sure...
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