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21 minutes ago, Nail Soup said:

I've always liked Taxman musically but I always feel conflicted because I don't like the lyrics.

So It's good that SRV has made a version which removes the conflict 😉!

 

I thought at that time Taxman was the Beatles best lyrically. Sums up the tax system of the time perfectly. How would millionairs today like to pay 95% tax?

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54 minutes ago, Nail Soup said:

I've always liked Taxman musically but I always feel conflicted because I don't like the lyrics.

So It's good that SRV has made a version which removes the conflict 😉!

 

 

29 minutes ago, mikel said:

I thought at that time Taxman was the Beatles best lyrically. Sums up the tax system of the time perfectly. How would millionairs today like to pay 95% tax?

I too thought the lyrics were good, a heartfelt blast at a ridiculously high tax rate, not sure what the conflict was, apart from an awful version of the song I think SRV just took out the "Taxman Mr Heath Taxman Mr Wilson" bit, politically neutral, though very dated which is probably why he left them out

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On 07/01/2021 at 20:59, Tjhooker said:

Awesome cover and check out the credits....!?

 

My favourite...And from a great album..!! I think Marcus was 18/19 on this?

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EDIT: Sorry, the below was posted earlier.

:hi:

Herb Albert's wife, Lanni Hall is the Brunette singer. And great she is.

 

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On 10/01/2021 at 19:18, lowdown said:

 

EDIT: Sorry, the below was posted earlier.

:hi:

Herb Albert's wife, Lanni Hall is the Brunette singer. And great she is.

 

pedant hat on.    a taste of honey isnt a Beatles cover and its Herb Alpert .

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9 hours ago, nikon F said:

pedant hat on.    a taste of honey isnt a Beatles cover and its Herb Alpert .

 

Yes, my (big) mistake. The Beatles version is a cover as well. Herb Albert covered the tune a couple of years after them. 

For some strange (getting old) reason, I thought I had posted a link to 'All My Loving'...(which looks like Lanni Hall on the album cover).

That's why I was pointing out that Lanni Hall, one of the singers on 'The Fool on the Hill' cover version, was Herb Albert's wife.

:facepalm:

 

Start Again.

:D

 

 

 

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On 07/01/2021 at 14:45, Ricky Rioli said:

I saw F-A-N-N-Y at Brunel University around the very early 70’s. It was a great gig. They didn’t rock, they grooved, which was the way I was trying to develop my playing at the time. Thanks for reminding me.

 

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Great thread! I've got lots to listen to here.

I Am The Walrus - Spooky Tooth. The heaviest thing this 8 year old had ever heard.

Got To Get You Into My Life - Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers. A pretty straight cover, and not as well produced, but given a far more authentic grind than the polite original could manage.

Every Little Thing - Yes. Already mentioned but this really deserves to be heard.  Hungry young band, joyful, no rules, no pretension. Vicious.

 

Day Tripper/If I Needed Someone/I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Type O Negative.  This is likely to divide opinion (!) but I love it. I Want You could have been written for them.

 

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5 minutes ago, Cosmo Valdemar said:

Got To Get You Into My Life - Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers. A pretty straight cover, and not as well produced, but given a far more authentic grind than the polite original could manage.

Interesting that it was produced by Paul McCartney, and recorded very very shortly after the Beatles version.

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7 minutes ago, Cosmo Valdemar said:

I didn't know that! 

I got that from Wikipedia: "Bennett got the opportunity to hear the Paul McCartney song "Got to Get You into My Life", which was used on the Revolver album but was never released as a single. Bennett recorded it, with his own composition "Baby Each Day" appearing on the B-side. McCartney produced the session. The record reached No. 6 on the British charts, becoming Bennett's biggest ever hit."

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1 hour ago, Ricky Rioli said:

I got that from Wikipedia: "Bennett got the opportunity to hear the Paul McCartney song "Got to Get You into My Life", which was used on the Revolver album but was never released as a single. Bennett recorded it, with his own composition "Baby Each Day" appearing on the B-side. McCartney produced the session. The record reached No. 6 on the British charts, becoming Bennett's biggest ever hit."

I bought this. Cliff Bennett had one of the great soul bands playing the pubs and clubs at that time, along with Jimmy James, Geno Washington, Herbie Goins and Zoot Money. Happy days.

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Listen to the phrasing on this. And the organ solo is sublime. 

 

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42 minutes ago, KevB said:

Deep Purple without Gillan

Gillan without Deep Purple

 

another one who cheats on the high bit in Help

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My PC is particularly slow this evening so when I clicked on the thread there were blank posts...methinks "ah, somebody has cleverly posted the cover of the White Album".

Outsmarted myself when the YT videos came on...

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6 minutes ago, PaulWarning said:

another one who cheats on the high bit in Help

Cant bring myself to listen to it again, but I think I recall Siouxsie Sioux having to resort to yelping a long way short of Helter Skelters top note?

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