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  1. Ah, Zappa WAS a one and only. But Zappa didn't record FREAK OUT in '65 and record it over and over for the next 30 years. Whitefang
  2. Sorry; A long one----- There was a bartender named D i c k who had a regular customer, a doctor, who showed up at his bar every afternoon by 5 O'clock. He always ordered a daiquiri made with crushed almonds. D i c k usually had it sitting on the bar in the doctor's customary spot by the time he walked in the door. One day, D i c k noticed it was near time for the doctor to show up, and also he had no almonds with which to make the drink. so he quickly decided to try crushed hickory nuts instead, hoping to get away with it. When the doctor walked in, D i c k was just placing his
  3. The Dead never did evolve musically and for them it was pretty much over once the calendar read 1970. Whitefang
  4. Through most of the '50's and shortly into the '60's most popular music was kind of like an assembly line, with most of the music coming from the Brill Building in New York, among others in a collective referred to as "Tin Pan Alley". Singer Bobby Darin came from that background as well as singer/songwriter Carol King and husband Gerry Goffin( as a team also wrote songs for The Monkees as well as The Everly Brothers earlier along with many others) As it went on, it wasn't uncommon for some studio musicians to also meld into bands(Booker T and the MG's a good example) And too some labe
  5. Very good! You really "learnt" it well. Whitefang
  6. The CLIP? Hell, I remember seeing the incident when it happened! NEVER missed a broadcast of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Whitefang
  7. It was made clear from the start that the guys playing the band members on the show weren't the ones playing the music on their records. Even though three of them had experience as musicians with Davey Jones only having musical theater experience, which is why, I suppose, they made his character the lead singer, non musician of the group. And Dolenz did play guitar and was once in some band, but he agreed to play the drummer and even took drum lessons in order to be able to "fake" it for the program. Nesmith was a semi-successful singer/songwriter before taking the job, and Peter was go
  8. Apparently he was in the Army at the time of The Monkees' debut. Had he mentioned that in the first place it might have helped. But then again, a couple or so of the bands he mentioned weren't heard of at the time he joined the service, and also he did never state the period of his Viet Nam tenure. If he was there in '66 when they DID come out, then he really couldn't have been into Cream or The Doors at the time. But he wasn't in Nam till Dec. '67, more than a year after the band's debut. You only missed a few nice tunes, but not a whole lot. But, that's an "ear of t
  9. It's just too bad they couldn't do anything worthwhile with them. Whitefang
  10. Ah, yes. "Super Session". It was the most coveted LP (in my "neckka" ) when it came out. Most of the "counterculture" were familiar with Kooper and Bloomfield from their work with Bob Dylan along with Kooper's newly formed Blood Sweat and Tears and of course, Bloomfield's work with Paul Butterfield. And in the pre FM rock station days, we all dug Stills and that cool Buffalo Springfield tune. I never thought of Zappa as "prog" (echh, hate that abbreviation) but more as "advanced" or Avant-Garde" and off the left field wall. Arthur Brown to me, came off as just a novelty
  11. Neat trick, as The Monkees came out in '66 and The Doors and Airplane didn't release any recordings until '67. Except Airplane, but their earliest recording was with a different line-up than we know best. And got no significant airplay. I was into the TV show a bit, and as John Lennon was too(calling them "The Marx Brothers of rock'roll") You can't deny they made some bit of impression. Enough for Frank Zappa to go onthe show at least. Whitefang
  12. My guess would be.... either "Guantanamera" or "If I Had A Hammer." Ah, HOOTenanny! Remember that show? ABC program featuring popular folk acts and taped in front of live college audiences running from '63 to '64. Can't recall what night it was on, but I rarely missed a show. I know you weren't saying you and your friend weren't on that show, but hootenanies were pretty popular around college campuses and formed at other venues back in the early '60's. ABC just "borrowed" the word for the show's title. Whitefang
  13. Tork as "odd man out"? Did it slip your mind that Peter Tork died Feb. 21 2019? If you recall correctly, it was TOMMY BOYCE and BOBBY HART that wrote the lion share of Monkees tunes. With a NEIL DIAMOND contribution("I'm A Believer") . And too, a few Nesmith tunes towards the end of their tenure. Whitefang
  14. In '82, did go to see McLaughlin during the BELO HORIZONTE period. Opened by the Labeque sisters. Brought the house DOWN! Whitefang
  15. Been a fave of mine long time. Wouldn't mind having an 8x10 print of that Norman Rockwell cover. Good listening. But tragic story. Whitefang
  16. Ah, you like to make too many assumptions and jump to misguided conclusions. so just COUNT THEM YOURSELF. So.....how many "beeps" did you count?
  17. As an old "folkie" I still have an affinity for Joan. Sadly, never had the opportunity and pleasure of seeing her in a live performance. Whitefang
  18. I'm interested in how you can validate that comparison? Sepiatone
  19. Maybe he should have tried listening to it sober.....? I wonder.... first; Who IS this "advanced classical composer" and... What has he ever composed? and How does it make him any authority on anything? Sepiatone
  20. And too, speaking of putting someone else's poems to music------- Baez didn't provide the music. That was composed by Don Dilworth. The poem was Edgar Allen Poe's. Whitefang
  21. Gonna get flamed big time here I know, but I actually liked them better after Gabriel left. Couldn't much stomach PG's solo work either. But it's mostly short lived since they haven't(to me) done much I cared for after "Wind And Wuthering" except for an occasional tune here and there. Collins solo I could never take. Whitefang
  22. And he did. On both the vinyl LP and the CD reissue of the "Sounds Of Silence" album where the song "Richard Corey" is noted it's followed by; "Apologies to E. A. Robinson" And Simon's working of it really isn't a verbatim use, but an expansion of the poem's spirit. Whitefang
  23. And from everyone they meet, too. Whitefang
  24. Two of the guys are all that's left of 'em. Nesmith and Dolenz. And since they too, handled a few of the vocals on Monkee's tunes in which Davey Jones didn't sing the lead, with a few well chosen musicians they might be able to pull it off. If Jimi was alive he might consider having THEM open for HIM! And yes, SARGE..... Zappa was indeed in HEAD. Whitefang
  25. Nobody's disagreeing with that here. Whitefang
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