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  1. from what I've heard, it actually has * a lot* to do with the people around Brian telling him what to do and the fact that there is a lot of $$$ to be made. Sad but true.... [/QB]
  2. it's not like they were supposed to be Montrose... think Beatles '65 & Kinks "Till The End Of The Day"... in comparison, the guitars do sound tinny, not yer '70s LES PAUL/MARSHALL amp deal
  3. Not totally true, although it's obvious Brian has his limitations and many off moments... If he couldn't sing, they wouldn't have been able to make "SMiLE." And, of the concert I saw this summer, he was on the money most of the time, even the times when it was just him singing the part (i.e. "Sloop John B").
  4. I never heard of The Wondermints, until now. [/QB]
  5. NICELY PUT & Right on.... also, the amount of "damage" done & how it collided with his mental stability (in 1963-1965) is just something most of us, if not everyone, can't totally grasp... there's NO WAY to measure it... it would be interesting to see what meds he's taking these days... he's as "stable" as he's ever been... & the "SMiLE" shows were a major artistic achievement...
  6. great under rated band.... "Bleeding Hearts" "Radio" "On Drugs" are fab tunes... slick dance-y indie pop rock a la The Killers, BUT better... also check out Dirty On Purpose... another unheard NYC band (i only heard one song on the radio, but it was memorable)
  7. [ Not unlike one Eric Clapton, who, IMO, made his best music while being a raging junkie.....and starting making easy listening pap once he cleaned up his act...) A shame..... [/QB]
  8. I WOULD NOT CHANGE A THING from this list, except "Change Of Heart" which would be replaced w/ "Tonite Your Mine".....
  9. Handsome Dick Manitoba IS VERY ALIVE!!!!! "Manitoba's" is a thriving bar in downtown Manhattan.... the Handsome one also has a radio show on Sirius (i think) by the way, Lovin Spoonful were inducted to the Hall Of Fame...
  10. I was never really much of an Alice Cooper fan. per: rock & roll, Alice is deserving of the inclusion (i.e. 'School's Out," "18,' "Under My Wheels," "Caught In A Dream," "Elected," "Billion Dollar Babies").... as Eric C once said: "That's Rock & Roll...." If you can name more than 10 people who have tracked down Van Duren's "Are You Serious" i'd be pleasantly surprised!!!!! p.s. Looks like Bob "Lefsetz" will be seeing the boys in LA via Eric's invite.... NICE!
  11. JB, i still have yet to play catch-up with all his current releases... I'm always a bit biased to his '70s stuff, so it's hard to fully dig the newer stuff... But I can't wait to hear the new one... MARVIN, that's great that u tracked down a copy... it deserves to be in hands of such people... it really is the great lost McCartney/Carmen/Rundgren album
  12. i also think Eric's chances are as slim as seeing people on this board tracking down Van Duren's "Are You Serious" album and giving it a listen... Still, it's very cool to vote... and Alice Cooper does deserve the nod first...
  13. to Bob (it ain't "Seger") Allen.... Seger once cited the TV icon as a major source of inspiration for "We've Got Tonight"... Seger: "Just look at those eyes.... not the moustache"
  14. of the songs I heard played on the local rock stations, Rogers' performances (of "Tie Your Mother Down" & "Fat Bottomed Girls") were weak... the band sounded fine... It is a very odd thing to hear, especially now that Rogers DOES NOT sound like he used to... & he also has trouble with the execution/phrasing in "Tie Your Mother Down".... It's sorta like watching Pavarotti doing Judy Garland.... one must scratch their head & go: "WHAT THA F***"
  15. kindof a reworking model of Bette Davis' once harsh, yet user-friendly Ghoulash Pesto which she would apply nightly and sometimes use as an entree at parties... Lizzy Taylor would stare in wonder
  16. this is what you do: Take a very sharp knife & take all of his vinyl & go to the inner groove of the LPs & scratch in "I Love You!"
  17. a few weeks after the BB Kings gig Little Steven played "Tonight".... this past week's show I caught him back-announce the tune.... the boys are in good company for more info check: http://www.littlesteven.com/playlist050918.html
  18. Hocus Pocus by Focus is on Fantastic... kinda close....
  19. nice call.... hands down, "Sheet Music" is their best moment.... 10cc's albums were always a bit erratic, but usually exciting & worth seeking out... Sheet Music holds up the best where even the novelty songs are engaging... sir gouldman's pre-10cc work still holds up as one of pop's greatest treasures... a British Invasion pop machine he was... also check out the mindbenders (eric stewart) the "groovy kind of love" LP sports a lost gem "Can't live with you, can't live without you" VERY Walker Brothers-ish
  20. Bright Side also contained "Let's Pretend"... songs cut/edited for radio are numerous (probably thousands)... still in my dna are the radio edits for "miss you" by the stones & the early U2 singles (New Years Day)...
  21. 1st album "owsley" 1999 on Giant/WB... with the classic pop song "Coming Up Roses" (no relation to the Elliott Smith song) 2nd CD "The Hard Way" in 2003 on Lakeview Entertainment website: www.owsleymusic.com
  22. even weirder, was a little while back constantly hearing Supertramp's "Good Bye Stranger" on numerous area rock stations with the end solo chopped right off w/ a quick fade.... it was terrible... luckily, they've awoken to their senses & I've heard it in-full a few times recently.... sometimes, it seems plausible for an oldies station to opt for a single version of the song, since that was the hit, but for a rock station to edit something is terrible.... & yes, editing IWBWY is rediculous... when K-Tel put out Fantastic on CD, they didn't go by the letter of the original release & restored songs to their original length... they couldn't afford Elton John, I'm guessing...
  23. i posted all the ones i knew somewhere... there's at least 3, probably 4.... beware on Fantastic, IWBWY is edited...
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