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    I suppose you couldn't get it on TV today. HBO...

    I suppose you couldn't get it on TV today. HBO maybe.
  2. Thread: King Crimson News

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    I don't even know how to describe the face Fripp...

    I don't even know how to describe the face Fripp is making on the Prog cover. It's sort of like the screaming guy on the cover of Court except he's laughing and it's a photo.
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    And Hammill does the interview in French! Classy...

    And Hammill does the interview in French! Classy guy. Wouldn't mind a translation but I suppose it's basic how-the-band-got-here sort of stuff.
  4. That's funny -- the first Gentle Giant I ever got...

    That's funny -- the first Gentle Giant I ever got was the King Biscuit FLower Hour live release (I was 14 and it was offered through one of those CD club things) and when I started buying their...
  5. I didn't love the idea of this when I saw the...

    I didn't love the idea of this when I saw the posting title but I enjoyed listening to it more than I expected. Anderson has a lot of experience with impressionistic free-form lyrics and he sells it...
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    Well, Peter Gabriel covered it in 2010 and got...

    Well, Peter Gabriel covered it in 2010 and got away with it (fantastic cover!) but maybe the fact that it was a vintage piece changed the calculation.



    Yeah I can see why it would be a hard...
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    To me the question of whether it's the same band...

    To me the question of whether it's the same band seems less relevant than whether it's a more or less worthwhile version of the same band. It's not a binary thing. Anderson/Squire/Bruford/Banks/Kaye...
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    Thanks for the thoughts everyone!

    Thanks for the thoughts everyone!
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    I've never heard KC on the radio at all, other...

    I've never heard KC on the radio at all, other than when I played it myself when I had a show at the college station. Congrats on the airing!
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    My new single The White Gardens of the Moon

    My new single titled The White Gardens of the Moon is out today on Bandcamp, YouTube and all the normal streaming outlets. It's a vicious dig at nostalgia-mongering cleverly disguised as placid...
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    OK, glad it wasn't just me.

    OK, glad it wasn't just me.
  12. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    Most of my favorite MV moments involve a period...

    Most of my favorite MV moments involve a period of chaos resolving into a big tight hook (most satisfyingly in Cassandra Gemini but lots of other places too). If I had to pick I enjoy the hook more...
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    Just got my copy in the mail today. Looking...

    Just got my copy in the mail today. Looking forward to spending some time with it.
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    A random YouTube video reminded me today of the...

    A random YouTube video reminded me today of the existence of the 2019 Brad Pitt vehicle Ad Astra. I remember being excited ahead of time because I'd read it had car chases on the moon and a scene...
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    Al Stewart - Terminal Eyes

    Al Stewart - Terminal Eyes
  16. It's an interesting question partly because at...

    It's an interesting question partly because at this point in history there's a big enough volume of new stuff accessible that you could make a pledge like this, stick to it, and still have a good...
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    As a relative newcomer here, I totally second...

    As a relative newcomer here, I totally second this thought. It's both heartening and overwhelming to know there's this much good music out there that I've never encountered.
  18. Thread: Phil Collins

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    Thanks for the kind words.
  19. Thread: Black midi - Band

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    I'd dipped a toe a few times with these guys and...

    I'd dipped a toe a few times with these guys and never connected, but they're getting enough word-of-mouth that I bought a CD copy of Hellfire last time I was at the local shop. Don't know what the...
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    That was thrilling. Never listened to a full...

    That was thrilling. Never listened to a full Brand X album honestly, but the visual component gives you a better sense of the athleticism of the music, how much fun they have playing it, and how...
  21. Thread: The Mars Volta

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    ^^^ Huh. I liked the first single but this...

    ^^^ Huh. I liked the first single but this doesn't have most of the sonic qualities I associate with classic Mars Volta. Also the lyrics... almost make sense? I like how the drums pick up at 3:30,...
  22. Thread: Phil Collins

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    That's quite a well-chosen example, actually....

    That's quite a well-chosen example, actually. More straightforward, less intricate, but perfectly suited to the dynamics of the music, and providing rythmic excitement in a setting where you might...
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    As in Dexy's Midnight Runners? Interesting...

    As in Dexy's Midnight Runners? Interesting comparison, not a band I know much about beyond the one famous song.
  24. Thread: New Releases Only

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    Sticky: Looking forward this one. My preorder shipped a...

    Looking forward this one. My preorder shipped a couple of days ago; hopefully it won't take too long to arrive from the UK. He's been building up a remarkable body of work, mostly under the radar....
  25. Thread: peg broke off

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    Came here to wondering if this joke had been...

    Came here to wondering if this joke had been made. I approve.
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    Yes, I was joking :)

    Yes, I was joking :)
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    Totally agree on the solo stuff. I didn't start...

    Totally agree on the solo stuff. I didn't start paying attention to it until years after the breakup, partly because he was so prolific that it always seemed like a big job, partly because some of...
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    I could be totally off base about this but I've...

    I could be totally off base about this but I've heard one of her songs is in a TV show and it's turned a few people on to her work? Probably not a big deal but maybe an avenue to investigate. Can't...
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    Glad to hear he's doing well. There are few...

    Glad to hear he's doing well. There are few musicians whose passing will hit me like I suspect Hammill's will.



    This is one of the few bands where I'll probably hold on to my individual copies...
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    The Guess Who - #10 The Guess Who - So Long...

    The Guess Who - #10
    The Guess Who - So Long Bannatyne
    The Guess Who - Road Food
    The Guess Who - Artificial Paradise
  31. Thread: New Releases Only

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    Sticky: Man I listened to their last album a few times...

    Man I listened to their last album a few times when I was going through some best of 2021 lists and enjoyed it but not enough to think of myself as a fan of the band. But that cover is creatively...
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    Yes, sounds quite intriguing!

    Yes, sounds quite intriguing!
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    Froot Loop Dreams - Shonen Knife

    Froot Loop Dreams - Shonen Knife
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    The term I've heard for this practice (putting an...

    The term I've heard for this practice (putting an aging action star on the poster who's in the movie for 10 minutes) is "geezer teaser." There's a pretty interesting article about it here,...
  35. Thread: Progressive punk?

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    I feel like I've seen that era of Simple Minds...

    I feel like I've seen that era of Simple Minds come up in another thread recently, though I can't remember where. Great stuff, especially the era you mention (though I also remember seeing lots of...
  36. Thread: Strawbs

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    Very happy to see he's doing well. I haven't...

    Very happy to see he's doing well. I haven't listened to any of the recent Strawbs stuff (defining recent here as the last 20 years or so) but it may be time to remedy that.
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    Finally saw this one last night -- we missed it...

    Finally saw this one last night -- we missed it at the Multiplex and waited until it came to the local arthouse.

    With a day's rumination, I feel quite positive about it. While I was watching it, a...
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    Sticky: This was my first encounter with this, but I'm...

    This was my first encounter with this, but I'm quite intrigued by listening to a few of the songs on Bandcamp. Some very nice Tull-ish flute, songs which ebb and flow in subtle and appealing ways....
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    Sticky: I don't listen much to his instrumental ambient...

    I don't listen much to his instrumental ambient material. I respect it but there's so much ambient synth music in the world, and every artist who does that kind of thing has 43 albums, and it's hard...
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    Of course, use it as you wish. If you put an...

    Of course, use it as you wish. If you put an attribution then I'm Hans Burger from Electric Brain Electric Shadow.
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    Even to the point of having a song called "Kevin...

    Even to the point of having a song called "Kevin Ayers" which samples the studio chatter from Joy of a Toy (can't recall which song) and whose lyrics were a Welsh translation of Shouting in a Bucket...
  42. Thread: King Crimson News

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    :lol Now that's some classic pharmaceutical-grade...

    :lol Now that's some classic pharmaceutical-grade Frippishness.
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    It's kind of silly and very personal but around...

    It's kind of silly and very personal but around the time my fiancee and I got engaged she bought a coffee mug to keep at her house that I could use when I was visiting, because she didn't drink...
  44. Thread: Kayak

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    So I have, as of now, the Journey Through Time...

    So I have, as of now, the Journey Through Time box set, The First Five, and the Esoteric release of See See the Sun. I compared a few songs from SStS across the three releases, and I'm pretty sure...
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    Gorky's Zygotic Mynci

    Just wondering if anyone here is a fan of the band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci. I did a search to see if they were mentioned in other threads but only saw them in passing in a list of other things --...
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    This seems inevitable to me as a problem of...

    This seems inevitable to me as a problem of access -- increased access, that is. If 100 truly classic songs are recorded in any given year, then the more years that pass, the more truly classic songs...
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    Having listened to this a few times -- I really...

    Having listened to this a few times -- I really like it! There's a lot of passion and love for the music that comes through, and it feels very live and humanly played. I also appreciate how...
  48. Thread: Progressive punk?

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    It's interesting, at this point, how long the two...

    It's interesting, at this point, how long the two things have been perceived as contraries, when in fact there were ostensibly "punk" bands showing clear influences from prog almost as soon as the...
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    Really cool song, nice sense of pace and dynamics...

    Really cool song, nice sense of pace and dynamics with an intensity that ebbs and flows in a very dynamic way. Love how big the synth swells get around the 1:05 mark, and how the echo is used on the...
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    Don't agree about Katy Lied being their last good...

    Don't agree about Katy Lied being their last good album, for pretty much the same reason Sputnik said, but I love this song with a fiery irrational passion, I don't see it mentioned much, and I was...
  51. Thread: Kayak

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    Even though I ultimately don't have much passion...

    Even though I ultimately don't have much passion toward any of the Reekers material, there's something about the song "Boogie Heart" from the second half of Merlin that moves me, even though...
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    I bought this, Permanent Waves and Moving...

    I bought this, Permanent Waves and Moving Pictures all in one trip to the store about 15 years ago. I love PW & MP but for some reason this one never quite sunk in, even over the years as I've gotten...
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    :lol I'd had no intention of listening to this...

    :lol

    I'd had no intention of listening to this album and ignored it when it came out. The last few albums have felt very undistinguished, and sound enough like bland versions of mid-career...
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    Really interesting cover! I really like the flute...

    Really interesting cover! I really like the flute synth tone in the intro, has a cool warble to it. The big synth bursts have a nice depth to them. The guitar line really captures that kind of...
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    I only have the first album and Ring of Hands,...

    I only have the first album and Ring of Hands, and while I enjoy them both, there's some quality that moves me quite deeply about the self-titled and I connected a bit less with Ring of Hands....
  56. My belief is that musicians, in general, are much...

    My belief is that musicians, in general, are much more likely to be fans of progressive rock than the general public, even if in most cases they don't talk about it, either because they think it's...
  57. Thread: New Releases Only

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    Sticky: Only listened to the first song but that was...

    Only listened to the first song but that was great. Liked it a bit more than Birth honestly, although in both cases it's based on first impressions.
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    I really enjoyed that song. Lovely organ patterns, the effect is unusually visual somehow, if that makes sense. I could "see" this song quite well. And I was sober! Bookmarked the live show video for...
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    Good singers are hard to find man!

    Interesting video though. I'm not a hardcore Dream Theater fan but I did enjoy this album a lot back in the day, which might put me in the crosshairs for this...
  60. Thread: Kayak

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    I was reading an article the other day about the...

    I was reading an article the other day about the decline of Google. If I understood it right, they've tried to focus the algorithm more on what they expect you to be looking for and less on careful...
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