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(Slate)   "Side 1x100," a recording of 100 copies of the Bealtes' White Album played simultaneously is a haunting, bizarre, incoherent mess--and still way, way better than any of Yoko Ono's solo work   (slate.com) divider line 47
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2013-11-21 09:28:46 PM  
Not a big Beatles fan since they sounded cheesy by the time I had ever heard of them in the 80's, but this is the kind of thing I can dig on.
 
2013-11-21 09:51:25 PM  
Bealtes? Wasn't that Ally McBeal's cover band of the Beatles?
 
2013-11-21 10:08:24 PM  
Couldn't you accomplish the same thing with one copy and a delay pedal?
 
2013-11-21 10:13:12 PM  
I would agree with Sir George Martin that The White Album would have been better off a single record then a double sided. There are some outright stinkers there and full self indulgence from Paul, George and John ( Martha My dear, Piggies and Revolution number 9 would have better off on the respected Beatle solo record ) And Yoko's claws were starting to dig into John. She may have not been the sole factor of the break up but she was one of main reasons why they could not function as a band. And she knew it.

Still all and all The White Album may not be my fave Beatle Record, ( It goes back and forth between Rubber Soul and Revolver. And there is always the Singles ) it does have some god-tier Beatle songs on it.
 
2013-11-21 10:24:52 PM  
Yuck. I don't even like one of their albums... one of their albums played 100 times at once is just 100 times the suck.

I agree with Tesco Vee. Well, I guess his updated version now... (NSFW lyrics)
 
2013-11-21 10:26:03 PM  
very shoegaze-y.
 
2013-11-21 10:28:34 PM  

Iczer: Bealtes? Wasn't that Ally McBeal's cover band of the Beatles?


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Nah, it was the name Charles Manson used for his cover of Helter Skelter (album cover pictured)...
 
2013-11-21 10:34:56 PM  
If there were being played truly simultaneously, wouldn't it sound exactly the same?
 
2013-11-21 10:35:07 PM  

fusillade762: Couldn't you accomplish the same thing with one copy and a delay pedal?


Not unless you could set 100 delays that vary within the delays. In this example, the waveform stretches and shrinks very minutely at different places on each record.
 
2013-11-21 10:45:59 PM  

mongbiohazard: Yuck. I don't even like one of their albums... one of their albums played 100 times at once is just 100 times the suck.


www.bodylovewellness.com
 
2013-11-21 11:05:16 PM  
Gungfu: Yoko, do you have a retort to subby's statement?

Yokoe: Aiaieieeeeeieieieieieieooooouuuuhhaaaaaaauuueeiiiiiieeeeephrrrraaappp.
 
2013-11-21 11:05:41 PM  

Mad_Radhu: If there were being played truly simultaneously, wouldn't it sound exactly the same?


It's 100 different vinyl records. They all age differently.
 
2013-11-21 11:13:12 PM  

GungFu: Gungfu: Yoko, do you have a retort to subby's statement?

Yokoe: Aiaieieeeeeieieieieieieooooouuuuhhaaaaaaauuueeiiiiiieeeeephrrrraaappp.


Chuck Berry just rolled over in his grave.
 
2013-11-21 11:13:55 PM  

jaylectricity: Mad_Radhu: If there were being played truly simultaneously, wouldn't it sound exactly the same?

It's 100 different vinyl records. They all age differently.


And some may have skips that shorten the playing time.  Others may be warped which creates a flanging effect.

Love this.  Listed to much of it tonight.
 
2013-11-21 11:24:40 PM  
Kinda like the Flaming Lips' Zaireeka project, but times 25, and with a better album.
 
2013-11-21 11:41:07 PM  
Yoko Ono was hired by Brezhnev to ruin The Beatles as revenge for bringing down Soviet Union. Guess who hire Chapman?
 
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2013-11-21 11:50:46 PM  
How did she record this? It sounds like the set the mic down at the opposite end of a high school gymnasium from some generic PA speakers. The music should still have some bass and dynamic range unless all the records were totally shot.
 
2013-11-21 11:56:04 PM  

jaylectricity: fusillade762: Couldn't you accomplish the same thing with one copy and a delay pedal?

Not unless you could set 100 delays that vary within the delays. In this example, the waveform stretches and shrinks very minutely at different places on each record.


And some records skip. The guy was grabbing random copies of first pressings and a big percentage of first-pressings were sold to kids and stoners, neither of which were particularly adept at handling records.
 
2013-11-22 12:07:00 AM  
Sounds like that one section from "A Day in the Life"
 
2013-11-22 12:21:02 AM  
Starts off interesting
Then it's cool for a bit
Then it just sounds like static as the different copies get further out of sync
meh
But I think I heard it say, "Paul's dead!" at one point
weird
 
2013-11-22 12:22:04 AM  
Interesting stereo side effects. Thanks, subby. This is my cup of tea.
 
2013-11-22 12:23:31 AM  
Just in case you haven't done enough drugs. Most hallucinatory.
 
2013-11-22 12:44:29 AM  
The Yoko hate is so old and lazy. Death of Samantha is a very solid song, and she's got other good repertoire. You don't have to like her noise experiments, but you still should admit it's influence in the noise scene.
 
2013-11-22 12:51:04 AM  
Did yoko ever do chink porn? I just asking for my class, nothing more.
 
2013-11-22 12:52:22 AM  
Why yes, I am drunk, why do you ask?

/free pap smears for those on SMAP.
 
2013-11-22 12:54:55 AM  

mongbiohazard: Yuck. I don't even like one of their albums... one of their albums played 100 times at once is just 100 times the suck.

I agree with Tesco Vee. Well, I guess his updated version now... (NSFW lyrics)


Ahhh, yes. One day, I realized all my surviving punk rock vinyl was actually older than my mom's Beatles albums were when I was making fun of them. That felt almost as weird as this one time a few years ago, when I realized the girl I was dating hadn't been born when I went to my first show. The early Beatles albums aren't that bad. Energetic, fairly simple guitar-driven pop-rock that didn't take itself too seriously. By '69, their egos were clearly eating them alive. From the White Album on, the records of the Beatles,  and all of the subsequent solo projects of the former members, are best used as frisbies.
 
2013-11-22 01:00:42 AM  

ex0du5: The Yoko hate is so old and lazy. Death of Samantha is a very solid song, and she's got other good repertoire. You don't have to like her noise experiments, but you still should admit it's influence in the noise scene.


Today I learned there is something called "the noise scene".
 
2013-11-22 01:10:37 AM  

Atomic Spunk: ex0du5: The Yoko hate is so old and lazy. Death of Samantha is a very solid song, and she's got other good repertoire. You don't have to like her noise experiments, but you still should admit it's influence in the noise scene.

Today I learned there is something called "the noise scene".


Ah yes, the noise scene. Where the pretentiousness of performance art collides with people too lazy to learn how to play an instrument, yet still want to be called musicians.
 
2013-11-22 01:16:18 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Atomic Spunk: ex0du5: The Yoko hate is so old and lazy. Death of Samantha is a very solid song, and she's got other good repertoire. You don't have to like her noise experiments, but you still should admit it's influence in the noise scene.

Today I learned there is something called "the noise scene".

Ah yes, the noise scene. Where the pretentiousness of performance art collides with people too lazy to learn what is chorus, yet still want to be called musicians.

 
2013-11-22 01:24:04 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Atomic Spunk: ex0du5: The Yoko hate is so old and lazy. Death of Samantha is a very solid song, and she's got other good repertoire. You don't have to like her noise experiments, but you still should admit it's influence in the noise scene.

Today I learned there is something called "the noise scene".

Ah yes, the noise scene. Where the pretentiousness of performance art collides with people too lazy to learn how to play an instrument, yet still want to be called musicians.


Sounds a little like what a DJ does, but without the hot women dancing.
 
2013-11-22 01:52:19 AM  
Don'worryDon'worryDon'worryDon'worry
KyokoKyokoKyokoKyoko

/gimme the white albums
 
2013-11-22 02:38:58 AM  

Atomic Spunk: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Atomic Spunk: ex0du5: The Yoko hate is so old and lazy. Death of Samantha is a very solid song, and she's got other good repertoire. You don't have to like her noise experiments, but you still should admit it's influence in the noise scene.

Today I learned there is something called "the noise scene".

Ah yes, the noise scene. Where the pretentiousness of performance art collides with people too lazy to learn how to play an instrument, yet still want to be called musicians.

Sounds a little like what a DJ does, but without the hot women dancing.


I've heard Richard James sometimes plays sandpaper when he DJs.
 
2013-11-22 03:14:52 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Atomic Spunk: ex0du5: The Yoko hate is so old and lazy. Death of Samantha is a very solid song, and she's got other good repertoire. You don't have to like her noise experiments, but you still should admit it's influence in the noise scene.

Today I learned there is something called "the noise scene".

Ah yes, the noise scene. Where the pretentiousness of performance art collides with people too lazy to learn how to play an instrument, yet still want to be called musicians.


Ooh, you sound even edgier than proponents of "the noise scene." My my my. Funny thing is, some of the more accomplished musicians I've come in contact with over the years are just such people. But by all means, do carry on with your smug self.
 
2013-11-22 03:24:03 AM  

Atomic Spunk: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Atomic Spunk: ex0du5: The Yoko hate is so old and lazy. Death of Samantha is a very solid song, and she's got other good repertoire. You don't have to like her noise experiments, but you still should admit it's influence in the noise scene.

Today I learned there is something called "the noise scene".

Ah yes, the noise scene. Where the pretentiousness of performance art collides with people too lazy to learn how to play an instrument, yet still want to be called musicians.

Sounds a little like what a DJ does, but without the hot women dancing.


Skrillex
 
2013-11-22 03:41:19 AM  
i think at the end the devil spawned out of my computers speakers teabagged me and then left. not quite sure though
 
2013-11-22 04:19:49 AM  

DrBenway: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Atomic Spunk: ex0du5: The Yoko hate is so old and lazy. Death of Samantha is a very solid song, and she's got other good repertoire. You don't have to like her noise experiments, but you still should admit it's influence in the noise scene.

Today I learned there is something called "the noise scene".

Ah yes, the noise scene. Where the pretentiousness of performance art collides with people too lazy to learn how to play an instrument, yet still want to be called musicians.

Ooh, you sound even edgier than proponents of "the noise scene." My my my. Funny thing is, some of the more accomplished musicians I've come in contact with over the years are just such people. But by all means, do carry on with your smug self.


You don't know what edgy means, do you?

Next you'll call my mom edgy for not liking gansta rap.
 
2013-11-22 04:35:01 AM  

Smackledorfer: You don't know what edgy means, do you?

Next you'll call my mom edgy for not liking gansta rap.


If your mom sounds as smug and condescending as that when she says so, yeah, I probably would. Sarcasm is our friend.  A smart fellow like yourself knows what sarcasm means, don't you?
 
2013-11-22 06:18:06 AM  
I've got Yoko's "Yes, I'm a Witch" in the car CD player right now, so I'm getting a kick out of the uninformed Yoko hatred.
 
2013-11-22 06:37:21 AM  

markfara: I've got Yoko's "Yes, I'm a Witch" in the car CD player right now, so I'm getting a kick out of the uninformed Yoko hatred.


Uninformed Yoko hatred?

"...if there's someone you can live without, then do so..."
 
2013-11-22 08:19:32 AM  

markfara: I've got Yoko's "Yes, I'm a Witch" in the car CD player right now, so I'm getting a kick out of the uninformed Yoko hatred.


So you're the person buying her stuff. Knock it off, we're trying to have a civilization here.
 
2013-11-22 08:59:09 AM  
The word 'Yoko' has become a cultural shorthand for ugly, pretentious, artificial art, and that's not really fair to her. But compared to Paul's tendencies toward saccharine populism, it seems to fit.
 
2013-11-22 09:10:23 AM  
well that was dumb
 
2013-11-22 10:52:07 AM  

DrBenway: Smackledorfer: You don't know what edgy means, do you?

Next you'll call my mom edgy for not liking gansta rap.

If your mom sounds as smug and condescending as that when she says so, yeah, I probably would. Sarcasm is our friend.  A smart fellow like yourself knows what sarcasm means, don't you?


So you don't really know how to use sarcasm either.
 
2013-11-22 11:08:09 AM  
I don't blame Yoko for breaking up the Beatles. And I recognize her music to be both influential and enjoyable (in small bursts). In fact, some of John Lennon's most creative guitar work was in the service of backing up Yoko on her early '70s albums.

My problem with Yoko is her continued whoring of the Lennon Legacy to make a quick buck. Is there anything you cannot buy that doesn't have his mug plastered on it? No. No there is not. And that is my problem with Yoko.
 
2013-11-22 12:12:00 PM  
That disintegrates into fuzzy sh*t pretty quick. 9:36 and I'm out.

But I love the White Album. Even all the weird novelty songs.
 
2013-11-22 05:19:19 PM  
As meaningless as the Gray Album
 
2013-11-22 09:31:40 PM  
Pretty much unrecognizable by the time it gets to "As my Guitar Gently Weeps."
 
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