The Beatles Never Broke Up…

Ha! Picture this:

On Sept. 9, 2009 I experienced something that I still am having trouble believing happened to me. I came into the possession of a cassette tape containing a Beatles album that was never released. I dont expect you to believe what happened to me, I sure wouldn’t, but thats why I grabbed the tape as proof that my experience was real.

The Beatles never broke up!

31 Responses to “The Beatles Never Broke Up…”

  1. Bob says:

    Might this be a good place to drop an inappropriate post?

  2. urbangraffito says:

    Yes, Bob. Such an obvious hoax. Anyone with even a small modicum of musical knowledge can figure out from the first track that it’s made up of samples taken from various Paul McCartney albums – and so poorly done at that – I couldn’t bring myself to listen any further.

  3. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Urb: those tracks are so over-obviously sampled, I would think it’s part of the joke. Hey, it had me chuckle for a bit…

  4. Bob says:

    Not so fast…

    …I noticed a curious lack of dynamic range. This led me to convert the .mp3 to CD, then to LP. I played it backwards on my old Dual turntable with broken drive belt.

    OMG! Freak me out, Frank!

  5. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Barry’s Imaginary Publisher:

    Urb: those tracks are so over-obviously sampled, I would think it’s part of the joke. Hey, it had me chuckle for a bit…

    Hey, Barry, I love a good hoax (having pulled off a few in my day). I think I would have found it more humorous if the hoaxer put a little more effort into it — like an undiscovered Beatles live album culled from field recordings might have been somewhat more believable. BTW, isn’t that the aim of any good hoax, getting people to believe? For instance, isn’t Helter Skelter just like Wowie Zowie on an esoteric level?

  6. Bob says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    Anyone with even a small modicum…

    …let’s not get personal, afterall, I used a chicken to measure it.

  7. Birdman! says:

    You did how he found the tape, right? I don’t think it even qualifies as a proper hoax, more like a cool parallel universe artifact with some creative context.

  8. vince says:

    Cute ‘mash-up’s, but for truly exception Beatle-mashes, might I suggest the two made by ccc:

    REVOLVED:
    http://www.revolved.blogspot.com/

    and,
    CRACKED PEPPER:
    http://www.cracked-pepper.blogspot.com/

  9. Birdman! says:

    Damn, I’d love to hear “Revolved” but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Ever listened to Plunderphonics? Things are diced so fine, they’re almost unrecognizable. These mashups are more accessible to sane persons.

  10. Sharleena says:

    A quote from Bob:

    Not so fast…

    …I noticed a curious lack of dynamic range. This led me to convert the .mp3 to CD, then to LP. I played it backwards on my old Dual turntable with broken drive belt.

    OMG! Freak me out, Frank!

    Did you get a satanic message? Is Paul dead? Who was the walrus? Is part three up yet?

  11. vince says:

    A quote from Birdman!:

    Damn, I’d love to hear “Revolved” but can’t seem to find it anywhere. Ever listened to Plunderphonics? Things are diced so fine, they’re almost unrecognizable. These mashups are more accessible to sane persons.

    Well, now you can…. just click on the site.
    It’s hit and miss….. but, the HITS are just PERFECT!
    “You Only Live Tomorrow” is PRICELESS!
    “CRACKED PEPPER” is the BETTER of the two, believe me!

  12. vince says:

    I own the Plunderphonics 2-disc set, made by Negativland, for their SEELAND label, and “Plexsure”!
    “Plexsure” is a 20 minute game of “Name That Tune” on SUPER-CRACK!!

    Hi-larious!

  13. Bob says:

    !4 dna 3 strap ni uoy ot gnimoc ,erots ni ,erom dna evoba eht fo lla…

    Why do these things always happen in the desert? Stay hydrated.

  14. Jeff says:

    This guy Jonas in the story is most definitely Jim Morrison. Strange that there wasn’t a half-naked Indian with him.

  15. vince says:

    Speaking of ‘mash-ups’, here’s an album based strictly on COMEDY!
    Just got the link today!:

    http://groovytimewithdjuseo.blogspot.com/2009/11/it-is-2-laff-funny-mashup-collection.html

  16. Brown says:

    He fell down a rabbit hole?

    Alice In Wonderland anyone?…

  17. Paul Sempschi says:

    sounds like an awesome dimension, cant wait to hear that Captain Beefheart/Elvis duet album with Johnny Guitar Watson and the Supremes… wasnt it produced by Phil Spector?

    Perhaps we can make a trade with the silver people, I’m sure that in any realm, if some jerk posted “Trout Mask Replica” as pop music from another dimension, it’d be far more believable than a Beatles mix tape.

  18. Hans says:

    In other news: Gail Zappa has announced that the Roxy gig will be released before Christmas. On Betamax.

  19. vince says:

    YOU CHEEKY BASTARD ! You know, this is RIGHT UP on the recent chatter WITH OUT the ‘On Betamax’ punch line!!!!!!!!!

  20. punknaynowned says:

    I like this. You never know when some other thing you didn’t expect pops up. Maybe a game of diminishing returns but this is alright. I’ll check out the other things people posted here as a result.
    Maybe the thing is, I never listen to this stuff in original form anymore. But I totally grew up with it, so somehow someone somewhere else decided it fits together with all this mixed-up youtube world that we float around in anyway. Heck, I’d like to see musicians come up with arrangements and play a number of these. to here it all mixed up and put on the beat, just about where you’d expect it here, with seventies production could be done in a hallofr an audience. Track 5 that is based much out of ‘Jet’ is alright for a mash-up. I keep thinking about people I know that would get something out of this. Track 7 Soldier Boy is good. Paul McCartney ruins it, but carries the song. jhilarious! Sometimes the transitions themselves are beatle-y and sometimes the wrong version is used (like in Days Like These). But then, the last track I think could be appreciated by any Zappa fan. But see, I listen to Pizzicato Five and Tokyo Jihen these days for entertainment purposes. Maybe it is the drugs.
    Thanks for this!!
    Also really liked the thru-you.com I found on here back in March!
    We are living in another kind of soup in these online channels.
    Going to Hong Kong anyone?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owf7mHiTS4Q&

  21. Bálint says:

    (where’s this Roxy announcement?…)

  22. vince says:

    A quote from punknaynowned:

    But see, I listen to Pizzicato Five and Tokyo Jihen these days for entertainment purposes.

    I am also into J-pop….. My two faves at the moment are Puffy Amiyumi and POLYSICS!
    Talk about taking two desperate ideas and slamming them together: POLYSICS are the bastard love-child of DEVO & Sigue Sigue Sputnik, left on Japan’s doorstep, and forsed-fed The Pixies on a regular basis!

  23. basharoni says:

    betamax kinda old ? does it come with a recorder ? or 3d glasses :)

  24. Cotti says:

    Interesting – but I still prefer the mash-up between Sgt. Peppers and We’re Only In It For The Money.

  25. vince says:

    I always thought the vocals to “Let’s Make The Water…” would sound good under XTC’s “Life Begins At The Hop”!

  26. Sterbus says:

    Cardiacs beats Polysics hands down. Always.

  27. vince says:

    A quote from Sterbus:

    Cardiacs beats Polysics hands down. Always.

    Well, then. I’ll just have to ‘check ‘em out’ then, won’t I?

  28. Sterbus says:

    For you Vince – hoping Barry forgive my off topicness – this song was originally written in 1978, when the white hair guy was 17, grown with Zappa and punk. This a version from a 2003 rehearsals… hope you like it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxhuQWKwbqY

  29. vince says:

    WOW! Freakin’ NEAT-O!!

  30. Ivan says:

    As much as I really want to believe this lol, completely brand new songs (without samples) and a less amateur mixdown of their voices into the music would’ve maybe made me believe this was real (listen carefully to the mid-range in the frequencies). Or if it is real, its somebody’s bad home made mash-up tape done on Frooty Loops or some other home engineering program.

    The story is really interesting and somewhat believeable (mainly because I honestly do think that this type of travel does happen). But I’m pretty sure its a hoax in the sense that he winks at Alice in Wonderland in his story;

    “…my dog was chasing a rabbit. Now my dog is a pretty good dog but if she is chasing something then there is no stopping her so the only thing I could do was become part of the chase.

    They already had about a 40 yard head start so I had to really book it. The uneven ground and soft dirt patches made it difficult to run and it wasn’t very far into the chase I had stepped in a rabbit hole, fell and knocked myself unconscious…” (in addition how many rabbits live in barren deserts?)

    and he also knows of about someones YouTube videos that talk about parallel earth travel videos (and their name), that and some of the songs are just mashups of pre-existing Beatles songs.

  31. vince says:

    Of course it’s a hoax. Just an interesting way to be ‘not-just-another-batch-of new-mash-ups’!
    I, for one, have found pleasure in quite a few of them.
    For those of you who find them repulsive, might I suggest THIS PIECE:

    http://www.ubu.com/sound/dj_food.html

    An hour long audio history of ‘tape-collage’ (yes, there’s a tiny bit of FZ inside)!

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