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 91 
 on: January 07, 2018, 11:01:02 PM 
Started by pc31 - Last post by Moogmodule
I think the only way to describe UK Glam Rock is Rock n Roll with fantasy and sci fi influences.

If you look at the bands such as the Sweet and The Faces (Stewarts band) you can see trace it back to even Elvis and his multi-coloured jackets but Rory had style unique to his era and if you check Rod he was everything from a mod to Beatnick while Rory was at his prime so who really knows

I think that’s right. It surprises me now when I hear an old Sweet song or similar bands, how so much  of it is basic three chord rock and roll. With shiny suits.

 92 
 on: January 07, 2018, 10:56:09 PM 
Started by Joost - Last post by nimrod
Nim I’ve just realised you’ve revived a thread from 2004  cheer1

 :)

 93 
 on: January 07, 2018, 10:36:02 PM 
Started by pc31 - Last post by Pothos
Just a quick note to say that Rory Storm would have been 80 years old today.

 94 
 on: January 07, 2018, 10:09:32 PM 
Started by Wayne L. - Last post by Moogmodule
Yes. We hit 40 degrees (104 Fahrenheit) yesterday. It was miserable. Luckily it’s cooling down this week.

 95 
 on: January 07, 2018, 10:04:56 PM 
Started by Joost - Last post by Moogmodule
Nim I’ve just realised you’ve revived a thread from 2004  cheer1

 96 
 on: January 07, 2018, 10:03:36 PM 
Started by Joost - Last post by Moogmodule


Btw, George actually wanted to start a band with John in the 70's. True story.

That’s right. It was around the time George played on the Imagine album. They were getting along well then (if nothing more united against Paul). I think he suggested the name Ladders or something. Strange name idea.

Still. A band with say John, George, Billy Preston and Klaus Voorman could have been interesting.

 97 
 on: January 07, 2018, 10:03:09 PM 
Started by stevie - Last post by Casbah
I finally sat down to watch the movie. This is my impression after the one viewing. I might go back and rewatch though which could change my views here and there.

There was no way I wasn't going to enjoy this. It's always good to see a professional major release on the Beatles. Which is why I was confident to buy the disc as I'm sure I'll watch it every so often.

On the plus side there was some nice footage and clips I can't recall seeing before. Some of the celebrity recollections, like Elvis Costello and Whooping Goldberg were interesting and/or touching.

That said it didn't really do what the title suggested. As others have written, it's more an anthology-lite, centred on 64-66. They didn't really delve into the tours in that much detail. Or show hitherto unreleased footage. It just seemed to be a pretty basic history of the Beatles, with the pepper and after era quickly rushed through to get to the final clips from the rooftop. No doubt people less familiar with the Beatles will find it enlightening but for we Beatle geeks who treat the Anthology as a basic intro to the group, it's going to fall short.

I still enjoyed watching it though. There's some nice moments throughout.  And the disc I bought has heaps of special features longer than the actual film. It's probably as interesting as the movie. The sections with English composer Howard Goodall I thought were very good.

Any Beatle fan should enjoy this movie, but there's still space for a definitive documentary on the Beatles as a live band.

I was going to give my assessment but I agree with everything you've said so I'll just tack on :)

I was a little disappointed since all the conversation leading up to this release seemed to be about unearthing all this unreleased content that was "hiding in peoples attics" and the like.
Maybe to the casual Beatles fan this information would be impressive but for us obsessive types, I think we were expecting a bunch of new unreleased content.

I don't think there wasn't anything in this movie that wasn't covered in Compleat  or Anthology. (Or YouTube, for that matter)

Barely a mention of Jimmy Nicol or Manila which in my opinion, cemented their decision to stop touring and that's information that the casual fan might find interesting. So this release was a bit baffling.

Having said all that, I still enjoyed it and I will most likely order the DVD for the extras.

 98 
 on: January 07, 2018, 10:00:38 PM 
Started by Joost - Last post by Moogmodule
John not playing on George stuff seemed to really set in around  the white album (surprise! When Yoko was now on the scene). Then he started absenting himself a lot. Seemed to be part of his edging away from the Beatles.  He preferred to be off with Yoko to bothering with George’s stuff.  There might also have been a bit of trying to keep George in place. George was coming up with good  songs more regularly and John still thought of him as a kid to a large degree.

Funnily enough when John did play on a couple of later George tracks George mixed him out. For example the piano on Something and I think a guitar part on Old Brown Shoe.

When the threetles did Free as a Bird Paul said they had to come up with a little fiction that John was on holiday or something to help tamp down the emotion of the sessions . They could have just pretended it was a George song.

 99 
 on: January 07, 2018, 12:37:55 PM 
Started by Joost - Last post by nimrod
John wasn't too fond of George's religious stuff....he does a "Blow Away" parody of sorts called "The Happy Rishikesh Song" on the Anthology boxed set.......John was never on any of George's recordings, I believe.....which seems to make sense, as at least George could play the guitar on John's songs. What could John do on a song that George had written?

Btw, George actually wanted to start a band with John in the 70's. True story.

I reckon I can hear Johns backing vocals on Taxman and I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

 100 
 on: January 07, 2018, 05:59:22 AM 
Started by Wayne L. - Last post by In My Life
Are any of you guys in Oz getting the extreme heat?

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