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« on: December 03, 2008, 05:12:25 PM »

Prog Rock Britannia

a 90 min special on BBC4 on Boxing Day evening....  Smiley

Sadly being in a Freeviewless part of the world after Dec 20 I shall be making full use of iPlayer.
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 07:03:12 PM »


Prog Rock Britannia

a 90 min special on BBC4 on Boxing Day evening....  Smiley

Sadly being in a Freeviewless part of the world after Dec 20 I shall be making full use of iPlayer.

Quite agree. I've never understood why Freeview and DAB signals are such a hit and miss affair, especially when they are the only way to obtain certain so called National stations.
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 09:36:03 PM »

One of the few times I'd prefer not to have good freeview reception.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 10:51:31 PM »

I shall not be missing this one!!


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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 08:55:03 PM »

I,m having my mother for Christmas. Should have had a turkey.



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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 09:26:54 PM »

Oh good, a big dose of Prog Rock.  Grin

Yes, it's overblown, excessive, often pretentious, self indulgent, etc. etc.

And that's why it's so good!
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 02:18:53 PM »

Well, if a person's temperamentally inclined to produce music that's overblown, excessive, self-indulgent etc., and doesn't, for fear of being thought all of those things, then he might just give himself Writer's Block and end up producing nothing but a feeble squeak. That said, I'm not a great one for Prog Rock myself, cos if you try to sing along with it you run out of breath. I might park my relatives in front of it and go out for a walk!

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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2008, 06:17:14 PM »


Prog Rock Britannia

a 90 min special on BBC4 on Boxing Day evening....  Smiley

Sadly being in a Freeviewless part of the world after Dec 20 I shall be making full use of iPlayer.


Just looked for this in the schedules - it's actually on Friday 2nd January - so no need to send those relatives packing just yet!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2008, 08:25:50 PM »

I'm so glad you posted this Anne T, I couldn't find the thread and thought I'd missed it.  Roll Eyes

Roll on 2nd Jan I say  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2008, 08:38:57 PM »

I'll be watching it with great interest especially to see what kind of slant gets put on to some events.. and whether I agree with them Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2009, 02:32:54 PM »

Don't forget this is on tonight - 9pm to 11.30pm  Smiley  Smiley I'm having a prog-rock party with nibbles and lager (I say "I" rather than "we" as "Eightiesman Mike" isn't that interested but will watch and take the micky).

Can't wait for a bit or early Genesis, Yes, ELP & Tull  Roll Eyes Best night of telly all year....

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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2009, 03:27:15 PM »


Don't forget this is on tonight - 9pm to 11.30pm  Smiley  Smiley I'm having a prog-rock party with nibbles and lager


Surely this should be a take away curry and a pint of vodka a la Rick Wakeman!
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Don't forget this is on tonight - 9pm to 11.30pm  Smiley  Smiley I'm having a prog-rock party with nibbles and lager


Surely this should be a take away curry and a pint of vodka a la Rick Wakeman!

Actually it is a curry (last of the turkey) but I don't like vodka  Sad
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2009, 09:28:51 PM »

well the lady wife is watching misomer murders on the big telly so i cant watch the footie on setanta so i am sat in the back kitchen on the lapdog watching the prog as there is absolutely nowt else worth bothering with

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the nice - not nice camera work
moody blues - whose hair was justin hayward wearing? it looked like a bad hat
tull - top stuff
wishbone ash - **** then, still ****
atomic rooster - poptastic
family - still pretty good
yes - theirs was some disgrace
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2009, 09:52:40 PM »

soft machine and caravan.. happy to see Smiley peter gabriel v entertaining but yes.... oh man lol
lots of v big hair !
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2009, 10:02:58 PM »

elp were grim as ever
but the king crimson at the end was an uplifting finish to a programme that was better than it might have been
i dint get soft machine then or now and caravan never meant anything in manchester, it was much more an amon duul 2 city
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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2009, 11:04:48 PM »

I hope this is on BBC iplayer. I forgot to set the hard disc recorder.

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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2009, 11:33:24 PM »

I only watched from half-way, I think;

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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2009, 11:38:19 PM »

Dad and I just watched it. Dad is a big ELP fan and was very disappointed with the programme, cos it was very Yes orientated, with bits of Genesis and a little ELP in there too. I have to say I agree. I really must check out some Soft Machine tho, liked that  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2009, 03:51:28 AM »

Soft Machine is someone I liked alot in the early and mid seventies, as in those years I dove headlong never to return in jazz music, I lost touch w most of the stuff that smacked at all of fusion around the late seventies, with exceptions at Miles and earlier Weather Report and maybe this or that, so I ceased to investigate Soft Machine very far. In the last couple years having elements on my Pandora radio like National Health, who plied vaguely similar turf, or maybe John McLaughlin or Pat Metheny, something is telling that thing to play Soft Machine, and I must say I have really enjoyed most of it. I know Jimi was a fan and had them as the opener I think on several occasions, must have been their earliest years.
BTW which Tull clip did they use on that thing. My bet would be Aqualung from 77 Sight and Sound or that brief clip from Minstrel in Paris in 75. Since the program was about prog, hopefully they found a nice thick brick to use. I would not call it prog but I absolutely would call it Tull.
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