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I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby SerratedEdge » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:15 pm

Yeah dudes, sorry I had to take it sooooo way back to 1980 whatever, but this isn't about the song, it's about the guitar... one of Joe's old guitars...named Swordfish, so I was informed, by the man himself. So without any unnecessary diatribe, here is the guitar as I purchased it, from a guy who bought it from a music store where Joe traded it in on a Les Paul.
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When I'm not feeling lazy, I'll post up a picture of how it is currently set up.

See? Regular people can step into the shoes of giants with a little patience and some saved-up funds.
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby Rodney » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:57 pm

I'll have to tell Joe that you have his old guitar. He might have some advice for you.


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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby chrisnourcan » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:07 pm

Very nice. Thanks for posting this. If you see me in your backyard trying to pry the window open, please disregard!Just kidding.
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby SerratedEdge » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:40 pm

Rodney wrote:I'll have to tell Joe that you have his old guitar. He might have some advice for you.


Still missing: my old DX11


Thanks, Rodney! Joe was nice enough to respond to me and confirm the storyline on the guitar when I bought it, but I never pried him for any other info. But he did tell me you used to play it some as well. The neck on this axe is like a mandolin, it's so narrow. It sounds very "crunchy" as us guitarists say. I'd appreciate any other info on the guitar Joe might remember. Like, who wrote "Shitty" on the back of the headstock - not any of you punks, no, of course not. :lol:

And I'll keep an eye peeled for that DX11 for ya!

chrisnourcan wrote:Very nice. Thanks for posting this. If you see me in your backyard trying to pry the window open, please disregard!Just kidding.

No sweat, glad to share with everyone here. It is a dandy. The prize of my collection. When I get my DM tribute band together, you know what I will be strumming!
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby N.Dorphins » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:48 am

Hey SerratedEdge. I have a brief query for you. Why does your avatar show a knife with a straight edge? I mean WHAT GIVES? Why is the name serrated but the image is of a straight edged blade? Are you trying to confuse us? Which is which?

Is this similar to a punk having a username like ledzeppelinfreak. Are these examples of in-jokes that only dissolute hipsters get? Please help me to understand...
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby SerratedEdge » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:41 pm

Mr. Dorphins, I see that you are a smart bloke, maybe as smart as me (which really doesn't say too much). I have realized the potential for identity confusion before on this forum in my handle/avatar, as I also use this "Alex / Clockwork Orange" avatar on a switchblade forum, where we discuss - you guessed it - automatic knives and variations in blades. Incidentally, I haven't been there in years - life gets busy, ya know?

But I digress...I guess you can call me a walking contradiction, of sorts, like my taste in music. Today I have listened to Bob Marley (not high), The Doors (the original band - not Crystal Shit), a Duane Allman "session guitarist" various band compilation (on vinyl - woohoo!), and Violent Femmes, among other mumbo-jumbo on shuffle that you (here comes the stereotype) purple-Mohawk-haired punks would probably disapprove of, and maybe some you would. But please don't hold this madness against me - and take up this Joe Genaro (aka Joe Jack Talcum) SG olive branch that I offer as a token of my appreciation for years of DM listening enjoyment.

As far as my handle, I always thought a hair-curling orgy on a hilltop with 15 girls would be a good time (Charles Nelson Reilly can stay at home, though), and the song really revs me up. But alas, it has never happened. Maybe one of these days when I'm the King Of DM Cover Bands it will come to pass. I can only hope. My wife may frown upon it, though.

Incidentally, I took a few friends to a Joe Jack show in Philly a couple years ago. One of them said he could now die happy, as he witnessed a purple-haired punk-rock girl dance to the song of the same name, live. Not a bad song, but not my favorite DM song - but you hafta start somewhere with the DM virgins in this world.

In closing, I think I am too old to qualify as a hipster, and all I know about them is they drink a lot of Pabst Blue Ribbon, so I have heard. And this may also shock you - please sit down - I don't reside in Valhalla. I'm not even Nordic. Names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent.
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby chrisnourcan » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:42 pm

What happens on a mountaintop stays on a mountaintop. Agreed?

Also, Endorfunk, what the hell, don't start using words I have to look up please.. dissolute ??

It's a punk forum, not the goddam New York Times. One or two syllable limit for f*cks sake.
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby Cult Leader Lettuce » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:51 pm

chrisnourcan wrote:What happens on a mountaintop stays on a mountaintop. Agreed?


Oh thank christ! I was worried that I'd have to someday talk about what happened when I was up on the hill with the boognish.
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby N.Dorphins » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:55 am

Switchblade knives?
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What, are you ex-military or a leo? Carrying those things beaucoup illegal.

SE, You too are a hipster, compared to me. The only time I have ever glimpsed purple haired girls is on Moonbase Alpha in the future world of 1980 via, UFO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CvURidpkCY

dissolute, Chris Toucan?
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby Dirty Sanchez » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:42 am

i always imagined baby jesus with the long hair and beard
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby CIG » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:57 pm

SE,

That's awesome; thanks for sharing.

I had a couple of questions based on what you did share. First, from what store and location did you purchase the guitar?

Next, I've always had a fascination for automatic knives about the same time I discovered the DM--in the mid eighties. Around that same time, I reveled in reading magazines like "Ninja" and "Soldier of Fortune", where I, yes through snail mail order back then, purchased the so-called kit automatics which "avoided" any illegalities via parting them out and you having to put them back together. I got a nice stiletto that way, and always envied and wanted to plunk down the hundreds of dollars, too much for me at the time, for a Russian Spetznaz ballistic knife. These too were kit knives back then and just are so incredibly bad ass. Do you know if they are still available on any online market and how much they cost these days if so? You then mentioned an online forum for automatic knives. I've been itching to get back into these now that I have enough disposable income to finally play again. Do you mind sharing what your favorite forums are, what might be considered the best and/or most popular forums (if different) via online consensus, and any sites for getting the highest quality knives around? I don't care if the sites are grey or black market, or domestic or overseas, obviously. However, with that said, I walked into a military surplus store here on the east coast in the states the other day, and saw a huge spread of quality automatics in the case. I remarked, "didn't these used to be illegal in the 80's"; and he replied, "not anymore, they're totally legal to buy and carry." I was surprised. He had Gerber full automatics in the several hundred dollar range, and my friend said those are good quality and prices. What do you think?

Thanks for entertaining my questions,
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Re: U Believe in Switchblades

Postby N.Dorphins » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:06 pm

Ballistic knives (Russian) are a no-no. They have been made verboten because of a rash of past murders. They are federally classified to be as illegal as machine guns are. Get caught with one and you go straight to the pokey.

In other knife news, switchblade knives are legal to purchase & carry in NH, RI & TN. In NH & TN you may carry any knife openly. If the NYC fuzz view a knife clipped to the inside of your pocket they will confiscate on the spot.
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby soulkeeper1234 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:56 am

from a guy who bought it from a music store where Joe traded it in on a Les Paul.
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby Bambeezle » Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:15 pm

That is one sexy guitar! Love the colour.
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Re: I Believe in Swordfish!!

Postby Surfin Cow » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:44 pm

Hey Y'all. This is my first post. I was compelled to join the forum when this thread came up in a browser search.

I'm hoping someone can give me some insight into the significance of "swordfish" in the song. You see, I have carried the below pictured tattoo inspired by the song Swordfish for about fifteen years. I also performed under the moniker "Swordfish" in the Phoenix area for several years. Problem is, if there's any relevance to this particular aquatic life form it's not so obvious to me. Any hidden meaning or could "I believe in swordfish" have just as well been "I believe in starfish" or "I believe in hippopotamus"? Thanks everyone and glad to see there's such a vibrant Milkmen community here.

Trying to insert the picture here but I don't know how successfully. for those interested but wary of clicking the links, imagine jesus fish with a beak.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1-L6eegKkHvWUU5RGl0M3Vwd1U/view?usp=sharing
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