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Weezy, get me some LSD!

Postby Petro » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:02 pm

I'm not even sure I can wrap my head around this.

Sherman Hemsley, the actor who played “George Jefferson” on the The Jeffersons and All in the Family is known to be a huge fan of prog rock, especially Gentle Giant, Nektar and Gong.

Hemsley collaborated with Yes’s Jon Anderson on a funk-rock opera about the “spiritual qualities of the number 7” (never produced). Hemsley also did an interpretive dance to the Gentle Giant song “Proclamation” on Dinah Shore’s 70s talkshow, that was apparently somewhat confusing for her.

But the best story, I mean the best story of all time, is the one told by Gong’s Daevid Allen about his encounter with the beloved 70’s sitcom star. Here is Allen’s verbatim tale as related to Mitch Myers (and originally published in Magnet magazine):


http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/ ... g_rock_fan
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Re: Weezy, get me some LSD!

Postby Igor » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:50 pm

Think how goofy Jon Anderson's voice sounds when you are *not* on LSD.
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Re: Weezy, get me some LSD!

Postby acereraser » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:09 pm

Thanks for the link. Hard to believe this guy

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was a little to out there for this guy.

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Bonus Oily Way. This song makes me uncomfortable in a pleasant way.
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Re: Weezy, get me some LSD!

Postby Igor » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:50 pm

Yeah, "art rock", which is what I remember it being called at the time, had some out there stuff. I tended towards the bands where the guitars didn't sound emasculated, which generally put me in the camp of critical punching bags like Kansas instead of the "artistes" . It limited my appreciation for Yes as well - I always wished that Steve Howe had a little meatier sound.
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