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  1. Well, for awhile now, I've been thinking I need...

    Well, for awhile now, I've been thinking I need to get more Eno's ambient works, especially now, having just seen For All Mankind last night.

    So, do we know what's in the hard cover book that...
  2. There probably aren't any "good guys" in this...

    There probably aren't any "good guys" in this context. I suspect all three of them did stuff that contributed to the way things went.
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    I've never seen The Space Movie, so I can't...

    I've never seen The Space Movie, so I can't comment on it. I think it'd be interesting to see, if for no other than reason, than to hear the bits of the Orchestral Hergest Ridge.

    As for For All...
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    You're thinking of the 1979 documentary The Space...

    You're thinking of the 1979 documentary The Space Movie, which was a completely different film. It used excerpts from Incantations, and the orchestral versions of Tubular Bells and Hergest Ridge (the...
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    Going to see For All Mankind and Return Of The...

    Going to see For All Mankind and Return Of The Jedi at the Cinematheque tomorrow. The former is a documentary, made in the 80's, about the Apollo moon missions. Apparently, the film was originally...
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    They should have 86ed the horn section (except on...

    They should have 86ed the horn section (except on songs that had horns to begin with) and the backup singers. Supposedly, the reason they had all that was because they had to "turn down" because of...
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    The thing I remember from the Hyde Park show was...

    The thing I remember from the Hyde Park show was Gilmour somehow forgetting what key he was supposed be in during Love Reign O'er Me and thus totally botching his solo. Not since the Concerts For The...
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    (Ed McMahon mode) You are correct, sir! (Ed...

    (Ed McMahon mode) You are correct, sir! (Ed McMahon mode off)

    I haven't seen the Hawkes version in ages, but I recall it having good atmosphere.

    Arness was also in another classic 50's horror...
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    That's what happens when you get Duke Ellington...

    That's what happens when you get Duke Ellington to do your musical score. That's one of the view movies have the soundtrack to.
  10. Well, if you're gonna go in that direction then...

    Well, if you're gonna go in that direction then one might as well just nominate Towner's entire damn catalog and be done with it. ;) Also, Jan Garbarek's Dis (which is largely a duo between...
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    The John Carpenter version of The Thing is pretty...

    The John Carpenter version of The Thing is pretty awesome. I have it on DVD. The bit where they're doing the blood test, and the blood leaps up off the disc was one of the great "shock" moments of...
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    Saw The Empire Strikes Back tonight. First time...

    Saw The Empire Strikes Back tonight. First time I've seen in a theater in nearly 40 (!!!!) years, and probably only about the 4th or 5th time I've ever seen it all the way through. It appears the...
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    That thing Freddie Mercury does in the second...

    That thing Freddie Mercury does in the second false ending on Somebody To Love, where he sings the descending line on the word "love", acapella.

    Another good one is in the intro of closing theme...
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    Ya know what? I've never really thought about the...

    Ya know what? I've never really thought about the harmony vocals on the first couple Yes albums. I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I'm listening to them.
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    Why would I watch a movie I know I'm not going to...

    Why would I watch a movie I know I'm not going to like?
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    Mary Jane's Not A Virgin Anymore: a so-so mid...

    Mary Jane's Not A Virgin Anymore: a so-so mid 90's "punk rock" picture about move theater employees somewhere in Minnesota (Wiki says the movie takes place in "The twin cities"). The movie starts...
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    Seriously?! You've never seen Repo Man?! The...

    Seriously?! You've never seen Repo Man?! The frell kind of movie geek are you?! ;)

    All seriousness aside, Repo Man is a great movie, full of quotable dialog.

    "The more you drive, the less...
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    Yeah, that's why it was so surprising to me when...

    Yeah, that's why it was so surprising to me when I heard him sing lead, I thought he always sounded great doing the harmonies with Squire and Anderson.




    Well, yes, but he does sort of have...
  19. I think he said that he's got a couple copies...

    I think he said that he's got a couple copies that Fender made of the Black Strat, which he plans to use in the future. I also recall reading that he didn't sell everything. For instance, I believe...
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    A few more "Lighter Side Of..." bits I remember:...

    A few more "Lighter Side Of..." bits I remember:

    A family is traveling in the car. The wife yells at the husband to slow down, "You're reaching the maximum speed limit". Next panel, the teenage...
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    Yeah, I can believe it. I mean, it's been a long...

    Yeah, I can believe it. I mean, it's been a long long time since I've listened to Beginnings, and at the moment, I can't find my CD copy, so that's preempting me from putting it on now, but I...
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    So I've got The Grand Scheme Of Things on right...

    So I've got The Grand Scheme Of Things on right now. The instrumentals are great, of course, and ya know what? I'm not really being bothered by the vocals that much here. I had the first Homebrew on...
  23. He was one of the saving graces of Canadian...

    He was one of the saving graces of Canadian Bacon, Michael Moore's infamously uneven comedy from the early 90's, which also has the distinction of being John Candy's last picture.

    The scenes with...
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    You remind of the show i saw, around that same...

    You remind of the show i saw, around that same time, where some guy kept yelling for him to "play some Yes" (after he'd already done half a set or more of Yes material) and "turn it up!" and so on....
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    Steve Howe: solo artist

    Ok, so lately, I've found myself going through and listening to some of the Steve Howe albums I have. Yeah, we all know he doesn't have the best voice for lead vocals, so let's not get sidetracked...
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    According to Wikipedia, Gaines also wasn't one to...

    According to Wikipedia, Gaines also wasn't one to hand out pay raises very often, if ever. Reputedly, one of the writers went to ask for a pay raise. Gaines refused, but instead treated the writer to...
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    No promoter would book that show.

    No promoter would book that show.
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    And it took the album five years to go platinum,...

    And it took the album five years to go platinum, huh?

    It was a good show, but I still think he made a mistake by doing that marathon performance during the second set of his solo material, and in...
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    To tie into this into "prog rock", Mort Drucker...

    To tie into this into "prog rock", Mort Drucker drew the cover of The Bears' first album. The Bears was the band Adrian Belew played in, during the late 80's. Drucker also did the back cover of...
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    Synth sounds?! Where? He never toured...

    Synth sounds?! Where?



    He never toured Amused To Death, though he did play something like 30 minutes worth of it when I saw him on the In The Flesh tour, in 1999.

    He used that tagline on...
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    I have no idea, the program guide doesn't say...

    I have no idea, the program guide doesn't say which version they're showing.



    No 21st century pictures, here, though, just the original trilogy.

    Oh, and they're also showing the original...
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    Cleveland Cinematheque is showing the original...

    Cleveland Cinematheque is showing the original Star Wars trilogy, one movie a weekend. The problem is, it started this past weekend, and I didn't know about it until today! Oy! So, the question, do I...
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    If you're talking about the way the sound changes...

    If you're talking about the way the sound changes during the last section of Close To The Edge, the story I remember hearing was that a piece of tape, the one with the mix that they meant to use for...
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    As was discussed earlier in this thread, they...

    As was discussed earlier in this thread, they were theoretically plugging The Who By Numbers on the '75 tour, yet the only new songs they played regularly on that tour were Dreaming From The Waist...
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    Yeah, I remember that. That was around the time...

    Yeah, I remember that. That was around the time of 1984 Victory tour. I also remember them doing a parody of the cover of Bruce Springsteen's Live 75-85 boxset, with Alfred E Neumann in Bruce's...
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    Oh dren! I just remember another of my favorite...

    Oh dren! I just remember another of my favorite pieces...though I'm not sure I should post it, because it's kinda politically oriented. It involved a certain former actor, who was then occupying a...
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    Another good piece was "You Know It's Really...

    Another good piece was "You Know It's Really Summer When...". One of them was "Your neighbor comes over to return your snow shovel, and to borrow your lawnmower". Another hinged on attending an...
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    You also have to add in the harmony guitars from...

    You also have to add in the harmony guitars from Thin Lizzy and Wishbone Ash. That's how I got into those two bands, because I saw interviews with Steve Harris, Adrian Smith, and Dave Murray where...
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    Yes! That's the one!!!!!

    Yes! That's the one!!!!!
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    I think the last issue of Mad I really looked at...

    I think the last issue of Mad I really looked at was back circa 1991 or 1992, just after the Persian Gulf War. I remember that because the cover showed a caricature of General Schwarzkopf, with...
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    But if I remember correctly, Wagner would use...

    But if I remember correctly, Wagner would use leitmotif in the context of a single opera, or in the Ring Cycle or whatever. Vander seems to have motifs that pop up in unrelated works. If you said...
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    No, those are real strings. I was gonna...

    No, those are real strings.


    I was gonna suggest that Jeff was one of the people responsible for the "80's production" that everyone hates so much, but look at his credits on Wikipedia, other...
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    I haven't had any trouble with my box. I ordered...

    I haven't had any trouble with my box. I ordered it from Amazon France, I forget what I paid for it, but it was significantly cheaper than it was going for on Amazon USA (though I think the latter...
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    Well, they look alright, but I think my Demons &...

    Well, they look alright, but I think my Demons & Wizards and The Magician's Birthday t-shirts (to say nothing of the "eyeball" shirt I bought ont he 1997 Open Your Eyes tour) look better.
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    I always took it to be a form of what Frank Zappa...

    I always took it to be a form of what Frank Zappa called conceptual continuity, where you're sorta linking everything together as one big meta-universe of a piece, with recurring motifs and such.
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    Aside from Under Pressure (which actually kinda...

    Aside from Under Pressure (which actually kinda predated Hot Space, as it was also on the US release of the original Greatest Hits album), they also did videos for:

    Calling All Girls (the THX-1138...
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    Maybe, I need to listen to the records again, but...

    Maybe, I need to listen to the records again, but I had teh impression that Sowiloï was the quiet bit at the beginning of Theusz Hamtaahk, after the dramatic fanfare intro.

    BTW, if you spend a...
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    Mentioning Roy reminds me of a clip I saw,...

    Mentioning Roy reminds me of a clip I saw, several years after the fact, but it was from the time when they were supporting that first Traveling Wilburys album. I forget who all is in this bit, but I...
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    Well, that's the way it is. It's the same way...

    Well, that's the way it is. It's the same way with a band like Def Leppard or Genesis. A lot of people who got into Genesis during their mega-popular 80's period never bothered to investigate their...
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    Om Zanka, Gamma and Gamma Anteria basically...

    Om Zanka, Gamma and Gamma Anteria basically became the last section of KA. There's recordings of an early rough draft arrangement of Kohntarkosz that also has Om Zanka in it.

    Sowiloï was, I...
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    I don't remember ever seeing them on MTV, but...

    I don't remember ever seeing them on MTV, but I've been told otherwise by other people who were apparently also watching MTV in the early days.




    Not true. They toured Stateside with Hot...
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    Yeah, that's exactly what an American arena...

    Yeah, that's exactly what an American arena concert audience wants to hear: songs by a band they've never heard of. ;)

    Seriously, most Americans have never heard of The Move. Even people who...
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    Ya know, I actually don't know. I believe I've...

    Ya know, I actually don't know. I believe I've said this several times before on this forum, but it's been said that Hitch had the finale in his mind, the stuff that takes place on Mount Rushmore,...
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    I think MTV had the same feed for the entire...

    I think MTV had the same feed for the entire country. If a given video was being played a lot in one area, it was being played a lot everywhere.
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    That's what's technically known in the medical...

    That's what's technically known in the medical profession as a brain fart. It wasn't Under Pressure I was thinking of, actually, but rather Body Language. Body Language was the one MTV almost...
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    I forgot about that one. Yeah, supposedly Russell...

    I forgot about that one. Yeah, supposedly Russell Mulcahey intended to make a movie based on William S. Burroughs' novel The Wild Boys, and the video/song was meant as a teaser, to entice the big...
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    I was gonna put up a lengthy post about...

    I was gonna put up a lengthy post about Earthbound, but I got half way through it and decided to 86 it. I haven't read any of the books or articles that have been written in recent years (by...
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    Well, there were some videos where the director...

    Well, there were some videos where the director actually attempted to dramatize the song lyrics, and did a reasonably decent video. I haven't actually watched the video, so I don't know how good the...
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    HITLER!!!! There, I did it! Now that Nazis...

    HITLER!!!!


    There, I did it! Now that Nazis have been brought into the argument, we can change the topic.
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    More likely the director of the video was stuck...

    More likely the director of the video was stuck in a whatever-it-is-you-just said future mentality. That's the way with a lot of those videos back in the 80's, it was some yutz trying to (as Paul...
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