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  1. Or Blackmore and Purple.

    Or Blackmore and Purple.
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    Er, yes sorry, I was simply wasting your time...

    Er, yes sorry, I was simply wasting your time...
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    Farewell, Inspector Harry 'Snapper' Organs,...

    Farewell, Inspector Harry 'Snapper' Organs, scourge of the Piranha Brothers, and Mr Wensleydale, proprietor of the finest and cleanest cheese shop in the neighbourhood.
  4. Does this count? ...

    Does this count?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5-z1c-9QmE


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKpzCCuHDVY
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    Frankly, I'd take Abba over The Boomtown Rats any...

    Frankly, I'd take Abba over The Boomtown Rats any day.
  6. There's also a mention of "needles and pins", as...

    There's also a mention of "needles and pins", as in The Searchers' song. OK, pretty thin...
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    A punchline is never hard to find. Unless you've...

    A punchline is never hard to find. Unless you've got a cosmic mind.
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    It's got Cyrus Hall McCormick and John Deere, but...

    It's got Cyrus Hall McCormick and John Deere, but not Harry Ferguson. For shame!
  9. Barclay James Harvest - Poor Man's Moody Blues.

    Barclay James Harvest - Poor Man's Moody Blues.
  10. There's a version of Kraftwerk's Autobahn done by...

    There's a version of Kraftwerk's Autobahn done by the Balanescu Quartet; only five minutes or so, but it rapidly outstays its welcome.
  11. "Keep an open mind – but not so open that your...

    "Keep an open mind – but not so open that your brain falls out"

    or (pop quiz - name the source)

    "My mind. It ain't so open. That anything. Could crawl right in."
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    Black Country Woman, The Rover and Houses of the...

    Black Country Woman, The Rover and Houses of the Holy were all dumped to make way for D'Yer Mak'er. Hell, even Walter's Walk (which ended up on Coda) would have been preferable.

    See also In...
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    Saw Rush three times at the Glasgow Apollo and...

    Saw Rush three times at the Glasgow Apollo and they were never less than stellar. And after the gig they'd stand and sign programmes and you really felt they appreciated you having come to the gig.
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    Given the Apollo bouncers' rigorous approach to...

    Given the Apollo bouncers' rigorous approach to amateur photographers and tapers, the cameraman must have had some sort of official permission.
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    Bloody TV companies and/or bands that jealously...

    Bloody TV companies and/or bands that jealously hoard film footage...
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    I notice that the title card briefly says...

    I notice that the title card briefly says 'Argent' instead of 'Electric Light Orchestra'. I wonder what else is out there from this 'Set of 6' programme.
  17. Didn't he only get to play it if the road crew...

    Didn't he only get to play it if the road crew hadn't hidden the pedal or 'forgot' to mic it up?
  18. OK, trial by jury it is. Where can we get 12 good...

    OK, trial by jury it is. Where can we get 12 good men and true?
  19. Hey, I'm not the one with the box sets in the...

    Hey, I'm not the one with the box sets in the wrong order.
  20. Oh no no no, you don't get off that easily. Your...

    Oh no no no, you don't get off that easily. Your fate is to mediate between all the different Yes factions and bring them to an amicable agreement, and then oversee the production of a new album that...
  21. Is it also photo trickery that has them in the...

    Is it also photo trickery that has them in the WRONG ORDER???!!! :yell
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    Tears of regret at being 125 bucks worse off.

    Tears of regret at being 125 bucks worse off.
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    Yes it has, the text is mostly contemporary...

    Yes it has, the text is mostly contemporary articles and press cuttings but none the worse for that.
  24. Why are they arranged in reverse order?!?

    Why are they arranged in reverse order?!?
  25. Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger's version of 'This...

    Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger's version of 'This Wheels On Fire' popped up on my playlist today. Mellotron AND Hammond, lovely.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkCBVZHrstE
  26. The track list implies 'Spoonful' is a previously...

    The track list implies 'Spoonful' is a previously released version - but the only live version I know about is from Wheels of Fire (also on the Those Were The Days box), and that was recorded at...
  27. Me too, top of the page, IE and Chrome.

    Me too, top of the page, IE and Chrome.
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    I've heard that Baker demanded the band sack...

    I've heard that Baker demanded the band sack Harvey Bainbridge and replace him with Jack Bruce, and his hook was slung as a result.
  29. Your father would of course be looked down on as...

    Your father would of course be looked down on as "he's in trade", irrespective of his wealth and sophistication. Having to do work of any description was absolutely infra dig. I think it was...
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    I like "Are You Ready Eddie?", so there. Ham or...

    I like "Are You Ready Eddie?", so there. Ham or cheese.
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    Ah, is that it? Right. Er, so, Asia, I really...

    Ah, is that it? Right. Er, so, Asia, I really should check them out. Oh look, a squirrel...
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    Every time I see a post about Asia I think "I...

    Every time I see a post about Asia I think "I really must check this band out". I then completely forget about them until the next time I see an Asia post. Is my brain trying to tell me something?
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    That is one of the more bizarre suggestions I...

    That is one of the more bizarre suggestions I have heard on PE.
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    SF author Alastair Reynolds managed to write...

    SF author Alastair Reynolds managed to write those exact words into one of his novels, and in a way that managed (just) to make sense. Reynolds appears to be a bit of a prog fan, he gets similar...
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    At one time Ian Anderson would have beat you to...

    At one time Ian Anderson would have beat you to death with his codpiece for suggesting Jethro Tull were 'prog'...
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    Dominic Muldowney composed the score for...

    Dominic Muldowney composed the score for 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' but Virgin Films rejected it and commissioned the Eurythmics to write a new score. The whole business got a bit contentious:
    ...
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    Yes, you can get both on one package: ...

    Yes, you can get both on one package:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Britain-Ron-Goodwin/dp/B00024YV2M

    Not sure how legit it is.
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    The Battle of Britain. Composer Sir William...

    The Battle of Britain.

    Composer Sir William Walton was commissioned to write the score but it was rejected by United Artists as 'unsuitable' without them ever hearing the score accompanied by the...
  39. Nice, but why not just say Kate Bush related?

    Nice, but why not just say Kate Bush related?
  40. There's probably a good thread to be had about...

    There's probably a good thread to be had about record companies thinking they know best. My go-to example is Simple Minds playing their 'difficult' second album 'Real to Real Cacophony' to horrified...
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    How long was a typical live show by King Crimson...

    How long was a typical live show by King Crimson in those days? Would a start-to-finish show fill four sides of vinyl?
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    George also appeared in The Rutles' documentary,...

    George also appeared in The Rutles' documentary, 'All You Need Is Cash', interviewing members of the band while in the background people steal things from the Rutles' offices.
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    Idle was always the 'wordier' of the Pythons. His...

    Idle was always the 'wordier' of the Pythons. His Travel Agent sketch is a masterpiece.
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    I think it is, saw it in a record shop last week....

    I think it is, saw it in a record shop last week. For £7 it would have been worth a punt!
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    Talking of collaborations, somewhere in the Deep...

    Talking of collaborations, somewhere in the Deep Purple vaults is a tape of a jam session with Blackmore, Paice and Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy.
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    Max Jaffa, not Jappart Peoples mentioned in...

    Max Jaffa, not Jappart

    Peoples mentioned in the song , starting with the band members:
    'Legs' Larry Smith
    Sam Spoons
    Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell
    Neil Innes
    Rodney Slater
    Roger...
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    I was watching a repeat of a Morecambe and Wise...

    I was watching a repeat of a Morecambe and Wise Show (I think) and one of the guest acts was Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen (I think). I don't know how if the show dated from before or after the...
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    There were always rumours that Prince had a ton...

    There were always rumours that Prince had a ton of unreleased material in the vaults at Paisley Park. If they ever sort out the ownership/publishing rights I suppose they might get released some day.
  49. Mike Rutherford ruined Genesis. Phil Collins gets...

    Mike Rutherford ruined Genesis. Phil Collins gets all the flak.
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    "Can you believe/God makes you breathe/Why did he...

    "Can you believe/God makes you breathe/Why did he lose/Six million Jews" comes on like a pile-up in the middle of the Indy 500.
  51. Deep Purple - 24 Carat Purple. My intro to the...

    Deep Purple - 24 Carat Purple. My intro to the band.
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    "And another minute all your money won't buy"...

    "And another minute all your money won't buy" scans just as well and sounds more coherent.

    Remionds me of the clunky line Banks and/or Rutherford contributed to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway -...
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    Motorhead - "Fourth day, five day marathon. We're...

    Motorhead - "Fourth day, five day marathon. We're moving like a parallelogram."

    How, exactly, does a parallelogram move?

    Kate Bush:

    "Beelzebub is aching in my belly-o / My feet are heavy and...
  54. Thread: Mountain!

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    In which case, I apologise for my poor attempt at...

    In which case, I apologise for my poor attempt at a jokey comment.
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    One of Wakeman's stories is about a solo gig...

    One of Wakeman's stories is about a solo gig around the time he had a biggish UK radio hit with Waterfalls, or something new-agey. To his horror a bunch of bikers turned up and were sat in the front...
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    'Blue Condition' popped up on my iPod shuffle on...

    'Blue Condition' popped up on my iPod shuffle on the way home today. As an inducement to searching out Ginger's solo oeuvre, it both sucks and blows, as you say Stateside.
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    Wow, no love lost there, what's up, did he shag...

    Wow, no love lost there, what's up, did he shag your sister and never called, or something?
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    Why 22?

    Why 22?
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    Deep Purple - A200, Coronarias Redig Metallica -...

    Deep Purple - A200, Coronarias Redig
    Metallica - Orion
    Rainbow - Weiss Heim
  60. Hmm, it's a toss-up as to which will claim Ginger...

    Hmm, it's a toss-up as to which will claim Ginger first, his illness or an enraged medical attendant wrapping an IV line round his neck...
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