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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #70 on: May 24, 2014, 07:16:51 PM »
I'd be ready as well, though I'll probably wait with mine until the first one of the recent batch is done. Three is quite enough, I should think.
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« Reply #71 on: May 25, 2014, 01:29:11 PM »
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« Reply #72 on: May 25, 2014, 04:40:21 PM »
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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #73 on: May 26, 2014, 08:25:16 AM »
Now that we have 3 underway, let's do the next batches in order of priority from who signed up.  With a dozen+ albums from each of the existing acts, and a week or so per album... well it'll be deep into the summer before myself, Scrop and Marc are up.  So, no reason why the three of us shouldn't start to build our content over the next few months, so that we're all ready to go when the current three are done.

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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #74 on: May 26, 2014, 09:12:31 AM »
I would smile my everything if Nihil-Morai did a Zappa thread.

Oh my god I'd love to do that. It would, like Jammin said earlier, take a couple of years, however.

If I can write up one album a week, ánd there would be enough interest, I'd totally do it though. Would be an awesome way to do a new Zappathon again. I did one about 2 years back, listen to as many Zappa as possible, following his album list, but even that took me about 5 months. And there's been at least 5 new albums since then.
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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #75 on: May 26, 2014, 09:14:28 AM »
I wouldn't care if it took the rest of my life. I'll take any excuse I can get to read your thoughts on Zappa.
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« Reply #76 on: May 27, 2014, 07:06:20 AM »
Any chance we can get this thread pinned?
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« Reply #77 on: May 27, 2014, 08:15:07 AM »
Any chance we can get this thread pinned?
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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #78 on: May 29, 2014, 05:31:56 PM »
I'm surprised nobody is doing Porcupine Tree.

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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #79 on: May 29, 2014, 05:43:37 PM »
I'm surprised nobody is doing Porcupine Tree.
As am I, though I think they've almost fallen out of style here. Maybe it's just because they haven't done anything since 2009.
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« Reply #80 on: May 29, 2014, 09:47:17 PM »
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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #81 on: May 30, 2014, 04:51:15 AM »
I wouldn't care if it took the rest of my life. I'll take any excuse I can get to read your thoughts on Zappa.

I take it there are small number of people who can discuss every album with me, (I don't know every release inside out either) but if there are a couple of people interested in listening to every single official release the man has done, I'll do it. Seems like a daunting task, but it'll be fun. Put me on the list!
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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #82 on: May 30, 2014, 04:53:46 AM »
I wouldn't care if it took the rest of my life. I'll take any excuse I can get to read your thoughts on Zappa.

I take it there are small number of people who can discuss every album with me, (I don't know every release inside out either) but if there are a couple of people interested in listening to every single official release the man has done, I'll do it. Seems like a daunting task, but it'll be fun. Put me on the list!

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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #83 on: May 30, 2014, 04:59:48 AM »
I wouldn't mind doing something with Kansas, but it will be a while before I would be ready, so everyone else can get their stuff together first.

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« Reply #84 on: May 30, 2014, 05:01:30 AM »
I wouldn't mind doing something with Kansas, but it will be a while before I would be ready, so everyone else can get their stuff together first.

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« Reply #85 on: May 30, 2014, 05:13:36 AM »
I wouldn't care if it took the rest of my life. I'll take any excuse I can get to read your thoughts on Zappa.

I take it there are small number of people who can discuss every album with me, (I don't know every release inside out either) but if there are a couple of people interested in listening to every single official release the man has done, I'll do it. Seems like a daunting task, but it'll be fun. Put me on the list!

I'm in the category of, "I own about 4 or 5 albums, and I love them all, but the catalog is so overwhelmingly huge that I don't know where to go next."

Strictly Commercial was my very first Zappa album.  From there I picked up Joe's Garage.   I also own Hot Rats, Bongo Fury, Overnite Sensation, and a copy of 200 Motels that I haven't even listened to yet.     Just last week, I decided to start from the beginning and pick up Freak Out! and I'm hoping to pick up Absolutely Free within the next month or so.     Mostly, I just want to hear from someone who knows more about it than I do. 
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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #86 on: May 30, 2014, 07:45:31 AM »
I wouldn't care if it took the rest of my life. I'll take any excuse I can get to read your thoughts on Zappa.

I take it there are small number of people who can discuss every album with me, (I don't know every release inside out either) but if there are a couple of people interested in listening to every single official release the man has done, I'll do it. Seems like a daunting task, but it'll be fun. Put me on the list!

I'm in the category of, "I own about 4 or 5 albums, and I love them all, but the catalog is so overwhelmingly huge that I don't know where to go next."

Strictly Commercial was my very first Zappa album.  From there I picked up Joe's Garage.   I also own Hot Rats, Bongo Fury, Overnite Sensation, and a copy of 200 Motels that I haven't even listened to yet.     Just last week, I decided to start from the beginning and pick up Freak Out! and I'm hoping to pick up Absolutely Free within the next month or so.     Mostly, I just want to hear from someone who knows more about it than I do.

I had the same problem, I'd lent Stage 3 from my uncle, and then downloaded everything at once. But that was way too much to handle. So I started with Freak Out too and worked my way through his discography. The 60's and 70's became instant favourites, but the 80's stuff is still not really among my favourites.

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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #87 on: May 31, 2014, 09:47:58 PM »
If you did it, I would try as hard as humanly possible to listen and at least say something for every album. Might be tough for other people who didn't already download everything to get in on the action because I don't think much of his stuff is on Spotify, and that's how people tend to follow discog threads, I think.

Totally with you on the overall progression of his music, as well. Everything up to Joe's Garage (that I've heard) is pure sex, but the stuff that followed hasn't done too much for me.
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« Reply #88 on: May 31, 2014, 10:58:37 PM »
Now that it is June (har har), I'll be starting my SB thread sometime soon. I'll probably get a head start on my own write-ups over the next week as I do some research and compile my thoughts on the band's albums. If you guys want me to wait, I can, but I'd like to start sometime within the next two weeks, but I can wait til one or two of the existing Discography Discussion threads have finished.

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« Reply #89 on: June 01, 2014, 03:48:53 AM »
If you did it, I would try as hard as humanly possible to listen and at least say something for every album. Might be tough for other people who didn't already download everything to get in on the action because I don't think much of his stuff is on Spotify, and that's how people tend to follow discog threads, I think.

Totally with you on the overall progression of his music, as well. Everything up to Joe's Garage (that I've heard) is pure sex, but the stuff that followed hasn't done too much for me.

I believe that most of his official releases are on spotify, I'll check that out.
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« Reply #90 on: June 01, 2014, 10:08:58 AM »
If you did it, I would try as hard as humanly possible to listen and at least say something for every album. Might be tough for other people who didn't already download everything to get in on the action because I don't think much of his stuff is on Spotify, and that's how people tend to follow discog threads, I think.

Totally with you on the overall progression of his music, as well. Everything up to Joe's Garage (that I've heard) is pure sex, but the stuff that followed hasn't done too much for me.

I believe that most of his official releases are on spotify, I'll check that out.
That would certainly help a lot.
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« Reply #91 on: June 01, 2014, 10:18:22 AM »
Now that it is June (har har), I'll be starting my SB thread sometime soon. I'll probably get a head start on my own write-ups over the next week as I do some research and compile my thoughts on the band's albums. If you guys want me to wait, I can, but I'd like to start sometime within the next two weeks, but I can wait til one or two of the existing Discography Discussion threads have finished.
 

I would say go ahead and start it then.  I can't see it being an issue.  Obviously, we don't want 10 of them going at once, but the current three should all be around the midway point by then.

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Re: The Discography Discussion thread
« Reply #92 on: June 01, 2014, 08:30:38 PM »
I've thought about this for a while, and I just noticed an omission on the list of the bands that I find quite striking, given their popularity on this forum: Symphony X. So if everyone's cool with it, I'd probably rather do an SX discussion than a Trivium one, as I'm pretty sure the former would attract more attention. Probably.11

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« Reply #93 on: June 01, 2014, 08:40:33 PM »
I'm personally not that into Trivium at all. SX is someone I at least have a passing interest in. I own V and found it a bit too cheese whiz for my taste, but then again, I've been told there are better albums, so I'd be at least curious about an album by album analysis.
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« Reply #94 on: June 01, 2014, 08:50:09 PM »
Yeah, I know quite a few guys that would probably think similarly - hence my wish to do SX instead. I honestly thought that someone else was already doing them, given how popular they are on this forum.
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« Reply #95 on: June 02, 2014, 02:16:37 AM »
I'd be interested in a SX one rather than a Trivium one too.
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« Reply #96 on: June 02, 2014, 07:45:45 AM »
I'd be interested in a SX one rather than a Trivium one too.
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« Reply #97 on: June 02, 2014, 08:05:35 AM »
Count me in as interested in SX as well. I get the feeling that this is a band I should be way more familiar with and a Discog thread would be a great excuse.

Also, I'd like to chime in my EXTREME interest in Zappa (obviously) although I'm sure that I've heard all of the official releases at one point or another and about 1/4 of it doesn't interest me much. Sure, I recognise the brilliance of all of his output yet some of it just isn't my glass of gin.

I'm looking forward to Kansas and Rush as well.

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« Reply #98 on: June 02, 2014, 08:09:55 AM »
Count me in as interested in SX as well. I get the feeling that this is a band I should be way more familiar with and a Discog thread would be a great excuse.

Also, I'd like to chime in my EXTREME interest in Zappa (obviously) although I'm sure that I've heard all of the official releases at one point or another and about 1/4 of it doesn't interest me much. Sure, I recognise the brilliance of all of his output yet some of it just isn't my glass of gin.

I'm looking forward to Kansas and Rush as well.

It isn't like I love all of his work (earlier today I gave my thoughts on Thing Fish in the Zappa Thread), but I'd be happy if there's a number of people trying to comment on every single album. Add in a few who comment only on the albums they're interested in, and it'll be a perfectly healthy thread!
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« Reply #99 on: June 02, 2014, 04:08:43 PM »
Count me in as interested in SX as well. I get the feeling that this is a band I should be way more familiar with and a Discog thread would be a great excuse.

I'm looking forward to Kansas and Rush as well.

Ditto on all of this. I'm super familiar with Rush already, and Kansas I used to be pretty familiar with when I was getting in to prog about a decade ago, and I ended up getting their whole discography. I really enjoy their first 8 albums or so.

As for Symphony X, I have all of their studio albums, but I really only listen to four or five of them. A discography thread of them will definitely help me flesh out their work for me since I've never given them their due attention.

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« Reply #100 on: June 02, 2014, 04:53:26 PM »
Count me in as interested in SX as well. I get the feeling that this is a band I should be way more familiar with and a Discog thread would be a great excuse.

Also, I'd like to chime in my EXTREME interest in Zappa (obviously) although I'm sure that I've heard all of the official releases at one point or another and about 1/4 of it doesn't interest me much. Sure, I recognise the brilliance of all of his output yet some of it just isn't my glass of gin.

I'm looking forward to Kansas and Rush as well.

It isn't like I love all of his work (earlier today I gave my thoughts on Thing Fish in the Zappa Thread), but I'd be happy if there's a number of people trying to comment on every single album. Add in a few who comment only on the albums they're interested in, and it'll be a perfectly healthy thread!

It turns out that I completely overestimated my knowledge of the man. I looked up the Zappa discography on Wikipedia today and I calculated that I own eight albums and am familiar enough with another four albums that I could sing along with every moment. There are roughly another ten albums, prior to the 1990's, that I've heard up to two times but have not heard in years and can't recall more than impressions. That means that prior to his death, I'd consumed a whopping 36% of his music... :omg: :lol

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« Reply #101 on: June 02, 2014, 05:23:10 PM »
Zappa produced so much music I'm not even sure HE heard all of it before he died.
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« Reply #102 on: June 03, 2014, 03:13:03 PM »
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« Reply #103 on: June 04, 2014, 06:10:40 PM »
Now that it is June (har har), I'll be starting my SB thread sometime soon. I'll probably get a head start on my own write-ups over the next week as I do some research and compile my thoughts on the band's albums. If you guys want me to wait, I can, but I'd like to start sometime within the next two weeks, but I can wait til one or two of the existing Discography Discussion threads have finished.

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Personally, I think we should only have three running at a time.  I know it doesn't seem too hard to be listening to three albums every few days, but not everyone is here every single day, life gets in the way preventing people from really digesting the albums. If we are to use this outlet to not only discuss a discography, but attract new fans, I think three at a time is the right number.

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Now that we have 3 underway, let's do the next batches in order of priority from who signed up.  With a dozen+ albums from each of the existing acts, and a week or so per album... well it'll be deep into the summer before myself, Scrop and Marc are up.  So, no reason why the three of us shouldn't start to build our content over the next few months, so that we're all ready to go when the current three are done.

By all means, start your research and writeuos, but my vote is to hold off on actually starting the discussion until 1 of the current guys is done.

And Scrop... I'd be all over a SX discussion.  Way more so than Trivium. Shall I modify your chosen band?

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« Reply #104 on: June 04, 2014, 07:24:57 PM »
Yeah, go ahead and put me down for SX. Also, just say the word and I'm starting, I've already listened to their debut a few times in the last week or so, so I just need to do some quick reading and I'm good to go.
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