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tetsabb
1087527.  Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:26 am Reply with quote

Nuclear Fluffball.

Not so much a band as the name given by sound engineers to the milling mob of performers at the end of a multi-performer benefit gig.
40 or so egos trying to share 10 microphones, 12 guitarist, 4 bassists, and about 120 in the wind section.
One of the main problems is that someone from one of the first bands on has spent the intervening few hours since their set enjoying rather a lot of weed, and more toots of Bolivian nose candy than is really good for them. As often as not, this person has their own mike, and gives a (in their ears) splendid rendition of...

another song....

.. in a different key.

I offer the last few minutes of Live Aid as an example, and I have seen plenty more.

Next band is, of course...

"Another song in a different key"

 
AlmondFacialBar
1087531.  Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:36 am Reply with quote

*SNORT* How very true!

Another Song in a different Key were a short-lived collaboration between Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span who everyone had pinned great hopes on but which ended rather prematurely when a hopelessly intoxicated Sandy Denny puked all over and thereby into the mixing desk.

Brand New Nifty Gadget

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
tetsabb
1087688.  Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:57 am Reply with quote

Brand New Nifty Gadget


This was a proposed collaboration between Waldo de los Rios, Pete Townsend and some early members of Tangerine Dream to shew the world the possibilities of the new-fangled synthesiser equipment they had in the late 60s/early 70s.
Unfortunately, ddue to the size of the gear, no venue was actually big enough to hold that many. Later, when some degree of miniaturisation had occurred, other commitments meant their diaries never co-incided.

Ok, people, let's give a big warm welcome to
Elegant Dismount

 
Awitt
1087723.  Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:58 am Reply with quote

Elegant Dismount is a group of five singers, who perform circus like acts on stage that gave them their name, which was voted the best of those in the selections on their first night, since they realised they didn't have a name until the last minute....

And now, a big hand for......

Genetic Assumptions

 
tetsabb
1087923.  Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:09 am Reply with quote

Genetic Assumption are a random group of 5 musicians, all completely unrelated, but who look as though they should be twins.
Playing a variety of rock, folk, dubstep, raga and classical, they make a steady living mainly on the European festival circuit.
As far as is known, they all get on well together, enjoy each other companies, and have never trashed a hotel room.

Next on the bill,

Gordon, Peter and Bob.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1088044.  Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:50 am Reply with quote

Gordon, Peter and Bob were a threepiece founded in 1965 in Wembley whose aim it was to combine the urban, observational rock of The Kinks with folk sensibilities. While the concept worked quite well for a while and got them a number of gigs on the local pub circuit, they eventually collapsed into a black hole of conflicting oversized egos, causing one of them to leave music altogether and get a real job, while the other two continued as solo musicians.

Rockpalast proudly presents...

Climate Strange

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
tetsabb
1088663.  Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:17 am Reply with quote

Climate Strange
A short-lived (one night) collaboration between Lemmy, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osborne, Jason Bonham on drums and an unknown guitarist.
Held in the basement lounge of an hotel on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, where they all happened to be stuck for a few days during a blizzard in 2008.
According to the few witnesses who still have a functioning memory, copious quantities of alcohol and other substances were consumed by performers and audience alike. Nothing was recorded, but everyone assured the music press that a grand time was had by all.

Now please put your hands together for

Notorious Fellatrix.

(Some may have seen reference to this on FB)

 
AlmondFacialBar
1092933.  Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:55 am Reply with quote

Notorious Fellatrix were a three piece that came to fame on the tail of the Rrriot Grrl movement in the early 1990s. Influenced in equal measure by Hole, Blondie and The Shangri-Las they gigged around the Pacific Northwest for a while until their legendary performance at Seattle's Crocodile Café in 1992 that did not only spawn a much sought after bootleg, but also got them a recording contract with Barsuk Records. Produced by Peter Buck, their first album Blown featured such luminaries as Chris Walla, Scott McCaughey and Jeff Tweedy as guest musicians, and rumour has it that the backing vocals on the album opener Sick and Tired of you and your Sexist Shit were contributed by Mr and Mrs Cobain. A short and ill-fated affair of bassist Amanda Pussyfoot with Michael Stipe led to their communal outing as drag queens, which the mainstream media back then weren't quite ready to handle. Hence their star faded, but their musical credentials remained, and while mainly working as session musicians now they still get together for the occasional reunion gig.

Ladies, Gentlemen and possible members of other species, fresh from the tree it's...

Certified Organic

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
tetsabb
1092939.  Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:32 am Reply with quote

Certified Organic, are, as their name might suggest, rather fussy about the source of their instruments.
Requirements include -- coppiced wood, free-range elephant only for the ivory on the keyboards, and only cats which have fed themselves may provide the gut for strings.
Rehearsals are, as a result, a bit slow, but they hope to be able to do a gig by 2017.

Does anyone remember

Dr Farnaby's Aquatic Collaboration?

 
AlmondFacialBar
1092944.  Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:45 am Reply with quote

Dr Farnaby's Aquatic Collaboration were one of the many semi-forgotten all star projects of the early 1970s. This one included Jack Bruce, Peter Frampton, Brain Auger, and a large haddock. It was hampered right from the start by its lack of a drummer, owing to Keith Moon politely declining the invitation and sending said fish instead, an action said to be inspired by his friendship with one Dr Chapman and a shared pub size bottle of gin. They played a couple of gigs at the Hammersmith Odeon (as it was then), but never really got anywhere because Jack Bruce's bass style required a drummer to interact with much more than he had previously been aware of, and so audiences just sat on their arses getting stoned on weed instead of the music. Discouraged by that reaction, Dr Farnaby's Aquatic Collaboration called it a day after six months and went their separate ways again.

And now, the band you've all been waiting for, the amazing

Broken Green Bottle

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
tetsabb
1093082.  Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:11 pm Reply with quote

Broken Green Bottle
An attempt to marry together various styles of music. Various artistes were invited -- Willie Nelson, Lemmy, Sly'n'Robbie, a couple of guys form Kraftwerk, the brass section from the BBC Light Orchestra, and Carlos Santana's rhythm section.
A week was spent in a remote farmhouse in Wales.
It did not work.

And next, put your hands together briefly, as you may want to put your fingers in your ears quite quickly --

Cthulu's Bastard Offspring

 
AlmondFacialBar
1093264.  Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:15 am Reply with quote

Cthulu's Bastard Offspring are a Swedish Black Metal fivepiece famed as much for the trad jazz influences on their music as for their stage outfits which frequently integrate live animals into their design. Founded in 2006 by students at the University of Uppsala who were sick of their peers' postrock pretensions, they got their big break opening at Wacken 2009, impressing both the crowd and their fellow musicians to the extent that Lemmy asked them to join Motörhead on stage for their encore. Shortly afterwards their first album Arctic Winter Hellfire hit the shops and became an immediate hit that even managed to crossover into the mainstream charts and was awarded Album of the Year by Kerrang, Q and the NME. Fame, however, quickly turned sour for them when first singer Dag Lundquist was hit by a messy paternity suit that dragged on for the best part of a year, then bassist Lasse Samström seriously injured a German journalist for making fun of his name (which is a rather unfortunate pun) and finally keyboarder and musical mastermind Ole Zombieslayer wrapped himself around a tree and took over a year to get back on his feet. Reeling from this triple whammy, they had to postpone the release of their second album Back from Hell from 2011 to 2013, and by the time it was finally released it completely sucked and trends in the black metal world had moved on. They are currently augmenting their finances by delivering kitchens for their local Ikea.

Next on stage, please welcome

Nose Candy

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
tetsabb
1093329.  Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:55 pm Reply with quote

Nose Candy
A Peruvian folk group -- Pan pipes, ocarinas, guitars and so forth. Originally known as 'Pedro's All-Star pipe band' (but in Spanish), they started to gain a little international reputation, and asked one of their roadies, Wor Geordie Franklin, who had found himself in Lima some years previous after a bet involving a bottle of Jack Daniels, for a name in English that might catch on. In a drunken stupor, he offered 'Nose Candy', which they thought sounded nice, even though not one of them speaks English.

And, now, fresh from a triumphant tour of Vanuatu,

The Lemon-Flavoured Napkins

Coming past a pub in Tunbridge Wells today, I saw a sign reading 'Ukulele Jam Wednesday'. I wondered if this was the name of a group, or an invitation to the local ukulele-ists to gather en masse

 
JivviWesty
1093339.  Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:06 pm Reply with quote

The Lemon-Flavoured Napkins

As famous for there on stage demonstrations of Navaho weaving as they are for their particular blend of goth punk and Neue Deutsche Todeskunstnew on helium. The Lemon-Flavoured Napkins hail from Tunbridge Wells and comprise Julius Feckwater on the lead guitar, Marius Duckfaced- Arseingbridge on keyboards, Miranda TwistedFlax on Bass and Epitome Jones as lead vocalist/ head weaver. Drummers are drafted in city to city during tours with no prior experience and this has caused the TLFN wikipage to melt on at least 12 occasions. Perhaps the most notable guest drummers include Giles Brandreth (who kept going for an astounding 19 hours until Epitome had woven him a smashing new Rupert the Bear sweater) and at least 2 thousand members of the band Hawkwind.

Regular studio drummers have included Brian the Robot and the Duracel bunny.

The name derives from the deportment method of being graceful in good company with a citrus fruit up ones bottom. The napkin part after a particularly long hack in the countryside with a decent scent hound is self explanatory.

Albums include;

Weave me a tricycle my arse is an icicle (the popular archaic christmas alternative soundtrack) 2010

Warp White 2007
Weft Black 1999

Never Mind the Bobbins we're The Lemon-Flavoured Napkins 1990

They are currently on tour with

The irreplaceable thrill machines

 
Awitt
1093372.  Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:28 am Reply with quote

The irreplaceable thrill machines is a group of six, with two lead guitarists/singers, one drummer, one keyboardist, one saxophonist and one operating the 'thrill machine' on stage.

This is a rather large and troublesome device to take on tour, so they have actually left it and that player behind, while on tour with the abovementioned Lemon Flavoured Napkins.


They cast a dirty look backstage at:

The Blue Tomato Western

 

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