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    The line I remember was Tony saying they knew he...

    The line I remember was Tony saying they knew he could do the soft stuff, but they didn't know if he could handle the harder stuff, when they first talked of him being the full time lead singer.
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    I always liked Kantner's explanation of why he...

    I always liked Kantner's explanation of why he left the band, because "It was already getting to..." and he then mockingly sings the chorus of We Built This City, flips the bird and says "Fuck you,...
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    Well, it's hard to suss out the exact truth,...

    Well, it's hard to suss out the exact truth, thanks to the poor editing of their Wikipedia page, but I don't think any of the guys listed as the "current lineup" were in the band during the mid 70's,...
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    I'm doubtful on that Ann Arbor one, as I'm not...

    I'm doubtful on that Ann Arbor one, as I'm not sure P-Funk were billing themselves as 'Parliament-Funkadelic" yet at that time. In fact, as I recall, the name Funkadelic came into use because George...
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    Beautiful forgeries, you mean. None of those are...

    Beautiful forgeries, you mean. None of those are legit. Except maybe that last one.
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    Well, I dont' think the idea was to redefine the...

    Well, I dont' think the idea was to redefine the old songs, so much as to put forth something where they own the copyright, and/or get a decent share of royalties.
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    Why is it a strange release? Lots of bands have...

    Why is it a strange release? Lots of bands have been doing that sort of thing in recent years. The weird thing here is that he gets away with calling the band Starship when he's the only...
  8. Frank Zappa: Back end of the Linz, Austria...

    Frank Zappa: Back end of the Linz, Austria Sporthalle show from 29 June 1982 (starting with Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously?)
    Steve Roach: Fever Dreams II
    David Bowie: Low
    Gary Burton/Chick...
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    Fat Old Sun is a good track on the studio album,...

    Fat Old Sun is a good track on the studio album, which is notable for displaying the versatility of Gilmour and Wright (apparently, Mason and Waters don't play at all on the studio version), but it...
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    That's a complicated question to answer. I think...

    That's a complicated question to answer. I think they genuinely recorded Echoes, A Saucerful Of Secrets, and One Of These Days in Pompeii, but on the former two songs, they added footage later. All...
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    The frell do you mean "endure"?! You make it...

    The frell do you mean "endure"?! You make it sound like the songs on side one all suck or something. The first three are brilliant. San Tropez and Seamus, not so much.
    Also, unless you're listening...
  12. Steve Roach: Fever Dreams Frank Zappa: the back...

    Steve Roach: Fever Dreams
    Frank Zappa: the back half of that Hamburg ICC show from 82 that I began last night (found the MIA second disc).
  13. For what's it worth, I know one progressive rock...

    For what's it worth, I know one progressive rock fan, who went to NEARfest and ROSfest multiple times, who said she was so offended by Catholic Girls (herself being a Catholic Girl) that she never...
  14. And my opinion is no one who's that deep into doo...

    And my opinion is no one who's that deep into doo wop music that he's doing covers of obscure songs most other people don't remember have no business insulting Scorpions (note the absence of the...
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    I remember seeing the video for...what was it?...

    I remember seeing the video for...what was it? Congo? I remember seeing it, I think exactly once on MTV or VH-1. That was it. Maybe if VH-1 had gotten behidn the single, it might have been different....
  16. And yet he felt compelled to insult Culture Club,...

    And yet he felt compelled to insult Culture Club, Devo and Scorpions on Does Humor Belong In Music. :roll
  17. Yeah, but it doesn't descend to the level of...

    Yeah, but it doesn't descend to the level of stuff like Let's Make The Water Turn Black, Illinois Enema Bandit, or Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?



    Well, one of these days, I'll get Studio Tan on...
  18. Grateful Dead: 2/14/70 Fillmore East Second and...

    Grateful Dead: 2/14/70 Fillmore East Second and third sets
    Frank Zappa: 6/8/82 International Congress Centrum, Hamburg (well, the front half of it, anyway, disc 2 is MIA)
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    I'll have to watch that one then. I'm curious to...

    I'll have to watch that one then. I'm curious to see what Phil does with the tambourine solo in a seated position.
  20. Yeah, that's how it is for me with some of the...

    Yeah, that's how it is for me with some of the early rock n roll stuff I've been trying to pickup. I can't figure out which Buddy Holly, Duane Eddy or Eddie Cochran set I'm supposed to buy, without...
  21. Well, if the humor was clever, like Gong does,...

    Well, if the humor was clever, like Gong does, that's one thing. Much of Frank's humor strikes me as being not particularly clever.





    It's been a long time since I've listened to Greggery...
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    Also like his playing on the Behind The Lines...

    Also like his playing on the Behind The Lines intro and Duke's Travels. Also love his fills on Dodo/The Lurker, and his playing on Mama, as well as Abacab itself.

    Also, I'm given to believe...
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    C'est WHAAAAAAAAA?!

    C'est WHAAAAAAAAA?!
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    Darryl played guitar on Behind The Lines,...

    Darryl played guitar on Behind The Lines, Misunderstanding, No Reply At All (where he played the horn section parts with a clean tone, which sounded ridiculous), It's Gonna Get Better, and of course...
  25. It's an alright song. Yeah, I guess it makes me...

    It's an alright song. Yeah, I guess it makes me smile. I certainly never hit skip on it.

    BTW, something I've always wondered; what's the deal at the end of side two, just before Valarie starts,...
  26. I agree with most of those sentiments. I...

    I agree with most of those sentiments. I especially find the doo-wop stuff annoying, given Frank's attitude toward most everything that replaced doo-wop as the "music from America's youth". I'll take...
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    Looks like that Moonlit Knight/Carpet Crawlers...

    Looks like that Moonlit Knight/Carpet Crawlers medley is basically the same one they did in 1980.
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    Oh, I can assure you, plenty of people have...

    Oh, I can assure you, plenty of people have crapped on ZZ Top for conforming to modernity during the 80's. Most people I know stop at Eliminator, if not a couple albums before it. For me, Eliminator...
  29. I have the Kiss related bits on VHS (and they...

    I have the Kiss related bits on VHS (and they also used some of it on one of the Kissology sets). I somehow didn't catch, watching my bootleg VHS, that was Margaret Hamilton is Wicked Witch Of The...
  30. Or the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band...

    Or the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band soundtrack 5.1 remix.

    Or the Thank God It's Friday soundtrack 5.1 remix

    Or the Times Square soundtrack 5.1 remix

    What else can you throw in here?...
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    Oh, "Is that a man or a woman?" was my dad's...

    Oh, "Is that a man or a woman?" was my dad's question to anything he saw, so far as rock music was concerned.
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    The DVD I have was made for me by one of my...

    The DVD I have was made for me by one of my musician friends, he tossed in a package of a couple CD's I bought from him.
  33. The only time I got to see them was in 2009, I...

    The only time I got to see them was in 2009, I think, when they did the tour where they played the whole of British Steel to start the show. And Glenn and Kenneth were there too. Oh yeah, and that's...
  34. Would have liked to hvae heard Rocka Roll and...

    Would have liked to hvae heard Rocka Roll and Turbo Lover. But to me, it's not Judas Priest without Tipton and Downing.
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    That's what I'm thining. I remember back in 2007,...

    That's what I'm thining. I remember back in 2007, there was initially talk of a reunion of the quintet, doing The Lamb in it's entirety (like The Who did with Quadrophenia in 96, I guess)....
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    That's the last one I have too, but not due to my...

    That's the last one I have too, but not due to my own actions. Rather, my mom brought it home from a library record sale (or maybe from the thrift store she used to go to). She'd do that a lot for...
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    I think I have it on DVD around here someplace,...

    I think I have it on DVD around here someplace, but I've misplaced it.
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    Doesn't ring any immediate bells, but I saw a ton...

    Doesn't ring any immediate bells, but I saw a ton of stuff back then that I only vaguely remember. THere's a lot of gaps in my early TV viewing memories. BUT, it might have been something that ABC...
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    Whenever anyone mentions Ides Of March, all I can...

    Whenever anyone mentions Ides Of March, all I can think of is Jim Peterik's other band (do I actually need to say the name?), and all the songs he's cowritten for other people. You know that Sammy...
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    Ohh he's playing here one day after my birthday!...

    Ohh he's playing here one day after my birthday! Maybe I should go!
  41. I would have liked to have seen that tour. For...

    I would have liked to have seen that tour. For one, I never got to see Deep Purple with Jon Lord, and secondly, a complete Tarkus! But that tour played a venue that wasn't really accessible to me,...
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    Yeah, same here.

    Yeah, same here.
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    I found it mindboggling when I realized that was...

    I found it mindboggling when I realized that was The The. I came to know that song from, I think it was an M&M's commercial that was done, oh I guess it's been something like 15 years ago now....
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    Yeah, I've heard a little bit of his music. I...

    Yeah, I've heard a little bit of his music. I remember reading about him in Guitar Player back in the early 90's, and he did a record called Lunar Crush, which John Medeski, which I remember hearing...
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    The organ sounds on the 80's era albums come from...

    The organ sounds on the 80's era albums come from either the Prophet-10 or the Synclavier. I think it's the Prophet-10 on something like Abacab itself, but on That's All, it's the Synclavier. But...
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    I used to be able to do that, but lately, it's more of a challenge.
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    Yeah, I remember at the time, thinking Geoff...

    Yeah, I remember at the time, thinking Geoff Downes rig on those first two Asia tours looked amazing! Likewise for all the gear Tangerine Dream filled the stage circa 74-84 or so, and all those...
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    I happen to rather like the Genesis album covers,...

    I happen to rather like the Genesis album covers, at least up through Wind & Wuthering.

    As a side note, I remember Steve Harris said that he was disappointed when they dropped the Nursery...
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    They did what?! I remember reading back in the...

    They did what?! I remember reading back in the late 90's that Rykodisc got frelled over in the 200 Motels deal, to the point that it put the label's future in serious doubt (maybe that's why they...
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    (Fred Schneider mode) They're doing WHAT?!" (Fred...

    (Fred Schneider mode) They're doing WHAT?!" (Fred Schneider mode off) (Shatner mode) WHY THE HELL WASN'T I NOTIFIED?! (Shatner mode off) That's literally the first I've heard about this. I want to...
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    It takes several minutes to change reels in video...

    It takes several minutes to change reels in video and film cameras, or it did back then. Phil would have had to have told like a 5 or 6 minute story for that to cover the gap.

    I remember when...
  52. Steve Roach: Arc Of Passion Yes: Relayer Yes:...

    Steve Roach: Arc Of Passion
    Yes: Relayer
    Yes: Going For The One
    John Coltrane: Africa/Brass Sessions Volume 2
    Anthony Phillips: Private Parts And Pieces Volume II
    Anthony Phillips/Enrique Berrio...
  53. So do I then assume we're talking about the...

    So do I then assume we're talking about the recordings that were on the Official Bootleg Series sets?
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    Well, I guess they could have positioned the...

    Well, I guess they could have positioned the keyboards so that he was facing teh audience, but that somehow seems like it would look awkward. But yeha, that keyboard rig on the first couple Asia...
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    Rutherford stood sometimes, I think typically...

    Rutherford stood sometimes, I think typically when he played bass, judging from the bits of video footage qw have from the Gabriel years. But I remember Peter saying something to the effect that...
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    I dont' believe so. Certainly every photo or...

    I dont' believe so. Certainly every photo or video I've seen of Genesis onstage, he's seated. I think that's why prefers to keep his keyboard rig simple. I remember someone suggesting that he wished...
  57. They're doing some live shows in the UK.

    They're doing some live shows in the UK.
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    The Who were masters of that sort of thing. I...

    The Who were masters of that sort of thing. I love the between song interview they did on The Smothers Comedy Hour, where none of them seem to be taking any of it

    Tommy Smothers: So you must be...
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    Yeah, I've kinda wimped on the Kiss books front....

    Yeah, I've kinda wimped on the Kiss books front. I should have all four of the autobiographies and at elast a couple of others, but never got around to it. And yeah, I imagine that has to be...
  60. Grateful Dead 10/19/74 second set Harvey Mandel:...

    Grateful Dead 10/19/74 second set
    Harvey Mandel: Games Guitars Play
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