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Once, I was in the company of a girl who would not stop talking…I quickly realized she was drunk. After about three minutes(an eternity) I realized she wasn’t speaking English. Then I find out she was from Wales and sober. It was very strange thing. To this day, I am amazed that I was able to determine ANYTHING about the jabbering. I thought she was speaking English. Very, very surreal.
So, Mary Hopkins is still on the ‘maybe someday’ list!
Those were the daze.
If only she had asked “Do you have a trombone?”
A few weeks back i had a little trouble understanding English, a homeless man was ranting and screaming random shit at me, through my haze i bent down and said ‘I’m sure i’m supposed to understand you, but i can’t right now’, i then got on another wrong tram, only to convince myself i was controling and flying it .. the judge was a great guy.
I have similar problems whenever I’m in Scotland (particularly Edinburgh).
What sort of period is that picture from?? Anybody?? My guess would be either last months of 1968 or sometime in 1969;
E.M.I. Studio One, January 1969. I believe this was a rehearsal or recording for Hopkin’s “Goodbye” and “Sparrow” songs for inclusion in the following single “Goodbye”. Both songs were actually recorded later, on the 1st and 2nd March 1969, at Morgan Studios, High End road, Willesden, London. The same studio where McCartney’s debut L.P. was recorded.
“McCartney’s debut L.P.”?
(I hope you mean ‘The Family Way’)
I meant the L.P. McCartney released in 1970.
Darn it, henry! I have been conditioned to salivate whenever the topic turns to ‘McCartney’. The April, 1970 release of this album was supposedly a confirmation of The Beatles demise. In those terms, it failed. All it did was create more interest and added to the substantial media exposure. 1970 was a Beatle ‘heavy’ year. The McCartney solo debut fit perfectly into the landscape. As a fan, I felt like the break-up hoopla was merely clever Klein strategy to increase sales. But, here’s the problem:
Paul jumped through hoops to make sure everybody knew that the album was a harmless, HOMEMADE effort. “I had a Studer 4-Track machine delivered to my home”. “It has a very home made feel”. “The tracks are just simple things I’d been working on that I used to test the machine”. There was even ‘book thumping’ as percussion. So, how much of that bathwater should we throw out with the baby? I seemed that Paul really felt good about how organic the album turned out. I thought there was plenty of relaxed ambience captured in the music. The funny thing is that I don’t remember ever hearing about Morgan Studios during the hoopla or up til your comment. If this isn’t an album Paul made at home, then I’m crushed.
Irony calls: The best tracks just happen to be the least homemade sounding…Oo You, and Momma Miss America(Rock and Roll Springtime).
And to think of all the trouble he went to with the self-interview that was included in demo copies(UK only).
Sorry to rant…but this is important. There’s a sheepdog on the porch chewing on a Neumann microphone…
Poor Kwai fear not old chum, Beatle lore is filled with distorted truths. If we took everything John said as absolute and truth then ..
A goodly portion of McCartney was a home jobby, but no way could the echo on the Maybe i’m amazed vocals come from the Cavendish shitter, that had to be an Abbey job.
Mr Horse, this photo has always thrown me, maybe because of the trimmed beard, but his hair just didn’t look quite Let it be-esque to me, tho i’m sure you’re right.
Same here, Tammy
On the 12th February 1970, McCartney took his 4-track tapes and Studer J37 machine to Morgan Studios to transfer them to 8-tack for further overdubbing. Some other songs were started and finished at either E.M.I. Studios (e.g. “Every Night”, “Maybe I’m Amazed”) or Morgan Studios (e.g. “Hot as Sun”, “Kreen-Akore”). While at E.M.I. Studios, he used a pseudonym “Billy Martin”. On the following link you will find more information regarding McCartney L.P. sessions.
Man, I was lonely…but, only for a second. That would be something to find that maybe I’m amazed. That link you gave us was super helpful. It’s not every night that the junk is crystal clear…like glasses. It is ironic…that I love the songs that WERE least ‘homemade’ sounding…because those songs were completely homemade. So let the irony flow…all the way to the deluxe archive series. For example, the 2cd, 1dvd, book edition of ‘McCartney’. How clever to withhold legitimate outtakes from this album’s defining moment. All I want for my $70.00 is the live 1979 versions from Glasgow! If you love diluted wine…1970 was a very good year.
(“yes, the cork is ’70″)
Oo you, henry…(you know the rest)
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