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    Posted: November 04 2017 at 21:20
Originally posted by ForestFriend ForestFriend wrote:

Originally posted by Textbook Textbook wrote:

Also on the Tull facts, Ian Anderson played a flute for the first time only six months before recording This Was. He had previously been a lead guitarist but dissatisfied with his progress on the instrument, and seeking to create a difference from the many anonymous blues rock bands on the pub circuit, picked up a flute.


I don't know if anyone mentioned this in the 7 years and 50 pages since this post, but Martin Barre went the opposite direction; starting on woodwinds and moving to guitar. He even plays flute on a few tracks on Stand Up. You can see him playing a flute duet with Ian on this version of Bourée:




Actually, I read a few years ago, since the break-up between Ian Anderson and Martin Barre, that on the shows Barre had been doing of Jethro Tull songs (yeah, he got to form his band and tour material from the band) he himself had been playing the flute.
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Originally posted by Textbook Textbook wrote:

Also on the Tull facts, Ian Anderson played a flute for the first time only six months before recording This Was. He had previously been a lead guitarist but dissatisfied with his progress on the instrument, and seeking to create a difference from the many anonymous blues rock bands on the pub circuit, picked up a flute.


I don't know if anyone mentioned this in the 7 years and 50 pages since this post, but Martin Barre went the opposite direction; starting on woodwinds and moving to guitar. He even plays flute on a few tracks on Stand Up. You can see him playing a flute duet with Ian on this version of Bourée:


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For the sake of accuracy, Les Harvey was electrocuted at The Top Rank in Swansea.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote axeman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2017 at 19:28
Originally posted by mongofa mongofa wrote:

Steve Howe is the guitar player from Yes
Really, dude. There's a limit to how obscure a fact people can handle. 
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Originally posted by Rednight Rednight wrote:

^A UK act touring universities around the UK. How rare!
The obscure facts, wise guy, are any details about such an obscure band's live activities.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2017 at 10:33
^A UK act touring universities around the UK. How rare!
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UK Prog Band Strange Days did a UK University circuit tour with the Andy Fraser Band in support of their album Nine Parts To The Wind.



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Apparently, Robert Fripp got to know the Giles brothers by responding to an advertisement of theirs stating they were looking for a singer who could play the organ. We all know Fripp does not play the organ and certainly does not sing, but he still ended up joining the Giles.
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Belgian pressings of Procol Harum’s “Home” (LP and cassette) from the 1970s gave the album title as “Whoosh!”, obviously because somebody in Belgium’s division of Cube Records mistook one of the comic-book sound effects on the cover for the title, in spite of the actual title being positioned right under the band’s name.  Go figure.  Discounted copies of those Belgian pressings and those of “Shine on Brightly” turned up in American record shops in the 1980s.

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The UK single of Don’t Kill the Whale by Yes featured the non-LP track Abilene as its b-side.  But it was misspelled not in one, but two different ways: Abeline on the picture sleeve and Abalene on the label.

 

Didn’t anyone at Atlantic UK know how to use an encyclopedia or atlas?


When it appeared on the “YesYears” box set, it was spelled correctly.






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^ 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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"Frankie says, 'RELAX!'" Remember those t-shirts?
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^ 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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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.
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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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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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A shot of me as High Priestess of Gaia during our fall festival. Ceterum censeo pricipiis obsta
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