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Title: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: beatlemaniac on January 01, 2009, 12:16:43 AM
I love George...and I am not George bashing...but if you have seen the video for "Got My Mind Set On You" you know that this is the funniest video ever in the worst and saddest possible way. First of all, is this really the BEST they could come up with? You know this wasn't George's idea...."Let's sit in a room and have literally every inch of the room bob up and down, SORT of in tune with the music. Oh yeah...and a squirrel playing the saxophone. A squirrel doesn't belong in a study? Really? Oh well. Let's do it anyway."

The whole video, George looks totally PO'd. To which my mom says "No, that's just how George looks" but I think he looks even more annoyed than usual. Then...there comes the bridge. When suddenly, for no reason, "George" cleverly disguised as a stunt double who looks nothing like him hops out of his chair and begins to do strange acrobatic dancing around the study. As the bridge ends, "George" hops back into the chair - cut to the worst piece of editing ever done - even for the 80's. :)

You be the judge yourself. :)

-_niy2ZM5Jo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_niy2ZM5Jo)  

Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: fendertele on January 01, 2009, 12:54:31 AM
Quote from: 1801
I love George...and I am not George bashing...but if you have seen the video for "Got My Mind Set On You" you know that this is the funniest video ever in the worst and saddest possible way. First of all, is this really the BEST they could come up with? You know this wasn't George's idea...."Let's sit in a room and have literally every inch of the room bob up and down, SORT of in tune with the music. Oh yeah...and a squirrel playing the saxophone. A squirrel doesn't belong in a study? Really? Oh well. Let's do it anyway."

The whole video, George looks totally PO'd. To which my mom says "No, that's just how George looks" but I think he looks even more annoyed than usual. Then...there comes the bridge. When suddenly, for no reason, "George" cleverly disguised as a stunt double who looks nothing like him hops out of his chair and begins to do strange acrobatic dancing around the study. As the bridge ends, "George" hops back into the chair - cut to the worst piece of editing ever done - even for the 80's. :)

You be the judge yourself. :)

-_niy2ZM5Jo ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_niy2ZM5Jo[/url])  

 


Brilliant vid and brilliant song Georges best imo

always reminds me of the winegums adverts in the uk

B-xG3D8OMQk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-xG3D8OMQk)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 01, 2009, 02:25:25 AM
Quote from: 758
Brilliant vid and brilliant song Georges best imo
I agree.  I always liked this video.  The room coming to life is brilliant surrealism....and kind of trippy.  I think George liked the video.  I don't think he looks p*ssed off at all, just typically "Quiet George" which is nicely offset by the sudden acrobatic dancing.

Sometimes during the winter, critters get into the house.  I had a raccoon get into the den once through the chimney.  Field mice and chipmunks get in too, on occasion.  I had to chase the raccoon out of the house.  The mice and chipmunks find their own way out (and in) but I know if they've paid a visit.  I'm quite grateful for this video.  If I ever hear saxophone music coming from the den, I'll know a squirrel got in.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: tkitna on January 01, 2009, 02:44:36 AM
I like the video, but I think the song is awful. George didnt even write it and was still a hit for him so what do I know.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 01, 2009, 03:53:37 AM
It was a #1 hit for him!

Anyway, here's another version.  Perhaps you'll like this one better, beatlemaniac.


MOCBRkXlg-c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOCBRkXlg-c)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: DaveRam on January 01, 2009, 11:05:56 AM
I like the song and video, George looks handsome in a Miami Vice kind of way , a very 80's look .
Paul steals quite a bit from this video for his Dance Tonight video ?
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Octie on January 01, 2009, 12:28:34 PM
I find the video funny, but in a happy way :)
And I really like the song too :)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: mr vandebilt on January 01, 2009, 04:24:33 PM
Like many things from the 80's it looks comical now but im betting at the time it was preety cool, the other video, ' when we where fab' also looks pretty dated but George was making a comeback and wanted to appeal to as many people as possible.

As bad as that video is Pauls 'Pretty little Head', a disaster of a video    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0oMG1XEQns
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: pc31 on January 01, 2009, 07:14:24 PM
there are 3 versions to this song one of georges finest...
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: alexis on January 01, 2009, 07:53:52 PM
Quote from: 758

Brilliant vid and brilliant song Georges best imo

always reminds me of the winegums adverts in the uk

B-xG3D8OMQk ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-xG3D8OMQk[/url])


OMG, fendertele, it's almost identical to the winegum advert - good eye/ear! I wonder if the same producer did both ... anyone know if this is the case (I did a quick google search and didn't find anything)?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got_My_Mind_Set_on_You   Interesting to note that the song was written in 1962, I think George has said that was the happiest musical period of his life, nice that he went back to that. Also interesting to note that the dancer in the break is a young Bob Geldof, easy to see when you look for it*. Finally, apparently the last #1 in the US for any Beatle ... go George!

Hey Fendertele ... it seems that George is playing the 3 chords of the song in about a million different ways on the fretboard. Are all those fingerings legit, or is it "miming" to an excessive degree? If it is real (which I suspect), is it that impressive that he knows all those ways to play the same chords, or is that pretty much expected to be in every experienced guitarist's skill set? I remember there was a song in the 80s, "Shieks of Sultan" I think, had a line like "Guitar George, he knows all the chords", I always wondered if this was an homage to our George ...

*Just kidding about that being Bob Geldof, but it looks like him a bit! The Wikipedia link gives the name I think, some guy named Tony Blair ...

Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 02, 2009, 02:26:39 AM
Quote from: 284
there are 3 versions to this song one of georges finest...

Yes.  Here's the band version:


_cBYVnEcF6w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cBYVnEcF6w)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: pc31 on January 02, 2009, 02:34:09 AM
flrqGz7U_g8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flrqGz7U_g8) and a live one........
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: pc31 on January 02, 2009, 03:01:57 AM
Footage from the set of I Got My Mind Set On You R7tPgrR3Hik (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7tPgrR3Hik)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: beatlemaniac on January 02, 2009, 03:03:04 AM
Maybe it is just really 80's....I standby my opinion though that songs like "Wah-Wah", "What is Life", "All Things Must Pass", and "Give Me Love" compared to "Got My Mind Set On You" make this song less-than-incredible. And I didn't mean "sad" as in boo-hoo, just sad as in "such a shame"....

Speaking of the Beatles doing things in the 80's that are "so 80's"....

nBx-SxIA-00 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBx-SxIA-00)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: pc31 on January 02, 2009, 03:16:28 AM
the edit of george and his double was done on purpose.....if you'd really think they didn't see it then i don't know what to tell you...
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 02, 2009, 03:20:51 AM
Quote from: 284
and a live one........
Great concert version!  Thank you, pc31!

Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: pc31 on January 02, 2009, 03:21:26 AM
http://www.videoclipology.com/beatles_videos/video-theme/harrison.html
there is also an extended version...gQvHoEIlTH4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQvHoEIlTH4)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: beatlemaniac on January 02, 2009, 03:21:50 AM
Quote from: 284
the edit of george and his double was done on purpose.....if you'd really think they didn't see it then i don't know what to tell you...

Just making conversation....really I'm not trying to sound unintelligent or anything....just discussing.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: pc31 on January 02, 2009, 03:28:52 AM
the one taken in the library is called the haunted house version...the one with the boy and girl is the original...but someone talked george into doing the house one....he did the band one because he thought the other 2 were over the top a bit....
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: pc31 on January 02, 2009, 03:30:28 AM
Quote from: 1801

Just making conversation....really I'm not trying to sound unintelligent or anything....just discussing.
i gotcha no harm no foul...i as well was not trying to make you seem unintelligent..just stating it was meant to be obvious....

Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: pc31 on January 02, 2009, 03:31:10 AM
Quote from: 59
Great concert version!  Thank you, pc31!

no probs...check out the extended version...
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 02, 2009, 04:10:08 AM
Quote from: 284
Footage from the set of I Got My Mind Set On You R7tPgrR3Hik ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7tPgrR3Hik[/url])

Well, making this video took time, a whole lot of precious time, it took patience and time to do it....to do it....to do it....to do it....to do it....to do it right!

 ;)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: fendertele on January 02, 2009, 04:52:35 AM
Quote from: 568

OMG, fendertele, it's almost identical to the winegum advert - good eye/ear! I wonder if the same producer did both ... anyone know if this is the case (I did a quick google search and didn't find anything)?

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got_My_Mind_Set_on_You  [/url] Interesting to note that the song was written in 1962, I think George has said that was the happiest musical period of his life, nice that he went back to that. Also interesting to note that the dancer in the break is a young Bob Geldof, easy to see when you look for it*. Finally, apparently the last #1 in the US for any Beatle ... go George!

Hey Fendertele ... it seems that George is playing the 3 chords of the song in about a million different ways on the fretboard. Are all those fingerings legit, or is it "miming" to an excessive degree? If it is real (which I suspect), is it that impressive that he knows all those ways to play the same chords, or is that pretty much expected to be in every experienced guitarist's skill set? I remember there was a song in the 80s, "Shieks of Sultan" I think, had a line like "Guitar George, he knows all the chords", I always wondered if this was an homage to our George ...

*Just kidding about that being Bob Geldof, but it looks like him a bit! The Wikipedia link gives the name I think, some guy named Tony Blair ...



"You check out guitar george he knows all the chords
Mind hes strictly rhythm he doesnt want to make it cry or sing" - Sultans of swing - Dire straits

its a reference to player called George Borowski.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: harihead on January 02, 2009, 04:55:53 AM
Quote from: 373
I like the video, but I think the song is awful. George didnt even write it and was still a hit for him so what do I know.

Well, you know what you like, and so do I. This song is a "miss" for me-- I don't care for it at all. Which shows once again how out of step I am with so many #1 tunes. I did think the video was cute in a surreal way, loved the fake George dancing, but wished so many of the critters didn't look so obviously dead and dried out.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: alexis on January 02, 2009, 05:33:27 AM
Quote from: 758

"You check out guitar george he knows all the chords
Mind hes strictly rhythm he doesnt want to make it cry or sing" - Sultans of swing - Dire straits

its a reference to player called George Borowski.

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Hey FenderTele - Thanks for the George Borowski reference. The computer code didn't come out right, I think, but that's OK.

But hey, help me out please with all the fingering of the chords he does in that video! Are they all legit!? Is it really impressive he knows all those fingerings, or is it just de rigeur for any reasonably good guitarist? Enquiring (inquiring?) minds want to know!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 02, 2009, 05:34:15 AM
Quote from: 284
no probs...check out the extended version...
It rocks!!  Thanks again pc31!!

Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 02, 2009, 05:32:12 PM
Catchy tune, that.  I can't seem to get it out of my head.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: fendertele on January 02, 2009, 06:38:24 PM
Quote from: 568

Hey FenderTele - Thanks for the George Borowski reference. The computer code didn't come out right, I think, but that's OK.

But hey, help me out please with all the fingering of the chords he does in that video! Are they all legit!? Is it really impressive he knows all those fingerings, or is it just de rigeur for any reasonably good guitarist? Enquiring (inquiring?) minds want to know!

Thanks!


From watchinf the video these were the chords i saw him playing, so i played them over a drum beat and recorded it, i think it sounds about right, but there could be extra chords i missed, plus its hard to tell as the guitar is really hidden in the mix

[sound]http://www.filefreak.com/pfiles/84600/mind.mp3[/sound]

just realised the drums go on for another minute or two without any guitar lol

Chords chorus: C#m G#7( like the taxman chord) C#m, E B E

Verse : E A B
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Jane on January 02, 2009, 07:38:01 PM
Yes, I also think the 80s are to blame for the video.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 02, 2009, 07:55:12 PM
Thank you, fendertele.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: DarkSweetLady on January 12, 2009, 12:15:32 AM
I always thought this video was completely HILLARIOUS! Not as amazing as Crackerbox Palace but still good.
My favorite part is when he jumps up and does a back flip it is so obviously not George which makes in 10 times funnier.

Whether he liked it or not, whose to say, but George. All I know is it probably pleased the public because it was hillarious.
And I like the squirrel playing the sax at the end. This video is just soooo funny! :D
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 13, 2009, 08:47:10 PM
Quote from: 551

Well, you know what you like, and so do I. This song is a "miss" for me-- I don't care for it at all. Which shows once again how out of step I am with so many #1 tunes. I did think the video was cute in a surreal way, loved the fake George dancing, but wished so many of the critters didn't look so obviously dead and dried out.
Well, hh, you gotta listen to the song several times.  Then you'll like it just fine.  Who cares if it's just six words anyway?   :)

Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Jane on January 13, 2009, 09:53:15 PM
I like the song, it`s funny and merry and good for a little dancing. And George seems to be happy singing it, which warms my heart.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: harihead on January 16, 2009, 04:57:40 AM
Quote from: 59
Well, hh, you gotta listen to the song several times.  Then you'll like it just fine.  Who cares if it's just six words anyway?   :)
Now, that is the version I have saved on my YouTube list! :D

Go, Weird Al. :)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Penny Lane on February 10, 2009, 12:54:49 AM
I do like this video, even if it is dorky and very 80's.  The very best part is "George" dancing...how very "Flashdance" of him! ;D
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: DarkSweetLady on February 10, 2009, 01:58:32 AM
I agree PennyLane, the dancing is the best part!
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 26, 2009, 01:39:38 AM
Well, here it is!  This is James Ray's 1962 recording of Got My Mind Set On You which inspired George Harrison....

(http://www.bsnpubs.com/nyc/canam/caprice1002.jpg)

Got My Mind Set On You James Ray (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfiwv8X0Rq0#normal)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 26, 2009, 02:12:54 AM
I Got My Mind Set On You was written by Rudy Clark.  He also wrote The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss), If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody, Good Lovin', Everybody Plays The Fool and co-wrote Do The Monkey with Bobby Darin.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Mairi on August 26, 2009, 03:01:27 AM
Thank you so much for posting this!!!! It's amazing. Better than George- sorry all, but he totally white-ified an amazing soul song.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 26, 2009, 04:23:41 AM
You're welcome, Mairi.  A little calypso in there, huh?

For your listening pleasure, here's James Ray doing If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody in 1961:

If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody-James Ray-1961 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U37o2dEpswY#normal)


And Freddie And The Dreamers doing it in 1965.  Paul McCartney, in an interview, said that they stole The Beatles' arrangement.  Evidently, The Beatles performed it one night in Manchester and by the next day, Freddie And The Dreamers had added it to their repertoire:

Freddie & The Dreamers - If You Gotta Make A Fool (1965) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgClgCmYgBI#normal)


And so The Beatles stopped doing covers.  Well, for a while anyway.  ;)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: An Apple Beatle on August 26, 2009, 08:30:09 AM
Thanks for the James Ray education. Class act. :)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Mairi on August 26, 2009, 03:33:11 PM
James Ray has a new fan!
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on August 26, 2009, 03:45:25 PM
I used to like this song a lot but it gets old for me after awhile.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Unknown Delight on August 26, 2009, 06:24:36 PM
Same here..but now that i have exposed myself to the sprawling diversity of George's OTHER efforts, when i come back to this song i find i don't really want to hear it!

It is VERY repetitive..but still a fun song.  The music video for it makes it even more enjoyable..and it is what i remember immediately upon hearing it.  It also has a shred of meaning in another way - This was the song that 'introduced' me to George.

My how much i have learned from him since then....
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 28, 2009, 02:32:17 AM
Thanks for the James Ray education. Class act. :)

You're welcome, Cor.  Yes, he was.



James Ray has a new fan!

Unfortunately, James Ray's great talent shone all too briefly.  He passed away in 1964.  His is an interesting story having been discovered in 1961, homeless and living on a Washington DC rooftop.  Rudy Clark wrote many of the songs which appeared on his only album James Ray.

Rudy Clark wrote Good Lovin' for The Olympics in 1965....

Olympics - Good Lovin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUY1LvNX3Io#normal)



....which (you guessed it) was covered by The Young Rascals in 1966:

GOOD LOVIN'_The Young Rascals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwC850m_rSs#normal)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Mairi on August 28, 2009, 02:52:36 AM
And here i always thought that was an original!
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 28, 2009, 05:15:21 AM
Here's the studio version:

Good Lovin' (Clark and Resnick)

The Olympics ----- Good Lovin' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA2upg12fwc#normal)

The Olympics



Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Bobber on August 28, 2009, 08:45:27 AM
You're welcome, Cor.  Yes, he was.

Thank you too, Rick. ;D
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 29, 2009, 03:26:26 AM
ooops!  Sorry, Rick and Cor.  That was because of being on call the other night and not getting any sleep.

Barry
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Bobber on August 29, 2009, 09:01:19 AM
ooops!  Sorry, Rick and Cor.  That was because of being on call the other night and not getting any sleep.

Barry

I don't mind being Rick. ;D
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 30, 2009, 12:50:35 AM
(http://home.att.net/~thorobred7/Gone.jpg)


Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got till it's gone.....
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Mairi on August 30, 2009, 03:33:14 AM
I hate WMG! They are ruining Youtube!

I was watching an episode of an old TV show that has never been released on DVD, and when I came to the end, the audi was gone because of a song that WMG had objected to. Grrr...
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Joost on September 01, 2009, 07:31:52 AM
I love George...and I am not George bashing...but if you have seen the video for "Got My Mind Set On You" you know that this is the funniest video ever in the worst and saddest possible way. First of all, is this really the BEST they could come up with? You know this wasn't George's idea...."Let's sit in a room and have literally every inch of the room bob up and down, SORT of in tune with the music. Oh yeah...and a squirrel playing the saxophone. A squirrel doesn't belong in a study? Really? Oh well. Let's do it anyway."

I think musicians from George's generation never really took music videos all that seriously. They'd done just fine without them for decades and all of a sudden they had to do all kinds of crazy stuff in front of a camera just to sell a single? When you think of all those rock legends from the 60s and 70s, how many of them ever made a memorable music video? I can't really think of any right now...
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 02, 2009, 01:44:45 AM
And here i always thought that was an original!


But you've gotta admit, that was a great lead vocal and organ by Felix Cavaliere.   I like that live version.

By the way, Dino Danelli looks a bit like Paul.....

(http://www.jim-howe.com/jerseycity/dinodanelli4%5B1%5D.jpg)
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 02, 2009, 02:04:05 AM
I think musicians from George's generation never really took music videos all that seriously. They'd done just fine without them for decades and all of a sudden they had to do all kinds of crazy stuff in front of a camera just to sell a single? When you think of all those rock legends from the 60s and 70s, how many of them ever made a memorable music video? I can't really think of any right now...
Joost, we didn't have VH1 or MTV in those days.  The Beatles did videos for Ed Sullivan and that was about it.  As George said in Anthology, "I guess we invented music videos."
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Kevin on September 02, 2009, 08:18:16 AM
Joost, we didn't have VH1 or MTV in those days.  The Beatles did videos for Ed Sullivan and that was about it.  As George said in Anthology, "I guess we invented music videos."

Sorry, but I think that's a bit of a Beatle myth. I know it's lazy to quote direct, but it's easier:
(I really have come to believe that most of these "firsts" are really just The Beatles being part of a general momentum, but that their fame gives their output a much higher profile.)

In the late 1950s[6] the Scopitone, a visual jukebox, was invented in France and short films were produced by many French artists, such as Serge Gainsbourg, Françoise Hardy and Jacques Dutronc to accompany their songs. Its use spread to other countries and similar machines such as the Cinebox in Italy and Color-Sonic in the USA were patented.[6] In 1961 Ozzie Nelson directed and edited the video of "Travelin' Man" by his son Ricky Nelson. It featured images of various parts of the world mentioned in the Jerry Fuller song along with Nelson's vocals.

In Canada, for Singalong Jubilee, Manny Pittson began pre-recording the music audio, went on location and taped various visuals with the musicians lip-syncing, then edited the audio and video together later. Most music numbers were taped in studio on stage, and the location shoot "videos" were to add variety. [7]

One of the earliest performance clips in 1960s pop was the promo film made by The Animals for their breakthrough 1964 hit "House Of The Rising Sun". This high-quality colour clip was filmed in a studio on a specially-built set; it features the group in a lip-synched performance, depicted through an edited sequence of tracking shots, closeups and longshots, as singer Eric Burdon, guitarist Hilton Valentine and bassist Chas Chandler walked around the set in a series of choreographed moves.
 ....The Byrds began using the same strategy to promote their singles in the United Kingdom, starting with the 1965 single "Set You Free This Time".
The Rolling Stones appeared in many promotionall clips for their songs in the 1960s. One of the earliest, dating from 1964, showed the band on a beach, miming to their single "Not Fade Away", but this has apparently since been lost



Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Joost on September 02, 2009, 01:08:20 PM
Joost, we didn't have VH1 or MTV in those days.  The Beatles did videos for Ed Sullivan and that was about it.

I know. Like I said, people like George had been selling millions of singles for decades by just releasing them, and all of a sudden they had to start making videos just to get some airplay. I can imagine that they were a bit reluctant to taking the whole music videos thing very seriously.

It's the same thing with things like MySpace and download-only releases. Most of the new bands seem to embrace it, but many of the established bands don't seem to be too comfortable with it because they a business that's been very successful for them changing.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 03, 2009, 04:18:41 AM
Sorry, but I think that's a bit of a Beatle myth. I know it's lazy to quote direct, but it's easier:
Kevin, I just enjoy George's "we invented" sayings throughout Anthology.  I don't take them all seriously.  And I have a feeling neither did George.

But I do make a distinction between promos and music videos.  Promos show the band performing whereas music videos tell a story.  The story may or may not be related to the lyrics.  In this case, A Hard Day's Night can be considered a motion picture containing several music videos.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Joost on September 03, 2009, 02:22:47 PM
But I do make a distinction between promos and music videos.  Promos show the band performing whereas music videos tell a story.  The story may or may not be related to the lyrics.  In this case, A Hard Day's Night can be considered a motion picture containing several music videos.

I think there's a big difference between promo videos like the Beatles used to make 'em and music videos nowadays. Those promos were just extras for the fans, while it's practically impossible nowadays to even have a hit single without a good video to back it.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 03, 2009, 11:55:29 PM
Joost, we used to eagerly await The Beatles' promos which appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Usually by the time they appeared, the songs were already hits here.  I'm thankful for those promos and for the special relationship The Beatles had with Ed Sullivan.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Dcazz on June 11, 2014, 02:21:45 AM
http://youtu.be/k68Fob0QA_k (http://youtu.be/k68Fob0QA_k)

I never knew it was a cover either!
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 11, 2014, 04:14:20 AM
Yeah, the James Ray original was great!!

Some of those old links don't work so here are the three music videos...


George Harrison - "Got My Mind Set On You" Version 1 (From the album "Cloud 9") (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEUWF7fMzDk#ws)
VH1    Remember, this was the 80s   ;D



George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You (Full HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lir7od-ejk#)
Far out!



George Harrison-Got My Mind Set On You (rare clip!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8g7DkZggQM#)
Full band version inside the arcade game machine
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 11, 2014, 11:56:58 PM
^

George at 2:43    Priceless!
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Dcazz on June 12, 2014, 11:07:27 AM
Yeah, he looks like he's having a good time. Reminds me a bit of the old Beatle George and some of the faces he used to make. Good videos!
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: stevie on June 13, 2014, 03:37:29 AM
I've always had a theory that George made the first sort of 'cheap' video - the moving things one - but when this song became a huge hit he made a better type for it.

All my opinion but it might explain why the original vid is so daggy lol
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Mairi on June 13, 2014, 03:51:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWi5jdgTUJs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWi5jdgTUJs)

the weird al parody was good too
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: In My Life on June 13, 2014, 04:18:46 AM
All my opinion but it might explain why the original vid is so daggy lol

Ah...another new word for me. LOL Yeah, it's daggy all right!
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 13, 2014, 04:43:57 AM
I listed the videos in the order of their release.
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Dcazz on June 13, 2014, 12:27:23 PM
[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWi5jdgTUJs[/url] ([url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWi5jdgTUJs[/url])

the weird al parody was good too
That was funny. I'd never heard that one! It's a good thing it's a cover, Weird Al has to blame James Ray!
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 14, 2014, 04:24:02 AM
It took George a whole lot of precious time to do it...to do it...to do it...to do it...to do it...to do it right...


George Harrison-Making Of 'Got My Mind Set On You' Clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhST_mSbT0A#)
Making Of 'Got My Mind Set On You'
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 14, 2014, 04:43:59 AM
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You Live In London 1992 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flrqGz7U_g8#noexternalembed)
Royal Albert Hall   1992
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 14, 2014, 04:50:22 AM
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You 'Live In Japan' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIfXC9EOVPs#)
Live in Japan...with Eric Clapton   1991
Title: Re: Got My Mind Set On You
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 14, 2014, 05:01:29 AM
I'm just throwing this in...


Taxman -- George Harrison and Eric Clapton (live) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8OgkjcW0g4#)

Go Eric!