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Fred Treece


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Post  Posted 29 Jan 2019 9:56 pm    
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCjWa7ypZMc

No, this is not virtuoso guitar playing or singing and there’s no pedal steel, but it is brilliant in spirit and manages to maintain musicality. Creative genius of the song matched with performance genius of the band and the man. I am surprised heads didn’t explode from the raw energy. This is fun.
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 5:43 am    
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Wow! In the beginning it was tame, but then later it really exploded!
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Fred Treece


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Post  Posted 30 Jan 2019 1:09 pm    
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Joachim Kettner wrote:
Wow! In the beginning it was tame, but then later it really exploded!

I’ve had sooo many Day In The Life’s that follow that same pattern! Maybe that’s why I can relate to this version. It’s perfect, and it’s the best Beatles cover I’ve ever heard. I think even Paul realizes he has just witnessed/participated in a sublime event.
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 10:03 am    
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I thought you might like this, Fred. It's the backside of the Buffalo Springfield "Again" album. I think John and Paul are called out as the Nurk Twins. Don't know why.

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Mark Eaton


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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 10:20 am    
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That brings back memories of my friends and I in middle school trying to figure out the deal with John and Paul being referred to as the Nurk Twins on the back of the album.

Except the boys in the Springfield had it wrong - the word is "nerk." An English expression: "a foolish or insignificant person." It came from a 1950s BBC comedy called The Goon Show.

If only the internet had existed back then.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1078752/Meet-The-Nerk-Twins--John-Paul-called-gig-double-act--8211-drinkers-sleepy-Berkshire-pub.html
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 10:26 am    
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Worth reading. "John Lennon and Paul McCartney played their only gig as a double act, calling themselves The Nerk Twins – in front of an audience of just three people."

Those boys were always so brave.
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 31 Jan 2019 10:42 am    
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Now THAT was rock and roll
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Jack Stanton


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Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 5:09 pm    
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So did Neil Young replace Ben Keith a vibes player?
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Fred Treece


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Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 8:03 pm    
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Jack Stanton wrote:
So did Neil Young replace Ben Keith a vibes player?

This is from 2009, so Ben was still with us. I’m pretty sure that’s him at the keyboard, stage left/house right. You can see him briefly when Paul walks up to the mic during the bridge.
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 2 Feb 2019 8:31 pm    
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Sure was a spontaneous combustion of a performance.

The size of that Magnatone speaker was unbelievably huge.

A day in the life...

What would we think if we really knew what that song meant and what the group was about.
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Les Cargill


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Post  Posted 10 Feb 2019 9:25 am    
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Godfrey Arthur wrote:
Sure was a spontaneous combustion of a performance.

The size of that Magnatone speaker was unbelievably huge.

A day in the life...

What would we think if we really knew what that song meant and what the group was about.



The website "Thrashers Wheat" has pretty detailed descriptions of Neils setup over the years. There's, uh, no replacement for displacement, apparently....

http://thrasherswheat.org/friends/amps.htm
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 10 Feb 2019 1:58 pm    
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Les Cargill wrote:
Godfrey Arthur wrote:
The size of that Magnatone speaker was unbelievably huge.

The website "Thrashers Wheat" has pretty detailed descriptions of Neils setup over the years. There's, uh, no replacement for displacement, apparently....

http://thrasherswheat.org/friends/amps.htm


Thanks for the link Les.

It appears that Neil has kept his gear likes the same as his old buddies CSN.

I did production for CSN 4 years back and the old amps were all over the place.

Although this appears to be a newer Magnatone, Nash has that Magnatone like.

Graham Nash's stage amp 2015

Stills otoh, has some great raggedy gear, below.

Stills' amps, old tweeds; a Twin-amp, (rear) Vibrolux and Bassman sit in a cubby hole that has a roof on it by show time spaced as you see them in the photo. He also has a rack behind these amps that connect to his pedal board.

How many people has this amp seen?


When ole' Neil played as CSN&Y wonder what that must've been like for dueling solos?

Both Stills and Young have that take-no-prisoners swat attack blitzkrieg tone. Smile


That must be a mother to move and bet ya it has a flight case!

The Baldwin Exterminator has the 2x15's 2x12's 2x8's.



Neil's rig circa who knows..
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 11 Feb 2019 10:01 am    
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Btw thank you Godfrey for posting these pictures! Here's an ad for Sunn amps in an old Hit Parader.

Must be Dewey Martins bass drum case.
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 12 Feb 2019 12:01 pm    
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Joachim Kettner wrote:
Btw thank you Godfrey for posting these pictures! Here's an ad for Sunn amps in an old Hit Parader.

Must be Dewey Martins bass drum case.


Godspeed Dewey!

Joachim I love those old gear ads. Really brings the feel of those days when these instruments were important parts of music.

Today, although there is much to be thankful for in modern technology, things change too fast to get that kind of nostalgia going.

I don't see any future pining for old versions of Windows and the sounds we got out of laptops running on that. Laughing

Since these same group of musos were involved in more than one group that helped shape music, The Byrds, The Hollies, Buffalo Springfield, you can't deny the feeling one gets when you see them walk on stage, for those that understand this and more so for those who grew up with them.

And to see them using the same gear they used back in the 60's is priceless.

Steel guys might like Crosby's choice of amps.



Although this thread includes a Beatle, Neil wrote some great songs.
Heart Of Gold
Rockin In The Free World
Old Man
Down By The River
My My Hey Hey
Ohio



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Fred Treece


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Post  Posted 12 Feb 2019 7:29 pm    
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Great photos, Godfrey. You have an awesome job!

Don’t get me started on Neil Young. My older brothers played the crap out of Buffalo Springfield, and Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing was probably my favorite song when I was 11. Yeah, I know Richie sang it. But it’s a Neil tune, and I still think it’s great. I loved Broken Arrow too. I didn’t know what hell either song was about at the time, but that didn’t matter.
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Mike Bacciarini


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Post  Posted 8 Mar 2019 4:39 pm    
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Judging by my avatar, you can probably guess my feelings about all of this....
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