You know what I never knew existed until a few months ago?
This is some sophisticated schlock (from 1979).
― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:06 (eight months ago) link
(That's MJ on backing vocals, plus Richard Page, later of Mr. Mister!)
"Say Say Say" has a super-sleek production -- I thought for years Q had produced it.
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 May 2020 01:44 (eight months ago) link
Imagine the perfunctory John Lennon/Stevie Wonder collaborations there would have been had John lived.
― Guayaquil (eephus!),
Lennon was producing Harry Nilsson's latest album, Pussy Cats, when Paul and Linda McCartney dropped in after the first night of the sessions, aka "the Jim Keltner Fan Club Hour", at Burbank Studios on 28 March 1974. They were joined by Stevie Wonder, Harry Nilsson, Jesse Ed Davis, May Pang, Bobby Keys and producer Ed Freeman for an impromptu jam session.
Lennon was in his "lost weekend", separated from Yoko Ono and living in Los Angeles with Pang. Although he and McCartney hadn't seen each other in three years and had lashed out at each other in the press, according to Pang they resumed their friendship as if nothing had happened. The jam session proved not very productive musically. Lennon sounds to be on cocaine and is heard offering Wonder a snort on the first track, and on the fifth, asks someone to give him a snort. This is also the origin of the album title, where John Lennon clearly asks: "You wanna snort, Steve? A toot? It's goin' round". In addition, Lennon seems to be having trouble with his microphone and headphones.
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 May 2020 01:45 (eight months ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.
― System, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:01 (eight months ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Monday, 25 May 2020 00:01 (seven months ago) link