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Unionist

Don't forget some royalties to the Chiffons, Boom Boom. Wink

Cueball Cueball's picture

I think a more interesting line of inquiry would be the relationship of the Beatles to the consolidation of the media, and the ability of the media conglomerates to dominate numerous markets and create the "Beatles" as a world wide "phenomena", as opposed to a discussion of their popularity per se.

Ripple

You would.  (Where is sticking tongue out face?)

Ripple

dp.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Ripple wrote:
I'm listening to Blood on the Tracks right now.

That is one great album. I have every Dylan album up to I think 1995, some I have three or four copies of - all on vinyl!

I have two copies of Self Portrait on vinyl, don't know how that happened.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Unionist wrote:

Don't forget some royalties to the Chiffons, Boom Boom. Wink

Awesome catch! Smile

Unionist

Ripple wrote:

You would.  (Where is sticking tongue out face?)

Here ya go, Ripple - I'm pretty sure he had Cueball in mind when this was shot:

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Can't believe no one has mentioned these classic rock albums: Live At Fillmore East by the Allman Brothers or Workingman's Dead by the Grateful Dead, or even anything by Janis Joplin.

 

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Someone mentioned the BeeGees upthread (upchuck?) Frown  I can't sleep because I'm trying to remember the name of that awful disco/movie soundtrack  album the band put out. Help! Frown

Fidel

al-Qa'bong wrote:

The key word here is "rock." Except for maybe "Back in the USSR" and "Revolution," the Beatles were merely "toppermost of the poppermost," not a rock and roll outfit. Geez, there's more rock in the first five notes of "You Really Got Me" than in the whole Beatles' oeuvre.

Oh come on! All of three chords or so in Really got me, You really got me? You're saying that tops Hey Bulldog... standing in the rain, or even Saw her Standing There? Get outa town, s'il vous plait! Van Halen actually did something with doov-doov-dv-dv-doov! You really got me now.... David Lee and Eddie VH put everyone into a pubescent coma with, ch-ch-ch-cha Girl, you really got me now. You got me so I can' sleep AT night... Who is Ray Davies at that point, and did the Kinks ever play guitar, I ask you? And Eddie's solo on Eruption wouldve made Hendrix flick his Bic for more.

voice of the damned

Boom Boom wrote:

Someone mentioned the BeeGees upthread (upchuck?) Frown  I can't sleep because I'm trying to remember the name of that awful disco/movie soundtrack  album the band put out. Help! Frown

Are you thinking of Saturday Night Fever?

I watched the movie a few years back, and it wasn't as bad as you might gather from the "disco" stigma that gets attached to it. Sort of a popped-up version of yer Rockyesque gritty urban realism.

 

Papal Bull

You know, Boom Boom, I'm not even trying to disagree with you here...but it is just happening. I can't name the songs, but historically speaking one of my favourite CDs (which is nothing but the CD) is the early Beegees. It is a bunch of b-sides and such and I have not an idea a name of a single song, but I have to say that early Beegees rock...and hating upon Saturday Night Fever disco(?) - if I must mention it.

 

Tee hee.

voice of the damned

but historically speaking one of my favourite CDs (which is nothing but the CD) is the early Beegees. It is a bunch of b-sides and such and I have not an idea a name of a single song

 

If we're thinking of the same era, some of the songs on that CD might be "Massachussets", "I started a joke", and the hauntingly beautiful "Holiday". And I would agree, it's some good stuff.

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I started a thread to discuss a book called "Stayin' Alive" and I was afraid it might have been the name of the BG album. I guess not, thank goodness. *wipes brow*

You know, if you want to force captured terrists to give up their info, just force them to listen to the BG enedlessly. I swear that's the most effective interrogation technique.Wink

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

On topic of live albums,to have a true 'audience' experience,look to bootleg albums and play those loud...But you may find the incessant shouts of 'SIT DOWN!' a tad bit annoying.

al-Qa'bong

Never mind three chords.   Check out the guitar solo here - brilliant!

Ich liebe den rock and roll

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Unionist wrote:

Here ya go, Ripple - I'm pretty sure he had Cueball in mind when this was shot:

(John Lennon image)

I thank God you did not use the photo of the KISS guy.Laughing

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Worse concert ever attended? Easy - the MC5 (from Detroit) at London's Wonderland - none of these guys could play their instruments, were probably stoned the whole time, and their rallying cry was: "kick out the jams, brothers and sisters".

Best concert? There's been so many, but among the best I've attended - out of hundreds - would have to be Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels (later called just "Detroit"), Little Richard, John Mayall (Eric Clapton played for him previously), and Jethro Tull.

6079_Smith_W

@ al-Q

That is fabulous. Never heard that before, actually.

Speaking of three chords,  hard to do it better than these wacky, fun-loving kids do:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCQ4QLFl01g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgkl7XPxNFU

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...Live OR Dead, I should say.

Of course the masters know how to do it with just one chord:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEjUfu9-W-w

Ever seen that old film clip of Chuck Berry trying to teach Keith Richards the opening bent chord to "Carol" and he can't get it no matter how many times he tries?

 

 

Cueball Cueball's picture

In case anyone was confused by the pyrotechnics: Eat this George Harrison.

Unionist

Not bad, Cue - but [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpjwE1_IJUw]this is better[/url].

 

6079_Smith_W

Great tune, and a great (primarily rhythm) guitar player.

I do prefer the full effect:

Can You See The Real Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9Or4QGI80Y

Bell Boy live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsFKWGlrze0

And of course:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uswXI4fDYrM&feature=related

 

 

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ebodyknows ebodyknows's picture

ebodyknows wrote:

 

ohh, that's the wrong one isn't it?  I always confuse those two long haired bearded icons...Can't help it, the religious fervor each has generated just seems so similar.

JKR

Interesting fact: Blackbird was written by McCartney in response to the 1960's US civil rights movement.

Quote:

McCartney:

So, I was doing explanations, and I actually just remembered why I'd written blackbird, you know, that I'd been, I was in Scotland playing on my guitar, and I remembered this whole idea of "you were only waiting for this moment to arise" was about, you know, the black people's struggle in the southern states, and I was using the symbolism of a black bird.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Black bird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird fly, Blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise,
You were only waiting for this moment to arise,
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.

 

 

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Michelle

al-Qa'bong wrote:

Unionist wrote:
So what did you do when tomorrow inevitably came?

Elvis is everywhere!

Elvis is everything...Elvis is everybody...Elvis is still the King!

Michelle

Boom Boom wrote:

I'm listening to All Things Must Pass on headphones. After Imagine and Plastic Ono Band, it's my favourite album by the quartet. Awesome album.

I love, love, love "Isn't It A Pity".

ygtbk

Michelle wrote:

al-Qa'bong wrote:

Unionist wrote:
So what did you do when tomorrow inevitably came?

Elvis is everywhere!

Elvis is everything...Elvis is everybody...Elvis is still the King!

I haven't listened to that for at least five years! "It's really Elvislution..."

radiorahim radiorahim's picture

Upthread some folks were talking about live albums...and yes I've got a copy of The Who Live at Leeds and it's fantastic!

I managed to go to one concert in my life that was turned into a live album...Bruce Cockburn's "Circles in the Stream".   It was recorded over two concerts at Massey Hall in April, 1977.    If you hear the guy chearing up in the front row of the first balcony that was me. Cool

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I had Live at Leeds on vinyl, cassette, and CD. Twice on vinyl, but they kept wearing out, I played it so often. It's the only album by The Who that I could ever stand.

Listening to Johnny Nash and Jimmy Cliff tonight. On headphones!!! Awesome.

radiorahim radiorahim's picture

Listening to "My Place" on Vermont Public Radio...it's on every Saturday night after "Prairie Home Companion"   Worth a listen!

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

Isn't it great to discuss music instead of all the politics around this place? Smile

Lou Arab Lou Arab's picture

Bump!

I renew my call for a Beatles forum on babble.

I can't believe we've gone almost five months without discussion.

Caissa

A place for entomologists to hang out, Lou?

Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I still don't like Paul McCartney much. I ordered Ringo's Greatest Hits (!!!) a while back, and it's, well... enough said. Plastic Ono Band and All things Must Pass get played often here, still. The George Harrison movie (parts I and II) is shown on TMN at least once every few months - it's awesome.  Ringo makes a surprise appearance while Harrison is being interviewed in the movie, and he's hilarious. Laughing

Michelle

Winston, you asked upthread whether Steely Dan is a "real band" since they have studio stuff instead of live stuff.

Actually, they do their studio stuff live.  Search YouTube and you'll find it.  I love Steely Dan!  They're an amazing, amazing band, and if you watch their live performances, they're incredible.  I just realized a few months ago that they did a tour LAST YEAR, and had a Toronto date last July.  I wish so badly that I'd known.  I'd have bought scalped tickets just to see them, since they generally sell out a half hour after they go on sale.  I've never seen them live in person, and that's a very sad thing.

6079_Smith_W

@ Michelle

Yes, agreed. 

I do think they are a real band, but definitely one which focused on the studio, and building their sound around their session musicians. 

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