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BlodwynPig

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #90 on: February 22, 2018, 12:17:02 PM »
I knew Joe Satriani was Steve Vai and Kirk Hammet's guitar teacher but I hat fuckingly didn't know he also taught Primus' Larry LaLonde.

Related note (note lol) Gilmour was Barrett's guitar teacher. Not really an obscure fact but y'know.

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The idea was part culture clash,part social service. Get Joe Satriani (Fleet fingered fretmeister,AOR stadium filler and guitar teacher) to show Ozric Tentacles (kings of progressive crustie) a few
metacarpal-straining licks. Imagine our suprise,then,when they get on famously and trade
effortless arpeggios.

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #91 on: February 22, 2018, 12:29:25 PM »
The heartbreak and anguish expressed in I Wish It Would Rain by The Temptations is genuine. The lyrics were written by Motown staffer Rodger Penzabene, who'd just found out that his beloved wife had been cheating on him.

A week after the single was released, Penzabene killed himself. He was 23.

Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #92 on: February 22, 2018, 12:59:37 PM »
Herbie Flowers played bass on Serge Gainsbourg's Melody Nelson and Lou Reed's Transformer, and also wrote "Grandad" for Clive Dunn.

But not necessarily Melody Nelson: jury's still out and I think the only evidence is a grainy, dark photo with the bassist in the background and he's unidentifiable. Dave Richmond says it's him, but it seems none of the possible suspects actually remembers playing on it.

https://www.talkbass.com/threads/who-really-is-the-bassist-on-histoire-de-melody-nelson.1326990/

Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #93 on: February 22, 2018, 02:00:13 PM »
Not sure how much this fits into this thread but I was amazed when I found out that REM's only top 40 prior to Losing My Religion was Orange Crush.

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #94 on: February 22, 2018, 02:02:52 PM »
Not sure how much this fits into this thread but I was amazed when I found out that REM's only top 40 prior to Losing My Religion was Orange Crush.

Orange Crush and Stand were the first songs I ever heard by them (I would've been 13 at the time), so it doesn't really surprise me.

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #95 on: February 22, 2018, 02:17:59 PM »
I've always liked funk and soul but it was only a few years ago that I really started actively paying attention to it. Anyway, the Muscle Shoals documentary on Netflix was pretty much 110 minutes of hat fucking.

Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #96 on: February 22, 2018, 02:43:14 PM »
One of Whitney Houston's first recordings was a version of Soft Machine's "Memories", with Archie Shepp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xj4xGiXfW0

Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #97 on: February 22, 2018, 03:21:19 PM »
Orange Crush and Stand were the first songs I ever heard by them (I would've been 13 at the time), so it doesn't really surprise me.

But of all their previous songs I would have thought The One I Love, or It's The End of the World... or Stand would be the ones to crack the 40, not Orange Crush. And I would have thought all of those would have been in there

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #98 on: February 22, 2018, 03:42:34 PM »
But of all their previous songs I would have thought The One I Love, or It's The End of the World... or Stand would be the ones to crack the 40, not Orange Crush. And I would have thought all of those would have been in there

Both the ones in bold did get into the UK Top 40, but not until 1991. I guess the UK pop charts just weren't ready for them before 1988.

Funnily enough, Orange Crush is one of my favourite R.E.M. songs. Probably because it was one of the first ones I heard.

itsfredtitmus

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #99 on: February 22, 2018, 06:53:09 PM »
Most people don’t know that Flying off The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour is a cover of an old American surf-era library tune

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #100 on: February 22, 2018, 09:52:32 PM »
Both the ones in bold did get into the UK Top 40, but not until 1991. I guess the UK pop charts just weren't ready for them before 1988.

First album for a major label and all that.  It's not like they were completely unknown in the UK before 'Green', but they were filed under indie and got jack shit airplay.

Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #101 on: February 22, 2018, 10:12:52 PM »
Both the ones in bold did get into the UK Top 40, but not until 1991. I guess the UK pop charts just weren't ready for them before 1988.

Funnily enough, Orange Crush is one of my favourite R.E.M. songs. Probably because it was one of the first ones I heard.

Oh I love it too. I just didn't think it would be their most popular song of the pre-Out of Time era

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #102 on: February 23, 2018, 06:33:17 PM »
I knew this but did you? The Human League's Love Action is actually two different songs spliced together. The chorus is from a number about watching Sylvia Kristel in Emmanuelle and has nothing to do with the rest of the lyrics.

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #103 on: February 23, 2018, 06:37:45 PM »
A fact that I continue to remind Golden E Pump of to which he always replies "Yes mate I know that" and I laugh but he doesn't.

Confirmed.

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #104 on: February 24, 2018, 12:52:29 AM »
A pretty well-known one for most, probably, but I saw the atrocious mid-80s Clive Barker film 'Underworld' for the first time a few weeks back, complete with its synth soundtrack by 'Fleur'.  They would go on to become the Trainspotting lager merchants, taking their name from the film.

Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #105 on: February 24, 2018, 01:08:48 AM »
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy theme  is an Eagles tune called  Journey of the Sorcerer.

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #106 on: February 24, 2018, 03:36:04 AM »
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy theme  is an Eagles tune called  Journey of the Sorcerer.

That is one of the greatest hat-fuckers of all time for me, you have this laid-back LA vinyl with Lyin Eyes and Take It To The Limit, and here's Arthur Dent and Vogons right in the middle of it?

Twed

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #107 on: February 24, 2018, 03:44:04 AM »
A pretty well-known one for most, probably, but I saw the atrocious mid-80s Clive Barker film 'Underworld' for the first time a few weeks back, complete with its synth soundtrack by 'Fleur'.  They would go on to become the Trainspotting lager merchants, taking their name from the film.
I'm surprised that Underworld are so old, and that they ever looked like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAnwhSWDXWQ

Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #108 on: February 24, 2018, 08:07:02 AM »
Most people don’t know that Flying off The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour is a cover of an old American surf-era library tune

Source?

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #109 on: February 24, 2018, 08:31:02 AM »
John Malkovich is a fan of CAN.

OOOh OOOh.

David Niven went to an early Can gig
https://youtu.be/nm8MjLDbQ2o?t=5m53s

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #110 on: February 24, 2018, 11:33:31 AM »
Ha! Indeed. "It was great, but I didn't know it was music."

I'm really looking forward to Rob Young's CAN book.

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #111 on: February 24, 2018, 12:16:18 PM »
Most people don’t know that Flying off The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour is a cover of an old American surf-era library tune

According to Paul :
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Flying was an instrumental that we needed for Magical Mystery Tour so in the studio one night I suggested to the guys that we made something up. I said, 'We can keep it very very simple, we can make it a twelve-bar blues. We need a little bit of a theme and a little bit of a backing.' I wrote the melody. The only thing to warrant it as a song is basically the melody, otherwise it's just a nice twelve-bar backing thing. It's played on the Mellotron, on a trombone setting. It's credited to all four, which is how you would credit a non-song.
https://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/flying/

Not impossible an that an old tune would emerge unconsciously while 'jamming' I suppose.

This would be a pretty big scoop if true - some hairy surfer may have just won the lottery in back royalties!

Any idea of the name - I'm not having any luck searching for it on youtube.


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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #112 on: February 24, 2018, 12:21:34 PM »
I'd assumed ItsFred was making a joke that I didn't get, which is why I decided not to query that.

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #113 on: February 24, 2018, 12:31:26 PM »
Alec '#NotYouToo' Baldwin is a fan of Tales from Topographic Oceans and 1970s-era Yes. He interviews Jon Anderson here: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/jon-anderson-musical-adventure-isnt-over/

Jon Anderson was Ari Up's godfather.

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #114 on: February 24, 2018, 12:59:33 PM »
Alec '#NotYouToo' Baldwin is a fan of Tales from Topographic Oceans and 1970s-era Yes. He interviews Jon Anderson here: https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/jon-anderson-musical-adventure-isnt-over/

Jon Anderson was Ari Up's godfather.

And John Lydon was Ari Up's step-father

Jockice

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« Reply #115 on: February 24, 2018, 01:12:40 PM »
And John Lydon was Ari Up's step-father

Harry Enfield was Lily Allen's step-father for a few years. Her real dad was a nonentity.

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #116 on: February 24, 2018, 09:53:58 PM »
Frank Beard, the drummer from ZZ Top, is the only member of the band to lose his virginity.
Probably because he's the only one without a beard.

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Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #117 on: February 24, 2018, 09:59:49 PM »
And John Lydon was Ari Up's step-father

More than that - Lydon and his wife helped bring up her kids. Apparently Ari Up chucked them out when they were in their early teens.

Re: Musical 'F*** my Hat, I didn't know that!'
« Reply #118 on: February 24, 2018, 10:46:54 PM »
John Lydon and is wife were booked on that PanAm flight that went bang. They missed the flight though, apparently.

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