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« Reply #660 on: Oct 19th, 2011, 11:37am »

Just arrived today:
Steve Hackett - Beyond The Shrouded Horizon
Styx - The Complete Wooden Nickel Recordings (comprised of the first 4 albums)
Styx - Equinox

I think of guitarist John Curulewski (who played on Styx's first five albums) as the Steve Hackett of Styx - only in the sense that Curulewski is an underappreciated member who left just as the band was about to get very popular.

Most people know of his replacement Tommy Shaw, but it strikes me that it was only after Curulewski left that the cheese started to drip off that pizza.

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« Reply #661 on: Oct 20th, 2011, 11:26am »

The new Lunatic Soul album has been dispatched and will be ready for me coming home in early November when I take a short break and renew my work visa. I hope the new Gazpacho album will arrive in time as well.
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« Reply #662 on: Oct 24th, 2011, 3:12pm »

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« Reply #663 on: Oct 24th, 2011, 3:18pm »

on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:12pm, Dust wrote:
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There's a delicious irony here. In your post in the "nutters at gigs" thread, you referred to "pinheads" in the audience. Peter was asked about the New Blood CD cover on UK TV last week and said it showed a magnified image of a blood cell on a pinhead! grin wink
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« Reply #664 on: Oct 24th, 2011, 3:51pm »

on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:18pm, Down And Out wrote:
There's a delicious irony here. In your post in the "nutters at gigs" thread, you referred to "pinheads" in the audience. Peter was asked about the New Blood CD cover on UK TV last week and said it showed a magnified image of a blood cell on a pinhead! grin wink


Is that what that is?? grin
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« Reply #665 on: Oct 24th, 2011, 3:54pm »

on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:51pm, Dust wrote:
Is that what that is?? grin

Notice that I didn't say white blood cell or red blood cell as it appears to be green! grin
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« Reply #666 on: Oct 24th, 2011, 4:14pm »

on Oct 24th, 2011, 3:54pm, Down And Out wrote:
Notice that I didn't say white blood cell or red blood cell as it appears to be green! grin


As a lifelong Trekkie, there's a geeky, lame joke there. I'll skip it. smiley
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« Reply #667 on: Oct 26th, 2011, 07:24am »

Devin Townsend - Ghost
Derek Sherinian - Oceana
Umphrey's McGee - Death by Stereo
Thomas Dolby - A Map of the Floating City
Touchstone - City Sleeps
Haken - Visions
Opeth - Heritage
Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
Glass Hammer - Cor Cordium

2 DVDs/3 CDs - Neal Morse "Testimony 2 Live In L.A."
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« Reply #668 on: Oct 27th, 2011, 06:07am »

Over the weekend, I'm planning to buy, via iTunes:

Forevermore - Whitesnake
Absolution - Muse

And possibly something else, maybe something by Camel.

Also, my Dad has confirmed it: He IS going to buy The Lamb, after hearing several Lamb songs when we saw The Carpet Crawlers live, he's decided to search for it in the shops, and I'm very keen to finally listen to it and take it in, because I've heard it is one of the major ones you HAVE to have. It shouldn't be too hard to find. grin

As for their other albums we haven't got (Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Abacab, Genesis self-titled). we're not despret. We've heard the major hits from those albums anyway, including five from the self-titled.
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« Reply #669 on: Oct 27th, 2011, 07:21am »

on Oct 27th, 2011, 06:07am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Over the weekend, I'm planning to buy, via iTunes:

Forevermore - Whitesnake
Absolution - Muse

And possibly something else, maybe something by Camel.

Also, my Dad has confirmed it: He IS going to buy The Lamb, after hearing several Lamb songs when we saw The Carpet Crawlers live, he's decided to search for it in the shops, and I'm very keen to finally listen to it and take it in, because I've heard it is one of the major ones you HAVE to have. It shouldn't be too hard to find. grin

As for their other albums we haven't got (Trespass, Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Abacab, Genesis self-titled). we're not despret. We've heard the major hits from those albums anyway, including five from the self-titled.


Make sure you make the time to take in everything that is the Lamb. It's an amazing album. Savor it. You probably haven't started listening to Spock's Beard yet, but when you do you will realize the great talent of Nick D'Virgilio. A couple of years ago, Nick took it upon himself to record his version of the entire Lamb album, a tribute called 'Rewiring Genesis." In my opinion, he did a marvelous job. Once you have completely soaked up the original Genesis version, I recommend you also get Nick's version. Click here to read the DPRP reviews on Nick's album http://www.dprp.net/reviews/200854.php#rwg

Trivia: On the original Lamb, most fans probably don't know that Brian Eno is credited for some keyboard effects and vocal treatments on "The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging" and "Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats." Apparently Tony Banks was not too pleased with this suggestion by Peter Gabriel, but it happened nonetheless. Peter wrote almost all of the Lamb's lyrics and most of the music was written by Rutherford, Banks and Collins. Hackett's presence is throughout the album and on all lead guitar parts, but he had very little to do with the composition.
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« Reply #670 on: Oct 27th, 2011, 08:07am »

on Oct 27th, 2011, 07:21am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Hackett's presence is throughout the album and on all lead guitar parts, but he had very little to do with the composition.


And that's why he left. He wanted to contribute more but the other four always had the best ideas. He stood in their shadow. That's also why, when a lot of Genesis elitists say "When Hackett left the band, Genesis was dead" - I always think "No, that's absolutely not true." As it's been said a million times before, Tony Banks is the ring leader.

In my opinion, this is the original line-up in order of importance to the band:

1. Tony Banks
2. Phil Collins
3. Peter Gabriel
4. Steve Hackett
5. Mike Rutherford

It's a good thing George Harrison, who suffered from the same problem as Hackett in the Beatles' early days, decided to put his foot down and say "No, I'm going to do more for this band, and no-one is stopping me". And as a result he ended up writing many of the band's greatest hits - it still amazes me that he arranged an entire 1,000 piece Indian orchestra just for one song. Now that is domination!
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« Reply #671 on: Oct 27th, 2011, 09:09am »

on Oct 27th, 2011, 08:07am, NoSonofVine wrote:
And that's why he left. He wanted to contribute more but the other four always had the best ideas. He stood in their shadow. That's also why, when a lot of Genesis elitists say "When Hackett left the band, Genesis was dead" - I always think "No, that's absolutely not true." As it's been said a million times before, Tony Banks is the ring leader.

In my opinion, this is the original line-up in order of importance to the band:

1. Tony Banks
2. Phil Collins
3. Peter Gabriel
4. Steve Hackett
5. Mike Rutherford

It's a good thing George Harrison, who suffered from the same problem as Hackett in the Beatles' early days, decided to put his foot down and say "No, I'm going to do more for this band, and no-one is stopping me". And as a result he ended up writing many of the band's greatest hits - it still amazes me that he arranged an entire 1,000 piece Indian orchestra just for one song. Now that is domination!


I think Steve was more important than Phil, and Peter more important than Steve.

1. Tony Banks
2. Peter Gabriel
3. Steve Hackett
4. Phil Collins
5. Mike Rutherford

On Trespass, Anthony Phillips was a strong entity within the Genesis, as far as songwriting, electric and acoustic guitar. On the Nursery Crymes album, "Fountain of Salmacis" and "The Musical Box" were heavily influenced by Phillips and were holdovers from the days he was in Genesis.
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« Reply #672 on: Oct 27th, 2011, 3:46pm »

on Oct 27th, 2011, 09:09am, CountingOutTime wrote:
I think Steve was more important than Phil, and Peter more important than Steve.

1. Tony Banks
2. Peter Gabriel
3. Steve Hackett
4. Phil Collins
5. Mike Rutherford

On Trespass, Anthony Phillips was a strong entity within the Genesis, as far as songwriting, electric and acoustic guitar. On the Nursery Crymes album, "Fountain of Salmacis" and "The Musical Box" were heavily influenced by Phillips and were holdovers from the days he was in Genesis.


I always thought Phil was really important to the band simply because he is an exceptional drummer, truly exceptional. Even Banks said "From the moment he sat on that chair, we knew he would be in the band".
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« Reply #673 on: Oct 27th, 2011, 3:52pm »

on Oct 27th, 2011, 3:46pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I always thought Phil was really important to the band simply because he is an exceptional drummer, truly exceptional. Even Banks said "From the moment he sat on that chair, we knew he would be in the band".

My recollection is that it was Peter who said something like "The moment he sat down at the kit I knew he was a good drummer".
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« Reply #674 on: Oct 27th, 2011, 5:01pm »

on Oct 27th, 2011, 3:52pm, Down And Out wrote:
My recollection is that it was Peter who said something like "The moment he sat down at the kit I knew he was a good drummer".


Oh, okay that was it. Whatevers.
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