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Let's spread some musical misinformation

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pklima, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Peter, Bjorn and John hoped to get one of those Combo-cordians in time for their 2006 hit Young Folks but the "What, Me Worry?" kid on drums let them down. Pity.
  2. chazsundance

    chazsundance Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2011
    Kurt Cobain was the Jimmy Hendrix of our generation.
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  3. Justin Bieber is the Kurt Cobain of the current generation.

    Jimi Hendrix was the Pat Boone of his generation
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  4. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    Pat Boone was actually born Daniel Boone but changed his name to Pat when told he would have to wear a coonskin hat while performing.
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  5. Are you allowed to say coonskin these days?
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  6. I don't know you are even allowed to say Pat Boone anymore... *

    * Technically, this is misinformation, as I do know, but am not allowed to say.
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  7. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    It all started with Marty McFly.
  8. If you were alive in the 70s you were issued a CB radio with every guitar or drum you bought. Then you could talk to all your good buddies in the band without getting together to practice. You just had to learn to play with one hand on the mic.
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  9. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    Hence the phrase 'phoning in a performance' was replaced by '10/4ing in your performance' for a brief period. And in prog rock bands you might be 10/4ing in your 10/4. Of course, this was required back then, much like over the internet during COVID now, but due to the large number of outbreaks of zombies back then.
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  10. CB Radio goes back further than most people realise.

    Pete Townsend started breaking equipment due to a misunderstanding of what "Breaker 1 - 9, Breaker 1 - 9" really meant.
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  11. CB was an abbreviation of Cajon and Bass.

    As far as keying the mic, well, that is when gaffer tape came into common use.
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  12. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    The 'stuttering' in "My Generation" is just an approximation of signal breakup.
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  13. It WAS in fact signal break up. The record was cut and pressed before anybody caught it (the mastering engineer was drunk, and fired because of this).

    Thereafter, the Who, well ... Daltry, when in concert had to replicate what was on the record.
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  14. Dubstep remains the most popular musical style in 2021.
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  15. The term "that song runs on and on" was first used when the lead guitarist of the group "Liquid Despencer" had the runs after eating too many LSD laced prunes and had to leave the stage for about 20minutes .... The rest of the band covered his time away from the stage by playing the chorus of their song over and over... Hence that song lasted way too long because of the RUNs ...
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  16. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Freddie king had no fingers--and had to play all those cool licks with stumps.
    Which makes it all the more amazing.
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  17. He actually amputated his own fingers as a tribute to Django Reinhardt
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  18. And Iommi in tribute to Freddy.
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  19. Ozzy Osbourne has a beautiful speaking voice and still enters into philosophical discussions. His stuttering talking and demented behaviour is all an act to save him from conversations with fans.
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  20. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    23 ft below sea level
    CB radios were essential for arranging gigs.
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