#713 East Is East

17th July 2020 in Far Out East
#713 East Is East
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GoodKaptainKook 17th Jul 2020, 12:02 AM
Reggie apparently isn't the kind of guy who likes to read the liner notes/credits of albums, because I'm guessing he would've noticed that Zara is basically the group's new frontman...er, frontwoman :D (That is unless the album doesn't list who does what on it...)
FreyFox 17th Jul 2020, 12:53 AM
The devil is in the detail XD
kennethsarmstrong 17th Jul 2020, 3:09 AM
I once read the liner notes for a Chic greatest hits album. Some songs on this album did not list the performers. I guess Nile Rogers was making so many songs during the disco era that he sometimes did not credit the performers for some songs.
Fox Of Kings Island 17th Jul 2020, 12:03 AM
Fox Of Kings Island
Yup, Trevor... you'll do just fine
Excelsior_Thirty 17th Jul 2020, 12:04 AM
Is the ship sinking for Zombie Korma? :|
FreyFox 17th Jul 2020, 12:53 AM
Better get in there and get bailing XD
kennethsarmstrong 17th Jul 2020, 2:30 PM
And don't forget the Flex Seal. (Flex Seal is a type of liquid rubber that can patch most holes, especially holes where water is leaking out of.)
Jake Elmer 17th Jul 2020, 12:06 AM
Poor ol’ Trev.
David31 17th Jul 2020, 12:37 AM
"East is east. West is west. Two different colours on the map". Curse you Thompson Twins! :D

Also nice undies Reg. ;)
FreyFox 17th Jul 2020, 12:54 AM
Nice reference XD
David31 17th Jul 2020, 11:19 PM
Thank you. I do try. :)
WaxBadger 17th Jul 2020, 1:13 AM
If Trevor goes out for teppanyaki, his food will burn while he distracts the chef with his venting.
Shaggy 17th Jul 2020, 2:17 AM
Hang in there Trevor
kennethsarmstrong 17th Jul 2020, 3:23 AM
Reggie noticed the band's apparent use of a vocoder on their latest album. I cannot imagine the use of a vocoder could alter someone's voice but keep the user's voice sounding human. The Electric Light Orchestra often used a vocoder that it nicknamed Fred.

Maybe modern vocoders can alter someone's voice without making it sound mechanical.

I hope that Reggie does not bring up the matter of the use of a vocoder. That could cause a rift between Trevor and Reggie.
DN 17th Jul 2020, 7:21 PM
Sir, I highly doubt that a vocoder is going to be brought up in their conversation. 😒

I also highly doubt, even moreso than the first point, that the mention of a vocoder is a subject so sensitive that it will result in a rift between Trevor and Reggie. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Even moreso....I believe that Trevor and Reggie have bigger issues on their mind than a freaking vocoder FFS.
kennethsarmstrong 18th Jul 2020, 11:16 AM
I guess you're right. However, if Reggie presses the issue of Zombie Korma's personnel change, that could set Trevor off if he is not in the mood to listen.
FreyFox 18th Jul 2020, 9:26 AM
I think you misunderstood what Reg said Kenneth.
kennethsarmstrong 18th Jul 2020, 11:00 AM
I was just saying that Reggie may have mistaken Zara's vocals for a vocoder. Trevor must have used a vocoder before, so Reggie figured that Trevor used one for his latest album.

The subject of Zombie Korma's new member will likely come up. Hopefully, Trevor will have calmed down when he finally meets Reggie. Otherwise, he might blow up and walk out on Reggie.
Thwaitesy 17th Jul 2020, 4:16 AM
I'm sure Zara doesn't realize what she's unintentionally putting Trev through. If/when she does, I'm sure she'll put him at ease.
kennethsarmstrong 17th Jul 2020, 10:57 AM
But how long before she does? Trevor could fire Zara in a fit of rage, and Simon could be next.
WaxBadger 18th Jul 2020, 3:44 PM
Firing Zara is the nuclear option as it would end his friendship with Simon and Zombie Korma will break up, if that's not already likely to happen once they fulfill their contract. The better thing to happen would be for Trevor to peacefully leave the band, turn over control to Simon, and move to Los Angeles and restart his music career there.
kennethsarmstrong 19th Jul 2020, 6:33 AM
Trevor could also sideline Zara for the remainder of her contract and then fire her. That would irritate Simon as well as Zombie Korma's record label. The British tabloids would love to hear about this kind of drama.

At the risk of looking for realism, the US has tightened its work visa requirements. Trevor would find it nearly impossible to obtain a US work visa. There is a long waiting list for work visas, and Trevor may have to apply over and over again for a work visa.
FreyFox 19th Jul 2020, 9:39 AM
Trevor is the band's frontman and synonymous with the group's image in the UK. After all is Queen really Queen without Freddie Mercury? I reckon if the band fractured Simon would just start a new group with Zara from scratch.
kennethsarmstrong 19th Jul 2020, 11:47 AM
I guess you're right about Simon forming a new band should the band tear itself apart.

You mentioned Queen having to deal with the death of Freddie Mercury. I am sure that many fans felt that Queen would never be the same without Freddie Mercury. However, Queen managed to regain enough of a fanbase to allow the band to make more albums and continue to tour. Queen gained more fans when Adam Lambert joined the band.

In contrast, the Grateful Dead disintegrated following the death of Jerry Garcia. The band reformed as The Dead after that and toured for a while. Five years ago, the Grateful Dead performed its final concert at Chicago's Soldier Field. This venue was where the band played its final concert with Jerry Garcia.
Long Tom 19th Jul 2020, 9:41 PM
Queen might still exist technically, but I haven't heard any of their songs since "Innuendo" and I'm not sure if I want to. Look at that happened when Peter Wolf quite the J. Geils Band. Both of them fell right off the map.

As for the Grateful Dead, they were already a pretty elderly band, and had some bad luck with their tour even before Jerry Garcia died. I'd be too scared to continue the band any further if I had been one of them.
FreyFox 19th Jul 2020, 11:25 PM
Some of the music on "Made In Heaven" (the last album they made with Freddie, released posthumously) is good, but since then they've now moved onto different projects such as "Queen + Paul Rodgers".
Long Tom 20th Jul 2020, 11:04 AM
I cannot help but be reminded of how Jefferson Airplane became Jefferson Starship and then just Starship. They went from "Somebody To Love" to "We Built This City". Nuff said.
WaxBadger 20th Jul 2020, 2:45 PM
To be fair though, Starship was pretty much a Grace Slick solo act as she was the only original member of Jefferson Airplane involved with the band by that point. David Freiberg's initial involvement was the only thing that justified Starship as a band but he quit over his dislike of We Built This City.
Long Tom 21st Jul 2020, 10:08 PM
The song sucked, but they managed to make an even worse video.
FreyFox 21st Jul 2020, 10:56 PM
"Sara" on the other hand was pretty good ^^.
kennethsarmstrong 22nd Jul 2020, 3:54 AM
The song "Sara" was good, but the video was a little long. However, the song was as long as the video.

It is too bad that no one made a parody of this song featuring Sarah Palin.
Long Tom 22nd Jul 2020, 11:29 AM
Why all the fuss? She was only the vice-Presidential choice for an unsuccessful candidate for U. S. President.
kennethsarmstrong 27th Jul 2020, 12:19 AM
The GOP should have checked her background more before John McClain selected her as his running mate.

It was just a thought about "Sara". I remember Rush Limbaugh making record parodies making fun of Democrats and GOP critics.
kennethsarmstrong 22nd Jul 2020, 3:47 AM
I liked the song, but I was bored by its video. I once heard an authorized version localized for a Chicago radio station. Maybe I should watch the video again when I can take the time to play it at length.
FeigeRoman 17th Jul 2020, 6:20 AM
Clearly it's been a long time since Reg listened to one of his brother's albums... :P