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That's sad...... A great artist, under-rated by many, but truly brilliant in my book. You certainly could never have accused him of being predictable, conventional or boring!

Take a Walk on the Wild Side........

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rob565uk wrote:That's sad...... A great artist, under-rated by many, but truly brilliant in my book. You certainly could never have accused him of being predictable, conventional or boring!

Take a Walk on the Wild Side........
Very shocked about Lou Reed - although in a funny way I had been expecting it for some time. He was never going to make old bones.

I loved the guy for years and was fortunate enough to see him several times between 1980 and 1993. The last two times were in Edinburgh and London to see the reformed Velvet Underground ... a very brief reunion, as it turned out, as the usual difficulties quickly arose within the band.

I'm afraid I ceased to be a fan of his on a "personality" level quite some time ago. I ceased to relate.

But his music was profoundly influential, and several generations of music-makers - including those who maybe don't even realise it - owe him a great debt.

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Thanks Mike really enjoyed that - having recently seen the Beatles let it be show in London. The musicianship was fab, obviously, even better than the bootleg Beatles who I've seen a few times too. From the intro chord of a hard days night to the orchestral "crash" chord at the end of a day in a life was a time period that the Beatles ruled the world!

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I've been lucky enough to go to the cavern club thanks Mike, 'twas awesome! :0)

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Mike Bull wrote:I rather enjoyed this- a breakdown of THAT 'clang' from the beginning of The Beatles' 'A Hard Days Night'
It's good to see people re-discovering the music of the Beatles, most of which is amazing by anyone's measure. The fact that much of it has been translated into classical orchestral treatments speaks for itself. What's harder to imagine is the impact the group and their music had back in the 1960s. My home city of Liverpool was still scarred by WW2 bomb damage and many buildings still wore their camouflage paint scheme. Coal fires were the norm for working people - no central heating and ice on the inside of your bedroom window in Winter. No mobile phones or computers. Yet it was a time of change and immense optimism - jobs were plentiful and anything seemed possible as the country moved out of post-war austerity. The Beatles and their music were a key part of that change, transforming the musical landscape just as surely as the new motorways were transforming road travel. They also changed the attitude of young people - I recall being mildly shocked by the cocky casualness with which they treated the then Prime Minister Harold Wilson in a televised interview. The album "A Hard Day's Night" marked a major musical milestone and everyone wanted a copy. It took me a while to save and eventually with some parental top-up, I managed to buy it. Thirty shillings (£1-50) was a LOT of money in 1964 but it seemed worth every penny and that wonderful smell of vinyl still lingers. My record player was an old valve-driven Dansette which also gave off characteristic aromas when warm.

I consider myself lucky to have grown up in that period.
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I remember when, as a very small boy, I listened eagerly to any radio within earshot in the hope that I'd hear Yellow Sumbarine. That must have been about 1969 as that's as early as I can definitely remember and I recall hearing it quite often so maybe it was still in the charts.
I had to make my own way with music as the music I was subjected to around the house was dreadful. Shirley Bassey, Lena Martell, Charles Aznavour and 100 greatest western themes. Little wonder I craved Yellow Submarine!
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A friend and I got in trouble (three strokes of the cane!) at school for translating Yellow Submarine into German and doing a rendition of it in a corridor whilst goose- stepping. The Teacher who caught us was our languages Teacher, who was German herself ...

All together now:

"wir alle in einem gelben unterseeboot leben, einem gelben unterseeboot, einem gelben unterseeboot"

It doesn't quite flow with the original rythm!

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Best moment EVER in the music shop in which I work - the head honchos from Fender brought in a nice old Telecaster and said "have a play". It was the sort of guitar that felt as though it had some serious mojo..."lovely", I said, "what's the story with it?" "That's George's. He did the rooftop gig with it in 1969 and recorded some of Abbey Road and Let it Be with it..." Gaaah! I won't tell you how much it was worth...
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Would it be the guitar in this footage of the Beatles roof top gig Wonderboot? ;-)

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