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Just one more thing and I am out.
I am not trying to be a music snob. I imagine one should be able to play an instrument and, say, write a tune before proclaiming to know more than another. I can do neither.
Obviously ones taste in music is entirely subjective, and like I said, I was not attempting to be a snob.
I was goofing around. Again, I am sorry you took offence to anything I said. I did not mean to condescend or demean.
I trust you did not mean to patronize by calling me hon.
I have had fun sharing and learning about music I had never heard, but this is not fun anymore. It has quickly become tiresome.
Again, no offence intended.
Buh bye
 
But you see the thing is... I like prog rock. I like Pink Floyd, I like Yes, I like Peter Gabriel era Genesis, I like King Crimson, I like Aphrodite's Child, I like Triana's early stuff... but I really don't like Rush.

I do like Xiu Xiu though, up to and including La Forêt. I know a lot of people preferred when Jamie Stewart made it all a bit less sparse and fleshed out his compositions, but to me it was more effective when it was very barren and there was a lot of empty space that made his occasional breakdowns all the more intimidating. Ian Curtis Wishlist was my favourite track, but it's very much an acquired taste.
 
I never got Rush either, although I was always impressed by the blind devotion and insistent and energetic single-minded proselytising of acquaintances that did.

It's only in later years that I realised they were all autistic.
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
But you see the thing is... I like prog rock. I like Pink Floyd, I like Yes, I like Peter Gabriel era Genesis, I like King Crimson, I like Aphrodite's Child, I like Triana's early stuff... but I really don't like Rush.

I do like Xiu Xiu though, up to and including La Forêt. I know a lot of people preferred when Jamie Stewart made it all a bit less sparse and fleshed out his compositions, but to me it was more effective when it was very barren and there was a lot of empty space that made his occasional breakdowns all the more intimidating. Ian Curtis Wishlist was my favourite track, but it's very much an acquired taste.
I like some prog, always found it odd the most snobbishness I ever encountered on the webs was on a progressive music message board. Might have been the fusion of classical, jazz, rock, etc., that made people such snobs, personally I never cared for 10-minute solos too much. (Even the mandatory 30-second guitar solos in rock songs can wear me out.)

Rush was considered prog rock on that message board, btw., but not truly progressive. So, yeah.

Anyhoo, right now I'm listening to pure silence being it's very early in the morning here, it's just marvelous. :)
 
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sienna said:
sir fly said:
Why didn't they make it big?
Liked the lead break.
They're one of the most successful bands in Serbia/SFRY.
Wikipedia offers a good article about them (and there's the official presentation, too). A possible reason for the lack of international success of all bands from here can most probably be identified on the example of Divlje Jagode/Wild Strawberries.
Even less popular performers, at the beginning of their careers, were earning really well at the time, so the international careers weren't that important (include the Iron curtain, context of the era, prejudices from both sides....). The most difficult thing was to sign for one of three - four labels in the state governed industry, and afterwards everything would go much easier.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5j4W2Y7RPQ

This my attempt to bury the hatchet with Tricycle Rider. This one is for you TR.
p.s. I feel that Pavement went downhill immediately after Summer Babe, which was the first track on their first album. Summer Babe is effing awesome. Reminded me of the first time I heard Smells Like Teen Spirit. I can still recall where I was. It literally stopped me in my tracks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMjlhIWxfFI
 

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