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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by Xochi2, Sep 22, 2021.
"Bluebird" is mine. Even the James Gang version is excellent.
Im not entirely sure if its a Gretsch but certainly a Gretsch-y tone. Believe it is a pretty young Al Casey playing guitar?
Damn. I’ve never heard of Jody Reynolds. Very cool instro.
EDIT- Guess I’ve heard the song “Endless Sleep” before but until now was clueless as to source.
'50s, '60s and/or '70s?
Why no love for '80s?
Bow wow wow "I want Candy" (1982)
Haircut 100 "Love plus one" (1982)
Depeche Mode "Own personal Jesus" (1989)
Love for the 80s?...you go it! Thanks for sharing. "I Want Candy" --> I first discovered this song around 1965 by a group called The Strangeloves. (They have a bit of an interesting backstory.) Your Bow Wow Wow version was heralded #8 on VH1's "100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the '80s." "Personal Jesus" - Did you answer the ad and make the call? (...and get treated to a preview of the track?)
The Animals "House of the Rising Sun".
How many of the British Invasion groups used a Gretsch?
Lots of '60s garage bands as well.
George Harrison – Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar (1965 Rickenbacker 360-12)
John Lennon - Rhythm Guitar (1961 Sonic Blue Fender Stratocaster), Harmony Vocals
Paul McCartney - Bass Guitar (1964 Rickenbacker 4001S), Harmony Vocals
Our 7th-8th grade garage band, dubbed ourselves “The Rising Sons.” My 1st electric guitar was a Fender ‘65, red Mustang. Wish I still had it! (You’ve never heard THAT line before. )
The video I saw had George playing a Gretsch. May not have been accurate it seems.
I'm going to see what I can find on that, sometimes different sources will "copycat reference" to suit their "agenda(s)."
Probably a stock photo was used in place of actual video footage. Likely not malicious, just easier to go that route. George playing a Ric on that tune makes sense.
On the Rubber Soul (UK, 3 Dec., 1965) and the Yesterday & Today (US, 15 June, 1966)) LPs that had "If I Needed Someone" it is my understanding (by some internet research) that George did, in deed, play a 12 string, purportedly a Rickenbacker 360/12, which makes sense and certainly by the "ear test" would verify that or at least that...somebody was playing a 12 string. Also, here is an image that appeared on a video of the Beatles' last concert at Candlestick Park (August 29, 1966) in San Francisco. The image in this particular video appears during the song "If I Needed Someone." Conjecture, yes...just sayin'.
Can one ever get bored with greatness! Chet! I can never get enough of him. Thank you!
Appreciate the 80's Gretsch songs! Here is an older Nick Heyward doing the Beatles with the same Gretsch he played in Haircut 100
And late Aztec Camera-- Roddy with his Gretsch and not his ES-295
And Craig Gannon of Aztec Camera, Smiths, Bluebells, was a Gretsch guy. Shown here with The Colourfield. Starts at 3:38 You don't see him to much but you definitely hear his Green Anniversary throughout.
Brilliant, off topic but Mark Kermode is on bass here. His band The Railtown Bottlers were the house band on the Danny Baker TV show. Mark's book "How Does it Feel" is a brilliant read, it's all about his musical career, not his film critic career. Highly recommend it, you don't need to know who he is, but any gigging musician will relate to his stories of life in a band!
Like this version of "Dr. Robert." Thanks for sharing.