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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2017, 07:42:58 PM »
Doug, can we PM you here instead of email?
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2017, 01:07:04 PM »
PMs always welcome.

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2017, 08:37:02 AM »
Alright, so Carl and I decided to dig into Awake this past week. 

There is obviously a ton of well-deserved love for this album, so we thought it would be good try to peel back the nostalgia and really dive into this thing track by track, framing our memories of it then within the context of now.

Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/geek-usa/episode26dreamtheaterawake

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2017, 10:24:42 AM »
Wait, people say awake is their best album?

I don't think it's even better than I&W

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2017, 12:07:12 PM »
Wait, people say awake is their best album?

I don't think it's even better than I&W

Different opinions for different people : I actually think it is.

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2017, 01:50:23 PM »
Alright, so Carl and I decided to dig into Awake this past week. 

There is obviously a ton of well-deserved love for this album, so we thought it would be good try to peel back the nostalgia and really dive into this thing track by track, framing our memories of it then within the context of now.

Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/geek-usa/episode26dreamtheaterawake

Omg the very end, comparing I&W to PJ Ten made my day.

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2017, 07:43:13 AM »
Alright, so Carl and I decided to dig into Awake this past week. 

There is obviously a ton of well-deserved love for this album, so we thought it would be good try to peel back the nostalgia and really dive into this thing track by track, framing our memories of it then within the context of now.

Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/geek-usa/episode26dreamtheaterawake

Listening now... :tup :tup

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2017, 08:41:22 AM »
Thank you so much for listening!

As always, we always love the conversation. You guys rock.

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2017, 08:16:40 PM »
I'd love to hear a podcast for every DT album; I'd listen to them all.  :coolio

This one was most excellent.  Awake has long been my favorite DT record, so a podcast like this is basically throwing me read meat (although the lack of love for The Silent Man was disappointing :P).  :lol :lol

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2017, 08:30:29 AM »
Wait... There's a lack of love for Silent Man!? >:(

Just kidding. It's all good. I'm looking forward to listening to the new podcast this week.

I personally think that Awake is an amazing record. It's hard for me to put a finger on exactly why it clicks, but here's a random thought: It has certain songs that I love but don't necessarily listen to a lot, so every time I play the album, it has a certain freshness to it that is hard to maintain after so many years. For example, I think that Images and Words is a masterpiece, but I've heard every song on it a million times. When I play Awake, tracks like "Innocence Faded" and "Lifting Shadows" stand out because I only hear them a few times a year. :lol
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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2017, 07:19:21 AM »
Alright everyone, this past week we discussed the much-maligned, misunderstood masterpiece (at least to some of us;) that is Falling Into Infinity.

We not only go in depth on the actual record itself, but we also discuss the background behind the album as well as the treasure-trove of unreleased material that came from the sessions.

Whether you loved it, hated it, or have never even listened to it, Falling Into Infinity is definitely the odd man out in DT's catalog; if nothing else, I hope our podcast inspires revisiting and re-listening!

https://soundcloud.com/geek-usa/episode34dreamtheater-fallingintoinfinity


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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2017, 03:41:03 PM »
just want to say the listens we have been getting is great. thank everyone whose been listening.

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2017, 04:50:45 PM »
Love the podcast. The Spaceballs episode was great.

I just don't like how the ending is. You guys keep talking and the music comes in like you're being played off of the Oscars stage.

Cant wait for scenes and beyond now.

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2017, 05:33:02 PM »
You lost me at "the misunderstood masterpiece FII"..
But I'll bite, listening now :D
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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2017, 07:24:56 PM »
Great listen, as always!! Well done. :tup :tup

Not sure I'd go so far as calling it a "misunderstood masterpiece" - no album with You Not Me and Burning My Soul is a masterpiece  :lol :lol - but it is certainly an underrated record.

I will stand by the comment I have made about this album for years.  It was underrated simply because it was their least best of the 90s albums, so when it was compared to I&W, Awake and Scenes, the consensus was that it just didn't stack up to the others, but as time has gone on and their discography has grown, Falling into Infinity has stayed in the upper part of the mid tier (I think saying it is their 5th or 6th best album is pretty accurate).

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2017, 08:00:36 PM »
It's a highly compromised album that deserves every piece of flak it gets.

I'll have to check out these podcasts.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2017, 10:17:29 PM »
You lost me at "the misunderstood masterpiece FII"..
But I'll bite, listening now :D

you rock. as always my favorite part about this sorta thing is the discussion, which is boring if everyone agrees.


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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2017, 01:27:18 PM »
Love the podcast. The Spaceballs episode was great.

I just don't like how the ending is. You guys keep talking and the music comes in like you're being played off of the Oscars stage.

Cant wait for scenes and beyond now.

Sometimes we just start repeating ourselves and/or one of us says something super regrettable and almost always offensive...hence the fade out :tup 

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #53 on: July 04, 2017, 01:45:18 PM »
the fade out hides all the off color jokes that are too fast for prime time

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2017, 12:45:11 PM »
Just listening to the Awake podcast. Great stuff! I have a question though.  Why do guys keep referring to Images as the first album?

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2017, 01:33:29 PM »
Just listening to the Awake podcast. Great stuff! I have a question though.  Why do guys keep referring to Images as the first album?

Start with their original DT podcast. They discuss how they feel about WDADU

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #56 on: July 10, 2017, 09:36:31 AM »
Just listening to the Awake podcast. Great stuff! I have a question though.  Why do guys keep referring to Images as the first album?

Start with their original DT podcast. They discuss how they feel about WDADU

This.  We feel like WDADU falls into that 'No Life Till Leather' category where as it may be the technical first release, but the majority of people don't associate it as such.  For the sake of our discussions, we operate under the assumption that I&W is the 'first' album in spirit and the one from which we are measuring everything.

We plan on doing an 'odds and ends' podcast at some point where we dive into all of the second tier release - WDADU, the YtseJam releases, bootlegs and such.

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2017, 01:53:11 PM »
That's because the majority of fans are...silly. :P

When Dream and Day Unite is Dream Theater's first album, no matter how many fans want to pretend otherwise. ;)

Keep up the good podcasts, regardless.  :tup :tup

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2017, 08:29:04 PM »
That's because the majority of fans are...silly. :P

When Dream and Day Unite is Dream Theater's first album, no matter how many fans want to pretend otherwise. ;)

Keep up the good podcasts, regardless.  :tup :tup

This is what I thought.  I can understand how it is underwhelming compared to the rest of the catalogue.  But, what's the point of just disregarding it and pretending like it doesn't even exist? It just makes things confusing while they're talking.  I still like the podcast, though!  :tup

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #59 on: July 23, 2017, 08:57:45 AM »
Same fellas are doing a VH podcast now! See: General Music here for the link.

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« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2017, 05:03:29 PM »
Same fellas are doing a VH podcast now! See: General Music here for the link.

AND we dont leave out their first album so.... bonus.

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Re: Cool podcast where two longtime fans discuss the history of DT
« Reply #61 on: August 04, 2017, 09:12:17 AM »
hey ladies and gents..we just tossed up part one of our Queensryche Podcast.

we really set out to be the best we can on this one.