Thursday, August 03, 2006
Cellarful of Noise
The Beatles- Some Other Guy
What hits me about this performance is the famous backbeat, the energy and the idea that any Liverpudlian working stiff on a lunchbreak could see The Beatles, The Big Three or The Searchers stomping their winklepickers during a mid-day session....can you imagine being able to do that now?
The closest I've ever been to that is seeing The Kaisers at Sam Fays in Nottingham years ago. The Kaisers were not a tribute band but their time capsule sound was that of a pre-commercialisation Beat group c 1961/62, leather waistcoats, quiffs, Selmer amps and Burns guitars. They were a brilliant live band and I still hold one of their albums hostage from Steve.
The Kaisers- She's Gonna Two Time
The Kaisers- She's Only Doggin' Round
There's nothing vaguely original going on here but the authenticity is spot on, more importantly the raw dynamism of a good beat combo is irresistible. Are The Kaisers still out there?
Buy The Beatles Anthology DVD here
Buy The Beatles- Live at the BBC here
The Kaisers stuff is mostly unavailable but a dredge around the net might pay off
If you are forming a Beat group of your own you must have a Burns Guitar
so that's where my Kaisers CD went... these tracks sound great.
Kaisers CDs can be bought here. Hey! there's even a Kaisers DVD.
There's a good discography here and an interview here.
By the way, an import copy of "Beat It Up!" (where these tracks are from) is going on Amazon for £214...
can I have my CD back, please?!