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  1. I think it really depends on the band, and the...

    I think it really depends on the band, and the context. If you're at, say, a Rush, or classic Genesis of Yes show, the songs will be played largely note-for-note, but you get all the performance...
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    I can't find a citation, but that's supposedly...

    I can't find a citation, but that's supposedly Carl Palmer and the album in question was Love Beach. Personally, I believe the story. :lol

    Bill
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    Please do. I know we're gonna love it! :lol ...

    Please do. I know we're gonna love it! :lol

    But seriously, do you have a sense of what you need to do, or what you're going to do? Any other questions? I'd like to see you get a legit answer to...
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    OK, I get it now. This makes sense, those plastic...

    OK, I get it now. This makes sense, those plastic parts would be prone to breaking. You can easily and inexpensively replace the tuners on a classical guitar, though you may have to replace the...
  5. Thread: peg broke off

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    :lol

    :lol
  6. Thread: peg broke off

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    Hmmm. That's hard to envision. Is it just the...

    Hmmm. That's hard to envision. Is it just the part where you put your fingers to turn the peg that broke off? Can you post a picture?

    I guess, in a sense, the solution is the same as the bridge...
  7. Thread: peg broke off

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    If you're talking about the peg that holds the...

    If you're talking about the peg that holds the string into the bridge of your acoustic guitar (called a "bridge pin"), I'd just replace it. They're not expensive. If you have a set of plastic pegs,...
  8. Thread: Lynyrd Skynyrd

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    What clip are you talking about? That's an...

    What clip are you talking about?



    That's an odd question. From my experience, girls were HUGELY into what we now term "classic rock," at least as much as they guys, and more-so in the cases of...
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    Sticky: I gave it a fresh listen last night. Pleasant...

    I gave it a fresh listen last night. Pleasant enough stuff. For some reason, it has a kind of Italian vibe to me, not the big names, but groups like Il Volo or maybe Apoteosi. Not that Vesilinja...
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    I'm impressed! Either your ears, or you brain,...

    I'm impressed! Either your ears, or you brain, are bigger than mine... or both. ;) :up
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    I've had the album for a a little more than a...

    I've had the album for a a little more than a week, spun it probably five times now. It's good. I didn't personally find it that much less "dense" like some listeners did. It sounds basically like...
  12. Thread: Lynyrd Skynyrd

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    I own their first five albums on CD. Other than...

    I own their first five albums on CD. Other than Freebird, What's Your Name, and Sweet Home Alabama (the only song of theirs that I actively dislike, both musically and lyrically), I've never actually...
  13. Thread: Polyphia

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    I like Polyphia a lot. Great chops and often...

    I like Polyphia a lot. Great chops and often tricky compositions, but their music remains extremely accessible. I like Chon as well, who are similar, but I've come to enjoy Polyphia even more.

    Bill
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    Sticky: I spun this a lot when I first got it. I need to...

    I spun this a lot when I first got it. I need to dig it out again. I remember liking it quite a bit, but I can't recall many details right now.

    Bill
  15. Thread: Prog in Spain

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    I was going to mention them. I'm not sure if...

    I was going to mention them. I'm not sure if they're gigging now, but I know they are active. Also, there's a Prog/Fusion band called On the Raw that seems to play quite extensively in Spain and...
  16. This is why I basically stopped using SynPhonic....

    This is why I basically stopped using SynPhonic. He was my #1 vendor for years, but now I hardly use him at all because there's no way to know what's new. Even if he just put something out with...
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    That's fine.

    That's fine.
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Wording it the way you did, I'd argue you kind of...

    Wording it the way you did, I'd argue you kind of are knocking Aja. This thread is months old. Few, if any, remember what you may have said in the past.



    You don't have to write an essay to...
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    Katy Lied might be my favorite overall, but...

    Katy Lied might be my favorite overall, but saying it's their last really good album is a very "out there" opinion. Aja isn't my top favorite, but to not acknowledge that as a good, if not great,...
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    I picked up Rush with Permanent Waves and Moving...

    I picked up Rush with Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures, so Hemispheres was a little hard for me to get into at first. Flash forward to today, and it's probably my favorite Rush album. I think it...
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    We cover this song in a band I'm in. Hearing that...

    We cover this song in a band I'm in. Hearing that solo never gets old. It's a really fun song to sing, too.

    Bill
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    Sticky: He's responding to an earlier post. That's where...

    He's responding to an earlier post. That's where some of the members of the new band, Birth, are from, the others being from Astra.

    Bill
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    He's actually working on one. He's posted on...

    He's actually working on one. He's posted on track, or at least a pretty advanced demo, and it was excellent. He's so busy, it'll take him forever to complete it, and the he probably won't put it out...
  25. Thread: 2022 so far

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    I've only gotten two 2022 releases so far. ...

    I've only gotten two 2022 releases so far.

    Soft Fogg - Soft Fogg. Good rocking fusion. Too short, needed another track or two to round it out, and I'd like a bit more dynamics, but not a terrible...
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    Now we're talkin'! :up

    Now we're talkin'! :up
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    That's Tony Franklin, right about the time he...

    That's Tony Franklin, right about the time he left The Firm, and just before Blue Murder. I'm friends with him on Facebook and he's a super-nice guy. He posts pictures of all his crazy hairstyles and...
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    I was there, and I can vouch for the veracity of...

    I was there, and I can vouch for the veracity of the hi-hat being beato'd repeatedly with the left foot. I suggest you make a 47-minute video about how you did it in excruciating detail and put it on...
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    I gave The Nightfly a fresh spin tonight. I was...

    I gave The Nightfly a fresh spin tonight. I was pleasantly surprised. It didn't sound especially "digital" to me. The mix is a bit thin, the bass could be a lot louder, but it isn't terrible from a...
  30. I gave both Seven Impale albums a fresh spin...

    I gave both Seven Impale albums a fresh spin tonight. I still vastly prefer the debut, but Contrapasso has many outstanding moments as well. For me, the second album is marred by some of the vocals,...
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    I do own this, but honestly, I've never gotten...

    I do own this, but honestly, I've never gotten into it much. It just seems to fade into the background when I play it, New Frontier being the exception. I'll give it a fresh spin. I don't hate it,...
  32. I agree with almost all of this. Contrapasso...

    I agree with almost all of this. Contrapasso really does largely sound like a different band, which in and of itself wouldn't be that big a problem, but I also agree that it comes up really lacking...
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    Well, so says you. Fox put a lot of thought into...

    Well, so says you. Fox put a lot of thought into this, and they're not alone in considering ventures such as this one. At its center is really sports betting, which is an unbelievably huge market and...
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    You guys are missing the point. They're making a...

    You guys are missing the point. They're making a play for TV viewership in a league that they own, so the cost to them is exceptionally low. The other big push is on sports betting. That's how they...
  35. Awesome! I got an email from you with the Howl...

    Awesome! I got an email from you with the Howl video in it a while ago, and I just listened again. Sounds real cool! Not sure we can make this gig in NJ, but keep us posted about other shows. We're...
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    The Wilbur stage is about the same size as the...

    The Wilbur stage is about the same size as the Berklee Performance Center stage. If it's smaller, it's just a tiny bit smaller. The two theaters have nearly the same seating capacity. I don't think...
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    The staging was somewhat different from what I...

    The staging was somewhat different from what I remember when I saw them at Berklee years ago. The guy who did Gabriel had far less space in the middle and at the front of the stage to move around,...
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    I saw the show in Boston last night. Absolutely...

    I saw the show in Boston last night. Absolutely stunning. I'm not the biggest fan of The Lamb, but seeing it live definitely injects some energy, especially in parts that I think drag in latter part...
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    I generally find the Basque stuff a bit too folky...

    I generally find the Basque stuff a bit too folky and pastoral for my tastes, and this one is no exception. I found very little of interest in the opening track until about the 15-minute mark... then...
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    I guess the first thing to come to my mind is...

    I guess the first thing to come to my mind is that it's a heck of a lot easier to criticize other's lyrics than it is to write them yourself. After working in an instrumental band for 16+ years, I...
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    I counted 57 that I own. It's a decent list, but...

    I counted 57 that I own. It's a decent list, but as someone pointed out earlier, it does sort of feel a bit like the "changing of the guard." There's no Genesis or ELP there at all. Heavy Horses is...
  42. Thread: Geddy isolated

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    True. There are certain commonalities in Geddy's...

    True. There are certain commonalities in Geddy's bass tone in all of these eras. I think that's based largely on what he was striving for in the context of Rush. Being a three piece, I think he...
  43. Thread: Geddy isolated

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    Very interesting. So, basically, Geddy's...

    Very interesting. So, basically, Geddy's signature tone is the Ashley SC-40, modified slightly by whether he's using the Rick or the JB. Now I want an SC-40. :p

    Bill
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    Very interesting. I hear the difference, but...

    Very interesting. I hear the difference, but wouldn't have guessed it would be harder to emulate. It must be quite a bit deeper, more-so than I'd thought.

    Bill
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    I agree with you. I've always loved this one-two...

    I agree with you. I've always loved this one-two punch opening.

    Bill
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    I actually like the album, but fully recognize...

    I actually like the album, but fully recognize it's a pretty substantial step down from the 6 - 7 prior albums. Silent Wings stands for me as a minor masterpiece, and is possibly my favorite Yes...
  47. As John points out, I meant the Steely Dan song...

    As John points out, I meant the Steely Dan song Black Friday. Sorry if I confused you having talked about Tull, who do indeed have a Black Sunday, but I was referring to the Steely Dan song.

    Bill
  48. Oddly, when it comes to songs I play, I find I...

    Oddly, when it comes to songs I play, I find I don't burn out quite as much. I played in a Jethro Tull tribute band last Friday night, and I had to rehearse those songs endlessly. Playing them is...
  49. Most here seem to be identifying radio as the...

    Most here seem to be identifying radio as the major culprit. That was certainly true for me, as I said above, and cutting that out of my listening routine helped tremendously.

    However, your...
  50. I think this is me as well. I was super burnt out...

    I think this is me as well. I was super burnt out on a bunch of stuff, much of it mentioned above, but now I can play a CD and happily listen to Roundabout or Aqualung, or even Stairway to Heaven,...
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    Yeah, that's one of those choppy moments, the...

    Yeah, that's one of those choppy moments, the other being the almost Vaudeville-like transition into the "Friendly strangers came to town..." section. Like I say, it's not perfect, but overall it...
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    Of those three, I'll grant you, L'America is...

    Of those three, I'll grant you, L'America is probably the weakest musically, being a bit choppy. I think it does what it sets out to do, though. It's a very mysterious song. You don't know if it's...
  53. Based on my purchases of the last...

    Based on my purchases of the last three-and-a-half years, the most albums came from the USA, but Norway is not far behind in quantity, and right up there in quality. France is also right up there,...
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    I can sort of see thinking of the blues tunes...

    I can sort of see thinking of the blues tunes here as "filler." As I say, I used to as well, but I've come to appreciate them over time. I'm not sure I'd classify L'America, The WASP, or Changeling...
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    I absolutely love this album. My favorite by the...

    I absolutely love this album. My favorite by the Doors, who I don't like as much as I did when I was discovering them as a teenager, but still appreciate quite a bit. To me, this one is a...
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    I love Banco, and I love Di Terra, but I'm not...

    I love Banco, and I love Di Terra, but I'm not sure that's the album I'd recommend to start with by them. If you do, understand that is is incredibly atypical of their sound when they have their...
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    I played Hamburger Concerto last night. Overall,...

    I played Hamburger Concerto last night. Overall, I like that one a lot better, but again, there are things on Focus 3 I do enjoy quite a bit. Maybe I'll make a CDR that trims out some of the fat.
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    Agree entirely. I gave this a fresh spin tonight,...

    Agree entirely. I gave this a fresh spin tonight, and I was digging it for a while, but eventually the noodling takes over, especially that bass drum thing, and *then* a drum solo - blah - and that...
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    Thanks man! To be honest, It's not really my...

    Thanks man!

    To be honest, It's not really my thing either, but that is the genre that most closely matches what I've done. I don't think you'll find this like other Urban Fantasy books you might...
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    I've seen TNB do The Lamb before, but I'll...

    I've seen TNB do The Lamb before, but I'll definitely go again if/when they come back to Boston. I recently saw them perform the Trick/Wind material, plus a wonderful selection of other songs. It was...
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