I sure wonder what it was like for the string players during the Out of the Blue and Discovery music videos, as they are barely present on the actual songs of which they mime. All online discussions mention that Mik only played on 3 tracks, Mel only 1 and Hugh none for the former; all three were absent in full on Discovery. I can't imagine being part of the music videos even though I wasn't one the actual song. Must've been an interesting time, which begs the question if the string players suspected they'd be out of the band soon. I think I had saw somewhere that Rob Caiger once said that during Face the Music, the string players would record their parts, including their solo bits, which would be mixed with backing orchestra, or something to that effect. I assume the same applied to A New World Record as detailed documentation is limited. But yeah, the music videos from this period are funny with how the string players are seen playing even if no strings are present at that instance in the song.
It's a foolish comment, but the video of Rockaria! from the concert in Wembley in 1978 is simply "un-watchable". It's a great performance, but the cameras going all the time from one place of the screen to another make me enjoy the song but not the video. The same happens with Mr Blue Sky and other songs. We can't see them playing!!
So ha ha darlin', why do I dream about you every night?
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
Jul 5, 2020 3:18:29 GMT
orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
Jul 14, 2020 1:58:56 GMT
BIuebird: Hello forum friends! I apologize for my long absence, we've had quite a bit of stressful stuff going on.
Jul 14, 2020 13:49:08 GMT
Horacewimp: Hey BIuebird great to see you back hope you are keeping well ::c0112::
Jul 14, 2020 14:16:05 GMT
BSJ: Hi BIuebird! Happy to see you! ::t31232::
Jul 14, 2020 18:05:14 GMT