What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

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

  1. JonW

    JonW Active Member

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    Yes, my bad.
     
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  2. astro70

    astro70 Forum Resident

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    Sgt Pepper and most of Odessey and Oracle were recorded on the same 4 track machine. Not really surprising as both were recorded one after the other at Abbey Road but still sort of mind blowing that that same machine is responsible for 2 of the greatest psych pop masterpieces of all time.
     
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  3. Old Fart At Play

    Old Fart At Play He won't eat it, he hates everything

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    Bobby Fuller and Janis Joplin died (or at least Fuller was discovered) about 100 yards and four years apart.
     
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  4. Old Fart At Play

    Old Fart At Play He won't eat it, he hates everything

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    The Trout Mask Replica band only played one live performance.
     
  5. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    Legendary engineer and producer Tom Dowd worked on the Manhattan Project.
     
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  6. I dont think I'd heard about this before - I wonder if Syd actually listened to the tape?
     
  7. The Warlocks were around long enough to put out a couple of singles, although I don't know if Beard is on either of them seeing as he was a latecomer to the band. They're well worth checking out if you're a garage rock aficionado.
     
  8. MGSeveral

    MGSeveral Forum Resident

    This was a Malcolm interview, possibly from the Radio 1 Saturday Richard Skinner magazine show. He'd arranged to meet him at a hotel, but was wandering around reception for ages, then saw someone he recognised by his eyes. "Syd?..... um, I have this tape for you to hear." "Leave it with reception, number (whichever)" at which point he went into the private bar area. So, Malcolm left the tape, and went back a few hours later to find the tape was now gone. I don't think he got a reply, but suffice to say...
     
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  9. Timos

    Timos Forum resident

    Mike Nesmith's (The Monkees) mum invented 'typewriter correctional fluid', aka Tippex.
     
  10. poisonedhangman

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    David Axelrod was an ex-junkie street hoodlum and amateur boxer paid by mobsters to smack heads in labor dispute brawls.

    Turned his life around to produce Cannonball Adderley and become one of the most sampled artists in hip hip. Simply incredible life story.
     
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  11. Duffy Shrimpton

    Duffy Shrimpton Forum Resident

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    Skiffle legend Hazel Plympton went on to open a Nandos Peri Peri chicken stall in Camborne
     
  12. BroJB

    BroJB Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Freddie Mercury had four extra teeth - which caused his overbite and which he also credited for his vocal range: "I was born with four additional incisors. More space in my mouth means more range.”
     
  13. BroJB

    BroJB Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden was once the #7 ranked fencer in the UK.
     
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  14. mercuryvenus

    mercuryvenus Forum Resident

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    Most of you probably know this already, but Mick Jagger studied at LSE.
     
  15. jlf

    jlf Custom Title Unlocked

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    Hooray!
     
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  16. Trash Panda

    Trash Panda Forum Resident

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    On the (U.S.) Billboard Hot 100, for the week ending November 22, 1975, the Pete Wingfield hit "Eighteen With a Bullet" reached Billboard #18 -- with a bullet.
     
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  17. agnamaracs

    agnamaracs Forum Resident

    The film Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare was released in 1991, two months before Freddie Mercury died.

    The score for Freddy's Dead was composed by Brian May.

    ...the Australian composer who also scored the first two Mad Max films.
     
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  18. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

    In the Steely Dan song "Everything You Did", a lyric says, "turn up the Eagles, the neighbors are listening." Welp, Timothy B. Schmit, who sang background vocals on "The Royal Scam" would later join the Eagles.
     
  19. ledsox

    ledsox Forum Resident

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    "Message in a Bottle" has 25 repeated "Sending Out..." lines at the end but the very last one is "Sending out an Esso Blue"

    They were referencing the jingle for the kerosene in the UK.
     
  20. Atmospheric

    Atmospheric Forum Resident

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    Harvey Mandel, not Rory Gallagher.
     
  21. funhouse

    funhouse Forum Resident

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    He was born with teeth?
     
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  22. jimjim

    jimjim Forum Resident

    Apparently, the Velvet Underground were also in the running for that slot. Warhol was supposed to tour his Exploding Plastic Inevitable in Europe but couldn't get the finance which scuppered the band's agreement with Antonioni.
     
  23. Atmospheric

    Atmospheric Forum Resident

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    Everybody guested on Zevon’s ST.
     
  24. poisonedhangman

    poisonedhangman Forum Resident

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    Doooh! Wish my typing hand wasn't permanently damaged. Don't have a sleeping disorder and fall into walls. Kids!
     
  25. redfloatboat

    redfloatboat Forum Resident

    This is for Americans, Delia Smith is an English, celebritiy, television cook.[and author.]
     
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