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Postby vrooom on Mon Aug 22, 2005 3:29 pm

Yeah - I only got the one with the DVD. The CD is kinda superfluous, but worth getting if you have no TG albums. If you are looking at his back catalogue, don't bother with the first album "One Thousand Years" and get "Third Star" & "Joy" instead.


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Andy on Pat

Postby MondayTuesday on Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:00 pm

this was kind of an Andy Partridge weekend

at EzTorrent a recently remastered version of an audience video of XTC at Gaston Hall, Washington DC - January 24, 1980 was seeded ...

and I came across a recent two-hour-interview with Andy that you can download in segments from here ... segment 11 covers "Oranges and Lemons" and Andy talks about Pat Mastelotto for a minute or two ... worth listening to ...

if you're into XTC go through the segments one by one ... makes you want to listen to all those XTC gems once again ... and there are some obvious parallels to RF ... for instance: AP is running his own record label APE for quite some time now ...
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Postby Owen on Wed Oct 12, 2005 4:06 am

Tuner's planned "live in the studio" improv-rock sessions should take place before year's end apparently.

From MR's blog at the cz site.

Recording sessions with Pat in Germany this November are firming up, too. I am also still planning to go to Austin and Los Angeles this December to meet up with Pat and John Waters respectively.


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Postby Owen on Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:51 am

Going through old DMG newsletters that I haven't had time to read over the last couple of months and came across this, which I've either missed the news on, or forgotten about. Sounds interesting.

WILLIE OTERI With MIKE KENEALLY/TONY LEVIN/PAT MASTELOTTO/EPHRAIM OWENS/RONAN CHRIS MURPHY - Spiral Out (DIW 466; Japan) Produced by R C Murphy.

Tired of buying sideman projects of players in groups you like[d]? Well, I am! Just when I thought I'd never buy another non-Crimson album to hear Tony Levin, along comes this inspired release from this Austin, Texas (by way of Japan!) guitar wonderkind Willie Oteri, whose styles range from superfast runs (a la Keneally) to Hendrixian blues to Frippian washes.

The basic quartet tracks of Oteri, keyboardist Murphy (who has produced Takeharu Hayakawa [Ruins] among others and engineered/mixed many of the live Crimson releases for the Collector's Club), and King Crimson rhythm section Levin and Mastelotto were laid down in 2001 with Mike Keneally's organ and Fender Rhodes and Ephraim Owens' trumpet overdubbed in early 2002.

A really heady mix of sounds and styles - some tracks reminiscent of 70's Miles/Tony Williams Lifetime, while others, especially "Sundial/Spiral Out" and "First Light" are 1st rate Crimsonesque (makes you wonder what Crimso would be like if Oteri took over Belew's guitar chair - possibly re-invigorated!) All are playing great here - Four Thumbs UP! -mannylunch

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Postby vrooom on Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:07 am

That album is about 18 months old. I remember getting a review copy. It was, erm...not my particular bucket of Earl Grey, though I am sure some of you whippersnappers will "get it".


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The Thunderbird Suite

Postby The Crimson Fox on Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:35 am

What's everyone’s opinion on The Thunderbird Suite?

I bought this album around Feb 2003 and think it's a very good album. Although I’ve not seen many reviews for this one.

I love Mastelotto's drumming and Trey's Warr Guitar on this album. The first part is quite slow, ambient and grabs your attentions from there on in. The Third Part (y) is fantastic and features some great drum n bass etc. I wish I had the visuals for this sonic display. I can imagine Mastelotto playing like a maniac in the conclusion

I think Pat Mastellotto is definitely an underrated drummer: I checked out the drummer world website - he is surprisingly on the wish list!!

I remember hearing Oranges and Lemons by XTC for the first time and the percussion really standing out on that album.

Check out Rembrandts, Sugarcubes & Bozzio/Mastelotto for confirmation of this guys talents...

In my personal opinion I don’t think the Double Trio formation allowed Mastelotto to show his true colours and he was always in the shadow of The Almighty Bruford.

I think if Bruford were to rejoin King Crimson with Pat on board. He would have a lot of work to do… Probably the reason he left in the first place… Controversial Moi!!
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Re: The Thunderbird Suite

Postby Dog_none on Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:37 am

Frippery wrote:What's everyone’s opinion on The Thunderbird Suite?


I like it, but I think it drags at times. I realize that it s just Pat & Trey messing around, so I guess I shouldn't hold it to the same standard as a polished album. Honestly I haven't listned to it more than twice, so I guess I could be missing something. If nothing else, it was a starting point for TU and finally KTU, which is just absolutely fantastic stuff.

Frippery wrote:Check out Rembrandts, Sugarcubes & Bozzio/Mastelotto for confirmation of this guys talents...


Did he play on the "Friends" theme song, "I'll be there for you"? I think he did, but I haven't ever been able to get confirmation.

Frippery wrote:In my personal opinion I don’t think the Double Trio formation allowed Mastelotto to show his true colours and he was always in the shadow of The Almighty Bruford.


You won't find much disagreement with that statement. Not a knock against either Pat or Bill, but that's just the way it was. He did an admireable job in the shadow of one of the greats, and I think he has surpassed anyone's expectation in the years since.

Frippery wrote:I think if Bruford were to rejoin King Crimson with Pat on board. He would have a lot of work to do… Probably the reason he left in the first place… Controversial Moi!!


And probably one of the reasons why he'll never come back. Personally, I hope he doesn't. I like what Bruford is doing on his own, and I'd rather have more of that than see a complete reunion of KC80. And Pat is doing just fine on his own.
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Re: The Thunderbird Suite

Postby Owen on Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:01 am

Dog_none wrote:Did he play on the "Friends" theme song, "I'll be there for you"? I think he did, but I haven't ever been able to get confirmation.


Yes... and No... and Maybe.

I believe he did play on a version of that song at one stage. That recording may (or may not) have been used for the TV theme at some stage too... though I think the version most often heard with the show is not him... something like that anyway.

He explains it all in detail somewhere online, but buggered if I can remember where I read it.

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Postby Owen on Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:24 pm

Interesting commentary on Pat's Guestbook...

CED wrote: Remix?
Hey P@,

Think RF would let you attempt a remix album of Crimson numbers? Something tells me you could do wonders with it. Also, anything forthcoming from BPM&M? Take it easy.


and just today:

Pat wrote:Cedrik,
Be careful what you wish for- Munyon and I already spent time slicing and spicing the last Crimson rehearsals but no word yet on any plans for releasing for it. Munyon also revisted Project X and came up with better tones.


Far too little substance to be real news though...

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Postby Owen on Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:31 pm

From Pat's guestbook:

Apparently Cock Robin are to play some low key gigs this week. No details given though.

Justlettinyaknow.

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