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Old 04-30-2012, 05:28 PM
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Default My Ringo impersonation circa 1964

My band's normally all lazy loungey but we keep a few dancey numbers up our sleeves to keep needy drunks from hassling. This one's The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5ra6xJdS2E

When the song was first suggested I immediately thought of this 1964 live clip of the Fab Four - the energy knocks me out so there was never any question as to how I'd approach it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWdqh2PPvTI

It's not a perfect impression but I gave it a go :)

... and there's some silly video to go with the song just for larfs.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:44 PM
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Ha ha ha ha... I love the video... Sgt Polly's Lonely Hearts Club Band, lol :))

The rest of the video is brilliant, funny, spooky, arty... a Grea t shot!

As for your impersonation I had to listen a second time, the vids made me laugh and wanting to watch instead of listening to you :)

Well, miss Ringette, it's a pretty good impersonation, it feels authentic, although somewhat a bit more tamed than Ringo's version, but I'm sure it's due to the recording, I can certainely picture you playing that tune, lol.

I wish I could say the same for Glenn's performance, but if he's got a cold, it's a valid excuse... :)
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:48 PM
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Yup, the vibes all there, & certainly a much better job than I could do. I'd be all thumpy & backbeaty ;) Kit sounded pretty authentic too. I love the video, especially the SP cover shot bastardisation!
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:52 PM
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Hey there Miss Polly Purebred...OMG that was hilarious. Three minutes three seconds of straight laughter. (referring to the vid portion lol.)

The way she looked, was way beyond compare...fell off the chair
And I held her hand, in my-eeen......milk came out my nose.

You have to be experienced to be believed Grea. You crack me up.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:11 PM
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That was awesome Grae! Very Ringo! I hadn't considered the imagery before. Now the song has a whole new meaning ;)
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:44 PM
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You nailed it. To echo KIS, the kit sounded era correct.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:23 PM
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I liked your ringo impersonation and the album cover.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:09 AM
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Thanks all for comments. It's funny playing this stuff ... you play a run of eighths, finish with a crash and back to the beat ... when I used to see players do that back in the day it was as though they were doing something heroic - it's all so deliciously banal :)


@ Henri - Mae West's body suited me rather well, don't you think? haha. Don't think I could hammer the song out like Ringo did any more, and certainly not with 7A sticks so there's a few provisos. Poor old Glenn probably shouldn't have been singing but he did really well, given how sick he was.

@ Andy, you might have polished up too much to play like this now. Loud washy hats and washy riding with the RH, quarters on the kick and the LH more in the mix than these days.

@ Larry, hardly purebred ... eight nationalities in my heritage! Lots of fun making these goofy videos, but it takes ages to get the images together and to time their sequence.

@ Bo, areFish and BYUDOG - thanks! Glad you found the drumming authentic. Bo, the song's surprisingly well suited to vampiric spin :)
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nice. love the Sgt. Pepper.

would like to see the live vid...i wonder if you're really Bread And Butter-ing. i've tried it. it's difficult (at least at this point). another point for Ringo.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:32 AM
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I'll tell you, Unfunk, it took a fair bit of work to get that Sgt Pepper cover right!

I did a bit of bread & buttering in the verses but Ringo's the benchmark. One of these years I'll get a Q3 or something like it. No idea where I'd put it in the studio for best balance of sound and visuals. Seems like a remote omni mic is a must. More crap to lug around lol
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:04 PM
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That was awesome... Love the video as well - it was actually so freakin cool. Frankenstein pics killed me.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:17 AM
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Nice. The Beatles recorded version and subsequent live versions were just insane. That song takes off like a Lear jet into space. Incredible energy.

My brother's Beatles band plays the tune sandwiched in between She Loves You and Roll Over Beethoven and the crowd is whipped into a frenzy. The dance floor is a free-for-all!

1-2-3-4!

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:39 PM
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Cheers David. Yes, Frankenstein fitted nicely in that spot ... and Van Helsing "crossing the room" with Dracula :)

Yep Larry, that's why it's in the set - great for dancing. The song's a stocking filler for this band, not really what we do normally.
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