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    Posted: September 26 2006 at 20:28
I picked up the new GPS (basically Asia with Ryo Okumoto in place of Geoff Downes) today and it's not too bad. Probably won't crack the top 5, 6, or 7 in my year end best, but it sounds pretty good. I'm not a huge Chris Slade fan, so having Schellen in there on drums already upgrades the sound.

Anyone else thinking of getting this?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2006 at 04:02
i want to get it .it sounds insteresting
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2006 at 05:06
I reviewed it on my website ... I really liked it (8.9/10). It's only prog related though in my book.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2006 at 11:00
Yeah, it's pretty good so far. I like Payne's bass playing more than his singing, as it can be a bit too forced at times. Still, the songs are well structured. They're not short and poppy, but (at least the first few) are around 6-8 minutes, so there are some substance to them.

I had a feeling that was John Kalodner on the cover, though. That guy looks the same today as he did 20 years ago.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2008 at 10:14
I asked ProgLucky to add them to the Archives, and he did it. Review, my friends!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2008 at 10:20
I guess the genre teams (crossover, heavy) will not be amused ... Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2008 at 12:37
I'm interested in anything that features Guthrie Govan on guitar. As far as I'm concerned, he is the top guitarist out there right now, though I'm much more inclined to listen to his solo album than GPS. I don't particularly care for this sound.
 
Dang, I just noticed this is a very old thread.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2008 at 13:17
^ Listen to Bumblefoot's new album too ... Big%20smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2008 at 13:19
Yeah, I listened to GPS yesterday and it's not really holding up for me. Payne's vocals are just so pretentious and I feel he THINKS he's better than he actually is.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2008 at 12:27
 Am just hearing "I Believe In Yesteday" for the very first time, and I find it quite catchy!! Gonna have to go fish around for it....... thanks, E-Dub, for getting the ball rolling.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2008 at 12:32
They removed it, because somebody said that it's no prog. Is he deaf?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2008 at 13:26
Originally posted by Diaby Diaby wrote:

They removed it, because somebody said that it's no prog. Is he deaf?


Actually, that should be they.  It had been rejected by several teams, I believe.  It wasn't just removed because people said it wasn't Prog enough, but because it was added without team (not just individual) consent (there is a process here).  I don't know the music that well and did not evaluate it, but from what I've heard, it sounded more AOR/ melodic rock (as I think of AOR) than Prog.  Prog-Related (to whatever degree) I would have thought, but not that Prog.  And of course Asia, which it shares personnel with and stylistic similarities, is only considered Prog-Related here, and elsewhere -- somewhat proggy (more melodic rock/ AOR than Prog).  Of course it has Ryo Okumoto of Spock's Beard, and I tend to think of SB as very much on the melodic rock side (not that adventurous, and not that progressive or out there).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2008 at 13:30
Originally posted by Diaby Diaby wrote:

They removed it, because somebody said that it's no prog. Is he deaf?


No one is deaf, the band was submitted for evaluation, as usual, and it was rejected by several teams.

The problem is, it was still added - and you sustain to have simply asked ProgLucky to add them, at which he complied! - without photo, without biography, without anything except the album (I think).

The problem is that it was added to a specific genre for which it was specifically rejected.

Due to the problems above, GPS was removed from the site, because, at the moment, it was added without permission or approval.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2008 at 15:59
I think this thread sits best here in the Prog related lounge, due to the close Asia connection. We shoudl clarify that the "Asia" concerned is the more recent one which made albums such as "Silent nation".
 
I would confirm too that GPS were removed as the addition did not follow the correct procedure. They have never been considered for Prog Related though, as no one has asked us to do so.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2008 at 16:32
I am quite proud to be one of the deaf that rejected - and would reject again - a band whose music is about as close to prog as Night Ranger


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2008 at 17:12
Embarrassed Sorry, I need to correct myself. It sems GPS were rejected for Prog related.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2008 at 17:21
indeed they were, as, at best, "related to Prog Related"   

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2008 at 23:39
I happen to be deaf but on the other ear... I hear actually more relation to prog in GPS than in some bands here like ASIA....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 06 2008 at 23:41
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

indeed they were, as, at best, "related to Prog Related"   

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2008 at 21:03
Ha just found this thread! No points to add but I tried to add them to Art Rock and got the "related to Prog-Related" statement. Ah good times. Listening to them now by the way and I see that they are just good old rock. 
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