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  1. Sticky: The Moodies had a song writing powerhouse that...

    The Moodies had a song writing powerhouse that could live with if not match the Beatles and their run of magnificent albums starts here. I was a huge fan back in the 70s during my 6th Form days, and...
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    Great- everyone's friends now.

    Great- everyone's friends now.
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    I don't know.. People will be saying they sound...

    I don't know.. People will be saying they sound like the Buggles next.
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    National Health: DS Al Coda Hugh Hopper: Hopper...

    National Health: DS Al Coda
    Hugh Hopper: Hopper Tunity Box
    Bruford: Feels Good To Me
    Steve Hillage: Open
    spot the connection....
  5. I'm sticking to cds.

    I'm sticking to cds.
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    It's still 1976 in my house.

    It's still 1976 in my house.
  7. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    ^^^^ Not as good as 70s stuff; check :)

    ^^^^ Not as good as 70s stuff; check :)
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    He was the pilot of a charter flight I had to...

    He was the pilot of a charter flight I had to Greece once.
  9. Thread: Genesis- Duke

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    A fine album, but ultimately it's what is not...

    A fine album, but ultimately it's what is not there that defines it.
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    ^^^^ Third play already! And I trimmed the privet...

    ^^^^ Third play already! And I trimmed the privet hedge in between.
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    By way of update; I'm now having my first listen...

    By way of update; I'm now having my first listen to Missing Pieces! Finally tracked a copy down. And I'm liking what I hear. :-)
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    Anyone worked out what "It Just Might Be a One...

    Anyone worked out what "It Just Might Be a One Shot Deal" is about?- I've done the usual google searches.
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    These sorts of discussions often mistake quality...

    These sorts of discussions often mistake quality for fashionableness.
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    Thanks folks for views on Guitar v Shut Up.

    Thanks folks for views on Guitar v Shut Up.
  15. Robin Williamson

    Robin Williamson
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    How do people rate 'Guitar' compared with 'Shut...

    How do people rate 'Guitar' compared with 'Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar'?
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    I would have been slightly more optimistic if it...

    I would have been slightly more optimistic if it had say, two tracks...
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    She spent her teenage years in Cornwall

    She spent her teenage years in Cornwall
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    I started investigating Zappa via the two Cheap...

    I started investigating Zappa via the two Cheap Thrills cds; they didn't do a lot for me. I then picked up the Threesome box set. That didn't really rock my boat either. Now Hot Rats I did like, and...
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    Thanks to PE I've just added another half a...

    Thanks to PE I've just added another half a dozen cds to my collection
  21. I'll stick with the double cd 'best of' that I...

    I'll stick with the double cd 'best of' that I have.
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    ^^^ As I'm new here can I point out that I am not...

    ^^^ As I'm new here can I point out that I am not whoever he is.
  23. California Girls

    California Girls
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    ^^^ Not yet - haven't seen any available at a...

    ^^^ Not yet - haven't seen any available at a sensible price!
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    The National Health Playtime cd has finally...

    The National Health Playtime cd has finally arrived. This was my second attempt to get a copy - the first got lost in the post, and this one took its time! It's a great addition to my Canterbury...
  26. A fine effort - but to my ears he never managed...

    A fine effort - but to my ears he never managed to repeat the sheer magic of The Voyage Of the Acolyte.
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    The start of the great run of near perfect albums!

    The start of the great run of near perfect albums!
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    The metal-ish opening two lines of the album...

    The metal-ish opening two lines of the album initially put me off - but it's qualities have grown on my over time- as have nearly all things that involve Messrs Hillage and Stewart.
  29. ^^^ No, I didn't and yep, those two are quite...

    ^^^ No, I didn't and yep, those two are quite good!
  30. The last great Yes music was written in the late...

    The last great Yes music was written in the late 70s I fear.
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    The first three Supersister albums have been...

    The first three Supersister albums have been added to my collection. I particularly like the first two. More discoveries from these Canterbury Binge threads!
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    A friend of mine pointed out that Hawkwind were a...

    A friend of mine pointed out that Hawkwind were a great band to do the ironing to - correctly. Maybe not the most sophisticated band but a fine bit of noise. Silver Machine was part of my growing up.
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    Boring answer but Strawberry Fields Forever takes...

    Boring answer but Strawberry Fields Forever takes some beating
  34. Thread: Acoustic prog

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    Incredible String Band.

    Incredible String Band.
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    I cant separate the trilogy into individual...

    I cant separate the trilogy into individual albums - I see them as one lovely piece of work!
  36. R.I.P.

    R.I.P.
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    ...sigh....

    ...sigh....
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    Thanks for all the shopping suggestions - just...

    Thanks for all the shopping suggestions - just need to work out if I like them now....
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    Just to say that looking at the prices on Amazon...

    Just to say that looking at the prices on Amazon I wont be starting with the Cardiacs any time soon..
  40. A recent addition to my collection during my...

    A recent addition to my collection during my Canterburian foraging. Fine album!
  41. Thread: Classical music

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    I live in hope that Sibelius' 8th will turn up...

    I live in hope that Sibelius' 8th will turn up hidden under a floorboard somewhere...
  42. Thread: Classical music

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    Sibelius is my favourite classical composer; new...

    Sibelius is my favourite classical composer; new details reveals itself on every listen. Symphonies 2, 5 and 7 are my favourites and the tone poems are a genre he excelled in.
  43. I was a big Moodies fan in the mid 70s, but by...

    I was a big Moodies fan in the mid 70s, but by the time this one came out I was listening to bands like the Jam. I've caught up with this and most of their later albums since and agree with the...
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    The list of artists I like that feature the flute...

    The list of artists I like that feature the flute is quite long. I must have been an Arcadian shepherd a previous life.
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    ^^^^ Needlepoint have a touch of Harpers Bazaar...

    ^^^^ Needlepoint have a touch of Harpers Bazaar about them too!
  46. I'm not sure any band is worth this sort of...

    I'm not sure any band is worth this sort of over-indulgence.
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    ^^^^ I have the Double Negative CD. Very good. I...

    ^^^^ I have the Double Negative CD. Very good. I may get others if cds turn up at sensible prices on Amazon!
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    Just added Chronometers and 185 to my Muffins...

    Just added Chronometers and 185 to my Muffins collection -what a fine band they were!
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    Of course the answer should have been Smile.

    Of course the answer should have been Smile.
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    It wouldn't be so much fun if everyone liked it!...

    It wouldn't be so much fun if everyone liked it! :-)
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    I don't know why people have a problem with jazz-...

    I don't know why people have a problem with jazz- it's just noodling with a saxophone instead of a guitar.
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    One thing leads to another (especially when you...

    One thing leads to another (especially when you are browsing these Canterbury Binge threads), so over the last 12 months the trail for me has flowed thus.... Gong to Hillage, to Egg, To Hatfield and...
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    ^^^ It's a shame that Kevin Furbank's book on...

    ^^^ It's a shame that Kevin Furbank's book on Gong did not cover some of the key solo albums by Daevid Allen - 'Good Morning', 'Now Is the Happiest Time of Your Life' and N' Existe Pas!' are...
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    ^^^ Me too over the last 12 months!

    ^^^ Me too over the last 12 months!
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    ^^ Yes per anporth, the name did not go...

    ^^ Yes per anporth, the name did not go un-noticed!
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    ^^ Not arrived today. Hey ho...wait a bit...

    ^^ Not arrived today. Hey ho...wait a bit longer.. sigh
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    ^^^^ Good album 2032,despite Hillage's presence I...

    ^^^^ Good album 2032,despite Hillage's presence I find Shapeshifter and Zero to infinity more pleasing- maybe it tries too hard to be contemporary. Gets better as it goes on though. :-)
    I'm waiting...
  58. ^^^ Good review! I've just tracked down the...

    ^^^ Good review! I've just tracked down the twofer cds so won't be forking out any more - but I do like those early albums, probably most of all.
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    In Pursuit Of Spring by Edward Thomas

    In Pursuit Of Spring by Edward Thomas
  60. Thread: NP

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    Zopp.

    Zopp.
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