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Old 07-07-2006, 11:15 PM   #46
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Wikipedia's Stupid Dream article has a couple of good quotes from Wilson about the album's theme and his thoughts on the music industry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stupid_Dream

(I feel his thoughts on the music business are most eloquently expressed on In Absentia's The Sound Of Muzak. What a great song. "Now the sound of music comes in silver pills/Engineered to suit you building cheaper thrills/The music of rebellion makes you wanna rage/But it's made by millionaires who are nearly twice your age.")
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I honestly haven't a damn clue who that is, though in a later song, there's a Radiohead reference.
Ah ha!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Keeler

There's even a reference in this article to the Porcupine Tree song
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Ax, we've both got wikipedia on the brain! lmao
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Ah ha!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Keeler

There's even a reference in this article to the Porcupine Tree song
Wikipedia knows everything!
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I love this line from Pure Narcotic: "Leave me dreaming on a railway track". Might be the railfan in me.

And the bassline for Slave Called Shiver is sooo good.
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Okay, I'm gonna be brave and ask this question at this late stage of the game at the risk of being stoned...

but what is progressive rock? why is this a different genre than other rock music?
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Okay, I'm gonna be brave and ask this question at this late stage of the game at the risk of being stoned...

but what is progressive rock?
This is a good question. Different people define it different ways. It's characterised by odd time signatures, often lengthy compositions, concept albums, that sort of thing. Of course, none of those qualities are exclusive to prog at all. Some say it's a sound, some say it's an attitude, I say it's a mix of both. Whether a band is prog or not is often a debate in prog circles.

Again, Wikipedia will probably come in handy.
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But let's see, patti and hippy both said they could make it today, didn't they? So if they come, and Khan and I are here, that's 4, which I think has been about average in the past, so we'll go ahead with it in that case.
Hey I’m here I thought we were talking about Saturday night! Give me a few minutes to catch up reading the thread!!!!!
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And now we reach the album's longest track, Don't Hate Me. This is one of my least favourites off the album, but I still quite like it.
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This is a good question. Different people define it different ways. It's characterised by odd time signatures, often lengthy compositions, concept albums, that sort of thing. Of course, none of those qualities are exclusive to prog at all. Some say it's a sound, some say it's an attitude, I say it's a mix of both. Whether a band is prog or not is often a debate in prog circles.

Again, Wikipedia will probably come in handy.

of course it did! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_rock

But I like to hear from people who are into it, too... gives a much better sense of what it means and how to appreciate it
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Hey I’m here I thought we were talking about Saturday night! Give me a few minutes to catch up reading the thread!!!!!
Heh, sorry, those damn timezones! Glad to have you late rather than never!
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thanks Axver, are we still on Don't Hate Me?
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of course it did! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_rock

But I like to hear from people who are into it, too... gives a much better sense of what it means and how to appreciate it
My idea of prog is pretty much an attitude where you don't let anything restrict you. You don't stick to formulaic procedures such as writing all your songs in 4/4 time. You don't stick to a basic verse/chorus structure, nor to the traditional qualities of a radio hit. But as much as that affects the sound, there's also the important attitude component, that you want to take your music somewhere, or in other words, progress. Why stay bogged down in the same territory when you can push on into other places?

I don't think you can have one without the other. Definitely not the attitude without the music. You can have a prog desire as much as you like, but it's not prog if you're just playing three chords and sound like a Blink 182 cover band!
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thanks Axver, are we still on Don't Hate Me?
Yep, I'm at the 6:15 mark right now.
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Heh, sorry, those damn timezones! Glad to have you late rather than never!
that and the fact i apparently can't READ!
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