Monday, December 10, 2012

A Toot and a Snore in '74 - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder + more

A bootleg album recorded during a jam session that McCartney walked in on while Lennon was producing Harry Nilsson's album "Pussy Cats" while he was in the throes of his "Lost Weekend".  It's pretty fucking awful, which makes it so damn fucking awesome.

  1. "A Toot and a Snore" 0:27
  2. "Bluesy Jam" 2:33
  3. "Studio Talk" 2:40
    • The group plays a few bars of "Little Bitty Pretty One" by Thurston Harris, and John sings the first line but says he can't remember any more
  4. "Lucille" 5:59
  5. "Nightmares" 2:38
    • Actually the band is playing "Sleep Walk", the 1959 Santo & Johnny instrumental hit.
  6. "Stand By Me" – 2:18
    • Mostly Lennon complaining about the sound in his headphones and reminiscing about how it was better half an hour ago.
  7. "Stand By Me" 3:41
    • Lennon complains about the sound again, saying that it was better two hours ago.
  8. "Stand By Me" 6:04
    • Because of Lennon's complaints, the studio has changed the microphone levels on the recording itself (rather than the performers' headphones), and most of the lead vocals can no longer be heard.
  9. Medley 3:10
    "Chain Gang"
    "Take This Hammer"

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