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    re: MacArthur Park, I still like Donna...

    re: MacArthur Park,

    I still like Donna Summer's version, though she did leave a couple bits out (and stuck a couple other songs in the middle, as I recall her version is something like 20 minutes...
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    It's a decent song, I've heard several versions...

    It's a decent song, I've heard several versions of it. In fact, the first time I heard it was on a video bootleg from one of their 1988 shows, in Canada. Brad Delp says "This is a song we wrote for...
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    Some of it was pre-existing material, too,...

    Some of it was pre-existing material, too, specifically, Pow R Toch and the Celestial Voices section of A Saucerful Of Secrets. I'm not sure what else would have been written specifically for The Man...
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    I would extend that up to 1982, as there's more...

    I would extend that up to 1982, as there's more than an album's worth of leftovers from the Broadsword And The Beast era, including Motoreyes, the song I posted earlier in this thread.
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    The thing about Joan Jett is, most of the songs...

    The thing about Joan Jett is, most of the songs that are associated with her are cover tunes (or, in the case of I Hate Myself For Loving You, it came from an outside songwriter). Now granted, I just...
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    Thanks for the heads up, I'll try to see at least...

    Thanks for the heads up, I'll try to see at least some of it.
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    Question: what's the difference between a "tough...

    Question: what's the difference between a "tough guy" and an "asshole"? As far as I know, they're the same thing.
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    The Model and We Are The Robots were pretty...

    The Model and We Are The Robots were pretty terrible too. Those guys shoulda stuck to singing in German. I've heard it suggested one of the reasons Autobahn was such a big Stateside hit was because...
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    Both of them, I believe. I think I read once that...

    Both of them, I believe. I think I read once that those two albums were founded by some church based organization, that's why they had the religious texts.
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    Squeeze Box, Why Did I Fall For That, Athena, Did...

    Squeeze Box, Why Did I Fall For That, Athena, Did You Steal My Money, How Can You Do It Alone, Face The Face, etc.

    re: That Would Be Something,

    Being not really familiar with McCartney's solo...
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    If There Is Something was used in a movie called...

    If There Is Something was used in a movie called Flashbacks Of A Fool, where teenagers are shown dancing and lip syncing to it, in slow motion (they did the "run the tape and camera at 3 times normal...
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    Well, I'm not surprised that if Motorhead were to...

    Well, I'm not surprised that if Motorhead were to be inducted, it'd just be Lemmy, Philthy Animal, and Fast Eddie. That was the theoretically "classic" lineup that influenced the evolution of heavy...
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    :roll Really?! ...

    :roll Really?!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm_cFzVAoo8

    I'm not sure if I'd induct them, I don't really know their music too well besides this one song, so I don't really know how...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJTNVoHKJ_k

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJTNVoHKJ_k
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9N_AYO261c ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9N_AYO261c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXOMmfAoaBo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkPlxZ7azJ4
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    Arthur Barrow said in his book he didn't like it...

    Arthur Barrow said in his book he didn't like it either.


    Could be. I read one interview where he said he didn't care if anyone else liked his music or not, he was doing it for his own amusement.
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    Is that supposed to be a helmet the hands are...

    Is that supposed to be a helmet the hands are holding?

    I don't know if you're kidding about The Monkees or not, I certainly think they did more than Notorious BIG or Whitney FRELLING Houston. But...
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    Yeah, it was being used in a TV commercial a...

    Yeah, it was being used in a TV commercial a couple months ago.
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    Thin Lizzy Judas Priest Motorhead Todd...

    Thin Lizzy
    Judas Priest
    Motorhead
    Todd Rundgren
    T-Rex

    Those would be my five choices, but you know it wont' be that. It'll be Whitney, Notorious Fats, Soundgarden, Dave Matthews Band, and...
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    One of my friends, herself a "Catholic girl", was...

    One of my friends, herself a "Catholic girl", was so incensed by Catholic Girls that she never checked out of Zappa's other music.
  21. 1. The Stranger was Billy Joel's fifth album, but...

    1. The Stranger was Billy Joel's fifth album, but it was the first one that did "big" business. His second album, Piano Man did well, but the next two were kinda flops, and Columbia were thinking of...
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    Yes, as much as I hate to admit it, 45 years ago...

    Yes, as much as I hate to admit it, 45 years ago would be 1974, and yes, they did play the entire album in 1974-1975. They also played both Gates Of Delirium and Sound Chaser in 1976.
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    OK, then how do you explain the Masterworks tour,...

    OK, then how do you explain the Masterworks tour, where they played both Ritual and Gates Of Delirium? From what I gather, that tour was well received, and they did both those pieces again on the...
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    They should have done it 20 years ago.

    They should have done it 20 years ago.
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    See, now I thought that was funny. Ade was making...

    See, now I thought that was funny. Ade was making fun of "modern" rock music. I like that when they come back from the guitar solo, the pre-chorus changes to "We're gonna repeat the chorus/I guess...
  26. If I'm not mistaken, The Early Years was...

    If I'm not mistaken, The Early Years was exclusive to the Shine On box. Wiki says there were promo copies sent out to radio stations, though.

    My memory of Relics seems to be very skewed because I...
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    That's funny, someone at work today told me it...

    That's funny, someone at work today told me it was terrible! (shrug)
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    Watched Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster again...

    Watched Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster again last night. Still a great kaiju picture, and King Ghidorah still represents a high watermark in special effects.
  29. [QUOTE=progmatist;932539] That's the way it...

    That's the way it is with most compilations. The'yre not out by the band, but by record company people who've figured there's still some "exploitation value" left in the act. That's why there used to...
  30. Good point, Pandora keeps throwing the...

    Good point, Pandora keeps throwing the Aerosmith's Greatest Hits version of Sweet Emotion, which cuts the intro off. BLASPHEMY! Of course, that particular record allows one to acquire their version...
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    Funny, I always liked the lyrics to that song. I...

    Funny, I always liked the lyrics to that song. I kinda like Syd's Floyd era lyrics, which were very whimsical and owed as much to the British tradition of nonsense poetry as it did to psychedelia....
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    Maybe so, but I just find a lot of his lyrics...

    Maybe so, but I just find a lot of his lyrics obnoxious. Really, my favorite Zappa albums are the instrumental, or mostly instrumental ones.



    There's an episode of MASH where Winchester throws...
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    I've actually always liked that particular...

    I've actually always liked that particular couplet. As far as "how does a parallelogram move" goes, I reckon it's like what Bruce Springsteen said about Chuck Berry's Nadine. "I'm not sure I'd ever...
  34. The KQED video is awesome, I've had that on a...

    The KQED video is awesome, I've had that on a bootleg VHS since the 90's. I'm looking forward to watching it on the Early Years box. I just wish that the people at KQED had found that clip of...
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    Watched most of Blood On Satan's Claw on TCM last...

    Watched most of Blood On Satan's Claw on TCM last night. I saw maybe about the first half hour, then fell asleep for a bit, and then woke up in time for the last 45 minutes or so. I have to admit,...
  36. Yeah, I meant to address that, but it got lost in...

    Yeah, I meant to address that, but it got lost in the editing process. I've probably somewhere along the way, but I don't remember it, so I didn't want to endorse that one. But given that I just got...
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    Unfortunately, the show is playing Kent, Ohio,...

    Unfortunately, the show is playing Kent, Ohio, and it's the same night as Deep Purple, which I'm already planning on seeing. :(
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    Worst lyrics, huh? The hands down winner...

    Worst lyrics, huh?

    The hands down winner might be Who Dunnit. I stll don't understand how Phil, Mike and Tony let that song get out with those lyrics.

    OH yeah, and there's Let's Put The X In...
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    So I watched Steamboat Bill Jr last night. Good,...

    So I watched Steamboat Bill Jr last night. Good, funny movie. I didn't realize going in this was the picture that has that iconic gag where the front of the house collapses, and he happens to be...
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    One of my favorite Groucho Marx lines is in At...

    One of my favorite Groucho Marx lines is in At The Circus, when the villainess crams the envelope with the money she's stolen from the circus owner down the front of her blouse. After she leaves,...
  41. One of my favorite Venture Brothers gags: 21:...

    One of my favorite Venture Brothers gags:

    21: So The Sovereign recorded Station To Station?!
    24: AND ChangesOneBowie! GOD, I love that album!
    21: Could you be a bigger poseur? Changes is a best...
  42. Yeah, it took Pink Floyd a long time (a very long...

    Yeah, it took Pink Floyd a long time (a very long time) to do a proper overview of all their rare stuff. I can't believe they never put something out in the 80's or 90's that had all the early...
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    Did he play on Hot Rats?

    Did he play on Hot Rats?
  44. Thanks for the heads up! I definitely want to...

    Thanks for the heads up! I definitely want to hear these!
  45. Not just founding member, but also the only one...

    Not just founding member, but also the only one member pictured on the cover of the first album (and also only one of two pictured on the cover of Street Survivors).
  46. One of the first songs I learned to play was Hold...

    One of the first songs I learned to play was Hold On Loosely. RIP Larry
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    re: Buster Keaton I have Steamboat Bill Jr...

    re: Buster Keaton



    I have Steamboat Bill Jr
    The Navigator
    and I forget off hand what the third one is called

    Unfortunately, a combination of various factors kept me from getting to my...
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    Well, I finally pulled the trigger on this set,...

    Well, I finally pulled the trigger on this set, and it arrived today. I'm listening to the discs out of sequence, I guess, starting with the 1968 disc. Great to finally hear Point Me At The Sky and...
  49. I believe it's mentioned in the liner notes of...

    I believe it's mentioned in the liner notes of the Who Are You remaster from the mid 90's (ya know, the one where Pete's freeloading brother-in-law tampered with the mixes) that he abandoned the...
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    I think I might try having a Buster Keaton...

    I think I might try having a Buster Keaton mini-marathon tonight .I've got three films of his on the DVR I recorded off TCM a few weeks back. If I can stay awake, I might try to hit all three.
  51. I suppose it depends on who's curating the "best...

    I suppose it depends on who's curating the "best of". One person might be just interested in compiling the singles, or even "just the hits" while another might feel that "the best" includes album...
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    Probably not the OP (or anyone else) is looking...

    Probably not the OP (or anyone else) is looking for, but I love the drum sound on the second Kiss album, Hotter Than Hell. Yeah, I know, it sounds "terrible", but it's the perfect antidote for all...
  53. Really? THere's an Eagles best of that has...

    Really? THere's an Eagles best of that has Journey Of The Sorcerer on it? There's a Billy Joel comp that has Scandinavian Skies?

    A lot of times, my favorite stuff ended up being the album tracks...
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    I bought Heaven Forbid when it first came out,...

    I bought Heaven Forbid when it first came out, but I never got around to getting Curse...
  55. He probably can't afford it, unless it's...

    He probably can't afford it, unless it's something like the ARW deal or whatever.
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    What other "revenues" should they have been...

    What other "revenues" should they have been getting besides royalties? They were certainly making money during the Dark Side Of The Moon/Wish You Were Here/Animals era, enough so that David Gilmour...
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    Astral Entrance is essentially Shine On You Crazy...

    Astral Entrance is essentially Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pt. 1, Take Two. And I'm fine with that. OK, so it sounds like Pink Floyd. But guess what: I like Pink Floyd! And most of the rest of the...
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    Just for the record, looks like TCM is doing...

    Just for the record, looks like TCM is doing horror movies every Thursday night this month. Last night they showed several movies with a witch theme, including Horror Hotel, Suspiria, and The House...
  59. I was bothered more by Jonas playing bass during...

    I was bothered more by Jonas playing bass during the keyboard solo section of The Cinema Show, versus the 12 string on the original version. I noticed he used the doubleneck through the entire song....
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    Haven't listened to Lex Rex in a long time, but I...

    Haven't listened to Lex Rex in a long time, but I remember liking it quite a bit. Same thing with Chrono...Chro-no...CHRONOMETREE! (See what I did there?)
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