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    ^ Which was indeed a most fitting application of...

    ^ Which was indeed a most fitting application of it, as Ferry takes the personae of sex-psycho to his role in that song. As far as the Roxys being used in film and television, their hipness factor...
  2. ^ Fine place to start with Cline (himself) is...

    ^ Fine place to start with Cline (himself) is Instrumentals (2002) by the somewhat ironically entitled Nels Cline Singers. But there's no shortage whatsoever of fabulous releases to his name.

    Odd...
  3. It's great. But I've come to somehow expect that...

    It's great. But I've come to somehow expect that from just about everything Cline lays down.
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    They're absolutely brilliant, IMHO. The...

    They're absolutely brilliant, IMHO. The Wyatt-biography from a few years back thoroughly verified his skills in articulation as far as speech itself is concerned, but Wyatt's talent for writing...
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    Yep. And these influences were present and even...

    Yep. And these influences were present and even outspoken on both previous releases as well. This does not imply a "Porcupine Tree influence".
  6. How about a little review or something, John? I'm...

    How about a little review or something, John? I'm very intrigued by both the band and the support, but could you give a little - erh - report?
  7. Not well. Solid band. But these folx are...

    Not well. Solid band.

    But these folx are reasonably young, aren't they? So there's hope for more goods in the future.
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    As for Grace Slickian-caliber soap-intrigue I...

    As for Grace Slickian-caliber soap-intrigue I only knew about the Dagmar/Greaves affair, but I see there's something good comin'.

    Who didn't want to know this kinda thing about the band? :)
  9. ^ One can only assume that it has something to do...

    ^ One can only assume that it has something to do with Waitkus' strong academic merit in music, warranting not merely some level of institutional support but also a reputation not to take lightly as...
  10. Oh come on, Moe! We're still gonna have some ol'...

    Oh come on, Moe! We're still gonna have some ol' timers play Relayer on half speed!
  11. I suppose you're right at that. Well, then. It...

    I suppose you're right at that.

    Well, then. It was a good run. Right up until folks got so fed up that a fancy meal somehow ironically became more important to them. A kind of Weimar Republic...
  12. And I never got to go. I'd stuffed away money for...

    And I never got to go. I'd stuffed away money for two trips - 2014 and 2017 - but had to cancel at the very last minute on both occasions.

    And now it's too late. And I seriously don't believe it's...
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    ^ I respectfully disagree big time on "War"; the...

    ^ I respectfully disagree big time on "War"; the basic thememelody is not only polyrhytmic but effectively joints what could have been two separate lines of metre - and the mid-section with Mongezi...
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    John, if you listen to "In Two Minds" it gets to...

    John, if you listen to "In Two Minds" it gets to be quite obvious; how this now was about the song and the message therein - rather than sbout the message concerning the song. Wa there ever a tune as...
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    Not really. Many folks do, especially...

    Not really. Many folks do, especially non-musicians who are taken over by the sheer experience of encountering Art Bears. But also some core musicians; apparently Carla Kihlstedt once told Frith that...
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    Amen! :up

    Amen! :up
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    ^ To put it like this; the Art Bears weren't...

    ^ To put it like this; the Art Bears weren't mainly about performance-music but about statement-music. Absolutely -everything- they did was enhanced to some level of non-musical expression. Yet they...
  18. ^ Yeah, but you know - my heart was always in the...

    ^ Yeah, but you know - my heart was always in the right place as well, yet I've been equally known to be quite the asshole.

    The apparent logic being that most (not all) folks I knew on the...
  19. ^ Tell me about it. And I'm the educated...

    ^ Tell me about it.

    And I'm the educated historian. Which I suppose renders my former ignorance all the more of a moral fault, if not exactly an error. Man is expected to learn as he wanders,...
  20. Hugues, it's not merely - or even primarily - a...

    Hugues, it's not merely - or even primarily - a question of political stance. If that was the case, then why would Gilmour maintain a close friendship with Robert Wyatt - whose radical politics are...
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    I dunno. Could they have gone any further,...

    I dunno. Could they have gone any further, musically speaking - within their "own" context - after Western Culture? This is one of the most thoroughly advanced rock records of all time, and it...
  22. ^ Of course not! I'm not even comparing you to...

    ^ Of course not! I'm not even comparing you to Rufus!
  23. :lol Unlike The Lamb, which is, like,...

    :lol



    Unlike The Lamb, which is, like, still really kinda innovative today.
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    ^ I will. And then I'll return with a goddarn...

    ^ I will.

    And then I'll return with a goddarn vengeance!
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    ^ From the writings in the booklets of the Road...

    ^ From the writings in the booklets of the Road boxset, I didn't really get an impression of any such thing as (much of) a "private" life outside of the HC perimeter. I have come to believe that the...
  26. Can't you explain why it is so important to get...

    Can't you explain why it is so important to get rid of side 3, 'shogun?
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    Just be thankful how these dimensions aren't...

    Just be thankful how these dimensions aren't applied to, say, Steve Wilson or IQ.

    Althusser murdered his wife in a fit of rage, btw. Didn't diminish the obvious utilities of his theoretical...
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    Sticky: ^ All three Hardscore albums are impeccably...

    ^ All three Hardscore albums are impeccably 'professional' in sound, and indeed they needed to be for those intricate compositions to come alive. From what I understand, Nuyts was initially a music...
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    Sticky: Good writeup, but I believe Carbon 7 have been...

    Good writeup, but I believe Carbon 7 have been defunkt for at least a decade now. Which is a kinda shame, as they (apparently) went almost overlooked even though their roster featured artists of an...
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    He's still prog, tho'.

    He's still prog, tho'.
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    I can see from your pic that you're senile.

    I can see from your pic that you're senile.
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    Only not up to yours, 'shogun. But that's no...

    Only not up to yours, 'shogun.

    But that's no disgrace, I mean - things got so commercial after 1971.
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    Yes. Got the joke? Now please do one on...

    Yes.


    Got the joke? Now please do one on Asia, 'shogun.

    Shit, that's even a double joke. Albeit not up to usual standards of humour in these threads.
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    ^ Perhaps you should attempt another Asia-related...

    ^ Perhaps you should attempt another Asia-related superjoke instead? Or are those strictly limited to threads on topics about which you know absolutely nothing?
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    Inimitable: ...

    Inimitable:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FijyZQRryig
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    But the question remains as to whether they're...

    But the question remains as to whether they're normal or abnormal prog. Those are the splendid new guidelines, also in here.
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    There's a difference between an arbitrary...

    There's a difference between an arbitrary reminiscence and an "influence".

    I'm thinking of that friend of mine who once insisted that Swans might be influenced by Samla Mammas Manna. He wasn't...
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    But unlike HCow, who according to Piekut pushed...

    But unlike HCow, who according to Piekut pushed rock to its limits, there are simply no limits to Trans. Their epics just go on and on, to the limits and eternally beyond.

    I'll have to buy the...
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    Toby Driver and Kayo Dot - no matter the lineup...

    Toby Driver and Kayo Dot - no matter the lineup or configuration - have never ever sounded anything even remotely within the possible realm of Porcupine Tree.

    And I listened to Porcupine Tree from...
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    It means Grumpytesticlehaircutter.

    It means Grumpytesticlehaircutter.
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    Oh.

    Oh.
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    What the does "Your normal prog" mean?

    What the does "Your normal prog" mean?
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    Oh, thanks for all those immaculate words. ...

    Oh, thanks for all those immaculate words.

    Hunter would listen to the moods and colours of a tune and then adapt his imagery, be they surreal or pedestrian, proletarian or honkytonk. Extremely few...
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    ^ Dagmar was apparently always the Dionysian...

    ^ Dagmar was apparently always the Dionysian force and voice of the band. I remember J. Greaves saying somewhere that she could schnapps him under the table, and she'd even been best buddies with the...
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    Did you use Nigel Cross' essay as a point of...

    Did you use Nigel Cross' essay as a point of reference, Joe? I believe that one single article made wonders in bringing about a certain historical attention to the Ladbroke Grove scene.
    ...
  46. ^I remember there was a debacle about that. He...

    ^I remember there was a debacle about that.

    He had some monster riffs on his conscience.
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    ^ Did you hear the previous cuppa Toby solo...

    ^ Did you hear the previous cuppa Toby solo albums?
  48. Dödskalle Anka.

    Dödskalle Anka.
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    You see, that's the problem with these sort of...

    You see, that's the problem with these sort of maps. Fascism is portrayed as something specifically "western". Charters, programmes and traits from the Arab, Turk and Persian world are omitted due to...
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    Look again; they're already present! |)

    Look again; they're already present! |)
  51. I really like the music, but I wish you'd add...

    I really like the music, but I wish you'd add another 'd' to the name.
  52. I was kinda thinking the very same thing; is...

    I was kinda thinking the very same thing; is there supposed to be some sort of convergence between 'bland' and 'terrible'?

    The Tea Club sound alright. "Prog" or "not Prog" notwithstanding.
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    Geez, they've sought to recall the ol' Hlinka...

    Geez, they've sought to recall the ol' Hlinka guard, Mussert, BUF, the Romanian Legionaires, Estado Novo, Grey Wolves and Benito's Social Republic in Salo! Even the bloody Pérkonkrusts are in.
    ...
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    ^ Alright, then. My guess is that some 19,027 of...

    ^ Alright, then. My guess is that some 19,027 of those folks at Piazza Navona were actually sticking around waiting for this guy:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tkG0PO0LJs


    And that's OUR...
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    Would it help?

    Would it help?
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    Ok.

    Ok.
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    ^ Yeah, but still it is a token to their...

    ^ Yeah, but still it is a token to their zeitgeist that HC were able to play Piazza Navona in Rome for 20,000 folks who apparently even stayed the course for the entire gig. Of course, these were the...
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    I absolutely agree in principle, although truth...

    I absolutely agree in principle, although truth be said there was more to be had from the Italian artists than from their German counterparts - for instance in architecture and with Marinetti's...
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    Great news.

    Great news.
  60. ^Dave Arbus was Jewish, I believe - although I...

    ^Dave Arbus was Jewish, I believe - although I seriously doubt if it had that much of an impact on the outcome other than the benefit of his musical upbringing in general. Some of these kosher cats...
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