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on Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:44 am
This should really be in the general music section but the link with Brian is so strong that I'm including it here.

This is a beautiful and characteristically informative post made on Smiley by Stephen Desper about the great Hal Blaine, who died last week. I've linked it here (rather than reproducing it) out of respect for its author. Rich, perhaps you can return the favour and identify (in the accompanying video) the track starting with guitar just after the opening "LDC" clip. It sounds so familiar but I just can't place it!

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26438.msg647795.html#msg647795

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on Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:35 am
This is the famous Veggie Fight between Hal and Brian as incorporated in Aquarian SMiLE, my favourite SMiLE mix by (then name) Mujan. It starts here at 16:48:

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on Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:16 pm
This Hal Blaine album is totally flipped! Wrecking Crew stuff Ohmy Psychedelic Percussion has shades of some of the crazier stuff going down on SMiLE with a smattering of jazz thrown in:



"This notorious exploitation psych treasure was made by one of the most legendary session drummer in the music biz, having recorded with everyone from The Beach Boys to Frank Sinatra (the list is endless). Here, he  builds endlessly swirling thickets of rhythms, counter-rhythms and melodic percussive detailing on an extraordinary arsenal of noisemakers as well as organs, celestes, clavinets and harpsichords, sometimes abetted by Paul Beaver (of Beaver & Krause) on electronics and Emil Richards on additional percussion. The actual experiential effect of listening to this stuff is anything but faux though, exploitation trappings or not (and the trappings are decidedly thick, with titles like 'Love-In', 'Trippin' Out', 'Wiggy', 'Flower Society' etc), as your equilibrium is assailed by these whirlwinds of acidic motion." [Source]

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on Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:42 am
Mr. K wrote:Rich, perhaps you can return the favour and identify (in the accompanying video) the track starting with guitar just after the opening "LDC" clip. It sounds so familiar but I just can't place it!

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php/topic,26438.msg647795.html#msg647795

guitarfool2002 answered me across the road. It's "Out Of Limits" by the Marketts, who were in fact the Wrecking Crew. Those horn calls towards the end remind me of a Jack Nitzsche track, possibly "The Lonely Surfer".
 



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Marketts

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on Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:37 pm
I have had this 45 for years! It is the theme to the Adam West Batman TV series. All of this time I didn`t realize I had a real treasure in my collection. Had no idea it was the Wrecking Crew.

'Theme to BATMAN TV Series + Ritchie`s Theme (B-Side)'---The Marketts (The Wrecking Crew)


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on Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:35 pm
DarkGothicQueen wrote:I have had this 45 for years! It is the theme to the Adam West Batman TV series. All of this time I didn`t realize I had a real treasure in my collection. Had no idea it was the Wrecking Crew.

'Theme to BATMAN TV Series + Ritchie`s Theme (B-Side)'---The Marketts (The Wrecking Crew)

Great instrumental! When I first saw this enter the US charts, I had no idea what this Batman thing was. I was thinking of batman as "a soldier assigned as a personal valet to a commissioned officer" (as in "I was Kaiser Bill's Batman" by Whistling Jack Smith). Later the series came to Europe and I thought it was really cool! The Wrecking Crew were everywhere in those days, it seems--like they could do the job faster and more efficiently than anyone else. This is the Mar(-)ket(t)s track I heard first, the jaunty "Surfer's Stomp". One can only guess at which members of the Crew played on these tracks...


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on Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:05 pm
I got sent this email today while at work. I thought it was a very sweet and loving tribute for a legend which Hal is.

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on Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Cool Cool Water wrote:I got sent this email today while at work. I thought it was a very sweet and loving tribute for a legend which Hal is.

Wow, that is awesome, Rich. Brings tears to the eyes it does. Thanks so much for sharing it! Wrecking Crew stuff Smile

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