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    Posted: February 19 2016 at 16:42
^ That's pretty cool, Friede.
Only seen the Hawks once, got a t-shirt. Saw Hammill twice. I got a VDGG t-shirt.
Other band shirts I have - Chicago, Anekdoten, several Yes, Meshuggah, Anglagard, Ozrics, Zappa, several Floyd, an Ian Gillan one (probs small for me now) and a home-made Can 'Future Days' shirt.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldFriede Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2016 at 16:33
I have several Hawkwind t-shirts and a Peter Hammill "Fireships" t-shirt. Hammill and Hawkwind are the artists I saw live most; both about a dozen times.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2016 at 16:00
^ Still see them occasionally, mostly on 40+ y.o. women.
I've got a Kajagoogoo t-shirt - has a really cool 'caricature' pic of the band on it. Now they are my fave Pop group from that era. Put it down to the already advanced bass-skills of one Nick Beggs........
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2016 at 15:50
"Frankie says, 'RELAX!'" Remember those t-shirts?
"It just has none of the qualities of your work that I find interesting. Abandon (?) it." -Eno
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2016 at 15:40
^ The dude with the girl's name ?? Doesn't surprise me........
I saw some footage of their 'shock' stage performance and it was quite disturbing - I imagine they look like they belong in some dodgey, underground, homo-bondage cult night-club sausage-fest. I'm not homophobic, but these guys scare me - hey, they're probably the coolest guys in the world, but........
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2016 at 12:29
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Thankfully, Frankie went to Hollywood, and not NYC
Now Frankie's lead singer has HIV (seriously). Learned that on one of those "whatever happened to" shows.
"It just has none of the qualities of your work that I find interesting. Abandon (?) it." -Eno
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Damn...that would've been amasing to hear. Hawknose Harlequin at over 27 minutesShocked Just so happens to be my absolute fave cut on CiB. That's not to say the rest of the album is below par - far from it. 

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Love, love, LOVE Carnival In Babylon. I would pay good money to hear the 27 minute Hawknose Harlequin. It seems too short at 9 mins whatever.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldJean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2016 at 02:41
two little known facts about Amon Düül's "Carnival in Babylon". some people consider it not to be up to their preceding albums and think they lost inspiration and ambition, but that's not true.

1) "Kronwinkl 12" was the address for the house they lived in, so that track is somewhat autobiographical.

2) the album was originally planned as a double album again, but the producer did not want another double album after "Yeti" and "Tanz der Lemminge". the track "Hawknose Harlequin" (arguably the best track on the album) was originally over 27 minutes long but had to be cut short. cursed be all producers who interfere with the ambitions of bands and ruin their best ideas


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Dave Pegg loved cashews.

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the opening bars of Mother Gong's "The Three Tongues" from their album "Fairy Tales" are taken from Maurice Ravel's "Introduction and allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet", with a little change in one note that I consider to be an improvement.



here the original by Ravel; the relevant part starts shortly before the 2 minute mark:


I am curious about your opinion: do you also consider the slight change by Mother Gong an improvement? for me it builds a little extra tension to not just repeat the little 8-note phrase exactly but put a twist on the last note in the repetition


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Kit Watkins advertised his first solo album “Labyrinth” in Rolling Stone.  I believe that’s where it first came to my attention.

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On The Rolling Stones album "There Satanic Majesties Request" John Lennon and Paul McCartney sing backup on "Sing This All Together". Also, on the album cover, if you look closely on the sides you can find all four faces of The Beatles
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The instrumental middle section of Can You Understand by Renaissance was taken from an original piece by Maurice Jarre written for the score of “Doctor Zhivago.”  This is where the band got it from, but the tricky thing is, they assumed at the time that it was based on a Russian folk tune which was in the public domain.  Any hassles over copyright infringement were quickly settled, and on some more recent releases, like the King Biscuit CD, Jarre is credited for that section.

 

I was unaware of all this the first time I saw “Dr. Zhivago” in the early 80s, though I recognized that piece right away.

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Thankfully, Frankie went to Hollywood, and not NYC
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I'm currently sprucing up my sister's old vinyl collection - not so obscure, but fact.....ha ha.....
I was cleaning up her Frankie Goes To Hollywood (man, those guys scare me.....) Pleasuredome album and noticed Steve Howe guested on a track !! I guess, it was produced by Trevor Horn.

Yeah I have that album and CD----Steve comes on briefly and does some great playing---totally recognizable as Howe guitar----and yes Horn called in his friends.
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I'm currently sprucing up my sister's old vinyl collection - not so obscure, but fact.....ha ha.....
I was cleaning up her Frankie Goes To Hollywood (man, those guys scare me.....) Pleasuredome album and noticed Steve Howe guested on a track !! I guess, it was produced by Trevor Horn.
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When progressive rock band Quatermass played live, and they did their upcoming (but not yet recorded) single "One Blind Mice" in concert, John Gustafson would sing the opening lines of the Deep Purple song "Bloodsucker" (off of their album "In Rock"), incorporating them into the Quatermass number.
         "Got Black Breast Chinese eyes, got an English brain that's gonna make me wise".
            The recorded "One Blind Mice" song does not have that lyric in it.
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Marillion drummer Ian Mosley once played with Chicago-area neo-prog band Big Picture.

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"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock
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