A TOOT AND A SNORE IN ’74

A Toot and a Snore in ’74 is a bootleg album of the only known recording session in which John Lennon and Paul McCartney played together after the break-up of the Beatles. First mentioned by Lennon in a 1975 interview, more details were brought to light in May Pang’s 1983 book, Loving John, and it gained wider prominence when McCartney made reference to the session in a 1997 interview. Discussing with Australian writer Sean Sennett in his Soho office, McCartney claimed the “session was hazy… for a number of reasons”.

Lennon is on lead vocal and guitar, and McCartney sings harmony and plays Ringo Starr’s drums. (Starr, who was recording with Nilsson at the time but not present at the session, complained at the next day’s recording session that “[McCartney] always messes up my drums!”) Stevie Wonder sings and plays electric piano, Linda McCartney is on organ, Pang plays tambourine, Nilsson provides vocals, Davis is on guitar, Freeman (who was producing Don McLean in the neighboring studio) fills in on bass, and Keys plays saxophone. Keys had been questioned on a number of times about the session, but he couldn’t recall any of it. [Source]

THE BRITISH LIBRARY PHOTOSTREAM

The British Library has released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books and digitized to release them back into the Public Domain. There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colorful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more.

THAT DOG. TO RELEASE ‘TOTALLY CRUSHED OUTTAKES’ 7” ON MARCH 31ST

that dog. is set to release a limited edition 7” vinyl – Totally Crushed Outtakes – on March 31st, 2017 via Hello Records. Limited to 500 pieces in white vinyl, the 7” and other limited merch packages are available starting today, February 28th, here. Fans can also stream one of the tracks, “Ms. Wrong,” in anticipation of the release below!

that dog. was founded in Los Angeles by Anna Waronker (lead vox, guitar), TonyMaxwell (drums) and sisters Rachel Haden (bass, vox) and Petra Haden (violin, vox). Totally Crushed Outtakes were recorded in 1995 by Tom Grimley at Poop Alley in Los Angeles, CA. These were the first recordings of “MsWrong,” “Silently,” and “OneSummer Night” and have never before been released. The band ended up re-recording these songs for the album Totally Crushed Out.

“Silently” was initially recorded as an acoustic song with banjo and pedal steel guitar. Label mate and frequent touring and recording buddy Beck played the banjo. Ironic intrigue alert: unbeknownst to Beck, Anna wrote this song about him! Childhood friend of Tony and Anna and frequent Beck guitarist Smokey Hormel played the pedal steel guitar. Also recorded during those sessions was the final track “Punk Rock Lobster,” which features a guest appearance by Benett Rogers and captures the behind-the-scenes fun that dog. had recording with Grimley at his studio/loft. Make sure to listen for added background ambience courtesy of the noisy car repair shop next door. 

Be sure to take a listen to “Ms. Wrong” from the Totally Crushed Outtakes by that dog. and check out pre-order bundles now!