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 Post subject: Ray Collins RIP
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:21 pm 
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Warm vocals, great singer - thanks for the music-


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collin RIP
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:57 pm 
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That's Ray Collins. RIP.


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collin RIP
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:21 pm 
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finger slipped on the "s"- sentiment is still the same. The original guys are pretty much gone now - Roy is in prison with no hope of parole, don't know where Elliot is.


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collin RIP
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:04 am 
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Farewell Ray - loved your stuff

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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collin RIP
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:15 am 
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Sad that another "Mother" is no longer with us. :cry:

RIP Ray.

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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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Try and imagine Ray Collins singing The Idiot Bastard Son ...

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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:26 pm 
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Ray always went his own way. A great singer and a free spirit.

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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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Sad news, I rocked both Freak Out and Cruising in his honor.

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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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RIP Ray


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:48 pm 
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Aw damn, another one gone.

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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/arts/music/ray-collins-of-the-mothers-of-invention-dies.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&ref=arts&adxnnlx=1356656189-PedFwZROx2GbYi0mUUB9Ug


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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wow - impressive -thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:37 pm 
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jk666 wrote:


that was a really nice piece on Ray. Thanks for posting it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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Another link to info regarding Ray Collins' death...



http://todayentertainment.today.com/_ne ... dies?lite=


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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I just logged onto Yahoo and the number one story trending was Ray Collins. Amazing!
I think ol' Ray himself would have been quite surprised by that...


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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Mr_Heartbreak wrote:
I just logged onto Yahoo and the number one story trending was Ray Collins. Amazing!
I think ol' Ray himself would have been quite surprised by that...


I saw that too last night. It was at number 1. Yep! I was amazed at how many in the news media reported on his passing.

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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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Seems Motorhead is gone as well - this is sad. Motorhead's family seemed to be well liked in Lancaster, and would have get togethers on the weekend with the local teens, with quite a few Pachucos in attendance, Frank would show up, Donnie :wink: would appear occasionally. Motorhead's mom would serve tacos for everybody. Great little scene, according to Drumbo's book.
Anyone know where Elliot is at? He is the last one left of the originals - if you don't count Henry Vestine.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... s-20111228


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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johnnycat wrote:
Seems Motorhead is gone as well - this is sad. Motorhead's family seemed to be well liked in Lancaster, and would have get togethers on the weekend with the local teens, with quite a few Pachucos in attendance, Frank would show up, Donnie :wink: would appear occasionally. Motorhead's mom would serve tacos for everybody. Great little scene, according to Drumbo's book.
Anyone know where Elliot is at? He is the last one left of the originals - if you don't count Henry Vestine.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... s-20111228

I don't think that RS article is accurate when it says Motorhead was "classically trained". Motorhead was probably one of the least trained musicians FZ ever employed (not that he didn't make up for it in other ways). They may have been confusing him with Ian Underwood in that regard.


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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"The nickname "Motorhead" was coined by fellow Mothers member Ray Collins, who observed that Sherwood always seemed to be working on repairing cars, trucks or motorcycles, and joked that "it sounds like you've got a little motor in your head".
---- James, Billy (1998). Necessity Is...: The Early Years of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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Ray's rhythm & blues leanings were the sweet audio aroma that enticed me to go deeper when I first encountered Zappa's music, and reading about his later years provided a lot of inspiration (and even a little insight!) to a young man such as myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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Found this Ray tribute on Youtube.

Anyway The Wind Blows



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySv1KuuIE84

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ray collins, pg 6 Image wrote:

I was living in Pomona. There was a bar I used to go to, and
my friends and I were drinking there one night. Frank's band
came in there, and I heard him playing R&B stuff, which I
thought was pretty bizarre because they were playing pretty
obscure things. Four pieces: bass, drum, guitar, the basics,
maybe two guitars.

I eventually got up and sang Work With Me, Annie
and some R&B ballads, and I told Frank I had an idea
for a song called How's Your Bird - it was a Steve Allen
thing [on TV]. He'd also say, "How's your fern?" and that's
how we came up with the name Baby Ray & the Ferns. So
Frank called a couple of days later, and he said, "I've written
How's Your Bird, how would you like to record it?" So we
went to Studio Z and did How's Your Bird backed up by
The World's Greatest Sinner.

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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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RIP Ray , I can't believe , when I heard it .


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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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KUIII wrote:
johnnycat wrote:
Seems Motorhead is gone as well - this is sad. Motorhead's family seemed to be well liked in Lancaster, and would have get togethers on the weekend with the local teens, with quite a few Pachucos in attendance, Frank would show up, Donnie :wink: would appear occasionally. Motorhead's mom would serve tacos for everybody. Great little scene, according to Drumbo's book.
Anyone know where Elliot is at? He is the last one left of the originals - if you don't count Henry Vestine.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... s-20111228

I don't think that RS article is accurate when it says Motorhead was "classically trained". Motorhead was probably one of the least trained musicians FZ ever employed (not that he didn't make up for it in other ways). They may have been confusing him with Ian Underwood in that regard.


I thought the same

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 Post subject: Re: Ray Collins RIP
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agree, that was nice to read.

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