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    There's been at least a couple groups called...

    There's been at least a couple groups called Devil Doll. There was an Italian art rock band back in the 90's, but there's also an American punkabilly group called Devil Doll.
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    When you're talking about music, it's usually...

    When you're talking about music, it's usually spelled poseur.

    I remember Ray Davies sayign he wanted to call one of the Kinks albums "Poseurs", I guess as a joke, but he said he didn't think the...
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    When I think of "constipated" sounding vocals, I...

    When I think of "constipated" sounding vocals, I think of all those idiot "modern" rock guys of the last...oh, about the last 25 years, like the guy from Korn. He sounds like he's trying really hard...
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    I've never heard the first one, but I bought the...

    I've never heard the first one, but I bought the second one on LP out of the dollar bin back in the mid 80's. It's been ages since I've listened to it, though, other than No More Lies.



    It's...
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    Yeah, you get a lot of leakage when you turn the...

    Yeah, you get a lot of leakage when you turn the mic preamps up. That's interesting, because the line you sometimes hear is the drums are the one thing you can't overdub on a record, but if they had...
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    The HSAS album was supposedly recorded live, but...

    The HSAS album was supposedly recorded live, but they ended up doing a ton of overdubs. If I remember correctly, they did something like a dozen shows on the west coast, and recorded two of them, and...
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    Now, there's a name I don't hear often anymore. I...

    Now, there's a name I don't hear often anymore. I remember MTV used to play one of his videos a lot in the early days. When I was in boot camp, the guy in the bunk next to mine has from Austin, and I...
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    He was the first frontman I remember seeing using...

    He was the first frontman I remember seeing using the headset mic. Before that, I'd only seen singing keyboardists and drummers use them. This was years before you saw the boy bands or "dance music"...
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    As you say, he had already done it in Electric...

    As you say, he had already done it in Electric Ladyland, so why would he go back? I can sort of see him doing something jazz oriented, as per the talk of the Gil Evans collaboration, but as others...
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    Do we know for sure that Jimi wanted to play with...

    Do we know for sure that Jimi wanted to play with Keith and Greg? From what I recall, Keith said they jammed with Jimi, but nothing ever came of it. I can't imagine it working too well.

    There's...
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    I'm also a fan of Danny's. Read about him in...

    I'm also a fan of Danny's. Read about him in Guitar Player in 1983 (which I actually forgot about until years later when I saw a picture of him playing slide with a beer bottle, and realized that GP...
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    Yeah, unfortunately, the video of the full...

    Yeah, unfortunately, the video of the full concert seems to have really poor quality. There's individual songs with better quality though. I remember the bit, I guess it must be on Bad Motor Scooter,...
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    I've never really heard Sammy's solo records. I...

    I've never really heard Sammy's solo records. I know a few songs here and there, Three Lock Box, I'll Fall In Love Again, of course, Heavy Metal (a cool song, even if he did crib it from Queen), etc....
  14. I've got the Nassau Coliseum video, kinda poor...

    I've got the Nassau Coliseum video, kinda poor quality, but back in the 90's, I think it was the best that was floating around> I've also seen the Earls Court footage before, probably 10 or 12 years...
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    What do you mean "one more time"? You didn't make...

    What do you mean "one more time"? You didn't make that clear the first time. Someone said he grew it back for Van Halen 3. I'm serious, I don't ever remember hearing about Eddie shaving his head! As...
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    WEait, when did he actually shave his head? Was...

    WEait, when did he actually shave his head? Was it around the time Balance came out, or was it later? Because he's got a full head of hair, and the beard and mustache look in the Can't Stop Loving...
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    [QUOTE=Frumious B;1002111] When they put the...

    When they put the 80's station on at work, they've played Why Can't This Be Love, Love Walks In, Good Enough, and I think How Will I Know When It's Love. They may have also played Right Now on the...
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    Well, I guess the "he shaved his head" episode...

    Well, I guess the "he shaved his head" episode passed me by then. I just remember seeing him on the cover of Guitar Player and Guitar World with his new look. I guess when you're in your early 20's,...
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    I don't remember Ed ever shaving his head. I...

    I don't remember Ed ever shaving his head. I remember Alex having a shaved head, briefly after the 5150 tour. There was a TV commercial for Rolling Stone and a Hank Williams Jr video the band appears...
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    I've heard both Sammy and Eddie tell the story of...

    I've heard both Sammy and Eddie tell the story of how Eddie went to see his mechanic Claudio. Eddie owned a Lamborghini, I think it was and Claudio was the guy in the LA area who worked on those...
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    I like the first couple albums that Sammy was on,...

    I like the first couple albums that Sammy was on, certainly 5150 was a great record, OU812 was a good one, too.

    For me things start going sideways on Balance. Can't Stop Loving You really bugged...
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    Huh, I never knew that. But then, I wasn't around...

    Huh, I never knew that. But then, I wasn't around in the early 60's. At least, I don't think I was.
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    Abby: I wonder what Ducky looked like when he was...

    Abby: I wonder what Ducky looked like when he was young
    Gibbs: Like Ilya Kuriokin

    He was in a movie I always liked called Around the World Under The Sea, with Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Eaton (the...
  24. That's right. I remember there being a comment...

    That's right. I remember there being a comment about how one of those guys in Jethro Tull mentioned that Ian Anderson would "retire for the night" earlier then the rest of the band, when they were on...
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    And worse yet, he's a terrible...

    And worse yet, he's a terrible songwriter/composer. That first Alcatrazz was the best record he ever played on, because the other guys were involved in writing the songs. When Yngwie formed Rising...
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    Hymie was also the guy who ran the fence in Hot...

    Hymie was also the guy who ran the fence in Hot Stuff, that Jerry Reed, Dom DeLuise, Suzanne Pleshette and Luis Alavos take over to nab crooks trying to sell their stolen goods.
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    Not only is there a remake of The Mechanic, but I...

    Not only is there a remake of The Mechanic, but I think they also did a sequel to it too. The only reason I know the sequel exists is because Jessica Alba is in it, so it pops up every once in awhile...
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    I remember Eddie telling a story once about how...

    I remember Eddie telling a story once about how Al and his wife were arguing about the Beethoven piece Fur Elise. What were they arguing about? What key it was in! I've forgotten the details, but Al...
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    I was gonna suggest that a lot of those tapes are...

    I was gonna suggest that a lot of those tapes are probably just rough sketches, a riff here or there, maybe a chorus or a couple lines of lyrics in there someplace, closer to John Lennon's Free As A...
  30. Yeah, in the 60's you had to do basically two...

    Yeah, in the 60's you had to do basically two albums a year, then in the 70's it kinda slowed down to one a year, most of the time. By the 80's, it was becoming commonplace to deliver an album every...
  31. I haven't really heard any "new" instrumental...

    I haven't really heard any "new" instrumental music, apart from some of the ambient things I've gotten off Bandcamp lately, recent releases from e.g. Steve Roach, Forrest Fang, etc.

    But there's...
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    I think it might have been at my first Gong...

    I think it might have been at my first Gong concert, when I learned of George's death. I was up in the balcony for some reason for that show, and someone at the table next to mine comes back from teh...
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    Forgot about The Mechanic. That was a good one. I...

    Forgot about The Mechanic. That was a good one. I was gonna quote a line from that, but then realized it might be construed as a spoiler, so I removed it.
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    Yeah, I get that, I just don't understand how...

    Yeah, I get that, I just don't understand how that would have been more likely for Rat to be able to close the deal if he had played the right Zep record.



    Yeah probably. Who knows? Like I...
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    My point was you have rabid followers in all...

    My point was you have rabid followers in all circles who think a given band is the greatest ever, no possibility that might not be true. Or that a given member of said band was the best at his/her...
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    Well everyone knows the three greatest bands ever...

    Well everyone knows the three greatest bands ever were Queen, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. I mean, that's a scientifically proven fact, man. Which order you put them in is your business....
  37. Probably. Couldn't that Green Day thing...

    Probably. Couldn't that Green Day thing from...shit, 11 years ago? ANyway, they did a so called rock opera, since they're, at least in theory, a "punk" band, maybe that's your "punk opera".
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    Well, the whole concept that you're going to woo...

    Well, the whole concept that you're going to woo a girl by playing any Led Zeppelin record, by itself, strikes me as being hilarious, never mind the concept that the whole thing collapses because he...
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    Well, the whole concept that you're going to woo...

    Well, the whole concept that you're going to woo a girl by playing any Led Zeppelin record, by itself, strikes me as being hilarious, never mind the concept that the whole thing collapses because he...
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    Yeah, he was a few years into his career as a...

    Yeah, he was a few years into his career as a film actor, before he adopted Bronson as his stage name. Up until then, his career was mostly bit parts, frequently uncredited. But I remember seeing...
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    I'd never heard that before, but I can believe...

    I'd never heard that before, but I can believe it. I always loved that expression he'd do on TV, when he'd say "Well", where he folds his arms and puts one hand up to his cheek. Adrian Belew did a...
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    Oh, I don't think "fans with big egos" is limited...

    Oh, I don't think "fans with big egos" is limited to just Yes. that happens with a lot of bands. You ever try telling a Rush fan that Neil Peart might not be the greatest drummer ever?
  43. Hmm, could be. I know Kit's father was a legit...

    Hmm, could be. I know Kit's father was a legit composer, so maybe that's where that came from. I think Pete said it was Kit who played Purcell for him, and that's how he got into using suspended...
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    Bill Bruford said once that there was a very...

    Bill Bruford said once that there was a very brief moment where ABWH was gonna actually mean "something artistically" and it wasn't going to be commercial concerns or whatever, then noted "That...
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    OH man, I used to love watchign that show when I...

    OH man, I used to love watchign that show when I was a kid. I loved the college educated next door neighbor, who'd always say something in some ridiculously complex way. Then George would say "Or, we...
  46. I understand what he means. It's supposed to be...

    I understand what he means. It's supposed to be ROCK music, not "musical theater". I think at some point, Townshend decided he wanted to rock n roll to be accepted by "the establishment", hence his...
  47. I seem to recall the "Broadway" version of Tommy...

    I seem to recall the "Broadway" version of Tommy sort of neutered the arrangemetns for the sake of making it palatable for the musical theater crowd.
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    Anton and Will Lee played on a couple of my...

    Anton and Will Lee played on a couple of my favorite records (well, Will played on one of them, but Anton played on four that might fall into that category). Does anyone here besides Gruno (that's...
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    SIT DOWN, WALDO! I remember watching that video...

    SIT DOWN, WALDO! I remember watching that video on Hot For Teacher on Pop Up Video, and they said that they had to spend an entire day filming the chorus bits, ya know, where it's colour and Eddie,...
  50. Yeah, I do too, but it still looks like Central...

    Yeah, I do too, but it still looks like Central Casting threw up on it. :lol
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    OK, you might have a point about those first...

    OK, you might have a point about those first three, but are you seriously suggesting The Rock and Con Air movies were better than Raising Arizona?! I seem those were both tacky action flicks (though...
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    Yeah, that was a good movie. "I found myself...

    Yeah, that was a good movie.

    "I found myself passing convenience stores that weren't on the way home"

    "I'll be taking these Huggies and whatever's in the cash register"
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    They did put out an Alien doll when the first...

    They did put out an Alien doll when the first movie came out. I remember my first grade teacher asking us what we wanted for Xmas, and I said "An Alien doll" and she had no clue what I was talking...
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    Really? I kinda liked Page's music there. Maybe...

    Really? I kinda liked Page's music there. Maybe the thugs were laughable, but I always like watching Bronson take out the trash, as it were. The fourth and fifth were the best, though. "Hey, Freddie!...
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    I still say the two best movies Nick Cage was...

    I still say the two best movies Nick Cage was ever in were Valley Girl and Raising Arizona.

    I thought that one where he plays the crazy yuppie who thinks he is a vampire wasn't very good. For...
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    Like with all their veteran artists, apparently...

    Like with all their veteran artists, apparently (dammit!), Warners did put out a boxset, probably about 10 or so years ago, of the first six albums. I mean, there's no bonus material or whatever, but...
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    Yewah, but if I buy off Amazon I get 5% back on...

    Yewah, but if I buy off Amazon I get 5% back on my Amazon Visa. I didn't know they had done a new series of remasters in 2015. The three albums I do have on CD (the first one, Diver Down and 1984)...
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    My understanding it is indeed Ted. I guess Ted...

    My understanding it is indeed Ted. I guess Ted and Dave had a lot of going back and forth when they were cutting the vocals.

    Has anyone seen the videos that were done at the time of A Different...
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    So apparently (he says, facetiously), over in the...

    So apparently (he says, facetiously), over in the "Death as a career move" department, the first VH album and 1984 are now charting again, and the band's sales have shot up seomthing like 7000% since...
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    Yeah, I don't think I knew that either....

    Yeah, I don't think I knew that either. Apparently, back in Holland, their family took a lot of shit for being interracial. Apparently, that played a big part in them emigrating Stateside. Then when...
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