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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 03 Dec 2019, 18:47

C wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:It always amazes me seeing the change in Phil’s stage persona during the 70s.... the apparently quiet and shy one who stepped forward and became the manic uninhibited front man.


I'm not sure about that Bob

Collins began professional acting lessons at fourteen at the Barbara Speake Stage School, a fee-paying but non-selective independent school in East Acton whose talent agency had been established by his mother






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Ohindeed, I know he had a background to call on, but he had a very gentle voice and quiet personality on stage and seemed content that way.

A world away from being front man for one of the biggest rock bands in the world.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 03 Dec 2019, 20:04

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 05 Dec 2019, 11:47

Well this is nice. Debut album from couple Vikram Shankar and Lauren Nolan. Not prog but clear shades of Anathema in the songwriting. Warm melodies, a comforting wash of love and loveliness.

Recommended.

Our Destiny - Awakening

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 05 Dec 2019, 11:55

Apparently I have listened to 79,178 minutes of Spotify this year, music from 56 countries....

Top artists:

Big Big Train
Mostly Autumn
Bruce Springsteen
PaIn of Salvation
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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 05 Dec 2019, 12:13

This Swedish prog metal band are outside my comfort zone but respected voices recommend them heartily so I do dip in occasionally. This is their latest album released early in 2019 and although it’s bloody heavy there are melodies that shine through so worth me pursuing for a few listens as it might be the one that creates a fan... (Pain Of Salvation, Leprous, Opeth in their heavier days.)

Evergrey - The Atlantic

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 05 Dec 2019, 15:23

CATS in SPACE - Day Trip To Narnia

Not prog, this is a band that harks back to 70s / 80s pop rock, (I hear ELO, Bon Jovi, Boston etc. and I believe one of the songwriters is Mick Wilson ex member of 10cc) and pretty entertaining it is too. Decent songs, well delivered. If you fancy something a bit different, it ain’t as naff as the band name might suggest!

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby soundchaser » 05 Dec 2019, 16:35

Here's a little Mediterranean sunshine for a cold winters day:


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby soundchaser » 05 Dec 2019, 16:44

Lord Rother wrote:CATS in SPACE - Day Trip To Narnia


Listening to Johnny Rocket and yeah, it's a load of fun. I'm hearing 10CC mixed with Utopia and Klattu.

I think I'm going to like this band.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 05 Dec 2019, 18:14

Gosh, you’re really embracing this drive to broaden horizons! :)

(I used to have you in the same bracket as Yomptepi, but no more!)

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 05 Dec 2019, 18:48

soundchaser wrote:

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 05 Dec 2019, 23:10

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 06 Dec 2019, 23:20

Aquaplanage - s/t

Ex Yes tribute band, Fragile, released debut album in 2008 which I played a few times in 2016. Revisiting that year’s frequent plays thanks to the Spotify wrapped feature that popped up this morning.

I like this 15 minute track. (Others On Progarchives consider it the weakest track.) The Yes connection is pretty obvious.


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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 07 Dec 2019, 10:37

A CC

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby soundchaser » 07 Dec 2019, 12:27

Lord Rother wrote:Gosh, you’re really embracing this drive to broaden horizons! :)

(I used to have you in the same bracket as Yomptepi, but no more!)


:D You'd be surprised how broad my taste is, but I always seem to end up talking about my first love, prog.

And of course. I've been pigeonholed with that now, which is why my circle of friends is so low here.

Much like my real life life, really. But I'm a very happy chappy now i have all my demons sorted out.

Very close family and one or two friends. That's how I like it. And lots of music.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby robertff » 07 Dec 2019, 13:33

C wrote:A CC

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 07 Dec 2019, 16:34

Bloody hell - I really enjoyed this today.

it's been a while

Billy-boy on tubs!

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 07 Dec 2019, 16:41

soundchaser wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Gosh, you’re really embracing this drive to broaden horizons! :)

(I used to have you in the same bracket as Yomptepi, but no more!)


:D You'd be surprised how broad my taste is, but I always seem to end up talking about my first love, prog.

And of course. I've been pigeonholed with that now, which is why my circle of friends is so low here.

Much like my real life life, really. But I'm a very happy chappy now i have all my demons sorted out.

Very close family and one or two friends. That's how I like it. And lots of music.


Good lad Richard

Good lad prog boy




NP

A good album and tour

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby soundchaser » 07 Dec 2019, 17:17

C wrote:
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A good album and tour

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I love this album, too: the only really good one that YesWest did (I don’t know about you, but I hate Endless Dream).

I have the 9012Live DVD, which is great fun to watch for those 1980s poodle perms :D.

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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 07 Dec 2019, 18:09

soundchaser wrote:I love this album, too: the only really good one that YesWest did (I don’t know about you, but I hate Endless Dream).


Talk?

I have never heard it.

To be honest, I had virtually lost interest in Yes after Tormato which I thought was piss-poor. But my brother had a spare ticket for the 90125 tour (I hadn't heard the album) and I really enjoyed it - both the record and the gig.

Hammersmith Odeon would it have been....? On second thoughts, perhaps not






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Re: PROG CORNER

Postby C » 07 Dec 2019, 18:32

C wrote:Hammersmith Odeon would it have been....? On second thoughts, perhaps not


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I checked (with my brother also)

Only 3 UK dates on that 9012Live tour July 1984 - two Wembley Arena, one NEC, Birmingham

Umpteen, for example, in Germany [9], France [5]






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