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    Posted: June 08 2014 at 18:31
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Originally posted by ExittheLemming

If you play Jon Anderson's vocals backwards you won't hear any subliminal Satanic messages (they just make a lot more sense that way)

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I'm not positive if this qualifies as obscure enough, but Phil Collins plays drums on Howard Jones' 80's hit "No One Is To Blame."

That was the second version of the song, and PC drummed and sang harmonies on it.

All less obscure than the fact that Phil Collins (not PC, thank you) once produced Adam Ant, whatever the song was.
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Don't know if anyone came across this tidbit of info yet - upon reading an interview with session-ace Mo Foster, bassist with Affinity (and many others....), he revealed that the flute featured early on in the track Cocoanut Grove, track 2, side 2 of the wonderful Affinty s/t album, was performed by VDGG's David Jackson !!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2014 at 20:00
Originally posted by thwok

I'm not positive if this qualifies as obscure enough, but Phil Collins plays drums on Howard Jones' 80's hit "No One Is To Blame."

That was the second version of the song, and PC drummed and sang harmonies on it.
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Augury and Beyond Creation bassist Dominic 'Forest' Lapointe plays in a Death tribute band called Symbolic.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote claugroi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2014 at 07:59
Originally posted by ExittheLemming

If you play Jon Anderson's vocals backwards you won't hear any subliminal Satanic messages (they just make a lot more sense that way) Confused

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I'm not positive if this qualifies as obscure enough, but Phil Collins plays drums on Howard Jones' 80's hit "No One Is To Blame."
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Originally posted by ExittheLemming

If you play Jon Anderson's vocals backwards you won't hear any subliminal Satanic messages (they just make a lot more sense that way) Confused

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If you play Jon Anderson's vocals backwards you won't hear any subliminal Satanic messages (they just make a lot more sense that way) Confused
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Originally posted by progbethyname

A lot of people don't know that the recording of Supper's Ready was taken from 3 different shows when Genesis performed live in France. They did 3 shows in 2 days and sound engineer guru, Nick Davis compiled the best results from each show making into one song. Pretty interesting. :)

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Triumvirat's last live gigs in 1980 featured Herb Quick on drums and David Hanselmann on vocals, and they did songs from Spartacus and Pompeii.
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Elton John apparently once auditioned for Gentle Giant (before they got started)

Bryan Ferry once auditioned for King Crimson (who referred him onto EG Management)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2014 at 23:40
Originally posted by AreYouHuman

Peter Banks’ “Instinct,” on track 5, Shortcomings, a female voice is heard saying something about Peter. It’s actually an excerpt from an episode of Rockline (a syndicated radio interview program, for those not aware) from 1991, in which the guests were members of Yes, at the beginning of the Union tour. The caller was asking if Banks was asked to participate in the tour. 

I’d recorded parts of this episode as it was broadcast, so when I first played Instinct and heard this familiar bit of speech, I dug out the tape and compared the two. Sure enough it was the same. Whether he actually got permission to use that bit is an open question. Of course, if he didn’t, neither did I.  

Wow, I'll pass this along to Pete's friends!  The answer to the caller is that Steve Howe put the knife in and refused to share the stage with Peter.  Very sad story, Peter talks about it in this interview:

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Post Options Post Options   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2014 at 23:40
Originally posted by AreYouHuman

Peter Banks’ “Instinct,” on track 5, Shortcomings, a female voice is heard saying something about Peter. It’s actually an excerpt from an episode of Rockline (a syndicated radio interview program, for those not aware) from 1991, in which the guests were members of Yes, at the beginning of the Union tour. The caller was asking if Banks was asked to participate in the tour.

I’d recorded parts of this episode as it was broadcast, so when I first played Instinct and heard this familiar bit of speech, I dug out the tape and compared the two. Sure enough it was the same. Whether he actually got permission to use that bit is an open question. Of course, if he didn’t, neither did I.

Wow, I'll pass this along to Pete's friends!  The answer to the caller is that Steve Howe put the knife in and refused to share the stage with Peter.  Very sad story, Peter talks about it in this interview:




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Originally posted by chefrobb

Karn Evil 9 was the music for the local evening news in LA in the mid 70's.


That peppy instrumental (can't remember the name) from Triumvirat's (can't remember the spelling[?]) Dance On a Volcano (can't remember the album's title [?]) was the ending music for an 11 p.m. news broadcast in San Diego back in the '70s.
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Scottish proggers Beggars Opera swapped toerags for....

Sir Cliff Richard - keyboard player Alan Park is/was his musical director Shocked

David Bowie/Iggy Pop - guitarist Ricky Gardiner worked with the former circa Low and wrote the music for the aptly named the Passenger for the latter Shocked
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Originally posted by claugroi

This might not be obscure, but Red Hot Chili Peppers' original guitarist, John Frusciante, played his solo on Get on Top influenced by Howe's on Siberian Khatru.

Cool--I did read that Frusciante--a gifted guitarist---named Howe as an influence.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote claugroi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 26 2014 at 09:41
This might not be obscure, but Red Hot Chili Peppers' original guitarist, John Frusciante, played his solo on Get on Top influenced by Howe's on Siberian Khatru.
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Todd Rundgren recorded Second Wind live, and begged the audience to be quiet.
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Originally posted by progbethyname

A lot of people don't know that the recording of Supper's Ready was taken from 3 different shows when Genesis performed live in France. They did 3 shows in 2 days and sound engineer guru, Nick Davis compiled the best results from each show making into one song. Pretty interesting. :)


Interesting indeed. I sometimes have thought that a band might actually record their albums live and thus might be able to save the costs of a studio, thinking perhaps they could introduce a new song during several shows and recording them... and then perhaps they could play those songs more than once to pick the one that sounds best. Of course, this days, it might be all too risky because of bootlegging and internet.
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