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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    Frankie
    oh my... you fell to sleep with The Way Out
    indeed "DIY to the core" -basement squat glory heh heh
    Indeed this does require mode of listening
    His later post 80's periods still hold that DIY aesthetic but in a different treatment
    take a good listen to Die Trip Computer Die there the "Jackson Pollack portrait of sound" is propelled to higher spheres and require yet another type of listening discipline / zone but the result is truly psychedelic ie mind altering
    A word has to be said on his one of a king sense of humor ...
    Its been a long couple of days as you know, so a quick snooze wasn't out of the question

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    I'll check out DTCD and then revisit The Way Out.

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    oh my god you guys will not believe who I am going to meet tomorrow ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    oh my god you guys will not believe who I am going to meet tomorrow ...
    George W Bush?

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    it's Kid Rock, isn't it?

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    I bought "The Way Out" from Recommended when it was issued, but I never really got the music - and then I forgot it. I realize its been sittin unattended in my shelf in 35 years...

    I'd better give a try here

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    I'd like to know what the artist's name is first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I'd like to know what the artist's name is first...
    Fiche. Previously singer with Myballs-iron.
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    I'd better give it a try here
    I wasn't overwhelmed this time either. Maybe in 35 years more.

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    OK, loving 'The Way Out' more than I ever have. This thing needs a few spins, but holy shit! I just really think you have to be in the right frame of mind, but if/when you are, this thing is a gem. The closest thing I could think of is possibly appealing to fans of The Residents, yeah? And yes, the humor is in there - this is wacked out shit, and pretty trippy/psychedelic, yet so whimsical and dream-like. Don't ever play this for the nuns at your local church unless they're drunk and horny. So, is this only pressed on vinyl or was it ever available on CD? Now I am getting VERY excited to hear this new album.

    EDIT: so a search at both Wayside and ReR Mega has come up empty, so I think I have my answer on its availability.

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    Also, does a discography exist of every album this guy has made?

    Mike and Ian - you guys need to check this out. Ian this would be a great choice for your radio show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    oh my god you guys will not believe who I am going to meet tomorrow ...
    OK, I think I am getting to understand the entire picture now with the news you told me today.

    But you never did answer this question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    I wasn't overwhelmed this time either. Maybe in 35 years more.
    If you don't mind me asking, what exactly didn't you like about it? I admit I had a WTF moment when I first played it back in 2013 or whatever, but once you get over the hump, there is no going back. Expectations need to be set a different level me thinks before you hit this album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    This one, the L. Voag and The Homosexuals' original album are the only titles I have, but you're dead right, Udi - the guy is certainly unique in his approach to "music" as artistic statement. Welton/Amos also played with The Work for a while during the first half of the 80s, didn't he?
    Do you dig it though man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    I've had L.Voag-The Way Out cd for a week and it's a keeper.Off the wall stuff,but with tunes that burrow into yer head and stay there!

    Recommended.
    Walt always comes through

    You have the CD? Where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    OK, I think I am getting to understand the entire picture now with the news you told me today. But you never did answer this question...
    Yes
    I was in London for the Lindsay Cooper memorial concerts and got to meet and spend an entire day with Jim
    what can I say he was very different from what I imagined
    completely down to earth, friendly , humble and kind

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    So, is this only pressed on vinyl or was it ever available on CD? Now I am getting VERY excited to hear this new album.

    EDIT: so a search at both Wayside and ReR Mega has come up empty, so I think I have my answer on its availability.
    The Way Out was released on cd but is now deleted
    The new album is very different and there is a lots to cover in between
    Frankie Have you heard Mental ( an opera about mental ilness ) by The Fear Merchants ?
    well probably not
    I'll try to point you towards that

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    I just finished listening to the new vinyl reissue of The Way Out
    For my ears this is a huge improvement - mainly in the stereo image - so much more detail has been reviled now
    Highly recommended

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    Udi, who'll be releasing this vinyl Version?
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    Superior Viaduct seems reliable for reissues, they did a nice remaster of MX-80 Sound's Hard Attack a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morpheus View Post
    MX-80 Sound's Hard Attack
    Another great one!
    "Improvisation is not an excuse for musical laziness" - Fred Frith
    "[...] things that we never dreamed of doing in Crimson or in any band that I've been in," - Tony Levin speaking of SGM

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    This reissue blows the cd edition out of the water

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    and I was assured by Jim they used the original 1/4 master tape for this

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