Joined: April 2000
||Posted: Jan. 30 2008, 09:58
Excuse me for hitting again on this, but I think you're getting it wrong about the date... 1970, as I take it, is the recording date of the two last tracks on the bonus disc, which were recorded by Sally outside of Sallyangie (the band was already over in 1969, AFAIR), which do indeed sound very different from the rest of the album - and from the rest of the bonus disc.
Regarding the improvisations, I quite agree on Mike's idea of building up pieces starting from single ideas - almost nine minutes of TB Part 1 are built that way.
As for "Three Blind Mice", a slightly twisted version of it is featured in Mike's lyrics [which are completely different from Sally's!] in "Chamaleon", an album track on CotS - so maybe those words were still running through Mike's head while he was recording "Mrs. Moon"... and the beers did the rest. Also, when he 'sings' the rhyme, he's strumming so loud that his guitar gets slightly distorted... yes, the mood is definitely alcoholic.
Ugo C. - a devoted Amarokian