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Jeff Van Oockel



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Most Embarrassing Remarks In Rock History... If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

I always laugh at this one, no matter how old it is... The Beatles once auditioned for Decca (I believe) in the very early '60s. They were dismissed, with the final remark: 'Guitars Are On The Way Out', by the A&R guy then.
Then they went on to EMI/Parlophone. The rest is history. I wonder what happened to the judge at Decca after that?

Are there more such phenomenal anecdotes?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

"Surf music is DEAAAAAAAAAAAAD".

- 'Jimi Hendrix'
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

I copied this from an article - I can remember it well though

".......the memory of Anne Nightingale asking him on The Old Grey Whistle Test, years after Simon and Garfunkel split, whether he missed Art Gar funkel's writing contribution. He replied: "That was never a writing partnership." "Do you think people know that?" she asked. "Just about everyone but you, Anne," he said. "Oh, I felt so guilty about that," he says now. "I hear she was teased about it for years."


Another unfortunate incident took place at a Q&A I attended with David Leaf and Brian Wilson in Dublin for the "Beautiful Dreamer" when a young fan took the microphone to tell Brian how much he loved his music, esp "Disney Girls" - but all credit to the youngster for becoming a fan. I'm sure he'll learn......
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

PeteS wrote:
".......the memory of Anne Nightingale asking him on The Old Grey Whistle Test, years after Simon and Garfunkel split, whether he missed Art Gan funkel's writing contribution. He replied: ..


"He" being Paul Simon of course.......
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:24 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

And no-one's mentioned Mike Love at the Hall of Fame yet.....can anything top that?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:31 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

alan wrote:
And no-one's mentioned Mike Love at the Hall of Fame yet.....can anything top that?

Mike Love-R&R Hall of Fame 1988
http://youtube.com/watch?v=15S0yXmMVuY
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:42 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

trumpet sounds wrote:
alan wrote:
And no-one's mentioned Mike Love at the Hall of Fame yet.....can anything top that?

Mike Love-R&R Hall of Fame 1988
http://youtube.com/watch?v=15S0yXmMVuY


thanks for that - I had just spent 10 fruitless minutes searching for that on Youtube - put in Mike Love and got an error to start with which promised me that a hoard on trained monkeys were now on the job. Then not much. Cheers!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:43 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Elvis Costello's remarks on Ray Charles.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 3:46 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Lester Byrd wrote:
Elvis Costello's remarks on Ray Charles.



His whole conversation with Steven Stills in fact. Not to mention Bowie and Clapton's odd comments during the mid 70's.....
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Lester Byrd wrote:
Elvis Costello's remarks on Ray Charles.


Yep, that was my first thought.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Matinee Idyll (129) wrote:
"Surf music is DEAAAAAAAAAAAAD".

- 'Jimi Hendrix'


I take it by the quotes you know he didn't really say that. Merely one of the more incredible (in the truest sense) scenes from "Summer Dreams."

Does rock criticism count? I forget who first said it — somewhere in the vicinity of Dave Marsh — but "Who's Next" being the "first intelligent use of synthesizers in rock." Lame. (Perry & Kingsley ROCK.)

Also lame: Pretty much anything out of the mouth of Ryan Adams.

And Kip Winger blaming Beavis & Butthead for his band becoming unpopular overnight: "Our band was known to musicians, and a lot of musicians showed up to see me play -- watching trying to figure out how I'm playing -- we were like the 'hair band' Dream Theater -- That is why it's the great irony that we ended up on that geeky guy's shirt on Beavis & Butthead, because Metallica couldn't play what we play, they couldn't do it, they literally -- technically couldn't do it. And I'll fucking challenge those chumps to that any day of the week that they couldn't go back and play our shit, but we could play theirs with our hands tied behind our back. And so, I was a little t'd off about that, but in the end, none of that shit matters..."



(And here I always thought Dream Theater WAS the "'hair band' Dream Theater" ... )
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:40 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

While that K. Winger remark is funny, it is probably only fair to note that their drummer, Rod Morgenstein, is a phenomenal player and a professor at Berklee College of Music. If I'm not mistaken, the guitarist (Reb Beach) was also an acclaimed studio musician.

That said...it's still Winger.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:42 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Welcome, Luther! Stick around and post, man. Yer cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:49 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

aw shucks...

(good to be here.)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:59 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Does anyone have a transcript or a link to Brian Wilson's remarks at a Ringo Starr birthday bash? Brian played 'Barbara Ann' but apparently he was out of it due to a very unhappy combination of antidepressants (his normal meds) and a bit of an alcohol intake (this can make you sound completely plastered and sound insane, really). He seems to have insulted Van Dyke Parks and defamed some other musicians present while blowing his own horn prominently.
I read it in an interview in Uncut magazine but that is hidden in my cupboards and hard to access.
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