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The Beatles Live At The Star Club
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Dingle Lad said
Because of this thread I listened to the album last night for the first time in probably ten years last night. It’s not an easy listen but there’s some great performances there.

  

Performances are fantastic audio quality is abysmal

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What about the mysterious song at track 1?

Intro

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What about the mysterious song at track 1?

Intro

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‘Be Bop A Lula’? I think that was the Club’s owner or bar man or something, Horst somebody? Apparently it was his favourite song, so liked to sing it and always got a raucous response from the audience. The details should be online somewhere and if I find them again, I’ll add them to this post. 

I’m sure others here know anyway and may have posted about it before?

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@alittlebitolder said

@KaosTictaw said

What about the mysterious song at track 1?

Intro

‘Be Bop A Lula’? I think that was the Club’s owner or bar man or something, Horst somebody? Apparently it was his favourite song, so liked to sing it and always got a raucous response from the audience. The details should be online somewhere and if I find them again, I’ll add them to this post. 

I’m sure others here know anyway and may have posted about it before?the 

It was Horst Fascher’s brother, Fred, a waiter at the club, who performed the vocals on Be-Bop-a-Lula; bouncer Horst took over the mike for Hallelujah, I Love Her So.

Though track 1, “Intro”, could refer to the spoken introduction, or maybe the short warm-up of Junior Walker’s (I’m a) Road Runner. Without more precise details it’s difficult to know as the Star Club recordings have appeared in various different configurations over the years making.

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Ron Nasty said

@alittlebitolder said

@KaosTictaw said

What about the mysterious song at track 1?

Intro

‘Be Bop A Lula’? I think that was the Club’s owner or bar man or something, Horst somebody? Apparently it was his favourite song, so liked to sing it and always got a raucous response from the audience. The details should be online somewhere and if I find them again, I’ll add them to this post. 

I’m sure others here know anyway and may have posted about it before?the 

It was Horst Fascher’s brother, Fred, a waiter at the club, who performed the vocals on Be-Bop-a-Lula; bouncer Horst took over the mike for Hallelujah, I Love Her So.

Though track 1, “Intro”, could refer to the spoken introduction, or maybe the short warm-up of Junior Walker’s (I’m a) Road Runner. Without more precise details it’s difficult to know as the Star Club recordings have appeared in various different configurations over the years making.

  

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I bought the double live Star Club album back in the late 70s, maybe very early 80s? I think The Beatles tried to stop it being released due to the sound quality, which was pretty poor. The new cleaned up version is really good though!

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Ron Nasty said
Though track 1, “Intro”, could refer to the spoken introduction, or maybe the short warm-up of Junior Walker’s (I’m a) Road Runner. Without more precise details it’s difficult to know as the Star Club recordings have appeared in various different configurations over the years making.

I appear to have forgotten the end half of the second sentence.

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Without more precise details it’s difficult to know as the Star Club recordings have appeared in various different configurations over the years making there lots of options for track 1 depending on the version being played.

You can now move along. Nothing to see here.

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I was referring to that track ENTITLED Intro.

when I looked it up on youtube, it showed some pretty interesting lyrics (Wilson, Wilson,/Castle)

unfortunately, I could not hear it, as instead, the lyrics were linked to the Beatles: Rockband intro.

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One of my favourite performances among the tapes: those piledriving rhythms, Ringo’s stop-starrt-stop-starrt precision, John’s lyrical substitutes (“Mimi” instead of “Mommy”, “Beatles” rather than “pictures”), his accidental laugh intruding on the “…tight dresses and lipstick” line…sensational!

Something that really intrigues me though: I can’t tell for sure, because of the poor recording, but I think that John and George are playing be guitar solo in unison and/or harmony – I can’t detect any rhythm guitar during the break, but it does sound fairly like two guitars playing lead slightly out of sync, particularly during the opening bars. Chuck Berry’s original had no break at all, so possibly George and John worked out something special that wasn’t beyond John’s capabilities? What do you think?

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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The 1977 album is so obsolete now due to improvements in audio improvement, even many of the youtube videos don’t have the newer better versions. The sound is massively improved in comparison where The Beatles now sound like the door is slightly ajar for a good number of the tracks instead of being three blocks over with the doors closed and bolted.

‘SWS’ is definitely a highlight but there are so many on the tapes; George singing ‘Matchbox ‘, the raw energy of ‘TAS’ and ‘LTS’, John singing “on my nose” during ‘Mister Moonlight’ (which is a great live track), the reactions of the audience when the band lets loose, never mind the good number of songs that are available nowhere else. The two tracks sung by the Fascher brothers highlight just how damn good a backing band the Beatles were.

I highly doubt this will ever get a legit official release but the recordings do blow away any ideas that the Beatles were a crap live band.

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I highly doubt this will ever get a legit official release but the recordings do blow away any ideas that the Beatles were a crap live band.  

It wouldn’t be a priority right now but like with anything, give it time. It depends how badly they want to release ‘new’ content and what else is available. Perhaps one day when another documentary movie gets made it highlights this era. 

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I have to wonder: With al the technological magic Sir Peter J. and team used to isolate dialogue from ambient noise in “Get Back “, could they possibly rework “Star-Club” to separate instruments, bring vocals forward etc? 

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I have to wonder: With al the technological magic Sir Peter J. and team used to isolate dialogue from ambient noise in “Get Back “, could they possibly rework “Star-Club” to separate instruments, bring vocals forward etc? 

  

Looks like he’s already on it:

 

Peter Jackson on the Star Club Tapes – YouTube

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This is a blessing: Star-Club tapes uploaded, transcribed, translated and annotated!

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I wish they’d covered ‘Where Have You Been All My Life’ on one of their studio albums.. 

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I wish they’d covered ‘Where Have You Been All My Life’ on one of their studio albums.. 

  

Ringo’s first drum wack is soooooooooooo good.

I love the whole performance.

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Given the accuracy and in depth fandom from the Parlogram website I am excited to hear that Peter Jackson is working (unofficially) on the Star Club tapes in 2024 and have no reason to doubt it from this source. Also excited by next week’s video, a review of bootlegs.

 

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