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Re: George Knapp
« Reply #7350 on: March 20, 2017, 04:49:52 AM »
This is really when we need that third hour of Hoagie.

I know that's right.   :D

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« Reply #7351 on: March 20, 2017, 08:28:59 AM »
:) I already knew I loved the Ardbeg 10, which is rather reasonably priced and well-balanced for a peat bomb.  So, my curiosity piqued, I had to pick a bottle of the Uigeadail when I saw it on sale several months ago.  Cracked it open just tonite, and man, now I'm really spoiled.
I have this vision of a squirrel on a tree branch, sipping some fine scotch.  Good job, Zeeb.

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« Reply #7352 on: March 20, 2017, 08:43:43 AM »
Ever queued up Dark Side of the Moon with the Wizard of Oz?  Thanksgiving tradition at my house
The only Pink Floyd album I like.  And it's fantastic.  Especially when one is in "somewhat of a trance," to begin with.



For The Squirrel and other connoisseurs. ;)


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« Reply #7353 on: March 20, 2017, 08:55:21 AM »
The only Pink Floyd album I like.  And it's fantastic.  Especially when one is in "somewhat of a trance," to begin with.


For The Squirrel and other connoisseurs. ;)

I'm not a huge fan of the last few albums with Waters.  The Final Cut is meh.  The Wall has some great songs.  Not a big fan of Animals either.  Problem with these albums is Waters dominates and there is little collaboration going on.  Their best stuff is when they collaborate.  Wish You Were Here is a great album and I fancy some of the earlier albums too including those with Barrett.

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« Reply #7354 on: March 20, 2017, 09:00:01 AM »
That was fun. I liked the first guest much better than the second, but I managed to stay awake almost to the end, enjoying the show and the thread.

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« Reply #7355 on: March 20, 2017, 09:08:01 AM »
I'm not a huge fan of the last few albums with Waters.  The Final Cut is meh.  The Wall has some great songs.  Not a big fan of Animals either.  Problem with these albums is Waters dominates and there is little collaboration going on.  Their best stuff is when they collaborate.  Wish You Were Here is a great album and I fancy some of the earlier albums too including those with Barrett.
For me, Dark Side was the peak and is deservedly one of the great albums of all time.  I hit the wall with Floyd in '79.



Just so many great albums with a similar "escapist" vibe during the time frame of Dark Side of the Moon.  One of my other favorites, courtesy of ELP.



Hard to take that both Emerson and Lake are now gone.  Emerson a little over a year ago and Lake in December.   :(

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« Reply #7356 on: March 20, 2017, 09:16:29 AM »
That was fun. I liked the first guest much better than the second, but I managed to stay awake almost to the end, enjoying the show and the thread.
I need to plan better.  I forgot Knapp was on last night and scheduled an appointment for early this morning, so I nodded off after the first hour.  I'll punish myself by listening to Bad George sometime this week.  Ack.  :P  I promise to do better for Good George next time.

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« Reply #7357 on: March 20, 2017, 09:18:03 AM »
I need to plan better.  I forgot Knapp was on last night and scheduled an appointment for early this morning, so I nodded off after the first hour.  I'll punish myself by listening to Bad George sometime this week.  Ack.  :P  I promise to do better for Good George next time.

Good!  I think he's back next Sunday, I'll set my alarm.

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« Reply #7358 on: March 20, 2017, 02:26:10 PM »
I have this vision of a squirrel on a tree branch, sipping some fine scotch.  Good job, Zeeb.

I'm gonna have to stretch this bottle out somehow, think I'll reserve it for Knapp nites only.  Luckily for Noory nites I've got a jug of discount vodka, which can also be used for gasoline.

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« Reply #7359 on: March 20, 2017, 02:39:53 PM »
Hard to take that both Emerson and Lake are now gone.  Emerson a little over a year ago and Lake in December.   :(

Would you believe I just recently discovered Tarkus?  Great stuff.  I have a soft spot for 70's era prog-rock, so I always love to find new good examples.  Personally I think PF's Animals is an underated album, and has some of Gilmour's most inventive guitar work, but I can understand how it doesn't really have wide appeal.  Btw one of my all-time fave bands is Yes.  Don't know if you've checked them out much but I'm still blown away by their live album Yessongs even though I've heard it countless times.  They have an expansive almost mystical sound which at times is reminiscent with what's on Dark Side of the Moon.  :)

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« Reply #7360 on: March 20, 2017, 02:50:40 PM »
Would you believe I just recently discovered Tarkus?  Great stuff.  I have a soft spot for 70's era prog-rock, so I always love to find new good examples.  Personally I think PF's Animals is an underated album, and has some of Gilmour's most inventive guitar work, but I can understand how it doesn't really have wide appeal.  Btw one of my all-time fave bands is Yes.  Don't know if you've checked them out much but I'm still blown away by their live album Yessongs even though I've heard it countless times.  They have an expansive almost mystical sound which at times is reminiscent with what's on Dark Side of the Moon.  :)

I'll confess that I've only listened to Animals a few times and it has been years since I last listened to it.   None of the melodies really appealed to me.  I have the same problem with Led Zeppelin's Presence.  I finally gave that a listen recently and no tune grabbed me like those on other Zeppelin albums. 

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« Reply #7361 on: March 20, 2017, 02:57:46 PM »
I'll confess that I've only listened to Animals a few times and it has been years since I last listened to it.   None of the melodies really appealed to me.  I have the same problem with Led Zeppelin's Presence.  I finally gave that a listen recently and no tune grabbed me like those on other Zeppelin albums.


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« Reply #7362 on: March 20, 2017, 03:05:57 PM »


Just doesn't do it for me.  There are some nice elements to it like the harmonica and Bonzo's drumming.  I'd rather listen to Hot Dog or Boogie With Stu though.

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« Reply #7363 on: March 20, 2017, 03:17:21 PM »
Just doesn't do it for me.  There are some nice elements to it like the harmonica and Bonzo's drumming.  I'd rather listen to Hot Dog or Boogie With Stu though.

Zeppelin never put out a bad album, IMHO BUT they were probably the biggest thieves of songs in the history of modern music. To their credit they usually put their unique stamp on them and often made them better. Still, they really shouldn't have been getting the years of royalties that they did out of it. They should've gone to the people who actually wrote the music.


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« Reply #7364 on: March 20, 2017, 03:22:28 PM »
Just doesn't do it for me.  There are some nice elements to it like the harmonica and Bonzo's drumming.  I'd rather listen to Hot Dog or Boogie With Stu though.

I love so much Zep but for some reason I always come back to Physical Graffiti.  That whole album just has this funky swampy vibe I dig.

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« Reply #7365 on: March 20, 2017, 03:26:09 PM »

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« Reply #7366 on: March 20, 2017, 03:27:52 PM »
Zeppelin never put out a bad album, IMHO BUT they were probably the biggest thieves of songs in the history of modern music. To their credit they usually put their unique stamp on them and often made them better. Still, they really shouldn't have been getting the years of royalties that they did out of it. They should've gone to the people who actually wrote the music.



I agree and that is why I could never put them in my top bands list.  Yes, they would be up high but seriously so much of their material is ripped from other sources without giving credit.

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« Reply #7367 on: March 20, 2017, 03:32:18 PM »
I love so much Zep but for some reason I always come back to Physical Graffiti.  That whole album just has this funky swampy vibe I dig.

My big 3 are Led Zep 4, Physical Graffiti and Houses of the Holy.  I also have a deep fondness for In Through The Out Door.  Then would be the first 3 albums which are great too but as mentioned not so original.  Next would be Coda and then Presence.


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« Reply #7368 on: March 20, 2017, 04:04:06 PM »
I have a LOT of favorite bands and albums, but I think my all time favorite to listen to, as well as watch, is Santana.

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« Reply #7369 on: March 20, 2017, 04:29:20 PM »
I have a LOT of favorite bands and albums, but I think my all time favorite to listen to, as well as watch, is Santana.

I only caught them once but they were great.  I also propose that it was they who stole the show at Woodstock.

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« Reply #7370 on: March 20, 2017, 05:01:32 PM »
I have a LOT of favorite bands and albums, but I think my all time favorite to listen to, as well as watch, is Santana.

I saw him in the mid 80s in Tampa. Awesome show!  8)

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« Reply #7371 on: March 20, 2017, 05:11:07 PM »
I only caught them once but they were great.  I also propose that it was they who stole the show at Woodstock.

You'll get no argument from me.  ;D

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« Reply #7372 on: March 20, 2017, 06:36:25 PM »
I have a LOT of favorite bands and albums, but I think my all time favorite to listen to, as well as watch, is Santana.
Most excellent.  I saw them in concert several years back.  Absolutely awesome.  Carlos was in all white.  Dazzling.  I thought I was witnessing the second coming. ;)  ;D


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« Reply #7373 on: March 20, 2017, 06:38:56 PM »
I'm gonna have to stretch this bottle out somehow, think I'll reserve it for Knapp nites only.  Luckily for Noory nites I've got a jug of discount vodka, which can also be used for gasoline.
Too bad you can't make a molotov cocktail with your cheap vodka, just for Jorch's toupee. ;) 

"I'll have whut mah hair's having!"

And Jorch thought a microwave pizza roll was bad. :)


Re: George Knapp
« Reply #7374 on: March 20, 2017, 06:48:51 PM »
Would you believe I just recently discovered Tarkus?  Great stuff.  I have a soft spot for 70's era prog-rock, so I always love to find new good examples.  Personally I think PF's Animals is an underated album, and has some of Gilmour's most inventive guitar work, but I can understand how it doesn't really have wide appeal.  Btw one of my all-time fave bands is Yes.  Don't know if you've checked them out much but I'm still blown away by their live album Yessongs even though I've heard it countless times.  They have an expansive almost mystical sound which at times is reminiscent with what's on Dark Side of the Moon.  :)
I remember a good friend introducing me to ELP with Tarkus way back in my fast-times-at-some-high-school days.  Yes, Rush, Robin Trower, oh man, good listening times in college.  Then, in my senior year at college, added arena bands, like Boston and Kansas, and stumbled into Fleetwood Mac and Heart.  Absolutely loved the first two Boston albums, with Schultz's misfit genius talent and Brad Delp's voice.  Just a great sound to my ears. :)



R.I.P., Mr. Delp.  Like many other talents, you left us way too, soon.  Your voice lives on.

Re: George Knapp
« Reply #7375 on: March 20, 2017, 08:47:15 PM »
I only caught them once but they were great.  I also propose that it was they who stole the show at Woodstock.

I watched a documentary which told the tale of several bands being unable to get in for their scheduled time so Santana was told hey had to take the stage, now. Which was perfect because they had all dosed out on mescaline, not thinking they were playing until the next day. When you watch Soul Sacrifice you can see they're peaking and playing their weenies off.