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    I remember the old International Fight League's theme music was part of Idioglossia by Pain Of Salvation.
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    Speaking of prog in unlikely places, how about "Jesus Christ Superstar"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Speaking of prog in unlikely places, how about "Jesus Christ Superstar"?
    Well, I had it at one time, but that don't make it prog...

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    I remember a long time ago(late eighties) I was watching some sports program on tv about runners. While showing the runners running they were playing something from Tangerine Dream's "Exit" album(I believe the title track which had that kind of repetitive rhythm that you can run to). Also, I remember hearing something from one of the Fripp/Summers albums playing in the background on NPR during one of their segments.
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    Also, I remember hearing something from one of the Fripp/Summers albums playing in the background on NPR during one of their segments.
    You remind me: back in the 80's, our cable TV service used to get the CBC channel from London, Ontario. I used to see promos on there for, I think it was a skiing program, and they used Easter off the second Fripp/Summers album as background music. I'm not sure if that was the actual theme music of the show, because I never tuned in, but I was a bit stunned when I got the album a year or two later (fished a cassette copy out of the $1 bin at Wax Stax) and recognized the track immediately.

    Similarly, CBC had a music program that used Our Song off 90125 as it's theme music, just the sort of fanfare intro section, before the vocal starts.

    I also remember a news report on one of those 20/20 type shows back in the early 90's, I forget what the report was about, but it had something to do with lizards. Anyhow, the beginning of the segment used a few seconds of Marillion's She Chameleon. I'm pretty sure I didn't imagine that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I always mention this in these threads, but in 1986 news woman Connie Chung had a network newsmagazine show called "1986," and the theme music was Rush's "Mystic Rhythm," though I never saw them credited.
    I remember that show, and of course as a young Rush fan I freaked out a bit hearing their song as the theme! Kind of a boring news show, which is why there was never a 1987.

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    I can think of two instances.

    At my church they had a guitarist on acoustic. As people were filing in before the mass he played the entire "Mood for a Day", and spot on, too. I made sure to thank him after mass, as I bet I was the only one who knew what he had played.

    A couple years ago at home football games the Rutgers marching band played a halftime show of ELP music, starting off with Karn Evil 9.

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    That kind of reminds me. There is a guy from my adult summer camp that I have attended who plays acoustic guitar. He's about a year younger than me. I knew he was a fan of Porcupine Tree and Opeth but it still surprised me when he played "clap" and "mood for a day" on his acoustic guitar.

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    Today at work I heard Argent, Hold Your Head Up. Seemed like a strange song to hear Bob Evans. But then maybe not, it's a classic rock radio staple, isn't it?

    Not really prog, but one time I heard More Than This by Roxy Music at a Burger King (or was it McDonald's?).

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    Proto-prog, really, but I was slightly surprised to hear A Whiter Shade of Pale in a local Walgreen's Pharmacy (as the music they usually play is fairly cringeworthy).
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    Didn't sports shows or basketball pre game warm ups used to use the instrumental track right before "eye in the sky" by the Alan Parson's Project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    Didn't sports shows or basketball pre game warm ups used to use the instrumental track right before "eye in the sky" by the Alan Parson's Project?
    The Chicago Bulls used this all the time during the Jordan era. Several teams of course copied them. To me it's a mediocre song with a very cool intro.

    At one point another NBA team used the intro to Dream Theater's "Metropolis", Minnesota maybe?

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    I apologize for not checking back to see if this was mentioned, but it was so odd that it bears possible repetition. King Crimson riffage all over one of those Emmannuelle soft porn movies back in the 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmetrons View Post
    I apologize for not checking back to see if this was mentioned, but it was so odd that it bears possible repetition. King Crimson riffage all over one of those Emmannuelle soft porn movies back in the 70's.
    No problem. See post #4 for Youtube excerpt of "Rape Sequence" from the first Emmanuelle movie, 1974... i.e., "Larks Tongues In Aspic pt 2" with saxophones.

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    I heard mellotrons on The Weather Channel today. Does that count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
    I heard mellotrons on The Weather Channel today. Does that count?
    Were they atmospheric?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Were they atmospheric?
    No, more of a lead instrument, actually.
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    They got one of those digital jukeboxes at the place I used to work at 10 years ago. I went in today to have something to eat on my way to the Acid Mother's Temple show, so I decided to try a few bands and see what it had that it could play. Marillion was in there (Freaks, most of Misplaced Childhood and some titles I didn't recognize, must be from deep in the Hogarth era), so was Hawkwind (Space Ritual version of Brainstorm, complete with the Winds Of Change coda, as well as the spoken word pieces from that album, and a few tunes from In Search Of Space). I also found it had quite a few Zappa pieces, some Faust (mainly from Faust IV), and probably a bunch of other things "unsuitable for a mainstream American bar crowd". No Magma, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
    No, more of a lead instrument, actually.
    "The mellotrons were on The Weather Channel", "Were they atmospheric?", I'm wasted here.
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    This is actually a cover (sort of):



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    From the first season of Sesame Street (Grace Slick, vocals):


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    From the first season of Sesame Street (Grace Slick, vocals):
    And every other season of the show (well maybe not recently, but certainly well into the 1980's), as a lot of the animation and other bits that didn't feature the regular cast members were repeatedly frequently.

    Another Sesame Street bit of animation featured vocals from Joan LaBarbara:



    Then you had these trippy pieces of animation, using some very vintage and very analog synthesizer sounds:


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    Oh, and for good measure, here's a Sesame Street segment with music from Phillip Glass!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    "The mellotrons were on The Weather Channel", "Were they atmospheric?", I'm wasted here.
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