Released Fifty Years Ago Today: "Jesus Christ Superstar"

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  1. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I think it’s a Telecaster bass.
    Nick Lowe is holding a similar one on the cover of his somewhat coincidentally named Jesus Of Cool album.
    The SG Junior the guitarist is playing has some interesting mods.
    Lastly, I kept thinking how much Murray Head sounds like a poor man’s Steve Winwood.
    Thanks for listening.
     
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    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    Wasn’t really fond of the original album, and saw the original theatre version, which brought it more to life for me.
    However, the latest concert DVD is stunning both visually and musically. We watch it frequently at home.
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    We lived in Germany when the double album was released, and my siblings and I wore that thing out.
    We had a blue plastic-cased Philips record player, and it punched well above its weight class.

    Loved it then, and listen to the entire thing at least twice a year.

    Ian Gillan, Murray Head, Yvonne Elliman, just brilliant.
    And the unsung hero musicians, man oh man.
    So good.

    :)
     
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    micpoc Friend of Leo's

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    Little-known—though not hidden—fact about the cast on the original album: one of the Priests is singer Paul Raven, born Paul Francis Gadd, but better known as Gary Glitter... and the less said about that, the better.
     
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    I was lucky enough to play the 2nd Guitar part for this show in November 2019. It was a 6 piece rock band (2 x Keys, 2 x Guitar, Bass & Drums) plus a 40 piece Orchestra and a 30 piece choir. It was an amazing experience that I will cherish for a long time. Unfortunaley there was no recording allowed which is a greaet shame.

    Some interesting time signatures in there - 7/8, 5/8 etc. It certainly keeps you on your toes!
     
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