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Old 19th August 2005, 12:57 PM   #11
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That's my boy!

'The walls are crawling with geometric hallucinations'

'The knomes have learned a new way to say hooray'

I think thats Terrance McKenna isn't it, sampled by 'shpongle'?
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Free Jazz for me man. Especially the Mingus stuff done in the vane of Free Jazz, like "The Complete Town Hall Concert"-though I never loved the music, it was out there. A lot of it seemed disconected, but every once in a while they would hit a groove that really transported your out of your chair. It always got me in that way.

I always felt that Mickey Hearts Albums could transcend reality in a similar way.

Then for just straight up wierd but good, I think maybe Frank Zappa's stuff. Mothers of Invention probably being my fav.
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Old 11th September 2005, 10:57 PM   #13
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Rick Wakeman is my musical idol along with Loreena McKennitt, which is a bit of an odd combination, but hey, I'm proud of having varied taste.

I suppose I should apologise at this point by the way -methinks it was I who alerted our comrade thread-starter to the fact that Rick's still recording. I've seen him live many times since '2000, and each show has been superb. As for his albums -well, a shot of mysticism, but his tongue is firmly wedged in cheek with many, like The Myth's and Legends etc. Great fun, though not for everybody, I admit. Progressive rock got a bit of a bad reputation for excess -deservedly so in some ways, but look at it this way: who are the more talented, Pink Floyd or Britney Spears. Bit of a no-brainer really.

I've lost count of the number of albums Rick's released over the past 35 or so years -it must be over 70, and all are excellent. Greatest keyboard player of all time? Without a doubt. And that was through playing ability -he doesn't need to hold live audiences' attention by slamming knives into his instruments. Their attention never wavers in the first place.
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Greatest keyboard player of all time? Without a doubt.
I like alot Wakeman,Scott...but...(ahm)...you forget maybe Keith Emerson?


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Another vote for Loreena McKennitt!!!!! Bonny swans......

A 70's group (that kind of faded away after several albums) that always worked for me was Soft Machine.
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Old 9th November 2005, 12:35 PM   #16
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Nope, I didn't forget Keith Emmerson, just not to my taste I'm afraid. Rick never needed to slam knives into his keyboards to keep his live audiences attention...
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Camel and Gong
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Old 12th January 2006, 09:33 PM   #19
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Camel and Gong...

Wow, there is a blast from the past. Both great bands. 'The Snow Goose' by Camel is excellent. And Gong is always a pleaser, as well. My first taste was 'You'. They had a sound like no other. What ever happened to Steve Hillage?

As far as Kieth Emerson goes, I like him to. Its not like you have to like one or the other. They both are capable musicians. I like Kieths early work as well, when he was with Nice.
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Kula Shaker; not a large catalog but great fun and reeking spirituality.
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