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« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2009, 12:34:39 PM »

There were so many missed out (Camel? Alan Parsons Project?) that I'm beginning to think I didn't go through a prog rock phase at all.
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« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2009, 12:37:37 PM »

Isn't it a three-part trilogy?
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« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2009, 12:38:24 PM »


Isn't it a three-part trilogy?


Trilogies usually are, dude  Grin

Given the scale of prog-rock it is inevitable that there will be much that is either glossed over or not covered at all - as much as that will irk prog-rock fans. For me, it could have been a 12-part series and I would still be wanting more.

Loved the Soft Machine stuff and remembering watching Soft Machine at the Albert Hall that the BBC broadcast at the time.
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« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2009, 02:00:25 PM »



Oh and definitive Genesis to be described with PG interviews? If not current ones then there have been many over the years. He was simply sidelined.  Which is shameful.

Couldn't abide it one iota. As you may have guessed.


And you would've thought that Steve Hackett wasn't even in the band!
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« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2009, 06:57:50 PM »

Good point, well made!
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« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2009, 11:42:02 AM »

Thought there'd be a thread on this and doing a search it said You may have meant to search for prig rock Brittani.

Anyways.  Watchable stuff I suppose it being a fairly semi serious documentary. I'm now actually more inclined towards Yes notwithstanding the crass stuff from Wakeman.  
I was a bit annoyed with Ian Anderson whom I thought was making it up about TAAB being a piss take.  I'm sure at the time it he was serious about it.  He didn't mention Passion Play which got panned at the the time and caused him to throw a mardy and not speak to the press.

Good old Egg and Robert Wyatt.
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« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2009, 11:44:09 AM »

I watched most of this and rather enjoyed it. Nice to see some of the heros of my youth in full flight again.
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« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2009, 11:55:30 AM »


Thought there'd be a thread on this and doing a search it said You may have meant to search for prig rock Brittani.



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« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2009, 12:26:31 PM »

Oh my lord.
I spelt Brittania wrong and can't change it.  
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« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2009, 12:31:17 PM »


 Repeated tomorrow at 9 p.m. for those of us who missed it  Smiley
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« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2009, 12:40:43 PM »


Oh my lord.
I spelt Brittania wrong ... 
Twice!  Grin LOL

Sory, couldn't resist.  Grin
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« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2009, 01:21:53 PM »

It was a nice programme I thought. I was hoping to see a bit more Jethro Tull, but Aqualung and Thick as a Brick being mentioned on it, kinda sums up their prog rock period. I would place Jethro Tull under the category 'Abitofeverything Rock'.
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« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2009, 01:24:00 PM »

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enter, sir tullist of the jethro to correct you..................................
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« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2009, 01:32:14 PM »

I watched with much interest  the ELP bits, I wish someone could find more footage of King Crimson from 69 though!!
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« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2009, 01:50:46 PM »



Oh my lord.
I spelt Brittania wrong ...
Twice!  Grin LOL

Sory, couldn't resist.  Grin


   Ahem!  Grin
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« Reply #55 on: January 05, 2009, 01:57:34 PM »

I've merged the two topics, and changed to the correct title.

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« Reply #56 on: January 05, 2009, 03:43:36 PM »


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enter, sir tullist of the jethro to correct you..................................
No way Groove, I and most Tull fiends would agree with the Kascade Kid. I grew up through prog rock and still love alot of it, and consider it in some hands to still be a highly viable form. But I don't like it when either the media or Ian himself lumps Tull together with Yes, Moody's, ELP and Genesis. I have liked much of what all those 4 have done, just not most of it and considered all of those 4 to have been way more guilty of prog's infamous excesses, although during those years I feel Tull received the bulk of the critical wrath. God they love that codpiece, cannot get enough of it. And I will agree it would have looked pretty dumb on Elvis Costello or Stiv Bator. Man you got to earn the right to wear the codpiece, even Ian only had 3 or 4 codpiece worthy years, 71-5. I also like alot of that punk crowd quietly while no one was looking remaining Tull fans, Ramones, Johnny Rotten and Nick Cave come to mind. OK Nick Cave ain't punk. I have been an observer of Rock with varying degrees of interest since Feb 7, 64 and have yet to see anything with the originality of Jethro Tull maintained over 41 years, deeply in and mostly way out of the bright lights. I have noted other potential contenders such as say, King Crimson or even Fairport or Steeleye and the best I can say is, nice try, next. I think Ian's codpiece, David Palmer's sex change and Ian's flag comments have received as much mainstream ink as about 30 years of recorded output, largely trivialized as being the snot and panties guy from Aqualung, while their peers such as the thirty years dead Led Zeppelin are treated as a diety, although they can have that. I saw them both in their alleged heyday, and believe me it was not close, Tull vastly their live superior, and reliable on a nightly basis. They have been and do remain in my mind the most under valued commodity in the history of all rock music, not just prog. But if the alternative is to pay 300 dollars to see them in the stadium it has been very much for the better.
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« Reply #57 on: January 05, 2009, 09:02:03 PM »




Oh my lord.
I spelt Brittania wrong ...
Twice!  Grin LOL

Sory, couldn't resist.  Grin


   Ahem!  Grin
That was deliberate  Smiley
You weren't aware of the rule against pointing out someone's spelling/grammar mistake without making one of your own? I think it's a good rule so I adhere to it strictly.
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« Reply #58 on: January 05, 2009, 09:07:57 PM »





Oh my lord.
I spelt Brittania wrong ...
Twice!  Grin LOL

Sory, couldn't resist.  Grin


   Ahem!  Grin
That was deliberate  Smiley
You weren't aware of the rule against pointing out someone's spelling/grammar mistake without making one of your own? I think it's a good rule so I adhere to it strictly.


Yeah, course you do Bob. Grin

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« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2009, 06:21:53 AM »



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enter, sir tullist of the jethro to correct you..................................
No way Groove, I and most Tull fiends would agree with the Kascade Kid. I grew up through prog rock and still love alot of it, and consider it in some hands to still be a highly viable form. But I don't like it when either the media or Ian himself lumps Tull together with Yes, Moody's, ELP and Genesis. I have liked much of what all those 4 have done, just not most of it and considered all of those 4 to have been way more guilty of prog's infamous excesses, although during those years I feel Tull received the bulk of the critical wrath. God they love that codpiece, cannot get enough of it. And I will agree it would have looked pretty dumb on Elvis Costello or Stiv Bator. Man you got to earn the right to wear the codpiece, even Ian only had 3 or 4 codpiece worthy years, 71-5. I also like alot of that punk crowd quietly while no one was looking remaining Tull fans, Ramones, Johnny Rotten and Nick Cave come to mind. OK Nick Cave ain't punk. I have been an observer of Rock with varying degrees of interest since Feb 7, 64 and have yet to see anything with the originality of Jethro Tull maintained over 41 years, deeply in and mostly way out of the bright lights. I have noted other potential contenders such as say, King Crimson or even Fairport or Steeleye and the best I can say is, nice try, next. I think Ian's codpiece, David Palmer's sex change and Ian's flag comments have received as much mainstream ink as about 30 years of recorded output, largely trivialized as being the snot and panties guy from Aqualung, while their peers such as the thirty years dead Led Zeppelin are treated as a diety, although they can have that. I saw them both in their alleged heyday, and believe me it was not close, Tull vastly their live superior, and reliable on a nightly basis. They have been and do remain in my mind the most under valued commodity in the history of all rock music, not just prog. But if the alternative is to pay 300 dollars to see them in the stadium it has been very much for the better.


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