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D.A.N

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GOLD Beach Boys
not by much
SILVER Queen

... a big gap

BRONZE Stray Cats

TIN AC/DC - probably makes me un-Australian


Of course there's Brian (and Michael) D'Addario from Lemon Twigs
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I didn't know that the guy who founded the group played so many instruments. According to "Instruments Played by the Rolling Stones", Brian Jones played the guitar, slide guitar, harmonica and piano. Also:

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... sitar on "Street Fighting Man" and "Paint It, Black", organ on "2000 Man" and "Let's Spend the Night Together", marimba on "Under My Thumb", "Out Of Time" and "Yesterday's Papers", recorder on "Ruby Tuesday", trumpet on "Child of the Moon", Appalachian dulcimer on "I Am Waiting" and "Lady Jane", and oboe and saxophone on "Dandelion". Jones played the Mellotron on several Stones tracks... On his final recording for the Stones, he used an autoharp on "You Got The Silver".

But how well did he play them?

"Little Red Rooster"


"Doncha Bother Me"


"Ride On, Baby"


"You Got the Silver"

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Jenny, I'm certain that was a general comment from Larry, not a personal one for just your week.  It also could be quite a good idea, provided you don't mind losing that element of surprise (which I always enjoy).

Anyhoo, thanks Larry, for the excellent Brian Jones posts and information.  I've learnt so much through BotB and some of our esteemed voters, but especially Larry, t and Al, who all know their stuff.  My admiration and thanks to the three amigos!

In an effort to try to "cool-up" Bryan Adams, I'll chuck in Eddie Vedder and The Who.  "I'm One" and "Behind Blue Eyes".




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Bonnie - thanks for that but I learn from so many others here as well, such as yourself and what happens from Kiwi-land but Tom Tobben has always been the person from the American heartland who I read from, not to mention the Canadian posters giving their up-north perspective with Lisa and Lee (sounds like a duo).  Actually from EVERYONE here!

Brian Jones was soooo integral to that band.  The slide guitar - mmm - hmmmm - goodie goodie. Here is the classic:

How about the woo hoo crew?

He was under ridicule at this point if you ever see the entire film for SFTD, but not here:


Woo hoo fixed!  ^

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I confess (can I get voice altering and a bag over my head?).  Since this contest, I keep whistling parts of 'Stray Cat Strut.'  Although I am not happy about this, I would like to change my votes? to make that song second, with Queen, 3rd, the Boy's still 1st, and jack black's favorite jr. high boys group still 4th.
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Darren J. Ray

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I've noted that vote change, John B. 

At least it gets rid of those bleeding half points. [thumb]

Thanks for letting us know. 
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Al -- Your second video is the same as the first. (I hate it when I do that.) May we presume "who hoo crew" and "SFTD" refer to:


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Larry Franz

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Brian Eno was part of Roxy Music for their first two albums, Roxy Music (1972) and For Your Pleasure (1973).

"Ladytron" (starts quietly)


"For Your Pleasure" (it gets more interesting and Eno-esque after technically not a "Brian" shuts up at 2:10)


From Eno's long solo career:

"An Ending (Ascent)", Apollo


"1/1", Ambient 1/Music For Airports (honestly, the 17 minutes go by just like that. And note the last three letters of the URL)



PS: For everyone clamoring for more Ambient 1/Music For Airports, the other parts ("2/1", "1/2" and "2/2") are available here:



PS again: My apologies for posting Roxy Music's "For Your Pleasure" twice this week. It was either a senior moment or the result of being distracted by current events. Probably both.

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Talking of Brians...

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Lisa G/TS

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...up-north perspective with Lisa and Lee (sounds like a duo).


Hoo hoo haa! A duo like Dudley Do-Right and Nell? Snidely Whiplash & Nell? Boris & Natasha? (Love how the voice actor Paul Frees pronounced it "Nyet-tasha"). Thanks, Al. [thumb]

Now then (how can it be now when it's then, you say?):

GOLD -- Queen (w/Brian May), Somebody To Love -- The rare tune that can inch ahead of a legendary BW track...narrowly. In my book, it's uplifting, ambitious and grandiose enough to snitch the Gold. 

SILVER -- BB's (w/ Brian Wilson), I'm Waiting For the Day -- Didn't BW say somewhere he wasn't keen on his voice on this? So much better enunciation than the box set take with Mike on lead, which sounds like "I'm Wadin' for the Day". My kingdom for the original version of that famous Al De Lory flub around 0:22...what WAS it before that happy little accident? Plus, I've always dug that downward spiral in the music - first around 1:39 then even more pronounced with Ms. Kaye's bass around 2:35. 

BRONZE -- Stray Cats (w/Brian Setzer), Stray Cat Strut -- I was in high school when they first made the scene...good memories.  Glad Brian's still doing well on his own with his Orchestra. 

TIN -- R2D2...errm...AC/DC (w/Brian Johnson), For Those About To Rock -- Looks like they short circuited this week. Might need jumper cables and a boost from Buzz Clique? 

Generally great choices, GGH/Jen! I got a feeling Brian has a lock on the week! 


 
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John E -- Thanks for that interesting bit of audio, with Brian in England in November 1964 talking about being worn out, the month before his difficult flight from Los Angeles to Houston. And Dennis getting in a good one about his non-Beatle hair.


Bryan MacLean (a "Brian" if you squint) was a member of another LA band, Love. Their cover of "My Little Bed Book" was a top 10 hit in Los Angeles and Detroit in 1966, but only reached #52 nationally (it's weird when you discover that a song you heard so often on the radio wasn't a hit everywhere).


MacLean wrote "Orange Skies" and "Alone Again Or".




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Yes, it is I again.

Bryan Gregory (born Gregory Beckerleg) played guitar for the Cramps on their first EP Gravest Hits (1979) and their first album Songs the Lord Taught Us (1980). Wikipedia says he changed his name in honor of Brian Jones.

Wikipedia also says the British weekly Sounds gave their compilation Off the Bone a 5-star review, calling it "...a hell-fire cocktail of gutter riffing and chattering rockabilly voodoo strum into which is dropped an electric sugar cube of psychedelic power". I'd add a reference to surf music in there.

Also, to honor the Cramps, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame displays "a shattered bass drum head" that lead singer Lux Interior's head went through during a live show. Another piece of information: their second live album was called Rockinnreelininaucklandnewzealandxxx.

"The Way I Walk" (this belongs in the battle one day)


"Garbageman"


"The Mad Daddy" (this one gets really mad. It honors a Cleveland DJ?)


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Al Forsyth

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Does this Brian count?

More Brian Jones - this is wonderful!

AND


Mick and Keith not keen on him:

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Al, you possibly know this but the writers of 'Sealed With a Kiss' - Gary Geld & Peter Udell - also wrote 'Hurting Each Other', later recorded by the Carpenters. 

Re: Rock and Roll Circus, what was with the audience, including Lennon, all wearing orange and yellow ponchos?
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(this one gets really mad. It honors a Cleveland DJ?)


Pete "Mad Daddy" Myers was a DJ on Cleveland's WHK radio. As an 8 year old, I was aware of him only because of my older brother. Mad Daddy had the evening shift, but he did not play WHK's usual Top 40 playlist, instead favoring "race music" aka R&B records. He spoke his own unscripted "jive" talk, and used pre-recorded sound effects, as well as an "echo chamber". He was very popular, but eventually was kicked off the air for saying "Hang loose, Mother Goose, your rag is dripping tomato juice" [nono]. From Cleveland he went to WINS in New York. Unfortunately, he ended up committing suicide a few years later. Pete was an influence on Cleveland horror movie host Ghoulardi, and Ghoulardi was also an influence on The Cramps (not to mention David Thomas of Pere Ubu).

Here's part of his last Cleveland show. This starts with "Get a Job", but stick around for "The Greasy Chicken" by Andre Williams for a sample of the style of music he favored.





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