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    For those of you who don't like "Revolution 9", try playing it simultaneously with something you do like. I think this will provide you with something to enjoy in the sound.

    By the way, for those who do like "Revolution 9," if you play it simultaneously with something else you like, you'll find double pleasure in the sound. And I think John Lennon would appreciate that.

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    Its Ok but other did this type of thing better

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    Quote Originally Posted by SONNET CLV View Post
    For those of you who don't like "Revolution 9", try playing it simultaneously with something you do like.
    Or, as some suggest, smear it with Vaseline petroleum jelly and play it backwards. That should tell the story. Best to use an LP, since your CD player may never recover.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerExcellent View Post
    Its Ok but other did this type of thing better
    Who ?
    "I left TC for a hiatus, but since no-one noticed my absence, I came back again."

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerExcellent View Post
    Its Ok but other did this type of thing better

    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    Who ?


    Nurse With Wound, perhaps?

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    I don't think I've ever sat down and listened to it. Is it on the White album?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SONNET CLV View Post
    Nurse With Wound, perhaps?
    Zappa Lumpy Gravy and predates Rev#9 May 13, 1968


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Or, as some suggest, smear it with Vaseline petroleum jelly and play it backwards. That should tell the story. Best to use an LP, since your CD player may never recover.
    well here it is backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Gunston View Post
    well here it is backwards
    At about the three-minute mark, six-minute mark, and 6 1/2 minute mark, there is an excerpt from Schumann’s Symphonic Studies/Etudes. Quite clever. There is also the singing of Happy Birthday before that, probably to Paul. Quite fascinating that just about everything but the kitchen sink was crammed into this fantastic collage. It would’ve taken days, perhaps even weeks, with help from others technically, to put something this complicated together using analog tapes. Lennon seemed to know exactly what he wanted and it was about as far from a commercially produced track as it could be, but as what I can only describe as pure art. And why not? The Beatles had more money than could be spent in a lifetime and they seemed more popular than God. They could do whatever they wanted and still have an audience. They were a global phenomenon and the first time I heard them play Love Me Do, I knew I was hearing something unique in spirit. But I wrote this because of the surprise of hearing the Schumann.


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    Ono & Harrison and possibly Martin were involved

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    Quote Originally Posted by SONNET CLV View Post
    Nurse With Wound, perhaps?
    Don't know it/them. Looking up the band, they (he?) came well after The Beatles. I assumed the idea that someone did this better than The Beatles would have been referring to prior or contemporary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Gunston View Post
    Zappa Lumpy Gravy and predates Rev#9 May 13, 1968
    Decent call. I don't know that it's 'better'. Was there any crossover at the time? I suspect not, as they were recording the pieces at broadly similar times, it's unlikely that either knew about what the other was doing, though it's just conceivable that the 1967-release of Lumpy Gravy made it across the Atlantic while Ono and Lennon's were experimenting. It's not like the way The Beatles and The Beach Boys fed off each other earlier in the decade.
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    For people who came before, there's Pierre Schaeffer of course, also some Pauline Oliveros and Bernard Parmegiani. My favorite for strange experimental musique concrète type stuff is the group :zoviet*france: and NWW is up there as well, though I haven't gotten into them as much.
    Last edited by Fredx2098; Aug-16-2018 at 22:48.

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