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The Beatles are fucking good.

Started by madhair60, December 16, 2012, 10:08:52 PM

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pigamus

Is the Craig Brown Beatles book any good? Only 2.99 on kindle

IsavedLatin

Quote from: pigamus on February 18, 2022, 06:16:03 PMIs the Craig Brown Beatles book any good? Only 2.99 on kindle

After quite a mean-spirited start, I found it very satisfying indeed. Definitely worth three quid!

pigamus


jamiefairlie

Quote from: IsavedLatin on February 19, 2022, 12:13:52 AMAfter quite a mean-spirited start, I found it very satisfying indeed. Definitely worth three quid!

"We'll I for one am really glad that John and George got in grave"

It's bold.

jenna appleseed



McCartney wearing a John&Yoko Live in Toronto tribute shirt there?


SteveDave

Quote from: pigamus on February 18, 2022, 06:16:03 PMIs the Craig Brown Beatles book any good? Only 2.99 on kindle

Nope. He's read some other books that mention the Beatles and has c+p'd them into his. He also goes to Liverpool so he can be sniffy towards the National Trust and people having a great time at the Beatle Weekend. There's also a LOT of chapters about him growing up in the sixties in a boarding school which should've told me all I needed to know. The man's a cunt of the highest order.

lb99

Quote from: pigamus on February 18, 2022, 06:16:03 PMIs the Craig Brown Beatles book any good? Only 2.99 on kindle

I really enjoyed it - definitely worth £2.99.

timebug

As a total Beatles fan who grew up with them (as it were!) I was lent the Craig Brown book recently. It's a pile of shit. Don't bother, at £2.99 it is approximately £2.99 too much!

jamiefairlie

Quote from: Kermit the Frog on February 15, 2022, 05:54:15 PMAmazingly off the mark, you think John Lennon never expressed something essential to himself through his music? That George Harrison never did?

Yeah I don't think I captured what I meant clearly. It was less lyrically and more musically I meant. My favourite bands all have a core musical identity which captures and expresses a key element in their character. I can't imagine those bands trying out a jazz song or a show song or a southern rock song because it doesn't fit with their core musical identity. The Beatles did do this all through their career, like trying on new musical clothes. It's admirable in a way, showing their desire to learn and grow but it also highlights their interests in being technical musicians/composers.

gilbertharding

Quote from: timebug on February 24, 2022, 09:06:20 AMAs a total Beatles fan who grew up with them (as it were!) I was lent the Craig Brown book recently. It's a pile of shit. Don't bother, at £2.99 it is approximately £2.99 too much!

I liked it. I mean, as a Craig Brown book it's very good. I guess as a Beatles book it comes up a bit short.

I liked the bits where he encountered tour guides in Liverpool and Hamburg.

I also liked his Princess Margaret book - his musing on the length of John Bindon's penis almost took on the properties of a Stewart Lee routine.

Quote from: jamiefairlie on February 24, 2022, 04:26:48 PMYeah I don't think I captured what I meant clearly. It was less lyrically and more musically I meant. My favourite bands all have a core musical identity which captures and expresses a key element in their character. I can't imagine those bands trying out a jazz song or a show song or a southern rock song because it doesn't fit with their core musical identity. The Beatles did do this all through their career, like trying on new musical clothes. It's admirable in a way, showing their desire to learn and grow but it also highlights their interests in being technical musicians/composers.

That's true up to around 1966 but only McCartney really does that consistently from then on. George is transformed by the Maharishi's influence and John learns from Yoko that he should always be himself, not play a character. There are obviously exceptions where Lennon needs some filler so goes back to music hall type composing (Mean Mr Mustard, Polythene Pam) but the songs he values are all personal (Strawberry Fields, Across The Universe, Julia) and Harrison faffs around with 'I Me Mine' because he's under pressure in the Get Back month.

SteveDave

Is there a bootleg with every complete recording of the 1969/"Get Back" sessions? Not everything from every day, just one where someone's gone through those and picked out the best/complete takes of songs?

bgmnts

Yeah i've seen some clips of the new docco and it looks okay, and this is from someone who thinks there are about 6 good Beatles songs (admittedly Yesterday is one of the most beautiful songs ever written).

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Quote from: SteveDave on June 24, 2022, 11:44:46 AMIs there a bootleg with every complete recording of the 1969/"Get Back" sessions? Not everything from every day, just one where someone's gone through those and picked out the best/complete takes of songs?

The best/complete takes of songs are on the compiled 'Get Back' and 'Let it Be' albums really.  The sessions are for people who want a deep dive and don't mind some repetition for the sake of witnessing song evolution.

studpuppet

Quote from: SteveDave on June 24, 2022, 11:44:46 AMIs there a bootleg with every complete recording of the 1969/"Get Back" sessions? Not everything from every day, just one where someone's gone through those and picked out the best/complete takes of songs?

You could try 'Nagra Gold' which came out a couple of years back. It's sort of what you're looking for:

QuoteThis is a new collection of re-edited material from the Nagra tapes (Get Back sessions of January 1969). It marks the 50th anniversary of the sessions.

All tracks have been edited to cover up errors, repair break-downs and deliver the music as a set of complete, presentable performances. Songs are topped and tailed, those annoying camera bleeps erased, and good but fragmented sections of songs stitched back together to create whole, flowing performances.

The tracks are sequenced in order of recording, so we start on the morning of day 1 - with just John and George strumming through their new material - and continue through the various twists and turns of the sessions, George's absence, on to the rooftop gig, and the very end of proceedings on January 31.

There are a total of 171 tracks in the collection, spanning 20 working days, and every track is identified and explained in the 100-page booklet, which also includes a selection of images from the exact times the songs were being recorded.

And - as an added attraction - disc 7 contains a Beatles rehearsal album called "Sleep of the Beatles", which was found buried in the Nagra rubble - you can now hear it properly, for the first time.

Available here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AU7zj1A8e4AQFekJZ7UlhsjQZdgcbRs-