Not only did I enjoy reading it, Julie did too, and then she slapped
me on the back and said...
"Now why can't you write like that, Brucie baby?"
(and slowly walked out of the room)
I guess it's the basement for me again, tonight!
Anyhow, to tell you the truth, when I first heard the "Sgt. Pepper's" album (June 1967), I hated it.
I was always a big fan of The "Early" Beatles...and like you,
loved the LP: "Rubber Soul" !!!
But day by day + week by week + month by month, the "Sgt. Peppers" album just
grew on me...and I couldn't STOP playing it!
The LP cover was extremely unique too,
with its "gatefold" appearance...PLUS having the song lyrics on the back.
If there is one problem with the "Sgt. Pepper's" cover, it is this:
=> Leonard Cohen is missing !!!
Trouble is, his LP: "The Songs of Leonard Cohen" just got released (also in 1967)....
and Lenny didn't gain much publicity until a year later.
<> SGT. PEPPER'S: 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION
The Remastered + Remixed version sounds twice as good as the original
album, thanks to Giles Martin (son of producer George Martin) and "2017"
technology. A far cry from the recording equipment they had back in 1967.
Thanks again, Suzy-q....
=> and this is for you:
: I wrote my blog about the album a couple of weeks ago...and God knows, I can't get
: enough readers so here it is..
: --Previous Message--
: In the words of Paul McCartney:
: Having given up touring after Candlestick Park, we (The Beatles) decided
: we would try to make our next record something special.
: As I was flying back from a visit to America, Mal Evans, our big friendly
: bear of a roadie and I were having an "In Flight" meal.
: He asked me to pass the salt & pepper, and I mis-heard it as "Sergeant
: He kept asking for the salt & pepper, and I kept saying "That's it! It's
: what I've been looking for. Yah!" (only 1 yah not 3)
: He then screamed at me:
: "PAUL, WOULD YOU PLEASE PASS ME THE BLEADY SALT AND PEPPER SO I COULD
: I sheepishly smiled as I passed my dear friend the salt & pepper. But all
: this set off a train of thought that ended up in me writing a song for a
: fictitious band who would be called: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
: Of course, this band would be the alter-egos of The Beatles.
: When I got back, I suggested this idea to the other guys. This would free
: us from our normal "Beatles" thinking and allow us to be more adventurous
: in our approach to our next recording.
: John Lennon + George Harrison + Ringo Starr = all agreed.
: I did a couple of sketches of how the band might look, and as we made
: the album, we experienced a sense of freedom that was quite liberating.
: It's crazy to think that 50 years later, we are looking back on this
: "Sgt Pepper's" project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement
: at how four guys, a great producer (George Martin), and his engineers,
: could make what turned out to be such a lasting piece of art.
: - Paul McCartney, 2017
: SHE'S LEAVING HOME
: In a fit of what seemed to be adolescent pique, a girl by the name of
: Melanie Coe, aged 17, ran away from home in 1967.
: It was her story of sneaking out of her parents' comfortable North
: London home, that inspired Paul McCartney (mostly) + John Lennon to
: write one of their most beautiful ballads of all time:
: (we gave her most of our lives)
: IS LEAVING....
: (sacrificed most of our lives)
: (we gave her everything money could buy)
: >>> (note: Melanie Cole ran off to meet some guy who sold used cars)
: "Friday morning at nine o'clock, she is far away,
: Waiting to keep the appointment she made,
: Meeting a man from the motor trade."
: (what did we do that was wrong?)
: IS HAVING....
: (we didn't know it was wrong)
: (fun is the one thing that money can't buy)
: => SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND Brucester
: ps: A lot of KINGSTON TRIO fans are also fans of THE BEATLES,
: including Ken Laing + Bob Shane, so I thought it OK to post this.
: Yah! Yah! Yah!