Saturday, 3 June 2017

Pepper Day

bit of joanna Les Dawson style at the end lol .. I think Revolvers my fave although this post is really about its follow up Sarge Pepper so Revolver I guess is Corporal Pepper lol Sometimes I drift between Revolverville & Pepperland (turn left  of Blue Blue Meanies )back to the main act -video featuring sleeve artist Peter Blake
Peter Blake - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover design from Turnbull Studio on Vimeo.
if that don't work don't see the point of vimeo -Always remember seeing the cover art for Sarge for the first time in 1980 guess I was seven , my next door neighbours folks had a copy I went over their so he could help me build a Stuka lol (modelling kits were the thing back then) Not sure I could name anyone on cover I know most of the cover stars  now of course but used to think Alister Crowley was Yul Brenner lol -I've done a few Pepper Collages myself I may do a third if I find a good reason to. the era  between Revolver & Pepper fascinates me it reminds me of how I used to think as a kid that everything before colour television came out was in black and white and when the first colour tv came out that made reality technicolor -I think Tomorow Never Knows captures the monochrome world on its deathbed whilst Pepper signalled colours birth -which is kinda true in a way ..John and Richard Lester OST provided by Paul -funny seeing this through a proper shaped tv rather than those glorified monoliths that switch themselves off (meaning flatscreen tv) More Austin Powers than Austin Powers .. It seemed a confusing time for the Fab 4 what with Brian dying and that swami con man waiting in the wings ...may as well as get onto the main course guess it was time Beatles stopped been "Mockers" I still sneer at hippies to this day thanks lol..I was doing my work experience so I was 14 in a Box Factory first couple of days I'd be sweeping the floor as the week progressed I was on production line and finally design at least the box design -the artwork would be elsewhere in the country (if only the real work life progressed in such a way and as fast ) but back in 87 I got to see a holographic CD Boxset of Pepper before it came out  I guess their was very ltd run of these but nice see artwork again.. looks like they've moved Beatles around not sure if Peter Blake was involved
fave songs from album can't feature coz of blue blue meanies no idea why people shoot themselves in foot it's 21st century and all that day money will be over, Pet Sounds and Pepper were huge evolutionary steps as was Smile if it did come out at the time but it half killed Bri mad mash :) that Joe Meek was onto something - George getting it right.. glad this here at least .. could of done every song but would of been a snippet or a cover or no audio at all so I'll finish off with a song that annoyed my dad on the jukebox in a granada service station heading towards a ferry to Belfast back in the day -its the sheer noise reminded me of Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine but with strings so when I first heard this I got it... best place to play this is on a jukebox in a service station lol great way to divide the uncool

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