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Postby JR8 » Fri, 17 May 2013 2:18 pm

Brah wrote:
JR8 wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuL_euRslTc

Now yer talkin'. They still got their wacky sense of humor and chops.
That deserved a follow-up, I'll see you a Spirit of Radio and raise you Subdivisions, a key component of my formative years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeuMY31qhyk#t=1h38m50s
Thought you didn't like links without titles...
The Beyond the Lighted Stage movie is definitely worth a watch.


Thanks for that, at 2:49hrs I think it better wait until next week or so, when I have a wired connection.

p.s. Yes bare links are not that inviting, but at midnight maybe different rules apply... ;)

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 20 May 2013 1:14 pm

Duran Duran, Rio
http://youtu.be/e3W6yf6c-FA

For unknown reason I just had flashback urging myself to dig this one out.

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Postby Saint » Fri, 31 May 2013 2:48 pm

Of Monsters and Men - Little Talk

Their album, My Head Is An Animal, is great!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQhhadD65Ws

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Postby Brah » Fri, 31 May 2013 11:11 pm

And now for something completely different....

Third Wind / Pat Metheny Group Live Under The Sky in Japan 1992
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnlXAgGl3M8

Should diffuse some of the bad air been floating around...

Get more and more brilliant all the way towards the end.

Metheny and Mays have more talent, chops, and compositional genius in their pinkies than most musicians have in their entire bodies.

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Postby Brah » Fri, 31 May 2013 11:24 pm

That was too good not to deserve another, such a great recording of a great concert and time in this band's evolution from American Fusion to World Jazz.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr9w9vKo19s
Minuano 6/8 Pat Metheny Group Live

How a person could possess such inhuman lyrical and improvisational mastery never fails to blow me away.

Haven't listened to this stuff in years, grew out of it but it never grows old.

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Postby martincymru » Tue, 04 Jun 2013 6:17 pm

try
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl6mqSYktHs

Genesis "Suppers Ready" 1970

an acquired taste maybe but every week for 30 years I have played this.
I am sad really, time warp........locked....

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 04 Jun 2013 7:07 pm

Nah.... King Crimson, Focus, er yeah ;0

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Postby Brah » Tue, 04 Jun 2013 9:08 pm

martincymru wrote:try
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl6mqSYktHs

Genesis "Suppers Ready" 1970

an acquired taste maybe but every week for 30 years I have played this.
I am sad really, time warp........locked....

Not sure what 'try' implies.
For me the best part of that 20+ minute piece is Hackett's work in the "As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs" section (which I think I've posted here before when talking about his use of the E-Bow), the 3rd part from your post:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7GX6XtioV8#t=4m27s

...but for non-Gabriel purists the Second's Out version is better:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR88tSqz50I#t=21m33s
although those bas!ards Rutherford and Collins buried Hackett's work in the mix so much you have to strain to hear him, his is the best stuff on that, brilliant all the way to the end of the song up to the very last note.

But for me it would be something more like Yes' Gates of Deliruim, or ELP's Endless Enigma, both epics of epics.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 05 Jun 2013 1:12 am

ELPs epics of epics.

That's pretty kin seriously epic man.
[nodding]



(Their whole play on Fanfare for the Common Man kinda blew 1975 for me)

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Postby Brah » Wed, 05 Jun 2013 7:21 am

JR8 wrote:(Their whole play on Fanfare for the Common Man kinda blew 1975 for me)

If "Fanfare for the Common Man" is ELP for the Common Man, "The Endless Enigma" is the endless work for the ELP fan.

There, I said it.

There are epics among epics - I have more of course.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 05 Jun 2013 8:58 am

I am eternally grateful for punk, and how it blew away all this pretentious guff.

'Rutherford's anchor string section at 26:05, quite literally conjours images of Bolsheviks at the gates of Mammon'.

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Postby Brah » Wed, 05 Jun 2013 9:02 pm

JR8 wrote:I am eternally grateful for punk, and how it blew away all this pretentious guff.

'Rutherford's anchor string section at 26:05, quite literally conjours images of Bolsheviks at the gates of Mammon'.

Yeah well KC are Prog and that's the word people use who don't get Prog when talking about Prog. Like how "trove" annoyingly follows "treasure" and "copious" predictably precedes "notes". The other tired word used is 'indulgent'.

What they call pretentious I call creative and not following the norm of formulaic structures. Most of it is no more indulgent than symphonic work, naturally some of that is indulgent, depending on one's taste and depth of understanding. A lot of later Classical stuff is too bombastic for me, but that's just me.

All I know is by choice I listened to a lot more Genesis than I did Focus or Punk.

The change in music that happened in the late 70s / early 80s was needed. Things by then peaked, run their course, there was a lot of reinvention, and most of what was once creative was not really progressing, pun intended.

Although it unfortunately didn't age as well as Prog, a lot of the creative stuff from the early 80s was very hip and artistic for its time. Talking Heads, B-52s, Joe Jackson, Gary Numan - the rest I'll have to get into that mode to complete the sentence but we've already coved that here.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n_Tg8iH ... n_Tg8iHwZ8
The B-52's - Private Idaho (1980)



... love the Mondrian back-drops, while the crack-heads rock....


(such a shame. Are any of them still alive?)

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Postby martincymru » Fri, 07 Jun 2013 3:08 pm

Brah,
Yes I agree that Hackett's guitar often butchered by the mix or under used; he himself accepted that as a junior member of Genesis "had difficulty knowing where to fit in my guitar....". " Nothing got past Tony Banks (keyboards) unless he (Tony) agreed".
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If I had choose one epic it would be RITUAL by YES (Orchestra version with Alan White not the creative genius of Bruford on drums)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rHumV4 ... 708163889B
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Other comments re: 70's, 80's music are well observed.


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