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22 December 2010
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robert said:

A couple of points – first off they used to make C-120 cassette tapes – which are 120 minutes long – so it can be done.


Totally!! Oh God I still have some casettes tapes…. a-hard-days-night-ringo-6
 

To be honest, I don't remember listening to R9 when I was a kid. Maybe my sisters decided to stop the Album playing there. But as a grown-up I like it. One night I was listening to it and it scared the hell out of me, so I avoid listening to at night. But hate it? No, I don't think I'll go that far. I like weird crazy music a-hard-days-night-paul-11

 

Now I totally agree with that of not having R9 in a White Album copy is wrong. It's something missing. I guess it's part of being raised with vinyls. I think it's an advantage to have NOW the opportunity of purchasing a song from an album you don't like, but hey these are the Beatles! and to these guys, the whole album was important. The order of the songs meant something. george-martin

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

22 December 2010
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Every C-120 I ever bought inevitably got eaten by my cassette player(s) - that's why I never bought more than a half-dozen or so of them in my lifetime. (Didn't trust 'em.)

But the notion of putting The Beatles on a 120-minute tape is tantalizing - there'd be 25-odd minutes of blank tape remaining that could be filled with "Hey Jude/Revolution" as well as the pre-Rishikesh recordings; or possibly "Not Guilty" and "What's The New Mary Jane?" presuming they were available.

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

22 December 2010
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Von Bontee said:

Every C-120 I ever bought inevitably got eaten by my cassette player(s) - that's why I never bought more than a half-dozen or so of them in my lifetime. (Didn't trust 'em.)

But the notion of putting The Beatles on a 120-minute tape is tantalizing - there'd be 25-odd minutes of blank tape remaining that could be filled with "Hey Jude/Revolution" as well as the pre-Rishikesh recordings; or possibly "Not Guilty" and "What's The New Mary Jane?" presuming they were available.


And there was this legend that they could damage your tape players. Oh those were the times.

 

Well maybe you could have a mic on your house and tape any noise .. or scream at it, or play some weird stuff  and call it your "Revolution 9".. a-hard-days-night-john-2

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

23 December 2010
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 By the time I heard the album, I knew exactly what to expect from it, specially R9. I heard the theme (I don't think it is a song), from a borrowed British vinyl, in a dark summer night, in a old, isolated house, where I was helping my sister to watch over it. It was frightening and amusing at the same time. I try not to hear it frequently, to keep this feeling pure and fresh.

 

Like I said before, I love it!

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
John Lennon

23 December 2010
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mithveaen said:

d. I'm a Beatlemelomamona (meaning that I love Beatles music to the infinite and beyond) a-hard-days-night-george-10

And don't repeat that word kids, it's a very bad word in Spanish. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15


Mexican curses are the best of spanish language!

 

¡Viva México, cabrones!

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
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27 December 2010
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The first time I listened to Revolution 9 I confused it for Revolution 1. I remember reading a wikipedia article on Revolution (I guess not that closely), so after listening to Revolution (single) on youtube, I clicked on Revolution 9 expecting it to be the slower version or Revolution 1. After that I was little creeped out, also because then I listened to Revolution 9 backwards.

Now that I've gotten used to it, I quite like it. I don't have it on itunes or anything I have to be in the right mood to listen to it. I agree it's interesting to hear some of the weird quotes and conversations that are hidden in it.... eldorado.

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27 December 2010
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Yeah. The actual subject matter is really pretty boring, but it's scary when taken as a whole.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

27 December 2010
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Is there even a subject matter?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

27 December 2010
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Well, I am referring to the snatches of quotes that are intelligible. I can see how the idea that "Revolution 9" has a subject matter is confusing.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

28 December 2010
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It's just wordplay and bits of stories that do go anywhere. "The dogs were dogging, the cats were catting, the birds were birding, the fish were fishing, them for themming and when for whimming" - that's one of my favourite bits. 

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

28 December 2010
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I'm not even sure "Revolution 9" can be considered a song.  It's more of a conceptual abstraction of abstract conceptualization.  Sorry.  Can't think of any way to describe it actually.

Anyway, I don't avoid it.  If I'm listening to White Album late at night, I'll lay down on the couch and listen to R9 with the room dark, eyes closed.  It really does evoke a strange atmosphere. 

I grew up in a really small farm town that was pretty remote.  There weren't even many radio stations we could pick up in the 60s and 70s when I was growing up.  At night, most stations would amp their broadcast power down, so signals were iffy at best.  If you drove anywhere with the radio on, the signals would come in and out.  And that's exactly what Revolution 9 sounds like to me.  When the crowd chants "Block that kick!  Block that kick!" I drift back to my days of Friday night high school football.  It's almost a time machine for me.

So when I hear it at night, in the dark, it actually relaxes me.  And then when Ringo comes on, crooning "Good Night", I almost automatically slip away into dreamland...

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The first few times I heard it, I would've been about 11, it freaked me out, I think I my have ran to my mom once or twice....  Now that I'm used to it, I'll listen to it voluntarily, and sometimes choose to listen to it for the quotes and various other spoken bits and interesting sounds.  For some reason, I particularly like how George says "eldorado".a-hard-days-night-george-9

2 January 2011
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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

I'm not even sure "Revolution 9" can be considered a song.  It's more of a conceptual abstraction of abstract conceptualization.  Sorry.  Can't think of any way to describe it actually.


I read somewhere that is considered "musique concrète".

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
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2 January 2011
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Yeah, it's musique concrete, more or less.  To people used to pop music, it's so out there it breaks the defiition of music, but this kind of music has been around since the 1940s or so, and yes, it is music. 

2 January 2011
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Hi mistabook! I know I can look this up myself, but I'd rather ask you - what defining characteristic does Revolution 9 share with say I've Just Seen a Face that makes them both music?

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!

3 January 2011
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In some definitions, R9 isn't music, in others, it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.....n_of_music

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
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4 February 2011
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At least no one has done a cover version of it.

4 February 2011
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You can not cover a sound collage.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

4 February 2011
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Can't UNcover it either!

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

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