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Options November 6, 2019: Testify! - The Beat Goes On, and On, and On - Journey To the Center of a Song Pt1

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Approx. start time
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Vince Guaraldi  The Beat Goes On   Options The Eclectic Vince Guaraldi  Warner Brothers  1969  LP  0:01:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Buddy and Cathy Rich  The Beat Goes On   Options Big Swing Face  World Pacific Jazz  1967  LP  0:04:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Kai Warner Singers and Orchestra  The Beat Goes On   Options Happy Together  Polydor  1967  LP  0:10:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sonny and Cher  The Beat Goes On   Options 45RPM Single  Atco  1966  45  0:13:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Bob Dorough  The Beat Goes On   Options A Taste of Honey  MMO  1972  LP  0:21:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bobby and Connie  The Beat Goes On   Options 45RPM Single  Hit  1967  45  0:24:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sabu Martinez  The Beat Goes On   Options Groovin' With Sabu Martinez  Metronome  1968  LP  0:27:28 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Herbie Mann  The Beat Goes On   Options The Beat Goes On  Atlantic  1967  LP  0:30:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Kim Weston  The Beat Goes On   Options For the First Time  MGM  1966  LP  0:33:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra  The Beat Goes On   Options The Beat Goes On  Dot  1967  LP  0:36:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sandy Nelson  The Beat Goes On   Options The Beat Goes On  Imperial  1967  LP  0:39:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Anita Kerr and the Anita Kerr Singers  The Beat Goes On   Options Sounds  Warner Brothers  1968  LP  0:42:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Harvey Averne Dozen  The Beat Goes On   Options The Harvey Averne Dozen  Atlantic  1969  LP  0:45:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bill Black's Combo  The Beat Goes On   Options Bill Black's Beat Goes On  Hi  1968  LP  0:48:17 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Giant Sand  The Beat Goes On   Options Cover Magazine  Thrill Jockey  2002  CD  0:51:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ambrose Brazelton featuring Vinnie Bell  The Beat Goes On   Options And the Beat Goes On for Physical Education  Kimbo Educational  1968  LP  0:57:09 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Booker T and the MGs  The Beat Goes On   Options Doin' Our Thing  Stax  1968  LP  0:59:47 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Gabor Szabo  The Beat Goes On   Options 45RPM Single  Impulse  1967  45  1:09:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones  The Beat Goes On   Options Introducing the Psychedelic Soul jazz Guitar Of  Prestige  1968  LP  1:14:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sonny Criss  The Beat Goes On   Options The Beat Goes On  Prestige  1968  LP  1:18:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Vanilla Fudge  The Beat Goes On Side One   Options The Beat Goes On  Atco  1968  LP  1:25:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Paris Pilot  The Beat Goes On   Options Paris Pilot  Hip  1969  LP  1:46:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Johnny Frigo Quartet  The Beat Goes On   Options Chicago Jazz Dance Revival at Gus's Place  Orion  1969  LP  1:52:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45  1:58:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:00pm Matt from New Orleans:

The beat hasn’t started yet. Hey Larry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:00pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Matt! Waiting on Gary.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:03pm Erica:

And the beat goes on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Erica!
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:03pm Franco Twinkie:

Without moving and inch - hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:03pm Funky16Corners:

Franco!
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:04pm Franco Twinkie:

Now I will make toast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:05pm Matt from New Orleans:

Avocado toast?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:05pm coelacanth∅:

hey Larry and all you gone cats
...oh wait, not that kind of beat?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:07pm Matt from New Orleans:

Hit me baby one more time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:07pm Funky16Corners:

Hey C!
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:07pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Good evening!
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:07pm Jeff Ash:

Greetings from snow-covered Wisconsin!
  Wed. 11/6/19 10:07pm bigplanetnoise:

Is this where the beat is, it is???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:07pm chresti:

Hey testify musical journey to the center of a song top to bottom
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Jeff! Bigplanetnoise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Chresti!
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:08pm Erica:

As long as we don't hear that version from that Ernesto commercial lol.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:09pm still b/p:

Make toast points! Make toast points!

The parts of Vince's version that sounded less distinctly like Beat Goes On sounded like Mexican/Teaberry Shuffle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:09pm Funky16Corners:

sbp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:09pm chresti:

Buddy and Cathy Rich, big swing face!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:09pm Funky16Corners:

Ernesto who?
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:09pm Erica:

I meant Entresto.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:10pm Erica:

Typo error.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:10pm Funky16Corners:

I'm not sure what version that is
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:10pm Franco Twinkie:

Matt, home made guyaba jam.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:10pm Erica:

Me neither but it was for the commercial.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:11pm Matt from New Orleans:

Cool. Enjoy Franco.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:12pm Erica:

But I recommend the Globos version for those who wish to hear an 80s Australian perspective on the song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:12pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

Hey there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:12pm chresti:

Here come the Golddiggers..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:13pm Funky16Corners:

Hey ParUbi!
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:13pm Erica:

Yoo Hoo!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:13pm Funky16Corners:

Das Golddiggers in this case!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:15pm chresti:

Haha or da da!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:17pm Matt from New Orleans:

I much prefer Buddy Rich’s version to the original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:20pm chresti:

I think we should all submit our versions of the Beat Goes ON
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:20pm Franco Twinkie:

The great Ectro-Clash punk band The Screamers did The Beat Goes On, but I don't think they recorded it. To bad, It was beyond belief.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:22pm chresti:

I liked Vince Guaraldi's version
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:24pm Funky16Corners:

Sadly Guaraldi's non-Charlie Brown stuff doesn't get played nearly enough
  Wed. 11/6/19 10:25pm Dean:

Maybe they didn't record it in studio, Franco, but somebody recorded it a time or two. There are two live versions on In a Better World.
  Wed. 11/6/19 10:26pm Dean:

Whoops, three times!
  Wed. 11/6/19 10:27pm Dean:

Two nights at the Whisky, one at Mabuhay
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:28pm coelacanth∅:

Flash Strap, i think, did a Guaraldi program
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:28pm Erica:

I'm trying to look up Bobby and Connie but all I could find is info on the characters from King of the Hill. Haha!
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:28pm northguineahills:

Finally a whole set where I know all of the lyrics! (Bryce might had a few when played only instrumentals....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:28pm Funky16Corners:

I did one early on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:28pm Funky16Corners:

Hey NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:30pm coelacanth∅:

okay yes Larry in fact i think your's was more committed than Evan's
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:30pm Funky16Corners:

Bunch of Guaraldi here: testifyradio.wordpress.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:30pm Matt from New Orleans:

Bobby & Connie don’t probably exist Erica. Hit records was a label that put out quick budget cover 45s for 5 & dimes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:30pm Funky16Corners:

Had a lot of connection problems that night
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:31pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, Hit was a rip-off label. Some cool stuff on their records, though
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:32pm chresti:

I still don't know all the lyrics to Beat goes On
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:32pm Franco Twinkie:

Dean, it's great that those audience tapes surfaced, but I think they do the band a dis-service. They wouldn't convince anybody how awe inspiring they were. I remember in the summer of 1977 a neighbor played me a cassette tape, but prefaced it with " Trust me. You have to see them."
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:33pm Erica:

I've heard soundalike records before Matt, but the Bobby and Connie one sounds pretty decent for a rip-off label cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:34pm coelacanth∅:

i don't either chresti! it's okay
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:35pm Matt from New Orleans:

Larry I’m already beaten. I think I’ll need to digest this one in smaller segments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:35pm coelacanth∅:

...so far i like some of the instrumental versions the best
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:36pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - The quality on those records varies widely, i think depending on the musicians involved and their ambition
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:36pm Funky16Corners:

Nite Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:36pm Funky16Corners:

@C - There are some unusual ones coming
  Wed. 11/6/19 10:38pm Dean:

That goes for just about everybody, Franco. Some of us, however, especially love hearing the vibrant energy through the shitty medium. Recordings will never faithfully reproduce the events they capture. Disservice? I disagree.

Screamers were notoriously protective of their work, for some dumb reason. They threatened folks (Flipside) who wanted to release records of their performances.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:41pm Franco Twinkie:

Talk about a strategy that failed!
  Wed. 11/6/19 10:43pm Dean:

It worked at the time.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:46pm Franco Twinkie:

Yes, it sure did! They were a true under ground sensation. At the time, they were so far ahead of all the other L.A. bands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:47pm Funky16Corners:

I'm not familiar with their work at all. I'll have to look them up.
  Wed. 11/6/19 10:47pm Dean:

Yes, they were. I was awestruck by that band.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:50pm Franco Twinkie:

The only other band at the time that was as thrilling were The Cramps.
  Wed. 11/6/19 10:54pm Dean:

Start here with TBGO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKXgV655tlc

Not at all, Franco. Weirdos were spectacular, and Germs, of course. Bags. LA was ripe with this stuff. Randoms.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:55pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

Teenybopper is our newborn king, uh huh
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:55pm Erica:

On a cold Christmas night too ParUbi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:56pm Funky16Corners:

I always thought 'teenybopper' was a really strange word. Like it fell out of the mouth of some cigar chomping ad man
  Wed. 11/6/19 10:56pm Dean:

The Eyes were a short-lived but perfectly unrefined band.

I remember a show with Crime (from SF), Weirdos, and Screamers. Holy crap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:57pm chresti:

I heard the king part and was confused
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:58pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

listening to that Screamers version, and oh my! the energy! and the buzzy instruments!
  Wed. 11/6/19 10:58pm Dean:

And Meltzer was dishing out his offal. Good goddamn times.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:58pm Franco Twinkie:

I liked the Weirdos, but ultimately they could not hold my interest. Never saw the Randoms. The others? No comment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 10:59pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

the kids don't need no religion
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 10:59pm Erica:

My mom still uses 'teenybopper' sometimes. I'm guessing it meant dancing teens or teens dancing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 10:59pm Funky16Corners:

It meant pre-teen/tween pop music fans
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:00pm coelacanth∅:

"teeniebopper" is weird but it makes sense too...and it's not as stupid sounding as "hip hop", after all
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:00pm Erica:

I was somewhat close. Thanks Larry!
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:01pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Why would one chomp on a cigar? Oh, such tasty tobacco. Blech. BTW, what happened to the whole cigar craze?
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:01pm Erica:

It made sense back then but now it sounds old-fashioned and out of place.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:01pm coelacanth∅:

Mod MM, shhhh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:01pm Funky16Corners:

Hey MMM!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:02pm coelacanth∅:

(just be thankful you don't have to see that any more!)
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:03pm Erica:

Seriously coel?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:05pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

i checked the ngram thing, and "teenybopper" peaked in 1970 and then again in 1989
  Wed. 11/6/19 11:06pm Dean:

Cigar Aficionado, like Wine Spectator, is still going. I am not a fan of this stuff, rankings, and "reviews' and crap.

ngram is a blast, isn't it? Unreliable, but fun.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:06pm Mod Mokka Matti:

What is that that Booker was playing? A Clavinet? I really ought to know that, but I don't. Didn't sound like any kind or Rhodes or Wurlitzer, unless my ears are really blocked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:06pm coelacanth∅:

seriously. fucking disgusting. then add the poseur aspect, the fedora and the fat cigar sticking out the middle of the mouth and make it really attractive.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:07pm Erica:

Yuck. No wonder the craze didn't last long.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:07pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Hope you're not anti-fedora
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:08pm coelacanth∅:

teenybopper music is alive and more ubiquitous than ever; it's just not called tennybopper any more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:10pm coelacanth∅:

MMM they look terrible on most people, but some can pull it off.
- but the cigar thing goes with various types of floppy-rimmed hats actually.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:10pm Franco Twinkie:

I like Giant Sand. Howe Gelb is a great contrarian. Met him at a Mexican restaurant in Tuscon. He was quite funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:10pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

Is this the best or worst line by the way? "Electrically they keep a baseball score"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:11pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

I saw Giant Sand up in Eugene. Loved their album, Ramp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:11pm coelacanth∅:

Howie's a good guy and a talented one
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:13pm Funky16Corners:

@MMM - Maybe not a proper clavinet but likely some ripoff variant thereof
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:13pm Funky16Corners:

@ParUbi - Relevant in an era right after baseball scores were changed by hand
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:15pm Erica:

That explains the term "electrically" being used.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:15pm Funky16Corners:

My brother is a cigar nut. I grew up smelling my Grandpa's cigars, so I dig the smell a little but not the smoke, up close
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:17pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

that makes sense! it's all falling into place. You're not supposed to inhale them, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:18pm Funky16Corners:

Unfortunately cigars have become part of the obnoxious rich-guy/rich-guy-wannabe play acting, territory-marking. Look how may times you see Giuliani with a big, stinky stogie clenched between his yellow teeth. Ugh
  Wed. 11/6/19 11:18pm rw:

Evening! This beat just keeps going on and on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:18pm Funky16Corners:

Hey rw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:19pm coelacanth∅:

i like the smell of many cigars, and the smoke doesn't bother me much if it's not in close-quarters. that's not what disgusts me about it.
  Wed. 11/6/19 11:19pm Dean:

If I had to choose, I'd go the pipe route. Once upon a time I smoked a Meerschaum. Ultimately, I decided I don't like tobacco.
  Wed. 11/6/19 11:20pm rw:

I had to smoke a cigar down so we could use it as a prop for photography. I think I actually turned green.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:20pm Funky16Corners:

@rw - Like in the old cartoons!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:20pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

that's a ton of nicotine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:20pm coelacanth∅:

Larry @11.18 Bingo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:21pm Funky16Corners:

@ParUbi - I'd like to know what the dosage is from an average cigar compared to a cigarette?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:21pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

so you're just supposed to hold the smoke, right? not into the lungs?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:22pm Funky16Corners:

I think so, but my experience is very limited in that regard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:23pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

a full sized cigar apparently has as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:23pm Funky16Corners:

Wow!
  Wed. 11/6/19 11:23pm Dean:

I suspect one of the reasons I firmly believe that the effect of cannabis is purely placebo is that I don't know how to hold the smoke "into the lungs." But I do believe pot operates primarily as a placebo. So be it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:23pm Funky16Corners:

Bye bye lungs...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:24pm coelacanth∅:

just hold the smoke in the mouth, let it permeate to the nasal passages...i guess.
that's pretty much how i smoke a cigarette, on the rare occasion i do that. i don't really inhale it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:24pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

yeah if you actually inhaled it, you'd likely puke
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:25pm chresti:

My dad used to chew on cigars
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:25pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

did he finish them in one sitting?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:25pm Funky16Corners:

@Chresti - You see that a lot in old movies, guys chewing the hell out of stogies. I don't know how anyone did that.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:26pm Mod Mokka Matti:

My late maternal grandfather was far from a rich guy, being a cowboy/truck driver/small-scale short-haul truck line owner, and my mother would often bring up that he didn't smoke cigarettes, but did like cigars when he was out on the road in one of his trucks. He lived to be 97 1/2 years old, so there's that... sort of like George Burns.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:26pm Funky16Corners:

Time to take your acid boys and girls...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:26pm coelacanth∅:

Dean i don't hold cannabis smoke in my lungs for more than a second. a lot of it gets absorbed through the sinus cavity i think
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:28pm chresti:

Life goes on keeping baseball scores
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:28pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

and the question is, how long is one cigar supposed to last?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:28pm Funky16Corners:

@MMM - My Grandpa wasn't loaded either, but cherished his time with a Garcia y Vega, lounging on the living room couch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:29pm chresti:

Dean, I eat pot, and it's real
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:29pm Funky16Corners:

I loved the olden days, when hippies could walk into a major label and hand them something like this and it would get released.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:30pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

that's the way to do it. get all the nice oils
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:30pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

I'm *loving* this version!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:31pm Funky16Corners:

I love it too, but is is AGGRESSIVELY uncommercial.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:32pm Mod Mokka Matti:

It's certainly a different take.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:32pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

it's a journey
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:33pm coelacanth∅:

my grandfather smoked a cigar occasionally too. his wife smoked pall mall, camel or lucky strike. the short ones with no filters, into her 80s. i never heard her cough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:33pm Funky16Corners:

Someday I'll play side two, which is even weirder.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:34pm chresti:

He chewed on little italian cigars and, no, he left them in ashtrays, ParUbi. Actually, he kind of sucked on them for a while and would trim the soggy end off when it lost flavor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:34pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

not *exactly* radio ready
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:34pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Wow, this just took an interesting diversion
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:34pm coelacanth∅:

chresti -Dean doesn't really believe herb's just placebo. he just likes pushing buttons!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:35pm Funky16Corners:

@MMM - It takes a bunch more. Hang on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:36pm Funky16Corners:

@Chresti - My Pop tells me of the Italian stonecutters in his neighborhood who used to smoke those little Italian cigars. He has a funny name for them, but I can't remember it exactly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:36pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

they split the song open and set an empire up inside
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:36pm coelacanth∅:

hahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:37pm Funky16Corners:

@ParUbi - That's a great description!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:38pm chresti:

They looked more like dried, dark pieces of bark, than cigars
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:38pm Funky16Corners:

I think they were cheroots but he called them some kind of 'stinkers'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:38pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

is it bad that i kinda want to try them now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:39pm Funky16Corners:

@Chresti - Just looked it up. The brand was Toscano but they were popularly known as stinkers!
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:39pm Erica:

Okay this is getting pretty weird now, especially when they say Phase whatever number.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:39pm Funky16Corners:

Ahhh, there's Vanilla Fudge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:40pm coelacanth∅:

maybe it's like the mothers or pink floyd, where the label was somehow convinced to sign them but had no idea what they were about so they just gave them freedom in the studio
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:40pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

that's some serious musical sprawwwwllll
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:41pm chresti:

That sounds right, @Larry
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:41pm Funky16Corners:

It's not like Vanilla Fudge were cranking out hits, but they did have a formula, which the cut to pieces on this record
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:42pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

it's like a deconstructed dish. there are parts lying around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:42pm Funky16Corners:

Side two of this record opens with a series of WW2 era speeches by world leaders, so you know, the kitchen sink.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:43pm doctorjazz:

Made it for Fudge. Shall we call it "Plod Rock"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:43pm chresti:

coel@11:34, yeah, I know..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:43pm coelacanth∅:

ParUbi if you have a tendency to give in to temptation (an "addictive personality") then yes, it's a bad idea.
you have a child, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:44pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc! Sounds good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:44pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

the binding thread is rather ... weak
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:44pm Funky16Corners:

I think the binding thread is a potent mixture of ego and LSD
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:45pm Mod Mokka Matti:

Just when I thought it was making sense, I'm back to wondering where it's going.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:46pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

yeah, i'm going to pass on the tobacco products
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:46pm Franco Twinkie:

I love the story of The Mothers Of Invention opening for Vanilla Fudge in Long Island, their home turf. The audience was chanting "You guys stink! Bring on The Fudge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:46pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

someone find the beat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:47pm coelacanth∅:

it's in here somewhere
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:47pm Erica:

Is it over yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:49pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, we have moved on to Paris Pilot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:49pm Funky16Corners:

@Franco - I can picture an audience of Long Island yobbos screaming at anyone, but especially the Mothers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:49pm chresti:

ParUbi, I tried it and don't recommend it, you have to spit all the time.@italian cigars
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:51pm Franco Twinkie:

Let us all bow our heads down and contemplate this horror.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:51pm chresti:

So is this the longest ever rendition of TBGO?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:51pm Funky16Corners:

@Chresti - The Vanilla Fudge "version" is a whole album!
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:52pm Erica:

No the Vanilla Fudge version is. I looked it up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:52pm coelacanth∅:

the 'fudge's version probably
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:52pm Funky16Corners:

I only played side one. This is Paris Pilot, a late 60s Memphis band
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:52pm ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

i'm gonna have to listen to side 2 at some point. do they ever find the beat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:53pm coelacanth∅:

they just couldn't decide which one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:53pm doctorjazz:

Interesting compilation, have to catch it in the archive. A competitor to Ken's 3 hour Bohemian a Rhapsody extravaganza (which is up there with my favorite radio EVER).
  Wed. 11/6/19 11:54pm rw:

And the beat just keeps getting trippier
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:54pm coelacanth∅:

the beat goes on acid
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:55pm Funky16Corners:

There are three hours worth of Bohemian Rhapsody covers?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:55pm doctorjazz:

I'll find the link...
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:55pm Franco Twinkie:

Wasn't The Fudge drummer supposed to be some hot shit player? According to who!?! They should have played their version in drug prevention programs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:56pm Funky16Corners:

Carmine Appice! I had one of his drum instruction books when I was in high school.
Avatar Wed. 11/6/19 11:56pm Mod Mokka Matti:

This has been a rather intriguing exploration. I knew of a few of these interpretations already, but definitely learned of A LOT more tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:57pm doctorjazz:

wfmu.org...

I think this is it (very quick search, hope I got it)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 11/6/19 11:58pm doctorjazz:

(The Ken Bohemian Rhapsody show,that is...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/6/19 11:59pm coelacanth∅:

thanks for that link doc. (yes it works)
Avatar Thu. 11/7/19 12:00am Erica:

I need to check out more on Paris Pilot. Anyway, what a ride. See you guys next week! And be sure to check out the Globos' version of The Beat Goes On during your spare time. Later!
Avatar Thu. 11/7/19 12:00am Franco Twinkie:

Well, it was interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/7/19 12:00am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Larry interesting adventure!
good night y'all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 11/7/19 12:00am ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

that was a blast!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 11/7/19 12:00am chresti:

Thanks Larry, fun show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 11/7/19 12:00am doctorjazz:

Night all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/7/19 12:01am coelacanth∅:

...and the beat
goes
on
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/7/19 12:01am Funky16Corners:

Thank you all, for taking the ride! See you next week!
  Thu. 11/7/19 12:01am rw:

Thank you F16!! Fun show. 'Specially the Fudge! Take care everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/7/19 12:01am Funky16Corners:

Nite rw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 11/7/19 12:01am ParUbi of Pittsburgh:

Thanks, Larry! It was a trip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 11/7/19 12:02am doctorjazz:

Dug the Fudge as well, plod and all.
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