Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm:
Patrick, I do appreciate your wise inputs, here and on other threads. With pure selfish interest in preserving, to my mind, the integrity of Princess Bride the movie, I had to speak out. YMMV, but to me some things are sacred. I'll go first at poking fun at about anything, but hey.
FWIW, since you're a movie buff- I believe there's been made a documentary about all the actors and peeps that made Princess Bride, and how being involved in that movie changed their lives. Maybe I'll look that up... whoops, upon a fast Wiki scan, I guess there's just a book. It's mentioned toward the end of this. Here ya go...
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 03:10 pm:
Beatles. "Paperback Writer" besides the lyrics, which are great, this song was the first to use a new technology that boosted the bass and made it louder. I forget the name, but we have Studio guys here that can fill us in.
Music has become the poetry of our times. Modern over repetitive lyrics just show crap is king sometimes. The Beatles wrote awesome poetry.
It's funny, I'll play Paperback Writer to kids and try to explain that this sound was the first time the planet heard it. Period.
"'Paperback Writer' was the first time the bass sound had been heard in all its excitement," said Beatles' engineer Geoff Emerick in Mark Lewisohn's book The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions. "Paul played a different bass, a Rickenbacker. Then we boosted it further by using a loudspeaker as a microphone. We positioned it directly in front of the bass speaker and the moving diaphragm of the second speaker made the electric current."
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 04:14 pm:
The Beatles were also the first band to use guitar distortion in their music. They achieved this by slicing speaker cones with a knife. We duplicate this electronically now. They were truly the pioneers of modern music.