Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Beatles - Get Back Sessions Tracks

Maxwell's Silver Hammer
When I'm Sixty-Four
Gimme Some Truth (Give Me Some Truth)
Polythene Pam
Maggie Mae
Her Majesty
Little Eddie
Digging My Potatoes / Rock Island Line
Hot As Sun
Every Night
Let It Be
Wake Up In The Morning
Jealous Guy (Child Of Nature)
Tomorrow Never Knows
All Shook up / True Love

Friday, September 30, 2011


Caveman is a 1981 American slapstick comedy film financed by George Harrison, written and directed by Carl Gottlieb and starring Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach, Dennis Quaid and Shelley Long.


Atouk is a bullied and scrawny caveman living in "One Zillion BC – October 9th" (apparently in memory of John Lennon, who was killed 5 months before the film's release, he was Ringo Starr's friend and bandmate with The Beatles, whose birthday was October 9). He lusts after the beautiful but shallow Lana, who is the mate of Tonda, their tribe's physically imposing leader. After being banished along with his friend Lar, Atouk falls in with a band of assorted misfits, among them the comely Tala and the elderly blind man Gog. The group has ongoing encounters with hungry dinosaurs, and rescues Lar from a "nearby ice age," where they encounter an abominable snowman. In the course of these adventures they discover sedative drugs, fire, cooking, music, and learn how to walk fully upright. Atouk uses these advancements to lead an attack on Tonda, overthrowing him and becoming the tribe's new leader. He discards Lana and takes Tala as his mate, and they live happily ever after.


The movie was filmed in Durango, Durango, Mexico, using the Sierra De Organos near Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico for exteriors, and features stop-motion animated dinosaurs constructed by Jim Danforth, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex which in one scene becomes intoxicated by a Cannabis-type drug, animated by Randall W. Cook. Danforth was a major participant in the special effects sequences, but left the film "about two-thirds of the way" (his words) through the work because the Directors Guild of America prohibited his contracted on-screen credit, co-direction with Carl Gottlieb. Consequently, Danforth's name does not appear on the film.

The film's dialog is almost entirely in "caveman" language, such as:

* "alunda" – love
* "bobo" – friend
* "haraka" – fire
* "macha" – monster
* "nya" – no/not
* "ool" – food
* "pooka" – broken
* "ugh" – like
* "zug zug" – sex

At some showings audiences were issued a translation pamphlet for 30 "caveman words." The only English dialog present is used for comedic effect, when it is spoken by a caveman played by Evan Kim who speaks modern English but is understood by none of the other characters. Being a Korean caveman, by speaking English, he appears to be more advanced than the rest. At her audition Shelley Long says she did not speak any English, but responded to everything with grunts.

Barbara Bach and Ringo Starr first met on the set of Caveman, and married just over a year later.


* Ringo Starr as Atouk
* Dennis Quaid as Lar
* Shelley Long as Tala
* Jack Gilford as Gog
* Barbara Bach as Lana
* Evan C. Kim as Nook
* Carl Lumbly as Bork
* John Matuszak as Tonda
* Avery Schreiber as Ock
* Richard Moll as Abominable Snowman


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Recorded This Day: Cold Turkey (1969)

September 28, 1969, Trident Studios, London
Producers: John Lennon, Yoko Ono

Stereo mix - mixed September 29, 1969:

Pattie Boyd Bikini Pictures

Monday, September 26, 2011

Recorded This Day: Glass Onion (1968)

September 26, 1968, 7:00 PM - 1:30 AM, EMI Studio 2
Producer: Chris Thomas

RM2 - mixed September 26, 1968:

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Recorded This Day: The Fool on the Hill (1967)

September 25, 1967, 7:00 PM - 3:00 AM, EMI Studio 2
Producer: George Martin

Take 4:

Recorded This Day: Happiness Is a Warm Gun (1968)

September 25, 1968, 7:30 PM - 5:00 AM, EMI Studio 2
Producer: Chris Thomas

Rough mix of take 65:

RM12 - mixed September 26, 1968:

RS4 - mixed October 15, 1968: