SCS31 - The Cure In Philadelphia, June 2023
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SCS31 – The Cure in Philadelphia, June 2023 The Palaver takes a side trip off the prog road to consider Ken’s experience seeing The Cure in Philadelphia. One of the most anticipated tours of 2023, The Cure delivered a show worthy of the hype. Ken is able to share his thoughts on many aspects of the show including the band, sound, and the state of the band’s gear. While many wish they had seen this band, we are thrilled that one of our own had the chance. X: @progpala Email: progpala@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ProgPala YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCw_Xxit3D8wbv-AcJ_7Z__w/featured ..read more
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Bonus Episode - Ranking The Albums From Episodes 139 Through 146
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Bonus Episode – Ranking the Albums from Episode 139 Through 146 Everyone knows that we here at the Palaver love to rank things. It seemed obvious then to rank the albums in our most recent “Less Old” segment. How does one compare recent releases from the likes of Yes and Marillion to those from Tears For Fears and Porcupine Tree? Where does King’s X fit into the conversation? We think this ranking episode is surprising in several ways with some pretty different opinions about records in some areas and almost unanimity on others. We hope you enjoy this lighthearted walk through this collection ..read more
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SCS30 - Seal, The Buggles, And The Rothko Chapel, April 2023
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1w ago
SCS30 – Seal and The Buggles in Houston, April 2023 On a trip to Texas, Paul and Ken had to opportunity to catch a concert of Seal with The Buggles opening. Falling squarely in the prog-not-prog category, this show provided ample opportunity to the group to appreciate top-tier songs and musicianship. From the dual role of the Buggles band through the staying power of Seal’s voice, this concert was definitely one to experience. Paul and Ken even had time to check out the Rothko chapel (famous for inspiring the song Fourteen Black Paintings) and compare notes with Joe on his previous visit. X ..read more
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Episode 146 - Sound Of Contact Part 1, Dimensionaut
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1w ago
Episode 146 – Sound of Contact Part 1, Dimensionaut The Palaver finally gets to discuss an album that has changed our views of the world. Sound of Contact are deep in Palaver lore even if we didn’t know it at the time. We “discovered” this album long after SoC had gone their separate ways, but the impact is not in the least diminished. The quartet of Simon Collins, Dave Kerzner, Matt Dorsey, and Kelly Nordstrom were able to construct one of the all-time strongest prog albums. With deep songwriting, stellar performances, and sublime production, Dimensionaut is an album that continues to reward ..read more
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Episode 145 - Tears For Fears Part 1, The Tipping Point
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1w ago
Episode 145 – Tears For Fears Part 1, The Tipping Point The group goes to the edge of prog-not prog for their first episode on Tears for Fears. A sublime album that was 18 years in the making. The group marvels in all aspects of this recording, amazed that such a gem exists. The Tipping Point find Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith in a fertile collaborative zone creating meaningful and catchy songs while wrapping them in almost perfect production. The Palaver finds so many things to gush about in this episode. We hope you enjoy it as well. Twitter: @progpala Facebook: www.facebook.com/ProgPala You ..read more
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SCS29 - Porcupine Tree, Philadelphia & Dallas, September 2022
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SCS29 – Porcupine Tree, Philadelphia & Dallas, September 2022 The group relives some of the highlights of seeing Porcupine Tree on the Closure/Continuation tour in the fall of 2022. Ken saw the show in Philly and Joe saw it in Dallas. The C/C tour was a sheer powerhouse of sound and sight. Excellent stage production and the addition of Randy McStine really pushed these shows over the top. The Palaver stands in awe of Porcupine Tree and this tour. X: @progpala Email: progpala@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ProgPala YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCw_Xxit3D8wbv-AcJ_7Z__w/featured The ..read more
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ProgStock 2023 Part 5 - ProgStock
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ProgStock 2023 Part 5 – ProgStock The group relives their experiences at ProgStock 2023. Rutherford NJ seemed to be an inspired choice of venue. We cover all the highlights that we saw throughout the weekend. A huge shoutout to Tom and Ann and the whole ProgStock crew. It was a marvelous weekend! X: @progpala Email: progpala@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ProgPala YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCw_Xxit3D8wbv-AcJ_7Z__w/featured Theme music provided by: Dave DeWhitt ..read more
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Episode 144, Porcupine Tree Part 1, Closure/Continuation
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4M ago
Episode 144 – Porcupine Tree Part 1, Closure/Continuation Despite the Palaver’s general love affair with Steven Wilson, we have never officially covered a Porcupine Tree album. This segment on (relatively) newer records opens the door for us to correct that. Closure/Continuation is a monumental album from a talented group of musicians that manifest music that is greater than the sum of their parts. To cut to the chase, we find C/C to be a great album. This episode is related (in a way) to SCS29, which occurred when we saw Porcupine Tree live before we recorded this. Twitter: @progpala Email: p ..read more
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SCS28 - Yes In Lititz PA, 2023
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4M ago
SCS28 – Yes in Lititz PA, 2023 In this Special Concert Series episode of Progressive Palaver Paul and Ken share their experiences seeing Yes in the dress rehearsal for their The Classic Tales of Yes Tour. The show was, as usual, performed at Mickey’s Black Box in Lititz, PA. Friend of the Palaver Ken Fuller has previously described the experience at MBB and Paul and Ken’s descriptions match perfectly. This show seems to find Yes in a more comfortable, dare I say stable, place as the settle into a traditional five-piece with new music under their belt. The highlight of this episode, however, ha ..read more
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SCS27 - Kansas, Nashville TN With Len And Dave Boclair
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SCS27 – Kansas, Nashville TN with Len and Dave Boclair Joe’s brothers Len and Dave join the show for an all-Boclair palaver! A rare face-to-face discussion in Nashville a day after Len and Dave saw Kansas at the Ryman Auditorium on their 50th Anniversary tour. Kansas has been a shared understanding amongst these brothers for nearly 35 years and it was nice to share the experience with our audience. We cover the usual special concert series topics including the venue, the band members, and the set list. Len and Dave share their insights on all these and more. This preamble to our upcoming segme ..read more
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