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andersonCouncill

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Inspired by the What If? thread...
« on: January 26, 2006, 08:46:32 PM »

Lets say that in 1969 The Beatles are working on Get Back, however, EMI is not satisfied with the results and its put on the shelf indefinintley. Not wanting to give up ANY Beatlese material, being the money-grubbing corporation they are, they bring in an up and coming Syd Barrett, recently severed from his former group, feeling that The Beatles are ageing. EMI bring Barrett in to prevent The Beatles from becoming a dinosaur act. Through doing this The Beatles are given a sort of defacto George Martin, albeit one less organized, to enhance their sound and also do what George did by making decisions that would otherwise start fights. Thus, Barrett unknowingly prevents The Beatles break-up and in turn his confidence is brought up and he goes into the studio to become an enormously successful artist, leaving his former band in obscurity. In 1972 Bassist Roger Waters hands over six songs and an album title which was intended to be made by his band but they disbanded, realizing they couldn't make it without their former leader. The songs are titled Breathe, Time, Money, Us And Them, Brain Damage, and Eclipse. Barrett sees the complexities his former friend intended and hands them over to The Beatles, whom name the album along with some songs cooked up by other members, If You Wanna Sing The Blues, Imagine, Band On The Run, Beware The Dark, How Do You Sleep? (a song directed at Barrett's former bandmates), and three songs penned by Syd, Effervescing Elephant, Bob Dylan Blues, and Terrapin. As for Waters' lyrics, they choose different members to sing them.

Breathe is song by all 4 of them in harmony
Time verses 1 and 3 by Paul and 2 and 4 by John
Money by Paul
Us And Them by John
Brain Damage verses 1 and 3 by George and 2 and 4 by Ringo
Eclipse by all four in harmony

Pretty wicked, huh?
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Re: Inspired by the What If? thread...
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 09:59:44 AM »

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feeling that The Beatles are ageing. EMI bring Barrett in to prevent The Beatles from becoming a dinosaur act.

In 1969, John Lennon and Ringo Starr celebrated their 29th birthday. Paul McCartney was 27 in June and George Harrison 26. Really ageing...
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Re: Inspired by the What If? thread...
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006, 10:28:47 AM »

And as about as likely as John being visited by aliens.  :)
Perhaps EMI could have grafted their heads onto monkeys and released them into the amazon jungle, hoping they'll find inspiration for a new south american mambo-rock sound.
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