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No idea why, but this popped up in my YouTube feed yesterday. Hadn't thought of the song in decades. This one's not only catchy AF but also features what's gotta be the greatest bass line in the history of synth pop.

I mean, say what you will about synth pop generally or Kajagoogoo in particular, but that skinny fucker could play!


And then I had one of those "long-time King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto got his start in Mr. Mister" moments. Turns out the co-writer and bassist on Too Shy is Nick Beggs, who did bass, guitar and vocals on a ton of Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited concerts. I saw Beggs myownself in 2018 as bassist/singer with Steven Wilson's solo band.


On a totally unrelated note, did I hear someone mention Scorpio by Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band, featuring the late, great Bob Babbitt on bass? I thought so! Here ya go.

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Since Ive heard Nightcore Ive been fascinated with song speed/bpm and how it affects the song. Like for me Too Shy sounds best at 1.25 speed, oddly Sleep Together sounds good from .75 to 1.75, my guess is the range of fast drums and long string notes gives it a lot more room to shift around, and Scorpio is great at 1 with a DNB style beat at 1.5.
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I would have sworn I had never heard that word and I didn't recognize the song *at all* until the chorus, but I recognized the chorus immediately.
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New stuff from Transatlantic, which features Neal Morse (Spock's Beard), Roine Stolt (Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Sons of Apollo, Liquid Tension Experiment, and a host of others).

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I turned 15 the year that album came out and it was a big part of the soundtrack of my life.
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I know. I'm living in the Past.
But it was so comfy, back then.

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Yugoslavia had a pretty bangin' new wave scene:

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The 2023 concert season is warming up! In February we got Stick Men (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter):


Tony Levin, at 76 years of age, is doing sizeable U.S. tour with Stick Men before taking a month or so for rehearsals before going back out on the road with Peter Gabriel. Dude's a machine.

And in March there's Polish prog/metal band Riverside:


Let the good times roll, yo!

Speaking of Stick Men, Markus Reuter was part of Devin Townsend's touring band in 2020. Based on this little snippet, which also features Porcupine Tree bassist Nate Navarro, I'm kinda sorry I missed it. These fuckers can play!

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Old 01-31-2023, 09:59 PM
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The Ronnie James Dio era of Black Sabbath produced some damn good shit. As Steven Wilson said during one of the million or so interviews he's given in the past year, Jimmy Page wrote half the rock guitar riffs, Tony Iommi wrote the other half, and since then it's been an increasingly fruitless effort to do anything new/interesting with them.


Here's a cool bit of music trivia. Jeff Beck played on Steve Wonder's amazing Talking Book album, and as part of the compensation package Wonder gave Beck dibs on recording the song Superstition. This here version, which Beck did with Vanilla Fudge and Cactus alums Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice, was actually the first recorded. Stevie's version beat Beck's to the record stores by a few months, though, thanks to the production delays with the Beck Bogert and Appice album.

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Yugoslavia had a pretty bangin' new wave scene:

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Kalsarisellot, in Finnish.
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I want to interview the guy who chose to record video of the event from behind Mr. Orchestral Maneuvers in the Park.
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Charly Fuckin' Antolini, man!

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I’ve mostly been listening to and refining my own music. But one album I’ve had in heavy rotation the past month is Gene Clark’s No Other (available on YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, and several other services).

I’m genuinely salty that it took a wiki walk after David Crosby’s death (RIP, by the way) for me to find out about this album, and that I went 39 years of my life without hearing it once, and especially that no one even told me about it. I only discovered it because Crosby and Clark were both erstwhile members of the Byrds; Clark wrote or cowrote many of the band’s early hits that weren’t written by Bob Dylan or Pete Seeger, most notably “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better” and “Eight Miles High”.

It might be slightly glib to call No Other the American All Things Must Pass, but the comparison gives you a vaguely accurate idea of what it sounds like. There are elements of rock, folk, country, funk, soul, R&B, gospel, psychedelia, progressive rock, and more, but simply listing the diverse set of influences on the album (Clark singled out Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions and the Rolling Stones’ Goats Head Soup as especially big influences on it) doesn’t remotely do it justice.

Clark and his producer, Thomas Jefferson Kaye, wanted to outdo Brian Wilson and Phil Spector’s production, and I think they succeeded in every way. The songwriting, arrangement, performances, and production quality are all immaculate; it helps that many of Southern California’s finest session musicians played on it.

Nonetheless, the album was a commercial failure upon release, and critics predictably savaged it as bloated and pretentious at the time. It did not help that David Geffen hated the album and refused to promote it; apparently he was salty that the album had only eight tracks, which is especially asinine on his part considering his own label also released Jackson Browne’s Late for the Sky – and here’s the punchline: both albums came out the exact same month. (For those in the cheap seats, Late for the Sky also has eight tracks.)

It took until the ’00s to undergo a reappraisal, at which point Clark and Kaye were unfortunately long dead. Critics have since called it “a lost masterpiece” and “one of the greatest albums of all time”, and I feel inclined to agree with both statements. It’s one of those albums that already feels like it’s been part of my life forever, even though I only first heard it last month. It also feels like it was made specifically for me. It’s immediately accessible but reveals further depth with each subsequent listen.

Again, the whole album is on YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, and a bunch of other services. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
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Yugoslavia had a pretty bangin' new wave scene:

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I used to love heading down to Atlanta on weekends when I was a kid.
She was regular at the Blues houses down there.

Last time I was in Atlanta, was around 98, and and found her still playing in the Underground.

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I needed that right about now.

eta: well shit: "Sadly, Ms. Beverly passed away Oct. 1, 2019 after complications from a stroke. Her energy, love, and spirit is sorely missed."

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Well, fuck. Don't know what happened to that Charly Antolini vid above, but here it is again because this guy is the shit.


Also the shit is the new album of Polish prog/metalers Riverside. They're opening their shows with a personal favorite from their back catalogue.


They're here in a couple of weeks. :eager:
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