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22 hours ago, Dave1290 said:

The Schitt boy''s must have heard me taking their name in vain...  Repaired and shipped today sooo we shall see...  Couple new LP's today and nothing to play them on.  Sheesh!  Been LOST here and sick of listening to sterile CD's.    :)

 

Guess we'll have you dj-ing again soon.... good luck with it man!

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18 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

Now?????

 

Buddy I picked that up in about 1978 riding my 10 speed to the K-Mart.

That's when I got hooked on them!

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Used to say "I'll never live further than a mile away from a K-Mart."

They had everything under the sun in there back then. If they didn't have it I figured I didn't need it!!

 

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it's just appropriate
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Just now, JohnJ said:

Used to say "I'll never live further than a mile away from a K-Mart."

They had everything under the sun in there back then. If they didn't have it I figured I didn't need it!!

 

blue light special !

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We have KMart here and they have a cult following with people pimping some normal furniture products to look shabby chic 

 

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When they got the Rx inside they had everything but lumber and groceries. All of that was in the same shopping center or across the boulevard here.

Wow things have changed!

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A New Zealand band that some may possibly recognise 

I would categorise the genre as new wave / rock 


The band released  some albums under this name then they moved to England and changed the bands name to The Exponents 

 

Not a bad album overall 

 

Artist - The Dance Exponents 

Title -  Prayers Be Answered

First press on Mushroom records NZ 

ID - L38077

 

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3 hours ago, dirtmudd said:
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well played brother Mike, well played.  I worked at a Kmart for about a week. I was sent home my first day because i wasn’t wearing a belt. I was busy doing stuff at closing time and got locked IN the store. Thankfully, the manager was in the parking lot talking and saw me inside the store and unlocked it. The cleaning crew was there but they were locked in all night by design.  I was going to call the fire department (don’t know if they had 911 back then).  

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Felt like something with some bite to it then this grabbed me out of the middle of the LP.

Nicely Done Indeed!

You know who's singing this don't you?

Do not answer @dirtmudd I know you know this!!

 

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Ohh whoa

This is the music I know
I feel I gotta let it show
This is the music I know
It's to you, I gotta let it show

 

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The second tune off the record was big on the radio around here for a couple of years after this came out in `81.

Missed out on them here in town but in about `01 or 02 they opened a new Harley dealership just north of the Satellite Beach bridge on US1.

Not bad for some old rockers even then!

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1 hour ago, JohnJ said:

Felt like something with some bite to it then this grabbed me out of the middle of the LP.

Nicely Done Indeed!

You know who's singing this don't you?

Do not answer @dirtmudd I know you know this!!

 

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...and now for something complete with an off-kilter attitude

 

or if you dig the Claypool Lennon Delirium give this a listen!!

 

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Hmmm weird.  Got an LP today from Amazon on the porch.  Finally ventured out tonite and stopped at the mailbox.  Cardboard box in there from Schiit so the Mani came home!  Shipped Monday from Cali and in Ohio Friday?  Seems as though the US Postal Service stepped up their game for the holidays.

 

Before I shipped it I put a lil sharpie dot on the bottom.  Note with it said no problem found.  Yet no sharpie dot on the bottom.  Makes ya wonder doesn't it?  I did attach a note telling them what I was running and what I was hearing and about the hum.  The female who who checked it out signed her name and put a lil note there for me "Hope you enjoy!  It should sound stellar now!  Merry Christmas Dave" and put a smiley face on it. 

 

Now I don't know what she did but I do know this.  It sounds even better than it did new.  No hum anywhere and the mids and highs sound amazing.  Winwood is sounding fantastic!  That's some Schiit!

 

Maybe an elf???

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That's strange they would ship you a new or refurb and not admit the one you marked had an issue. Glad the new to you one sounds good @Dave1290

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It’s because they probably read my post to pull their finger out 😃

But seriously I’m glad it’s back and working better than before 

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8 minutes ago, JohnJ said:

That's strange they would ship you a new or refurb and not admit the one you marked had an issue. Glad the new to you one sounds good @Dave1290

I agree John and thought the same thing.  They do have a two-year warranty though.  I know if i was runnng repairs for Schiit I'd have some "upgraded boards" for audiophiles so maybe them seeing what I had helped.  That's just a guess though dunno.  Whatever it is I have to take into consideration the "innards" aren't burned in too.  Sounds fantastic now though so giving this a spin and it's sweet!  Gotta love the jazz renditions of the Allman Brothers.

 

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More psychedelics!

Gotta look into that band.

Makes me think of the Peachoid between here and GA.

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I’m sticking with some 70s English Rock & Roll 

Only have this album from this band but followed them via the radio 

 

Artist - Status Quo

Title - Rocking All Over The World 

 

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By Gary MacKenzie (Classic Rock) August 15, 2018 Classic Rock  

Overblown art-rock, mediocre AOR, or artistically redundant pop? We don our capes and peer through the dry ice to guide you through the best Genesis albums

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A Trick Of The Tail (Charisma, 1976)

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A masterful riposte to the nay-sayers in the immediate aftermath of Gabriel’s departure. From the muscular, deceptively complex opener Dance On A Volcano to the closing fusion-esque instrumental Los Endos, this album affirmed that Genesis were far from washed up artistically. Melodic ballads contrast with more rocky, character-based narratives, and while prog-heavy the record sounds more mainstream than its predecessors.

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Selling England By The Pound (Charisma, 1973)

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Gabriel is superlative, and the musicians apply themselves with controlled passion to an album which successfully celebrates, caricatures and comments on the nature of Britain and Britishness.

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A milestone of near-flawless prog rock, the album doesn’t have a single ugly sound.

The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (Charisma, 1974)

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A surreal adventure of a New York street kid, Rael, and a cast of decidedly strange characters, The Lamb… is the essential prog concept album. A structured, cleverly scripted set of connected songs performed by a band at the top of its game.

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Foxtrot (Charisma, 1972)

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Supper’s Ready, the archetypal prog epic – 23 minutes of unabashed musical/lyrical acrobatics and allusions to the Book of Revelations and classical mythology (not to mention the flowers, geese, and “Winston Churchill dressed in drag”) – isn’t the only reason to buy Foxtrot. The album also includes two other Gabriel-era favourites: Watcher Of The Skies, with its dystopian future earth, and Get ‘Em Out By Friday, a sardonic commentary on corporate greed. Individual contributions are central to this album’s impact, Tony Banks’ Watcher…, his wonderful keyboard solo on Apocalypse In 9⁄8, and Steve Hackett’s solo guitar composition Horizons being evocative illustrations.VIEW DEAL

Seconds Out (Charisma, 1977)

 

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With a polished, powerful and very accessible live celebration of both past glories and then-current material, Genesis demonstrate exactly why fans were flocking to see the band on stage. Collins’ voice smooths some of the quirky edges off older material, and Hackett, Banks and Rutherford turn in consummate and studied performances of everything from Supper’s Ready to Afterglow, ably assisted by drummer-for-hire Chester Thompson. Indeed, this is very much a drummer’s album, not least for the sole track from the ’76 tour (Cinema Show), on which Bill Bruford is joined by Collins in a jaw-dropping percussive backing to Banks’ showcase keyboard onslaught.VIEW DEAL

Duke (Charisma, 1980)

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Genesis created something of a hybrid with Duke. As well as having moments of terrific energy and musical drama, the record was also the tipping point for the band’s enviable pop fortunes over the next decade. Alongside Turn It On Again and Misunderstanding (massive in America) are simplified beats and memorable hooks (and the vaguest whiff of mawkishness).

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Nursery Cryme (Charisma, 1971)

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This first album from the ‘classic’ Rutherford/Banks/Gabriel/Hackett/Collins line-up may sound dated now, but a growing level of unique invention was evident in timeless Genesis now-standards The Musical Box and The Return Of The Giant Hogweed. There’s terrific ensemble playing throughout, lyrical erudition and Gabriel’s dry wit. On Harold The Barrel, he skilfully weaves a tale of mental illness and suicide – a challenge that he pulls off with aplomb. An interest in mythology (an influence that can also be discerned in the band’s next three albums) finds expression in the proto-epic Fountain Of Salmacis, hinting at what was to come on Foxtrot.VIEW DEAL

Genesis Live (Charisma, 1973)

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Released as a minor stop-gap while Genesis worked on Selling England By The Pound, this is a great sampler from the early years. The performances are spot-on and the stirring magic of the shows is evident.

Collecting together live mainstays like Watcher Of The Skies, The Musical Box and The Knife, the album emphasises the surprising synergy between the five very young musicians – listen out for Steve Hackett’s often understated yet sublime guitar work, and the ever-unsung Mike Rutherford underpinning the band and adding sparkle with his undeniable skills as bassist and sometime 12-string guitarist. Shame there’s no Supper’s Ready though.VIEW DEAL

Wind And Wuthering (Charisma, 1976)

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Wind And Wuthering posed a problem for Genesis: with the huge success they’d just had with Trick Of The Tail, how could they now capitalise on the momentum they had picked up via that album?

In failing to come up with a suitable answer, they ended up producing a pleasantly atmospheric work that had real flashes of excitement and majesty (for example, in 11th Earl Of Mar, Wot Gorilla? and Blood On The Rooftops, the end of One For The Vine), but much of it is far too wistful and polite for its own good. This ‘Trick…- Lite’ album clearly failed to keep Steve Hackett engaged, and proved to be his final studio album with Genesis.

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