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PostSubject: Porcupine Tree   Mon May 05, 2008 3:44 pm

My friend let me borrow the album "Deadwing" by Porcupine Tree. Can anyone tell me more about this band? What are they like? Good albums by them?
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Mon May 05, 2008 4:06 pm

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My friend let me borrow the album "Deadwing" by Porcupine Tree. Can anyone tell me more about this band? What are they like? Good albums by them?
I can tell you that they've somehow gotten popular enough that their recent EP costs $16.99! And it's a domestic release, not an import. People love this band...for some reason.

I also own Deadwing. It's a good album, but I was under the impression that this band was some amazing prog-metal/rock band. They really sound more like an alternative rock band to me. Maybe the rest of their stuff is different, I don't know. I do know that their albums are way too expensive for me to bother finding out. Their used albums are $12.99 here. Pffft!
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Mon May 05, 2008 4:14 pm

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xyz wrote:
My friend let me borrow the album "Deadwing" by Porcupine Tree. Can anyone tell me more about this band? What are they like? Good albums by them?
I can tell you that they've somehow gotten popular enough that their recent EP costs $16.99! And it's a domestic release, not an import. People love this band...for some reason.

I also own Deadwing. It's a good album, but I was under the impression that this band was some amazing prog-metal/rock band. They really sound more like an alternative rock band to me. Maybe the rest of their stuff is different, I don't know. I do know that their albums are way too expensive for me to bother finding out. Their used albums are $12.99 here. Pffft!

My brother-in-law and his sons are big fans and they promised me some cdr copies to check out, but never delivered. And yes, they seem to have a very hardcore following and their cd's are hard to come by and somewhat expensive. I too was under the impression that they were prog-rock. Have they changed to a more alt-rock sound?
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Mon May 05, 2008 4:22 pm

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My brother-in-law and his sons are big fans and they promised me some cdr copies to check out, but never delivered. And yes, they seem to have a very hardcore following and their cd's are hard to come by and somewhat expensive. I too was under the impression that they were prog-rock. Have they changed to a more alt-rock sound?
I don't know. Everything about Deadwing just sounds like creative alt-rock to me. You can call it progressive, but I would still slap on alt-rock right after.





Not what I'd call prog.
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Tue May 06, 2008 3:17 am

There are hints of prog but it seems more like layered music then prog. i seem to call it experimental rock more than anything else. There are a few gems with this band like the song Blackest Eyes thats one killer tune.


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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Tue May 06, 2008 3:47 am

I think that Fear Of A Blank Planet is their best release. I just started listening to them not too long ago, not too shabby.
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:25 pm

PT is huge in prog circles. I personally really like their stuff. Each album has its own characteristics. "In Absentia" is probably the heaviest, followed by "Deadwing." Their earlier stuff sounds like a continuation of Pink Floyd, especially "The Sky Moves Sideways." Steven Wilson, their guitarist/songwriter/mastermind, produced "Blackwater Park" through "Damnation" for Opeth.
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:14 pm

I recently picked up my first Porcupine Tree disc, Fear of a Blank Planet, and I'm digging it. I found a gold-stamp promo copy for $4. I'm sort of surprised because this isn't typical of the music I usually listen to. Sure, I like some prog-metal when I'm in the mood, but generally I stay away from the prog-rock stuff. Just doesn't do anything for me. But I'm really enjoying this one and I just may get some more.

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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:49 pm

Porcupine Tree will be heading out on a fall tour...with King's X!!!!

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Dates announced so far (more to come as they are confirmed):

Mon 21 Sept: CLEVELAND, OH - HOUSE OF BLUES
Tue 22 Sept: CHICAGO, IL - VIC THEATER
Thu 24 Sept: NY, NY - TERMINAL 5
Sat 26 Sept: PHILLY - ELECTRIC FACTORY
Sun 27 Sept: BOSTON, MA - HOUSE OF BLUES
Tue 29 Sept: MONTREAL - METROPOLIS
Wed 30 Sept: TORONTO - QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:12 pm

Not really a good tour.
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:15 pm

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Porcupine Tree will be heading out on a fall tour...with King's X!!!!

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Dates announced so far (more to come as they are confirmed):

Mon 21 Sept: CLEVELAND, OH - HOUSE OF BLUES
Tue 22 Sept: CHICAGO, IL - VIC THEATER
Thu 24 Sept: NY, NY - TERMINAL 5
Sat 26 Sept: PHILLY - ELECTRIC FACTORY
Sun 27 Sept: BOSTON, MA - HOUSE OF BLUES
Tue 29 Sept: MONTREAL - METROPOLIS
Wed 30 Sept: TORONTO - QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE


Hmmmm, I might have to check this out. Were did you get this info from? I went to the Electric Factory's website and it's not listed. Not yet anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:15 pm

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Not really a good tour.

the lineup, or the dates?
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:16 pm

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Hmmmm, I might have to check this out. Were did you get this info from? I went to the Electric Factory's website and it's not listed. Not yet anyway.

I have a friend that's a rabid Porcupine Tree nut, I believe he got it from their newsletter.
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:18 pm

Holy Crap King's X and Porcupine Tree that sounds killer! No Florida dates! angry
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:26 pm

detuned wrote:
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Hmmmm, I might have to check this out. Were did you get this info from? I went to the Electric Factory's website and it's not listed. Not yet anyway.

I have a friend that's a rabid Porcupine Tree nut, I believe he got it from their newsletter.

It's listed on the website now. I just got an e-mail from my brother-in-law. Hopefully we'll have our tickets before the end of the week. Yippee-skippee!

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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:37 pm

Bump! Fans Let me hear from you. I just got the new sound files for the new album "The Incident" from Road Runner, wow this is some good stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:08 pm

Very cool, I'm REALLY looking forward to this album. I am a recent Porcupine Tree convert...in fact, they are easily now one of my favorite current bands. Absolutely incredible stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:55 pm

Just recently started checking them out more thanks to detuned, and I dig them, alot Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:27 am

Amazing band...my faves from them are Signify, Lightbulb Sun and Deadwing...but I've yet to hear a bad album from them...
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:09 am

I still only own one cd by them (Fear of a Blank Planet), but my brother-in-law has promised me a cdr comp before we go to see them live in September so I can get more familiar with them.

Is Porcupine Tree an actual "band" or is it more of a one-man project with studio musicians?

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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:42 am

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I still only own one cd by them (Fear of a Blank Planet), but my brother-in-law has promised me a cdr comp before we go to see them live in September so I can get more familiar with them.

Is Porcupine Tree an actual "band" or is it more of a one-man project with studio musicians?

It's like Nine Inch Nails, but good.
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:52 am

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MetalGuy71 wrote:
I still only own one cd by them (Fear of a Blank Planet), but my brother-in-law has promised me a cdr comp before we go to see them live in September so I can get more familiar with them.

Is Porcupine Tree an actual "band" or is it more of a one-man project with studio musicians?

It's like Nine Inch Nails, but good.

So it's kinda like one master-mind behind the whole project with other musicians following his lead.

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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:56 am

PORCUPINE TREE is a band...same members for quite a while now, I believe...but Steven Wilson is principle songwriter...
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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:08 am

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PORCUPINE TREE is a band...same members for quite a while now, I believe...but Steven Wilson is principle songwriter...

Yea, that's kinda the vibe I'm getting. From what I'm reading, it seems like Steven Wilson is the driving force behind the band. Even with the same members for the last few recordings, he could replace them and it wouldn't make much of a difference in sound. Or maybe it would. I dunno. I'm just looking forward to seeing them live next month.

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PostSubject: Re: Porcupine Tree   Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:03 pm

Porcupine Tree WAS a one man band until the Signify album, it was all Steven Wilson prior to that (with occasional guest musicians).

They still commonly bring in guest musicians (Alex Lifeson & Robert Fripp on Blank Planet, Adrian Belew on Deadwing, etc.)
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