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Old 01-11-2007, 02:30 PM   #31
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ELO is such an awesome band. They're the type of band that had a million hits that everyone has heard yet no one knows who ELO actually is anymore.

This is so true.
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:34 AM   #32
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Walter Murphy did Fifth of Beethoven I believe.
hrm... I have it as that ELO from a CD, perhaps its not them!

http://www.last.fm/music/Electric+Li...h+of+Beethoven

We've been duped!
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Yeah, it's definitely not ELO. Man, if people think they did that song, I can see why they get a bad rap every now and then. I believe that song is on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
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Have you guys listened to the opening for Fire on High in reverse?

It has a crazy "hidden" message.

Yes! Fire on High in reverse!!


Freshman year at college....we'd all sit around late at night on milk crates listening to music. Usually, some would be fairly baked, and at some point someone would throw that on the turntable. Typically, many "whoa dude"s would follow.

You can find it here:

http://www.backmaskonline.com/classicrock.html
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That's where I found it!

I definitely love the Britney Spears reverse, Beatles reverse, Weird Al reverse, and the classic Zeppelin reverse.

Those and the ELO one are the only legit ones.
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I´m very interested in backmasking, in fact I stoped listen to a lot of music for that, I wonder why they do it and what they win?, can someone give me more info
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On the gold disc version of Face The Music, at the beginning of the CD, you can actually go back and see that they added the reverse intro of Fire On High. Very cool if you never had the record.
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ELO

I grew up listening to them. And when I first met Mr. Blu, his stepdad at that time was a huge fan. We used to come in the house all the time & hear Pops rocking ELO on his stereo in the master bedroom.
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I have to be honest. I had no idea how big these guys were at all when I first heard some of their music. This was back in high school.

I first heard the song Sweet Talkin Woman and loved it. So, I checked them out a little more.

I forgot about them after that though b/c I didn't have any cd's of them or anything, but at work the other day my sweet arse boss put the satellite radio on the classic rock station. That was a good day of work. I re-heard some songs and now have them on the computer. Good stuff! I wonder if my dad listened to them...
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Evil Woman on the Goldmember soundtrack

'70s-tastic.
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I'm resurrecting this thread to give the 30th anniversary of ELO's Out Of The Blue its due. Probably their best overall album, now digitally remastered and sounding better than ever.

And if a place like Pitchfork gives it a good review, well, in my book that's saying something...

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/articl...ut_of_the_Blue

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Here's a shocking fact: 2007 marks the 25th anniversary of the compact disc. Considering how record companies love to sell you the same album multiple times, that's a bizarrely long tenure for the newest music industry-approved technology. Because the CD refuses to yield the throne to any other physical formats (DVDs? Minidiscs?), labels have long been forced to find other ways to repeatedly plunder their catalogs, most notably by releasing remastered and expanded versions of any album that was reasonably successful. In some cases, the cleaned-up sound and snazzier packaging of these records corrects lazy, negligent editions released in the CD's early days, but more often it's just a case of shaking loose change out of the couch cushions.



That's not the case with Electric Light Orchestra, subjects of a lengthy restoration project that has reached Out of the Blue in time for its 30th anniversary. ELO may not immediately seem like an essential part of music history, but there's no denying they're a band well served by the fancy frills that accompany a reissue. For starters, ELO records hearken back to an era where album art meant Awesome Fucking Spaceships, and Out of the Blue has an especially fine one that resembles a cross between a jukebox and the old Simon games. It's a disservice to shrink such a cover down to CD-size packaging, but the reissue compensates by including a build-it-yourself punch-out space needle thingy and pictures of the band's ridiculous spaceship stage-set.



More importantly, ELO records respond well to remastered sound, due to the band's entire aesthetic being based upon Jeff Lynne using approximately 250 tracks of instruments and vocals in every song. Out of the Blue is often thought to be the band's high water mark because, in many ways, it was the culmination of Lynne's ambitious original mission to blend rock'n'roll with orchestral flourishes, his presumptuous effort to "pick up where the Beatles left off." By this, his seventh album, Lynne had developed the idea far beyond the cheesy primordial mashups like his "Roll Over Beethoven" cover (excepting the silly throwback "Birmingham Blues"), and had even reached past the increasingly restrictive borders of 70s rock to embrace treble-heavy elements of the rising disco sound like liberal uses of falsetto, arcade synths, and melodramatic strings.



Prophetic anticipation or dumb luck, Out of the Blue hit the zeitgeist jackpot in 1977, coming out within a month of Saturday Night Fever and reflecting, if not true disco, a perfect crossover gateway-drug to piggyback on the explosion of their fellow rock defectors, the Bee Gees. Though ELO's finest singles may have appeared on the two prior albums (can you argue with "Evil Woman" or "Livin' Thing"?), Out of the Blue has its share of greatest hits regulars sprinkled across its four vinyl sides: "Turn to Stone", "Sweet Talkin' Woman", "Wild West Hero". The side C four-song suite "Concerto for a Rainy Day" (god bless the 70s) even includes the triumphant "Mr. Blue Sky", deservedly exhumed in the past few years by the hipster cognoscenti as a perfectly weird slice of gaudy, over-the-top FM-dial pop.



The deep cuts on Out of the Blue also hold their own alongside the hits, enough so to justify the double-album expanse (though its 70 minutes are routine by today's CD-enabled standards). "Across the Border" finds a way to cram mariachi horns into Lynne's already packed palette, and most of "Concerto for a Rainy Day" is an argument for art-rock excess, from the Boston-esque organ arpeggios of "Standin' in the Rain" to the army-of-Lynne choir that marks the balladic "Summer and Lightning". Lynne's symphonic addiction may be the kind of bloat punk was meant to eradicate, but it's hard not to appreciate his compositional skill, the ability to arrange string parts that do much more than merely play the song's chord progression, instead offering rich melodic counterpoints.



This sharp learning curve makes it difficult for too many indie artists to draw lessons from ELO's successes; even if a songwriter possesses Lynne's orchestral skills, it's a pretty cost-prohibitive embellishment for most small-time acts. But other elements of the ELO sound are ripe for harvest, as shown by the Lynne-esque overdub-crazy vocal methods used on recent records from Of Montreal and Scissor Sisters. Maybe the best lesson from ELO's career is a more general advisory to let your ambition run wild, a topical piece of advice when everyone from My Chemical Romance to the Arcade Fire are currently aiming for stadium-size grandiosity with their own records. Calling in the string section and commissioning the spaceship cover-art may be a big gamble, but Out of the Blue is proof of how good it can sound when the grand approach works-- and gets the loving audio quality makeover it deserves.




-Rob Mitchum, March 01, 2007
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This is weird. My mom just bought "The Essential ELO" yesterday, and I made fun of her for about 10 minutes. I feel a little bad about that I like "Do Ya" though
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They do it better than Lionel.

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Ugh. Please don't compare Lionel Ritchie to ELO. Ever.

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