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PostSubject: HOCUS POCUS !   Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:31 pm



Since we're probably the only two that are actually going to be on here, might as well say fuck it and yodel.
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PostSubject: Re: HOCUS POCUS !   Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:37 pm

YODEL!!!! cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: HOCUS POCUS !   Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:08 pm

WHOA!! Never heard that shit before bro!!
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PostSubject: Re: HOCUS POCUS !   Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:23 pm

Hahahaha, that has got to be one of the most irritatingly catchy songs of all time.

Back in the late 80s/early 90s a guitar store/musician's supply warehouse around here used that song as background music in their commercials on local cable TV. The camera ran up and down the aisles really fast showing all the guitars, drums, keyboards, etc. while that tune played. Anytime I saw that commercial it would be stuck in my head for days afterward.
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PostSubject: Re: HOCUS POCUS !   Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:41 pm

Stender wrote:
WHOA!! Never heard that shit before bro!!

As a kid in the 70's, that tune was permanently etched in my brain. LOVE IT!
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PostSubject: Re: HOCUS POCUS !   Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:32 pm

I had forgotten about this song which used to get regular airplay in my local rock stations when I was just a young lad, like FF stated the most annoying and catchy song.
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PostSubject: Re: HOCUS POCUS !   Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:34 am

Not to diminish the overall radness of this song, BUT Focus is totally worth checking out beyond this too, definately not a one off novelty hit. On this album (Moving Waves) and the next record (III) are some of the baddest prog jams of the early seventies.
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PostSubject: Re: HOCUS POCUS !   Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:43 am

...and the guitarist is a friggin' monster jazz/rock/fusion player.
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PostSubject: Re: HOCUS POCUS !   Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:50 am



Live version of the title track from Focus III, performed Live At The Rainbow in their hey day. Frankly, this is probably the best version of this track Ive ever heard. Great concert.
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PostSubject: Re: HOCUS POCUS !   Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:50 am

Shredder Gary Hoey did a ripping version of this song. Only without yodeling.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5D8aVABmgk&feature=related
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PostSubject: Re: HOCUS POCUS !   Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:26 pm

MetalGuy71 wrote:
Shredder Gary Hoey did a ripping version of this song. Only without yodeling.

But the yodeling is what MAKES that song!!
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PostSubject: Re: HOCUS POCUS !   Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:00 pm

The yodeling was fine in the studio, but kind of painful to watch him try and lip-synch!
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