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Posted on May 17, 2012 2:42:11 PM PDT
Re: Topographic Oceans

'According to drummer Bill Bruford in his autobiography (p. 72), former King Crimson percussionist Jamie Muir introduced vocalist Jon Anderson to Paramahansa Yogananda's work during Bruford's wedding reception in March 1973.'

Jamie Muir? Really?? So that's who we can blame, then? No wonder he went to ground the same year Tales from Topographic Oceans was unleashed on an unsuspecting world...

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 10:00:27 PM PDT
Thats cool man.....Some albums just take longer to get into than others.....It took me over 10 years to get into Led Zeppelin 3.....I just keep thinking, man this thing sux....But i just kept listening and now its one of my favorite Zep albums.....Thats the cool thing about music....You can listen to something, think it sux and put it away....Come back to it years later and listen to it and you wonder what the crap were you thinking when you listened before and hated it....Its happened many times to me....... Hey, Its Only Rock and Roll, But I Like It!!!!LOL

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 10:59:23 PM PDT
naldo says:
Or knock and know-all.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 8:34:20 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
John -- Oh yeah, I've had that experience too, most notably probably with Queen's "Hot Space" album. I was a pretty big fan of theirs starting in 1975-76, but too young to see them live. I became an even bigger fan in 1979-1981, so in '82 when I heard they had a new album coming out and were touring with Billy Squier, I was READY.

It was announced tix were going on sale, so I started saving my money. The album was out, but I didn't have it yet. Then a pal got it and I had him play it for me (on cassette). First sang came on: "Oh, this is terrible! Fast forward....". Next song, same thing. Next song, same thing, over an' over until all of side 1 was done. Ugh, that was just really awful Queen to me. I didn't even ask him to play side 2. I still wanted to see 'em live, but my enthusiasm was waaaay down. And I was still only 15, so had to rely on my older brother to drive to get tickets, etc., and he was dragging his feet so I just quit bugging him and blew it off.

Fast forward to a few years later and Hot Space became an album I really, really like (and still do, though most fans still seem to consider it as easily their worst) and I was kicking myself for not really doing everything I could to get to that concert. The really crummy part is that Queen of course never toured the U.S. again so I never did get to see them live (and they're probably still my favorite group of all time).

Posted on May 18, 2012 8:43:32 AM PDT
J. Coco says:
Donna Summer's "Four Seasons Of Love" album tells the story of a love affair relating it to/going through each season, with one song for each season beginning with spring and with the album ending with "Spring Reprise".

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 3:45:50 PM PDT
You are so right zlh67...Queen is a great band....I wanted to make sure i had everything i could get by them so i have completed the collection by getting all three of the queen box sets....Each set had 5 remastered cds and a bonus cd of rarities and unreleased live cuts.....It was pricey, but well worth it....Now i have all 15 studio cds remastered and 15 bonus cds with rare b sides and live tracks.....Really enjoy it!!!!! There will never be another group that has the superior harmonies that Queen has and Brian May's guitar sound is Awesome!!!!!! LONG LIVE THE "QUEEN'!!!!!! ROCK ON!!!!!

Posted on May 18, 2012 4:04:22 PM PDT
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alysha25 says:
Embryonic

I'm currently listening to this, and I love it! It's not from the 70's, but, gasp! 2009! I KNOW it has a concept. Just don't ask me What! Because I'm not sure I could verbalize it , even if I knew.

One person in the reviews says it's an atheist's view of the dark part of the psyche. I'll go with that! Except , to be honest it sounds a lot happier and lighter than a lot of stuff I currently listen to. It's downright goofy-happy!

It's what psychedelic is in the year 2009.

edit: I notice the OP listed a Flaming Lips album. I'll have to check out more of their stuff. I saw them on youtube doing a cover of "Seven Nation Army" which was cool and funny. But also a video of "I can be a Frog" from this album. Probably the dumbest song on there to do a video of.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012 3:31:11 AM PDT
RE: Flaming Lips

I think their best albums are "Clouds Taste Metallic" and "Transmissions from the Satellite Heart" (featuring the goofy hit single "She Don't Use Jelly"). With "The Soft Bulletin" their sound changed from guitar based indie rock to more kind of synth based indie pop.

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 5:49:00 PM PDT
My Favs....no certain order...
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
The Decemberists - Crane Wife
The Decemberists - Hazards of Love
30 Seconds to Mars - This is War
Ayreon - The Human Equation
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (Really feels like one, tho it may not be...)
The Cure - Cure Trilogy
Dredg - The Pariah, the parrot, the delusion
The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
....cool, more than I thought...have lots of new ones to check out now..thanks!...B
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Posted on Jun 27, 2012 7:48:53 PM PDT
J. Beaver says:
Them - King Diamond
Maggots: The Record - Plasmatics
Dimension: Hatross - Voivod
Yes Sir, I Will - Crass

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 9:42:28 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 15, 2012 5:17:23 PM PDT
"Tubular Bells" - Mike Oldfield
"Thick as a Brick II" - Ian Anderson
&
one side of: "2112" by Rush

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 2:46:02 PM PDT
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Johnny Bee says:
The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads - Lift To Experience. About the second coming of Christ to Jerusalem (which is in Texas don't you know). Plausable I suppose, at least no less so than 'Tommy' ;-) Great album anyway.

Posted on May 9, 2013 4:38:13 PM PDT
"The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" by Genesis
and the live show was even better!
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