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Sep 10
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Even the nights are better now that it's the Air Supply round. Come and join us! Everybody who has an Air Supply song already written or chooses to write one for this contest can enter. You don't need to be a member or anything special like that as long as you want to join in feel free! :-) (Comments & Parodies)

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"For You" by Frank Sinatra

I will gather stars out of the blue
For you, for you
[Note: This song was originally recorded by Joe Green's Marimba Band, but was made famous by Sinatra. It has also been recorded by Dean Martin, Perry Como and Rick Nelson]
Submitted by: Julien Peter Benney

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Singers Who Act -> Latest Entries

INXS appeared in: Dogs in Space
Submitted By: Roadrunner
George Harrison appeared in: Electronic Music Documentary
I was earning my college degree in computer + info science. As a pre-rec for taking classes in computer art, movie making and sound audio manipulating we had to take a course in Art + Music of the Post WWII era. George Harrison of the Beatles narrated a film describing how he and his mates created their records from scratch and how today with computer technology it's mostly "push button, a little too easy". Well, we need to know how it's been done before so we can utilize the technology today. After all, the Beatles were the first to utilize looping and backwards messages (whoooooo, Lord it's the Devil - NOT ; ) ). Also, George released "Wonderwall", an album marrying electronics and Asian instruments (did somebody bring up Peter Gabriel?) and he issued "Electronic Sound" which featured just himself and a synthesizer. He pioneered in these innovations so that makes him as good a narrator for this docu as anyone. Still, everyone seems to think he's just a guit-tahr man.
Submitted By: Beatle Baby

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Celebrities Who Sing -> Latest Entries

Jason Kidd performed: What the Kidd Did
I've heard worse rap songs by NBA players ("Champion" by Ron Artest and "K.O.B.E." by Kobe Bryant). It's listenable. This was released on the 1994 album "B-Ball's Best Kept Secret", a compilation album of songs by then-NBA players Dana Barros, Malik Sealy, Shaquille O'Neal, Cedric Ceballos, Brian Shaw, Chris Mills, Kidd, Isaiah "J.R." Rider, Dennis Scott, and Gary Payton.
Submitted By: JeReMy
Ron Artest performed: Champion
Now known as Metta World Peace, but released his rap album before his September 2011 name change. The song was in NBA 2K11 and was terrible.
Submitted By: JeReMy

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Better Off Solo -> Latest Entries

John Norum from Europe
John has a surprisingly good solo discography and he also played guitar on Don Dokken's solo album, "Up From The Ashes".
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
Robbin Crosby from Ratt
Aside from Ratt, Robbin Crosby played guitar on Jon Bon Jovi's solo album, "Blaze Of Glory". He also played on an album by a band called Rumbledogs. Unfortunately, his career was cut short by HIV.
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord

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Former Occupations of Performers -> Latest Entries

James "J.T." Taylor from Kool and the Gang: School Teacher
He's the singer for Kool + the Gang and he helped steer this group of funkateers to mega-sucess during the Eighties.
Submitted By: Overpowered By Funk
Madonna Louise Ciccone from Madonna: Dunkin Donuts worker
It was her very first job and she got the boot on her very first day for squirting icing on a customer. You didn't think it was some other kind of work, didja? Well, didja?
Submitted By: Lucky Star Explorer

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Performer's New Career Entries -> Latest Entries

Vanilla Ice from Vanilla Ice: Reality TV Host
He hosts a home improvement reality TV show on the DIY network. It's been going on for 4 seasons already.
Submitted By: Believe It Or Not!
Greg Norton from Husker Du: Restaurantier
He's been a chef and restaurantier in Chicago since the band imploded in early 1988.
Submitted By: Whitney Harrison

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Songs That Are Banned -> Latest Entries
"2112 (Album)," Rush - Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
"Vampire Money," My Chemical Romance - Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord

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Super Long Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"Station to Station," David Bowie Length:10:14 - Submitted By: Lee
"Estranged," Guns 'N' Roses Length:9:23 - Submitted By: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Super Short Pop Songs -> Latest Entries
"Lukin," Pearl Jam Length:1:02 - Submitted By: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Pry, To," Pearl Jam Length:1:03 - Submitted By: RevengeFromMars YouTube

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Song Lawsuits -> Latest Entries
"The Old Man Down The Road," John Fogerty
The Fantasy Records label's tyrant, the evil Saul Zaentz, claimed (falsely!) that "The Old Man Down The Road," from John Fogerty's album "Centerfield," shared too much of its refrain with "Run Through The Jungle," one of Fogerty's selections as leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, to which Zaentz had bullied Fogerty into forfeiting the copyright as a condition of releasing him from his label contract. Zaentz litigated against Fogerty, in a petition titled "Fantasy Incorporated V. Fogerty," but Fogerty won that case. Fogerty then cross-petitioned against Zaentz, seeking the costs of his successful defense against Fantasy Incorporated's original petition; in 1993, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned lower-court rulings, and Fogerty won outright. - Submitted By: Parker Gabriel
"Their Entire Song Library," Mark Holmes (Platinum Blonde)
I don't know the specific details but Sony/BMG branch was caught up in a payola scandal so Mark went after them for control of Platinum Blonde's music catalog. - Submitted By: Celeste

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Crime Records -> Latest Entries
Axl Rose: "Causing A Riot" - Submitted By: Celeste
Lostprophets: "Child Pornography" - Submitted By: Tommy

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Performers with Handicaps -> Latest Entries
Bono: Glaucoma - Submitted By: Celeste
Sylvain Sylvain: Dyslexia - Submitted By: DollSteakTestMeat

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"The Intergalatic Laxative," Donovan - Submitted By: KL Fan
"True Colors," Cyndi Lauper/Yoko Ono - Submitted By: All We Are Saying Is Give Performance Art A Chance

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Hidden Tracks -> Latest Entries
"Already There," K's Choice. On the "Almost Happy" album the last song titled "All" has a hidden acapella track entitled "Already There". - Submitted By: Rad
"Meet My Maker/Falling Away," Good Charlotte. In The Chronicles of Life and Death album there is a hidden track found in the last song. In the Life version is is found at the end of "Falling Away" and in the Death version it is found at the end of "Meet My Maker" Its a few minutes after the song and the hidden track is called "Wounded" - Submitted By: Elizabeth

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Hidden Messages -> Latest Entries
"Dangerous," Roxette: "This song is a single from the duo's smash hit album Look Sharp! Right at the end of the song as it's fading out, if you listen carefully, you'll hear Per Gessle saying, "Due to the exceptional weakness of this song, play loud". Funny." - Submitted By: Edward
"Live Life Loud," Hawk Nelson: "About 1 minute and 15 seconds into the song, you can hear someone say "Turn that music down or I'm calling the police"" - Submitted By: JeReMy

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Backwards Messages -> Latest Entries
"Prophet Song ," Queen: "In the part that goes " now I know" over and over, backwards of course it says "won I won". The song has many tricks in it like that....I always wondered if there wasn't some competition going on between engineers or whomever." - Submitted By: Kurt Finguerra
"New God Flow (featuring) Pusha-T," Kanye West: "The title of the song functions as a palindrome--that if you read it in reverse, it can say "Wolf Dog Went--Ah Sup". The chorus of the song in reverse is a back masked "Get off that. Gotta get off that. Get off that. Gotta get off that. Get off that. Money? Y'all sick on that sh*t"." - Submitted By: Nosilla

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Appearing on an episode of "Married With Children - Anthrax
The episode was "My Dinner With Anthrax". It was hilarious! - Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
Driving Cats Bonkers! - AC/DC
A university (maybe in London) has conducted research on cats by playing various types of music and then certain songs to see how they react emotionally, sleep wise, etc. They've discovered that there's ONE song that gets cats agitated, unable to sleep, feeling disturbed, on guard and incapable of relaxing. That song is the 1990 hit "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC. - Submitted By: Krazee Khat

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Music With a Warning Label -> Latest Entries
"Low DVD EP," Foo Fighters
A sticker was added below the usual warning (from the content in the "Low" video that got it banned from MTV) so that it can read "Parental Advisory Warning: Explicit Content ...and also big trucks."
Archie
"eMotive," A Perfect Circle
On the actual CD ( not the case), there is the longest anti-illegal music downloading warning I have ever seen. I'm not even going to bother putting it here, but it's worth seeing if you own the album.
G
"Prisoners In Paradise," Europe
It's a goofy little thing at the end of the lyrics in the CD booklet...Europe will not be held responsible for...then it lists like 4 hilarious effects the music may cause.
G
"Broken," Nine Inch Nails
In the liner notes, there is a warning reading, "Caution: Not for use with mono devices." The reason for this being is that Trent stated the songs do not sound right when being played through mono devices.
eg: Mike Smith
"Amnesiac," Radiohead
The back cover says "Radiohead. Amnesiac. Store away from direct sunlight, preferably in a dark drawer with your secrets. See inside for details."
Lee
"Live Era '87-'93," Guns N' Roses
Look very closely at the cover, just below the 2nd poster on the top row. It says "Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Hollywood Rose Is Bad For Your Health (but worth the risk)". You might need a big LP to see it because the writing is very small.
Lee
"Primitive Enema," Butt Trumpet
This is what the lyric sheet says concerning the lyrics to "The Grindcore Song": We've decided not to give you the lyrics to this song because we are sure they would entice you to do nasty things to yourself and to others and we don't wish to be held responsible for it. Hail Satan.
F*ck the PMRC
"Tin Machine II," Tin Machine
The second album from David Bowie's hard rock band Tin Machine was released in 1991. The cover art has 4 ancient Greek statues, of NUDE men (oh no). The morals of our Grand Republic were saved and for the U.S. release the genetilia of the statues were "airbrushed" off. They did a lousy job - it looks more the statues had their ding dongs torn off. Oh but the morality police saved the day again (NOT).
Ain't That America? Home Of the Free
"Muscle of Love," Alice Cooper
The cover says "Attention: This Carton Contains (1) Alice Cooper Muscle of Love" and also says "Fragile".
Lee
"Appetite for Destruction," Guns N' Roses
On the back cover of the CD version - it says "The music on this compact digital disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to perserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of it's high resolution, however, the compact disc can reveal limitations of the source tape."
Lee
"Gizmode," Zombie Nation
There is a sticker on it that says- "Okay! Get into gizmode! Be a filter jerk! Or a zombie nerd! This record has a lifetime warranty."
Camerabob
"Devils and Dust," Bruce Springsteen
There's the track "Reno" which is a story about someone who visits a flophouse in Reno. The hooker names her prices for certain sex acts ( you pay more to put it "up the *ss"). Then there's a reference to fellatio (maybe). In either case there's no "Parental Advisory" emblem on the CD but on the back cover there is a brief warning statement that says there's "adult content".
They Call Him Bruce
"Elephant Shoe," Arab Strap
Not exactly a warning label, though I am sure this fits here. Arab Strap left Chemikal Underground in 1999 to go to Go Beat! At the time, there were small forms in all UK music releases for mailing list purposes. Normally it was are you Male/Female? The Strap decided to change it to- Do You Have A Cock/A Fanny? (British meaning). The new record company were not amused and pulled the form before release. There is a photocopy and this reference within the sleeve notes for 'Ten Years of Tears', released by Chemikal Underground around 2008.
Kenny McDonald
"Sweet Time (single)," REO Speedwagon
During the autumn of 1982 the economy was still suffering big time from the post-Vietnam War era recession, which was the worst economic situation since the Great Depression (sound familiar?). November had Congressional elections and Reaganomics hadn't really made an effect yet. Pres. Reagan's GOP cohorts in Congress generally took a "midterm" election trouncing because of this (deja vu ?). Other people deviced ways to beat the inflationary doldrums. One method was for record labels to issue 1-sided 45s. The single would cost about 1/2 that of the normal 2-sided variety. The B-side (flip) simply said "Do not play this side". Only a handful of 1-sided 45s were even issued. One of them was a Go-Gos hit and another notorious "recession buster" was "Sweet Time" by REO Speedwagon which peaked at #26. As the economy improved in 1983 this brief trend was squelched.
Everything That Comes Around Goes Around...
"Monster Movie," Can
On some LP pressings, the front cover bore the words "Made in a castle with better equipment."
Glenn Rousseau
"Stop Drop and Roll!!!," Foxboro Hot Tubs
On the actual CD it says "Side A, Warning Do Not Play Side B" - this is because the album is made to look like a vinyl record and if you play side b all the paint might come of the so-called 'Side A'.
Lee
"Amarok," Mike Oldfield
On the back there is a label saying " HEALTH WARNING - This record could be hazardous to the health of cloth-eared nincompoops. If you suffer from this condition, consult your Doctor immediately ".
A Stranger
"Procrastinators Of The Apocalypse," Cirque Du So What?
[Note to editor: Am resubmitting this due to a typo in the original!] "Parental Advisory: Contains lots of the usual raunchy words, and we even made up a few new ones." This is a new supergroup composed of ShoEboX (of Worm Quartet), Chris Mezzolesta (of Power Salad), Devo Spice (formerly Sudden Death) and The Great Luke Ski. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM8e8uCsqac
Jonathan S.
"Procrastinators Of The Apocalypse," Cirque Du So What?
"Parental Advisory: Contains lots of the usual raunchy words, and we even made up few new ones." This is a new supergroup composed of ShoEboX (of Worm Quartet), Chris Mezzolesta (of Power Salad), Devo Spice and The Great Luke Ski. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM8e8uCsqac
Jonathan S.
"So Far So Good," Bryan Adams
The "warning" is really on the CD itself. It's a picture disc made up to resemble a truck tire in appearance (a monster tire is on the cover too). There's the artist and album names, the track list and copyright info, written in a circumscribe format. After the record label credits and warning (copying prohibited, ...) there's a simple sentence: Do not inflate above 50 p.s.i. This "warning" is an example of humor more than anything else.
Anyday I'm Gonna Make Her Mine!

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