Thu Nov 15, 2012, 06:36 AM
MiddleFingerMom (25,163 posts)
When we had our all-original band, the rhythm guitarist and I used to get together to work...
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... on acoustic versions of what the entire band would eventually play as electric music.
These sessions would always start with us getting pleasantly stoned (we would record
EVERYTHING to make up for our short-term memory handicaps).
Half the time, he would be listening to music in his room when I arrived and here's how the
first hour or two of THOSE sessions would ALWAYS progress:
1. Get some soon-to-be-much-needed drinks -- depending on the season, either hot green or
herbal tea or ice-cold lemonade or sodas or iced tea.
2. Smoke a bowl or three of fairly impressive pot. Laugh a lot. Not notice that our conversation
was tapering off to absolute silence.
3. Get lost in wonderful introspection and/or enjoyment brought about by the mellow music
that had been pretty much background noise, but was now all-encompassing.
4. My returning to being in the moment after about an hour or so (it was always me) and asking
who the hell was making such incredible music.
5. It was ALWAYS Dead Can Dance. I never ever recognized or remembered their music later.
But it was aways them.
6. We would go on to have an enjoyable and productive session -- figuring out paces and rhythms
and lyrics and arrangements for new material to be presented to the full band at our next
That's basically what I think this YouTube video is -- John and Paul and George getting together
at George's house for a pretty rough first draft (probably more likely second or third draft)
of what would mostly be songs in The White Album.
I love this kind of early first draft demo type of stuff -- partly because I remember how much
fun and rewarding that part of the creative process could be.
1:12 Cry Baby Cry
2:42 Child of Nature
5:25 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
8:15 I'm So Tired
11:24 Yer Blues
15:00 Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
18:00 What's the New Mary Jane
24:49 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
29:47 Sour Milk Sea
33:22 Not Guilty
45:02 Rocky Raccoon
47:49 Back in the U.S.S.R
50:50 Honey Pie
52:54 Mother Nature's Son
55:09 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
1:00:46 Dear Prudence
1:05:27 Sexy Sadie
1:07:52 Spiritual Regeneration
1:10:22 Spiritual Christmas.
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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:58 AM
HopeHoops (47,675 posts)
4. We did similar things, but ended up programming an Apple II instead of music.
It usually descended into some really sick machine language, messing around with plotting polar equations, or making self-modifying code (a no-no now).