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Knotted

Sweet when you stir it up
Slovenian folk-rock really but fiddly enough to count. Hold on to your hat.
Begnagrad - Pjan Ska
 
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Knotted

Sweet when you stir it up
Knotted - magma are playing Manchester in May - worth bothering?
I've only seen them once about ten years ago. It was good. The whole of the three movement of the Theusz Hamtaahk. That would be heavy going if you aren't familiar with it. I've watched some of their live shows on youtube. The band is technically amazing. Lots of semi-improvised and noisy stuff. But somehow the magic isn't there anymore. Back in the day they were utterly bizarre and manic, I mean just crazed. Now they're just doing their thing and that's good. Go see them.
 

killer b

[distant cheering]
not sure if I want to see them if the magic isn't there tbh mate. I'm not interested in seeing worthy retreads of back catalogue.
 

Knotted

Sweet when you stir it up
You've got me searching through live Magma on youtube. Some little smasher has put a good quality version of my favourite Magma youtubery. This is stunning.
Hhai on French TV 1978:
 

Knotted

Sweet when you stir it up
Never been able to tolerate their vocals tbf. Band is always tight though.
She does sing flat. I used to really like Thinking Plague, but I've gone off them. It's all a bit of a mess (I used to like a big mess in me ear, give me something to unpick). Although its not without interest. My favourite album by Thinking Plague related groups is Turn of the Screw by Hail. It's more straight rock than any of the others, the songs are good and Bob Drake's studio wizardry is top notch and even Susanne Lewis's vocals take on a rock and roll nonchalance.
 

eddiecurry

united colors of ping
I’ve been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that I didn’t really understand any of their work, though on their last album of the 1970s, the concept-laden And Then There Were Three (a reference to band member Peter Gabriel, who left the group to start a lame solo career)
Am I really the only person to shout at the screen here? It wasn't a reference to Peter Gabriel's departure, it was Steve Hackett!

Mr Hackett has just finished two world tours of Genesis sets and having caught this live a couple of times I can confirm they were very good indeed. I also got to see Nick Beggs off of Kajagoogoo playing bass and Chapman stick all over Selling England By The Pound and Foxtrot classics.
 

killer b

[distant cheering]
She does sing flat. I used to really like Thinking Plague, but I've gone off them. It's all a bit of a mess (I used to like a big mess in me ear, give me something to unpick). Although its not without interest. My favourite album by Thinking Plague related groups is Turn of the Screw by Hail. It's more straight rock than any of the others, the songs are good and Bob Drake's studio wizardry is top notch and even Susanne Lewis's vocals take on a rock and roll nonchalance.
Hmm, Bob Drake... he produced my mate's album I think. Just a minute...
 

editor

hiraethified
Borderline prog, but I still really like Supertramp's Crime Of The Century album. The drummer is ace.
 

dialectician

The Main Enemy is at home.
Heavy proggy instrumental jazz rock verging on metal, at times.
Dysrhythmia

The Line Always Snaps

Craving for Transformation

Bastard


Think you'll like em killer b
 
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dialectician

The Main Enemy is at home.
Not really prog rock. But progressive. and rocking. and Slightly deceptive.

Sonny Sharrock - Soon

The free jazz/extreme music connection.
 

Knotted

Sweet when you stir it up
Cos - Pasiones

That's had zero views on youtube and its been on for 8 months!! Undeservedly obscure.
 
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dialectician

The Main Enemy is at home.
That's a whole 'nother bag of dreadful, though- :eek: (except for M.O., which were quite decent-but on the whole it's pretty hard to find anything listenable at all in the fusion genre... fusion, the 'prog' of jazz? ...Urgh.)
No way. There's some great fusion out there. Check out Secret Oyster for instance.

smooth jazz. an utterly irredeemable genre of jazz stripped of all politics and resistance. Jazz music for lifestyle bourgeois dilettantes. Contemptible dogshit.
 

dialectician

The Main Enemy is at home.
You've got me searching through live Magma on youtube. Some little smasher has put a good quality version of my favourite Magma youtubery. This is stunning.
Hhai on French TV 1978:
This got issued on CD. So stratospheric. Fond memories of coming up to Magma and Crimson on MDMA, beats doing it at a rave any time. In fact I'm probably fairly resistant to the stuff in a club. i just need to find a companion of the opposite gender who enjoys this stuff. They are few and far between.

 

Knotted

Sweet when you stir it up
This got issued on CD. So stratospheric. Fond memories of coming up to Magma and Crimson on MDMA, beats doing it at a rave any time. In fact I'm probably fairly resistant to the stuff in a club. i just need to find a companion of the opposite gender who enjoys this stuff. They are few and far between.

When I took my other half to see Magma that time she fell asleep! Mind you she went to see Faust on her own off her own bat so I must have had some effect.
 
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