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SF MUSIC: Did Christopher Franke rip off Vangelis?

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Driving in the car the other day, listening to "The City" by Vangelis, I noticed something. Firstly, I noticed this is one of his lesser outings - far inferior, to, say, Direct - and that it had been 10 or 15 years since I'd even bothered to listen to it. Secondly, I noticed a theme that comes in about three minutes into the final track on the album, "Procession"

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Gwar: West End Girls and People Who Died

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Gwar is an oddity: A Molly Hatched album cover come to life, a one-joke premise stretched out over 25 years or so, a stoned fat '80s faux-devil-worshiping D&D geek's wet dream, probably the most amazingly offensive stage show of all time (Not counting GG Allen and the Murderjunkies*, of course), and a damn good band.

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