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Old 03-14-2019, 11:48 AM
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Twist (Music Bank Jam Take 7)
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“I was there… I'm trying to cast my mind back to 2005 and the sessions at Music Bank by the railway tracks in SE1. I can't remember why we were there… rehearsal for upcoming gigs perhaps or were we trying to capture some of the tracks from 100 Days Off in their live shape? What I do remember was we recorded loads of versions of Twist live, straight off Rick’s Midas H1000 into an 8-track portadrive...

...Listening to them today they range from reconstructed live jams hardly recognisable as the original album version to faithful renditions of the aforementioned track or long takes that rise and fall over the course of 15 minutes or more, overdubbed with wild guitar solos. The version you are listening to here falls into the last category and is pretty close to the way it was played live at the time; maybe slightly longer than you've heard it performed unless you were in the audience at one of those special nights where Karl was channelling the spirit of Gregg Allman or Dennis Coffey and Rick just didn't want the music to end.”

- Steve Hall

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Old 03-14-2019, 11:56 AM
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Re: Twist (Music Bank Jam Take 7)
One of the roundhouse gigs for I went to was when twist was played. Prettty much how it planned out live on the night which was great for the improv element.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:00 PM
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Re: Twist (Music Bank Jam Take 7)
awesome track, great version too.

wonder how different the other takes are.

i always wanted an extended version of it with the guitars over it.
this is pretty much it.

Old 03-14-2019, 12:04 PM
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Re: Twist (Music Bank Jam Take 7)
this has been on people's wishlist for a while, hasn't it?

really shreds the album version away, if you ask me. AHDO is a fine album but a lot of it lacks that extra 'oomph', yknow….this track has it
Old 03-14-2019, 12:12 PM
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Re: Twist (Music Bank Jam Take 7)
Several AHDO tracks sound SO MUCH BETTER live. I like that record but when you hear the contemporaneous live versions, it's like there could have been a very different version of that record; one that was a lot more spacious and brooding and yet also more lively.

Mo Move -- usually performed without the "I dream in chemical" lyric, extended drum solo. Haunting, expansive, epic. Yet on the album, it's tight as a drum.

Two Months Off -- well this always sounds the same, I'm honestly bored by this track.

Twist -- as demonstrated in this new download, a totally different song when played with Karl's dirty guitar and Rick's soaring synth stabs. Like Mo Move, the album version feels compact and restrained.

Sola Sistim - dunno if this was ever played live.

Little Speaker - they played this a bit on the Oblivion tour and it didn't really change IIRC.

Trim - they played a truly breathtaking version of this on the Peel broadcast that we heard also as a Lemonworld broadcast jam that I've always suspected was an early version. For the album, they tightened this up and made it a lot brighter. Didn't help IMO.

Ess Gee - don't think i've heard alt versions of this

Dinosaur Adventure 3D -- this was always a bit dubious, an obvious combo of Dark Train and King of Snake. But it sounded much more interesting live, with more elements and more chaos.

Ballet Lane - no alt version I know of.

Luetin - this was performed fairly faithfully.

So yeah, overall AHDO is IMO unnecessarily restrained and edited. Tracks like Twist, which on the album feels almost like an afterthought next to Two Months Off, become gorgeous and exciting. If they ever did a AHDO anniversary box, I'd love to hear more alternate takes like this.
Old 03-14-2019, 12:42 PM
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Re: Twist (Music Bank Jam Take 7)
Originally Posted by negative1 View Post
i always wanted an extended version of it with the guitars over it.
this is pretty much it.
This, but Glam Bucket, ala Hollywood Bowl 2007!
Old 03-14-2019, 03:09 PM
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Re: Twist (Music Bank Jam Take 7)
Love this! I sometimes find it hard to hear Karl's guitarifications (it *is* a word) at gigs so hearing this improv is ace. More please 8)
Old 03-14-2019, 05:33 PM
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Re: Twist (Music Bank Jam Take 7)
Really enjoy it. Given the whole rehearsal we got couple of weeks back, I would love to hear more of these rehearsals.
Always gems in these jams. Though I also do like the original.
Old 03-18-2019, 10:26 PM
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Re: Twist (Music Bank Jam Take 7)
Watched a few concert videos of Twist. Really miss those guitars on stage.
Old 03-19-2019, 04:06 PM
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Re: Twist (Music Bank Jam Take 7)
Originally Posted by darktrain View Post
This, but Glam Bucket, ala Hollywood Bowl 2007!
totally agree

That really was a special performance. There might have been a few other shows where Karl did a bit of a solo over "Glam Bucket"... but I don't think the others were that intense
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