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#1 Nate2112

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:22 PM

I'm sure this is no news, but speculation is over. It's a dead band now. This is probably the biggest heartbreak for me. Porcupine Tree's official closure is only rivaled by Rush, when they eventually call it quits.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:26 PM

Honestly, I'm not sad. More than anything, I'm relieved that the band has been put to rest. There's nothing worse than dragging your fans on for nearly a decade when it comes to the question of when another album is coming. Looking back at it, it's clear that the quality of material being put out was sub-standard to what they had done earlier. Put in the factor of the members all doing their own separate projects away from each other, that probably had a lot to do with the dissolve as well. At the end of the day, Porcupine Tree is more than the sum of its parts. As big as Steven has gotten, especially over the last 10 years, I think people have inflated him as being the true genius behind PT. I certainly don't see the guys having any ill will towards each other. They stayed together for nearly a quarter century, obviously they have a good friendship. But their paths just separated. I would hope they could get back together again, but if they don't feel they would be able to make good material, there's nothing to be done.

Steven seems to be in a much better form as a solo artist than as the member of a band. Ever since Grace for Drowning, he's proven over and over again that his talents as a solo writer justify it.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:34 PM

I think he's said similar stuff a year or more ago. RIP Porcupine Tree.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:46 PM

View PostOracle, on 27 August 2017 - 07:26 PM, said:

Honestly, I'm not sad. More than anything, I'm relieved that the band has been put to rest. There's nothing worse than dragging your fans on for nearly a decade when it comes to the question of when another album is coming. Looking back at it, it's clear that the quality of material being put out was sub-standard to what they had done earlier. Put in the factor of the members all doing their own separate projects away from each other, that probably had a lot to do with the dissolve as well. At the end of the day, Porcupine Tree is more than the sum of its parts. As big as Steven has gotten, especially over the last 10 years, I think people have inflated him as being the true genius behind PT. I certainly don't see the guys having any ill will towards each other. They stayed together for nearly a quarter century, obviously they have a good friendship. But their paths just separated. I would hope they could get back together again, but if they don't feel they would be able to make good material, there's nothing to be done.

Steven seems to be in a much better form as a solo artist than as the member of a band. Ever since Grace for Drowning, he's proven over and over again that his talents as a solo writer justify it.

Some of Porcupine Tree's best work was put out towards the end.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:46 PM

At first I didn't mind SW moving on from Porcupine Tree, but after Hand Cannot Erase and To The Boner, yeah, I'm missing Porcupine Tree quite a bit.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:09 PM

Good.

IMHO

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:10 PM

His solo stuff is lame, anyway.

RIP SW.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:01 PM

View PostMr. Not, on 27 August 2017 - 07:46 PM, said:

View PostOracle, on 27 August 2017 - 07:26 PM, said:

Honestly, I'm not sad. More than anything, I'm relieved that the band has been put to rest. There's nothing worse than dragging your fans on for nearly a decade when it comes to the question of when another album is coming. Looking back at it, it's clear that the quality of material being put out was sub-standard to what they had done earlier. Put in the factor of the members all doing their own separate projects away from each other, that probably had a lot to do with the dissolve as well. At the end of the day, Porcupine Tree is more than the sum of its parts. As big as Steven has gotten, especially over the last 10 years, I think people have inflated him as being the true genius behind PT. I certainly don't see the guys having any ill will towards each other. They stayed together for nearly a quarter century, obviously they have a good friendship. But their paths just separated. I would hope they could get back together again, but if they don't feel they would be able to make good material, there's nothing to be done.

Steven seems to be in a much better form as a solo artist than as the member of a band. Ever since Grace for Drowning, he's proven over and over again that his talents as a solo writer justify it.

Some of Porcupine Tree's best work was put out towards the end.
Fear of a Blank Planet is my favorite album by them. The Incident was the only real blemish I saw at the end of their run.

And as far as the members all going their separate ways, Gavin Harrison seems to be the only other member to have some real success after the band ended. He probably would have stayed with PT if they stayed a group. Now he's just releasing PT Jazz covers and is currently playing with King Crimson

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:09 PM

View PostUnion 5-3992, on 27 August 2017 - 10:01 PM, said:

View PostMr. Not, on 27 August 2017 - 07:46 PM, said:

Some of Porcupine Tree's best work was put out towards the end.
Fear of a Blank Planet is my favorite album by them. The Incident was the only real blemish I saw at the end of their run.

I used to dislike The Incident for a long while too, but now I love it and it's only growing on me more.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:15 PM

Well, that sucks

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:17 PM

Didn't learn about the band until FoaBP so I was late to the party.  I did see them at HoB Orlando and stood about 10' away from the stage.  Incredible show.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:25 PM

Considering that most people equate porcupine tree with Steven Wilson and he has a very consistent solo career, it probably isn't that big of a loss.

Edited by fraroc, 27 August 2017 - 11:26 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:16 PM

All things must pass.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 04:42 PM

I hope he works with Gavin again someday. Dude is a monster.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 05:50 PM

View Postfraroc, on 27 August 2017 - 11:25 PM, said:

Considering that most people equate porcupine tree with Steven Wilson and he has a very consistent solo career, it probably isn't that big of a loss.
In the words of Robert Fripp, unless you've seen or heard Porcupine Tree, you don't have the right to form an opinion. Your track record proves it and I honestly doubt your sincerity on your opinion.

Porcupine Tree was a band with 4 distinct personalities. SW's solo career is basically his vision and his vision alone. Your opinion does not equate AT ALL.

Edited by PolarizeMe, 28 August 2017 - 05:51 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 07:14 PM

View PostPolarizeMe, on 28 August 2017 - 05:50 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 27 August 2017 - 11:25 PM, said:

Considering that most people equate porcupine tree with Steven Wilson and he has a very consistent solo career, it probably isn't that big of a loss.
In the words of Robert Fripp, unless you've seen or heard Porcupine Tree, you don't have the right to form an opinion. Your track record proves it and I honestly doubt your sincerity on your opinion.

Porcupine Tree was a band with 4 distinct personalities. SW's solo career is basically his vision and his vision alone. Your opinion does not equate AT ALL.

Yep.

Most people equate PT and SW? Maybe most people who know of him and his projects, but don't actually listen.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:22 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 27 August 2017 - 07:34 PM, said:

I think he's said similar stuff a year or more ago. RIP Porcupine Tree.

RIP RUSH

RIP PT!

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:23 PM

View PostPolarizeMe, on 28 August 2017 - 05:50 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 27 August 2017 - 11:25 PM, said:

Considering that most people equate porcupine tree with Steven Wilson and he has a very consistent solo career, it probably isn't that big of a loss.
In the words of Robert Fripp, unless you've seen or heard Porcupine Tree, you don't have the right to form an opinion. Your track record proves it and I honestly doubt your sincerity on your opinion.

Porcupine Tree was a band with 4 distinct personalities. SW's solo career is basically his vision and his vision alone. Your opinion does not equate AT ALL.

Steven Wilson and Tobias Forge!  Both are in control of their own rock and roll!!

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:33 PM

View PostPolarizeMe, on 28 August 2017 - 05:50 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 27 August 2017 - 11:25 PM, said:

Considering that most people equate porcupine tree with Steven Wilson and he has a very consistent solo career, it probably isn't that big of a loss.
In the words of Robert Fripp, unless you've seen or heard Porcupine Tree, you don't have the right to form an opinion. Your track record proves it and I honestly doubt your sincerity on your opinion.

Porcupine Tree was a band with 4 distinct personalities. SW's solo career is basically his vision and his vision alone. Your opinion does not equate AT ALL.

And before that Porcupine Tree began as a Wilson solo project.  

Either way I don't give a f**k.  I love PT, but all things must pass.  There may not be a PT today because of Steven, but there never would have been a PT AT ALL without him either.  Who better to kill it than the man who gave it life to begin with...?

So goes life.

Edited by Presto-digitation, 28 August 2017 - 08:35 PM.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:36 PM

I can see Earl getting into a fist fight with Wilson over this. Two middle-aged men fighting like mad dogs in the street!




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