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It's been a few years now, but this was a great read... I think a must read for a Beatles fan


I just read this a few weeks ago, after Little Steven mentioned it on his Underground Garage radio show. Steven said he wished he'd never read it, because it was so sordid. Naturally, after hearing that I just had to read it.

Emerick predictably boosts his contributions to Beatles records while generally belittling those of George Martin (IIRC Emerick is barely mentioned in Martin's memoirs, just a few times in passing -- Rashomon, anyone?). Emerick is also fairly negative toward the Beatles themselves (even Ringo!), especially John Lennon. Only Paul comes off reasonably well -- the cynic in me suspects Emerick may hope to work with him again, and didn't want to burn bridges. It's certainly a very interesting read but I would not view it as the last word on The Beatles.

Can't talk about Geoff Emerick without mentioning that he produced one of my all time favorite albums: Imperial Bedroom by Elvis Costello. IMHO as good as anything The Beatles ever did.






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Yeah, he definitely was a big fan of Paul... As am I, so I want to believe it's all true...

Who knows what the truth is, probably somewhere in the middle...

I don't know a whole lot about recording, but the techniques that evolved or developed were one of the things I found the most interesting... assuming most are true..






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This was really interesting. Anybody interested in recording techniques or classic rock in general should read it.

Berry Gordy got around paying musician's union scale (and overtime) by labeling the Funk Brothers the Motown house band. Typical...

I'd somehow never heard the tragic story of boyishly innocent-looking Jim Gordon, drummer for Derek and The Dominoes (and co-writer of "Layla")






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"Pynchon flashes the Sixties rock references faster than a Ten Years After guitar solo: His characters walk around wearing T-shirts from Pearls Before Swine, name-drop the Electric Prunes, turn up the Stones' 'Something Happened to Me Yesterday' on the radio. (I had never heard of Bonzo Dog Band's "Bang Bang" before, but it's on my iPod now.) The rock & roll fanboy love on every page is a feast for Pynchon obsessives, since we've always wondered what the man listens to….The songs are fragments in the elegiac tapestry for the Sixties, an era full of hippie slobs who just wanted to be left alone and so accidentally backed into heroic flights of revolutionary imagination. Can you dig it?" --Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone
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Larry "Doc" Sportello is a private eye who sees the world through a sticky dope haze, animated by the music of an era whose hallmarks were peace, love, and revolution. As Doc's strange case grows stranger, his 60s soundtrack--ranging from surf pop and psychedelic rock to eerie instrumentals--picks up pace. Have a listen to some of the songs you'll hear in Inherent Vice—the playlist that follows is designed exclusively for Amazon.com, courtesy of Thomas Pynchon. [For those who don't know, Pynchon is legendary for his Salinger-level reclusiveness and aversion to publicity - K]


"Bamboo" by Johnny and the Hurricanes
"Bang Bang" by The Bonzo Dog Band
Bootleg Tape by Elephant's Memory
"Can't Buy Me Love" by The Beatles
"Desafinado" by Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto, with Charlie Byrd
"Elusive Butterfly" by Bob Lind
"Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra
"Full Moon in Pisces" performed by Lark
"God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys
The Greatest Hits of Tommy James and The Shondells
"Happy Trails to You" by Roy Rogers
"Help Me, Rhonda" by The Beach Boys
"Here Come the Hodads" by The Marketts
"The Ice Caps" by Tiny Tim
"Interstellar Overdrive" by Pink Floyd
"It Never Entered My Mind" by Andrea Marcovicci
"Just the Lasagna (Semi-Bossa Nova)" by Carmine & the Cal-Zones
"Long Trip Out" by Spotted Dick
"Motion by the Ocean" by The Boards
"People Are Strange (When You're a Stranger)" by The Doors
"Pipeline" by The Chantays
"Quentin's Theme" (Theme Song from "Dark Shadows") performed by Charles Randolph Grean Sounde
Rembetissa by Roza Eskenazi
"Repossess Man" by Droolin’ Floyd Womack
"Skyful of Hearts" performed by Larry "Doc" Sportello
"Something Happened to Me Yesterday" by The Rolling Stones
"Something in the Air" by Thunderclap Newman
"Soul Gidget" by Meatball Flag
"Stranger in Love" performed by The Spaniels
"Sugar Sugar" by The Archies
"Super Market" by Fapardokly
"Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen
"Telstar" by The Tornados
"Tequila" by The Champs
Theme Song from "The Big Valley" performed by Beer
"There's No Business Like Show Business" by Ethel Merman
Vincebus Eruptum by Blue Cheer
"Volare" by Domenico Modugno
"Wabash Cannonball" by Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseans
"Wipeout" by The Surfaris
"Wouldn't It Be Nice" by The Beach Boys
"Yummy Yummy Yummy" performed by Ohio Express







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