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  • #46
    Originally posted by guido61 View Post

    And coming back around to the prog thing, “Owner of a Lonely Heart” blew my mind first time I heard it.
    Really? It was ok, but I never thought that record lived up to their '70s stuff, most of it anyway. I was kind of a Steve Howe loyalist though. I do remember the issue of Guitar that was transcribed in.



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    • #47
      Of course, Ozric Tentacles started out in the 80s, and I love the sh*t out of ANYTHING Ozric Tentacles

      Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it.

      -- Vaclav Havel

      The Universe is unimaginably vast. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

      -- Carl Sagan


      Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Red Ant View Post
        Of course, Ozric Tentacles started out in the 80s, and I love the sh*t out of ANYTHING Ozric Tentacles

        That was completely off my radar, but with a little editing it would have made a great soundtrack for an '80s training montage.



        While she's talking, I'll use my mind to think of other things. She can't stop my mind!

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Opposite Day View Post

          Really? It was ok, but I never thought that record lived up to their '70s stuff, most of it anyway. I was kind of a Steve Howe loyalist though. I do remember the issue of Guitar that was transcribed in.
          I never bothered to compare it to their earlier stuff, of which I was never much of a fan of anyway.

          It sounded like nothing I had ever heard before. First time I had ever heard samples used like that.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Opposite Day View Post

            Really? It was ok, but I never thought that record lived up to their '70s stuff, most of it anyway. I was kind of a Steve Howe loyalist though. I do remember the issue of Guitar that was transcribed in.
            I never liked any Yes, tbh, and thought *at the time* it was better than anything they'd done since Bruford left, but for me it REALLY does not hold up today. Its more like Trevor Horn's shark-jumping moment
            Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it.

            -- Vaclav Havel

            The Universe is unimaginably vast. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

            -- Carl Sagan


            Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.

            -- Joseph Brodsky

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            • #51
              No love for Stock, Aitken, & Waterman?

              I like Showin' Out (Mel and Kim), but more for the bassline than the production.
              I'd get up
              If I knew I fell

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Red Ant View Post

                I never liked any Yes, tbh, and thought *at the time* it was better than anything they'd done since Bruford left, but for me it REALLY does not hold up today. Its more like Trevor Horn's shark-jumping moment
                But yet you just cited things of his he did that you like that came AFTER?

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by guido61 View Post

                  I never bothered to compare it to their earlier stuff, of which I was never much of a fan of anyway.

                  It sounded like nothing I had ever heard before. First time I had ever heard samples used like that.
                  Trevor'd been using that same Fairlight orch hit for years before then, its all over the Art Of Noise records, and a bunch of other productions he'd done. To my shame, I used it as well... I had access to the Fairlight through the NYU sound lab, and overused it shamelessly on my 1st ever "official" project, called "Intellectric", in 1984. Fortunately for everyone, the masters did not survive the years, and there were only a few thousand 12' singles pressed, so I never need worry about anyone actually hearing the music
                  Last edited by Red Ant; 05-05-2019, 10:57 PM.
                  Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it.

                  -- Vaclav Havel

                  The Universe is unimaginably vast. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

                  -- Carl Sagan


                  Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.

                  -- Joseph Brodsky

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by guido61 View Post

                    But yet you just cited things of his he did that you like that came AFTER?
                    People can stumble and get back up, you know
                    Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it.

                    -- Vaclav Havel

                    The Universe is unimaginably vast. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

                    -- Carl Sagan


                    Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.

                    -- Joseph Brodsky

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Opposite Day View Post

                      That was completely off my radar, but with a little editing it would have made a great soundtrack for an '80s training montage.
                      It would have been off mine as well, except for a friend who was their US booking agent. As soon as I heard I was like "OMG someone likes Gong as much as I do!!!" I was sold immediately
                      Last edited by Red Ant; 05-05-2019, 10:57 PM.
                      Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it.

                      -- Vaclav Havel

                      The Universe is unimaginably vast. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

                      -- Carl Sagan


                      Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.

                      -- Joseph Brodsky

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Red Ant View Post

                        Trevor'd been using that same Fairlight orch hit for years before then, its all over the Art Of Noise records, and a bunch of other productions he'd done. To my shame, I used it as well... I had access to the Fairlight through the NYU sound lab, and overused it shamelessly on my 1st ever "official" project, called "Intellectric", in 1983. Fortunately for everyone, the masters did not survive the years, and there were only a few thousand 12' singles pressed, so I never need worry about anyone actually hearing the music
                        Art of Noise’s first album came out the following year. and I don’t think anything they did predated “Owner” by more than a few weeks, if at all.

                        In any case, it was the first time I had ever heard it and probably most of America.
                        Last edited by Vito Corleone; 05-05-2019, 10:59 PM.

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                        • #57
                          Most of my "80s listening" was "avant-funk/no-wave" NY stuff that never made the big time - Defunkt, Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society, Bill Laswell's various projects, James Chance & The Contortions, Jamaladeen Tacuma... and the Rochester/Veasley Band:



                          All of it sounded like crap production-wise, but I liked the liberties they were taking with the music, the genre-blending, etc...
                          Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it.

                          -- Vaclav Havel

                          The Universe is unimaginably vast. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

                          -- Carl Sagan


                          Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.

                          -- Joseph Brodsky

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                          • #58
                            I wore out several copies of this record... a perennial party favorite back then:

                            Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it.

                            -- Vaclav Havel

                            The Universe is unimaginably vast. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

                            -- Carl Sagan


                            Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.

                            -- Joseph Brodsky

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by guido61 View Post

                              Art of Noise’s first album came out the following year. and I don’t think anything they did predated “Owner” by more than a few weeks, if at all.

                              In any case, it was the first time I had ever heard it and probably most of America.
                              You are probably right on the chronology... a lot of the 80s tend to get compressed and jumbled in my mind - it was a long time ago, and I liked to party back then
                              Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it.

                              -- Vaclav Havel

                              The Universe is unimaginably vast. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

                              -- Carl Sagan


                              Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.

                              -- Joseph Brodsky

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Red Ant View Post

                                People can stumble and get back up, you know
                                So he stumbled over the shark?

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