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  1. Normally I turn to a lot of the prog-and-related...

    Normally I turn to a lot of the prog-and-related suggestions given thus far in this thread, but this year I've been digging more the horror movie score vibe a la John Carpenter and the band known as...
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    Absolutely. Many times over the years, my friends...

    Absolutely. Many times over the years, my friends and I have recited the dialogue from those hospital scenes. "Can I have a piece of toast?", etc. as well as the pub dialogue, where the guy is...
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    ^^^ Some good ones there, Klonk. The Beyond is...

    ^^^ Some good ones there, Klonk. The Beyond is something of an underground classic. Here's a few more that I've always loved:

    Ghost Story
    Happy Birthday To Me
    In The Mouth Of Madness...
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    All Hallow's Eve was the first one, it actually...

    All Hallow's Eve was the first one, it actually incorporates three short films the director made earlier, by the main character seeing them on an old videotape someone puts in the Halloween bag...
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    She never stood out to me, but I will always take...

    She never stood out to me, but I will always take natural aging over... well, that.

    Tonight I watched two horror movies in a row, both with the same villain, Art The Clown. Started off a bit...
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    Skeletor is how my wife described her a couple of...

    Skeletor is how my wife described her a couple of years ago when we watched the (very good) WWII series World On Fire. It's distracting to see such a modern 'look' in a period piece too.
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    Sticky: New prog from the Hammer? I'll check it out too!...

    New prog from the Hammer? I'll check it out too! :cool
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    Pretty jazzed about Sunday nights for a while...

    Pretty jazzed about Sunday nights for a while now, with new seasons of Succession and Curb Your Enthusiasm beginning this Sunday.

    Hoping we don't have to wait too long for more Hacks, that's...
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    They have said that they'll do a CD if the...

    They have said that they'll do a CD if the downloads are successful. But that always makes me wonder, if a small, niche-market band has already seen a chunk of their sales through digital downloads,...
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    ^^^ We're just about to start Midnight Mass. What...

    ^^^ We're just about to start Midnight Mass. What does "too talk-y" mean, out of curiosity?
  11. Proud Peasant - Peasantsongs EP Alco Frisbass -...

    Proud Peasant - Peasantsongs EP
    Alco Frisbass - Alco Frisbass, Le Bateleur
    Rare Bird - As Your Mind Flies By
    Knight Area - D-Day
    Huis - Abandoned
  12. This is a nice, in-depth review (not mine!) of...

    This is a nice, in-depth review (not mine!) of this new set for anyone interested. I didn't know there was more to the original cover that was omitted by not making it a gatefold LP.
    ...
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    I think we talked here a while back about the the...

    I think we talked here a while back about the the time people in movies always have to prepare elaborate family meals, despite being career-obsessed workaholics. I mentioned that they always have a...
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    And Banks checking his mail. I feel that...

    And Banks checking his mail. I feel that shouldn't be glossed over.
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    Harmonium, Fiori/Séguin, Maneige, Klaatu,...

    Harmonium, Fiori/Séguin, Maneige, Klaatu, ExCubus, Morse Code, Sloche, Pollen, Dionysos, Offenbach, Conventum, Nathan Mahl, Ere G, Mystery, Huin, Visible Wind, L'Engoulevent, Miriodor, Opus 5...
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    And so many other things as well, things I often...

    And so many other things as well, things I often notice that bug me more than I should let them, even things that aren't impossible, but just flat-out stupid. Like characters who are walking and...
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    That's both you and I. But Banks checks his with...

    That's both you and I. But Banks checks his with typical British reserve. When he sees the package he's been waiting for has arrived, the corners of his mouth twitch almost imperceptibly into a hint...
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    Review-agrim: ...

    Review-agrim:

    https://www.velvetthunder.co.uk/glass-hammer-skallagrim-into-the-breach-sound-resources/
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    I've always liked that one a lot. For my tastes,...

    I've always liked that one a lot. For my tastes, it's up there with the Keys stuff as the best Yes music since Drama.
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    Hey, if keyboard players can eat curries on...

    Hey, if keyboard players can eat curries on stage, I see no reason to deny them other mundane daily practices.
  21. Echolyn - Suffocating The Bloom IZZ - My River...

    Echolyn - Suffocating The Bloom
    IZZ - My River Flows
    Laura Meade - Remedium
    Glass Hammer - Skallagrim - Into The Breach
    Knight Area - The Sun Also Rises
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    Anyone who thinks that Banks 'stormed off' after...

    Anyone who thinks that Banks 'stormed off' after watching that video has never seen anyone actually storm off before. He leaves the stage with the same pace of heading down the driveway to check the...
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    Funny lady for sure, although I have yet to see...

    Funny lady for sure, although I have yet to see her play a different character, between Curb Your Enthusiasm, It's Always Sunny and this show.
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    Here's last night's show, complete, but not from...

    Here's last night's show, complete, but not from a great angle:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb6_LMyJ12g
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    Sticky: Probably not, no. It's not really indicative of...

    Probably not, no. It's not really indicative of what they sound like in general, to be honest, although it's hard to find one track that is. I love them, so I'm stoked about a new album. This track...
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    We are loving this one. Down to the last couple...

    We are loving this one. Down to the last couple of episodes left, going to miss watching it.
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    They sometimes remind me of some of the (male)...

    They sometimes remind me of some of the (male) vocals from IZZ. I like them too.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4-WMsJpB_k

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4-WMsJpB_k
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    Oh, I know. I recently sold all those modern live...

    Oh, I know. I recently sold all those modern live Yes albums. All they did was take up precious space on the shelf. I listened to each one precisely once, and all they did for me was make me want to...
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    Quite good, although I don't think it hits the...

    Quite good, although I don't think it hits the heights of a few years later on the 2002 tour. I liked Khoroshev, but not so much his solo near the end of Revealing Science.
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    He really hasn't. I often list Paice/Glover among...

    He really hasn't. I often list Paice/Glover among the more unsung rhythm sections in all of rock, despite the band itself being monstrously successful.
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    First taste... ...

    First taste...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy6USjyJ56E
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    Still haven't watched this, just wanted to...

    Still haven't watched this, just wanted to comment that a character who was already played as way over the top by Steven ("Put on your mob face now") Van Zandt can't be any worse. I know I've harped...
  34. He remembers one band member's first name. And it...

    He remembers one band member's first name. And it was a big moment for an impressionable music-worshipping teenager, as it would have been for me too. Reading again his memory of the event reveals...
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    We finished Nine Perfect Strangers tonight, which...

    We finished Nine Perfect Strangers tonight, which ended up a bit of a chore really. It certainly didn't live up to the intrigue of its first couple of episodes. The story kind of fizzled out, and...
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    LOL Van Epperson. The guy who was inconsolable at...

    LOL Van Epperson. The guy who was inconsolable at my suggestion that a couple of tracks on Jon Anderson's Animation album were not on par with the rest of the album. He banned me from his little ARW...
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    Bear in mind, we're talking 1968 here. Bill was...

    Bear in mind, we're talking 1968 here. Bill was just a kid, really.
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    I'd have to re-watch the interview with Peter...

    I'd have to re-watch the interview with Peter Banks where he talks about it, but I recall it was along those lines, yes. Too much showmanship, perhaps.
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    Squire and Sherwood had been writing together and...

    Squire and Sherwood had been writing together and took their material out to road-test it for a smaller, more stripped-down affair following the monster Union tour (or was it in between legs? I don't...
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    I remember having a couple of boot tapes back in...

    I remember having a couple of boot tapes back in the early 90s from the Chris Squire Experiment tour, long before Conspiracy. I think I got them through a connection at the Notes From The Edge...
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    Full Newcastle show from Oct. 1 now up: ...

    Full Newcastle show from Oct. 1 now up:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQAv7oAMsno
  42. For me, it goes with the Tangent section, along...

    For me, it goes with the Tangent section, along with a couple of other side projects of Andy's. Not a perfect choice, perhaps, but I'll know where to find it. Not being a proper Italian band, it...
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    At least they aren't the shoes he had written...

    At least they aren't the shoes he had written "MOON GO HOME" on (referring to his distaste for Keith Moon).
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    You beat me to it. I got a good chuckle. ;)

    You beat me to it. I got a good chuckle. ;)
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    Thank you for shedding some light on this...

    Thank you for shedding some light on this mysterious and little-known album.
  46. So far... Wayne Shorter - Emanon (disc 1)...

    So far...

    Wayne Shorter - Emanon (disc 1)
    Coltrane - Sun Ship
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    I have 14 Coltrane albums, and one of my...

    I have 14 Coltrane albums, and one of my favourites that doesn't get mentioned as often is his debut, the one just called Coltrane from 1957. I know it doesn't reach the heights of some of the...
  48. Metallica - No Life Til Leather (original demo)...

    Metallica - No Life Til Leather (original demo)
    Cardiacs - On Land And In The Sea
    Simon And Garfunkel - Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
    Rachel Portman - The Duchess original score
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    Third day of October, third horror movie. This...

    Third day of October, third horror movie. This time the latest instalment in the Conjuring 'universe' as they call it, with The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Meh. Weakest of the series IMO, or...
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    I like the Hackett. I know he's kinda been making...

    I like the Hackett. I know he's kinda been making the same album for a while now, but I like the music. If Yes had kept making Keys To Ascension or Magnification over and over again, I would have...
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    Definitely agree (except for PC 'belting out'...

    Definitely agree (except for PC 'belting out' tunes ;) ) I think there is a contingent of us here that are happy to talk about bands new and old, with either 50-year legacies or just one album thus...
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    We have these in common so far. Rounding out my...

    We have these in common so far. Rounding out my top 10 as it stands here in October is Tusmørke, Resistor, Peter Hammill, Aki Rissanen, Auri and Bernardo Lanzetti. But I expect minor changes by...
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    Sticky: Oh, absolutely not. It's just an unfortunate...

    Oh, absolutely not. It's just an unfortunate reality for those on both sides - the musicians and the fans. Less of a problem for those lucky enough to like (or even prefer) downloads. I wish I was...
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    ^^^ Yep, seen all of them, and I basically always...

    ^^^ Yep, seen all of them, and I basically always find something to like about even the lesser ones. The two Exorcist prequels (which were the same story just filmed twice, bizarrely) are not among...
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    Sticky: I don't care about files and I don't like CD-Rs....

    I don't care about files and I don't like CD-Rs. I like officially released, pressed CDs with some kind of artwork and liner notes, and that's simply the way I'll always be. My music collection is my...
  56. I love this album. Weather Report are among my...

    I love this album. Weather Report are among my top favourite bands of all time, so I'm an easy sell on just about any period of their career, but Tale Spinnin' is definitely right up there (I'm not...
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    I like a number of Union tracks as well. There...

    I like a number of Union tracks as well. There are some duds, but I can easily slot some of the better ones into a Yes playlist. There was plenty of energy, too, and the tour was very strong. I have...
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    Uh oh. We're all set to watch that one next...

    Uh oh. We're all set to watch that one next Tuesday evening, been looking forward to it since it was announced. I just checked IMDB after your comment and found more negative reviews than I could...
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    Day 2 of 'Horror month' for me was one I missed...

    Day 2 of 'Horror month' for me was one I missed from a couple of years back, The Possession Of Hannah Grace. Well, not missed so much as just hadn't watched yet, it was sitting on my DVR for a long...
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    Sticky: I sure hope the third Alco Frisbass winds up on...

    I sure hope the third Alco Frisbass winds up on CD. Tremendous stuff.
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