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« Reply #4125 on: Dec 5th, 2009, 12:21pm »

on Dec 4th, 2009, 10:29am, Johnwilkie wrote:
Hi Ned.

All good in the hood here.

Did you enjoy Hackett at The Ferry? I hear there wasn't many in....... wink

Loving some of the stuff you kindly (cough) provided for me wink

Really into SB and "Snow" at the moment. Will keep eyes peeled for next tour smiley

Take care matey

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Hackett gig was similar to the Marillion gig - too many people and the ferry milking the fans to prop up their bar and make as much money as possible with little care for those who paid money to come along. Of course, SH was superb from what I could actually see and similar with the Marillion boys.

Glad you are enjoying the music and if the Spocks do come over again then go and see them. They are mad but they are superb.

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« Reply #4126 on: Dec 5th, 2009, 3:23pm »

on Dec 5th, 2009, 04:23am, Nov wrote:
I think it's fair to say that Yes are a big influence on TFK, especially Roine Stolt's guitar playing.

But, no more than other bands such as Genesis, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Steely Dan and Pink Floyd.

Please don't write TFK off after one track though because they've got as wide a range of tracks as any of those bands.

Also, they've certainly been better than Yes have been since 1977 wink



Don't analise, just listen wink



This is fair enough of course wink



You can easily play "spot the Genesis, Yes, Kansas, Gentle Giant, Pink Floyd section" on this album as well wink

Spock's were my introduction to the 3rd wave of prog and were one of the best live bands I've ever seen but, for my money, TFK have proved to be far more inventive and versatile as the years have progressed.



Please don't grin

I could easily send you a CD of TFK stuff NOT like Yes that would blow your socks off (if you were wearing any) grin

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I couldn't have put it better myself! grin
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« Reply #4127 on: Dec 6th, 2009, 4:15pm »

Nearly forgot to mention; I actually played a TFK album today! First time in ages.

Alive On Planet Earth

It reminded me just how wonderful this band are, and how much I want them to release a new album in the next twelve months!

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« Reply #4128 on: Dec 11th, 2009, 2:28pm »

I just came across this on YouTube!!

The Flower Kings in Brazil in about 1995/96 (I guess) shocked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQlEamDh7HY

Nice!!



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« Reply #4129 on: Dec 11th, 2009, 4:45pm »

Absolutely fantastic Nov! cool

It amazes me that more people haven't spoken of the band's sound as it relates to Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention, especially with respect to Roine Stolt's guitar playing and Tomas Bodin's amazing keyboard time signature changes, etc.

It takes my breath away.....................

Thanks for that!
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« Reply #4130 on: Dec 12th, 2009, 05:41am »

on Dec 11th, 2009, 4:45pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Absolutely fantastic Nov! cool

Indeed wink


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It amazes me that more people haven't spoken of the band's sound as it relates to Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention, especially with respect to Roine Stolt's guitar playing and Tomas Bodin's amazing keyboard time signature changes, etc.

I don't know much about Frank Zappa but I guess I should really. The size of his back catalogue is rather scary though.

I did work with a Frank Zappa fan about 20 years ago and he was a short scary and intense Scot with a mad glint in his eye. I think it put me off a bit grin

People always take the easy way out with TFK and say they sound like Yes (hi John!) but, as you say there's loads more in the mix that make up their amazing sound.


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It takes my breath away.....................

Same here!


Actually, I think I need to revise the year of this because Jonas is on the bass so I guess this is the Space Revolver tour around 2000/2001?

Looks-wise, it could be 1972 wink

It looks like Jonas was having bass pedal trouble again because he's using a keyboard for the low bass notes.


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« Reply #4131 on: Dec 12th, 2009, 3:00pm »

Judging by Hasse's shorter hair, I would agree that the video dates from around 2000 or so.
Very good indeed and highly enjoyable. I can still hear Steve Howe's influence in a lot of Roine's playing today.
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« Reply #4132 on: Dec 18th, 2009, 5:18pm »

Played Tomas Bodin's An Ordinary Night In My Ordinary Life today.
This is probably my favourite Bodin album, overall, though Sonic Boulevard pushes it close. smiley
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« Reply #4133 on: Dec 19th, 2009, 11:22am »

on Dec 18th, 2009, 5:18pm, Chessman wrote:
Played Tomas Bodin's An Ordinary Night In My Ordinary Life today.
This is probably my favourite Bodin album, overall, though Sonic Boulevard pushes it close. smiley


So has anyone heard Bodin's latest venture? The band's called EGGS AND DOGS, and the album is "You Are." I haven't read any reviews. I wasn't too happy with "I AM," his last release, because of the vocals, but now Michael Stolt is doing the honours, as well as playing bass, plus there JJ Marsh on guitar and Marcus Lilliequist on drums. You can hear some of the songs on his MySpace site http://www.myspace.com/eggsanddogs

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« Reply #4134 on: Dec 22nd, 2009, 8:44pm »

on Dec 19th, 2009, 11:22am, CountingOutTime wrote:
So has anyone heard Bodin's latest venture? The band's called EGGS AND DOGS, and the album is "You Are." I haven't read any reviews. I wasn't too happy with "I AM," his last release, because of the vocals, but now Michael Stolt is doing the honours, as well as playing bass, plus there JJ Marsh on guitar and Marcus Lilliequist on drums. You can hear some of the songs on his MySpace site http://www.myspace.com/eggsanddogs

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I like it [Eggs & Dogs] I hope they tour...and make some more records. To me it is a logical step forward. I really liked I A M especially trac 1. This record wants me to hear the next piece. I A M ,You Are ... grin...
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« Reply #4135 on: Dec 24th, 2009, 07:21am »

on Dec 22nd, 2009, 8:44pm, bassman wrote:
I like it [Eggs & Dogs] I hope they tour...and make some more records. To me it is a logical step forward. I really liked I A M especially trac 1. This record wants me to hear the next piece. I A M ,You Are ... grin...


Hi bassman! Nice to see you again. You really must start popping in here more frequently.

While I'm here I'd just like to say HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all my fellow Flower Kings fans.
I hope you all have a great time, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR too!

Best Wishes everyone!

Carl wink
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« Reply #4136 on: Dec 24th, 2009, 07:53am »

All the BEST to you as well Carl, and to everyone else this holiday season!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! smiley
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« Reply #4137 on: Dec 24th, 2009, 09:23am »

on Dec 24th, 2009, 07:21am, Chessman wrote:
Hi bassman! Nice to see you again. You really must start popping in here more frequently.

Ditto wink


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While I'm here I'd just like to say HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all my fellow Flower Kings fans.
I hope you all have a great time, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR too!

Best Wishes everyone!

Carl wink

And the same to you and everyone else here smiley

We've kept the thread going for another year wink

I'm hoping to get the 3rd World Electric album tomorrow so I look forward to discussing that.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!
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« Reply #4138 on: Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:22am »

I had a strange dream this morning. I was with a friend (I don't know who he was) and we'd won a competition to meet Roine Stolt at his house!
We got there and it was like a mansion, very gothic in parts, yet like a large warehouse at the same time. There were lots of other people there at the same time, all wandering round like tourists.
I remember going to the toilet and looking up at the very high ceiling and an old sash window, quite dirty and cobwebby.
Then my (unknown) friend and myself were in the warehouse part, where there were loads of pigeon holes with cds, dvds and books in them. There were also sweaters and other items of brightly coloured clothing waiting to be sent out as orders.
Roine was very friendly and he signed some cds for us. I think Jonas was with him though I can't be sure. We approached a large table where there was an enormous buffet laid out, and then I woke up!

No, I hadn't been drinking or eating too much, so I don't know what brought this dream on. I'd rather like to dream it again tonight though and see if I can make it to the buffet properly this time! grin
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« Reply #4139 on: Jan 3rd, 2010, 1:32pm »

Nice one Carl!

Why don't I ever have dreams like that??
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