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    When I met him (see post #2) he was very down on...

    When I met him (see post #2) he was very down on Lizard and thought the lyrics, and his vocals, were an embarrassment. I told him that Lizard had an appealing, dark atmosphere and his "spitting out"...
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    I'd be happy to if you explain how to do it. I'm...

    I'd be happy to if you explain how to do it. I'm not familiar with the platform.
    thx
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    Very sad news. A truly talented guy who finally...

    Very sad news. A truly talented guy who finally got some well-deserved mainstream recognition as a solo artist with the wonderfully retro "How Wonderful You Are".

    I had the pleasure of buying...
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    The best insight I've heard on this question...

    The best insight I've heard on this question comes from Robert Fripp who said, probably 10-15 years ago, in response to a question about getting calls from promoters about interest in a KC '69...
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    I agree there are a lot of "2nd era" boots of...

    I agree there are a lot of "2nd era" boots of VDGG that are B or better sound and are great performances. The Newcastle one you have posted is one of my favorites. There's also Birmingham, London,...
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    I get the gist of what the song is about, but I...

    I get the gist of what the song is about, but I really wish I could understand more of the words. I do understand "screw yourself" but not much else!
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    Whenever I hear that line the image in my mind...

    Whenever I hear that line the image in my mind has always been of Jon playing pinball.
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    :rofl Yes if there is one thing the current Soft...

    :rofl Yes if there is one thing the current Soft Machine should *not* want from Mr. Summers, it would have to be lead vocals.

    Well I'm sad it is very probably not true. Andy is a top notch jazzer...
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    Andy Summers rejoins Soft machine? Wha??!

    Is this for real? This was on the Soft Machine band members wiki page. See "current members." Its not even close to April 1.

    I'm guessing maybe he guested at a few shows? And this got...
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    I wish I could help you. They had L&L at the...

    I wish I could help you. They had L&L at the merch table in Sellersville a year ago. I too had been wondering when Burning Shed would get it in stock... So I was overjoyed to be able to pick up that...
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    RIP. I'm not too surprised though; I had read...

    RIP. I'm not too surprised though; I had read about his continued smoking, drinking, and drugging, all to pretty amazing levels of excess given he was well into his 50s, during the reunion tours of...
  12. Love this band. I am sad I haven't been able to...

    Love this band. I am sad I haven't been able to see Stick Men in all the years they've been together. I was all set to see them in Syracuse several years ago but then one of them caught cold and they...
  13. No one's posted this classic on PE for at least a...

    No one's posted this classic on PE for at least a few years, so here goes... :)

    I don't think it would win, relative to Tommy Seebach or Billy Squier, but it's worth an honorable mention.

    ...
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    Heritage and Pale Communion have proven to be...

    Heritage and Pale Communion have proven to be real keepers for me. They stand the test of time very well. Initially I was intrigued by online samples that I kept coming back to. Only after about a...
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    Thanks for the trailer. It was good fun too see...

    Thanks for the trailer. It was good fun too see what everyone in those bands looks like today!
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    One of my Top 10 of the 00s. Primo Canterbury...

    One of my Top 10 of the 00s. Primo Canterbury Italiano for the new millennium. IMHO 4th is miles beyond their first two from a decade previous in terms of subtlety and sophistication. Not that those...
  17. Nice article and well deserved. One of the many...

    Nice article and well deserved. One of the many great things about living in Ithaca NY, which I did for a decade, was being able to see occasional reformations of Mother Mallard. A fond musical...
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    Nice interview! Pretty down to earth for Jon, and...

    Nice interview! Pretty down to earth for Jon, and he provides some interesting information. I enjoyed the story about the wacky origins of 1000 Hands, which IMHO is a very solid Jon album. Possibly...
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    Amusing (to me anyway) absolutely true story from...

    Amusing (to me anyway) absolutely true story from earlier today...

    I was reading through this thread and clicked on the "eminent sleaze" video for the first time. I then realized I had turned down...
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    So7 has been a real grower for me. I bought it...

    So7 has been a real grower for me. I bought it possibly on the same record-buying trip when I bought Drama. To my teenage ears Drama was a great manly man album. Something I could proudly play for...
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    The 18-minute Trees has an obvious instrumental...

    The 18-minute Trees has an obvious instrumental run-through of Pictures of a City starting at about 3 minutes in. I'm sure there's more references after that but the listening gets pretty painful.
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  22. Yep. I find myself doing the same thing, and for...

    Yep. I find myself doing the same thing, and for the same reason. With PFM I've been recently enjoying Passpartu and Suonare (no sharks being jumped on either of those IMO), with Genesis it's been...
  23. ^^^ I got through about 45 minutes of it and I...

    ^^^ I got through about 45 minutes of it and I pretty much agree with that. It often seemed random. That being said, sometimes you need to be physically there, in the hall, for these kinds of shows...
  24. As in, one week ago, September 4? 2020? If so,...

    As in, one week ago, September 4? 2020?

    If so, I had no idea AZ were in any way an ongoing entity... Who is in the band?
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    From the early eighties concerts of my youth,...

    From the early eighties concerts of my youth, even if I can't remember anything off the setlist I can usually remember at least what the stage looked like from where I was sitting. The only show I...
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    I have owned the Caravan debut for 35 years,...

    I have owned the Caravan debut for 35 years, luckily finding it in a used shop for $7. The Verve US pressing. I have really warmed to it over the years. When I first got it I was thrilled to have...
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    Holy Cow! Thanks Udi for the heads up on this....

    Holy Cow! Thanks Udi for the heads up on this. The great performances of Softs and their diaspora just keep on coming. Every year or two there are some newly unearthed videos, these two included....
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    I agree: Great album cover! But no Gates??! That...

    I agree: Great album cover! But no Gates??! That would have been the main attraction on this one... If they needed to save space to keep this a single disc they should have ditched the...
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    ...And that's not even the half of it. I can't...

    ...And that's not even the half of it. I can't believe there is an entire disc of takes of Court! and then one of Epitaphs, and one of Moonchildren, though you do get the indispensible (NOT!) "Wind...
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    No Shit!? That was probably my favorite story...

    No Shit!? That was probably my favorite story from his solo show that I saw in the early 00s. I've even repeated it several times... :(
  31. If you don't have most of the individual Caravan...

    If you don't have most of the individual Caravan discs already, this looks like it has all the great stuff.

    http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=31637
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    Anything Yes you find in a bootleg shop is also...

    Anything Yes you find in a bootleg shop is also very likely available at yessongs.nl for free download. The yessongs site has even been sort-of endorsed by the band... So unless the packaging is...
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    ^^^ Thanks for the tracklist. It is disappointing...

    ^^^ Thanks for the tracklist. It is disappointing that the live 1971 replicates exactly Disc 3 of the Morituri set when it sounds like other versions were available. But as long as they price it like...
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    I bet these guys were a hit with the ladies back...

    I bet these guys were a hit with the ladies back in the day...
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    I've got boots of Montreux and Ruisrock, yes, it...

    I've got boots of Montreux and Ruisrock, yes, it is Litherland on the former and even though Farlowe is listed on the latter it doesn't sound like him at all. So I assume Clempson. They're not great...
  36. I would rather see everyone focus on getting the...

    I would rather see everyone focus on getting the best music possible from the mothership instead of all these side projects. Sherwood also told us he's got a new Circa coming, so that's two projects...
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    I was thinking the same thing. I notice Four...

    I was thinking the same thing. I notice Four Decades has a few selections from Green and ToS, so at least some of the material *was* played live. Dunno when or where, but it's a shame that those...
  38. ^^^ Alright I'll have to check out TD with...

    ^^^ Alright I'll have to check out TD with superlatives like that being thrown about.

    One trend I've noticed is an expanding eclecticism. The comment above about "Genre X + metal" is one form and...
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    Yep. And me with my 13 yo Toyota Avalon. My kids...

    Yep. And me with my 13 yo Toyota Avalon. My kids are constantly bugging me to buy a new car (Dad it's sooo embarrassing, yadda yadda) but there's nothing mechanically wrong with it, AND not only is...
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    Yes mine too. I've got one called "Definitive...

    Yes mine too. I've got one called "Definitive Chicago". I had not known there were multiple Chicago shows in 1978 but I checked and Definitive is indeed from Uptown Theater. I have 3-4 other good...
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    I hope you at least managed to embarrass your...

    I hope you at least managed to embarrass your kid(s) a little!
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    Pretty much my experience as well. One of those...

    Pretty much my experience as well. One of those albums that you just have to relax and let it wash over you. Eventually once I got to know the music it started to feel like it was coming from inside...
  43. Thread: RIP Judy Dyble

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    I very much enjoyed Judy's work on the first...

    I very much enjoyed Judy's work on the first Fairport album and she sings on some proto-King Crimson tunes as well. I don't know if she was ever considered an official member of KC or GGF. I will...
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    Yes I think we have to distinguish between...

    Yes I think we have to distinguish between Dad-rock and Dad-bands. Dad-rock seems to be just a synonym for classic rock, based on the articles.

    But the dad-band fad is its own beast. You...
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    Good track. The first "band it sounds like" that...

    Good track. The first "band it sounds like" that hit me was Magnum. Also a little of Springsteen circa Born in the USA. But I hear the Asia and Who references as well. Anyway it sounds promising...
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    Thanks! really enjoyed watching this. Sounds like...

    Thanks! really enjoyed watching this. Sounds like Sherwood is a very down-to-earth guy and is very content with his lot in life (he should be!). BTW Glad you asked my Shatner question! Answer was far...
  47. Too bad there's no physical release but I just...

    Too bad there's no physical release but I just gotta change with the changing times. In that spirit I went ahead and bought the download. After one full uninterrupted listen, it's great! More...
  48. Dedicated is a very enjoyable album. The three...

    Dedicated is a very enjoyable album. The three tracks linked above are the three best--the most straightforward (relatively) with a Britjazz sound.

    I never knew the album was from 1971 until...
  49. A fond memory from Progman Cometh in Seattle...

    A fond memory from Progman Cometh in Seattle (2002) was walking to the Moore theater and running into a tall man in full wizard gear. How are you? he asked, thinking I was a random pedestrian. Great!...
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    ^^^ My wife bought TL singer songwriter 10 CD...

    ^^^ My wife bought TL singer songwriter 10 CD series for the 70s. Soft rock, folk rock, yacht rock... Great stuff in small doses!
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    I am a big fan of V/A compilations if someone has...

    I am a big fan of V/A compilations if someone has put serious thought into the sequencing. Compilations can be far superior to the sum of their parts if done properly.

    One example is Wayside...
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    Any new work with William Shatner? More...

    Any new work with William Shatner?

    More seriously, Circa's Valley of the Windmill is my favorite thing he's ever done. Has he done any more writing in that vein that could go on another Circa...
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    I bought both Sloche cd's in a large HMV during a...

    I bought both Sloche cd's in a large HMV during a visit to Montreal about a decade ago. They were in the "Musique Quebecois" section, which was pretty large. An entire room. About $25 each but how...
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    :) :) :)



    :( but will definitely buy. I get the economics of a project like that....
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    Yes that's a good one. I find these days I get...

    Yes that's a good one. I find these days I get far more mileage from KC offshoots than from the mothership. Over time I've worn my ears out on all KC proper, except maybe the TCOL lineup live. Some...
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    An absolute genius. Some of his music was a bit...

    An absolute genius. Some of his music was a bit beyond my comprehension perhaps but when his music clicked with me it was like being hit by a Tsunami.
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    First I gotta say I think McD&G is a mediocre...

    First I gotta say I think McD&G is a mediocre record. It is one of those albums I have honestly and sincerely tried to like many times. Every 3-4 years I pull out the CD and somehow convince myself...
  58. One small story from a different perspective. My...

    One small story from a different perspective. My mother volunteered for a lot of Zoellner events back in the 00s. Mostly classical music.

    I once asked her if she or any of her friends ever worked...
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    This list consists of then-new releases I was...

    This list consists of then-new releases I was listening to a lot at the time, not necessarily what I would choose to listen to now. I think that's how people are interpreting this...

    So, 1981 from...
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    Downes tweeted about 2 years ago that he was...

    Downes tweeted about 2 years ago that he was going into the studio with Wetton's demos of a projected new album and was going to try and complete it as a memorial to JW. I was excited about it (I...
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