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Iconic rock’n’roller John Lennon
John channeling Liam Gallagher…
No one could Rock n Roll like he could.
I know this isn’t Toronto but that side one
of that album is incredible
The world’s most famous casino…
(except the Vatican)
for my money Side 1 of Toronto is up there with ANY Fabs solo album. thought John’s idea of minimal rehearsal was brilliant. gave that gig a raw nasty sound that wouldn’t have necessarily been so present if they did days and days of rehearsals. john once said he was really nervous, but clapton looks scared at times, he’s often looking at john to see where he was going with the song. :-0
I concur. If I had to pick 1 solo title that most accurately represents what I want R-n-R to be…this is it.
Toronto and the Stones Get Yer Ya Yas out ………………..
imo Clapton really helped John capture that powderkeg Cream/Who-sounding rhythm section that so many bands at that time were trying to mimic. I don’t like either of the 2 songs but the versions of Money and Blue Suede Shoes on that album are my all-time favorite by any artist
Just came back from working on my book, it’s late, I’m tired and I won’t comment on the music just now. But… I just blew up the photo to look at and all I can say is: OMFG!!!
Better, Betty, Best…
chew…chew…choose your words carefully.
I am with you
I was so busy agreeing w/ johnny silver
I overlooked much of the picture’s brevity.
And, if levity can be appreciated…
perhaps the time and inclination to indulge
my Sticky Fingers Album Cover Prototype Theory.
Like, we was saying…
‘what R-n-R is all about’
Can’t you hear me knockin’?
Come on, Miss Lizzie
(you know the rest)
The version of Cold Turkey that was recorded here at the Lyceum Ballroom, and is on the Sometime in New York city album is *amazing*, the Tornonto version is good, but nothing beats the London 69 version.
As some of you might remember since I’m pretty sure I mentioned it on this blog, my friend and I were outside Trident when John was laying down the vocals for Cold Turkey. We could hear everything! The first time he sang it was the best of them all, very raw, imperfect but AMAZING! I wish he had left that one on the record… He kept “perfecting”it through the night. My friend wrote down the words as we listened (I kept the notebook, scanned those pages, they are in my book). I just found this acetate version on YouTube, just in case you don’t know it:
Thanks for sharing that link, Lizzie. All around amazing, butI especially love the rawness of the outro.
Poppy Fields Forever
hello Lizzie, that is a GREAT story. how could you all hear what was going on when you were outside the studio? man, i cant wait for your book to come out.
I don’t remember, johnny silver, all I know is we could hear him screaming. It was confusing, we didn’t know what was going on, why was he screaming so much… The fact that my friend wrote some of the lyrics on that notebook tells me we could hear him sing – and clearly. But I don’t remember much about Trident, I didn’t go there too many times.
Amazing photo .
Amazing story Lizzie !
I also love the (final) “Cold Turkey” live version from Geraldo Rivera’s Willowbrook benefit, “One to One” version at MSG NYC, Aug 30, 1972. Glad we have audio & video. Rumors of a re-release? There were 2 shows! “Well Well Well” is also excellent!
PS. Melanie Safka, Stevie Wonder and Sha Na Na all join on the reggae finale of “Give Peace A Chance”.
Word is we should see a ‘One to one’ blu ray around October. Jack Douglas is working on the sound, but even a genius such as he will be hard pressed to get those snare drums to sound any good, worst recorded drum sound ‘ever’.
Several of my friends were at the One to One concerts. Including a Brazilian photographer, he has great photos. I’ll see if he can send me some to share here.
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