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Topic: I want a time machine to 1972/73
Posted By: American Khatru
Subject: I want a time machine to 1972/73
Date Posted: July 25 2009 at 14:04
A friend and I were hanging out the other night listening to great music on our Mac laptops (hooked up to some great speakers of course).  We're both pretty good about keeping our iTunes libraries straight with years and genres and everything.  We listened to a bunch of great songs and I started to notice the year 1973 coming up again and again (1972 too).  Man do I want a time machine to that year, or more preferably to '72 and stick around for two years then leave (if I have to).  Oh, and to somehow experience all this stuff as if for the first time.  Between his iTunes and mine, and adding a little from my research here at PA, I'm dumbfounded by the releases (and this ain't even all of it)...


1972:
Ys
666 (Aphrodite's Child)
Darwin (Banco)
Fetus and Pollution
BOC's first album
Ege Bamyasi
Captain Beyond
ELP Trilogy (though I'd still be grooving on last year's Tarkus!)
Foxtrot
Octopus and Three Friends
Doremi Fasol Latido
Thick as a Brick
Passio Secundum Mattheum
Obscured by the Clouds
Searching for a Land
Uomo di Pezza
Palepoli
Per un Amico
Quella Vecchia Locanda
Per... Un Mondo Di Cristallo
Reale Accademia di Musica
Prologue - Renaissance
Io Come Io
Close to the Edge
Arrow Head
Vol. 4
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Clear Spot AND The Spotlight Kid
Waterloo Lily


Exhausted yet? Here's 1973:

Akritas
Les Cimetière des Arlequins
Io Sono Nato Libero
Sulle Corde di Aries
Tyranny And Mutation
Camel
Campo Di Marte
Future Days
Melos (Cervello)
Brain Salad Surgery
Genesis Live and Selling England by the Pound
In a Glass House
Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night
A Passion Play
Larks' Tongues in Aspic
Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh
Maxophone
Inferno
Zarathustra
Felona e Sorona
Photos of Ghosts
Queen I
Ashes are Burning
Contaminazione (Rovescio Della Medaglia)
A Wizard/A True Star
Dedicato a Frazz
On the Wings
L'Uovo di Colombo
Tales From Topographic Oceans and Yessongs
Concerto delle menti
Storie di Uomini e Non
Alphataurus
Over-Night Sensation
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Leg End
Houses of the Holy
Raw Power
Countdown to Ecstasy
Tres Hombres (ZZ)
Dark Side of the Moon



edit: some glaring omissions made up for.  okay, not all prog, but sweet moses what a bunch of records


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Posted By: Tsevir Leirbag
Date Posted: July 25 2009 at 15:11
I wish I'd be born in that time! Shocked
Of course it would have been great. Lots of bands I wish I could see live. Tongue


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Posted By: Queen By-Tor
Date Posted: July 25 2009 at 21:26
but if you were back then you'd have to wait for all the good stuff to come out in the late 70s and lose faith in life when the 80s hit


Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: July 25 2009 at 22:42
Originally posted by ProGR72 ProGR72 wrote:

I wish I'd be born in that time! Shocked
Of course it would have been great. Lots of bands I wish I could see live. Tongue


Yet, if you'd been born in that time, you wouldn't have been old enough to enjoy everything that was going on until, perhaps... the 80's, when everything was already over (almost).

However, indeed, I would love to have been around to see those bands live.


Posted By: The Quiet One
Date Posted: July 25 2009 at 22:46
that list is a total fail since Made in Japan and Machine Head are not thereStern Smile

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Posted By: mrcozdude
Date Posted: July 25 2009 at 22:49
On your way to 1972 could you please kill Rick Astley.I'm not sure if I find his music or being Rick Rolled more annoying,either way it must be stopped.

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Posted By: American Khatru
Date Posted: July 26 2009 at 05:02
Funny responses. 

Can't believe I left Machine Head and Made in Japan out, sorry, made the list in kind of a hurry.  But that wasn't the point of the list anyway; they did come out in '72 and '73 whether I listed it or not, that's what I'm saying.  I don't care if I missed 50 albums, because even this list would be by far enough.  It's just a mad couple of years for great music!

As far as wishing to be born at that time, that's why I said I wanted a time machine - to have my current mental level, not that of a little kid.  I was a little kid then, but too little to really grasp anything as it came out, certainly too little to go to shows and all that.  I had an older brother who had great records (he got to be born at the "right time", but now he's a bitterly unhappy American neo-con slob, sad, so I'll keep my identity thank you) so I knew a decent amount of this music by the mid-70's by listening (not seeing).  And as young as I was I did to an extent lose faith in life in the 80's!LOL   Smile   Stern Smile   Unhappy   Cry  




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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: July 26 2009 at 05:19
I was seven and then I was eight.  The family was moved down from Virginia to Georgia and here I am.  Why couldn't it have been Hawaii?  Dammit!!!


Posted By: BaldJean
Date Posted: July 26 2009 at 05:44
I would go back a few more years to 1967 and watch the scenes grow. 72/73 only reap what was sown there. the first, in some cases the second albums of those bands set the standards for what we call prog. King Crimson, Van der Graaf Generator, Magma, Genesis, Yes, Gong, Hawkwind, Amon Düül 2, Guru Guru, Tangerine Dream, Curved Air and many many more,  they all had their beginnings back then or a little later. that''s what would interest me


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Posted By: Tuzvihar
Date Posted: July 26 2009 at 05:56
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

I would go back a few more years to 1967 and watch the scenes grow. 72/73 only reap what was sown there. the first, in some cases the second albums of those bands set the standards for what we call prog. King Crimson, Van der Graaf Generator, Magma, Genesis, Yes, Gong, Hawkwind, Amon Düül 2, Guru Guru, Tangerine Dream, Curved Air and many many more,  they all had their beginnings back then or a little later. that''s what would interest me


I couldn't have said it better!


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Posted By: American Khatru
Date Posted: July 26 2009 at 06:32
^ Naturally I could have said the same thing, thought about it.  But I wanted an excuse to list those albumsBig smile

Yeah, as a young piker I used to look at the backs of great first albums by bands (the ones I loved) and it was almost always '67-'69.

Edit:  So, arrive in time machine 1967 (or maybe '66 if you need to get your living situation in order, get your record player ready).  What year do you leave and come back, if at all?  (Imagine the longer you stay the harder it would be to get back - there's somehow a limit.  Okay, I admit it's a silly topic.)


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Posted By: Okocha
Date Posted: July 29 2009 at 10:40
My dream is that I was 18 in 1966 in California  (L.A and Frisco). Staying there until 1969 and see the Doors,Jefferson,Country Joe,Canned Heat,Janis,Grateful Dead etc. Then, in 1969 go to England and see the new comers King Crimson,ELP,Yes,Genesis,VDGG,Pink Floyd,Gentle Giant etc and a few trips to Germany for Amon Dull II,Can,Faust atc and Italy.


Posted By: fuxi
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 02:59
I first discovered prog in the spring of 1975, when I was fifteen. A friend introduced me to Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and Blue Cheer (!). I then discovered another friend's brother had a large record collection, featuring the Who, even more Yes and even more Floyd (not to mention Lou Reed, the Stones and a lot of West Coast stuff). By the end of the year, I made yet another friend, who introduced me to ELP and virtually all of the Canterbury Scene (as well as Bowie and John Cale).

This was JUST in the days before punk. All this music was still considered brand-new. We were in heaven.


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 05:48
I want to build an elevator up to the moon. Tongue

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Posted By: toolis
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 05:56
Originally posted by fuxi fuxi wrote:

I first discovered prog in the spring of 1975, when I was fifteen. A friend introduced me to Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and Blue Cheer (!). I then discovered another friend's brother had a large record collection, featuring the Who, even more Yes and even more Floyd (not to mention Lou Reed, the Stones and a lot of West Coast stuff). By the end of the year, I made yet another friend, who introduced me to ELP and virtually all of the Canterbury Scene (as well as Bowie and John Cale).

This was JUST in the days before punk. All this music was still considered brand-new. We were in heaven.



i envy you... my dream is to have been born in London in 1950 or so...

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Posted By: Abstrakt
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 07:19
I would like to go back to 1967 and travel back in 1974
Or travel to 1988 and back in 1996 Embarrassed


Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 11:33
I want a time machine to the Jurassic era and shoot a documentary.
From a musical point of view? Somewhere in the 80's where I could find all the tapes from the "Cassette Culture".


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 12:39
I was around then (15 in 1972) ... if I could go back in time I would go back to June 1971 kick myself into going to see Genesis play Bedford Corn Exchange instead of missing it like I did at the time. Ouch
 


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It’s this thing called nuclear weapons.
And other things.
Like lots of things are done with uranium.
Including some bad things.
But nobody talks about that."


Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 13:51
Some really interesting and amusing posts on this thread. However, I still regard myself as being very much like the 14 year old kid who listened to Yes, Genesis, KC, Rush, Floyd, and the rest in 1977/78. Even now, at the tender age of 44, I still listen in wonder and absolute rapture at both music I have never heard before, and, of course, the old classics. I listened to Live At Leeds, Rainbow, and Mostly Autumn on the train back home from a meeting today, and was in heaven.

Every time is a great time to be alive and listening to great musicClap


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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 14:03
You know, the funny thing is that I was born in '65.  Too young to experience a lot of classic prog artists in directly when they were putting out their best, yet I was still able to experience much starting in the late '70's.  I certainly would not trade off being this age now for being this age back then or even old enough to experience classic prog artists as an adult at the time when I was a kid.  There's too much good stuff going on today and the old stuff is still around to enjoy.  Best of both worlds.  Can't beat it.  I would not hop on that time machine.  Still, an elevator to the moon... Tongue


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Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 14:07
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

You know, the funny thing is that I was born in '65.  Too young to experience a lot of classic prog artists in directly when they were putting out their best, yet I was still able to experience much starting in the late '70's.  I certainly would not trade off being this age now for being this age back then or even old enough to experience classic prog artists as an adult at the time when I was a kid.  There's too much good stuff going on today and the old stuff is still around to enjoy.  Best of both worlds.  Can't beat it.


I think that this extremely eloquent post is what I was trying to say in a far more clumsy wayClap


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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 14:21
Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

You know, the funny thing is that I was born in '65.  Too young to experience a lot of classic prog artists in directly when they were putting out their best, yet I was still able to experience much starting in the late '70's.  I certainly would not trade off being this age now for being this age back then or even old enough to experience classic prog artists as an adult at the time when I was a kid.  There's too much good stuff going on today and the old stuff is still around to enjoy.  Best of both worlds.  Can't beat it.


I think that this extremely eloquent post is what I was trying to say in a far more clumsy wayClap

Thanks for that Laz, just call me Mr. Eloquent or whatever rhymes with eloquent. LOL

I do kind of envy people who choose to stay in the '70's, makes things a bit simpler.


Posted By: Roland113
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 14:40
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

I want to build an elevator up to the moon. Tongue

http://www.outofthecradle.net/WordPress/wp-content/uploads/elevator2moon.jpg


Ok, at first I was going to comment about the Hawaii posting, but this post tops that.  ClapLOL  You, my friend, are friggin hysterical.
LOL

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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: July 30 2009 at 16:00
Originally posted by Roland113 Roland113 wrote:


Ok, at first I was going to comment about the Hawaii posting, but this post tops that.  ClapLOL  You, my friend, are friggin hysterical.
LOL

Much thanks, I try to give people the occasional comedic relief around here.  Always honored if I give someone a good laugh. LOL


Posted By: fuxi
Date Posted: July 31 2009 at 03:34
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

I was around then (15 in 1972) ... if I could go back in time I would go back to June 1971 kick myself into going to see Genesis play Bedford Corn Exchange instead of missing it like I did at the time. Ouch
 


I've got some similar experiences. I would have gone to see the Who, or Led Zep, when they visited Brussels in the mid-seventies. But I was incredibly naive in those days. I thought: all these big, "heavy" bands attract nothing but bikers, and if I go to a gig I'll get killed, just like that poor guy at Altamont! What a shame.


Posted By: BaldFriede
Date Posted: July 31 2009 at 05:34
Originally posted by fuxi fuxi wrote:

Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

I was around then (15 in 1972) ... if I could go back in time I would go back to June 1971 kick myself into going to see Genesis play Bedford Corn Exchange instead of missing it like I did at the time. Ouch
 


I've got some similar experiences. I would have gone to see the Who, or Led Zep, when they visited Brussels in the mid-seventies. But I was incredibly naive in those days. I thought: all these big, "heavy" bands attract nothing but bikers, and if I go to a gig I'll get killed, just like that poor guy at Altamont! What a shame.

I had the opportunity to see a few concerts as a kid in the mid 70s because my brother, who is ten years older than I am, took me along. Don't think it was easy though, my parents made a terrible row over it every time, especially the first time. (I was only six then). "What do you think you are doing? She is only six years old; she will be killed"! My brother had a hard time explaining to them that there was no violence at all at these concerts, but I doubt they would have allowed it had I not thrown a real tantrum. The first concert I ever attended was Genesis on their "Trick of a Tail" tour. I saw Yes, Guru Guru, Gentle Giant, Led Zeppelin and Here & Now too as a kid, perhaps a few more, it is hard to remember these childhood days. I also was at the Brain festival, where several artists assigned to that label played (Gate, Novalis, Jane, Release Music Orchestra, Message, Guru Guru,, Ruphus,and Klaus Schulze. And no, I don't really remember which artists played; I had to look it up).  My brother always made me sit on his shoulders, so I had an excellent view, and actually everyone else at the concerts was always very kind to me. Some even offered me "sweet smoke", but my brother always declined for me, though he himself always accepted it.


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Posted By: American Khatru
Date Posted: July 31 2009 at 05:50
Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

Some really interesting and amusing posts on this thread. However, I still regard myself as being very much like the 14 year old kid who listened to Yes, Genesis, KC, Rush, Floyd, and the rest in 1977/78. Even now, at the tender age of 44, I still listen in wonder and absolute rapture at both music I have never heard before, and, of course, the old classics. I listened to Live At Leeds, Rainbow, and Mostly Autumn on the train back home from a meeting today, and was in heaven.

Every time is a great time to be alive and listening to great musicClap
A-men to that, brootha.


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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 31 2009 at 06:01
Originally posted by BaldFriede BaldFriede wrote:

Originally posted by fuxi fuxi wrote:

Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

I was around then (15 in 1972) ... if I could go back in time I would go back to June 1971 kick myself into going to see Genesis play Bedford Corn Exchange instead of missing it like I did at the time. Ouch
 


I've got some similar experiences. I would have gone to see the Who, or Led Zep, when they visited Brussels in the mid-seventies. But I was incredibly naive in those days. I thought: all these big, "heavy" bands attract nothing but bikers, and if I go to a gig I'll get killed, just like that poor guy at Altamont! What a shame.

I had the opportunity to see a few concerts as a kid in the mid 70s because my brother, who is ten years older than I am, took me along. Don't think it was easy though, my parents made a terrible row over it every time, especially the first time. (I was only six then). "What do you think you are doing? She is only six years old; she will be killed"! My brother had a hard time explaining to them that there was no violence at all at these concerts, but I doubt they would have allowed it had I not thrown a real tantrum. The first concert I ever attended was Genesis on their "Trick of a Tail" tour. I saw Yes, Guru Guru, Gentle Giant, Led Zeppelin and Here & Now too as a kid, perhaps a few more, it is hard to remember these childhood days. I also was at the Brain festival, where several artists assigned to that label played (Gate, Novalis, Jane, Release Music Orchestra, Message, Guru Guru,, Ruphus,and Klaus Schulze. And no, I don't really remember which artists played; I had to look it up).  My brother always made me sit on his shoulders, so I had an excellent view, and actually everyone else at the concerts was always very kind to me. Some even offered me "sweet smoke", but my brother always declined for me, though he himself always accepted it.
I was very fortunate in being allowed to see as much live music as I wanted as a teenager and I had the chance to go to this particular gig but declined as it was my parents wedding anniversary that day - so I had to suffer the following Monday at school as all my friends went on about how great it was. It was another three years before I even listened to a Genesis album, if I had attended the gig I would have no doubt bought Trespass that same week.


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And other things.
Like lots of things are done with uranium.
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Posted By: Vibrationbaby
Date Posted: July 31 2009 at 10:10
Originally posted by BaldJean BaldJean wrote:

I would go back a few more years to 1967 and watch the scenes grow. 72/73 only reap what was sown there. the first, in some cases the second albums of those bands set the standards for what we call prog. King Crimson, Van der Graaf Generator, Magma, Genesis, Yes, Gong, Hawkwind, Amon Düül 2, Guru Guru, Tangerine Dream, Curved Air and many many more,  they all had their beginnings back then or a little later. that''s what would interest me
I`d go back to see Guru Guru in 1970. see them play UFO. Then I`d get back into my time machine and materialize in 1973 at a Hawkwind Space Ritual show.


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Posted By: mr.cub
Date Posted: July 31 2009 at 10:14
The bands I would see...the places I would go...but I would be nearing my 60's today and I enjoy my youth Smile

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Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: August 01 2009 at 09:34
Originally posted by mr.cub mr.cub wrote:

The bands I would see...the places I would go...but I would be nearing my 60's today and I enjoy my youth Smile

Hmm I wonder if I were in my 60's if I'd like the same music.  Seeing as how I'm in my mid 40s, probably.  It's almost spooky looking back on my life and reflecting on how long I've been a prog nut.


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: August 01 2009 at 09:41
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by mr.cub mr.cub wrote:

The bands I would see...the places I would go...but I would be nearing my 60's today and I enjoy my youth Smile

Hmm I wonder if I were in my 60's if I'd like the same music.  Seeing as how I'm in my mid 40s, probably.  It's almost spooky looking back on my life and reflecting on how long I've been a prog nut.
My 60s aren't so far away and it's quite unsettling - in the 8 years between now and then some artists wouldn't even have released their next album... will I rip of the cellophane wrapper with quite the enthusiasm I currently have for new releases? Arthritis permitting?
 
You bet your bibby I will. Big smile


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It’s this thing called nuclear weapons.
And other things.
Like lots of things are done with uranium.
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But nobody talks about that."


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: August 01 2009 at 10:14
Come to think of it, '72 or '73 was my first encounter with prog.  I remember Hocus Pocus getting played on a local Georgia radio station.  Ah the days of the 45s.  I was 7 or 8, it would be a few years before I would start collecting 33 1/3ds. Big smile  Back when we were living in Virginia a local radio station had this program called name it and claim it.  They'd play something and if you were the first one to call in and name it you got the single for free. LOL


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Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: August 01 2009 at 14:02
This great thread has reminded me of an extremely amusing incident in 1973. I was only coming up to nine at the time, but my parents had gone out, and the teenager Ian, from next door came to baby sit for me and my sister.

My sister loved The Osmonds, and she put that on the record player. Ian put up with this for about 30 minutes, very bravely, then promptly took the thing off and said listen to this cool stuff. He put on Deep Purple, and that was probably my first introduction to classic rock. I loved it.

How cool was he?Clap


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Posted By: American Khatru
Date Posted: August 01 2009 at 16:10
Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

This great thread has reminded me of an extremely amusing incident in 1973. I was only coming up to nine at the time, but my parents had gone out, and the teenager Ian, from next door came to baby sit for me and my sister.

My sister loved The Osmonds, and she put that on the record player. Ian put up with this for about 30 minutes, very bravely, then promptly took the thing off and said listen to this cool stuff. He put on Deep Purple, and that was probably my first introduction to classic rock. I loved it.

How cool was he?Clap
Super cool, that's how!!ClapClap


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Posted By: GaryB
Date Posted: August 08 2009 at 06:35

I have always said that I would never change my generation for any other (especially as far as music is concerned). I was about thirteen when "Meet The Beatles" came out here in the states. During the "Invasion" it seemed like a new band was coming out every day. I graduated from high school in '67 and the first Doors LP was dominating the radio (unfortunately, AM radio played a shortened version of Light My Fire that annoyed the hell out of us). Then came Hendrix, Jeff Beck Group, Cream, Led Zep, and the whole San Francisco music scene.

In 1969 I was fortunate enough (?) to recieve an all expenses paid two year vacation courtesy of Uncle Sam. I returned in 1971 just in time for all that early and mid-seventies music and some great concerts.



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