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    I saw them at the Canterbury Sound Festival in...

    I saw them at the Canterbury Sound Festival in 2001. Though I had heard of them, I had never actually heard them at that point. The dual guitar attack of Deke Leonard and Mickey Jones was in full...
  2. So far I had only listened to Below the Salt, but...

    So far I had only listened to Below the Salt, but it sounded pretty brittle to my ears.

    A poster on the Hoffman forums confirms that everything has been crushed to between DR 7 and 8. :(
  3. Sorry, it was the 'Canuckistan ' bit I was...

    Sorry, it was the 'Canuckistan ' bit I was querying....?
  4. Canuckistan? Canada I gather, but what's the...

    Canuckistan?

    Canada I gather, but what's the beef?
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    https://images.app.goo.gl/yL9ng2v8xh4FV4S49

    https://images.app.goo.gl/yL9ng2v8xh4FV4S49
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    Love the revised artwork used in the issue of...

    Love the revised artwork used in the issue of Prog magazine dedicated to NC. Wish you could get prints of it.
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    Surprised no one has mentioned the Rock Family...

    Surprised no one has mentioned the Rock Family Trees episode that focused on Yes and ELP. Probably the first decent prog doc out there.
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    From discogs: British Lions British hard...

    From discogs:

    British Lions

    British hard rock band formed after the dissolution of Mott (3) (a follow-on band from Mott The Hoople) with singer John Fiddler (ex Medicine Head )

    I forgot the...
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    British Lions was a post Mott the Hoople thing...

    British Lions was a post Mott the Hoople thing wasn't it....?
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    Yoko seemed to encourage a certain inverted...

    Yoko seemed to encourage a certain inverted snobbery in Lennon as regards what was authentic in rock, though one can imagine that slipping while he was off the leash in 73 and 74.
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    Yeah, love me some Wicked Lady. I'd throw in the...

    Yeah, love me some Wicked Lady. I'd throw in the mighty debut from Hard Stuff too......wow!
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    CG seems clearly to me to be their high...

    CG seems clearly to me to be their high watermark. The arrangements and songwriting are as consistently good as they ever got. Great album to listen to when baked....

    Alvin did have a tendency to...
  13. We all know artists are rarely good judges of...

    We all know artists are rarely good judges of their work. Think Jagger and Exile, he has no clue what the fuss is all about.

    Conversely, they are excellent judges of their own bank balances.
  14. Yeah, I love the way Invisible Touch builds on...

    Yeah, I love the way Invisible Touch builds on Watcher of the Skies..... 😀
  15. Well, just coming to the end of side 1 of my...

    Well, just coming to the end of side 1 of my first listen to this album. All Through The Night was pretty pedestrian but I enjoyed the other three....
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    Yeah, the book is great but pretty much...

    Yeah, the book is great but pretty much everything else about the packaging sucks.
  17. Oh man, as soon as my 13 year old daughter...

    Oh man, as soon as my 13 year old daughter mentioned Stranger Things and a Kate Bush tune, how totally predictable that it would be Running Up That Hill. Other fvcking KB songs are available, though...
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    Toyah and Robert in the Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/28/toyah-willcox-and-robert-fripp-look-back-he-came-from-the-60s-multiple-girlfriends-casual-sex-whereas-id-had-none-of-that?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Othe...
  19. Mine is on its way apparently. Happy days :)

    Mine is on its way apparently.

    Happy days :)
  20. My bank shows the payment pending.....

    My bank shows the payment pending.....
  21. My amazon account is showing it as being...

    My amazon account is showing it as being despatched but closer investigation suggests that all that has been scheduled is a delivery appointment with the courier.....
  22. Not in my country, but no doubt......

    Not in my country, but no doubt......
  23. No one seems to have told any of the online...

    No one seems to have told any of the online retailers as I am typing this.....is the postponement for definite?

    Well, we'll find out shortly.
  24. Weird there's no UK release for this. Ordered via...

    Weird there's no UK release for this. Ordered via eBay.
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    This thread is about Gnidrolog....

    This thread is about Gnidrolog....
  26. Easy man.....I did look for myself first. Be...

    Easy man.....I did look for myself first.

    Be assured, thanks to you pointing it out, I would have viciously flagellated myself for such a dreadful omission. Thank god I am a better human being...
  27. And in the UK?

    And in the UK?
  28. So, is this MIA or what...?

    So, is this MIA or what...?
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    Why the surprise? Andy updates this regularly

    Why the surprise? Andy updates this regularly
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    Yeah, would much prefer Pound, Foxtrot or the...

    Yeah, would much prefer Pound, Foxtrot or the extravaganza shows to the Lamb, which they flog a bit too much. Not that I can really complain. Some of my most transcendent concert experiences have...
  31. You mean Chrysalis? Probably auto-correct.....

    You mean Chrysalis? Probably auto-correct.....
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    Farewell Alderbaran is pretty damn unique. An...

    Farewell Alderbaran is pretty damn unique. An amazing record, primarily for that voice and those lyrics. RIP.
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    I've probably seen them pushing 10 times. They...

    I've probably seen them pushing 10 times. They have never been anything less than excellent.
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    I've seen the Lamb show 3 times I think but...

    I've seen the Lamb show 3 times I think but wouldn't bother again. Not a double album I usually do in one sitting.

    Should SEBTP or earlier show come round, I'm there.
  35. I tried these guys again via YT and the organ and...

    I tried these guys again via YT and the organ and drums sound great, they just haven't quite the songs.....for me, anyway.
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    It's quite a few years since I last saw them but...

    It's quite a few years since I last saw them but Thijs seemed on a sticky wicket......majorly obese, still smoking....kinda figured I might not see him again.
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    Can you do Sound Chaser in a lounge style....?

    Can you do Sound Chaser in a lounge style....?
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    Pleasure. Wouldn't want to be the only one...

    Pleasure. Wouldn't want to be the only one getting shafted (laughs ruefully emoji)
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    https://rateyourmusic.com/list/ashratom/post-psych...

    https://rateyourmusic.com/list/ashratom/post-psychedelic-proto-progressive-with-female-vocals/
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    Zappa / Erie [Coffret 6CD - Tirage Limité]...

    Zappa / Erie [Coffret 6CD - Tirage Limité] https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09VX9WGKD/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_6WDMT8GK1DX57P1RQ0DV
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    It's £100 on UK Amazon which while not exactly...

    It's £100 on UK Amazon which while not exactly cheap is certainly just about bearable.
  42. The occasional bum note is one thing. A bum...

    The occasional bum note is one thing.

    A bum note in parts of varying length going on for a full two hours is another.
  43. :)

    :)
  44. Ooooh that's bad. Tull the lounge act. Sad times.

    Ooooh that's bad. Tull the lounge act. Sad times.
  45. How the whole project could avoid being a totally...

    How the whole project could avoid being a totally lame cheesefest seems unlikely. Let sleeping hare-brained ideas lie I say.
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    I would be asking for my money back. In the UK we...

    I would be asking for my money back. In the UK we have something called the Trades Description Act. This would be akin to selling peanut butter and then delivering jam......both very nice but not...
  47. I Lost My Head, The Albums 1975 - 1980 (2012...

    I Lost My Head, The Albums 1975 - 1980 (2012 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BZ5F6W4/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_QK2XT0FJHQ4ZV1ZZZF0K
  48. Still works fine for me. 😞

    Still works fine for me. 😞
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    Is it just me or do US fans seem to go for Camel...

    Is it just me or do US fans seem to go for Camel in a big way, more so it seems than us in the UK?

    Certainly, among my proggy friends, Camel tended to be second or third division....
  50. Amazon is usually late to list. I hardly think it...

    Amazon is usually late to list. I hardly think it is going to be confined to the US.
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    There is an edition without the poster available...

    There is an edition without the poster available for pre-order later in April, hopefully a bit cheaper.
  52. Agreed. That solo cuts me up...

    Agreed. That solo cuts me up...
  53. "And I thought The Lamia worked great as a...

    "And I thought The Lamia worked great as a bizarre little self-contained story. A guy finds some snakes with lady faces and tits, they seduce him and die, he feels bad about it and eats them....
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    I like to mix it up: Tales from Topographic...

    I like to mix it up:

    Tales from Topographic Oceans.....Yes
    Artificial Intelligence Volume 1
    Ten Man Mop....Steeleye Span
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    Well, thanks to my good friend Covid 19, I have...

    Well, thanks to my good friend Covid 19, I have had a little time to devote to this.
    There is arguably a bit too much artifice on side 1 but side 2 I'm really enjoying. The sax seems more tasteful...
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    It is now the only item in my 'to play'...

    It is now the only item in my 'to play' pile.......any day now, honestly!!!!
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    Well, it's sat there in my 'to play'...

    Well, it's sat there in my 'to play' pile......I'm slightly trepidatious!
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    I'm considering having a third crack at it.....

    I'm considering having a third crack at it.....
  59. Scotland please!

    Scotland please!
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    That's the first half at Edinburgh finished....

    That's the first half at Edinburgh finished. Really good. Gog was magnificent 👌
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