Part of a long mostly serious thread, this is the silly bit.
Subject: Re: (no RH) BG's/Monkees - the Quail cheeps out!
Date: Mon, 19 May 97
From: The Great Quail
>> Oh, Terry! Shame on you to so throw this bit of bait into the water and
To which John replied:
>Gee! Could you possibly have picked worse examples? Why not these, too:
Actually, I think Himmler was a great drummer. Not a lot is known
about this wild haired group of seminal Kraut-rockers (Thanks for the
translation, though, John - Der Nazi Partie is, of course, how they are
known in most industrial circles) But I mean any band that has had the
distinct honor of opening for the Can in both the Sudentland, Poland,
*and* Czechoslavakia, well . . . . my only gripe about Himmler's style
is that over-use of the heavy sticks, a trick I think he picked up from
fellow drummer Albert Speer. In any case, Himmler was a much better drummer
than their first (When they were just a Berlin electronic outfit called
"SA" - who could forgot those merry and inspired Cabaret-style ditties?)
guy - what was his name, Roehm? something or other?
>Fundamentalist religion (Charles Darwin)Darwin was a terrible drummer! Lamarck had all the better moves! Shame on you! The only thing Darwin ever did original in FR (another unfairly overlooked band) was to come up with that turtle shell trap set. Too bad Mickey Hart got all the credit.
>English literature (Thomas Shadwell)Shows how much you know! Tom "Shad" Shadwell was Eng Lit's *bassist,* John. He was Modern English's drummer, after Eng Lit broke up in 1979. But either way, he was neither really a good bassist nor a good drummer, so the point is mute.
>The Republican party (G. Gordon Liddy)Oh, come on! G. Gordon "Four Sticks" Liddy learned everything he knew from Himmler! Come to think of it, TRP learned most of their moves from that former band - hell, I think half of the bloody time I can't tell if a song is by Der Nazi Partei or those American wannabes!
>Genesis (Phil Collins) [in humble deference to your obvious love of
A good drummer, but a lousy songwriter. IMO, Genesis stopped being Genesis soon after Peter left. After that, they should have changed their name to Exodus. . . .
The Great Quail
On Mon, 19 May 1997, The Great Quail wrote:
> >Fundamentalist religion (Charles Darwin)I can't go along with this. Darwin was technically excellent, but it later emerged that most of his paradiddles and rudiments had been lifted WHOLESALE from Alfred Russell Wallace's seminal percussion work on the album 'Krakatoa - East of Java' (Rick Wakeman keyboards, Bishop Berkeley xylophone, T H Huxley on the mighty Wurlitzer, plus axe hero Cardinal Newman guesting on 'Sleeping with your Devil Mask').
PS Incidentally, Krakatoa turned out to be west of Java, but the album was in the shops by then and it was too late to change the title..
subject: Re: (no RH) BG's/Monkees - the Quail cheeps out!
Date: Tue, 20 May 97 15:52:02 -0000
From: The Great Quail <
Wow, I wasn't aware of this at all! Thanks for letting me know. I spent a few hours combing the record stores for this treat, but all I found was a used copy of "Stephen Jay Gould sings Old Baptist Favorites." I also spend some time looking for Bishop Berkely's solo xylophone album, but I was told that after no one had bought it for a few years, it suddenly ceased to exist. Oh, well. . . but oddly enough, I did run across several copies of Dr. Samuel Johnson's Glockenspiel album concerto. . . .
Here endeth this surprisingly " tentacle free zone" thread