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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 08 Jun 2019, 20:43

I’m a bit put off by the Dream Theatre connection (and his stupid beard) but thought I’d give it a listen or 2.

It’s pretty good in places and (of course) the guy can play but seems overlong to me and I was waiting for it to end on 1st play. This is 2nd time around; let’s see if I make it to the end...

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Postby never/ever » 08 Jun 2019, 22:40

The book is not out yet but it sounds interesting....
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Purgatory Brite » 08 Jun 2019, 22:58

Lord Rother wrote:
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As featured in the Prog Cup, some excellent yet sadly obscure prog from 1971 :ugeek:


I do like that album. Sadly I don’t think he made another one but became an eminent Sci-fi writer.


He made 2 albums, his first musical project was with band named Julian's Treatment. With this band he released an album in 1970 called A Time Before This. In 1971, with a new band he released the album Waiters On The Dance under his own name.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 10 Jun 2019, 23:49

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Lovely. One of my fave Tull tracks.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby pcqgod » 12 Jun 2019, 03:49

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So good.
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 12 Jun 2019, 12:24

pcqgod wrote:Image

So good.


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Even better...?

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby robertff » 12 Jun 2019, 15:27

C wrote:
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So good.


oooooooooof!!


Even better...?

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Never really cared for Uriah Heep, went to see them once, think I lasted 3 or 4 songs before leaving.

This on the other hand is a delight, love this NY album. Not prog but under the broad church banner and because he has featured here a number of times.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 12 Jun 2019, 15:41

robertff wrote:
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Very nice.








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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 13 Jun 2019, 16:58

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby robertff » 13 Jun 2019, 19:57

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Floyd album I rarely play, never quite sure if I like it or not - think I do, and was never keen on the cover.


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 14 Jun 2019, 06:55

Another band who were massively against streaming services and vowed never ever to go that route have seen sense in today’s world.

Not a massive fan myself, some great moments but it seems to me there’s often no real melody in their songs; at least now they have smelled the coffee and are on Spotify I can give them a bit more time and see if they grow on me.

Starting with this one....

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 14 Jun 2019, 07:13

Some proper TD
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 14 Jun 2019, 09:16

That’ll keep you busy.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 14 Jun 2019, 09:40

ConnyOlivetti wrote:Some proper TD
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Just tried this myself - well, after 20 mins NOTHING has happened and it’s making me want to reach inside my skull and scratch my brain so I’ve given up on it for the sake of my sanity. :cry:

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 14 Jun 2019, 10:55

Lord Rother wrote:Starting with this one....

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Your Lordship - as you are starting with this one I assume you have not heard any of the earlier stuff (or at least aren't that familiar)

For me, when Crimso reformed with this album it wasn't really King Crimson. When they 'reformed' Fripp actually called the band Discipline but about 6 months later reverted back to KC. I wonder why?

It never goes down too well but Red to me was their last album - after that they became something else.

That said - try something else.

I would recommend this to you:

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 14 Jun 2019, 15:04

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It never goes down too well but Red to me was their last album - after that they became something else.







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Totally agree. They lost all accessibility after Red. Some may say that they have never been accessible, but I will say "You are fools!" :)

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 14 Jun 2019, 16:11

slightbreeze wrote:
C wrote:
It never goes down too well but Red to me was their last album - after that they became something else.







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Totally agree. They lost all accessibility after Red. Some may say that they have never been accessible, but I will say "You are fools!" :)


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 15 Jun 2019, 08:51

I also played Red, Larks’ Toungues and Starless and Bible Black yesterday, all of which I have heard before though only via Spotify and on a couple of occasions.

I own Crimson King and Poseidon so know those better but find them too patchy. Some good stuff interspersed with TD.

Incidentally, you posting up the Larks’ Tongues cover reminds me of my early days on BCB, and this thread which must have been 10 years ago.

Someone posted just that cover, with no comment. Being in my early days of prog obsession I was learning stuff all the time and was not familiar with the cover so I suggested that it would be helpful if people posted what the bloody thing was.

I received a rather sniffy reply (can’t remember who from) suggesting rather patronisingly that if I didn’t know what that cover was this was probably the wrong thread for me. :lol: :lol:

If the search facility worked on here I would find it and repost!
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 15 Jun 2019, 09:04

Thing is though I must confess (and I assume I am not alone in this) I listen to music at work, quietly and with my mind engaged on other things so my feelings / observations are often NOT based on immersive listens (as was the case with the KC session yesterday). I fully appreciate that I will be missing out on deeper elements which, given time and repeated plays, might drag me in. But heck, there’s enough stuff that DOES drag me in from those quiet listens that I’m not too fussed about not fully engaging with everything I hear. I just love the fact I can give pretty much everything that’s ever been released a go, when and where I want.

But that’s the modern world. As a young chap (and really pre streaming days I suppose) when most music was largely only available from purchases, you made pretty damn sure you found something to enjoy about everything you bought. These days it is very easy to dip in and out and quickly move on.

That said, I love the fact I can do that and that these days the prog world is my lobster!