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Bizzare musical pairings


John P

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Here is a list of some of the most unusual collaborations in music if that's what you could call it.

1. Neil Young and Rick James - They were once in a band together called The Myna Birds. No recordings were made.

2. Alice Cooper and Liza Minelli - She sang backing vocals on Alice's "Teenage Lament 74".

3. Rob Zombie and Lionel Richie - Richie did backing vocals on Rob's rendition of "Brick House".

4. Phil Collins and Black Sabbath - Played drums for Black Sabbath for only one song and gig. "Paranoid" for the 2002 anniversary concert for the Queen of England.

5. David Bowie and Bing Crosby - Who can't forget their version of "Little Drummer Boy". A perenial favorite.

6. Billy Joel and Twisted Sister - Played piano on TS's "Be Cruel to your School". Dee Snider asked Billy if he felt awkward playing on a heavy metal record. His response "I was playing heavy metal when you were still in your diapers".

7. Pat Boone and Slash - Slash played guitar on Pat's godawful cd of heavy metal covers.

8. Gene Simmons and Donna Summer - She sang backing vocals on Gene's solo album.

And there you have it. Any others? For the record this is not about weird concert bills (Jimi Hendrix and The Monkees) so let there not be any confusion with that.

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I always found the pairing of Neil Young with Booker T. & The MGs as his backing band for his early 90s world tour to be quite odd. We have the most tasteful guitarist and band on the planet, backing old "Hey, listen as I do my patented 1 note guitar solo on "Down By The River" for 22 minutes" Neil!

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Hmmm...Tom - Where or when did you see that video? I don't doubt that Elton may have appeared in an Arthur Brown video, but I don't think he was ever in The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, per se. Vincent Crane was, I believe, their only keyboard player back then. They went through several drummers, including Carl P. and Drachen Theaker (sp?), who split with Crane to form Atomic Rooster.

Arthur & his latest Crazy World were supposed to tour the US this past April, opening for The Pretty Things....but it got cancelled. A shame...I was so looking forward to seeing him set himself on fire!

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Hmmm...Tom - Where or when did you see that video? I don't doubt that Elton may have appeared in an Arthur Brown video, but I don't think he was ever in The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, per se. Vincent Crane was, I believe, their only keyboard player back then. They went through several drummers, including Carl P. and Drachen Theaker (sp?), who split with Crane to form Atomic Rooster.

Arthur & his latest Crazy World were supposed to tour the US this past April, opening for The Pretty Things....but it got cancelled. A shame...I was so looking forward to seeing him set himself on fire!

It was a bunch of years ago on VH1 - I remember that Arthur had that goofy hat that could light on fire, and I did a double-take when I noticed Elton. Maybe it was a "one off" that he sat in for someone else?

Tim

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Originally posted by JohnO:

Hmmm...Tom - Where or when did you see that video? I don't doubt that Elton may have appeared in an Arthur Brown video, but I don't think he was ever in The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, per se. Vincent Crane was, I believe, their only keyboard player back then. They went through several drummers, including Carl P. and Drachen Theaker (sp?), who split with Crane to form Atomic Rooster.

Arthur & his latest Crazy World were supposed to tour the US this past April, opening for The Pretty Things....but it got cancelled. A shame...I was so looking forward to seeing him set himself on fire!

It was a bunch of years ago on VH1 - I remember that Arthur had that goofy hat that could light on fire, and I did a double-take when I noticed Elton. Maybe it was a "one off" that he sat in for someone else?

Tim

I believe you're mixing up videos here. The Arthur Brown video features nothing but himself, no other musicians are in it.

However, Elton DOES appear in and played piano on T Rex's "Bang a Gong"

Jeff

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