THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NO. 36
DECEMBER 24, 2021
“Bare Tones” Shipping Updates
GREAT GREAT news!
After all the hubbub and seemingly irreperable disasters surrounding the creation of our BARE TONES DVDs and BLURAYS, the manufacturers (who blundered epicly at the outset) went the extra mile to fix everything for us…
Thus, if you were not aware of it – or have not checked your emails in recent days – all “BARE TONES” BLURAYS and DVDs were finally shipped this past week.
And as far as we know, the vinyl pressings (originally promised for November, but delayed because of Covid – whatever the hell that means), are still slated for mid-January delivery. We will keep you posted.
We SO appreciate your patience.
And we happy – and HONORED – to report that not one person asked for a refund due to these delays, even though we offered full paybacks.
You cannot know how grateful we are for your loyalty and support.
Your Input: Witnessing History
This one is fun.
Any album… at any time…. What would it be????
Hit that comments section hard!
Three Guitarist/Light Bulb Jokes
Q: How many guitarists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Six, one to change it and the other five to say how they could do it better.
Q:How many lead guitarists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Just one. He stands there holding the light bulb while the world revolves around him.
Q: How many guitarists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two, one to change it, and the other to hog the light.
Birthdays This Past Week
Birthdays we didn’t mention on our Facebook page.
Adrian Belew, guitarist extraordinaire, who played with such artists as Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, King Crimson, Paul Simon, Nine Inch Nails, Primus, (and even William Shatner) turned 72 on Thursday.
It was birthday number 73 for Alan Parsons on Monday.
The great Al Green celebrated birthday number 75 on Sunday.
Jorma Kaukonen, guitarist with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, had his 81st Birthday on Thursday.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Here is the artwork for the STILL unreleased Elm Treason Christmas EP “Treason’s Greetings.” (Maybe next year). Still, the artwork – our faces emblazen on christmas ornaments – has a kind of “Christmas Card” feel to it. It was supposed to be released three years ago… but we just haven’t the heart… yet.
12 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Pollstar lists the Dave Matthews Band as the highest-grossing touring artist of the decade in North America, with $530 million in earnings. They are follwed by Celine Dion, Kenny Chesney, Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones.
34 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Mötley Crüe bass player Nikki Sixx is declared clinically dead after a drug overdose. He is revived by paramedics with two syringes full of adrenaline.
43 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
Two months after Keith Moon’s death, Kenney Jones, drummer for The Faces, joins The Who.
51 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK
When politics and music collide – Elvis Presley meets President Richard Nixon at the White House.
JUST HAD TO SHARE THIS
Elm Treason’s Andy Roman, way back when, sporting Danny Partridge pants.. and sitting (according to his Mom) on the lap of a very drunk Santa.
IT WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN
ONE MORE FUNNY
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I think Help! would have been a great album to be around for the recording. The Beatles were starting to work with multi-tracking and keyboards and were still working together and transitioning and evolving in so many ways. John wrote the song Help! overnight and worked with Paul to get the music right and to be there for that 8 hour stretch of intense and very personal Lennon creativity would have been golden. Seems like good place to have be able to observe the Fab Four’s brilliance.
Outstanding answer. It’s hard to argue that one, especially as I am a raging Beatlemaniac. For me, I’d probably have to say Rubber Soul – for almost identical reasons. The deadline aspect of Rubber Soul would be very appealing to me (Andy), as well as the several retakes done during those sessions (I’m Looking Through You and Norwegian Wood)… and the George Martin piano on In My Life speeded up. It would have been cool to see him lay that down at original speed.
With that said, the reason I probably WOULDN’T pick PLEASE PLEASE ME – although it would have been sensational to witness those 10 songs laid down in one sitting – is simply because it only took one day, and I’d want more time in the studio with them.
Ahhhh! So that would seem to explain why you used three songs from Rubber Soul on the EP! As long as we’re dreaming, a time machine tour of Help!, Rubber Soul and then Revolver would show their incredible evolution in 16 months. I just looked that up! In sixteen months, they accomplished Help! (Including the motion picture) Rubber Soul, and Revolver. Unreal!
When you get a time machine, please, let me know.
Well…. I sort of did with Peter Jackson’s “Get Back” series.
But I would love to see the session of SGT. Peppers.
It was UNBELIEVABLE to see them performing the actual takes of songs that wound up on the record. They need to release a home version of GET BACK that includes the full performances of the actual released versions (outside of the rooftop, of course, which are already in the show).
The album would be “In Step”
By Stevie Ray Vaughan
and Double Trouble
Just to be a fly on the wall
Sincerely spectacular choice. Esoecially LEAVE MY LITTLE GIRL ALONE. That would be spine tingling! But yes, the whole album is killer. LET ME LOVE YOU, BABY, too. Wow. To be there….
I’d love to see Brian May building up a guitar harmony extravaganza one guitar track at a time. It doesn’t matter what song. If I had to choose, I think I’d go for Queen II album.
Hey Al! Yes, I (Andy) LOVE your answer. The thrill would be to see him WORKING. Yes, I could not agree more. The song matters not… but I love your choice of Queen II.
Easy peasy. Has to be “Highway to Hell” with the inimitable Bon Scott and the greatest rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young. Angus ain’t too shabby with Phil and Cliff holding it all together. They worked and played hard and had great senses of humour in their RnR blood ⚡💙❤🎶🎸🤘
Can you imagine being in the studio when Bon laid down the actual vocals used on the record??? Damn, the mouth WATERS. Early AC DC would have been unbelievable to watch working in studio.
Next album name …It’s treason then
LOVE IT, Vic! HAHAHA! VERY VERY clever!
So far, that’s at the top of the list for album SIX. Thanks, brother!
“Roll The Bones”
(my favorite RUSH album)
Nice choice. From everything I (Andy) have always read – and seeing what a geek I am for the technical side of making music – to be in studio while RUSH worked would have been close to a religious experience for me – and ESPECIALLY Bobby. I just can’t imagine being in the room while La Villa Strangiato was being committed to tape. ROLL THE BONES is a stellar record, I agree. Thanks, John.
Probably Zeppelin, 3.
Yes! Of all the albums in Zeppelin’s arsenal, I am WITH YOU, Joe. Zep 3 would be the one I’d want to be a fly on the wall for.
I think 3 was when they started really being themselves, and not relying on old blues standards. At first, they had to,because everything happened so fast. Lucky them,right!! Lol.
The Beatles Abbey Road. Being a huge Beatles fan myself any chance to see them crafting the magic and the interactions between them would be gold!
Can you IMAGINE sitting in that studio seeing them record the solo for THE END? That WAS recorded live without overdub (the solos were). That would have sent paralyzing chills up and down my (Andy’s) spine.