History MissingEpisode / Music

22nd Feb '17 8:10:50 AM DPsycho
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* Cloud Cult's 'first' album (actually a Craig Minowa solo album)"The Shade Project" is one of the most notoriously mysterious albums, owing to the extreme lack of information about it. What is known is that it was made by Craig on a [[NoBudget absolutely miniscule budget]] to the point where he used [[EverythingIsAnInstrument all sorts of items and objects in his house as substitutes for instruments]] and it garnered positive attention from record companies that he ultimately turned down in favour of starting his own environmentaly-conscious one. Beyond that, almost nothing is known about it. It's unknown what format it was released on (if it had a proper physical release ''at all''), how many copies were made, the cover art or even a proper track listing (there are a few track listings here and there, but its impossible to properly verify them). Hell, there is even speculation that even Cloud Cult themselves don't have a copy. Although a good percentage of songs from it were re-released with other rarities on Cloud Cult's "Lost Songs From the Lost Years" (which is in and of itself difficult to track down) "The Shade Project" remains not only a source of frustration to die-hard fans trying to get a complete collection, but one of the greatest mysteries of the music world.

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* Cloud Cult's 'first' album (actually a Craig Minowa solo album)"The album) "The Shade Project" is one of the most notoriously mysterious albums, owing to the extreme lack of information about it. What is known is that it was made by Craig on a an [[NoBudget absolutely miniscule budget]] to the point where he used [[EverythingIsAnInstrument all sorts of items and objects in his house as substitutes for instruments]] instruments]], and it garnered positive attention from record companies that he ultimately turned down in favour of starting his own environmentaly-conscious environmentally-conscious one. Beyond that, almost nothing is known about it. It's unknown in what format it was released on (if it had a proper physical release ''at all''), how many copies were made, the cover art or even a proper track listing (there are a few track listings here and there, but its it's impossible to properly verify them). Hell, there There is even speculation that even Cloud Cult themselves don't have a copy. Although a good percentage of songs from it were re-released with other rarities on Cloud Cult's "Lost Songs From the Lost Years" (which is in and of itself difficult to track down) down), "The Shade Project" remains not only a source of frustration to die-hard fans trying to get a complete collection, but one of the greatest mysteries of the music world.
22nd Feb '17 7:59:33 AM DPsycho
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* One half-MissingEpisode/LiveActionTV and one half-MissingEpisode/{{Music}}: Back in 1979, Creator/{{NBC}} attempted to reinvigorate themselves through the their "Proud as a Peacock" initiative. However, as NBC was in last place due to the ineptitude of Fred Silverman, many people were cheesed off with the network. As such, the people who created and sung the "Proud as a Peacock" jingle created a parody known as "We're LOUD". The song was distributed to various employees and affiliates as jokes to listen to. Then, Creator/DonImus made the mistake of ''airing it over the air.'' This pissed off Silverman enough to go on a hunting spree to find and retrieve those copies. Some ''do'' still exist, but not in a state that they could be played crisply.

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* One half-MissingEpisode/LiveActionTV and one half-MissingEpisode/{{Music}}: Back in 1979, Creator/{{NBC}} attempted to reinvigorate themselves through the their "Proud as a Peacock" initiative. However, as NBC was in last place due to the ineptitude of Fred Silverman, many people were cheesed off with the network. As such, the people who created and sung sang the "Proud as a Peacock" jingle created a parody known as "We're LOUD". The song was distributed to various employees and affiliates as jokes to listen to. Then, Creator/DonImus made the mistake of ''airing it over the air.'' This pissed off Silverman enough to go on a hunting spree to find and retrieve those copies. Some ''do'' still exist, but not in a state that they could be played crisply.
22nd Feb '17 7:56:48 AM DPsycho
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* Momus has had two songs deleted from albums due to lawsuits from their subjects: The first was the ''Hippopotamomus'' track "Michelin Man", which compared the tire company mascot of the title to an inflatable sex doll. The second was the ''Little Red Songbook'' track "Walter Carlos", which was about transgendered musician Music/WendyCarlos traveling back in time to marry her pre-sexual reassignment surgery self.

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* Momus has had two songs deleted from albums due to lawsuits from their subjects: The first was the ''Hippopotamomus'' track "Michelin Man", which compared the tire company mascot of the title to an inflatable sex doll. The second was the ''Little Red Songbook'' track "Walter Carlos", which was about transgendered musician Music/WendyCarlos traveling back in time to marry her pre-sexual pre-sex reassignment surgery self.
22nd Feb '17 7:54:55 AM DPsycho
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* The critically acclaimed and highly influential "My Life In the Bush Of Ghosts" by David Byrne and Music/BrianEno lost a song between it's first US release and its original UK release/CD release. The track "Qu'ran" (which features a reading of the Qu'ran set over a music track) was omitted at the request of several Muslim groups who asked the UK record label to omit the track. It was replaced in all subsequent pressings with the B-Side "Very Very Hungry". The track is present on CD on the 1989 US release, so is not totally a missing episode.
** Another song "The Jezebel Spirit" itself exists because of licensing issues that propped up before the album was released over licensing issues. Originally it was a track called "Into the Spirit Womb" and has completely different dialogue from "The Jezebel Spirit". "Into the Spirit Womb" remains unavailable in a legit release.

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* The critically acclaimed and highly influential "My Life In the Bush Of Ghosts" by David Byrne and Music/BrianEno lost a song between it's its first US release and its original UK release/CD release. The track "Qu'ran" (which features a reading of the Qu'ran set over a music track) was omitted at the request of several Muslim groups who asked the UK record label to omit the track. It was replaced in all subsequent pressings with the B-Side "Very Very Hungry". The track is present on CD on the 1989 US release, so is not totally a missing episode.
** Another song "The Jezebel Spirit" itself exists because of licensing issues that propped up before the album was released over licensing issues.released. Originally it was a track called "Into the Spirit Womb" and has completely different dialogue from "The Jezebel Spirit". "Into the Spirit Womb" remains unavailable in as a legit legitimate release.
22nd Feb '17 7:42:02 AM DPsycho
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** ''Outside'' was supposed to be the first part of a planned trilogy (the full title is ''1: Outside''.) The songs were composed in improvised, highly experimental sessions with Brian Eno and the original intention was to release two follow up albums made up of the rest of the recorded material. However, it seems that so much material was recorded during those sessions that Bowie found the idea of sifting through and organising the songs into albums too daunting a task and no follow up albums were ever released, though he has expressed desire to one day do so, or at least to pick out the songs that he considers worthwhile.

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** ''Outside'' was supposed to be the first part of a planned trilogy (the full title is ''1: Outside''.) The songs were composed in improvised, highly experimental sessions with Brian Eno and the original intention was to release two follow up albums made up of the rest of the recorded material. However, it seems that so much material was recorded during those sessions that Bowie found the idea of sifting through and organising the songs into albums too daunting a task and no follow up albums were ever released, though he has had expressed desire to one day do so, or at least to pick out the songs that he considers worthwhile.
22nd Feb '17 7:40:50 AM DPsycho
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreleased_Prince_projects Prince]] has a bevy of unreleased material that he's expressed no interest in ever releasing. To wit; fifty music videos, well over a dozen full albums, and about three documentaries.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreleased_Prince_projects Prince]] has had a bevy of unreleased material that he's he'd expressed no interest in ever releasing. To wit; fifty music videos, well over a dozen full albums, and about three documentaries.



* Music/DavidBowie's ''Toy'' -- which would have primarily featured new versions of some of his earliest songs -- was going to be his followup to 1999's ''hours...'' but was shelved by Virgin Records, his label at the time. Two new songs he wrote for it were rerecorded and released on 2002's ''Heathen'', and several of the other tunes became single B-sides/special edition tracks. In 2011, the original album was leaked online; because Bowie hadn't released a new album since '03 (and wouldn't until 2013, as it turned out) and has been a ReclusiveArtist since '06, this made waves in the music press and even got a formal review by ''Classic Rock'' magazine.

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* Music/DavidBowie's ''Toy'' -- which would have primarily featured new versions of some of his earliest songs -- was going to be his followup to 1999's ''hours...'' but was shelved by Virgin Records, his label at the time. Two new songs he wrote for it were rerecorded and released on 2002's ''Heathen'', and several of the other tunes became single B-sides/special edition tracks. In 2011, the original album was leaked online; because Bowie hadn't released a new album since '03 (and wouldn't until 2013, as it turned out) and has had been a ReclusiveArtist since '06, this made waves in the music press and even got a formal review by ''Classic Rock'' magazine.
22nd Feb '17 12:50:18 AM gewunomox
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* In a 1998 ''Time'' magazine article, BruceSpringsteen said he has recorded a country album and a ''hip-hop'' album, neither of which he has released. Nor have any tracks leaked, either.

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* In a 1998 ''Time'' magazine article, BruceSpringsteen Music/BruceSpringsteen said he has recorded a country album and a ''hip-hop'' album, neither of which he has released. Nor have any tracks leaked, either.
9th Feb '17 11:59:24 AM Twentington
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* CountryMusic singer Wade Hayes' third album was originally to have been titled ''Tore Up from the Floor Up'', with a cover of Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman" as the lead single. When the cover bombed, the album was retooled, the cover was removed from the tracklist, and the album was finally released as ''When the Wrong One Loves You Right'' in 1998.
3rd Feb '17 8:33:22 AM MarkLungo
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* Self's ''Ornament and Crime'' was supposed to be released in 2004, but was indefinitely shelved once Universal Music Group acquired Creator/DreamWorks Records. The unreleased album did leak, however, and the band themselves put up a collection of its outtakes for free download under the title ''Porno, Mint, And Grime''. The album is probably never to see official release, but the band are slowly working another album, ''Super Fake Nice''. The story of ''that'' album is [[DevelopmentHell another trope]].

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* Self's ''Ornament and Crime'' was supposed to be released in 2004, but was indefinitely shelved once Universal Music Group acquired Creator/DreamWorks Records.Creator/DreamWorksRecords. The unreleased album did leak, however, and the band themselves put up a collection of its outtakes for free download under the title ''Porno, Mint, And Grime''. The album is probably never to see official release, but the band are slowly working another album, ''Super Fake Nice''. The story of ''that'' album is [[DevelopmentHell another trope]].



* Eric Heatherly also had his first Mercury album go woefully under-promoted (although its leadoff single made #6), and his second album go ''unreleased'', for the same reason. He later had a ''second'' unreleased album for Creator/DreamWorks Records after its lead-off single tanked. As with David Nail, Eric's [=DreamWorks=] album had seen release of promotional copies.

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* Eric Heatherly also had his first Mercury album go woefully under-promoted (although its leadoff single made #6), and his second album go ''unreleased'', for the same reason. He later had a ''second'' unreleased album for Creator/DreamWorks Records Creator/DreamWorksRecords after its lead-off single tanked. As with David Nail, Eric's [=DreamWorks=] album had seen release of promotional copies.
13th Jan '17 2:32:14 AM MarkLungo
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* Self's ''Ornament and Crime'' was supposed to be released in 2004, but was indefinitely shelved once Universal Music Group acquired [=DreamWorks=] Records. The unreleased album did leak, however, and the band themselves put up a collection of its outtakes for free download under the title ''Porno, Mint, And Grime''. The album is probably never to see official release, but the band are slowly working another album, ''Super Fake Nice''. The story of ''that'' album is [[DevelopmentHell another trope]].

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* Self's ''Ornament and Crime'' was supposed to be released in 2004, but was indefinitely shelved once Universal Music Group acquired [=DreamWorks=] Creator/DreamWorks Records. The unreleased album did leak, however, and the band themselves put up a collection of its outtakes for free download under the title ''Porno, Mint, And Grime''. The album is probably never to see official release, but the band are slowly working another album, ''Super Fake Nice''. The story of ''that'' album is [[DevelopmentHell another trope]].



* Music/ButtholeSurfers' 1998 album ''After The Astronaut'' had promo copies sent out, but the official release was pulled, reportedly due to record label disputes, and the Butthole Surfers were dropped from their label. About half of the album's songs would get reworked for their next album, ''The Weird Revolution'', which was released on a new label in 2001. Also, bizarrely, the back cover of ''After The Astronaut'' ended up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcy_Playground#Shapeshifter_.281999.E2.80.932000.29 becoming the front cover]] of Music/MarcyPlayground's ''Shapeshifter'': At the time, Marcy Playground were on Capitol Records, the same label Butthole Surfers were dropped from; Capitol retained the rights to the the ''After The Astronaut'' artwork, and offered it to Marcy Playground without revealing it was originally meant for another album.

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* Music/ButtholeSurfers' 1998 album ''After The Astronaut'' had promo copies sent out, but the official release was pulled, reportedly due to record label disputes, and the Butthole Surfers were dropped from their label. About half of the album's songs would get reworked for their next album, ''The Weird Revolution'', which was released on a new label in 2001. Also, bizarrely, the back cover of ''After The Astronaut'' ended up [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcy_Playground#Shapeshifter_.281999.E2.80.932000.29 becoming the front cover]] of Music/MarcyPlayground's ''Shapeshifter'': At the time, Marcy Playground were on Capitol Records, Creator/CapitolRecords, the same label Butthole Surfers were dropped from; Capitol retained the rights to the the ''After The Astronaut'' artwork, and offered it to Marcy Playground without revealing it was originally meant for another album.
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