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    Can't say I'm aware of a lot of rock songs that...

    Can't say I'm aware of a lot of rock songs that mention Patek Philippe. (Ian Anderson, in "Crazed Institution," favors a Piaget.)

    I always thought the infamous "Someone get me a ladder" line...
  2. Didn't Howe and Squire play "A Bass Odyssey"...

    Didn't Howe and Squire play "A Bass Odyssey" together in 1970?
  3. You mean the fat, dumpy guy? :lol

    You mean the fat, dumpy guy? :lol
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    Actually I can't. :(

    Actually I can't. :(
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    Put that next to Jimmy Buffett's shaker of salt....

    Put that next to Jimmy Buffett's shaker of salt. (There was a recent Bizarro cartoon about Jimmy Buffett's other kitchen implements: his cracker of nuts, grater of cheese, etc.).
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    Jeezus. I'd heard vague rumblings about Bond, but...

    Jeezus. I'd heard vague rumblings about Bond, but I never knew that about Stan Kenton. Ugh.
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    I think you've really got Zappa wrong here. Don't...

    I think you've really got Zappa wrong here. Don't assume that he was letting himself off the hook. There is a revealing moment in the performance of "Broken Hearts Are for Assholes" captured in the...
  8. If only it had also included "Point Me at the...

    If only it had also included "Point Me at the Sky." I had the Masters of Rock version with the cover that used the inner spread photo from Meddle with Syd Barrett's face spliced in in place of...
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    5-CD + blu-ray deluxe box set of the complete...

    5-CD + blu-ray deluxe box set of the complete Ramshackled sessions.
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    Well, it's not like any of the Paul Is Dead clues...

    Well, it's not like any of the Paul Is Dead clues made any sense anyway.
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    Guess I miss the boat on the bundles. You can get...

    Guess I miss the boat on the bundles. You can get the box, shirt, and book; or box, shirt, book, and colored vinyl LP. I could go for a bundle of box, book, and LP, but I could do without that shirt.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNGHMf15I4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNGHMf15I4
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    I heard the Nice's "Diamond Hard Blue Apples of...

    I heard the Nice's "Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon" at my local TJ's recently.
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    I can't hear that without associating it with the...

    I can't hear that without associating it with the "Paul is dead" business, where I heard the line presented as a clue before I had even heard the actual song. (I didn't get the White Album until...
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    The Rolling Stones' sumptuously funky "Rain Fall...

    The Rolling Stones' sumptuously funky "Rain Fall Down," where this left-field observation pops up in the middle of a seedy seduction scenario:

    The bankers are wankers every Thursday night
    They...
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    FWIW, there's a track on the Lowell George...

    FWIW, there's a track on the Lowell George Lightning Rod Man album by the first Little Feat lineup plus Ian Underwood, recorded at TTG at the same time Zappa was recording Hot Rats there.
  17. That was indoors. What they did capture was a...

    That was indoors. What they did capture was a seemingly random burst of applause in the middle of a solo, which turned out to be the audience reaction to Ella Fitzgerald entering the hall and taking...
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    Off the top of my head, Ian plays the electric...

    Off the top of my head, Ian plays the electric rhythm part on "Locomotive Breath." The record sleeves generally credited Ian with acoustic and Martin with electric, but they did both switch-hit now...
  19. Only if you don't consider the original album to...

    Only if you don't consider the original album to be an integral work.
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    From the Vaultmeister:

    From the Vaultmeister:
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    Woo, and indeed, Hoo. This is more like it.

    Woo, and indeed, Hoo. This is more like it.
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    Pressed Rat and Warthog have closed down their...

    Pressed Rat and Warthog have closed down their shop. :(
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    And such an overpowering, regal stage presence....

    And such an overpowering, regal stage presence. Saw her back in the '70s singing Beethoven and Ravel with the San Diego Symphony. Amazing.
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    The opposing team's disk takes a base.

    The opposing team's disk takes a base.
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    Saw Chick a few years ago at Davies Symphony Hall...

    Saw Chick a few years ago at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, hosting a tribute to McCoy Tyner. Besides Chick and McCoy himself, Geri Allen and Randy Weston played, and Joe Lovano honked on one...
  26. I was there the second night and would SO much...

    I was there the second night and would SO much have traded you "Schizoid Man" for "Cirkus."
  27. That's nobody's Rondo but the Turks'.

    That's nobody's Rondo but the Turks'.
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    Not really. Apart from a brief essay by Cutler...

    Not really. Apart from a brief essay by Cutler about the band's history, it's basically a scrapbook, with reproductions of articles, posters, and ephemera like flyers from the Explorers Club, minutes...
  29. There were two shows in L.A. I was at the first...

    There were two shows in L.A. I was at the first one, and can confirm that it was being videotaped, but I've read that all the live footage used for Slipstream came from the second night. It would be...
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    Always loved Fripp's aphorism, "Music is the cup...

    Always loved Fripp's aphorism, "Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence."
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    Yeah, I've read Fripp's statement, Visconti's...

    Yeah, I've read Fripp's statement, Visconti's statement, and Eno's statement, but I'm still none the wiser as to what exactly a "Featured Player" actually is, how and where one is recognized, and...
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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bd/Str...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bd/Strictly_Personal.jpg
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    https://www.amoeba.com/sized-images/max/500/500/up...

    https://www.amoeba.com/sized-images/max/500/500/uploads/albums/covers/other//TheUnitedStatesOfAmerica.jpg

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/As_Safe_As_Yesterday_Is_cover.jpg
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  34. It appears that it's not even the actual...

    It appears that it's not even the actual cardboard mask with elastic band that was issued as a promo item, just the paper innersleeve from Giant for a Day. Cheap.
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    Does a cow have Buddha nature?

    Does a cow have Buddha nature?
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    Confusingly, Atlantic used the same title and a...

    Confusingly, Atlantic used the same title and a similar cover photo for a "complete" CD box set which covers only Mingus's first stint with Atlantic (1956-61), and so does not include any of the '70s...
  37. Bad as it is, he actually sounds stronger there...

    Bad as it is, he actually sounds stronger there than he did when I saw him last year.
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    They most likely intended to use the reunion...

    They most likely intended to use the reunion footage from the Living with the Past DVD, but ended up replacing it with a This Was-era tune performed by the 2000s band from the same DVD, either by...
  39. I have the 12-inch. I just wonder why it has...

    I have the 12-inch. I just wonder why it has never appeared on a proper Peter Gabriel release, even alongside all the other film tracks and other oddities that are being collected on these recent...
  40. 62 tracks and still no "Out Out"!

    62 tracks and still no "Out Out"!
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    Rumor has it that a standard CD edition (and a...

    Rumor has it that a standard CD edition (and a vinyl version) will follow in due time, and I would be very surprised if it didn't. (I won't buy it, though. I wanted the "objet." Tool missed their...
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    They made it available for one day (September 5)....

    They made it available for one day (September 5). I happened to find out about it the next day. Oh well!
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    Nope, I was way up in the nosebleed seats. And...

    Nope, I was way up in the nosebleed seats. And went with a group, so at least I had sane people on both sides of me.
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    Funny, the first thing our group talked about...

    Funny, the first thing our group talked about when we got back to the car tonight was the Tourette's guy in front of us (actually directly in front of me) who obsessively rocked back and forth...
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    This is so embarrassing. They must think Zappa...

    This is so embarrassing. They must think Zappa fans are ten years old. And it looks like it may be an even bigger waste of precious shelf space than the last Halloween mask production, thanks to the...
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    Which original sequencing? If you're reissuing...

    Which original sequencing? If you're reissuing LITP just as an exercise in nostalgia, you can't please those who are used to the US track listing and those who expect the UK version both. And for any...
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    There are at least two known tracks from those...

    There are at least two known tracks from those sessions still unreleased: "D.J.," said to be a disco-style arrangement; and a heavy rocker called "Dinosaur." One reason it has remained in the can...
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    Not to be outdone, King Crimson will package...

    Not to be outdone, King Crimson will package their next album, Chocolate Fripp Trip, in a box of See's candies shaped like each of the musicians.
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    Ditto. I've never owned a Tool album, so this...

    Ditto. I've never owned a Tool album, so this wasn't even on my radar until I started noticing all the fuss about it yesterday. I thought it looked like a really great little art piece, and I liked...
  50. I make it "On a dulcimer she played/As an...

    I make it "On a dulcimer she played/As an Abyssinian maid."
  51. Not nonsensical at all; a straightforward account...

    Not nonsensical at all; a straightforward account of marching to the Boer wars.

    Edit: maybe that's "Footsore and weary"?
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    Central Park NYC.

    Central Park NYC.
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    13305

    13305
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    I noticed that the two covers in the OP were both...

    I noticed that the two covers in the OP were both CTI releases, so I figured the same guy did both. But I looked it up, and both the photography and design credits are different between the two...
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    Mark Powell is credited with "Conception, tape...

    Mark Powell is credited with "Conception, tape research, compilation and co-ordination," so I would assume he made those decisions.
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    Predecessor to the above: ...

    Predecessor to the above:

    https://www.rhino.com/sites/rhino.com/files/styles/article_image/public/2019-01/61AUBfL-YHL._SS500.jpg
  57. Plus Jack Lancaster on the left and Barry...

    Plus Jack Lancaster on the left and Barry Reynolds, center.
  58. Yes, that guitar solo was their set opener on the...

    Yes, that guitar solo was their set opener on the '75 tour (segueing into "Wind Up") until they introduced the song itself.
  59. Mine too; my top three Tulls have always been...

    Mine too; my top three Tulls have always been Passion Play, Thick as a Brick, and Minstrel, in that order.
  60. Yeah, I can't hear that either. There is that...

    Yeah, I can't hear that either. There is that heavy bit that comes after the instrumental break, but even that I would struggle to compare to Zep.
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