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'B' sides of favorite records

Seth 20 Dec 00 - 04:15 AM
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Subject: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Seth
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 04:15 AM

Some of my favorite songs were the B sides of records( remember them?) I bought or was given for the hit. For example, the other side of the " Wake Up Little Susie" 45 by the Everly Brothers was a song that I liked beter called "Maybe Tomorrow" . The other side of " Great Balls of Fire" 45 was the country classic "You Win Again" My parents got me a 78 of "Rudolf the RNRD" when I was five or six, but what I really liked was the song on the other side "If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas" I think I only played this about 20,000 times, my parents thinking long and hard about EVER getting me another record! So enough, what are some of your fave "B" sides? Oh yeah does anyone know the words to " If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas"? Gene Autry retired on what he made from the "A" side. Seth from China


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 08:49 AM

The olympics "Western Movies" had a great B side called "Well" A lot of the coasters hits had great B sides as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Matt_R
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 10:59 AM

Each Oasis CD-single has 3 B-sides on it, in addition to the one album cut...though now they've reduced it to only 2. Some of their B-sides a even better than album track, for instance "Stay Young," "Acquiese" and "Whatever" which is an oddity indeed...a non-album track B-side released as a single. Except for just 4 singles...I own every Oasis b-side ever made. On the other hand, I can sing ALL of them...LOL.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Gary T
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 02:49 PM

The B side of some Manfred Mann hit (I forget which) was the ORIGINAL "Fox On The Run". This now a bluegrass standard, and although the song is still good, the bluegrass arrangement pales in comparison to the original (mainly due to a castrated chord sequence, though a ninety mile-per-hour tempo doesn't help much, either). I loved this song the first time I heard it. It even had baying hounds during the fade-out.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Hollowfox
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 03:43 PM

In 1983, Green Tiger Press put out a picture book version of "Teddy Bears' Picnic" with a companion record of the song. Side A was Bing Crosby, but Side B was done by a group called The Bearcats. If anybody *Ever* finds a whole album by this group, let me know. I want it, or at least a copy. As I recall, I described it as sounding like the record producer's nephew's klezmer band, on bad acid. we'd haul adult friends over just to hear it, and it had it all; the slightly unusual tempo, the occasional sound in the background of someone accidentally sitting on a concertina. If Dr. Demento doesn't have this, he should.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Dec 00 - 05:27 PM

I think the B side of "You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio" had "Urge For Going" Joni Mitchell's version. A great "B" side>


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Seth
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 12:46 AM

Yes, the Coasters had great "B" sides. I had the single of "What About Us?", a thinly disguised civil rights message, and the flip was " Run, Red, Run" , about an organ grinder who has an unhappy relationship with his monkey. I haven't been able to find either of these on any Coasters compilation, but I'm sure it's out there if I look hard enough Seth


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: RWilhelm
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 01:36 AM

Seth,

The CD "The Ultimate Coasters" includes "Run, Red, Run" It doesn't include "What About Us" but it is a great collection.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Peter Kasin
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 03:52 AM

The B side of "Irene, Goodnight" as sung by The Weavers, is the rousing "Tzena, Tzena."


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 01:53 PM

Rolf Harris had a big hit with the atmospheric didgeridoo based "Sun Arise".

The little comic gem on the B side was "Someone's pinched me Winkles!", containing a tremendous rhyme in the line:

"You may say it's a load of old nonsense,
But a winkle's got a lot of vitamin contents"

LFF

PS Have Stateside 'catters heard of Rolf? And do you have winkles over there?


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Zebedee
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 01:59 PM

'Rain' the B side of The Beatles 'Paperback Writer' is up there, to coin an understatement.

Ed


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Matt_R
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 02:01 PM

You get that at Mr.Sifter's, Zeb? ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Zebedee
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 02:07 PM

Matt,

I didn't, but Noel would probably agree that it's the best B side ever

Ed


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Melani
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 04:40 PM

I've heard of Rolf Harris--seen him on TV, even--but what's a winkle?


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Matt_R
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 04:46 PM

Possibly, Zeb, but Noel has said that his favorite song ever is "Ticket To Ride"...I wonder what the B-side to that is?


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Peter T.
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 05:00 PM

Help was the A side, I think, to Ticket to Ride. One of those AA Beatle sides. The Beatles were big on other people's B sides (Buddy Holly covers, Arthur Alexander pieces, etc.). I remember Paul saying that that was one reason why they wouldn't toss off a bad B side if they could help it. (Which doesn't explain "Old Brown Shoe" or "You Know My Name (Look up the Number)). The best two sider ever, in my opinion, was "I Feel Fine/She's A Woman". Or maybe Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever...Pretty good value for money!!!!!
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: GUEST,LEJ
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 05:10 PM

The flip of "I Want to Hold your Hand" was "I'll Get You in the End",which was a great song.Also,Marty Robbins' "El Paso" had a good gunslinger tune called "A Big Iron on his Hip" on the b side.The reverse of the Byrds' "Eight Miles High" which was terrific,was another excellent side,"Have You Seen Her Face".


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Matt_R
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 05:15 PM

Now what d'yer mean? "Old Brown Shoe" is a classic! Kickin' off this old brown shoe...baby I'm in love with you...so glad you came here...I know exactly how he felt!


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: mousethief
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 05:18 PM

What's wrong with You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)? I love that song! It's a scream! The Beatles making fun of the Beatles! On the other hand "I'm Down" which I think was an "A" side, is a throwaway. Bleh.

alex


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 05:40 PM

Well, Melani, a winkle is a marine gastropod, much favoured by Cockneys as a snack when on outings to the seaside.

It's a small snail like thing and the fleshy part has to be extracted with a pin; thus, to winkle something out of somebody means it has been quite a task.

It's also a euphemism for a man's naughty bits.

Apparently there's a Japanese species of winkle that's been attacking French oysters in their beds. What is the world coming to.

LFF


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 08:08 PM

Play with Fire by the Rolling Stones - can't even remember what the A side was now, but liked the line about "Now she gets her kicks in Stepney" as I was living in Stepney Green at the time!! Tattie B


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Gary T
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 11:37 PM

LFF, Rolf Harris had a U.S. chart hit with "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport," and I believe it was he who did "My Boomerang Won't Come Back." I would think that most folks who aren't familiar with those songs probably don't recognize his name.

I would venture that a winkle is what we know as a periwinkle.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Matt_R
Date: 21 Dec 00 - 11:48 PM

I know Tie My Kangaroo Down Sport!


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Gary T
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 06:59 AM

Yes, Matt, but will your boomerang come back? *G*


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: mkebenn
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 07:34 AM

Tan me hide when I've died, Clyde.. oh my, Id forgotten.. Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 08:10 AM

Peter and Mousethief, my recollection was that "I'm Down" was the B side to "Help". However, there have been many years and lots of... experiences since then, so I could be wrong.

Matt, I'm with you -- I really liked "Old Brown Shoe". And LEJ, I was also going to mention "She Loves You/I'll Get You" -- I'm sure the Beatles considered the latter a throwaway, but the tune was infectious.

Just another Beatles fan showing his age.

I think Creedence Clearwater also had some good combinations, although I'm not sure I can remember them specifically (was "Down On The Corner" backed by "Fortunate Son"? "Green River" backed by "Lodi"? the memory fades). I think it was their strategy to release singles that contained two strong songs, in the hopes that one would make the charts.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: GUEST,Dita
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 08:44 AM

Gaty T - It was Charlie Drake who sang " My boomerang wont come back" along with such other greats as "Please Mr. Custer" and "Mommy, give me a drink of Water"
My favourite B side must be Alex Cambell singing "Pack up your sorrows" on the flip of "Victoria dines alone".
love john.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 08:49 AM

I've always liked the faster version of "Revolution" off the Beatles "Hey Jude" single.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:04 AM

I seem to recall that Donovan's, "Atlantis" was a B side and surprised the producers by becoming the hit. Strangest B side I remember was Napoleon XIV "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha." The B side was the same song recorded backwards.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Gary T
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:06 AM

Thanks for the info, Dita (John?). The ol' memory cells ain't what they used to be!


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Grab
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:18 AM

Monty Python/Eric Idle: "I bet you they won't play this song on the radio", which was the B-side to "Always look on the bright side of life". Dying to play that sometime, but I don't have enough sound effects!

Grab.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Peter T.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:33 AM

Gulp, wrong about the Beatles. It was, of course, as you say Help/I'm Down.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Peter T.
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:35 AM

Boy am I having a Bside day. Forgot the second sentence: Ticket To Ride/Yes It Is.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: GUEST,Pete Peterson at work
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 10:45 AM

Back in 1927, DaCosta Woltz's Southern Broadcasters came into the studio with this wonderful arrangement of an old minstrel song, Merry Girl (one of the eight happy love songs that i know). When it was pointed out to them that records now had TWO sides (early Ernest Stoneman were on those thick Edison one-sided records, but I digress) they retired among themselves and came up with that wonderful version of "Yellow Rose of Texas" with the politically incorrect words that every old time band plays. The "B" side was the big hit.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 01:39 PM

Motown was usually good at giving two good songs for the price of one. Many of the "B" side of Supremes, Temptations, and Four Tops records were equally as good as the hit.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Seth
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 04:06 PM

The "B" side of " Little Bitty Pretty One" by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers was a great song " I'm Glad I'm Not A Juvenile Deliquent". On the other side of "Satisfaction" the Rolling Stones recorded "Under Assistant West Coast Promo Man" and of course, the B side of Elvis's first recording " That's Alright Mama" had "Blue Moon of Kentucky" on it.

Seth


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Matt_R
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 04:10 PM

B-side of "Beth" by KISS is DETROIT ROCK CITY!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Pixie
Date: 22 Dec 00 - 04:31 PM

Don't ask why I remember this, and I'm not saying it was a great "A" side, never mind "B", but its been recently re-covered: Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky" was the A-side, and the B-side was none other than the stellar production of "Jethro Bought Himself A Milk Cow" (not sure of the exact title, but that was the song)....I'm off for a drink. Obviously I'm retaining too much information and its time to kill off a few more brain cells!

Pixie


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Seth
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 02:19 AM

WHile digging around in my favorite GoodWill store a while back, I found a stack of 78's. Usually these are only good for Frisbees, but on the bottom of the stack I found the 78 of "Please, Please, Please" James Brown's first. I had read a story about this record somewhere, when the head of King records heard the demo of PPP, , he wouldn't release it because he thought that it was just completely nutso, nobody could stand to hear it. Eventually, he was persuaded to release as a B side. The A and B sides of this record sound as if they are done by different people, in a different studio, with different musicians, but A is a forgettable soul ballad that James Brown can't bring to life no matter how much CPR he gives it. "Please, Please, Please" through the scratches and dust of this old record snaps and sizzles like a downed power cable. James Brown inventing James Brown.

Seth


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: rube1
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 12:45 PM

I used to have a 45 of Lorne Greene singing the theme from "Bonanza." Yes, there were lyrics. They started off "We got a hold of a potful of gold, a bonanza..." And it went on for a couple of verses. Wish I still had it. The B side was "The Ballad of Johnny Ringo," the first real gunfighter ballad I ever heard. It began with Lorne's narrative, "He lay face down in the desert sand, clutching a sixgun in his hand. Shot from behind, I thought he was dead. Under his heart was a spot of red. Ringo..."

Anybody remember these songs?


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From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 01:32 PM

Yes I do,rube.In the pilot of Bonanza,the boys sang the words to the theme song as they mounted up to ride back to the ranch.Hoky and great.They should have given Hop Sing a verse.I also remember Lorne's "Johnny Ringo",as it got some top 40 airplay.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: rube1
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:11 PM

Glad someone remembers. I guess I never saw the pilot of Bonanza. something to look forward to. I'd love to know the entire lyrics. What a party trick.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: John Hardly
Date: 23 Dec 00 - 07:12 PM

They marketed the "Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport" here in the States complete with a "wobble board" so one could play along with the record. It was a piece of masonite with a very large "Tie Me Kangaroo.." and a Kangaroo screen printed on one side and "handles" on either end. I'd love to have mine back!

Incidentally, the B side was "Nick A. Teen and Al Chohol"

What a pathetic youth I had...

John


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Seth
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 05:00 PM

I don't know anybody who heard that "Ringo" ballad who didn't see Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr) on that horse.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: GUEST,LEJ
Date: 24 Dec 00 - 05:49 PM

Seth...I was a fan of the Walt Disney Wonderful World of Color,and they featured revolving Westerns for a while:Johnny Ringo,Sheriff John Slaughter,and El Gato, so I had a pretty clear picture of what Ringo looked like,and it wasn't that goofy dude from the Beatles.:>}

"Sheriff John Slaughter made 'em do what they oughtter
'Cause if they didn't,they'd die"


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Seth
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 12:49 PM

But I'm still trying to find the words to " If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas" the "B" side of RRNRD. Anyone got a clue? Does anyone care or let's face it here don't they have something better to do.

Seth


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF IT DOESN'T SNOW ON CHRISTMAS (G Autry)
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 07:54 PM

Seth, here it is. Found it at a good Christmas song site, http://www.xmasfitz.com/.
If It Doesn't Snow On Christmas
Gene Autry

Santa works all day in his workshop
Making lots of games and toys
Then one day, he hops in his sleigh
To bring them to the girls and boys
Santa's just as nice as he can be
There's just one little thing that worries me

If it doesn't snow on Christmas
How is Santa goin' to use his sleigh
In case of rain, will there be a train
That'll speed him on his way
If it doesn't snow on Christmas
How will Santa get around to us
If he breaks down on his way to town
Will they let him use a bus

I sent him a nice long letter
And I hope it's not in vain
I'd really feel much better
If I knew he could fly a plane

People say he has eight reindeer
For the sleigh he's driving here
But how'll he go, if it doesn't snow
On Christmas this year

[Interlude]

If it doesn't snow on Christmas
How is Santa goin' to use his sleigh
In case of rain, will there be a train
That'll speed him on his way
If it doesn't snow on Christmas
How will Santa get around to us
If he breaks down on his way to town
Will they let him use a bus

I sent him a nice long letter
And I hope it's not in vain
I'd really feel much better
If I knew he could fly a plane

People say he has eight reindeer
For the sleigh he's driving here
But how'll he go, if it doesn't snow
On Christmas this year


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: SINSULL
Date: 25 Dec 00 - 09:36 PM

"If you want your boomerang to come back
First you've got to throw it.
Oh Yes. Never thought of that..."

Seth, I have never met anyone who even knew "Maybe Tomorrow" nevermind loved it. It's my Favorite EB recording.
Another treasure - "Ruby Red" on the flip side of Tom Dooley" by the Kingston Trio.


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Bernard
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 07:47 AM

Can't remember who recorded it (in the early '70's, I think) - 'They're coming to take me away, ha ha!'.

The 'B' side was the entire track in reverse!

Hmmmmm....


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Subject: RE: BS: ' B' sides of favorite records
From: Bernard
Date: 26 Dec 00 - 07:56 AM

Remember 'Telstar' by the Tornadoes? The 'B' side is 'Jungle Fever', which is very useful for 'atmospheric' music to elicit excellent 'creative writing' from junior school classes.

On a completely different tack, 'Telstar' was recorded using a Selmer Clavioline (valve - tube! - based early synthesiser). I recently acquired a complete, although not fully functional original, which I am in the middle of renovating.

I know it's a long shot, but has anyone out there got any circuit drawings? I tried the website, but it's not very technical.

Most of the problems are dirty switch contacts, but the 'tremolo' is almost non-existent, and it's the old fashioned tag-board construction, making it very difficult to follow the circuits!


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