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guppie (3/19)



  1. The Who also covered Shakin' All Over on Live At Leeds, originally by Chad Allen Group in Canada (the Guess Who). And the Eagles did do covers including Seven Bridges Road and Please Come Home For Christmas.
  2. The intro is on the album "Every Picture Tells A Story". The single, which is the version on the radio, starts in with the opening chord and leaves off the acoustic guitar open.
  3. Actually, Pete's mother didn't own the Cavern. She did, however, own the Casbah, where the Beatles got early bookings thanks to her handsome son being the drummer at the time. It was actually in a home (hers) in Liverpool and is well documented in the Beatles Anthology series.
  4. Jonathan King originally did the "ooka chunka" arrangement and Blue Swede lifted it note for note. King is the one you want.
  5. The Hollies had the biggest hit version of the song (#7 versus Neil Diamond at #20) and radio definitely leans towards their recognized version. By the way, that's a pre-Your Song Elton John on piano on that Hollies record!
  6. That's "Hippychick" by Soho. The lyrics are: It's hard to tell you how I feel without hurting you So try to think about yourself the way that I see you Your life revolves around a force of oppression And I won't deal with true blue devils of correction Got no flowers for your gun, no hippychick Won't make love to change your mind, no hippychick No hippychick, no hip hip hip hip hip Today we'll sit here drinking coffee in your incident room Tonight you'll close the door And lock me in that bare bulb gloom Love it ain't something riding on a motorbike And love, I stopped loving you since the miners' strike Got no flowers for your gun, no hippychick Won't make love to change your mind, no hippychick No hippychick, no hip hip hip hip hip It's hard, it's hard It's hard, it's hard No hippychick, no hip hip hip hip hip No hippychick, no hip hip hip hip hip No hippychick, no hip hip hip hip hip No hippychick
  7. Not sure of the song title but Bond is a group from England made up of four classically trained women playing stringed instruments. Check one of their albums online and listen to some song samples. You'll likely find your songs there.
  8. What is your favorite Spector production? Hard for me to pick between "Be My Baby" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling".
  9. Sure....Eric Clapton is no stranger to Beatles projects, group or solo. He's on the White Album, as we all know, etc. In the solo years, he's in the Plastic Ono Band that did the "Live-Peace In Toronto" album in 1969 with John. He also toured with George culminating in the double Live In Japan CD. That's enough right there. Jack Bruce took three tours of duty with Ringo as part of the All-Starr band and is, therefore, on some All-Starr band CD's. Ginger is the one no one ever knows about. When Paul was making Band On The Run in Nigeria, he was using the EMI studio in Lagos. Ginger was living there and owned a smaller studio called ARC. Paul wound up recording the song "Picasso's Last Words" there and there was need for a percussion break. Ginger went out back behind the studio and filled some cans with gravel. He then returned to the studio and started playing. It isn't in the background...it's a "solo" of sorts between segments of that complicated pastiche of a song. He did not receive liner note credit but the booklet in the 25th anniversary package has notes by Mark Lewisohn..very respected..and he and Paul tell that story. So...Ginger is on a Paul album...and there you have it. Cream!!
  10. When I was 13, my mother took me on vacation to England. It was December 1969. We stood on Savile Row outside Apple Records and I wouldn't leave until I met a Beatle. My mom tried to convince me that they were probably all away on a holiday break but I didn't give in. After a couple of hours of standing and freezing, out walked Ringo Starr, looking exactly like on the Let It Be cover. In a suit, though. He turned right and started walking down the street...so I started walking with him and talking. My mother followed behind with the movie camera going. He was going to a tailor's shop down the street to be fitted for a new suit. He had a Mercedes limo with an Asian female driver. She waited outside the haberdashers. To this day, I have a home movie..silent, unfortunatly...of me and Ringo walking down the street talking on a winter's day in 1969. Mom is gone now but I did spend years thanking her for standing in the cold with me so I could have that rare experience.
  11. A most solid and overlooked drummer was Mick Avory of the Kinks. Listen to those recordings from 1964-1966. He was solid as a rock. Other old favorites were Brian Keenan, the drummer for the Chambers Brothers and Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge along with the great Dino Danelli of The Rascals. Also, John Badanjek of Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels was the first rock drummer to make me take notice..and he had a huge drum kit for 1966. Today, Travis Barker of Blink is inventive, smart and technically supreme.
  12. Burntfire nabbed it with a good guess. Cream is correct!! All three members can brag that they played on solo Beatles albums. No one else can lay claim to that. And it covers all four Beatles!!! Nice work, everyone.
  13. I love her voice and choice of material. Luckily, she recorded much material which her parents are doling out on these albums. Great artist.
  14. I know this'll sound crazy but one of my favorite albums of all time is the debut by Crabby Appleton. Every song is excellent. Fine writers were they.
  15. Well, someone's gotta say it so it'll be me. Satisfaction. Check please. Done.
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