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    Prog in unlikely places

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    I was working out in the gym last week (which is unlikely enough in itself) and amongst all the usual Corporate Country, Autotune Pop and Classic Rawk they cycle through I was stunned to hear Hurry On Sundown off Hawkwinds debut album. Was that some sort of weird hit over here?
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    I rike King Klimson.

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    This old classic with Magma in it:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana5140 View Post
    This old classic with Magma in it:

    This is a classic counter-culture French flick, by Jean Yanne... the second of his most insidious and famous trilogy... and sadly the least availableof the three

    Jean Yanne is the guy in white coat

    The four clergymen are (from left) Roland Giraud (standing), Michel Sérault (leaving to talk), JF Balmer... and I think an incredibly young JP Bacri
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    ^

    Wow - never seen/heard of that before. Great!

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    And that Magma has to be one of the strangest things I've ever seen. I first saw it back in the late 90's, and I still can't figure out what's supposed to be going on. Magma are performing, one priest is really taken by them, the other isn't and storms out. What the frell kinda movie is this, where you got priests auditioning Magma?!

    I still think the presence of what appears to be the cover of Gong's You album on Thaddeus Venture's college dorm room wall was kinda weird.

    And if we can go over to the "free jazz" area of things, there's the early 70's French sex romp Bacchanelles Sexuelles, which has a scene were two women have lesbian sex while listening to an Art Ensemble Of Chicago record. The one girl even goes to great lengths to make sure the record cover is seen by the camera so that all viewers will know what they're listening to. If memory serves, one of them even flips the record over half way through.

    And since I've brought up free jazz, man...Space Is The Place, that whole damn movie, the world's only free jazz concert film/blaxploitation/sci-fi B movie. The only things missing are Pam Grier, Dick Miller and Roger Corman! I mean, the idea that any kind of picture, other than documentary or straight concert film, would be built around Sun Ra's music and philosophy is mind boggling!

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    The best thing about The Peanuts and their involvement with the kaiju industry is this line in Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster: "Godzilla! Such language!". OK, so it's not actually them saying it, but assuming the original dialog was just as over the top ridiculous as the English dubbed version, one has to assume The Peanuts said something similar in the original Japanese dialog.

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    Hee. That Magma clip is from 1972!
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    This is unlikely in two ways: Nektar is on the Jeffersons AND the radio.
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    This is unlikely in two ways: Nektar is on the Jeffersons AND the radio.
    And I was told you can't dance the prog.......
    Of course, not being of the daily persuasion in this opinion laden public prog bathhouse, my diatribe of recent lucubration is perhaps as welcome as a rats teat. One often is forced to weigh the desire to flash judgment within against the effort required as well as the value this knowledge will be to the greater good of all mankind or whatever inhabits the current spa. At best, its a slippery slope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classic Progressive View Post
    And I was told you can't dance the prog.......
    "Put on your red clogs and dance the progs..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post


    This is unlikely in two ways: Nektar is on the Jeffersons AND the radio.

    Many years ago, I used to work at Moby Disc records in LA. They were known for being the main purveyors of prog in LA, especially imported prog.

    Almost every friday night, Sherman Hemsley would pull up, in a limo with his entourage, and come in to buy stacks of prog. He was always intoxicated. We had a pretty good relationship, and I used to recommend stuff for him to buy. He loved hearing new bands.

    I wonder what the hell happened to his vast record collection when he died. He surely had tons of rare prog, Italian and otherwise.

    Every single one of those rare, one off Italian releases, Like De De Lind, for example, he had in his collection. Those things are worth a couple grand each!
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    Cool- and it is well known that Sherman Hensley was a prog lover. No joke. http://dangerousminds.net/comments/w...msley_met_gong
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    Watching the Minnesota-Chicago hockey game now. During a stoppage they had ELP's "Hoedown" blasting through the p.a. in Minny. Cool.
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    My wife and I went out to dinner a few weeks ago to a nice local restaurant / bar.

    They had a guy playing a keyboard for the guests entertainment. As I listened, I thought he was treading on the line between just any music and prog.

    He played Come Sail Away by Styx, Tuesday Afternoon and Nights in White Satin from the Moodies

    Then he crossed the line by playing a medley of Yes songs followed by Take a Pebble from ELP.

    On our way out I had to stop and thanked him.

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    Years ago I was watching a cheesy shark attack movie on TV, and they used the drum part from Yes-Ritual during one of the attack scenes. I have no idea what the name of the movie is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptrick View Post
    Years ago I was watching a cheesy shark attack movie on TV, and they used the drum part from Yes-Ritual during one of the attack scenes. I have no idea what the name of the movie is.
    I know it's not directly related but Trevor Rabin did the score to one of those shark movies in the late 90's I think.I'm sure guitar geek knows which one I'm talking about. It had a scene where Samuel Jackson was out of nowhere eaten by the shark.


    There's a bar/brewing company in my general area that has something called "Floyd Fridays" where they play some PF music. I was there once. They only did about 30-45 minutes worth. I don't remember specifically what was played but it wasn't all just the most well known stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital_Man View Post
    I know it's not directly related but Trevor Rabin did the score to one of those shark movies in the late 90's I think.I'm sure guitar geek knows which one I'm talking about. It had a scene where Samuel Jackson was out of nowhere eaten by the shark.
    Another 90 minutes of my life I'll never get back. It also had LL Cool J as a chef. Deep Blue Sea, I think it was called. Other than those two things, there was almost nothing memorable about that picture. As I recall, the music was stock "orchestral movie music" type stuff, nothing too impressive or interesting.

    Seems like Rabin's name has been attached to a lot of crap movies. But then, I guess when the guy who helped you get your foot in the door of the film music world is Steven Seagal, I guess you're not gonna get to work with any worthwhile filmmakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Another 90 minutes of my life I'll never get back. It also had LL Cool J as a chef. Deep Blue Sea, I think it was called. Other than those two things, there was almost nothing memorable about that picture. As I recall, the music was stock "orchestral movie music" type stuff, nothing too impressive or interesting.
    Well, apart from Saffron Burrows stripping down to her scanties.

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    Last year, we vacationed in Myrtle Beach, North Carolina. One of the highlights was during our final night, at the best local Italian restaurant. The accordion player was playing "Comfortably Numb" and then followed it with "Shine on You Crazy Diamond." Later, he entertained us with everything from The Beatles to Ozzy Osbourne. I could even envision my Italian mother enjoying it and not even realizing that it was "druggy music."
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    In the original broadcast of the original radio play version of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, where Marvin The Paranoid Android "hums just like Pink Floyd". Apparently, a few bars of Shine On You Crazy Diamond was used, but had to be removed from rebroadcasts for legal reasons.

    Ironically, about 18 years later, it would be Douglas Adams who advised David Gilmour to title the final Pink Floyd album The Division Bell.

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    There was a gardening series on BBC television a few years back which used prog tunes as background music.

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