Friday, October 22, 2010

"Think For Yourself"

OK, more Fabness: This track from "Rubber Soul" was only the 6th Harrison tune recorded by The Beatles at the time. Sung by George, it is about not buying into rumo(u)rs. Years later during an interview George said that he had no recollection as to what inspired the song but he suspected it might have been the government. Part of it was used in the "Yellow Submarine" movie 2 years later. Macca lays down 2 (!) bass lines - a "conventional" one and the trademark "fuzz bass" which dominates the song using a Vox Tone Bender fuzzbox.

Yesterday's answer: "You Send Me" by the late great Sam Cooke. Samuel Cook added the "e" to his surname shortly before recording this classic. Shot dead in L.A. in '64 at the young age of 33.

The Dixie Chicks were formed in Dallas in '89 as a cowgirl quartet by Laura Lynch, Robin Lynn Macy and the Erwin sisters. Not a big fan of Natalie ("shut up and sing!"). Martie and Emily are SOLID musicians, though.

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