What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

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  1. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

    I honestly can't imagine that Moulding would have been given the degree of creative freedom that he had with XTC. Would he have been able to contribute songs to Pink Floyd or would have just been a glorified sideman? As much as I like some of Colin's stuff, I'm not sure that it would have fit on a late era Pink Floyd album anyway.
  2. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    stills temperament would have never allowed him to last is such an atmosphere.

    again, thank god for his bad teeth :)
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  3. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Or 'Spitti Polliti' as he apparently pronounced it! :)
  4. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Doubleplus Ungood

    Washington DC USA
    Garth Brooks has sold more albums than Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Queen or AC/DC.
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  5. geralmar

    geralmar Forum Resident

    Simon and Garfunkel first recorded under the name "Tom and Jerry."
  6. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Both those stories are mind-boggling :). Miles was a culture vulture, and Elton is one too; both having a broad taste in music devoid of snobbism or preconceived notions about genres.
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  7. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    The red ink in Kiss comic books was made from the blood of the band members. (The urban legend that turned out to be at least partially true.)
  8. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Somewhere, deep in this interview, Micky Dolenz talks about being asked by FRANK ZAPPA to join HIS BAND!! Something I did NOT know!
  9. Gang-Twanger

    Gang-Twanger Forum Resident

    The band Tower Of Power and the drama over the murder trial of lead singer Rick Stevens.

    After quitting TOP in 1973, Stevens' drug issues spiralled out of control, and a couple drug dealers whom he owed money were threatening the lives of his wife/family, and when he went to confront/talk to them to try and straighten things out, things got ugly, shots were exchanged (He brought a gun with him, no doubt fearing what might happen if he HADN'T brought one), and when it was over, the two dealers were dead. It was no small incident for sure, and it changed Stevens' life forever.

    He was sentenced to something like 40 years at a California state prison, served his time, having apparently been a model prisoner, counseling other inmates and what not, and when he was finally released a few years ago, Tower Of Power had him up onstage, sitting in at various shows in the Oakland area and other parts of California. I've seen videos from at least two shows that people uploaded on YouTube. I have always felt that Rick Stevens was the best frontman the band ever had (He sings lead vocals on all of "Bump City"), and it was really cool seeing him get the opportunity to share the stage with his old bandmates again like old times, (especially with the same bass player and drummer), and you could tell that he was feeling very-fortunate at those performances, getting the kind of welcome he did from the band as well as the fans.

    The videos are probably still up there. Worth checking out. I know one of them was "You're Still A Young Man", which was like his signature song back in the day. Big crowd pleaser. He still has the voice too. But at the same time, I imagine a few people look at the whole situation a lot differently than I do.
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  10. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    One of my favorites: After Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis split up in 1956, movie producer Hal Wallis considered teaming Lewis with a young singer he had recently signed -- Elvis Presley.

    Yes folks, that would have been Elvis & Jerry Lewis (no "Lee").

    Regarding this possible teaming, Elvis allegedly commented that he could never fill Dino's shoes.
  11. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?
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  12. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    He was also at one time a member of the Champs ("Tequila!") as were Seals and Crofts.
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  13. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Whoa :eek:...
  14. richard a

    richard a Forum Resident

    borley, essex, uk
    They played a show as Tom and Jerry in 1969, as a warm up act for Zappa and the Mothers.
    Zappa recounts the tale in his Real Frank Zappa book. As I recall, he bumped into Paul and Art and had dinner with them. They all reminisced about the old rock and roll days and Paul and Art kind of wished that they could play a simple rock and roll gig again. So Frank arranged for them play a support set as Tom and Jerry, where they happily performed Everly Brothers songs, that sort of thing. No Simon and Garfunkel. And no-one really twigged that it was the world famous Simon and Garfunkel up on stage. Then at the end of Zappa's set they came back out and played "Sounds Of Silence" - then people got it! After the gig Zappa was accused by some of the audience of humiliating Simon and Garfunkel by making them play old 50s rock and roll!
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  15. Brother Maynard

    Brother Maynard Forum Resident

    Dallas, TX
    Something about Paul's dog Martha at the Playboy Mansion. Maybe I'm mixing things up.:doh:
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  16. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    Frank Zappa played the bicycle on the Steve Allen Show in 1963.

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  17. Nice Marmot

    Nice Marmot Nothin’ feels right but doin’ wrong anymore

    Tryon NC
    Delbert McClinton taught John Lennon how to play the blues harmonica.
  18. Nice Marmot

    Nice Marmot Nothin’ feels right but doin’ wrong anymore

    Tryon NC
    Miles Davis got angry with Jimi Hendrix once he figured out Jimi couldn't read music and continuously scrapped them working together, afterwards.
  19. Gang-Twanger

    Gang-Twanger Forum Resident

    That's funny coming from an artist who was branching out into more-improvisational, experimental music at the time (said the guy who can't sight-read :D ).
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  20. TexasBuck

    TexasBuck Forum Resident

    Dallas, TX
    My favorite rock 'n roll trivia bit doesn't sound like much: Elvis and David Bowie were both born on January 8th.

    What makes it my favorite is my father was also born on that day, and he doesn't even like rock music.
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  21. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    Keith Richards' full bloood replacement

    The mars bar
  22. Jazz legend Dexter Gordon is Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's godfather.

  23. Who was the fourth one, after Leadbelly, Manson, and Phil Spector?
  24. October Man

    October Man Just how weird do you like it?

    That there was a CD pressing plant in Germany that pressed nothing but Pink Floyd DSOTM CD's
    That at any given time of the day, someone somewhere is playing Pink Floyd DSOTM
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  25. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    Blue Oyster Cult once auditioned to be Jackson Browne's backup band. Browne's comments about it were in essence that as musicians they were a little too good for him.

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