Unique pairing from the amazing new album Rubber Soulive. Check it out.
Kinky Reggae – Bob Marley
Cosmic Charlie – Grateful Dead
Guinnevere – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Scarborough Fair – Simon & Garfunkel
From The Beginning – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Little Martha – The Allman Brothers Band
4 + 20 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Sugar Mountain – Neil Young
Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
He Was A Friend Of Mine – The Byrds
Embryonic Journey – Jefferson Airplane
Talk – Phish
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) – Simon & Garfunkel
Rosemary – Grateful Dead
The Sun King – The Beatles
Crazy Fingers – Grateful Dead
Music Is Love – David Crosby
Going To California – Led Zeppelin
Can’t Run But – Paul Simon
In The Waiting Line – Zero 7
Sleep – The Dandy Warhols
Across The Universe – The Beatles
The Beatles started recording one of my favorite songs of theirs, “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite” at Abbey Road. The lyrics were taken almost verbatim from an 1843 circus poster. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
The mixes just keep coming from The Lost Art Of The Mixtape and we couldn’t be more pleased with the end result. Here’s the latest offering, Free Fall Associations and its tracklisting:
Hummingbirds – Love
DWLDWD – Nate Grace
I Want Wind To Blow – The Microphones
The Point Of It All – Amanda Palmer
Diana – Alexander “Skip” Spence
Yes It Is – The Beatles
Chrysler – Dashiell Hedayat
Sinfonia Em Ré – Marconi Notaro
Hotcha Girls – Ugly Casanova
Martha’s Mantra (For The Pain) – Neil Halstead
The Answer – The Autumn Defense
Cloudbusting – Kate Bush
Comfy In Nautica – Panda Bea
PS — Thanks Meg!
The Beatles were denied the use of the following three people on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album as they were deemed too controversial. 1.) Jesus Christ 2.) Gandhi 3.) Adolf Hitler
You really must see these guys. They always put on a most fantastic show and it’s for a great cause. Don’t miss their big celebration Friday night at the Classic Center Theatre in Athens! Abbey Road LIVE! with horns an strings and special guests, including Mike Mantione (Five Eight), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), and Vanessa Hay (Pylon)!
All Beatles, all night! Show starts promptly at 8 PM. Proceeds from ticket sales go towards the rebuilding of the Georgia Theatre.
Remember, tickets for Friday night’s show are RESERVED SEATING. So, the sooner you buy your tickets, the better seats you will get. Tickets available at Classic Center Box Office 706-357-4444 or online at here.
Here’s a freaking killer and rockin’ mix, courtesy of The Lost Art…
Prelude: Spinal Tap – Spinal Tap
Revolution – The Beatles
Good Times Bad Times – Led Zeppelin
I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
Suffragette City – David Bowie
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting – Elton John
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Higher Ground – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rock You Like A Hurricane – Scorpions
Living After Midnight – Judas Priest
Been Caught Stealing – Jane’s Addiction
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Celebrity Skin – Hole
There’s Only One Way To Rock – Sammy Hagar
(Bang Your Head) Metal Heatlh – Quiet Riot
Fight For Your Right – The Beastie Boys
Highway To Hell – AC/DC
It’s Gonna Be A Long Night – Ween
Blisters On My Fingers! – The Beatles
Guess what!?!?!? We’re getting more of it today!
Various media outlets on both sides of the Atlantic began publishing stories about Paul McCartney’s demise that supposedly happened on 11/9/66. He apparently hadn’t “noticed that the lights had changed” and “lost his head”. To read more about the back story and get hip to the various “clues” the Beatles dropped in song and photo sessions, click here. We are happy to report that as of September 17th, 3:42 EST, Paul is alive and well.
In honor of the Bulldogs in their big opener tomorrow.
Secrets behind the Beatles’ split are about to be laid bare in the pages of rock magazine Rolling Stone, thanks to unearthed interviews with an angry John Lennon.
The Imagine singer sat down with Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner shortly after the Fab Four parted ways and revealed a few home truths about the real reasons behind the split, something the four former Beatles have rarely spoken about.
Wenner released the tapes for celebrated rock journalist Mikal Gilmore’s study on what tore the band apart, which appears in the upcoming issue of the publication.
The 1970 tapes have also been released to Entertainment Tonight, which aired Lennon’s comments on Wednesday. (more…)
Disney and director Robert Zemeckis are negotiating to remake “Yellow Submarine,” the 1968 psychedelic animated film based on the music of The Beatles.
The studio has been quietly brokering a complicated rights deal that would give Zemeckis access to 16 original Beatles songs for a movie he will direct in the performance-capture 3-D digital production format he employed for “A Christmas Carol.” Disney opens that film November 6, with Jim Carrey playing Scrooge as well as the three ghosts who haunt him in the Charles Dickens tale. (more…)
The Beatles played a sold out show at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium to 35,000 fans. Tickets went for $5.50
John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete, where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ (Gene Vincent). Lennon was impressed, and even more so when McCartney showed Lennon and Eric Griffiths how to tune their guitars, something they’d been paying someone else to do for them.
Beatle Paul turns 68(!) today. His songs and influence will be felt in pop music forever, as will his legacy with the Beatles.
Blackbird in ’04:
Jer’ playing the classic off of The White Album. An interesting little tidbit on the song is that it was written for Mia Farrow’s sister, who was also at the ashram to study the Maharishi’s teachings (Transcendental Meditation) in India with The Beatles. Prudence Farrow would seclude herself from the rest of the group for hours, staying in ther room. John Lennon wrote the song in honor of her, from outside of her door.
Fresh off a headline-grabbing reunion, The Beatles are set to become the remasters of their own domain, with Apple Corps and EMI Music today announcing plans to release a digitally retooled version of the Fab Four’s catalog.
The worldwide release is set for Sept. 9, not so coincidentally the same day The Beatles: Rock Band video game is slated to come out.
Those who were fans back in the British boys’ heyday will be happy to hear that each album will come ready-made for nostalgia. The CDs will feature the replicated original U.K. album art, expanded booklets with original and new liner notes and rare band photos. For early adopters, CDs will also be embedded for a limited time with a documentary about the album’s production. (more…)
In the movie Festival Express, we see Jerry playing George Harrison’s rosewood Fender Telecaster. This is the same axe used in the last public performance of The Beatles, on the roof of Apple Headquarters. It was loaned to Garcia by Delaney Bramlett; the two can be seen on-stage together during the jam on C.C. Rider. Harrison had given it to Bramlett after they toured together briefly. Delaney Bramlett was also very close to Eric Clapton, as they recorded and toured together while Eric was in Blind Faith in 1969. Clapton went on to join Delaney and Bonnie for a brief period and recorded the amazing album, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends on tour with Eric Clapton, which also features George Harrison. The band would break up a year later and splinter into Derek & The Dominoes. Delaney’s ex-wife, Bonnie toured in the late ’70′s with the Allman Brothers and performed with them last night at The Beacon. Allman Brothers/Clapton sometime guitarist, Derek Trucks, nephew of Allman Brother, Butch Trucks was named after the band name, Derek & The Dominoes. Eric Clapton wrote “Layla”, which was featured on the Derek & The Dominoes album, about George Harrison’s wife Patti Boyd, with whom he would later marry. (I better stop or we’ll be here all day…)
“The Quiet One” was born on this date in 1943 in Liverpool. The youngest Beatle would’ve been 66 today, but sadly passed from lung cancer in Nov. of ’01. Here are a couple of clips that celebrate his genius.
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at The Concert For Bangladesh:
A clip demonstrating the professor-student relationship with Ravi Shankar and George:
Another Concert For Bangladesh clip with Dylan.
With Patti Boyd and the other Beatles and their mates.
Loose, trippy and fun could be words that describe this previously unreleased track, recorded at Abbey Road during the White Album sessions (1968).
According to Mark Lewisohn’s definitive book The Beatles: Recording Sessions, this unheard version was recorded on May 30 and 31, and June 4, 1968. Strangely, John Lennon recorded his vocals while lying flat on his back, hoping it might make his voice sound different. The song starts off very similar to the version that was eventually released, but halfway through it veers off in all sorts of strange directions, adding whooping vocals, tape loops, and other sonic embellishments. It sounded great, as you can hear above, but there was a problem: The band quickly realized “Revolution” had potential as a single, and a 10-minute running time would make that impossible. The solution? They chopped it in half. The first part became “Revolution 1,” while the rest served as the basis for the “Revolution 9,” an experimental noise-fest that has long baffled many fans. Mystery solved! When you listen to this complete 10-minute version, suddenly “Revolution 9″ starts to make a lot more sense. (more…)
The Beatles recorded the orchestral build-up for the middle and end of ‘A Day in the Life’. At the Beatles’ request, the orchestra members arrived in full evening dress along with novelty items. One violinist wore a red clown’s nose, while another a fake gorilla’s paw on his bow hand. Others were wearing funny hats and other assorted novelties. The recording was filmed for a possible ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ television special which was ultimately abandoned.