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McGuinn interview - Ralph Emmery '85

 
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Savalas



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: McGuinn interview - Ralph Emmery '85 Reply with quote

http://youtu.be/nJcKYyJLfbM
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Brian



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that was cool...and a little uncomfortable... I can see why they wrote that song though... Cool
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rballister



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From an interview with Chris:
"There was the funny story with Ralph Emery, the DJ in Nashville, where he had The Gilded Palace Of Sin tacked on the wall outside of his office, and with a big red pen it said, ‘This is not country music.’ Roger and Gram had gone to do an interview with him when we were all still with the Byrds, and Ralph was such a jerk to them then that they wrote that song “Drug Store Truck Driving Man”. A classic! I wish I’d written a part of that. But later, whenever I’d go on his show with the Desert Rose Band, Ralph would ask, “Did you write that song?” Finally, I had to say, “No, but I wish I had!” So when Roger was on later, Ralph would say, “Well, how is Gram doing?” and Roger would answer, “He’s still dead.” McGuinn was pretty darned quick in those situations!"

Roger no longer sings "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man" the same way---he changes some of the lyrics as he now feels the song was a bit mean-spirited (I don't!)
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Savalas



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent, great anecdote!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stories, and great vid. And good ending, as it turns out.
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Hot_Water



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were a awful lot of "lines drawn in the sand" at that time ,as a young fella I can remember having a lot of respect for people like Earl Scruggs for looking past how a guy looked versus how good a artist he was , wonder how Ralph Emery feels about it all now?
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Savalas



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if that original radio interview exists anywhere, anyone ever hear it?
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