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    Posted: March 10 2004 at 07:43
Many rock musicions have appeared in movies,70,s british pop idol David Essex for example, took the lead role in two very good movies about the rise and fall of a rock singer,"That,ll Be The Day(along with Ringo Starr)and "Stardust",its sequal(he shows some decent acting skills) but what about prog musos(And before some of you cite Mick Fleetwood in "The Running Man"...i do not consider Fleetwood Mac "prog")Also, i am not talking about "live At Pompeii" or stuff like that i am talking of mainstream movies!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2004 at 08:12
Arthur Brown in 'Tommy'???

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2004 at 08:27

Smile Dude, that new and interesting-looking movie "Big Fish," which I've seen advertised, appears to have lots of classic progressive rock (Yes, etc.) on its soundtrack. We'll have to check that one out!

Of course, mainstream musicians (Tina Turner, Bowie, Harry Connick, Dwight Yoakam, Ice Cube (or is it  Ice "Tea?" Berg? Chips?) have more "name-brand" and face-recognition factor, and thus pull in the unwashed masses, more than say, Steve Howe could. I'm no movie expert, but I can't think of any movie with prog "stars" in them. Wait! Phil Collins Confused in "Buster," I think it was?

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2004 at 08:42
PETER: yeah i was actually thinking of "Buster" when i posted the question(Phil Collins was originally an actor i beleive!!!) and thats a start!! you are right about the wider recognition of  mainstream artists,i actually thought that any movies mentioned would be more likely from the 70,s I have heard(and i cannot confirm this at all!!) that Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull Has had a couple of small movie roles.As for Big Fish......I have just about lost interest in movies now(to much left wing B*&%%s**t) but i have heard snatches of the soundtrack in trailers...sounds good
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2004 at 10:19
Phil Collins was the original 'Artful Dodger' in the London production of 'Oliver' in the very early '60's, but if you go back even farther, he was a child model (one of the Genesis books I have has a print of him on the cover of a knitting pattern - how rock'n'roll is that!!)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2004 at 10:20

'200 Motels' from Frank Zappa has Frank Zappa in it (and Ringo Starr)

'Baby Snakes' from Frank Zappa has Frank Zappa in it

Those ARE movies, and he IS a prog star



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2004 at 19:51
The MOODY BLUES "appeared" as themselves in an episode of THE SIMPSONS,would that count or am i breaking my own rules here Also,wasnt Roger Waters in the movie version of 'The Wall"?(it was a mainstream theatrical release!) i have not seen the movie so perhaps someone could confirm or deny that for me bands with the occasional "Proggish" dabble could include The Monkees in "HEAD" with "The Porpoise Song" ,Country Joe And The Fish in "Zacheriah" But i will admit, that is stretching it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 08:49

And let's not forget Rick Wakeman as Thor in 'Liztomania'!

Also, in 'School of Rock', Jack Black gives the child keyboard player a Fragile CD and tells him to 'listen to the keyboard solo in Roundabout'. After that, the kid appears on stage... wearing a cape! Tell about bad influences in school

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Paco Fox, alive thanks to loosing by 5 minutes a train that later exploded. Today, I feel more alive than ever!.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 09:02
PACO FOX:YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL OF EXPLODING TRAINS? LETS HEAR IT
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 09:49

Yeah, Jesus, Sounds pretty scary

...but we're curious now, tell us!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 10:28
I'm intrigued!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 10:47

Trains? I almost got run over once trying to hop one. Wheels  bare inches from me head. Scraped the   out of me legs and back, bled like HELL.

Paco, tell us the story, we's intrigued

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 11:01

Originally posted by dude dude wrote:

PACO FOX:YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL OF EXPLODING TRAINS? LETS HEAR IT

Today some terrorists have put several bombs in Madrid's central station. Almost every train has to get through it. It seems the casualities have been enormous.

But I must say I'm happy, because I usually take the following train to the one that exploded, and nobody I know have miracleous been hurted!.  Alive by 10 minutes!

Time to listen to some uplifting prog music to ease the tension. Maybe Wakeman will do. And if I listen to Merlin I may even laugh a bit!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 11:03
Originally posted by danbo danbo wrote:

Trains? I almost got run over once trying to hop one. Wheels  bare inches from me head. Scraped the   out of me legs and back, bled like HELL.

Paco, tell us the story, we's intrigued

Trying to 'hop" one?! What is that supposed to mean? Sounds like you were trying to jump on it.  Or maybe you were holding on to it, while it was riding out of the station? In Holland, a few days ago, a boy got killed while doing that.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 11:06
Originally posted by Paco Fox Paco Fox wrote:

Originally posted by dude dude wrote:

PACO FOX:YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL OF EXPLODING TRAINS? LETS HEAR IT


Today some terrorists have put several bombs in Madrid's central station. Almost every train has to get through it. It seems the casualities have been enormous.


But I must say I'm happy, because I usually take the following train to the one that exploded, and nobody I know have miracleous been hurted!.  Alive by 10 minutes!


Time to listen to some uplifting prog music to ease the tension. Maybe Wakeman will do. And if I listen to Merlin I may even laugh a bit!


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Whoooaaa Paco

I've just checked out MS News - at least 173 dead, being blamed on Basque seperatists (ETA??)

Don't know what to say - can't imagine how you must feel, having only just missed the train; who says there's no such thing as fate, eh?

Have a drink on me, buddy!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 11:07
Originally posted by Paco Fox Paco Fox wrote:

Originally posted by dude dude wrote:

PACO FOX:YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL OF EXPLODING TRAINS? LETS HEAR IT

Today some terrorists have put several bombs in Madrid's central station. Almost every train has to get through it. It seems the casualities have been enormous.

But I must say I'm happy, because I usually take the following train to the one that exploded, and nobody I know have miracleous been hurted!.  Alive by 10 minutes!

Time to listen to some uplifting prog music to ease the tension. Maybe Wakeman will do. And if I listen to Merlin I may even laugh a bit!

Regards

Terrible! Cursed terrorists! Trying to revenge themselves by killing innocent people. Were there many casualties?

Edit: Sorry, posted that to late to read Jim Garten's post. That's just terrible, so many casualties. And a very scary idea that you could have been on that train, Paco Fox.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 11:11

Tragic.......... I'm glad you're okay, Paco.

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 12:09

Thank you, guys.

In fact I'm a bit confused right now. But I won't let some motherf&%$ terrorits interfere with my daylife. So back to lisnenig good music. I'm sure those ass&%$s don't listen to good music, because is obvious they are souless.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 13:35
Yeah those terrorists need a bomb placed up their butts
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 11 2004 at 14:11

I thought that was bum?

 

I'd like to see an international force of SAS type guys that track 'em and take 'em out. We don't really need to know, do we?

I was in the military at the beginning of the Iran hostage thing in 1980. Breeds a certain rage within. Innocents shouldn't be involved.

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