"What are you listening to right now?" thread | Page 92 | Fab Forum

Introducing the inaugural Fab Forum February Fundraiser! Click here for more details.

Please consider registering
Guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
"What are you listening to right now?" thread
No permission to create posts
19 January 2012
6.27pm
Avatar
Von Bontee
A Hole In The Road
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2838
Member Since:
14 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1821sp_Permalink

David Peel & the Lower East Side - "The Pope Smokes Dope"  (produced by John Lennon!)

Image Enlarger

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
20 January 2012
7.15pm
Avatar
Von Bontee
A Hole In The Road
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2838
Member Since:
14 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1827sp_Permalink

Joe, of the three David Peel albums I've got, the first and third (TPSD) are mostly ramshackle folky kind of songs, enthusiastic acoustic guitar strumming and Peel bellowing not-too-well (in Noo Yawk accent) with a buncha freaks in the background braying along and banging bongos and the like - think "Give Peace A Chance" and you've got an excellent idea how it sounds. The one in between is the same, but more "rock", with a fairly anonymous drum/bass/electric guitar backing seemingly added after-the-fact. 80% of the songs are about the joys of free love/free speech/smoking dope. And they're all really simple and repetitive so you can sing along after hearing 'em two or three times. I suspect it's not your sort of thing, Joe! Still, it's nothing at all like the Elephant's Memory, who were just your basic competent boring band of the time.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
20 January 2012
11.17pm
Avatar
cool.story.mum.
in the sky with diamonds
The Cavern Club
Forum Posts: 76
Member Since:
19 January 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
25 January 2012
8.03pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Moderator



Forum Posts: 17130
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1833sp_Permalink

Ive started listening to the complete 31st January recordings from the Get Back sessions in 1969. The Long And Winding Road and Let It Be rehearsals to come - hmmm, may not last very long.a-hard-days-night-ringo-7 I started to listen to the 21st January 1969 recordings ages ago and was promptly bored within the hour.a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
25 January 2012
10.51pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Moderator



Forum Posts: 17130
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1835sp_Permalink

Some are really good, the beginning of the 31st is fun as the band are messing about whilst trying to record Two Of Us, its always fun to hear John and Paul playing off each other and they had a habit of doing stupid accents when attempts of Two Of Us were obviously not going to be the final takes. During a brief rendition of Five Feet High and Rising (the Johnny Cash song) Paul sings "how highs the water mama" and John ad libs the reply "Don't ask silly questions boy". Plus I love the song Two Of Us anyway.

It sounds like John is nowhere near serious mode and has to really knuckle down to actually record.

 

The 21st recordings i listened to were the band setting up and taking off mic, so very enthralling. Im sure it would pick up tho considering its The Beatles, and i should really go back to it. the Get Back sessions are so intriguing.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
26 January 2012
1.53am
Avatar
JET!
Rockin' in two by two
Shea Stadium
Forum Posts: 500
Member Since:
13 November 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1836sp_Permalink

That sounds exactly like something I want to hear. I love hearing the Anthology 2 version of And Your Bird Can Sing, with all the silliness going on. And I love hearing studio talk too; I like having the insight into what their relationships were like as they recorded. When you say "the band" are messing about during Two Of Us, I always thought it was just John and Paul. Were there others playing too? *goes to read Joe's article on the Get Back sessions* Okay they probably just wrote it alone, but others were around for other takes...

Where can you listen to / buy this material?

The sunshine bores the daylights outta me
27 January 2012
2.52am
Avatar
JET!
Rockin' in two by two
Shea Stadium
Forum Posts: 500
Member Since:
13 November 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1838sp_Permalink

Alright, I will go on the hunt! I just want to hear it, not necessarily own it.

 

I'm listening to the wonderful Abbey Road. It's been a long time since I've listened to the whole album, and it has definitely gotten sweeter over time. Here come ol' flat top.....

The sunshine bores the daylights outta me
27 January 2012
3.19am
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Moderator



Forum Posts: 17130
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

One of the reasons why i love the Get Back sessions is that you have the greatest group in the world with problems in a situation where most of them dont want to be trying to make music, to varying degrees of success, whilst being filmed, and we can hear days and days worth of recordings of what happened. Admittedly the low points are nigh-on unlistenable but its still fascinating and far better to have it out there than not and most of the time its enjoyable.

 

And Jet, im sorry i cant help you as i believe beatles music should be shared and enjoyed by all fans*, but i trully have no idea where to go.  All the places i do know of dont have them actively working.

 

Anyway, alongside these am currently listening to old episodes of Just A Minute, a bbc radio show, and itunes on random (thought i should bring it back on topic).

 

(*Of course if the material is legally available to purchase then that is the way to go and you're daft if you buy bootlegs. Thought i should put a disclaimer in.)

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
Forum Timezone: America/Chicago

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: trcanberra, georgiewood
46 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page: trcanberra
4 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 17129

Ahhh Girl: 10741

Annadog40: 9715

Zig: 7545

parlance: 7092

mr. Sun king coming together: 6980

Mr. Kite: 6092

Silly Girl: 5774

trcanberra: 5535

Ron Nasty: 4940

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 3331

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 42

Topics: 3815

Posts: 202031

Newest Members:

ravenswolf, Gamer1234, Stockholm1955, tomomi, ttn48griff

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 10741, meanmistermustard: 17129, Zig: 7545, Joe: 4390

Administrators: Joe: 4390, Ellie: 3

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today: None
Upcoming: None