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    Posted: August 23 2014 at 10:01
Originally posted by Rednight

Originally posted by claugroi


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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Bill Bruford's last known response to Jon Anderson before quitting Yes: "What?"

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Scroll to about 0:16 in this Cheap Trick video, and Rick Wakeman's name appears. Looks like he played on the German show, Rockpop.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 01 2014 at 16:44
In the seventies, a high school in Ottawa, Canada invited PFM to come over and play a concert and the band did so, flying all the way from Italy over on about a moment's notice.
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And while we're on the subject of PFM, there was a late '70s ad in a musician's magazine (can't remember the mag's name or what product was being advertised) where one of PFM's members was misidentified as belonging to "BFM". The lads and I had a good chuckle coming up with what that abbreviation stood for.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 30 2014 at 21:17
Originally posted by secret84truths

Obscure facts concerning italian band names: Le Orme's original name idea was "Le Ombre" to pay a tribute to The Shadows but in Venice "Le Ombre" means "wine glasses" and so they changed their mind and chose Le Orme version (it means footprints). Another important italian symphonic band (Premiata Forneria Marconi) chose this name because Mauro Pagani knew an actual baker's shop called like that: they liked the idea of a name that reminds something that you make (it could be bread or music) but they also wanted to add something prestigius, so they added Premiata (=prize winning). 

There was an American compilation album of PFM in the 70s, on the poorly-distributed label Peters International, the title of which was a translation of the band’s name: The Award-Winning Marconi Bakery.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 08 2014 at 18:31
Originally posted by claugroi


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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Bill Bruford's last known response to Jon Anderson before quitting Yes: "What?"
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 08 2014 at 18:28
Originally posted by AreYouHuman

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.

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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Post Options Post Options   Quote thwok Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2014 at 06:56
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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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2014 at 06:20
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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Post Options Post Options   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2014 at 07:50
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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