I've been lazy putting up any music lately, the only excuse I have is that it was my birthday and there was vodka to be drunk... but I still haven't posted any music so in the meantime here's some interesting true rock facts...
THE DAMNED IN SCI-FI NERD SHOCKER
At the end of Smash It Up (Parts 1 & 2) by The Damned there is a voice that repeats to fade saying "Nibbled to death by an okapi". Turns out that this is a sample from The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy radio series. I only discovered this when I was listening to Hitch Hikers the other night and I heard it.
MOVE OVER ROVER AND LET JIMI TAKE OVER
During Fire by Jimi Hendrix he says "move over Rover and let Jimi take over". Apparently this phrase was first said by bassist Noel Redding's mum at her house in Folkestone on New Years Eve. Jimi asked her if he could stand next to the fireplace to warm himself, of course she agreed but her dog was in the way, hence the line, "Aw, move over, Rover, and let Jimi take over..."
LINK REMOVED - SMOKE ON THE WATER
Deep Purple were in Montreux, Switzerland to do some recording. On the eve of a recording session there was a concert in the Montreux casino's theatre by Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention. In the middle of Don Preston's synthesizer solo on "King Kong", the place suddenly caught fire. Somebody in the audience had fired a flare gun into the ceiling, at which point the rattan covering started to burn. The resulting fire destroyed the entire casino complex, along with all the Mothers' equipment. The "smoke on the water" that became the title of the song referred to the smoke from the fire spreading over Lake Geneva from the burning casino as the members of Deep Purple watched the fire from their hotel across the lake.
Bet you didn't know all of them ;)
Anyway there is some funk on the horizon so check back if that's the bag you're into :)