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 31 
 on: March 22, 2017, 04:41:53 AM 
Started by Casbah - Last post by In My Life
He's doing things I wouldn't have picked up on if it wasn't for the fact that he benefited from an imbalance of levels between his amp and the amp of Mr Harrison.

I've always enjoyed this clip for that reason. I couldn't have analyzed it like you did but I just like how it sounds.
 

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Just wanted to get this out of my brain since I had been thinking about it for about a week.

Thanks for that!

 32 
 on: March 22, 2017, 03:01:10 AM 
Started by Casbah - Last post by Moogmodule
John had a pretty limited technical arsenal but what he did he did well. I think the ability to separate the instruments more on modern mixes is bringing out how well he drove the Beatles songs, particularly in their early more upbeat days.


 33 
 on: March 22, 2017, 12:14:42 AM 
Started by Casbah - Last post by Hello Goodbye
Yes, thanks for posting the video, Casbah.  Nice observations.  John Lennon really shines here on rhythm guitar!

 34 
 on: March 21, 2017, 06:12:42 AM 
Started by Ovi - Last post by Dmitry
I've decided in my retirement to read some classic novels

I've started with Crime & Punishment by  Dostoyevsky..

Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in Saint Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash.

Dmitry would be proud of me ha2ha

Wow! I'm very proud ))
Did you finish it yet, Kev?

I've read all Dostoyevsky's novels. But most of all I was impressed by `The Brothers Karamazov'. I still remember how my hair stood on end several times while reading.

 35 
 on: March 21, 2017, 02:59:41 AM 
Started by Mrs JWL - Last post by In My Life
I think most electrical things now are chuck and replace. In most instances they've come so far down in price that it's cheaper to buy another one than even pay the minimum labor charge to just look to see if anything can be done. When I was a lad there was a shop near us filled with tvs that were being fixed. And I recall a couple of instances of the tvs repairman coming out to look at our tv. It seems now if the rare event happens that your tv doesn't work then its most likely unrepairable anyway.

Right. This thing is under warranty so I think the serviceman is just coming to act as coroner. But I must be a real glutton for punishment as I just now got off the phone with the cable tv company. I wanted to get the bill down, which I did, but since a new company is transitioning in here it was a very confusing experience. I guess I'll know what channels  I have when I connect the new boxes!

 36 
 on: March 21, 2017, 01:08:42 AM 
Started by Mrs JWL - Last post by Moogmodule
^^^
I love these videos, Barry! I must have missed this when you posted it. Before I got distracted looking to my right I was going to say that things sure have changed in my 30 years as a homeowner. It used to be that if an appliance didn't work I called the folks at the repair shop a few miles down the road and they'd come fix it. The month old microwave isn't heating food so I had to talk to someone in the Dominican Rebuplic, spend about 10 minutes on diagnostics to prove it isn't working, get a ticket number and wait to find out that someone at the repair shop a few miles down the road would come fix it. (Or more likely recommend replacement.)  ;D But it was okay...the young man on the phone was quite nice and wanted to know all about the weather in New York. He'd heard about last week's storm. LOL

I think most electrical things now are chuck and replace. In most instances they've come so far down in price that it's cheaper to buy another one than even pay the minimum labor charge to just look to see if anything can be done. When I was a lad there was a shop near us filled with tvs that were being fixed. And I recall a couple of instances of the tvs repairman coming out to look at our tv. It seems now if the rare event happens that your tv doesn't work then its most likely unrepairable anyway.


 37 
 on: March 21, 2017, 12:48:05 AM 
Started by Casbah - Last post by Casbah
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Wellllll, you know it's been a while since I've analyzed a Beatles song but I was listening to this gem the other day, and I gotta say, this is a fine example of how deft and agile Lennon could be on the guitar. He's doing things I wouldn't have picked up on if it wasn't for the fact that he benefited from an imbalance of levels between his amp and the amp of Mr Harrison.
  In this otherwise well recorded version, we can hear basically every note that John is playing and he's playing some fantastic accompaniment to Paul's singing and rocking bass line.

If you don't already know, Paul nicked the bass line from a Chuck Berry song, "I'm Talkin Bout You" and is one of the main drivers of ISHST. The other is this great chugging thythm John is playing on his low E string which he accents by stabbing out offset E7 chords with a quarter-quarter-Eighth pattern or , down-down-up then shifting back to the low E string.  He also changes this pattern up with another variation that George also mimics with a chmiey E7th of his own. (Right after "...sawwww her stannnnnding there..")

Anyway you get the picture.

But another great switch by John comes during the lead, where he stays quiet to let George shine through but he's now playing the Chuck Berry/McCartney line, barely audible, (Amazing!) and then goes back to playing full rhythm as George finishes up and Paul begins his last verse.

John finishes up the song with some more chugging rhythm variations and a good time was had by all but I think examples such as this, All My Loving, I Call Your Name and others show a surprising mastery of the role of rhythm guitar for someone who was still just a kid that didn't have formal lessons and actually only knew banjo chords when he started playing.

Just wanted to get this out of my brain since I had been thinking about it for about a week.




 38 
 on: March 21, 2017, 12:19:14 AM 
Started by In My Life - Last post by Casbah
I was just looking at that link for the Cilla Black/McCartney song and noticed this on the page:

Lot 22 Cavern Club handbill for Chuck Berry - £45

I have a feeling the price for this item just went up... sadly.

 39 
 on: March 21, 2017, 12:10:29 AM 
Started by Loco Mo - Last post by Casbah
I remember Paul telling a story how they heard about some guy who lived across town and knew this particular chord to a song and they took the bus all the way there just so they could learn it.

That's how it was, if you couldn't figure it out yourself you'd watch someone else do something. Donovan taught John the finger picking stuff that was on the White Album and beyond.

 40 
 on: March 20, 2017, 11:12:51 PM 
Started by BeatlesForever - Last post by Bingo Bongo
It is a shame that Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) has never released THE BEATLES catalog on CD. In my opinion, despite the Vinyl/LP's sounding outstanding, if MFSL would release THE BEATLES catalog on CD, you would hear THE BEATLES the way they were truly intended to be heard. It would be the ultimate sound.
I bet they were great in their time (1982), but even DR. Ebbetts admitted that he couldn't do better than the 2009 CDs and stop producing his. Not sure how a MFSL CD release could be any better either.

I personally even doubt the MFSL LPs could sound as good as the 2014 mono LPs.  Maybe they are better than 2012 digital release LPs, but as soon as we see AAA stereo releases from Apple, I'm sure nothing will touch those either.

I even doubt the MFSL's sound better than my original UK records, but that could be a possibility, depending on how much remastering they did with the original tapes.

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