Mama Cass, Ramones, Pistols discussed on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis

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You're listening to ground. Zero mama Cass, Elliot. John Phillips in the mamas. And the was had an urban legend about her stating that she died from choking on a ham sandwich. Of course is untrue. She died of heart attack. However, what is truly odd? Is mama Cass dive in July twenty nine nineteen seventy four departments. You rented from Harry Nilsson? Cows died of a heart attack while she was asleep. Almost four years later on September seven thousand nine hundred seventy eight keep Boone the drummer of the who died in the exact same apartment. Is mama Cass did cause of death thirty two clemency Zoll pills? He took to reduce his alcohol withdrawal symptoms. He took those pills on a doctor's prescription. But the doctor instructed moon to take no more than three pills a day in a creepy. Coincidence. The who released the album who are you on August eighteenth, nineteen seventy eight and it featured a photograph of Terry O'Neill of the ban a. Photographed by Terry O'Neill of the band's atop a stack of their own equipment and the shepherdess studios history. England for the photo moon had insisted on sitting on a chair with his back to the camera because he had a distended stomach from all the alcoholism. Ironically, the chair said not to be taken away weeks later he was taken away from us. Slava album cover coincidences in strange this tonight. John cafeteria with us and also doctor demento, you know, I remember all the different albums that had weird messages restraints on them the Abbey Road album, of course, with the pointing out that maybe Paul is dead. The eagles hotel California saying that Anton the bay was there. In the in the middle sleeve cover. And of course, if you use the UPC code on Michael Jackson's thriller. It actually was a telephone number to never land. I mean, it just there was a lot of things about this time of rock and roll were hidden messages are hidden meaning were putting the albums on records. I'll be do, you know of any that I've overlooked. Anybody there's a whole lot. But I mean the elephant in the room about the sixties and seventies is people were taking a lot more hallucinogenic drugs at that time than previous times in history is our culture. So people people would think up whether under whether they were hallucinations, or whatever people would think up these things and ponder these things. They listen to dark side of the moon in their minds would wander and they hit upon strange coincidences. Build a build these molehills into mountains. And there was a lot more of that going on than there had been earlier. So you think a lot of this mystique about rock and roll happened because of LSD trips. I mean, I I can understand that. Or something and they ran into it. And that's why they were able to, you know, come up with these ideas. I sure LSD or just plain old marijuana. Yeah. I guess back then marijuana was much. That sort of you know, John mentioned three quarts of booze and one night. John. There were a lot of rumors about punk knew about a number of, you know, scenes, I remember what are the things that I was told the first time I was watching news reports about the Sex Pistols in how they'd spit on the audience or they would vomit on the audience. Was that all that all hyper was that truth? I think that there was definitely some truth to it because they wanted to be noticed and they wanted to be antagonist stick. And unfortunately for all of the other punk bands dot was the thing that kind of killed their chances a commercial success that really was something that I always have believed was a big deterrent for the Ramones earlier. You had mentioned some of my work with them. I produced and directed the Ramones raw documentary, and I added a Johnny Ramones autobiography I continue managing DD Ramones estate and worked with them for many years. There were my childhood heroes. And to me, they will always the greatest rock and roll band and Wednesday every time they had a new album, they always believed that in particular, Joey that they will finally going to have a hit but radio stations would just not play them because they were categorized as punk and punk had this bad reputation. As a result of things that bands like the Sex, Pistols had done for attention and to create hype in the media. So a lot of that. Yes was true. But a lot of it was also limited to the sex. Pistols trying. To get attention and sensationalism which worked for them. But destroyed the chances for a lot of the the bands like the Ramones who could have had commercial success during their lifetime. But sadly, the world didn't fully accept them until they passed away. I was really surprised when I was growing up in Salt Lake City. How punk took off in Salt Lake. We had the cosmic airplane. We used to go there to get our punk albums. Devaux new wave beacon detours all that was huge in Utah. And I thought maybe you know, I.

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