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Posted: 29 Feb 08, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some serious props are due Mr. Taylor Hawkins,as he and fellow Foo bass player(name?)took over the Radio for an hour Wednesday night on Philly's best Radio Station 88.5 WXPN.The "Hawk" as he jokingly refered to himself in a laid back west coast tongue and cheek kinda way,played a bunch of modern rock due to the shows modern rock time slot.Basically alot of interesting new tunes that I don't know the names of or remember the bands that played them,except for one song called "Oh young Lions" by a band that opened for the Foos at one time or another.Well to make a long story longer.The coup de grace came when the "Hawk" rocked the public airwaves with very possibly one of the greatest of Queen's Prog/Metal masterpieces.The one the only "The Prophet's Song"!Amazing ,I've been a Queen fan since 1975 and this was the first time that I have ever heard TPS on the public airwaves!Man,Hawkin's is cool as Schmitt to play that.His comment was you can't just go for the hit's you gotta go Deeeeeep!Also WXPN a listener funded station in Philadelphia is awesome.No I don't work for the station,actually I'm not working for anybody at the present.I just thought that I would mention another of many cool moments listening to XPN!Check em out on the webif you get a chance.Cheers

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Posted: 29 Feb 08, 20:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thats the kind of shit I love to hear!!!!!!!

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Posted: 29 Feb 08, 21:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now that REALLY is something! I am so happy to hear about it! But let me tell you while I would agree to the rarity of that song being played on public radio in the U.S. of A. one of the things that made me go ape s_hit for Queen was when they played "A Night At The Opera" in its entirety in the bleak of the night at midnight here in my local town. Let me tell you...it is LIKE (not one but LIKE one) a religious experience hearing "A Night At The Opera" for the first time AND in the dark! Wow-zers! Something else! I tell you what!

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Posted: 29 Feb 08, 21:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Taylor is awesome. :-) The bass player is Nate Mendel, btw. I luuuv me some Foo!!!

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Posted: 29 Feb 08, 21:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alice Cooper played 'Liar' on his show, last Saturday I believe. But yeah, this is cooler. I just wanted some place to say that.

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Posted: 01 Mar 08, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WOW! "Liar" got played??!!!! HOLY crap! That's AMAZING!! I AM REALLY excited to hear about that!!! The Alice Cooper Show that is played NATION WIDE in the U.S. of A.?! That's played in my hometown! Wow! Was it in its entirety?! I've never heard about that being played in the U.S. in many, many years!!! Wow! ...and NO I am not joking with my excitement here! ROCK ON!

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Posted: 01 Mar 08, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AlexRocks wrote:

The Alice Cooper Show that is played NATION WIDE in the U.S. of A.?! That's played in my hometown!


Didn't realize it was broadcast here. I see it's on Fox 102. Of course, I only ever listen to XM. Satellite radio is the bomb. Pieter heard March of the Black Queen and Funny How Love Is back to back on Deep Tracks one day.

Speaking of Taylor Hawkins, I've got a recording of some radio shows the Foos did in the UK for a week where Taylor plays Liar there, too.

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Posted: 01 Mar 08, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, then (and maybe it deserves its own topic), it might be interesting to hear that Brian mentioned in his soapbox that he was playing on a Taylor Hawkins track (maybe for the Coattail Riders?) on Feb 8th.

"I was in the studio tonight (my own) working on a wonderful track which Taylor Hawkins invited me to play on .. which is actually a glimpse back in time, to the days of the Beach Boys ... I can't go into more details ... but I was feeling the warmth and love and hope of those Flower Power days (...)"
(from brianmay.com)

We had Have a Cigar, we had Tired Of You, Hyde Park 2006 and recently '39 from London...are we getting excited?

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Posted: 01 Mar 08, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Taylor's awesome. I was just listening to the Coattail Riders album today, actually!


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Posted: 01 Mar 08, 13:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now we're talking. I seem to spam this board with posts about other bands recently, like Maiden and now the Foos. But I really like the connection between Dave and Taylor that you can see on the Skin and Bones DVD (little bits and pieces that you have to see and that make you smile). He's an awesome drummer, and Cold Day In The Sun is quite a good song actually, if you don't expect the Foos to re-write This Is A Call over and over again. :-))

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Posted: 01 Mar 08, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AlexRocks wrote:

WOW! "Liar" got played??!!!! HOLY crap! That's AMAZING!! I AM REALLY excited to hear about that!!! The Alice Cooper Show that is played NATION WIDE in the U.S. of A.?! That's played in my hometown! Wow! Was it in its entirety?! I've never heard about that being played in the U.S. in many, many years!!! Wow! ...and NO I am not joking with my excitement here! ROCK ON!


It was full-length indeed, and I was so freaked out to hear it on the radio that I couldn't remember what it was for a minute. LOL! I was slightly disappointed when I heard Alice come on.. only because it would have been even nicer if a local DJ had actually played it. :)

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Posted: 01 Mar 08, 14:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wish the Foos would announce some tour dates near me soon. We saw them in Atlanta and Charlotte last October. We got Dave and Taylor's autographs in Atlanta, and Dave got up in the crowd right next to us during Stacked Actors in Charlotte. Unbelievable! I've got my fingers crossed they'll be back round here in the summer. :-)

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Posted: 01 Mar 08, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Keep on rubbing it in, Erin. ;)


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Posted: 01 Mar 08, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan Corson II: esreveR nI wrote:

Keep on rubbing it in, Erin. ;)


I sorry. When they come back to Charlotte, you'll meet 'em. We'll hang out at the venue till 1:00am, if need be! :-)

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Posted: 01 Mar 08, 19:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I haven't had much interaction with Chris and Nate, but Dave and Taylor are great guys. Taylor and I had a great conversation about Queen once upon a time.

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Posted: 01 Mar 08, 22:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin...The Alice Cooper Show is the first relevant thing I have heard them do in a decade perhaps a decade and a half. I can't stand that redneck channel. Stupid morning show and airplay of the race cars driving in a CIRCLE! Woopty-freakin' doo! What's Deep Tracks might I ask? If I heard those songs from Queen on local radio I think I would run outside in my birthday suit and start humping a tree! SERIOUSLY! I LOVE trees! No...just kidding. Not serious at all. BUT I would probably NOT stop talking about it to everyone. The music that is. Not the trees. Trees don't have rights. Um...ANYWAY!

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Posted: 02 Mar 08, 00:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AlexRocks wrote:

Erin...The Alice Cooper Show is the first relevant thing I have heard them do in a decade perhaps a decade and a half. I can't stand that redneck channel. Stupid morning show and airplay of the race cars driving in a CIRCLE! Woopty-freakin' doo! What's Deep Tracks might I ask?


Deep Tracks is a channel on XM. Nascar is on the radio? That makes even less sense that watching it. I heard Misfire played on a Columbia station one time, late at night, yeeaars ago. That was probably the oddest.

I've heard of tree huggin' hippies, but not tree humpin' ones. Stay away from the poison oak, dude.

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Posted: 02 Mar 08, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...and I ain't no HIPPIE! I guess that was an accident that they played "Misfire" huh? Lol. Pretty shocking just the same.

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Posted: 02 Mar 08, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cool!!!! Right now I'm obsessed with TPS!!!


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Posted: 02 Mar 08, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Alice Cooper played 'Liar' on his show, last Saturday I believe. But yeah, this is cooler. I just wanted some place to say that.


He plays a lot of non charting or non single Queen tracks, including Stone Cold Crazy


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