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    Posted: October 26 2009 at 20:25
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

I think that I read somewhere that Colin's father was a member of the band Survivor, who are well known for the Rocky theme song Eye of the Tiger.  They also play that song during the 9th inning of Tiger games when they are trying to rally the troops.
 
Oh yes.  Another enjoyable listening experience today.  I am glad to see that some of the Shred Room denizens are interested enough to give Lobster Newberg a try.  I'm eagerly awaiting to hear their impressions. 

He was also in Ides of March. They had that great song "Vehicle." It kind of sounds like a cross between Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2009 at 12:43

This album really does deserve to be heard by more people.  If nothing else because it is "bouncy" and it causes computer animated women to pop on your screen like the one posted by Epignosis above.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2009 at 14:09
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

I like "Bed".  It has the most Chicago-style horns on it.



I like it more for the dreamlike introduction that pops in here and there.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2009 at 14:06

I like "Bed".  It has the most Chicago-style horns on it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2009 at 14:05
I think "Bed" might be my favorite.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2009 at 13:37
So that is who is connected to the legs on the album cover.  Nice.  At least she's a Ford woman. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2009 at 13:35
http://www.deltalady.co.uk/bouncy.gif
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2009 at 13:34
I think that I read somewhere that Colin's father was a member of the band Survivor, who are well known for the Rocky theme song Eye of the Tiger.  They also play that song during the 9th inning of Tiger games when they are trying to rally the troops.
 
Oh yes.  Another enjoyable listening experience today.  I am glad to see that some of the Shred Room denizens are interested enough to give Lobster Newberg a try.  I'm eagerly awaiting to hear their impressions. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2009 at 10:32

The young keyboardist/vocalsit Colin Peterik is pretty much the brains behind the band.He is the only remaining member from the first album line-up and writes most of the music.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2009 at 10:29
Good band for musicians so young.
 
I thought Vernal Equinox a little scattered and unfocused.There are also some musical passages on the album that are pretty much lifted from other bands.
 
Actress is a way better album.Tighter,more focused and better sounding as far as both the writing,music and production goes.
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 08 2009 at 10:22
I found Vernal Equinox available for streaming on Last.FM, so I am giving that one a go now too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 18:18
Thanks H.T.Smile 
 
Yes, I do remember you doing threads like this.  They don't get as many hits as the endless threads with the usual suspects, but as long as a few people see it and find some new music that they enjoy then it makes it worthwhile.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 18:06
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

My PA buddy H.T. reviewed this album on his blog, so I have copied the link and saved it here so that others can reference.  Hopefully, H.T. doesn't mind.
 
 
 

Don't mind at all Scott. Smile

This is a very good album. Like Assaf, I was still partial to "Vernal Equinox" at first. However, "Actress grows on me with every listen. I can't pick a favorite anymore.

Scott, you also might remember that I used to do threads like this a while back. They are probably still here, buried somewhere. I think it is a great idea to try to get attention to something different than the usual suspects.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 17:39
My PA buddy H.T. reviewed this album on his blog, so I have copied the link and saved it here so that others can reference.  Hopefully, H.T. doesn't mind.
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 17:33
I have it on order for about 3 weeks now. Maybe I should check on status....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 17:25
I've not heard the first one yet.  I am hoping that I will be able to track down a copy of it somewhere.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 17:16
This, their second is indeed more focused and where they develop their own sound.
And yet, I prefer the first one, which is an utterly fun listen.
But I need to give this album more listening.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 07 2009 at 16:56

Time for me to give this one another listen and thus another thread bump. 

If nothing else you all must go to the links above and check out the streaming of the 1st song Set Your Sails.  If the piano/saxophone combo doesn't grab you then you can probably move on, but I think that a lot of prog fans will love this combo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2009 at 10:35
Oh, the first album in the series that I'm familiar with. Big smile

The Lobsters are overall in great shape as a new prog band, I found Actress more focused, whereas the debut had its "circus flows". Otherwise, they both release the shape energy.

Definitely high on this year's prog (and, particularly, eclectic prog) scale - at least for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2009 at 09:31
I believe that you can stream the entire album here at Last. FM and the songs Bug City and Tightrope are available for free downloads.  http://www.last.fm/music/Lobster+Newberg/Actress
 
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