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Looking for rare solo Neil Peart studio recording

Back in the late 80s I had a 45' which came as some sort of bonus with some other purchase (I'm drawing a blank on what that was) which was a solo song that Neil Peart recorded using a variety of ...
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Release date of Renaissance's Ashes Are Burning?

The most precise release date I can find is October 1973 (which means that unless I find more precise information, as far as I'm concerned today starts the month-long celebration of the 50th ...
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Original recording of Traffic's The low spark of high heeled boys — good sound quality?

I own a CD of this album, probably its first release on CD (bought it early or mid 90s). The sound quality is... well, it has an overall nice warm quality; but it also has some really horrible aspects/...
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Are there any real lyrics to Sunn O)))'s "Why Dost Thou Hide Thyself In Clouds"?

I've listened to the whole song several times now despite its duration. Atilla Csihar's vocals are probably my favourite part, even if they are a theoretical disaster. It reminds me of some sort of ...
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Am I eclectic for listening to Pink Floyd [closed]

Currently, at work, I've got into a debate with someone who isn't very well versed in the nuances of music. They detest Pink Floyd and argue with my claim that I have eclectic music tastes because I ...
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Can Rush continue without Neil Peart?

Must Rush be done because Peart is done? Was there some problem with Ron Wood becoming a Rolling Stone? ... or Jason Bonham playing with The Who? There are numerous drummers, studio, touring, ...
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about Soft Machine and Gong

Is there a book or a source containing the whole history of Soft Machine and Gong? In particular focusing on the interaction between their members during the sixties and before their foundation?
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Why is "Time Was" by Wishbone Ash considered progressive rock?

Some characteristics of prog that it seems to be missing: Very long songs and solos ✅Okay, so it's almost 10 minutes long, I'll give it that. More jazz or classical influences than blues ❌Time Was ...
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Rock covers of Wagner's music

I am looking for rock/prog rock/jazz covers or interpretations of music written by Richard Wagner (except the ride of the valkyries). There are a lot of musicians that have made very interesting ...
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Why do radio stations only play hit songs?

Those hits never used to be hits. It took radio play to become a hit. I’m a huge Led Zeppelin fan and as much as I love Stairway, Black Dog, Whole Lotta Love, etc. I just sometimes get so sick of ...
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Why is Porcupine Tree's song '.3' named that way?

The song .3 by Porcupine tree is one of my favourite tunes of them. Why does it have this strange name? Is there any story or reason for it?
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Why would the final part of Biffy Clyro - Bubbles remind me of something much older?

Why would the final part (03:26+) of Biffy Clyro - Bubbles remind me of something much older? It reminds of some composition from progressive rock of 70-ies... Could anyone name what the composition ...
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Why did all the prog rock bands switch to an Electro-Pop sound in the early 80s?

It seems that many (if not all) of the major Prog Rock bands switched to some form of Synth Pop or Electro Pop in the early 80s. I get it that styles change and bands tend to follow trends, but if ...
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Who were the first to utilise classical instruments as integral parts of prog rock bands?

Numerous bands of the first prog era utilised rock violin or rock flute as part of their standard setting. One can hear the rock violin, for instance, in Kansas’ ‘Miracle Out of Nowhere’ (particularly ...
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What band does Mike Milligan and the Kitchen Brothers refer to?

In the TV series Fargo's episode The Myth of Sisyphus (S02E03), officer Lou Solverson meets Mike Milligan and the Kitchen Brothers and they have these lines: LOU: You wouldn't, by any chance, be ...
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