I was born in ’67
The year of Sgt. Pepper
And are you experienced

… no, not me. That would be Steven Wilson. Those lyrics are extracted from the track Time Flies, from the album The Incident.

It’s a great song, and I was reminded of those opening lyrics when I saw that The Beatles were releasing the 50th Anniversary of Sergeant Peppers. Fifty Years since ‘The Summer Of Love’. That means Wilson is fifty years old this year. I’ve written about him before in many places – not least of which on this very blog. This link takes you to the various posts – well worth a click around and through if you have a Wilson interest.

Meanwhile, on a very different blog, we recently got into a discussion of great musicians, bands, performers etc that you might feel should be more publically acknowledged. For me – Wilson is right at the top of my list. One of my friends asked for a ‘where do I start to get into him’ … he asked because SW is – to say the least … prolific.

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Not my first time to see the man. Won’t be the last. First saw him around 14 years ago – shortly after buying my first album by his band Porcupine Tree. In Abstentia. Since then I have acquired close to 50 of his albums (no exaggeration – I just checked) and seen him maybe 10 times. Yes – I am a fan.

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Levin Minnemann Rudess have a new album – and is available for pre-order.From The Law Offices Of Levin Minnemann RudessRELEASE DATE:  JULY 15, 2016

 This follow up to their highly successful, 2013 self-titled debut album features Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani, the Aristocrats) & Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater).

PRE-ORDER available now:  Standard CD, Digipak (CD+DVD) & Merchandise:

http://www.levinminnemannrudess.com/ and http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lmr

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I can never resist a Gilmour album. Though in all honesty, I maintain that his best work is when he doesn’t have full creative control and has to collaborate, his best collaborations being with arch nemesis Roger. That said, Dave’s new album is out – and I had to write about it here – once I saw this (my bold)

Rattle That Lock is also about encouraging people to stand up for their rights and to fight out against oppression. The political climate in our country has been cracking down on completely legal dissent from the government line on all sorts of issues. The wars that we get inveigled into joining, the charging of tuition fees, which make a proper education a privilege for the richer classes of people — normal things that people fight out against. These are all the things we’re trying to encourage people to stand up against.


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