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I have an old air force buddy who has to always email  me his latest porn discovery. What was depicted  in this video cannot be repeated here because there are many tender ears here. Jan Akkerman's Crackers was the "theme song".

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^ trying to think of a good joke about eating crackers in bed...   
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On the late Fox series "Fringe" the Walter Bishop character often listened to music—strictly vinyl records—while he worked. On one episode he dropped the needle on “I’ve Seen All Good People.”
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 06 2013 at 23:37
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother Aussie-Byrd-Brother wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:



The movie Pitch Perfect has a scene where a man is singing Kansas-Carry On Wayward Son, lame movie by the way it reminds me of a college version of High School MusicalSickSick. I thought I would take a look at it with some friends but I had to leave them hanging cuz I didn't like it at all. What friendship huh, they didn't mind though, it wasn't like we were at a theater it was only in the dorms where I currently live.Pride of UC Riverside right hereLOLLOL. Yes there's an actual school with the name Riverside(how cool is thatWink)

Progmetaller, I secretly loved `Pitch Perfect' lol! GUILTY! Maybe because I like tough macho action movies so much, it's me trying to balance out the feminine side too! But yeah, the movie totally scores for the `Wayward Son' bit...

Ahh, isn't that that dream of every prog guy, to win the heart of the stunning girl by serenading her with a prog song?!


most definitely, I would like to serenade a girl with closer to the heart LOLLOL

I sang Zappa's "The Dangerous Kitchen" to my wife on one of our first dates Wink
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When PF's "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" was just out in 1987, Dennis Miller, who always picked a different song each week as the "theme" to Weekend Update on SNL, picked One Slip as the theme. That was incredibly cool at the time, not just because the album was still so new, but because it wasn't the single or the song getting the most airplay. My local AOR station, however, which was still the best of its kind probably in the entire state, WAS playing several tracks in regular rotation, including One Slip.

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Originally posted by AreYouHuman AreYouHuman wrote:

When PF's "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" was just out in 1987, Dennis Miller, who always picked a different song each week as the "theme" to Weekend Update on SNL, picked One Slip as the theme. That was incredibly cool at the time, not just because the album was still so new, but because it wasn't the single or the song getting the most airplay. My local AOR station, however, which was still the best of its kind probably in the entire state, WAS playing several tracks in regular rotation, including One Slip.


Ah yes!!! I do remember that! Nice ear man. Omg i still find DM absolutely hilarious still to this day.
Love his political satirical humor along with his totally f**ked up Archaic references. :)

One Slip is a great track off a great album. It really is. :)
Threshold still have all the goods that makes them one of the best classic rock/Prog metal bands in the world. 2014's For The Journey is worth a serious listen.
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Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Ah yes!!! I do remember that! Nice ear man. Omg i still find DM absolutely hilarious still to this day.
Love his political satirical humor along with his totally f**ked up Archaic references. :)

One Slip is a great track off a great album. It really is. :)
Momentary Lapse isn't on everyone's favorite PF list, but I agree it's underrated.

Just remembered another related to Dennis Miller: On his short-lived syndicated talk show from 1992, his house band would play some great jams during breaks. After one of them, DM compliments bandleader David Goldblatt and compares the piece they played to Van Der Graaf Generator. THERE was an archaic reference which maybe one or two in the audience got!
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DM knows of VDGG???  He just went up a couple notches in my book Wink

I wonder if PH knows of DM? LOL


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One of those blink and you miss them background bits from Clockwork Orange were Alex visits a record store (filmed in the Chelsea Drug Store in London's King's Road (sadly now a MacDonalds))
 
 
Among the racks of records you should be able to spot: Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (twice), The Incredible String Band - s/t, Rare Bird - As Your Mind Flies By, Tim Buckley - Lorca, The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour, Stray - s/t, Neil Young - After The Goldrush and the Soundtrack to 2001 (filed in the "Underground" bin).


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I remember once when we were in a retaurant in Lethbridge Alberta. We were down to fly in the airshow. I couldn't believe it. Spartacus by Triumvirat  was playing on the PA on low volume. I had to do a double take. I asked the waiteress if the cook was a Triumvirat fan. She gave me a confused look.  It turned out that they had a pile of CDs and they just threw anything on. Whatever was there. 

That was my prog breakfast in Lethbridge Alberta.  


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http://vimeo.com/7157711

That one is the best, I know a few other primarily Rush references. I can't find clips though. In the Futurama episode Obsoletely Fabulous, Bender declares he'll launch an attack on technology worthy of being chronicled in an anthem by Rush. And in Harvey Birdman, the threat level is raised to Rush's seminal album Moving Pictures.
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The A Clockwork Orange clip reminds me of a couple other cases of spot-the-album-cover.

There was a Pink Floyd compilation in the 1970s, A Nice Pair, which put together the first two LPs, at least in the UK version; the US version had a slightly different selection. I never bought it, but each time I saw it in a shop I looked closely at one of the cover photos, shot in a record store, with album covers covering the wall. I haven’t seen it in ages, but among them were:

Renaissance – Prologue
Renaissance – Ashes Are Burning
Climax Blues Band – Tightly Knit (the one with the bald guy with the sock in his mouth)
Flash – Out of Our Hands
Pink Floyd – Meddle (I think AHM was there too, as well as the green pyramid poster from DSOTM)
Public Foot the Roman – (ST) (I may be wrong, as I said I haven’t seen it in ages)

I believe the US and UK versions had two different photos from that same shoot. If someone who actually has A Nice Pair could verify and add to my spottings, it would be appreciated.

The other was in a place that qualifies as unexpected: the Marvel Comics limited series Marvels by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross, which I believe is still available in TPB. It’s the scene where the central character, Phil Sheldon, is playing Monopoly with his family on the living room floor, and several album covers are lying about:

London Symphony’s orchestral version of Tommy
Paul McCartney – Ram
Badfinger – No Dice
Badfinger – Straight Up
Jethro Tull – Thick as a Brick
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
Renaissance – Prologue (again!!!)
One by the Partridge Family (don’t ask how I recognize it)


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A promo for the NPR program Marketplace features in the background Hallogallo by Neu.
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On one episode of the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati” (still one of my all-time faves) a Steve Hackett “Defector” poster is visible in the hallway outside the bullpen.
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In an episode of Disney'series Kickin It, there is a episode where the main character travels to the 70'. One of the boys (Milton) makes the part of MILTY MOONDUST (Ziggy Stardust)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mwood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2013 at 19:24
I was at Fenway Park in Boston, attending a Red Sox (baseball) game.  I got there really early with my son so that we could watch batting practice.  They usually play music over the PA system during this time, long before the actual start of the game.  It's usually not too loud, but I sat up and took notice when the opening notes of Tubular Bells started.  I fulled expected it to end after the familiar "Exorcist" theme section ended, but NO!   They played ALL of side one.  I scanned the crowd, but no one else seemed to recognize how special that was.  :)

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I was somewhat surprised at the theatre to hear this:

Hamlet: "Unmixed with baser matter. Yes, by heaven!"
But he quickly went on, I presume, to call Jon Anderson  a "most pernicious woman!" and Trevor Horn a "damnèd villain!"
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There was a Simpsons episode earlier this year where Carl skips off to Iceland with his, Homer's, Lenny's and Moe's lottery winnings, and the others track him down.  Sigur Ros did some of the scoring for the episode and they even used "Olsen Olsen" in one scene.


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Turbonegro's song Get It On contains the line "gimme shiny beast", which could be a reference to Captain Beefheart's album Shiny Beast. Somewhat odd hearing that from a band that's mostly a throwback to 1970s glam rock and early punk.
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On an episode of “St. Elsewhere” from around 1986, there's a scene where Dr. Turner (Alfre Woodard) is practicing her flute during a break. Dr. Chandler (Denzel Washington) comes in the room and mentions that he's always liked Jethro Tull.

At the time I thought it a little odd since both characters are black; not to stereotype anyone, but how many black Tull fans are there? I thought they would have been more likely to reference a jazz flautist like Bobbi Humphrey or Roland Kirk.
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