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  1. Peter Gabriel "This double-sided concept album...

    Peter Gabriel "This double-sided concept album about a New York punk who shags snake-women and has his amputated dick stolen by a raven is going to make us a shed-load of money"

    Tony, Mike, Phil...
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    I've got Mozart, Elmore James, Nick Mason and...

    I've got Mozart, Elmore James, Nick Mason and Janick Gers.
  3. Oh, stop complaining. At least whatsisname has...

    Oh, stop complaining. At least whatsisname has some presence on your side of the pond. Here in the UK, his career was considerably less than stellar. Even Family Ties failed to make much of a dent.
  4. Sinfield even has a couple of Novellos but not...

    Sinfield even has a couple of Novellos but not for anything that I would entertain listening to. :geezer
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    Are there no Ship's Doctor, Counsellor or Red...

    Are there no Ship's Doctor, Counsellor or Red Shirt packages?
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    Joni Mitchell Court and Spark/The Hissing of...

    Joni Mitchell

    Court and Spark/The Hissing of Summer Lawns/Hejira
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    I've still got the official cassette tape...

    I've still got the official cassette tape release, somewhere. Saw them at The Mayfair in Glasgow many years ago; support band was some group called Marillion; was late to the gig because I'd just...
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    I like Outland...

    I like Outland...
  9. Force of habit, no?

    Force of habit, no?
  10. Phil Collins ruined impromptu PE trivia questions.

    Phil Collins ruined impromptu PE trivia questions.
  11. Jonesy turned up at at least one LZ reunion gig...

    Jonesy turned up at at least one LZ reunion gig pointing out that he used to be one quarter of the band and damned if he wasn't going to take part, much to Plant's discomfort.
  12. Carol Decker.

    Carol Decker.
  13. Probably wasn't Steve Howe.

    Probably wasn't Steve Howe.
  14. Simple Minds 'Empires and Dance' was released on...

    Simple Minds 'Empires and Dance' was released on Arista. Unfortunately they only pressed up the album in small batches at a time, making it difficult to obtain in shops. The band were a bit pissed...
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    Damn, why didn't I get that one? Sister/Sons...

    Damn, why didn't I get that one?

    Sister/Sons is really a double album, so you could have had

    Empires and Dance - Sister/Sons - New Gold Dream

    You could also have had

    Roxy Music - For...
  16. Agree with you there but I got pelters for saying...

    Agree with you there but I got pelters for saying that in here a few years ago!
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    Now, how on earth did a copy of the Glasgow...

    Now, how on earth did a copy of the Glasgow Herald end up in Massachusetts?
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    Tubular Bells Hergest Ridge Ommadawn

    Tubular Bells
    Hergest Ridge
    Ommadawn
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    And the increasing sales of CD players. Much in...

    And the increasing sales of CD players. Much in the same way that people bought Dark Side of the Moon in order to show off their new hi-fi system.
  20. Or Blackmore and Purple.

    Or Blackmore and Purple.
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    Er, yes sorry, I was simply wasting your time...

    Er, yes sorry, I was simply wasting your time...
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    Farewell, Inspector Harry 'Snapper' Organs,...

    Farewell, Inspector Harry 'Snapper' Organs, scourge of the Piranha Brothers, and Mr Wensleydale, proprietor of the finest and cleanest cheese shop in the neighbourhood.
  23. Does this count? ...

    Does this count?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5-z1c-9QmE


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKpzCCuHDVY
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    Frankly, I'd take Abba over The Boomtown Rats any...

    Frankly, I'd take Abba over The Boomtown Rats any day.
  25. There's also a mention of "needles and pins", as...

    There's also a mention of "needles and pins", as in The Searchers' song. OK, pretty thin...
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    A punchline is never hard to find. Unless you've...

    A punchline is never hard to find. Unless you've got a cosmic mind.
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    It's got Cyrus Hall McCormick and John Deere, but...

    It's got Cyrus Hall McCormick and John Deere, but not Harry Ferguson. For shame!
  28. Barclay James Harvest - Poor Man's Moody Blues.

    Barclay James Harvest - Poor Man's Moody Blues.
  29. There's a version of Kraftwerk's Autobahn done by...

    There's a version of Kraftwerk's Autobahn done by the Balanescu Quartet; only five minutes or so, but it rapidly outstays its welcome.
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    "Keep an open mind – but not so open that your...

    "Keep an open mind – but not so open that your brain falls out"

    or (pop quiz - name the source)

    "My mind. It ain't so open. That anything. Could crawl right in."
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    Black Country Woman, The Rover and Houses of the...

    Black Country Woman, The Rover and Houses of the Holy were all dumped to make way for D'Yer Mak'er. Hell, even Walter's Walk (which ended up on Coda) would have been preferable.

    See also In...
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    Saw Rush three times at the Glasgow Apollo and...

    Saw Rush three times at the Glasgow Apollo and they were never less than stellar. And after the gig they'd stand and sign programmes and you really felt they appreciated you having come to the gig.
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    Given the Apollo bouncers' rigorous approach to...

    Given the Apollo bouncers' rigorous approach to amateur photographers and tapers, the cameraman must have had some sort of official permission.
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    Bloody TV companies and/or bands that jealously...

    Bloody TV companies and/or bands that jealously hoard film footage...
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    I notice that the title card briefly says...

    I notice that the title card briefly says 'Argent' instead of 'Electric Light Orchestra'. I wonder what else is out there from this 'Set of 6' programme.
  36. Didn't he only get to play it if the road crew...

    Didn't he only get to play it if the road crew hadn't hidden the pedal or 'forgot' to mic it up?
  37. OK, trial by jury it is. Where can we get 12 good...

    OK, trial by jury it is. Where can we get 12 good men and true?
  38. Hey, I'm not the one with the box sets in the...

    Hey, I'm not the one with the box sets in the wrong order.
  39. Oh no no no, you don't get off that easily. Your...

    Oh no no no, you don't get off that easily. Your fate is to mediate between all the different Yes factions and bring them to an amicable agreement, and then oversee the production of a new album that...
  40. Is it also photo trickery that has them in the...

    Is it also photo trickery that has them in the WRONG ORDER???!!! :yell
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    Tears of regret at being 125 bucks worse off.

    Tears of regret at being 125 bucks worse off.
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    Yes it has, the text is mostly contemporary...

    Yes it has, the text is mostly contemporary articles and press cuttings but none the worse for that.
  43. Why are they arranged in reverse order?!?

    Why are they arranged in reverse order?!?
  44. Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger's version of 'This...

    Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger's version of 'This Wheels On Fire' popped up on my playlist today. Mellotron AND Hammond, lovely.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkCBVZHrstE
  45. The track list implies 'Spoonful' is a previously...

    The track list implies 'Spoonful' is a previously released version - but the only live version I know about is from Wheels of Fire (also on the Those Were The Days box), and that was recorded at...
  46. Me too, top of the page, IE and Chrome.

    Me too, top of the page, IE and Chrome.
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    I've heard that Baker demanded the band sack...

    I've heard that Baker demanded the band sack Harvey Bainbridge and replace him with Jack Bruce, and his hook was slung as a result.
  48. Your father would of course be looked down on as...

    Your father would of course be looked down on as "he's in trade", irrespective of his wealth and sophistication. Having to do work of any description was absolutely infra dig. I think it was...
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    I like "Are You Ready Eddie?", so there. Ham or...

    I like "Are You Ready Eddie?", so there. Ham or cheese.
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    Ah, is that it? Right. Er, so, Asia, I really...

    Ah, is that it? Right. Er, so, Asia, I really should check them out. Oh look, a squirrel...
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    Every time I see a post about Asia I think "I...

    Every time I see a post about Asia I think "I really must check this band out". I then completely forget about them until the next time I see an Asia post. Is my brain trying to tell me something?
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    That is one of the more bizarre suggestions I...

    That is one of the more bizarre suggestions I have heard on PE.
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    SF author Alastair Reynolds managed to write...

    SF author Alastair Reynolds managed to write those exact words into one of his novels, and in a way that managed (just) to make sense. Reynolds appears to be a bit of a prog fan, he gets similar...
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    At one time Ian Anderson would have beat you to...

    At one time Ian Anderson would have beat you to death with his codpiece for suggesting Jethro Tull were 'prog'...
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    Dominic Muldowney composed the score for...

    Dominic Muldowney composed the score for 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' but Virgin Films rejected it and commissioned the Eurythmics to write a new score. The whole business got a bit contentious:
    ...
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    Yes, you can get both on one package: ...

    Yes, you can get both on one package:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Britain-Ron-Goodwin/dp/B00024YV2M

    Not sure how legit it is.
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    The Battle of Britain. Composer Sir William...

    The Battle of Britain.

    Composer Sir William Walton was commissioned to write the score but it was rejected by United Artists as 'unsuitable' without them ever hearing the score accompanied by the...
  58. Nice, but why not just say Kate Bush related?

    Nice, but why not just say Kate Bush related?
  59. There's probably a good thread to be had about...

    There's probably a good thread to be had about record companies thinking they know best. My go-to example is Simple Minds playing their 'difficult' second album 'Real to Real Cacophony' to horrified...
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    How long was a typical live show by King Crimson...

    How long was a typical live show by King Crimson in those days? Would a start-to-finish show fill four sides of vinyl?
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