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    And we should also have some Man:



    The original of many, many versions.
    'In our way, Johnson strongly expressed his love of driving fast in a post-chaise. "If (said he) I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman;"' Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delicious Manager View Post
    Sounds like we were at uni at exactly the same time (1976-79 for me). I was at the UEA in Norwich and they had some good bands there too.
    The UK gig wasn't my uni, I was at Manchester 78-81. I had a friend at UEA and worked in Norwich for 2 years. I say "worked", I lived in the Fat Cat.

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    Great gigs at Manchester too! Regarding this thread: when Fripp reformed KC for the first time (Belew, Levin, Bruford) they were called Discipline (at first) and played at the Poly. Magical!!!
    Last edited by dogen; Apr-06-2016 at 21:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Johnson View Post
    And we should also have some Man:



    The original of many, many versions.
    O Man! I saw lineup number 264 I think! Great band, and that was one of their best. Is it prog? Who knows...

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    ^^

    They had many line up changes. I saw them in late 1972. Around the time of Live At The Padget Rooms, Penarth.
    'In our way, Johnson strongly expressed his love of driving fast in a post-chaise. "If (said he) I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman;"' Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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    I was really into Hawkwind in my formative years 70's & 80's
    Went to see them at the Manchester Apollo.
    Worst gig I have ever too
    Still like their music though
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

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    Then there was Arthur Brown, prog possibly
    My favourite of his. Instantly takes me back to teenage parties, out of my head with my mates playing this, very loud
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

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    I was really into Hawkwind in my formative years 70's & 80's
    Went to see them at the Manchester Apollo.
    Worst gig I have ever too
    Still like their music though
    They were headlining one of the days at Reading in 1975. They were very late on stage because Lemmy's motorbike had broken down on the way (allegedly).
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    'In our way, Johnson strongly expressed his love of driving fast in a post-chaise. "If (said he) I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman;"' Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morimur View Post
    Interesting. Don't care much for the tepid vocals though—they should sack the singer.
    They can't do that. Listening to her is as close as a lot of prog fans get to having sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    They can't do that. Listening to her is as close as a lot of prog fans get to having sex.
    I'm listening to it now and like it (including the vocals!).

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    They can't do that. Listening to her is as close as a lot of prog fans get to having sex.
    Oh, no - you've got me thinking about Stacia now...
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

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    Has anybody listened to Esperanza Spalding's new album? It's quite excellent! I'd call it progessive pop/rock. The material is very strong, and I dig her guitarist, Matt Stevens. This is the first song on the album.


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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    They can't do that. Listening to her is as close as a lot of prog fans get to having sex.
    I listened to "Euclid". Not bad and there is nothing wrong with her voice.
    'In our way, Johnson strongly expressed his love of driving fast in a post-chaise. "If (said he) I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman;"' Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petwhac View Post
    I recently heard Yes's 'Close to the Edge' again and thought there were some great things going on musically.
    For me, what lets it down now are the silly pretentious lyrics.
    It might be useful to understand that, particularly in the heady 1970s, Yes's lyrics (nearly always written by lead singer Jon Anderson) were as much about the SOUND they made as they were about the actual meaning. Actually, it's often MORE about the sound than the meaning. So, Anderson used words almost like his musical instrument, playing with timbres, accents, vowel sounds and overall aural effect. The silliness is a by-product of that and needs to be put to the back of one's mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogen View Post
    The UK gig wasn't my uni, I was at Manchester 78-81. I had a friend at UEA and worked in Norwich for 2 years. I say "worked", I lived in the Fat Cat.
    I spent quite a lot of time at Captain America's, the Louis Marchesi pub and the Maid's Head. I'm sure I also visited the Fat Cat!

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