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Any Doctor Hook Fans???

Bobert 06 Feb 13 - 09:33 PM
Allen in Oz 06 Feb 13 - 09:59 PM
Effsee 06 Feb 13 - 10:24 PM
Janie 06 Feb 13 - 11:46 PM
michaelr 07 Feb 13 - 12:06 AM
Abdul The Bul Bul 07 Feb 13 - 03:01 AM
Leadfingers 07 Feb 13 - 04:00 AM
BanjoRay 07 Feb 13 - 07:12 AM
beardedbruce 07 Feb 13 - 07:38 AM
GUEST 07 Feb 13 - 08:10 AM
GUEST,999 07 Feb 13 - 08:24 AM
catspaw49 07 Feb 13 - 08:43 AM
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PHJim 07 Feb 13 - 02:26 PM
fat B****rd 07 Feb 13 - 03:54 PM
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Subject: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 09:33 PM

Me, too...

B~


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: Allen in Oz
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 09:59 PM

and me and Sylvia's Mother too

AD


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: Effsee
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 10:24 PM

Definitely a little bit more!


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: Janie
Date: 06 Feb 13 - 11:46 PM

meh...


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: michaelr
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 12:06 AM

Yo Bob, I knew from the title it was your thread!

I'm a fan for sure, particularly of Shel Silverstein's lyrics. Being a sentimental sort, I love "Sylvia's Mother" and "Lucy Jordan" and "Cookie and Lila". But the one I've been singing lately is "Freakin' at the Freaker's Ball". Great fun, and totally un-PC.

My favorite memory of a live Doctor Hook performance (in fact, the only time I saw them) is from Roskilde (Denmark) rock festival, July 4, 1976. The band left the stage except for Dennis Locorriere, who proceeded to sing "Sylvia's Mother", accompanying himself on his Ovation 6-string. While he was crooning the heartbreaking ballad, his bandmates (reportedly inspired by naked hippies in the crowd) came back onstage in the nude, picking up their instruments and accompanying him.

Dennis looked around in disbelief, the said something like "Aw fuck it", put down his guitar and stripped too. Then they finished the song
with every bit of passion and pathos as if everything were normal, dicks waving in the breeze.

It was a moment I'll never forget, and it couldn't have happened anywhere else at that time without the band getting arrested.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 03:01 AM

Best version ever of Only Sixteen IMO.
Al


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 04:00 AM

Any one who records that many Shel Silverstein songs (My Second Fave writer after Tom Lehrer) has to be Good News !


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: BanjoRay
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 07:12 AM

When I get pissed at a session I have been known to launch into I Got Stoned And I Missed It. Saw them in Sheffield City Hall in the seventies - a great, great night.


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: beardedbruce
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 07:38 AM

yes.


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 08:10 AM

Hi,

I doubt that Sylvia's mother was a Dr. Hook fan. The one in the lyrics doesn't seem to care much for the singer, and the real one didn't seem to care much for the lyrics.

But you have to like the challenge of "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" (which BTW underneath the caricature is a good song in itself). And eventually it did happen, caricature for caricature . Never found Dr. Hook & Friends - The Cover of Radio Times, though. Anyone know if it's available on line?

Bye,
                                                                  Mysha


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: GUEST,999
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 08:24 AM

Does a bear go in the woods? OUCH!


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: catspaw49
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 08:43 AM

They hooked me, so to speak, with Shel's "Freaker's Ball." Howard ame by to pick me up for some reason and he couldn't wait to put the 8-Track tape in his Mach One and play it. Laughed our asses off and played it over and over.......

Remember doing that? Going to an opposite track and in essence rewinding? They were a real pain in the ass but we thought they were the height of technology. AM with an 8-Track.....LOL........We weren't really too big on sound shit back then. If your ccar was crap you did but if you had a serious piece, the sound stuff was inconsequential.

But I got to listening to them and enjoying their whole schtick. One of the guys was a former owner of a house I bought in Nashville years later. The real estate lady treated that as a selling point and if we had found a huge stash of goodies it would have been....LOL....


Spaw


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 08:52 AM

A truly great band. I saw them about 5-6 times in the late 70's early 80's and musically they were superb and very varied. At one gig in Manchester a woman had taken her young daughter (aged about 12) down the aisle to get a photograph of her with the band in the background. Dennis stopped the band mid-song got the young girl hoisted into the stage and gathered the band round her while the Mother took some photographs, they popped the girl back down and started the song where they had left off to great applause from the audience.


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: PHJim
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 02:26 PM

But did Shel ever make it to the cover of the Rolling Stone?

I was introduced to Shel by reading the liner notes, written by Shel Silverstein, on Ramblin' Jack Elliott's first album. Later my kids got some of his poetry books and a recording of him reading them. It wasn't till later I heard what were probably his most famous, but probably not his best songs, Cover Of The Rolling Stone and A Boy Named Sue.


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: fat B****rd
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 03:54 PM

I saw them at Cleethorpes Winter Gardens in or about 1975. They were splendid and had really good harmonies. I still play The Freaker's Ball and I Got Stoned etc.


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: alanabit
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 04:37 PM

I think they were wonderful and I agree with Terry that anyone who did that many Shel Silverstein songs couldn't be bad. I always wondered how much of that stoned hippie image was simply put on. They were good musically and in my experience genuinely stoned hippies just sound boringly sloppy.


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: Janie
Date: 07 Feb 13 - 10:27 PM

Always sounded like "bubble gum" music to me. Of the doctors, I much prefer Dr. John.


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: Marmdad
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 04:22 AM

Love them!!!


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Subject: RE: Any Doctor Hook Fans???
From: Bobert
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 08:03 PM

Me???

"Carry Me Carie" is their best...

B~


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