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22 July 2023
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Oye timbalero CHEPITO!

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Oye timbalero CHEPITO!

 

Wow, cool, I had no idea there existed videotaped footage of Santana that early; their Woodstock performances were captured on 16mm film..I’ll have to look at that full performance some day…love to watch multiple drummers/percists work together! 

Now hearing

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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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Aladdin Sane is a good one. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

I’ve been on a bit of a U2 kick lately, and after shopping for U2 t-shirts and coming to the conclusion that I didn’t really like any of them enough to pay $25-$30 for one, I decided to get some fabric paint and make one myself a-hard-days-night-john-6 so whilst I was working on that I was listening to The Joshua Tree and part of The Unforgettable Fire. Now I’m listening to this… again…. it’s so beautiful….

I’ve been on a “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” kick for a few days now (the live version specifically as it’s imo BETTER a-hard-days-night-john-1) and I learned it last night and it’s just beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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I mostly know nothing of the Remo Four aside from their Beatles footnote status; but their 1964 cover of Henry Mancini’s popular “Peter Gunn” theme* just made itself known to me on satellite radio, and it’s a pretty great rocking rendition! Apparently it first appeared on the b-side of their “Shimmy Like Kate” single; and I surely have to try and hear that A-side, seeing as how I hold the Beatles’ own Hamburg version of “Kate” in such lofty regard among their recorded works.

(*Speaking of the Star-Club recordings, George or John quote that “Peter Gunn” guitar riff during the second verse of “Little Queenie”)

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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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…and now the same satellite radio channel just gave me *another* Star-Club highlight, in its equally stunning original version…Arthur Alexander and “Soldier Of Love”

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‘Don’t you mean ‘Where Have You Been All My Life’ and not Soldier of Love’ which is from the BBC. I often have to listen to both the original ‘WHYBAML’ and the cover as each are incredible. Ringo’s first wack on the drum is one of my favourite moments in Beatles.

Oh, why not.

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29 July 2023
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Thank you as always mmm, you’re absolutely right. I actually questioned myself before posting that, knowing that the Star-Club featured *one* of John’s AA covers, and that it wasn’t “Anna” or “A Shot of R&B”… And “Soldier” and “Where Have You Been?” both begin fairly identically and so my mind’s ear forgot which one was in fact a BBC performance. 

(Also I’ve drank a few ales today…apple01)

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30 July 2023
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(Also I’ve drank a few ales today…apple01)

  

Ooh niceeee

For what I’m listening right now, it’s Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast by Pink Floyd 

While I’m eating breakfasta-hard-days-night-john-6(even though it’s 12pm where I’m at)

Atom Heart Mother ’s an alright album

A Saucerful of Secrets is still my fav tho (for now. DSoTM of course is a masterpiece and Animals has Pigs (Three Different Ones) )

Haven’t listened to every one of their albums yet, perhaps I should! Idk which one to listen next…a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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I heard Pink Floyd I came running a-hard-days-night-john-3 ahdn_john_08_gif

I’m quite fond of Atom Heart Mother myself. And yes I think you should definitely listen to the rest of Pink Floyd’s albums ahdn_john_08_gif

I don’t know which ones you’ve heard already, but this is a pretty decent flowchart that may help guide you in your album journey:

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Meddle and Obscured By Clouds are personal favorites of mine, along with the usual masterpieces that are DSOTM and Wish You Were Here.

Anyway, I’m currently listening to some Kate Bush in honor of her birthday today (the slight Floydy connection being that it was David Gilmour who brought her demos to the attention of record labels).

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Speaking of Pink Floyd, there is an interesting fact. Pink Floyd equipment was also present on the rooftop on the day of the Rooftop Concert ahdn_paul_01

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I don’t know which ones you’ve heard already, but this is a pretty decent flowchart that may help guide you in your album journey:

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Ah I have seen these kinds of album guides before! Didn’t think about it that much tho as I was planning to go in chronological order (Gave up on that :P) 

But anyways, thanks for providing it! paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

For albums I already listened to, it’s the first two, AHM, DSotM, Wish You Were Here and Animals. (aka the popular ones)

Also watched ‘Pink Floyd—The Wall’ already so would that count as having listened to The Wall? 

Would listen to Meddle next because of Echoes. Heard it’s like really good

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According to Pete Townsend in his autobiography (p. 99), this is Paul McCartney ‘s favorite Who song.  Good taste!

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Ah I have seen these kinds of album guides before! Didn’t think about it that much tho as I was planning to go in chronological order (Gave up on that :P) 

Haha. Yeah, chronological is my preferred method of getting into any band, but that was ruined for me when it came to Beatles & Floyd because I grew up hearing some of their albums (the famous ones, basically). With Pink Floyd I think it may be better not to go chronologically since their output is rather… hit or miss…. and you’d be liable to get bored by some of their early work. It took them a little bit to find their footing after Syd left, and while those early post-Syd albums are interesting to the Floyd fan who already knows and likes their more well-known work, it may be off-putting to a newcomer.

For albums I already listened to, it’s the first two, AHM, DSotM, Wish You Were Here and Animals. (aka the popular ones)

Would listen to Meddle next because of Echoes. Heard it’s like really good  

Meddle is GREAT. “Echoes” is amazing and I love the rest of the album too – it’s a nice blend of laid-back jams and atmosphere. If you like Meddle AHM, and DSOTM, I would also check out Obscured By Clouds, another favorite of mine – it’s a little more casual and the songs are short and approachable, but it’s still got lovely atmosphere. It was sort of a side project they took on while they were building up to record DSOTM, so it’s a little more rushed than their other records, but the songs are quite strong in spite of that.

Anyway I’m currently listening to Revolver (mono) to honor its release on this day in 1966. Next up is Pink Floyd’s The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – it came out exactly 1 year later.

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“Piper” is so fantastic; it’d probably be my single favourite Floyd longplayer if only it included the “Arnold Layne” and “See Emily Play” singles…I mean, obviously Dave Gilmour is a guitar god and all, and the Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason line-up gave us (at least) a good half-dozen bona-fide klassix. But “Piper” is the one that really feels like nothing else in their catalog, or anyone’s. (Plus, I can’t deny that I fetishize the year 1967, and all the wondrous sounds of that year)

Now listening to satellite radio, playing one of my absolute favourite bands ever covering “Louie Louie”, followed up by a song that Beatlebug will approve of

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Homeward Bound – Paul Simon and George Harrison

And in the end

The love you take is equal to the love you make

 

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Released on this day in 1994:

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Jeff Buckley – Grace

I can count on the fingers of one hand the albums I heard for the first time and immediately knew I was going to love them. This was one of them. I am only in the mood for it on rare occasions, but my god is it a thing of beauty.

There’s also a nice through-line as Jeff Buckley was very influenced by the vocalist from one of my favorite artists, Led Zeppelin, and had a strong influence on the vocalists of two of my other favorite artists, Muse and Radiohead. Not to mention David Bowie was also a huge fan. a-hard-days-night-george-4

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Is anyone here a fan of The Lemon Twigs? They’re a New York band of 2 brothers, heavily influenced by 60s and 70s artists, and my God can they play?!

I’ve been a fan for years but recently saw them live in London and it’s renewed my obsession with them.

I Wanna Prove To You is an instant classic, but lately I am obsessed with Only A Fool – it’s a prog rock sensation! 

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Released on this day in 1994:

Jeff Buckley – Grace

I can count on the fingers of one hand the albums I heard for the first time and immediately knew I was going to love them. This was one of them. I am only in the mood for it on rare occasions, but my god is it a thing of beauty.

  

I saw Jeff Buckley live in Toronto in ’94, some months before “Grace” was released, just him and his Telecaster. There was a big up-and-coming buzz around him and his first EP, and I was interested mostly because I was a big fan of his late father Tim Buckley’s work, and part of the hype around Jeff was that he had an otherworldly, freaky method of singing, same as his dad. He put on an impressive show, but I never could really get into the “Grace” album. I did like this outtake a lot:

And here’s a taste of Tim Buckley, who developed a uniquely jazzy take on folk music; and whose late 60s/early 70s output is highly recommended

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