I have had it up to here waiting for the Beatles catalogue to be remastered

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What's the hold up? Does anybody have any information?

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:07 (sixteen years ago) link

up to where?

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:11 (sixteen years ago) link

I still listen to old LPs. Are the currently in print CD versions that horrible (and, if so, why not just buy them on vinyl)?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:12 (sixteen years ago) link

it's paul's fault. bless him.

but yeah you're right it takes the fckng p-ss doesn't it?

latest word is that magical mystery tour is coming out on dvd with all sorts of extra stuff. as if the actual movie isn't like 1 big 'extra' already.


piscesboy, Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:13 (sixteen years ago) link

"it's paul's fault"

What isn't, really?

OK, why is it Paul's fault?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 22:18 (sixteen years ago) link

well i mean it must be paul/ EMI's dithering and arsing around that's to blame, the other fabs are either
a) dead or b) couldnt *really* care less.

maybe it's a question of who's up to the job, george martin sure as heck isn't. god don't let them get ELO=guy in again.

meanwhile, this ere beatles 10-dvd anthology unofficial bootleg edition can be yours for $150 :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Original-BEATLES-Anthology-Directors-Cut-Real-10-DVDs_W0QQitemZ6430061859QQcategoryZ617QQssPageNameZWD2VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

must say i'm tempted

piscesboy, Wednesday, 7 September 2005 23:00 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, there was that first-five-American-Beatles-albums-before-the-band-demanded-UK-US-consistency-in-the-tracklistings box set which was some sort of start...although the purist in me rather just have proper remasters/issues of the original British albums/track listings w/ the surrounding singles as bonus tracks.

That said, Macca, Ono, the Harrison family, and Da Ringosta can take their time settling this. I plan to finally digitize and sell off the CDs while I can get 'em for at least $4+ each back.

donut Get Behind Me Carbon Dioxide (donut), Wednesday, 7 September 2005 23:15 (sixteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
Looks like it's coming:

http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,70658-0.html?tw=rss.index

Brakhage (brakhage), Thursday, 13 April 2006 17:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Vague but sort of promising, I guess. The catalog does need CD remastering, badly, as the in-print CDs (except Let It Be Naked, and maybe that Yellow Submarine "songtrack" from a few years ago?) are all from that late-80s batch of early-generation CDs that gave CDs such a bad name. Mind you, I do think it's a wasted opportunity if they don't take the chance to delete Past Masters and Anthology, and just put all the singles and bonus stuff on second discs packed with the remasters...

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:10 (sixteen years ago) link

"I think it would be wrong to offer downloads of the old masters when I am making new masters," he said in a written statement submitted to the High Court in London earlier this month.

But it's not wrong to continue to sell them on cd?

Agree re Past Masters/Anthology but they're such cash cows that they're not going to do it.

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:26 (sixteen years ago) link

god remember the whole "anthology" phenomenon? those were awful.

amateurist0, Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:28 (sixteen years ago) link

I like the Past Masters CDs. Don't like the idea of Beatle albums being treated as mere collections of electronic data stuffed onto a compact disc. The problem, of course, is that CDs are too expensive. (Solution: buy old LPs.)

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:31 (sixteen years ago) link

I kind of like the anthologies sets, too, especially the first one.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:31 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, the anthologies are great. Second one for me, though.

everything, Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:34 (sixteen years ago) link

A good thing about the "anthologies" is they are a good depository for the alternate mixes/takes etc., which--let's be realistic here--most people really don't want to hear (or have piggy-backed onto pricey new editions).

Chairman Doinel (Charles McCain), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:42 (sixteen years ago) link

George isn't around to veto the inclusion of 'Carnival of Light' this time round.

Bob Six (bobbysix), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:45 (sixteen years ago) link

there is no reason to put the singles and alternate takes on the albums. if they just follow the capitol box model and do mono and stereo mixes of the albums (with better packaging of course) that will suffice.

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 13 April 2006 18:48 (sixteen years ago) link

I vote for Badmotorscooter.

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Thursday, 13 April 2006 19:36 (sixteen years ago) link

How in the hell...Am I wasted?

Ah yes, the Beatles. I say buy the albums.

QuantumNoise (Justin Farrar), Thursday, 13 April 2006 19:37 (sixteen years ago) link

The Past Masters comps on their own are fine - I think I'd rather listen to the first one than anything up to Revolver at least. If they are to re-issue the lot, The White Album is going to need a box set all to itself.

Lotta Continua (Damian), Thursday, 13 April 2006 20:09 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm sure Paul will get it out all again eventually so he can ramp the price up to another ridiculous extreme. And turn himself up in the remastering process.

It would be nice if they released the red and blue anthologies so that they were in modern slimline 2CD cases rather than the FUCKING MASSIVE and HORRIBLE ones that they are in now.

Raw Patrick (Raw Patrick), Thursday, 13 April 2006 21:53 (sixteen years ago) link

And in the case of the Red album, compiled on to a single, less overpriced, CD - the total running time of the 2CD set is just over 60mins. The asking price of £20-£30 is a piss take.

Michael Lambert (Michael Lambert), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:01 (sixteen years ago) link

which--let's be realistic here--most people really don't want to hear (or have piggy-backed onto pricey new editions)

Are the people not interested in paying for pricey new editions of things really the target market for remastered versions of CDs that are available in droves in used CD stores the world over?

Seriously, I don't see what's so much better (and less cash-cow-ish) about retaining Past Masters and Anthology. OK, so it's kind of cool to have all the singles in one place, but it also robs them of context AND presents a somewhat confusing picture for buyers, who can't figure out which album it is that has "I Want To Hold Your Hand" on it. The PM sets are also really oddly-balanced, anyway - not quite a greatest hits, not quite an odds-and-sods. The Anthologies are just plain obnoxious, especially the first one with all the talky-talky bits.

I guess I'm just coming from a perspective where, if they just remaster the CDs I'll take a pass because I have the LPs already. But if they sweeten the deal I just might think it over, at least for a couple, assuming they went ahead and added more outtake/live stuff. Granted, they would still be kind of weirdly-sequenced albums with one or two singles at the front followed by a bunch of obscurities.... okay, maybe keep Past Masters after all. But I REALLY think it makes more sense to get the unreleased and live material wedded on to the appropriate albums - if nothing else, it means getting MORE of it, right?

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:13 (sixteen years ago) link

"turn himself up in the remastering process"

What is an example where he has ever done this?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Firstly, as any fule kno, Beatles CDs are not very common 2nd hand, except for the Anthologies and the BBC thing.

Secondly, Paul has little need to turn himself up anyway. He took a lot of care, recording his bass lines on a single track and spent ages getting the sound right. Why not? It's his friggin songs for fuxake!

everything, Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:24 (sixteen years ago) link

wow I had no idea the Anthologies were so hated. I only have the 2nd and 3rd ones and think they're fantastic - where else would I hear this stuff? Surely its the highest quality source for "What's the New Mary Jane" or "You Know My Name Look Up the Number" and a host of other rarities.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:27 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't understand it either. Maybe it's just too much Beatles for some people? I've only got a couple of tiny quibbles with them and it's usually just those times when it gets a bit self-indulgent, like those different version of the Fool On The Hill. Paul is obviously so proud of them but I just can't take it.

everything, Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:31 (sixteen years ago) link

ppl just like to complain about the beatles, i guess.

anthology 2 is the best, what with the stoned cracking-up version of and your bird can sing and the gorgeous demos of strawberry fields. 3 is good for the white album stuff, and 1 is probably the only time any americans (me included) will ever hear any morecambe and wise.

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:38 (sixteen years ago) link

"as any fule kno, Beatles CDs are not very common 2nd hand, except for the Anthologies and the BBC thing."

Well, they are getting slightly more plentiful. In fact, I got most of my collection used. But, then again, I've been lucky. The worst thing about used Beatle cds is that stores priced higher than average (i.e. in the US 10-12 dollars vs. 7-9). Shopping around helps, and the prices have leveled off (and no doubt will continue)

I will concur regarding the Anthologies and the BBC, but--to cite my earlier post--alot of the people who bought them probably realized that they didn't listen to them as much as the regular LPs.

Chairman Doinel (Charles McCain), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:40 (sixteen years ago) link

The live stuff at the end of disc 1 and the beginning of disc 2 of Anthology 1 is really cool.

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:41 (sixteen years ago) link

it's paul's fault. bless him.

Neil Aspinall is probably the one to blame.

Anyway, seems like some good news is finally coming up.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 13 April 2006 22:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Man, I'm not hating on any of the contents of the Anthologies (aside from, again, the talky stuff on Anth1) - I LOVE the music on those discs, the glimpses into the recording studio, etc. And when I was 16 me and my Beatle buddy developed a substantial secret language out of the miscellaneous bits of studio chatter. "Sugar plum fairy, sugar plum fairy..."

Doctor Casino (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 April 2006 23:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Vague but sort of promising, I guess. The catalog does need CD remastering, badly, as the in-print CDs (except Let It Be Naked, and maybe that Yellow Submarine "songtrack" from a few years ago?) are all from that late-80s batch of early-generation CDs that gave CDs such a bad name.

While I agree that they need remastering, I don't neccessarily agree with your version of what they sounded like. The first four, sure, but the rest, particularly from "Sgt. Pepper" onwards, used state of the art remastering technology at the time, and sounded really impressive back then.

Only this is 20 years ago and a lot has happened since then.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 13 April 2006 23:08 (sixteen years ago) link

the Pepper cd sounds horrible against the vinyl version. The White Album stacks up ok but I got the 30th anniversary reissue not the original cd.

tremendoid (tremendoid), Thursday, 13 April 2006 23:25 (sixteen years ago) link

abby road still sounds really good. I'm sure a remastering will make it sound better but I listened to it yesterday carefully with headphones and was pretty blown away by how good it sounded.

I think the Anthologies are a pretty good distillation of the best stuff that makes up the two major bootleg series (ultra rare trax and, uh, whatever the other one is called; they have most of the same stuff on them). I could do w/out the talking on the first cd.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 14 April 2006 17:44 (sixteen years ago) link

The Beatles are really smart to make people wait for every new issue. Keeps the interest up. When they are finally remastered it'll probably be on the cover of Time.

Mark (MarkR), Friday, 14 April 2006 19:58 (sixteen years ago) link

I assumed it was just a question of having to sort out all manner of legalities before anything happened in the Beatle world.

Lotta Continua (Damian), Friday, 14 April 2006 20:34 (sixteen years ago) link

What was interesting about the Anthology releases/phenomenon is that a lot of kids who were first getting into the band around that time all bought the Anthologies as if they were Greatest Hits Collections. I often see volumes of the Anthologies in people's collection as the only Beatles representation. "Just the b-sides, demos, and alternative takes for you eh?" They were hoodwinked!

ryan_w, Friday, 14 April 2006 20:46 (sixteen years ago) link

coincidentally (or perhaps not), michael jackson is also giving up his ownership of the publishing rights to sony this week, I think, to deal with some of his debt.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 14 April 2006 20:52 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah i can imagine people getting suckered into the anthologies as some kind of definitive look at the beatles... that bluesy version of helter skelter is really wonderful. and the acoustic "across the universe".

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dave k, Friday, 14 April 2006 20:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm pretty sure The White Album will always sound best on vinyl.

billstevejim (billstevejim), Friday, 14 April 2006 21:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Are there any Beatle albums that don't?

Tim Ellison (Tim Ellison), Friday, 14 April 2006 21:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Okay, so in that case, why does there need to be such a rush to get them remastered?

billstevejim (billstevejim), Saturday, 15 April 2006 00:59 (sixteen years ago) link

I for one hear absolutely no difference.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Saturday, 15 April 2006 01:05 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...

i mean it does take the piss doesn't it?

pisces, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:18 (fourteen years ago) link

lo-lo-lo-looooots of piss, sir! :(

t**t, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:19 (fourteen years ago) link

I bought Help for £1 in a charity shop the other week. It was cheap because the cover was ripped (and taped up again) and the vinyl's a bit crackly, but it's not scratched at all. Even with the crackles it sounds great - a lot better than the CD versions, The Night Before especially gaining an awful lot of character and energy. I too am amazed there's no proper CD remaster, I guess because people are still buying the current shonky versions.

The Wayward Johnny B, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 17:54 (fourteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...

This footage
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=compleat+beatles
of 'The Compleat Beatles' (snappy 1984 cheaply-made proto-ANTHOLOGY movie, shot on film and narrated by Malcolm Mcdowell) is
making me anticipate this happening all the more.

pisces, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:02 (fourteen years ago) link

It will happen before or since, but apparently at still takes time.

I expected they'd at least do "Sgt. Pepper" in June this year to coincide with its 40th anniversary, but they did't.

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:06 (fourteen years ago) link

But at least, with the current trend for remasters, the ultimate edition will be better. I hope they will do like The Bee Gees and Monkees remasters, and put out 2CDs with the stereo version + bonus tracks in stereo on one and the mono version + bonus tracks in mono on the other one.

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 5 September 2007 13:07 (fourteen years ago) link

Thought this doc was amazing!

treat the gelignite tenderly for me (Sund4r), Monday, 10 January 2022 02:49 (five months ago) link

why has there been no outrage at the audio of “Dehra Dun” being flown in at the start of the reminiscences of India segment? It was even treated to sound as if it came from the Get Back recordings.
(I’m joking. Kind of.)

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 10 January 2022 11:22 (five months ago) link

uh I should have mentioned it was flown in from one of the 90s interviews in Anthology for that to make sense

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 10 January 2022 11:29 (five months ago) link

I can't remember the version that was played in the doc but it definitely dates from the India trip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL0W1Y6ZDME

in twelve parts (lamonti), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 06:09 (five months ago) link

Oh for sure (and that's an outfake over Harrison's home demo) but the version with McCartney improvising an accompaniment is from the Anthology interviews at Friar Park - I dunno why there's so much echo on this clip, it must be to avoid copyright detection:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxXuvN8L5AI

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 06:55 (five months ago) link

oh - the timecode link got snipped off, go to 7:00 to see it

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 07:00 (five months ago) link

Timecode always gets snipped here.

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 13:10 (five months ago) link

what do you mean that's an outfake?

in twelve parts (lamonti), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 07:51 (five months ago) link

I think it means someone else has added extra instrumentation over the top of the original demo but I listened to the officially released demo on the deluxe ATMP and it sounded similar to me so idk

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 08:20 (five months ago) link

I'd heard another outfake and didn't know there was one on the ATMP, so that's my bad. Beatles outfakes are rife tho.

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 10:36 (five months ago) link

*the deluxe ATMP

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 10:37 (five months ago) link

Beatles outfakes are rife tho

Including on official releases, you could argue, but I'll always love this, regardless:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFDyXBU2fq8

Alba, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 10:40 (five months ago) link

equizolls
2 weeks ago
the lyrics of Maxwell's Silver Hammer are about the forensic and autopsy of paul mccartney, and Maxwell is the name of the doctor couldnt save mccartney after the accident> Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine Maxwell stands alone
Painting testimonial pictures,
Rose and Valerie, screaming from the gallery

Say he must go free (Maxwell must go free)
The judge does not agree, and he tells them so

mirostones, Sunday, 16 January 2022 01:02 (five months ago) link

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i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 26 January 2022 20:56 (five months ago) link

Good piece on "Get Back":

https://ianleslie.substack.com/p/the-banality-of-genius-notes-on-peter

o. nate, Friday, 28 January 2022 04:26 (five months ago) link

that was great

lukas, Friday, 28 January 2022 06:10 (five months ago) link

Amazing article. Links to another one

https://theymaybeparted.com/2013/08/14/jan-7-on-their-own-at-the-holiday-camp/

Paul (talking over George): See nowadays, you’ve grown up and you don’t have to do that anymore. You don’t have to put the pancake on and go out in front and sweat and shake our heads because we’re not that anymore. We’ve grown up a bit.

George: And we’ve done that anyway.

Paul:What I mean is, we did it, the but it doesn’t mean to do it again means to do all that. For him (John) to do it, he has to do a thing in a black bag with Yoko. And you’re doing it.

Several voices correct Paul.

“White bag,” he says.

What's the bag here? Heroin?

a (waterface), Friday, 28 January 2022 13:46 (five months ago) link

chocolate cake, iirc

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Friday, 28 January 2022 13:56 (five months ago) link

wait really?

a (waterface), Friday, 28 January 2022 14:35 (five months ago) link

ah ok, so the Ballad of John and Yoko

a (waterface), Friday, 28 January 2022 14:36 (five months ago) link

Bagism?

J. Sam, Friday, 28 January 2022 14:56 (five months ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagism

J. Sam, Friday, 28 January 2022 14:57 (five months ago) link

woah never heard of that. wild.

a (waterface), Friday, 28 January 2022 15:02 (five months ago) link

They moved only twice in 45 minutes, hunkering further down. This was a strong challenge to the audience.


nice understatement there from the editors

Tracer Hand, Friday, 28 January 2022 15:08 (five months ago) link

this is beautiful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qfv7AewNVc

global tetrahedron, Friday, 28 January 2022 15:38 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

I do not think this was a good idea at all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZTIVgazJ6Y

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 30 April 2022 16:55 (two months ago) link

WT…?

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 April 2022 17:43 (two months ago) link

Surprisingly not as bad as “Free As A Bird”

birdistheword, Saturday, 30 April 2022 19:04 (two months ago) link

Surprisingly not as bad as “Free As A Bird”

birdistheword, Saturday, 30 April 2022 19:04 (two months ago) link

Sorry for the double post, have no idea why my phone did that

birdistheword, Saturday, 30 April 2022 19:05 (two months ago) link

Not as good as "Real Love."

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 April 2022 19:06 (two months ago) link

Don't be alarmed, they'll both be holograms soon.

Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 30 April 2022 19:11 (two months ago) link

the 1960s were actually over 400 "real-time" years ago. this will become later on

Karl Malone, Saturday, 30 April 2022 19:13 (two months ago) link

400 years…and it’s your bloody Yellow Submarine all over again

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 April 2022 19:41 (two months ago) link

xxp two down, two to go

thinkmanship (sleeve), Saturday, 30 April 2022 20:35 (two months ago) link

Let me know when he starts doing "The Girl Is Mine".

pplains, Saturday, 30 April 2022 21:06 (two months ago) link

Let me know when he starts doing "The Girl Is Mine".


Ahah that would be something

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 30 April 2022 21:32 (two months ago) link

Don't be alarmed, they'll *both* be holograms soon.


They could make a tour with Ringo and Paul + holograms of George and John

AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, 30 April 2022 21:34 (two months ago) link

Don’t see the harm in this one, frankly. They’re just playing along to IMAX footage, it doesn’t strike me as tacky as a hologram.

Chris L, Saturday, 30 April 2022 21:49 (two months ago) link

yeah this doesn't bother me, aside from how rough mccartney is sounding on the first show of this tour. Seeing him next week, will report back.

akm, Saturday, 30 April 2022 22:01 (two months ago) link

Better he should've invited Yoko along on tour to sit on his amp throughout

Hongro Hongro Hippies (Myonga Vön Bontee), Saturday, 30 April 2022 23:47 (two months ago) link

that would be something
― AlXTC from Paris, Saturday, April 30, 2022 5:32 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Meet ya in the falling rain, momma?

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 April 2022 23:54 (two months ago) link

I finished this last week and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I thought I'd reached 'the end' of the Beatles but this dragged me into a whole other layer of immersion - much in the same way this thread has. A great read and damn you lot know a lot about the Beatles.

There was a discussion about a Sylvia Townsend Warner novel on the books thread. It's a novel set in the 14th century and sort of meanders through the lives of a bunch of nuns in a monastery. Someone described the experience of reading as 'needing to check in with the nuns' and that's what Get Back became for me - like there was a separate reality running alongside my own and I could access it through this portal whenever I wanted or needed to. The banality became part of the point but, equally, sections of it were incredibly moving. And goddamn, pipe the euphoria of the rooftop gig straight into my veins.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 4 May 2022 18:15 (two months ago) link

Dude is 80 and his mate died 42 years ago and, like us, he probably spent all of Xmas watching Get Back, so I'm absolutely fine with this. You think he doesn't realise these are his sunset years, that this is his farewell jaunt? Let him do what he wants. Frog Chorus the fuck out of this shit. He's Paul McCartney, he was a Beatle, let him reside within his excellence.

politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Sunday, 8 May 2022 20:19 (one month ago) link

Insane to think this guy has been gigging for 65+ years.

bookmarkflaglink (Darin), Sunday, 8 May 2022 21:09 (one month ago) link

He gets away with it because he can legit look at the footage and say ‘Heh, that was all my idea’.

piscesx, Monday, 9 May 2022 02:21 (one month ago) link

Saw this happen live last week and it was great, really. Very well synched up, Paul stood with his back to the audience for most of that Lennon clip watching it, and it was only for the second half of the one song. I'm a pretty big Macca defender, I'll say again: he wouldn't be doing this stuff if it wasn't giving him some kind of spiritual lift and adding joy to his life. He doesn't need to tour, he doesn't need any money, he very clearly thoroughly loves what he's doing.

akm, Monday, 9 May 2022 20:47 (one month ago) link

Very true. Though that would be crazy af if he needed to tour. Like he blew all his money on the finest, rarest marijuana or something.

birdistheword, Monday, 9 May 2022 21:02 (one month ago) link

Picturing ne'er-do-well Paul hitting up Stella to float him on a loan--"Ringo said he'll 'ave me knees broken!"

There's a video of Dana Carvey's stand-up somewhere (pre-SNL) where he does a hilarious McCartney impression:

"Linda, I lost me wallet! It had a million dollars in it...I'd hate to back to the bank to get another million."

birdistheword, Monday, 9 May 2022 21:23 (one month ago) link


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