So here we go ...
100% Vinyl M = Mono
So this is the story. For years I've wanted to do a mix with songs that are the names of girls or about girls. There are so many. But I just never got
around to doing it. The past several months I went through a bunch of albums that someone was interested in buying so I had to focus my ripping
on the albums on the list, cuz once they are gone, alls I have is the rips. So that kinda limited my list, but I found a work around and the title song,
My Little Red Book by Love gave me the beginning and the excuse to go where I did and tell a little story and Fortune Teller by the Stones gave me
the ending. Tull was the reflection / regroup transition. These are basically all some favorite songs from my early teens that I grew up with on AM
radio and bought the albums along the way. Turning Japanese is an exception and also a retread from an earlier mix. It just seemed to fit and was
a transition towards the ending and what can happen to you on the way through the kinda journey this music takes you on.
But we start with the breakup and the plan to work our way through the list in the Little Red Book. First the wonton rambling and pandering which goes
to a more deliberate stage and then the hand on the shoulder you feel before you bounce off the sidewalk and end up in the can for taking things a tad
too far. Then the happy ending. This version of Fortune Teller is the one I heard first and immediately just fell in love with the story and the totally different
sound and beat as opposed to what else was going on at the time, April 1966. I was 13, the end of my freshman year of HS headed to the beach in the OC
for the summer which was a short walk from the house. They all have a meaning and somehow assembled itself unconsciously because I just know these
songs inside out or so I thought. Alabama Song by the Doors is a misheard lyric song which I finally figured out while cleaning things up taking out clicks and stuff
and putting this together. I always wondered what the title had to do with song. At the beginning of the chorus break I always thought it was "oh moon or move or something
above the bar" It never made any sense and I never really looked for the printed lyrics. Never a really popular song off an album with so many other more important stuff on it.
I finally discovered that the words are actually "oh moon of Alabama". Took me 51 years to figure this out. Suzie Q was another love at first listen and on prolly the 3rd album I ever
bought. It also was the song that sent me into looking for the long versions of songs and leaving 45's behind because I thought I was getting ripped off. It is in fake stereo which
I went and made a flipped copy of the original stereo rip and combined the two opposite images into one true 2 channel mono version. Did the same with Lady Madonna
and Fortune Teller which was mono to begin with and just made it sound more balanced.
The Two Fleetwood Mac songs were really from two different Fleetwood Mac bands, and did segue thematically by pure luck. The Zep was kinda necessary and too
hard to pick, but WTF, why not. Evil Woman is just one of those songs, a real long song that said hello by one of my favorite bands Spooky Tooth which was
one of the children of Procol Harum. College dorm / apartment nights. There is a ton of songs about Mary's and I have a lot of them because or not my first
wife's name was Mary. I left a bunch behind and picked these two. Along Comes Mary fit the theme and is actually a pretty edgy song by a band not know for being edgy.
Stop! Stop! Stop! is the same type of song by another band not know for being edgy. I Saw Her Again Last Night is also a trippy edgy song with the doot doot doot stuff going
on in a really intense way. Strangely it had the highest fidelity in bandwidth of all the tracks which basically had nothing going on above 9 khz. This song had a signal that
still hit 23 khz from vinyl after the tape hiss was gone. The Beatles have hit 19 khz a lot of stuff but this one goes beyond. CD's don't go above 20 KHZ. A song recorded with
a 10 khz AM signal in mind. Lady Madonna was pretty simple maxing out around 8 khz ending this trip into the weeds. Lady Madonna was also going to be the opening track
for the original mix that never got made.
I guess the other songs speak for themselves. I spared everyone Layla and did Little Wing instead.
Hope y'all liked it. It's what I'm going to be doing from now on until I drop dead. Its a treat to get to share some of this.
I've got a lot to work with that I haven't yet gotten to.
Here is a peak at the scene of the crime and just a part of what I'm working through. There are more records in two other rooms.
I love my wife.
The box on the table in the middle of the pile is my record cleaning machine which makes it all possible at this level. The shelves
in the back along the wall are what's left of my Peach's Records crates turned sideways and nailed together.
Pardon the long ramble but this is my story and I'm sticking to it.
obtw, the Stones in Mono box is all Steely D's fault. He had to go and show it in the what are you listening to now thread.
those are the two Petty boxes behind it.