What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by BroJB, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. hangwire13

    hangwire13 Forum Resident

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    Oh man I almost forgot the granddaddy of them all ---Elvis was a twin! His brother, Jesse Garon, died at birth. Oh, how history would be different if it was the other way around....or would it?
     
  2. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Well-Known Member

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    That one's been proven to be an urban legend. Chuck was in prison at the time of the Monkees auditions.

    Joe Satriani auditioned for the band Giuffria ( Call To The Heart) and did not get the job.
     
  3. Ayshpaysh

    Ayshpaysh Forum Resident

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    The cult of Trout Mask Replica is a classic. Beefheart secluded himself and the Magic Band to a house in Laurel Canyon, no one could leave.

    He wrote the whole album there, he would create every instruments part on the piano, and John French 'Drumbo' would transcribe it to the band. They would then practice ad nauseum for hours, days and months, while Beefheart screamed "Fast n' Bulbous, also tapered!" at them. Drumbo recalls living on a handful of beans daily the whole 9 MONTHS, one member allowed out every now and again for supplies.

    I think the album they recorded reflects its bizarre process!
     
  4. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Well-Known Member

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    What if they had both lived? Maybe we would have had "The Presley Brothers Band" or something.
     
  5. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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    There are three guys in ZZ Top. Two of them have beards. The name of the guy without the beard? Frank Beard.
     
  6. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Or, what if both survived?!?
    Elvis and Jesse Presley... they'd form a rock n' roll band:
    The Kings!!!
    (Not to be confused with the Davies brothers on the other side of the pond.)
     
  7. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    George Jones driving his lawnmower on the freeway to get to a liquor shop because his wife hid all the car keys to prevent him from drink driving.
     
  8. Tanx

    Tanx Forum Resident

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    Iggy Pop was on his high school debate team.
     
  9. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Well-Known Member

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    It never occurred to me that the Presley Brothers might have formed a band...:pineapple:
     
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  10. steelydanguy

    steelydanguy Forum Resident

    1.) That popular 1970s rock band Steely Dan was named after a steam-powered dildo mentioned in "The Naked Lunch," a 1959 novel by William S. Burroughs, a key figure of the Beat Generation.

    2.) That Donald Fagen and Walter Becker of Steely Dan fame briefly played in a band with future comedy star Chevy Chase. The band was called the Leather Canary.
     
  11. hangwire13

    hangwire13 Forum Resident

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    Wow, some of these are old news but some of them are totally new to me! Keep em coming!
     
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  12. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

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    James Brown was born dead.
     
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  13. proudy

    proudy Well-Known Member

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    I was expecting "Albert Einstein."
     
  14. Dr. Mudd

    Dr. Mudd Audient

    Tina Turner sang background vocals for Frank Zappa on Overnite Sensation, for union scale. Ike wouldn't let her take a credit.
     
  15. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Sure, why not? :agree:
    Can you imagine Elvis X 2?!?!
    Imagine the teen mags and tabloids going berserk over twice the Hunk O' Burning Love?!?!
    All the rampant rumors, stage fights, secret affairs, squabbles over Priscilla, splitting up the band and recording solo...
    (Was there a fictitious story written about this What If?)

    That's the pinnacle of Absurdity.
     
  16. Sternodox

    Sternodox SubGenius Pope of Arkansas

    Dixie from Weedeater keeps a bucket next to his mic stand to puke into. During his performance.
     
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  17. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Well-Known Member

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    Or what if...They were identical twins, but only Elvis became famous. After his death, people would see his brother and think it was him.
    There would be people saying he's still alive to this day.
     
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  18. Odieman

    Odieman Forum Resident

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    Not quite music related, but that's Albert Brooks real name (His brother is Super Dave Osborne, and his dad (Parkyakarkus) died during a roast of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
     
  19. jwb1231970

    jwb1231970 Forum Resident

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    Not true, he saw the writing on the wall and wanted more control of songwriting and publishing
     
  20. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Given that scenario, I'm sure he'd be pushed and prodded to take the stage and lip-synch all the hits.
    What's better than a hologram?
    Real flesh and blood.
     
  21. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

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    Or had they both lived and there really was someone else who looked like Elvis, instead if all the impersonators who look nothing like Elvis but who all look alike.
     
  22. Dukes Travels

    Dukes Travels Forum Resident

    the one that sticks out is Ozzy Osbourne snorting a line of marching fire ants during a drinking session on a patio and subsequently getting very badly bitten....up his nasal passage.
     
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  23. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

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    More creepy than absurd but Mama Cass and Keith Moon both died in the same London flat 4 years apart (1974 and 1978 respectively) both at the age of 32.

    Then there's that 27 Club.
     
  24. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

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    Are You Lonesome Tonight is the only song Col. Parker ever pleaded with Elvis to record.
     
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  25. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    50,000,000 Elvis impersonators can't be...
    o_O
     
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