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    “Our Lips Are Sealed” - The Go-Go’s “Empire...

    “Our Lips Are Sealed” - The Go-Go’s
    “Empire State of Mind” - Alicia Keys
    “It’s My Life” - Talk Talk
    “Fade Away and Radiate” - Blondie
    “Along Comes Mary” - The Association
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    Did Yes even need more than 6 minutes?😉

    Did Yes even need more than 6 minutes?😉
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    I doubt that there are any legal issues. At the...

    I doubt that there are any legal issues. At the time, Beefheart was, in effect, a salaried member of Zappa’s band.
    A few concerts from ‘75, like El Paso for instance, are up on YouTube. I like...
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    Shampoohorn by Z. I understand the European and...

    Shampoohorn by Z. I understand the European and American versions are not the same. Changes were made in the interim of their respective releases.
  5. If I go to a show, I tend to expect faithful...

    If I go to a show, I tend to expect faithful renditions of songs. When someone other than the original artist is covering a song, I HOPE for a new interpretation.
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    There’s the Beatle album that was pulled from the...

    There’s the Beatle album that was pulled from the shelves because of the cover photo.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yesterday_and_Today
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    ‘American Pie’ is too long for me. For one thing,...

    ‘American Pie’ is too long for me. For one thing, I don’t seem to be wired to focus my attention on lyrics for an 8 or 9 minute stretch. But the song was some kind of a phenomenon when it came out....
  8. Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody
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    My sense is that his reaction was a matter of...

    My sense is that his reaction was a matter of being moved by the lyrics. The only specific line I recall him referring to is “Jack Flash sat on a candlestick.” I think that, in context, that line...
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    In the 70’s, I knew a psychiatrist who described...

    In the 70’s, I knew a psychiatrist who described experiencing a knot in his stomach the first time he heard “American Pie.” He explained that he thought his reaction was subconsciously triggered and...
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    I find that physical activity can be beneficial....

    I find that physical activity can be beneficial. A mindless task such as walking on a treadmill has provided an impetus for fresh ideas. I don’t stop and write stuff down. I figure if it’s worthwhile...
  12. Prior to John Cale’s cover in the early 90’s, I’d...

    Prior to John Cale’s cover in the early 90’s, I’d never heard the song ‘Hallelujah.’ Now it seems unavoidable.
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    I’m not sure that this qualifies as non-jazz...

    I’m not sure that this qualifies as non-jazz rhythm…



    https://youtu.be/QO1MdbQQv28
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    I’d reach for Zappa’s “The Lost Episodes.” It may...

    I’d reach for Zappa’s “The Lost Episodes.” It may be lacking in specified ear-candy attributes, but is comprised of a wide variety of cool events.
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    ^^^ At that time, I think I would’ve been...

    ^^^
    At that time, I think I would’ve been reluctant to invest in a 4 record set, even from Frank. Still, thumbs up to earlier access.

    Edit: Actually, it’s not as lengthy as I thought. Probably...
  16. I think the best I can do is to rattle off the...

    I think the best I can do is to rattle off the first albums that come to mind. I only know that I’ve heard these lots of times, not necessarily the most...

    All Things Must Pass (Well, the first 4...
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    A few words from Stevie Wonder......

    A few words from Stevie Wonder...
    https://youtu.be/Deag8Rh4cd4
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    I believe that Playground Psychotics is totally...

    I believe that Playground Psychotics is totally Frank’s production.
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    https://youtu.be/IW0Wq-t4kSQ

    https://youtu.be/IW0Wq-t4kSQ
  20. Thread: Song Backstories

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    I’d like to quote Narada Michael Walden from the...

    I’d like to quote Narada Michael Walden from the biography of Josef Zawinul, “In a Silent Way.” This is regarding the song ‘Cannonball,’ which Zawinul wrote as a tribute to Cannonball Adderly around...
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    ELP had been to town and the local FM station...

    ELP had been to town and the local FM station seemed enamored of Tarkus. I think they played it every night for a while. Eventually I bought the album.
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    https://youtu.be/5Z85dzVIDbc

    https://youtu.be/5Z85dzVIDbc
  23. Thread: Guess the band!

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    Creedance Clearwater Revival?

    Creedance Clearwater Revival?
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    Crimson in a club in a ‘hick town’ in ‘81. We...

    Crimson in a club in a ‘hick town’ in ‘81. We weren’t worthy.
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    Milton Nascimento in ‘91, supporting the Txai...

    Milton Nascimento in ‘91, supporting the Txai album. His band was pared down from the previous time I’d seen him. Cool concert.
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    BoMo (Bozzio/ Mastelotto) in Austin circa 2000,...

    BoMo (Bozzio/ Mastelotto) in Austin circa 2000, with an abundance of percussion instruments supplied by Mickey Hart. I was rather bored except for a brief moment when Bozzio jumped on the drum kit....
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    “C’mon Tommy, hurry up... If we don’t get...

    “C’mon Tommy, hurry up... If we don’t get finished we’ll have to throw down the dough.”
    - The fade out of Van Morrison’s Cleaning Windows
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    My apologies. I should’ve tried that url before...

    My apologies. I should’ve tried that url before posting this thread. If you search Warriors Beat-Club you can find it.
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    The Warriors on Beat-Club 1967

    There appear to be some new videos of The Warriors on youtube. I thought I’d post this, although it may be old hat for many members here. Anyway, I didn’t know that Ian Wallace ever had an afro....
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    Rest in peace... https://youtu.be/nw-EsVRPibU

    Rest in peace...
    https://youtu.be/nw-EsVRPibU
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    Just scanning over this thread I see ‘Freak Out’...

    Just scanning over this thread I see ‘Freak Out’ and ‘We’re Only in it For the Money’ mentioned quite a bit. Maybe ‘Absolutely Free’ doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. It’s the first one I ever...
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    It sounds to me like Sugarcane Harris is playing...

    It sounds to me like Sugarcane Harris is playing the organ during Underwood’s sax improv at the start of “Gumbo Variations,” and then they switch ‘roles.’ But, it’s not credited. ...Those guys are...
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    Me, as well. A resourceful use of studio time....

    Me, as well. A resourceful use of studio time. But, a cursory search revealed that the rate was $55 an hour at TTG Studios in ‘68. (Less than I expected, anyway.)
    The Wikipedia article states that...
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    Roxy and One Size are great suggestions, but you...

    Roxy and One Size are great suggestions, but you might also consider The Yellow Shark.
    https://youtu.be/OWysvAEl3zU
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    I think the above suggestions are really good....

    I think the above suggestions are really good. But, seems to me, delving into five albums of Frank Zappa at once dilutes the impact of each one. I would recommend perusing Zappa one album at a time.
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    ^^^ I find Jakko’s compositions on ‘Bruised...

    ^^^
    I find Jakko’s compositions on ‘Bruised Romantic Glee Club’ and ‘Waves Sweep the Sand’ to be compelling, to say the least, and consider him quite capable of composing ‘at a KC level.’
  37. Toads of the Short Forest, in which Frank...

    Toads of the Short Forest, in which Frank verbally identifies the time signatures.

    https://youtu.be/3GBWzbE3ITo
  38. Graham Nash - Blacknotes (Just a little ditty...

    Graham Nash - Blacknotes
    (Just a little ditty about playing the black keys.)

    https://youtu.be/ZWdFlQOPc48
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    Good questions. I guess my appetite for music...

    Good questions.
    I guess my appetite for music isn’t what it used to be. I don’t spend much time on it. Up until a few years ago, I listened to cd’s in my car, now not at all. If I find something I...
  40. Thread: Abominations

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    When 8 track first came out, people found...

    When 8 track first came out, people found themselves able to listen to their favorite records while driving in their cars for the first time. Otherwise it was AM radio.
    With the particular 8 track...
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    Sure, it’s human nature, but, as the song says,...

    Sure, it’s human nature, but, as the song says, “It doesn’t mean you should, just because you can.”
    In the interview posted in the OP, Wendy calls herself a ‘pioneer’ in music. And, over time, and...
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    Thanks for posting. I find the bit about her...

    Thanks for posting.
    I find the bit about her pursuits as an ‘eclipse photographer’ to be an interesting parallel with her current inaccessibility...
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    Initially, following their first 3 records, I was...

    Initially, following their first 3 records, I was disappointed that ‘Uncle Meat’ was mostly an instrumental album, but, over time, became enamored with sides 1 thru 3, and the album has maintained a...
  44. Thread: Not a Troll Job

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    ^^^ That’s “Closed On Sunday.” I think the...

    ^^^
    That’s “Closed On Sunday.” I think the chik-fil-a reference is funny. But, I can’t say that I understand the meaning of some lyrics on these songs.
    I enjoy the bass synth on a couple of...
  45. Thread: Ginger Baker RIP

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    Proverbs 22 (24-25): “Make no friendship with an...

    Proverbs 22 (24-25):
    “Make no friendship with an angry man,
    And with a furious man do not go,
    Lest you learn his ways
    And set a snare for your soul.”

    Beware the snare.🥁
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    Have you considered Kentucky Rain? Seems to me...

    Have you considered Kentucky Rain? Seems to me that it has acoustic potential, and qualifies as crossover country.
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    Gathering from some of your posts elsewhere, this...

    Gathering from some of your posts elsewhere, this album probably won’t do much for you. Whether it’s important or essential is a matter of opinion. You KNOW it’s no Civilization Phase III. 🙂 Overall,...
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    First heard The Ladder 5 or 6 years ago, going on...

    First heard The Ladder 5 or 6 years ago, going on someone’s recommendation here. I was pleasantly surprised. It’s the album I reach for when I want to hear Yes.
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    Sebastian Cabot’s reading of “Like a Rolling...

    Sebastian Cabot’s reading of “Like a Rolling Stone”:


    https://youtu.be/johU9X2A9no
  50. Yes, and time constraints being a major factor,...

    Yes, and time constraints being a major factor, maintaining such a list would be expedient compared to my oblique approach to selecting music to investigate. But, for mysterious reasons, I’m wired to...
  51. I listened through this (the link above, plus the...

    I listened through this (the link above, plus the other 3 parts). It’s funny that I’m more inclined to pursue some music that is pronounced as disappointing, as opposed to what is lavishly praised....
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    https://youtu.be/cn8bQmo-Tw4 Cool. I hadn’t...

    https://youtu.be/cn8bQmo-Tw4
    Cool. I hadn’t heard that before.
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    Nino Rota’s theme for Fellini’s Amarcord (1973)...

    Nino Rota’s theme for Fellini’s Amarcord (1973) is a favorite of mine...

    https://youtu.be/bk4MEhUkxco
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    In 1998 1988 was a million years ago.

    In 1998 1988 was a million years ago.
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    I agree. Whatever Frank wrote that even...

    I agree. Whatever Frank wrote that even approaches being poetic, was probably written to make fun of something poetic. Like a greasy love song for example.
    He didn’t like poetry. Of his lyrics he...
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    To The Last Whale - David Crosby & Graham Nash...

    To The Last Whale - David Crosby & Graham Nash
    Comprised of two compositions: ‘Critical Mass’ by Crosby, and ‘Wind On the Water’ by Nash. The strings were arranged by Jimmie Haskell. James Taylor...
  57. I recommend the music of Mike Keneally’s Wooden...

    I recommend the music of Mike Keneally’s Wooden Smoke and Wooden Smoke Asleep.


    https://youtu.be/Kb4Sx5eSAVs


    https://youtu.be/xcJMGrCxGaU
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    Ringo’s a great drummer and a real sport. In...

    Ringo’s a great drummer and a real sport.

    In the mid seventies, Ringo was living in LA, and he writes in his “Postcard” book that, whenever John Bonham was in town, day or night, he’d drive over...
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    Back in the day, I’d missed the issue containing...

    Back in the day, I’d missed the issue containing “201 Minutes of Space Idiocy,” and mailed some coins in with a request for a copy. I got back a check for 35 cents signed by William Gaines.
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    ...Great bands. Check out this configuration in...

    ...Great bands. Check out this configuration in 1980 (live in Montreux):


    https://youtu.be/9GVDviCD1HE
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