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BS: I Love the Rutles!

J-boy 06 Jan 11 - 11:49 PM
mousethief 07 Jan 11 - 01:01 AM
Little Hawk 07 Jan 11 - 05:47 AM
Will Fly 07 Jan 11 - 05:54 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 07 Jan 11 - 06:14 AM
GUEST,leeneia 07 Jan 11 - 10:39 AM
GUEST,erbert 07 Jan 11 - 10:46 AM
Bill D 07 Jan 11 - 11:47 AM
Les from Hull 07 Jan 11 - 12:04 PM
Little Hawk 07 Jan 11 - 01:41 PM
gnu 07 Jan 11 - 01:51 PM
GUEST,erbert 07 Jan 11 - 01:59 PM
Les from Hull 07 Jan 11 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,erbert 07 Jan 11 - 02:02 PM
gnu 07 Jan 11 - 02:08 PM
ClaireBear 07 Jan 11 - 02:10 PM
GUEST,leeneia 07 Jan 11 - 02:37 PM
GUEST,leeneia 07 Jan 11 - 02:39 PM
Les from Hull 07 Jan 11 - 07:41 PM
Wyrd Sister 08 Jan 11 - 11:37 AM
Les from Hull 08 Jan 11 - 11:45 AM
GUEST,leeneia 08 Jan 11 - 12:50 PM
GUEST,Grishka 08 Jan 11 - 01:29 PM
Richie Black (misused acct, bad email) 08 Jan 11 - 01:39 PM

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Subject: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: J-boy
Date: 06 Jan 11 - 11:49 PM

Dirk,Stig,Nasty and yes, even Barry. It's impossible to imagine the sixties without the Rutles. They changed the course of history with their music and irrepressible hair styles. To this very day I can't eat a sandwich without thinking of their haunting "Cheese and Onions" song.


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: mousethief
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 01:01 AM

For me it was the psychedelic ecstasy (no, not the drug ecstasy, I mean unspeakable joy) of Major Happy's Up-and-coming Once-upon-a-good-time Band. So different from the bland love songs and boring nascent heavy metal same-old-12-bars blues-based rock. "Back in '64" was probably my favourite. Oh for those happier days when people had no time for pouring scorn. Or scoring porn.


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 05:47 AM

I have their greatest hits album here on vinyl (got it as a present one time), but I've never listened to it. I guess I missed out big time, eh? Was Stig the wildest one or was it Nasty?


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: Will Fly
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 05:54 AM

My fave track is "All You Need Is Cash".


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 06:14 AM

The guitar work for The Rutles was done by one of the most admired - but relatively unknown - guitarists in rock history: Ollie Halsall.
Played beautifully, died young.


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 10:39 AM

Was it Ollie who pioneered their distinctive electric 12-string sound? You know what I mean, the sound of a 12-string guitar as big as the Empire State Building.


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: GUEST,erbert
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 10:46 AM

The Rutles were ok, but I always preferred "Klaatu"...


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: Bill D
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 11:47 AM

All pale in comparison to "Spinal Tap"


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: Les from Hull
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 12:04 PM

Ollie Halsall was 'Leppo', the fifth Rutle.

George Harrison thought that the Rutles idea was great. He jokingly suggested to Ringo, Eric Idle and Neil Innes (who were all round for tea and biscuits at the time) that the four of them could go out as a Rutles tribute band.

Nobody funnier in this line than the Pre-fab Four in my opinion.


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 01:41 PM

Harrison had a great idea there! ;-) Too bad they didn't do it.


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: gnu
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 01:51 PM

What about them touring together?


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: GUEST,erbert
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 01:59 PM

.. and surely Todd Rundgren must have attracted close scrutiny from The Rutles & Klaatu's copyright lawyers ......???


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: Les from Hull
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 01:59 PM

George is a bit dead at the moment. And as for Spinal Tap - where do you think they got the idea?


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: GUEST,erbert
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 02:02 PM

ahem..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deface_the_Music


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: gnu
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 02:08 PM

Les... George has passed?


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: ClaireBear
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 02:10 PM

I love them too! Oh wait, I was thinking of the Schmengies...


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 02:37 PM

In case anybody's interested in sound per se, here's a Rutles wannabe group imitating their giant electrical 12-string:


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 02:39 PM

let's try that link again


guys moving their lips to a soundtrack


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: Les from Hull
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 07:41 PM

So sorry to break this news to you a scant nine years after the event, GNU.


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:37 AM

C-H-E-E-S-E-A-N-D-O-N-I-O-N-S....


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: Les from Hull
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 11:45 AM

I'm mainly referring to the mocumentary idea. There are many bands, and songs that were inspired by the Beatles, including the excellent Bangles. More for Rutlemaniacs here


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 12:50 PM

Oh, THOSE Rutles.

Thanks, Les.


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 01:29 PM

The Beatles were their own parody right from the start. Their films were parodies of the parodies and of Beatlemania. Often they contained mockumentaries themselves. Thus The Rutles didn't have a faint chance to top that. Harrison and the other Beatles knew well that their monuments could not be scratched.

Eric Idle as a reporter is not bad, though not at his best. As McSomething he is quite horrible, doesn't even try to slap his left-handed bass. He is actually known to be quite a good musician and songwriter when he is really involved.

There is so much good comedy still alive (even if the authors are dead); we should let all those -tles rest in peace.


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Subject: RE: BS: I Love the Rutles!
From: Richie Black (misused acct, bad email)
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 01:39 PM

"It's impossible to imagine the sixties without the Rutles"

Very true since they were created in 1975 !


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