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Reissue: the turtles

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punkfolkrocker 25 Dec 16 - 12:40 AM
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Subject: the turtles
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 25 Dec 16 - 12:40 AM

way bak in the 70s i was probably one of the few teenage brits into the turtles greatest hits compilation lps...

they sort of started off as commercial byrds copyest folk rock..


as good if not better..



anyway.. flo and eddie just rereeleased entire back caalogue on cd...


im in headphones and rum heaven....


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Subject: RE: the turtles
From: keberoxu
Date: 25 Dec 16 - 11:50 AM

"Eve of Destruction" has stood the test of time.


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Subject: RE: the turtles
From: GUEST, DTM
Date: 25 Dec 16 - 12:37 PM

Happy Together & You Know She'd Rather Be With Me were two of my favourites. I thought Eve Of Destruction was a hit for Barry McGuire however the Turtles may have done ha cover version. I don't know.


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Subject: RE: the turtles
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Dec 16 - 01:57 PM

Just goes to ptove that you can post any old rubbish on this site and some idiot will respond.


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Subject: RE: the turtles
From: michaelr
Date: 25 Dec 16 - 03:17 PM

QED


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Subject: RE: the turtles
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Dec 16 - 04:48 PM

Proved your own point, Guest.


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Subject: RE: the turtles
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 25 Dec 16 - 04:57 PM

Anonymous GUEST @ 1:57, it's impossible to determine from your comment whether you specifically consider The Turtles unworthy of discussion, or you disapprove of "non-folk" music in general.

If the former, I would call to your attention the fact that, when The Turtles disbanded, Frank Zappa recruited three of the band's members for his own Mothers of Invention. And Frank didn't exactly have a reputation for hiring no-talent dipshits.

If the latter, please try to resist the temptation to open threads whose subjects you know beforehand will not meet your criteria for worthiness.


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Subject: ADDPOP: You Baby
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Jan 17 - 09:32 PM

I found an archive of an old "Official" Turtles Website, http://web.archive.org/web/20060407093317/http://www.theturtles.com/lyrics.html.
In my memory, the Turtles had two hits, "Happy Together" and "You Baby." Anybody remember more?

"Happy" has been posted elsewhere (see links above). To further annoy our Guest, here's "You Baby."

 "You Baby"
    (P.F. Sloan - Steve Barri)


Intro [drum beat followed by 12-string guitar]:

                  B      D#m       E       B

         v   v    v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v

        ---------|-------------7---|-----------------|

        ---7-----|---------7-------|-7---------------|

        -----9-7-|-----8-9---------|---9---8---------|

        ---------|-9---------------|-----------------|

        ---------|-----------------|-----------------|

        ---------|-----------------|-----------------|



         B      D#m       F# E   B [N.C.]

         v   v   v   v    v   v   v   v

        -----------------|-----------------|

        ---------4---5---|-4---------------|

        ---4-4-6---------|---6---4---------|

        -----------------|-----------------|

        -----------------|-----------------|

        -----------------|-----------------|


Verse 1:

                  B            D#m

        From the time I fall asleep

                  E               F#

        'Til the morning comes I dream about

        B   D#m E   F#

        You baby

               B       D#m

        And I feel all right

                  E      F#

        'Cause I know tonight I'll be with

        B   D#m E   B

        You baby

        D#m               C#m

        And who makes me feel like smiling

                  E            F#

        When the weary day is through

Chorus:

        B   E    F#   E          B    E       F#   E   B

        You baby,    no-one but you, baby, nobody but you   [2X]


[repeat intro]


Verse 2:
        They say candy is sweet
        But it just can't compete with
        You baby
        You've got everything I need
        And nobody can please like
        You do, baby
        And who believes all my wildest dreams
        And my craziest schemes will come true

[repeat chorus]

Bridge [rhythm guitar plays muted 1/8 notes: B5-B5-B6-B6 etc.]

        B

        A little ray of sunshine

        E                B

        A little bit of soul

        B

        Add just a touch of magic

                    C#m       D#m          E       F#

        You got the greatest thing since rock 'n' roll



[repeat chorus (2X); end cold]


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Subject: RE: Reissue: the turtles
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 07 Jan 17 - 10:34 AM

there was a sign in a pet shop - adopt a turtle.

Denise said , adopt!! we weren't even trying for one....


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Subject: RE: Reissue: the turtles
From: michaelr
Date: 07 Jan 17 - 12:40 PM

"You Showed Me", "Elenore", "She'd Rather Be With Me" charted in the Top Ten.


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Subject: RE: Reissue: the turtles
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Jan 17 - 12:51 PM

And I never knew it was "Elenore," I always heard Helena, but what do I know. That one had witty lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Reissue: the turtles
From: mkebenn
Date: 08 Jan 17 - 10:06 AM

"Helena,gee I think you're swell" works just dandy. Mike


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Subject: RE: Reissue: the turtles
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 08 Jan 17 - 11:31 AM

Re "Elenore", from the song's Wikipedia page:

The band recorded "Elenore" as a parody of the type of happy-go-lucky pop songs they themselves had been performing, but with deliberately clichéd and slapdash lyrics such as: "Your looks intoxicate me / Even though your folks hate me / There's no one like you, Elenore, really"; and "Gee, I think you're swell / And you really do me well / You're my pride and joy, et cetera..." Howard Kaylan later said:

Elenore was a parody of "Happy Together." It was never intended to be a straight-forward song. It was meant as an anti-love letter to White Whale [Records], who were constantly on our backs to bring them another "Happy Together." So I gave them a very skewed version. Not only with the chords changed, but with all these bizarre words. It was my feeling that they would listen to how strange and stupid the song was and leave us alone. But they didn't get the joke. They thought it sounded good. Truthfully, though, the production on "Elenore" WAS so damn good. Lyrically or not, the sound of the thing was so positive that it worked. It certainly surprised me.


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Subject: RE: Reissue: the turtles
From: keberoxu
Date: 08 Jan 17 - 11:41 AM

"Elenore" may have been a moderate Top Ten score, as in "not number one," but in my childhood that darned tune was in heavy rotation on the AM radio stations, in the car driving or wherever. And Kaplan is spot on about the production -- for pop music it really jumped out of the car radio speakers and grabbed you by the ears. I haven't heard it played in years, but in my memory it sounds as vivid as ever.


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Subject: RE: Reissue: the turtles
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 08 Jan 17 - 01:23 PM

The new 2 CD single collection is probably the best these records have ever sounded...

[allowing for the age and condition of the surviving master tapes..]

In the UK these reissue CDs are by no means cheap, but a justifiable xmas & new years treat.

.. the LP reissue box set is nearly 60 quid.


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Subject: RE: Reissue: the turtles
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 08 Jan 17 - 01:25 PM

This is a better direct link.. [ignore the previous one]

https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Singles-Turtles/dp/B01HEYDFJC/ref=tmm_acd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1483899841&sr=8-3


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Subject: RE: Reissue: the turtles
From: michaelr
Date: 08 Jan 17 - 06:52 PM

Flo and Eddie (Volman and Kaylan) had a deep understanding of the popular 2 1/2 minute hit song of the 50s and 60s (doo-wop roots and all), as evidenced in the following:

Let Me Make Love To You
Tears Began to Fall


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