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Post by ccraig » Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:40 pm

Thanks for the posting Frank. I guess in some ways it never stops :(

(If it helps I get this in my line of work too)

Have a great trip to the U.K.
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Post by indy » Mon Jul 18, 2005 4:20 pm

Very Good Post Mike From Top 2 Bottom................... :headbanger :headbanger :clap :clap :clap
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Post by mickey barba » Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:56 pm

:clap right on Frank!As usuall,you don't hold back from talking to us like we were all right there with you,cuz ya know we are spiritually'at least.We all love you and the band and don't forget it!It is regretable that you seem to run into so many obstacles,but I know you've endured these many times over and accept them and always "rise above"GOD BLESS you and keep shinin'! your friend and fan,Mickey Barba
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Post by boltonboy » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:24 am

Love the B3,bring it on Frank.Oh,what about some synth solos??

Why not?

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Post by ken stewart » Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:22 am

Frank, come to the UK where you will assured of a warm and friendly welcome, in fact why not come with the family and stay, despite recent events it's a very safe place!! Looking forward to seeing you in Southampton next week, not listening to any of your stuff until the gig; the more I miss it the more I'll appreciate it
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Post by Cobb&Alfred » Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:45 am

It was good to hear from you Frank. I was on the board yesterday when your responses to questions started appearing faster than I could read them. As far as the hassles you encountered, now I know why some artists just hang out in Vegas for a long stint. The country and old fashioned entertainers do that in Branson, Missouri. Any chance somebody could get a Canadian Branson type place going where we could take a vacation and catch several shows from some great Canadian musicians like yourself? Real Rock shows of course, not the Andy Williams Moon River theatre stuff. Eh?
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Post by juggernaut1 » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:08 pm

Hi frank, i know you rise above all that crap. But anyhow we will look after you in the UK, cant wait to see and hear the FULL show. Always love you man . your irish friend KEITH :headbanger
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Post by boltonboy » Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:46 pm

Don't forget Holmfirth the umm Rock n Roll capital of the umm Countryside!!!

C U down the front.
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Post by swan-song » Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:25 pm

welcome back frank! good luck in england and get ready for DETROIT. And i would like to say thank you so much for getting rid of josh, i don't know what you saw in that kid, but i'm just glad i don't have to sit and watch him playing with you anymore. he hits them like a sally and belongs in the garage, Not in the great mahogany rush band......join culture club...nancy.
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Post by Snail » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:26 am

swan-song wrote:welcome back frank! good luck in england and get ready for DETROIT. And i would like to say thank you so much for getting rid of josh, i don't know what you saw in that kid, but i'm just glad i don't have to sit and watch him playing with you anymore. he hits them like a sally and belongs in the garage, Not in the great mahogany rush band......join culture club...nancy.
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Hi! I know there's a fair amount of humour in what you're saying, but...

I saw Josh play with Frank at the LOR gig in Cardiff and the guy is red hot! Josh has made a decision which he may or may not regret, but he has the right to make that decision. I wish him well, but I wish he was still with Frank. Life goes on...

Anyway, if he was so bad a drummer, do you think Frank would have worked with him in the first place, and would Frank have been so disgruntled at his leaving?

See y'all at Southampton! :headbanger
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Post by Snail » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:42 am

Speaking of Josh, one of my first bands as a young man was One On One in Liverpool. We played regularly to crowds of about a dozen. There were only 4 of us, but 2 thought they were in U2 too! LOL Needless to say, I sacked 'em. I got NO pleasure out of it at all, and I imagine it was very upsetting for you Frank. I got quite heartsick.

I realised that when a band aspires towards a democracy, it's a crazy path. There's gotta be a leader. I became a leader and things improved dramatically. When one's vision is shared and supported, the band is always greater than the sum of its parts.

Sadly, whilst (as I said in the previous post) I wish Josh well, he has made his decision. I've known lots of 'Josh's and they all end up the same way: propping some bar up, reminiscing about how he used to be a drummer, and no-one believing him!

Silly boy on his way to becoming a sad man. I'm not happy. Such a waste of talent.

See y'all at Southampton! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! :D
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Post by fatherofseven » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:34 am

"I coulda been a contender"......have to agree with you Snail.
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Post by Plastic Man » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:41 am

I gotta tell ya Franks equipment as awesome as it is must be sure must have a mind of its own. "oh no not this guy again hes about to fry our guts were gonna need a break at some point" I remember '79 pocono downs raceway Scorpions, Henry Paul Band,Blackfoot, Edgar Winter,Aerosmith, Ted Nugent and of cource Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush. Franks on fairly early in the day and about three songs in a loud pop and no sound. Musta blown a fuse of something Im not sure but some techs are runnin around tryin to fix it and I must say Its the first time Ive seen Frank pissed. You know who fixes it right. After that he played with such a vengence. mops up the defragmented song and bust out with the sickest 'watchtower' ever. People around me didnt even have a clue and thier jaws were dropping. You know who stole that show. Aerosmith wreaked as usual and although I liked my first Nugent experience he was more of a clown than anything else. I would have packed my shit and gone the fuck home ....fortunately for him he shows up dropped from from a helicopter swingin from a rope...the best part of the show for him and the fact that he didnt hear how bad Frank kicked his ass.
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Post by Arctic » Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:33 pm

swan-song i had the same opinion, well almost,lol when i saw Frank in '01 in Buffalo with Josh. But the two shows that i just saw in NY changed all that. Josh really came a long way and i gotta say he was just awesome. Playing with Frank just long enough made him great, and helped change that boy into a man. He's learned alot from Frank and it should serve him well in whatever he does. I wish him luck.

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Post by swan-song » Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:35 pm

i didn't mean to ruffle anybodys feathers....but as a hard rockin drummer for the last thirty years i was only giving my opinion of this whole josh thing. i have seen all the greats again and again ( some famous some not)i remember seeing timm bierry playing with frank and my jaw just dropped. as far as the kid being ok in 2001 and great now.....frank dosn't come around much as you all know ( i see him every time he's here believe me)i don't want to watch sombody become great over time, i expect to see greatness every time because thats what i've come to expect outta m. rush. i like to be blown away by a band....and m. rush has blown me away many times.
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Post by Arctic » Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:48 pm

swan-song wrote:i didn't mean to ruffle anybodys feathers....but as a hard rockin drummer for the last thirty years i was only giving my opinion of this whole josh thing. i have seen all the greats again and again ( some famous some not)i remember seeing timm bierry playing with frank and my jaw just dropped. as far as the kid being ok in 2001 and great now.....frank dosn't come around much as you all know ( i see him every time he's here believe me)i don't want to watch sombody become great over time, i expect to see greatness every time because thats what i've come to expect outta m. rush. i like to be blown away by a band....and m. rush has blown me away many times.
Ah, no feathers fly'n here, :lol: i see your point clearly. And yes, i have seen FMMR many times, with Tim, and Jim, and i agree, Josh aint even close! But Frank needed a drummer, and Josh really had the potental, if he stuck with it, i think he'd have what youd expect, and i know Frank wouldnt have it any other way, especially being a drummer himself. Remember the topic on what our opinions were when Frank needed a drummer? Well, i suggested not to get one so young, theres problems and i was right.
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Post by Ayoubfan24 » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:39 pm

shinebox wrote:[quote=". Maybe they wanted you out of there, because they were afrraid that the crowd might want to call you back up after hearing zz top.
Ha ha...That happened to ZZ Top during the big "Eliminator" tour. Blackfoot opened & outrocked the crap out of them. That was almost as good as Frank sending Triumph packing in Detroit. It's all about honest, roll up your sleeves, Rock & Roll, vs. elaborate stage shows, samples & "posery" Is that a word? Ha ha... ZZ Top used to be a respectable Blues Rock band. Eliminator was their "Death Knell".

I saw ZZ about 4 or 5 years ago and it was tired.At this point,It seems like its just a money thing for them with the actual heart and soul taking a distant back seat.If Frank and the band's playing was half as inspired as it was at BB King's it would make that pretty apparent.[/quote]
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Post by Cobb&Alfred » Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:36 pm

Ayoubfan24 wrote:
shinebox wrote:[quote=". Maybe they wanted you out of there, because they were afrraid that the crowd might want to call you back up after hearing zz top.
Ha ha...That happened to ZZ Top during the big "Eliminator" tour. Blackfoot opened & outrocked the crap out of them. That was almost as good as Frank sending Triumph packing in Detroit. It's all about honest, roll up your sleeves, Rock & Roll, vs. elaborate stage shows, samples & "posery" Is that a word? Ha ha... ZZ Top used to be a respectable Blues Rock band. Eliminator was their "Death Knell".

I saw ZZ about 4 or 5 years ago and it was tired.At this point,It seems like its just a money thing for them with the actual heart and soul taking a distant back seat.If Frank and the band's playing was half as inspired as it was at BB King's it would make that pretty apparent.
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Sammy Hagar opened for them in Richmond, and the "Red Rocker" blew them away. I think it was the Eliminator tour also. (Pre- Van Halen Days of course). I also had the unfortunate experience to see ZZ Top on their next tour, whatever it was. We only went because Nugent was supposed to open. He never showed and some unknown band called the Smithereens opened to a very hostle Nugent crowd. I felt sorry for them but let me tell you, they still!!! blew ZZ Top's tired set away. The Smithereens were dodging bottles and all kinds of things. They played and when they finished they said "Thank You and F*&k You! LOL :lol:
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Post by stick » Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:46 am

Went to see Billy Preston and Deep Purple and saw ZZTOP open instead, Billy Preston couldn't make it ............June 12th or 13th ,1973 .Milwaukee Arena. Wi.
Never heard of zztop at the time...so didn't know anything about their music...I just remember some good slide guitar and it was loud! Haven't seen them since....

And Deep Purple was awesome!!! "Made in Japan Tour"
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Post by SelG » Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:01 pm

I was at that show, and after Frank had played ZZ Top made us wait for 45 minutes. Afterwards, their show wasn't even very good and I left after the second song :!:
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