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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:28 pm 
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does anyone know any road stories of the band?<br>i mean really funny ones or interesting ones, not something like "one time i was working in a cafe and aynsley dunbar and jim pons came in and ordered a coffee, i gave it to them and they said "thanks" and i cant remember that well but i think they gave me a generous tip..."<br><br>if this is in the wrong forum then, you can say "what a pumpkin" and move it to the right forum if ya wish mr/mrs moderator. SMOKIN!<br>


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 Post subject: re: stories
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:03 pm 
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after the '88 vermont show, we hit the local burger joint and most of the band (without frank) was at a big table chowing down...they signed our programs [mine got fucking lost at some point]

we told them how ultra-cool the texas motel medely was & asked them to help us remember the lyrics...one of them chuckled & said come to the next show

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 Post subject: Re: re: stories
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:59 am 
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slime.oofytv.set wrote:
after the '88 vermont show, we hit the local burger joint and most of the band (without frank) was at a big table chowing down...they signed our programs [mine got fucking lost at some point]

we told them how ultra-cool the texas motel medely was & asked them to help us remember the lyrics...one of them chuckled & said come to the next show


My question is.
How long, exactly, did you cry after you lost that program? :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Stories
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:38 pm 
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A Swiss Town, A Casino Fire And 'Smoke On The Water'

by Peter Kenyon (no relation)

The lakeside Swiss town of Montreux was in the news this week as the host of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers.
But for rockers of a certain age, Montreux will always be best known for its rich musical history — including the roaring casino fire that inspired the English rock band Deep Purple's classic "Smoke on the Water."
The story goes that on Dec. 4, 1971, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention were playing a gig at the Montreux casino. The band was nearly 90 minutes into the show, cranking through "King Kong," when someone in the crowd fired a flare gun at the wooden roof, which instantly caught fire.
Frank Zappa and the Mothers were at the best place around,
But some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground.
As the blaze spread, Montreux Jazz Festival organizer Claude Nobs joined firefighters to race in and out of the venue, dragging concert-goers to safety.
They burned down the gambling house,
It died with an awful sound.
Funky Claude was running in and out, yeah,
Pulling kids out the ground.
Deep Purple was in Montreux with a sound truck rented from the Rolling Stones to lay down some tracks. They were forced out of their rooms by the fire, but memories of the smoke billowing out across Lac Leman, or Lake Geneva, gave them a song title.
Before long, Ritchie Blackmore's classic guitar riff was being copied, it seemed, by every cover band and guitar-playing teenager.
"Smoke on the Water" reached number 4 on the Billboard pop singles chart in 1973, and in 2004 was included in Rolling Stone magazine's "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."
For more on the famous fire, you can hear Zappa's recollections here.
And if you're in Montreux, after a coffee or a cocktail at Funky Claude's Bar, you can find a memorial to Deep Purple and their classic song near the rebuilt casino.
It's not far from the stature of Freddie Mercury. Queen, after all, recorded seven albums in Montreux, and visitors can still get a tour of the studio.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2015 ... -the-water

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 Post subject: Re: Stories
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:25 am 
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Gray_Ghost wrote:
A Swiss Town, A Casino Fire And 'Smoke On The Water'

by Peter Kenyon (no relation)

The lakeside Swiss town of Montreux was in the news this week as the host of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers.
But for rockers of a certain age, Montreux will always be best known for its rich musical history — including the roaring casino fire that inspired the English rock band Deep Purple's classic "Smoke on the Water."
The story goes that on Dec. 4, 1971, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention were playing a gig at the Montreux casino. The band was nearly 90 minutes into the show, cranking through "King Kong," when someone in the crowd fired a flare gun at the wooden roof, which instantly caught fire.
Frank Zappa and the Mothers were at the best place around,
But some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground.
As the blaze spread, Montreux Jazz Festival organizer Claude Nobs joined firefighters to race in and out of the venue, dragging concert-goers to safety.
They burned down the gambling house,
It died with an awful sound.
Funky Claude was running in and out, yeah,
Pulling kids out the ground.
Deep Purple was in Montreux with a sound truck rented from the Rolling Stones to lay down some tracks. They were forced out of their rooms by the fire, but memories of the smoke billowing out across Lac Leman, or Lake Geneva, gave them a song title.
Before long, Ritchie Blackmore's classic guitar riff was being copied, it seemed, by every cover band and guitar-playing teenager.
"Smoke on the Water" reached number 4 on the Billboard pop singles chart in 1973, and in 2004 was included in Rolling Stone magazine's "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."
For more on the famous fire, you can hear Zappa's recollections here.
And if you're in Montreux, after a coffee or a cocktail at Funky Claude's Bar, you can find a memorial to Deep Purple and their classic song near the rebuilt casino.
It's not far from the stature of Freddie Mercury. Queen, after all, recorded seven albums in Montreux, and visitors can still get a tour of the studio.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2015 ... -the-water

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