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  1. Indeed.

    Indeed.
  2. Thread: Wobbler

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    The first Wobbler album I decided not to...

    The first Wobbler album I decided not to purchase. Gave it two listens, I don't feel the need to ever listen to it again. As I feared, it was more Yes than I could absorb.

    PS. "Naiad Dreams" is...
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    To me they do have two major disadvantages. 1....

    To me they do have two major disadvantages.

    1. Their expected average lifespan is way less than a normal CD's. So buying cost should be adjusted accordingly (and of course it's not your fault if...
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    Definitely a factory manufactured CDR. I have...

    Definitely a factory manufactured CDR.

    I have also an identifier freeware that reads the surface of the disk and reports if the medium is a CDR, its manufacturer and the material tat the disk is...
  5. Heavy 70s prog? The guys in Pallbearer need to...

    Heavy 70s prog? The guys in Pallbearer need to revisit the list...

    Where are Campo Di Marte or Biglietto per l'Inferno or 2nd El Reloj?
  6. If you like early Candlemass with some added...

    If you like early Candlemass with some added depressive monotony, then try them.
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    Upload a clean photo/scan of the bottom surface...

    Upload a clean photo/scan of the bottom surface here and I probably could help.

    The top surface looks suspicious to me (to be a factory pressed CDR) as I'm looking at the picture uploaded on...
  8. To me, the addition of a string section in GYBE...

    To me, the addition of a string section in GYBE makes them far more interesting than the guitar based instrumental post rock bands. There was a tendency in the late 90s amongst many indie musicians...
  9. I never warmed up to Tarentel back at the times...

    I never warmed up to Tarentel back at the times and I think they dated badly. They're on the very safe side of post rock and currently I feel easily bored listening to such stuff.
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    A very rewarding listen. And I like the lo-fi...

    A very rewarding listen. And I like the lo-fi aspect, it just throws any "polish" out of the window and gives them a 70s aura without their music being retro. This is what I call exploration of...
  11. Very dated AOR stuff for the more part. Next.

    Very dated AOR stuff for the more part.

    Next.
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    Do they still exist? I thought they were gone in...

    Do they still exist? I thought they were gone in 1984...
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    True!

    True!
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    I got bored quickly. Not that I had high hopes...

    I got bored quickly. Not that I had high hopes for it. It also sounded more current Nodens Ictus (=new age muzak) to me, than a return to the old Ozric "band" feel.
  15. Thread: Stoner!

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    There was nothing like the first wave of stoner...

    There was nothing like the first wave of stoner metal, during the 90s / early 00s. When everything was fresh and hungry.

    Lowrider's debut or second Roachpowder are model albums of the genre. And...
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    Great... great stuff indeed!

    Great... great stuff indeed!
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    And a damn good one!

    And a damn good one!
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    From an early 70s underground obscurity he was...

    From an early 70s underground obscurity he was in, with Jan Schelhaas on keys (later in Gary Moore Βand, Caravan and Camel).



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0OWeiscJK8
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    He stuggled with ill health for a long time. Sad...

    He stuggled with ill health for a long time. Sad news...
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    It might have been Slade's rawest effort but...

    It might have been Slade's rawest effort but unfortunately Slade were a very average band. However, along with Play It Loud they're their best albums.

    PS. Gypsy Roadhog is the track that does not...
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    Belief and Illusion is a very good album. I...

    Belief and Illusion is a very good album. I notice a big Yes and Rush influence but the guys are not aping (like for example Wobbler at Rites at Dawn or some Glass Hammer albums), they add a strong...
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    Yes. A very nice guy.

    Yes. A very nice guy.
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    RIP. Thanks for expanding our minds!

    RIP. Thanks for expanding our minds!
  24. It's undervalued in my opinion. A very solid...

    It's undervalued in my opinion. A very solid album for its genre and way better than Chocolate Kings in it's own right.
  25. Thread: Gary Wright

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    I have his Extraction album. Pleasant listen (on...

    I have his Extraction album. Pleasant listen (on a soulful rock style) but nothing essential. Was not tempted to proceed further.
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    One of my faves... ...

    One of my faves...



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JhV4ZoOD5E
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    Proved to be a hoax. ...

    Proved to be a hoax.

    https://en.mediamass.net/people/gary-peacock/deathhoax.html
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    There's a new album out from Automatism called...

    There's a new album out from Automatism called Immersion:[/QUOTE]

    By coincidence, I was revisiting Into the Sea a few hours ago. Didn't knew they had a third one out.
  29. Thread: Wobbler

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    Great track, hadn't the vocals sounded like a Jon...

    Great track, hadn't the vocals sounded like a Jon Anderson clone. Andreas seems to be pushing them back to the Rites At Dawn territory. Hope the rest of the album compensates...
  30. Thread: Motorpsycho

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    Didn't do anything for me this time round. A...

    Didn't do anything for me this time round. A snoozefest. The long song couldn't save it either.
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    ^^^ Ktzat Acheret is to my ears the BEST...

    ^^^

    Ktzat Acheret is to my ears the BEST progressive rock (in the wider sense) album from Israel. Masterpiece status.
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    This type of music always sounded lifeless to my...

    This type of music always sounded lifeless to my ears. Either if you are approaching it with a metal mood or with a progressive one. So it's on my ignore list.
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    Yes, killer track and probably best Budgie song...

    Yes, killer track and probably best Budgie song during their metal days.
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    I think that the mini LP If Swallowed, Do Not...

    I think that the mini LP If Swallowed, Do Not Induce Vomiting is better than the ...Britannia... and Impeckable albums. Couldn't say that for Nightflight though, that still remains a more or less...
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    He was never such good with Maiden (where he...

    He was never such good with Maiden (where he trademarked his ball-breaking air raid siren monotony). For an underground 80s metal fan as me, Harris should have stuck with DiAnno and Samson with...
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    In my opinion he wanted to carry on the Hendrix...

    In my opinion he wanted to carry on the Hendrix influence to another level and he found himself restricted in Scorpions. Especially on the new more commercial direction that was starting to sneak-in...
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    Buffalo's first three albums could easily be...

    Buffalo's first three albums could easily be considered pre-stoner rock. I always considered this specific heavy rock genre as endlessly copying riffs of four bands: Sabbath, Mountain, Grand Funk and...
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    Well, Power Supply is where they decided to jump...

    Well, Power Supply is where they decided to jump on the NWoBHM bandwagon (a style they strongly influenced) and become a full-time heavy metal band. John Thomas was their new guitarist and had...
  39. Yes indeed. Before that, he had almost 1.5 year...

    Yes indeed. Before that, he had almost 1.5 year to chime in.
  40. Z-bop was, I think, the biggest loss upon...

    Z-bop was, I think, the biggest loss upon migration to 3.0

    I also miss Tom Hayes (AshRaTom / Schwingungen). He rarely drops by, nowadays.
  41. Probably. Don't forget that he was the bass...

    Probably. Don't forget that he was the bass player in the Jeff Beck Group.
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    Sad news. An excellent musician he was...

    Sad news. An excellent musician he was...
  43. I share exactly the same opinion.

    I share exactly the same opinion.
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    This and Lights Out are my preferred ones. And...

    This and Lights Out are my preferred ones. And the Strangers In The Night album is simply a band on fire. One of the best heavy rock live albums of all times.
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    Their debut was rather amateurish. Flying is a...

    Their debut was rather amateurish. Flying is a big improvement, however it is marred by an excessively rambling guitarist. Undeniably it has a retro acidic charm (and a killer track "Star Storm")...
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    One of his best productions in my opinion, is the...

    One of his best productions in my opinion, is the Indian Summer album from 1971. And of his worst, Judas Priest's debut. He butchered it, literally.
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    It's been ages since I last listened to it (must...

    It's been ages since I last listened to it (must be around 2002 or so). Will have to pick it out this weekend for a re-listen. Though I fear it wont stand the test of time...
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    One of my favourite heavy rock bass players. RIP.

    One of my favourite heavy rock bass players. RIP.
  49. Thread: Wobbler

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    I know, but a band displaying combinations of...

    I know, but a band displaying combinations of influences within the genre sit well with my ears.
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    The debut had better songs (some of the best the...

    The debut had better songs (some of the best the band ever recorded). Killers had a better, more full and energetic sound. It accentuated DiAnno's punkish approach and flattered a no-holds-barred...
  51. Thread: Wobbler

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    To me Rites At Dawn -an album cloning Yes- is...

    To me Rites At Dawn -an album cloning Yes- is their weakest effort (regardless the fact that it is better composed than its predecessors). Because it is a completely unoriginal note-by-note copy and...
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    Danse Macabre is by far their best album. The...

    Danse Macabre is by far their best album. The other two are rather mediocre.
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    Responsible for the sound on many classic heavy...

    Responsible for the sound on many classic heavy rock LPs. He produced/engineered so many of the albums I loved most growing up.

    RIP.
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    Their bass player is now the one-man krautrock...

    Their bass player is now the one-man krautrock band Unimother 27.
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    Very sad news. A musical genius.

    Very sad news. A musical genius.
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    I like the glam era of Japan. When they were on...

    I like the glam era of Japan. When they were on the Ariola/Hansa label and they echoed Roxy Music, David Bowie and Cockney Rebel. First three albums.

    When they went on Virgin, with Gentlemen Take...
  57. Thread: Stoner!

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    He is one of doom metal's most iconic vocalists....

    He is one of doom metal's most iconic vocalists. Just like Tim Baker (Cirith Ungol) or Scott Reagers (Saint Vitus).
  58. Thread: Stoner!

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    Zeeb Parkes is God!

    Zeeb Parkes is God!
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    The first one from Scope is really good. The bad...

    The first one from Scope is really good. The bad production adds to the album's charm (because jazz rock with a funky edge was becoming to sound slick at the times). The second one always...
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    Well, that was also us, 40 years ago, wasn't? The...

    Well, that was also us, 40 years ago, wasn't? The Achilles tendon of the new generation is by being on the digital era, there is no construction of "past" to rebel against. So I will substitute...
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