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    Posted: September 16 2014 at 05:54
I mentioned this in the video game/PC thread:

The development team of the original Mortal Kombat created the Sega Genesis home version to include the "Blood Code" of "ABACABB" as a tip of the hat to the Genesis album of the same name.
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Well, at least the Drumitar never caught on so we can be thankful for small mercies.


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Oh dear. Keytars. I'm sure there's some kind of point to them, but every time someone drags one of the sad things out from behind a cabinet, I just think "Ohhhhh dear, how embarassing". ;-)
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Originally posted by Metalmarsh89

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.

Yes he did, performing Animal Showdown, where incidentally he played The Keytar, one of the very first keytars which was a prototype and never reached commercial production.




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This has probably already posted but Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers featured as the bassist for 9 out of the 10 songs on De-loused In The Comatorium by The Mars Volta
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I didn't know that Renaissance opened for Steely Dan several times.

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Something different for Saturday and some trivia you may not know. In the 70's Renaissance opened up for several Steely Dan shows, brilliant experience for all. Annie and John Tout did a press conference along with Donald Fagen to promote the shows, lots of press and camera's, exciting times. Then later in the 90's Annie Haslam saw this show in Philadelphia with The NY Rock and Soul review featuringDonald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Drew Zingg and Phoebe Snow who would later become a close friend. The guitarist in the revue was the amazing Drew Zingg who played in Annie's solo band for a time and toured Japan with her in 1991. This is great music with powerful voices and harmonies, please share  and did anyone out there see Annie's band with Drew in it ?


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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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Gorguts frontman/leader Luc Lemay did a bunch of artwork on FL band's demos in the early 90's. His most notable one was for Immolation's demo tape.
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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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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 bandís name: The Award-Winning Marconi Bakery.
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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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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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