NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [Ian Anderson interview]

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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [...he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby C » 10 Dec 2021, 15:00

One at a time please

Thijs van Leer [Focus]

Originally Thijs guested on a couple of songs at a gig and ended up booting the 'copy-Thijs' out and become, a reformed, Focus proper




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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby Charlie O. » 10 Dec 2021, 15:13

Not quite the same thing... but after leaving The Byrds, Gene Clark stumbled upon The Rose Garden playing Byrds covers in a club and didn't need much encouragement to jump on stage and sing with them. He ended up giving them a couple of songs for their debut (only) LP.
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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby mudshark » 10 Dec 2021, 18:51

For old geezers you're morphing too fast. Was still thinking about the Tull albums:

Passion Play
War Child
Stand Up
This Was
Aqualung
A Little Light Music
Songs from the Wood
Thick as a Brick
Living in the Past
TOTRNRTYTD

I've ever listened to 11 of their albums. The only one not in the list is Minstrel which is as bad as TOTRNRTYTD but has a nicer album cover.
A Little Light Music is a little live album recorded (mainly, I think) in Israel. I really like it because the performance is really relaxed and, well, light.
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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby C » 10 Dec 2021, 19:10

mudshark wrote:A Little Light Music is a little live album recorded (mainly, I think) in Israel. I really like it because the performance is really relaxed and, well, light.


Keep up Muddy - the request was for top 10 studio albums....!

Living in the Past doesn't count either as one side is live

5/17ths [29% to two significant figures] of A Little Light Music was recorded in Israel

I saw them on that tour (of course) - they were magnificent

Dave Mattacks' simple but effective tubs help give the overall 'light' sound.

Nice. Very nice



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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby C » 10 Dec 2021, 19:16

Charlie O. wrote:Not quite the same thing... but after leaving The Byrds, Gene Clark stumbled upon The Rose Garden playing Byrds covers in a club and didn't need much encouragement to jump on stage and sing with them. He ended up giving them a couple of songs for their debut (only) LP.


Useful to know though Chas

Useful to know




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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby C » 10 Dec 2021, 19:19

I didn't know that Mike Nesmith's mum invented liquid paper (tippex) in 1956.

According to Huw everybody in the world, including their dog, knew that...

Is young Slim correct...?



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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band and an aside: invention of liquid pap

Postby Hightea » 10 Dec 2021, 19:52

Yes his mom invented white out.

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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band and an aside: invention of liquid pap

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 10 Dec 2021, 19:59

And Mike ‘invented’ MTV
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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby der Freiherr » 10 Dec 2021, 20:24

C wrote:I didn't know that Mike Nesmith's mum invented liquid paper (tippex) in 1956.

According to Huw everybody in the world, including their dog, knew that...

Is young Slim correct...?



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Yes, he is! :lol:
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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band and an aside: invention of liquid pap

Postby Muskrat » 10 Dec 2021, 21:30

Hightea wrote:Yes his mom invented white out.


Her invention, bought by Gillette, was marketed as Liquid Paper. Wite Out is a knockoff.
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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [Grateful Dead covers]

Postby Muskrat » 10 Dec 2021, 21:34

der Freiherr wrote:
C wrote:How many of these have you heard?

Which would you like to hear?


I kinda like the Grateful Dead but Jesus H Christ I want to hear exactly none of them. Every one, a potential disaster. Seriously, what an unmitigated nightmare.


For once, I agree with this guy.
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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby mudshark » 10 Dec 2021, 23:10

Technically Frank Zappa played with his tribute orchestra because he conducted the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt.
Don't think many composers have done that.
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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby Charlie O. » 11 Dec 2021, 01:51

Brian Wilson scarfed up most of The Wondermints for his touring band after hearing them play some of his songs live. In fact the first time I ever heard of them was when I saw a small item in Rolling Stone (I think it was), maybe in their "Random Notes" section, about Brian being at their show, with a picture of them together backstage. Brian was quoted as saying something like "If I ever do Smile live, these are the guys I wanna do it with!" I for one took that comment with a HUMONGOUS grain of salt at the time.
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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [Your top 10 Tull studio albums...]

Postby Mike Boom » 11 Dec 2021, 02:53

Matt Wilson wrote:
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Matt Wilson wrote:If I were to put Living in the Past in there, it would possibly be tied with the first two.


But the live side is dreadful!

Whatever we’re they thinking!




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I just skip the live stuff.

Can't decide what my next thread should be. I was thinking of Tull or Zappa.


You should definitely do Tull!

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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby C » 11 Dec 2021, 16:46

Mick Avory {original Kinks drummer}

Plays in tribute band Kast off Kinks that have been going since 1994

Apparently all the members of the Kinks have guested with them at some stage




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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby mudshark » 11 Dec 2021, 19:21

Good call on Brian & The Wondermints, Charlie. I saw them live in Amsterdam in 2004, I think. Fantastic. I think that was their first tour, so before SMILE.
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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby C » 11 Dec 2021, 19:33

mudshark wrote:Good call on Brian & The Wondermints, Charlie. I saw them live in Amsterdam in 2004, I think. Fantastic. I think that was their first tour, so before SMILE.


mudshark wrote:Technically Frank Zappa played with his tribute orchestra because he conducted the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt.
Don't think many composers have done that.


True


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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [that he/she played in their own tribute band]

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 26 Dec 2021, 23:05

mudshark wrote:Good call on Brian & The Wondermints, Charlie. I saw them live in Amsterdam in 2004, I think. Fantastic. I think that was their first tour, so before SMILE.


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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [dormant at present]

Postby cheifwhat » 27 Dec 2021, 20:36

mudshark wrote:I think it's Here Comes The Sun.


That's my guess too. Are we right?
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Re: NOT the "Never Knew That" Thread [dormant at present]

Postby Hightea » 27 Dec 2021, 20:43

cheifwhat wrote:
mudshark wrote:I think it's Here Comes The Sun.


That's my guess too. Are we right?

yes but I'm now having second thoughts.
This weekend we had The Beatles on shuffle on Spotify the first song that came up was Here Comes the Sun,