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    Was it Velcro Jesus and the Colostomy Twins or perhaps Micro-Dog and the Neo-Nazi Bee Keepers?

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    I've recently found Fireballet's Night On Bald Mountain album. It's a really good listen.

    They don't seem to have much of a web presence. Did any of the band go on to do anything else of note?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the ferret View Post
    I've recently found Fireballet's Night On Bald Mountain album. It's a really good listen.

    They don't seem to have much of a web presence. Did any of the band go on to do anything else of note?
    Ryche Chlanda is in the current Lineup of Nektar

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    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Chlanda also toured with Renaissance after Michael Dunford passed away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravedigger View Post
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Chlanda also toured with Renaissance after Michael Dunford passed away.
    He also played on one track on Circuline's Counterpoint from 2016.

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    Many thanks on the info, everyone!

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    He also played on one track on Circuline's Counterpoint from 2016.
    Wasn’t he also in the power pop band Private Lines, who recorded the album Trouble in School?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    Wasn’t he also in the power pop band Private Lines, who recorded the album Trouble in School?
    Yes sir: https://www.discogs.com/Private-Line...elease/2275828

    And discogs also mentions the Intergalactic Touring Band on which he plays on one track: https://www.discogs.com/Intergalacti...elease/2225527

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    Quote Originally Posted by interbellum View Post
    And discogs also mentions the Intergalactic Touring Band on which he plays on one track: https://www.discogs.com/Intergalacti...elease/2225527
    I hate to say it, but this album was horrible. There were a number of these cheesy concept albums (and I think that hideous War of the Worlds album must have been the inspiration for most of them) towards the end of the 70s that gathered tons of talent together and proceeded to squander it foolishly on terrible songs. This isn’t the worst I’ve heard, though, that dubious honor must go to the execrable Exiled from 1980, probably the final nail in the coffin of this type of record. The concept was based on the *ahem!* *Dr. Evil finger quotes* “theories” of noted Swiss con artist Erich von Däniken. If talent on the level of Lesley Duncan and Colin Blunstone can’t make your songs listenable, you may as well just pack it in. Forget the CED, I am convinced this album is really what killed RCA!
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    I'm spinning the sole Chakra (vinyl reissue) album for the first time in a very long time, and I have to say that this is much better than I remembered. A kinda quirky take on the more accessible aspects of Yes, but definitely with its own voice.

    Earlier today I actually did side 1 of the Harlequin Mass record, and this one too has stuff to commend it. Lightweight in sound but pretty sophisticated in shape. Even the silly album cover took on a new meaning on listening.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc2T...hannel=olias67

    May not everyone's definition of prog. First track even sounds a little like early Chicago getting a good chart workout. There's some pretty spiff guitar playing from Vincent and some interesting keyboard work from Mike Nock on most of the other tracks. Always thought this one (unjustly) went under the radar. If memory serves, later Vincent albums did an inferior job of spinning the propeller. It was good stuff to supplement a steady diet of Lookout Farm, FZ, Ayers Rock,Good God, Colosseum and Soft Machine in the mid 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake 2 View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc2T...hannel=olias67

    May not everyone's definition of prog. First track even sounds a little like early Chicago getting a good chart workout. There's some pretty spiff guitar playing from Vincent and some interesting keyboard work from Mike Nock on most of the other tracks. Always thought this one (unjustly) went under the radar. If memory serves, later Vincent albums did an inferior job of spinning the propeller. It was good stuff to supplement a steady diet of Lookout Farm, FZ, Ayers Rock,Good God, Colosseum and Soft Machine in the mid 70's.
    Good enough stuff, kinda like it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    I hate to say it, but [the Intergalactic Touring Band] album was horrible.
    It does have a really lovely song sung by Annie Haslan, "Reaching Out."

    Zaragon did a listening/commentary video on the track. Supposedly, it's about a 10th generation intergalactic colony adrift in a 200-year-old spaceship in which the circuitry has died, dooming all its inhabitants.


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