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    Posted: May 26 2010 at 13:30
I really think she should be added, perhaps filed under Crossover Prog, or at least Prog Related.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2010 at 14:33
I agree she should be here, but this has been raised before with no resolution.  Perhaps the third time is the charm.  Certainly attitudes have changed over the past few years compared to some of the arguments against including her in previous threads:
 
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2010 at 14:33
I wanted Laurie Anderson in ( I did propose it to the Prog Related team long ago, but don't know how she's fit that categories parameters now as they changed).  I think she was considered for Crossover, but can't remember the developments.

We had a couple of lengthy discussions on her before (for reference purposes):

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2010 at 14:34
Ha-ha, posted those topics in the same minute (I always seem to come in last when that happens).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2010 at 14:36
Great minds think alike (and use Forum Search before posting) LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2010 at 17:27
I think she's worthy here somewhere.  Particularly for Life On A String.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2010 at 17:40
avant-garde pop.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2010 at 17:51
Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

avant-garde pop.


Seems more avant prog to me.  And remember, if it's in my collection it is probably prog. Tongue
Come on man, she's had freaking Adrian Belew in her band, she plays freaking violin. LOL
I also have to recommend her for Bright Red, Strange Angels, Home Of The Brave, United States Live.  Mr Hearbreak did have some pop tendencies, but they weren't all that strong.  Come on William freaking Burroughs. LOL


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2010 at 17:58
Nothing wrong with avant pop, or art pop, in PA (quite a bit of that already).  I would still think she could be considerable for Crossover, but if she was turned down before, then I doubt we'll see her in PA.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2010 at 18:00
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Nothing wrong with avant pop, or art pop, in PA (quite a bit of that already).  I would still think she could be considerable for Crossover, but if she was turned down before, then I doubt we'll see her in PA.

Oh well, I do like the way she thinks. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 09:37
She did 'O Superman' didn't she - I always thought that was weird enough to be here with her other material - crossover for me though.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 09:55
I never heard anything by her, but I did read a lot about her in books/articles about performance art in the 70s and 80s. What would you guys recommend?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 10:11
Album wise, Life On A String.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 10:48
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Nothing wrong with avant pop, or art pop, in PA (quite a bit of that already).  I would still think she could be considerable for Crossover, but if she was turned down before, then I doubt we'll see her in PA.
 
I voted NO, but would not have a problem with her in prog-related
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 11:03
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Album wise, Life On A String.


Will check out, thanks! Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 11:48
Here With You and Slip Away were my favorites on that one.  Also, Live at Town Hall NYC, which came out shortly after is good if you want an overview of her stuff that came out before the live album.  Bright Red is pretty good as well. I got to see her on the Strange Angels tour.  Pretty cool.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 12:01
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Nothing wrong with avant pop, or art pop, in PA (quite a bit of that already).  I would still think she could be considerable for Crossover, but if she was turned down before, then I doubt we'll see her in PA.
 
I voted NO, but would not have a problem with her in prog-related



I strongly supported her for Prog Related, and tried to make a case to that team, and that was before the criteria were as strict for admission, but probably I didn't go about it the right way (like providing sufficient material for evaluation or, frankly, providing strong enough arguments -- and I'm still not as familair with much of her work like Life on a Strong, which Slarti recommended to me before, as I should be).  Though I actually think she's more suitable to Prog-Related for her musical approach, I'd like to see her evaluated by Crossover, at least, and then if the team thinks she has a Prog Related case, then I think the team's appraisal would be taken more seriously.  I think it'll be  a tough one to show that it sufficiently meets all of the Prog Related criteria.  I do think there is Crossover potential, though, and I'd like to see her in, but am not prepared to do the addition any more if it were to be added to Prog-Related.  I wouldn't expect her in PA, however.

With Alex here, though, the dynamics have changed, and we may see some progress (this is a case I'd like to see officially closed, one way or the other).

Side-note: I wish these Laurie Anderson topics were merged (if it weren't for the polls, I would do so).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 12:03
Originally posted by harmonium.ro harmonium.ro wrote:

I never heard anything by her, but I did read a lot about her in books/articles about performance art in the 70s and 80s. What would you guys recommend?


I recommend her début, at least because that album has a special place in my heart.  Big Science is a good album.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 12:33
I support this motion, even if I'm not happy with some of her work. But Big Science (1982) and Mister Heartbreak (1984) make a lot of the music described as "progressive" sound ridiculous.
And one must remember she worked with Bill Laswell, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno...

Her earliest material seems to be hard to get (tracks on various avant-garde compilations in the 70's) and I only found it... well, online... I'm surprised these early (and daring!) pieces have never been collected on CD.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2010 at 13:40
Originally posted by CPicard CPicard wrote:

I support this motion, even if I'm not happy with some of her work. But Big Science (1982) and Mister Heartbreak (1984) make a lot of the music described as "progressive" sound ridiculous.
And one must remember she worked with Bill Laswell, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno...

Her earliest material seems to be hard to get (tracks on various avant-garde compilations in the 70's) and I only found it... well, online... I'm surprised these early (and daring!) pieces have never been collected on CD.
Why don't you send a justification PM to one of the admins for prog related....you will know soon enough. personally I think you stand a better chance at P-R.Thumbs Up
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