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    You've never heard of Xanadu?! Dude, what...

    You've never heard of Xanadu?! Dude, what alternate universe were you living in 1980?! :lol

    I always dug this movie. They used the exterior of the Pan Pacific Auditorium, a closed concert hall...
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    Wow, that's a connection I didn't see coming!

    Wow, that's a connection I didn't see coming!
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    Legend came out about a year before Southern By...

    Legend came out about a year before Southern By The Grace Of God. The tour was to promote Legend. The original intention was for them to do the one tour and then everyone was supposed to "go back to...
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    The tour was more or less to promote the album,...

    The tour was more or less to promote the album, but yeah, the two were connected.
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    Legend is a "best of the leftovers" collection,...

    Legend is a "best of the leftovers" collection, mostly outtakes and single B-sides. I can't remember which category Truck Driving Man actually fell into, but I do remember it getting a smattering of...
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    I read an interview with Ed back in 1987, when...

    I read an interview with Ed back in 1987, when they did the first reunion tour. Ed was actually from LA. He said he wasn't really sure how he ended up Strawberry Alarm Clock, but said it was one of...
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    They certainly recorded a version of Simple Man...

    They certainly recorded a version of Simple Man during those shows. It appeared on a "best of the leftovers" record called Legend (which is, ostensibly what they were supporting when they went out...
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    LOVE this song: ...

    LOVE this song:


    https://youtu.be/nzVvo68zbOY?t=40
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    In The Space Capsule, Ming's Theme, The Ring,...

    In The Space Capsule, Ming's Theme, The Ring, Football Fight, Battle Theme, and The Hero are all great tracks. The Hero has one of my favourite Dr. Brian May guitar solos, and I love the fills he...
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    BTW, another story I remember hearing was that...

    BTW, another story I remember hearing was that Ronnie never wrote anything down, but always knew the lyrics to the songs. If the band remembered the groove, he remembered the words and vocal melody....
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    Billy Powell was originally a roadie for the...

    Billy Powell was originally a roadie for the band, yes, and he kept trying to talk him into letting him play with them, and they kept brushing it off. Finally, one day, they were in a club, where...
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    I liked the story of how the band played Simple...

    I liked the story of how the band played Simple Man for Al, and he didn't want to put it on the first album. So Ronnie asks Al to step outside and tells him to "Get in your car, and drive, or else!"....
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    Well, in Cleveland, Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash...

    Well, in Cleveland, Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash were barred from playing altogether. They were there, I ended up talking to Martin, but he said the owner wouldn't let them play, out of loyalty to...
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    If you ask me, the "must own" Outlaws album is...

    If you ask me, the "must own" Outlaws album is the brilliant double live Bring It Back Alive. They're play on music at the time was Synergy's Relay Breakdown, so you hear a bit of that at the...
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    I think initially Welcome Back Kotter was pretty...

    I think initially Welcome Back Kotter was pretty good. As you say, I think Kaplan was great. I'm not sure how they determine what actors get listed in the synopses on those things. I notice on...
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    And you feel his name should be shown, since he...

    And you feel his name should be shown, since he became this big movie star for a couple years, then made a bunch of crap during the 80's nobody remembers, then had a comeback in the 90's then had a...
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    If you're talking about the tour I think you are,...

    If you're talking about the tour I think you are, that was actually Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash. When that tour got here, the owner of the venue was quite happy to have Nektar, but refused to let...
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    Presumably, he'll have the day off. Perhaps he'll...

    Presumably, he'll have the day off. Perhaps he'll run the merch table.
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    C'est what now?~!

    C'est what now?~!
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    OH geez, I so wish I could go see this! Would...

    OH geez, I so wish I could go see this! Would love to see Nektar again!
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    I assume you mean the Tribute tour in 1987?

    I assume you mean the Tribute tour in 1987?
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    But it was still mostly a tribute band. And I'm...

    But it was still mostly a tribute band. And I'm still bugged about Johnny Van Zandt going back on his comment, back in 87 that "I've never sung Free Bird, and I never will".
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    Great band in the 70's. Decent band on the...

    Great band in the 70's. Decent band on the original Tribute tour in 1987 and the consequent live album, not bad in the early 90's, and more and more of a joke from the mid 90's, with them effectively...
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    Standing in the sun Idiot Savant Something...

    Standing in the sun
    Idiot Savant
    Something like a monument

    TV, movies, music trivia, if it's completely useless and pointless trivia, I probably know something about it. I dunno if it's...
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    Say waht now?

    Say waht now?
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    And John Travolta (OK, so he's only in one scene,...

    And John Travolta (OK, so he's only in one scene, near the end, but he's in it)
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    I most definitely count More Tribbles, More...

    I most definitely count More Tribbles, More Troubles. Who says TAS "doesn't count"? I know I heard once that Gene supposedly declared it "apocrypha", but I've also heard that wasn't really Gene, but...
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    The thing that got me about that episode was,...

    The thing that got me about that episode was, from one book, an extraterrestrial culture was able to emulate 1920's Chicago, right down to the telephones, the pool tables, the look of the buildings....
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    Unfortunately, due to my current living...

    Unfortunately, due to my current living situation, that's not an option.
  30. Thread: Polyphia

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    Isn't that the band with the guitarist who was...

    Isn't that the band with the guitarist who was mouthing off about "Boomer bends" (as in string bending) awhile back?!
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    Our TV service offers COZI, but we don't have it...

    Our TV service offers COZI, but we don't have it on our package, and since I'm not charge of such things in this house, that means I don't get to watch.
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    So today's Mannix notes: In the past couple...

    So today's Mannix notes:

    In the past couple days, I've seen three episodes, at least, directed by Bill Bixby, one of which he actually appears in. I thought he didn't start directing until much...
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    That's one ad I don't remember, but then I don't...

    That's one ad I don't remember, but then I don't think they show cereal commercials too often during the programming I typically watch (lately, it's been that damn Medicare Benefits thing, with Jimmy...
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    Oh, and re: vinyl releases: I have the first two...

    Oh, and re: vinyl releases: I have the first two on vinyl. Mind you, I bought them 20 something years ago, from a guy who advertised on AOL, I think it was. But they do exist. I also have CD reissues...
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    WHy the obsession with physical product? The...

    WHy the obsession with physical product? The albusm are all still available as downloads from the Bandcamp site. That's seriously the best you can hope for in 2022, especially when you're talking...
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    Watched four Mannix episodes today. Lots of...

    Watched four Mannix episodes today. Lots of interesting guests:

    First episode had Tim Thomerson playing a syndicate henchman. Yeah, I know, you're thinking, "Who the frell is Tim Thomerson?!"....
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    Actually, it was NBC who ordered them to go back...

    Actually, it was NBC who ordered them to go back and shoot a new version of the scene where they don't kiss. But in every take, they either hammed it up, or Shatner did stuff like crossing his eyes...
  38. Thread: Band Merch

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    I call it the "gas money fund", or the "Plane...

    I call it the "gas money fund", or the "Plane fare home fund". When I used to run the merch table for one of my friends' bands, if someone asked which album to buy, I'd say "Buy all of them, we need...
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    Doesn't sound far fetched at all. Remember, in...

    Doesn't sound far fetched at all. Remember, in the South, they lost their minds when...I think it was Harry Belafonte who put his hand on the shoulder of, I think, Dusty Springfield, while they sang...
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    My recollection is that it was cities that didn't...

    My recollection is that it was cities that didn't have an NBC (or later, CBS) affiliate, at all. Or at least that's what TV Guide reported once, in the early 90's. The one I remember was in...
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    Well, I mean, Laserblast was no Flash Gordon, or...

    Well, I mean, Laserblast was no Flash Gordon, or even Battle Beyond The Stars, but I always found it entertaining. And I loved the stop motion aliens.

    As for a dumb story, I dunno. I don't think...
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    I've been watching Leave It To Beaver a bit...

    I've been watching Leave It To Beaver a bit recently, and he was always great on the show. If I remember correctly, he was also in an Adam-12, as a young Vietnam vet who gets scammed by a hitchhiker,...
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    Lots of good guests on the Mannix episodes I've...

    Lots of good guests on the Mannix episodes I've watching recently. One of the ones I had on today had Russell Johnson in it! Yeah, somehow, the Professor got off the island, and posed as the head of...
  44. Nick's band is awesome! I saw them in 2019, and...

    Nick's band is awesome! I saw them in 2019, and just about the last thing I did before the lockdown was go to a screening of the Live At The Roundhouse concert film, at a theater over on the West...
  45. You remind me of a story Dave told about making...

    You remind me of a story Dave told about making The Wall. This has been mentioned in a couple different places, but apparently, he and Roger got into a big fight on Comfortably Numb over which drum...
  46. The only other song I really watched was Another...

    The only other song I really watched was Another Brick In The Wall Part Two, and that did have the solo in it, so I think your logic might be a little faulty.

    I get the idea of "Let's do...
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    I listened to it. It sounds...not bad. I guess it's a bold choice to go with a completely different arrangement, but it sounds more like a demo, than a fully fleshed out arrangement. That's just my...
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    That's gotta be a kick in the seat of the pants,...

    That's gotta be a kick in the seat of the pants, not knowing that only the first 20 minutes (and last 5 or whatever it was) were supposed to be in b&w, until you're like 18.

    BTW, when Star Trek...
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    I would imagine it was true for most TV shows...

    I would imagine it was true for most TV shows from the 60's, maybe even the early 70's. Colour TV was expensive in those days. A lot of people didn't have colour TV until the early or mid 70's. My...
  50. The frell is the point of Comfortably Numb if...

    The frell is the point of Comfortably Numb if you're going to leave out the guitar solos. This sounds like that version of Pigs (3 Different Ones) he did on the Radio KAOS tour, where he cut it down...
  51. Very true. I remember reading where Keith Levene,...

    Very true. I remember reading where Keith Levene, the original guitarist with Public Image Limited, said he listened to one of the tracks from Metal Box/Second Edition for the first time in like 20...
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    I didn't realize Toronto had actually recorded...

    I didn't realize Toronto had actually recorded What About Love. I always had the understanding Sheron Alton left Toronto because they refused to record more of her songs, and this was one of the ones...
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    Skateaway Telegraph Road live arrangement of...

    Skateaway
    Telegraph Road
    live arrangement of Sultans Of Swing (with the extended instrumental ending)
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    This is a great release. One thing that drives me crazy is, Oswald put a feedback collage into the pre-gap of the first track on disc two. You have to push and hold down the rewind button your player...
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    Wow, how did I miss this? I only have their first...

    Wow, how did I miss this? I only have their first album, which I bought at NEARfest 2000 after seeing them perform. I had the entire band sign it. Always wanted to hear more.
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    I think it was playing of the Canadian Conspiracy and Canadian Bacon things. The former was a comedy special that aired on Cinemax circa 1984, that hinged on the idea that after the PM of Canada was...
  57. I was astounded to find out that Gary Kemp was...

    I was astounded to find out that Gary Kemp was enough of a Pink Floyd band that he hooked up with NicK Mason to play the early stuff on live. I mean, we're talking about the guy who wrote True! How...
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    It's funny how a guy who used to be famous for a...

    It's funny how a guy who used to be famous for a really crappy pop song a couple decades earlier can somehow become more famous for a goofy internet phenomenon 20 years after his original 15 minutes...
  59. Thread: KISS

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    AH, man!!!!!!

    AH, man!!!!!!
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    Interesting that they were doing She even on the...

    Interesting that they were doing She even on the first album tour. Yeah, I know, it dates back to the Wicked Lester days, but I didn't Kiss did it before the Dressed To Kill era. And it's interesting...
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