Sunday, January 17

#47 We're Late For Class Presents: The Act You've Known For All These Years

Destined to be our first deleted release. This is a psychedelic mash-up using only tracks from The Beatles' experimental solo releases. Every sound you'll hear is The Beatles (or, more accurately, from their solo albums). No sounds have been added by us. Since they never made an experimental album together, a future press release should wildly claim, "The Beatles - As You've Never Heard Them Before!" If only they'd all just gotten along. That's the premise, anyway. Originally made for our amusement, we figured, hey... why not share it? Link back to us and we'll whisper your name in bonged reverence & dedicate a bowl to your existence. When our species comes to rule this planet, your name will be on the protected rolls and you will come to no harm.

Listen or Embed

Space Fantasy Peace (Intro) (1:18)
Real Made Up (7:06)
Ski-ing/Au (3:15)
Mersey Silence Movement 1 (Overture) (5:10)
Greasy Leaf Changes (9:52)
You Can't Fight Virgins In A Dream (7:00)
It's So Hard To Hope For Peace In A Spiral (Requiem) (13:34)
Goodnight Sad Ramsterdam (3:44)
John, Yoko Is My Madness (Hidden Track) (19:02)

The Reviews Are In...
"The psychedelic follow up to Magical Mystery Tour" - Rolling Stone
"The Beatles were never this heavy!" - Mojo

"The best opera yet written!" - Hit Parader"If only they'd all just gotten along." - We're Late For Class
"...finely wrought, melancholy character studies" -
"The 13 minute Lennon epic, 'It's So Hard To Hope For Peace In A Spiral (Requiem),' is an impassioned anti-war cry from the grave." - Earl"The greatest Beatles mash up of all time." - Never Get Out Of The Boat
"A rather boring and sentimentally self conscious effort from a Face(less)book act soon to be forgotten on the horizon of last decade." - Anonymous Guy @ NGOOTB
"...sure to go down in music history in the category of 'required listening.'"
- Elementary Penguin
"Best Free Beatles Mash-up of Jan 2010!" - Astral Headspace
"Clever stunt yields intriguing results!!" - Astral Headspace (The real quote)
"Luv it! Luv it! Luv it!" - Casey, The College Crowd Digs Me
"...download it as soon as possible" - homemade lofi psych
"...a trip into the dark twisted world of The Beatles alternate reality..."- Omlette Dangle

The pre-law guys insist we say that no money changed hands for these reviews.

Thanks for all the totally manufactured opinions. Now that you're a newly published/certified music critic, you've got a virtual license to "download for revi
ew purposes." Please consult your attorney.



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61 comments:

Adam Gott said...

This one looks good! I can't wait for my download to finish!

I have posted links at both of my blogs (Cool-Mo-Dee and mpfree).

We're Late For Class said...

You're the best, Adam. Thanks for all the past links, too.

said...

Can't let this be easily eradicated. That would be just wrong. It's up over at NSS.

Here's my (stuffy) review:
The Beatles:The Act You've Known For All These Years (WLFC Records #047, 2010)—These Liverpudlians were some of the premier singer-songwriters of their time, but haven’t released an album for many years. This long-delayed set of songs (they scrapped the album twice before completing it) returns them to their finely wrought, melancholy character studies. (Yawn!)
from Wut Cums Next, The No Yorker

We're Late For Class said...

Yes, NØ! We thought it was real. Thanks for the press.

We're Late For Class said...

Third Person Translation For The Overseas Press (...thanks NØ).

"Get it while you can. Destined to be their first deleted release. They originally made this for their own amusement, then figured, hey... why not share it? This is a psychedelic mash-up using only tracks from The Beatles' experimental solo releases. Every sound you'll hear is The Beatles (and whoever appeared with them on those albums). As a future press release should wildly claim, "The Beatles - As You've Never Heard Them Before!" If only they'd all just gotten along. That's the premise, anyway. Mashed by WLFC, January 2010. Please post this anywhere, so it can't be easily eradicated. Link back to them & they'll whisper your name in bonged reverence & dedicate a bowl to your existence."

infinite fool said...

Got a link to this post up over at my place. Let me know if it gets deleted & I'll upload it myself.

We're Late For Class said...

Thanks Fool. We left "poopoo" in your comments.

We're Late For Class said...

Mashed From The Following Albums

Wonderwall Music
Two Virgins
Electronic Sound
Life With The Lions
Wedding Album
Live Peace In Toronto 1969
McCartney
Some Time In New York City
Thrillington
Dark Horse
Stop And Smell The Roses
Oobu Joobu (Ecology)
Press To Play
Working Classical
Liverpool Oratorio
Liverpool Sound Collage
Memory Almost Full
& Electric Arguments
("It's So Hard" and a piece of dialog are from a bootleg and there are a couple of seconds from Anthology 3)

My Name Is Earl said...

How about The 13 minute Lennon epic, It's So Hard To Hope For Peace In A Spiral (Requiem), is an impassioned anti-war cry from the grave.

We're Late For Class said...

Good one. Keep writing that stuff and you'll get a shitload of free albums.

ElementaryPenguin said...

I love how you took all of this from such obscure places (and for that reason alone, EMI might not care).

"Second only to Harrison's "Gone Troppo" in overall feel, "The Act You've Known For All These Years" is sure to go down in music history in the category of 'required listening.'

We're Late For Class said...

Hey... you've done this before.

Turk said...

Nice work. Better than the albums they came from.

Valo said...

The Devil Ate A
Ton Of Yoghurt
And The Beatles!

LOVE YOU GUYS!

Winston B. Jamesson said...

What "mashup"? This here is the real deal.

Anonymous said...

an insult to one of,if not, THE best bands on the planet.
Then there's the beatles.
yours faithfully
Heather Mills

Keanu Reeves said...

Dude, did someone mention herbage?

Anonymous said...

'tis nought but witchcraft.The turning of base music into gold.
there was a time when you'd have all be burnt at the stake.

a belated happy new year to all
scav

. said...

Hah!

We're Late For Class said...

What is everybody talking about?

Keanu Reeves said...

Dude, if you've gotta ask...

Anonymous said...

Thanks!! Looking forward to hearing this!

--Crazed

Dfactor said...

Thanks for the heads-up - I dig a pony. And your 70 minutes.
http://www.wavedrumor.com/2010/01/were-late-for-class-presents-act-youve.html

We're Late For Class said...

Fantastic. We're covered on the Irish Cream and Circus peanuts, but the closest lookalike we've got is Steve Buscemi. Thanks loads for the push.

zigzag said...

Loved this - as someone born & living across the Mersey from Liverpool the Beatles are something of a religion to some folk around here,but general opinion has been positive from most who've heard this.Intend to get it played on local pirate station'Radio Xanadu'which broadcasts on Sundays (107 fm & on the web)to give more coverage.Keep on with the good work.

We're Late For Class said...

Thanks a million ZZ. Really appreciate the kudos and the airwave plugs. Keep us posted on the hate mail and death threats you're sure to get from the locals.

skimble said...

I always knew you guys were great.

This is just a lot more proof.

We're Late For Class said...

You talkin' to us? ...or The Beatles?

D J R-S said...

I could swear I hear the ascending introductory riff from the Pink Panther theme towards the end of Greasy Leaf Changes...I haven't had acid-- or flashbacks!-- in years-- how do you do it??

We're Late For Class said...

Well... after ruling out acid and flashbacks, we're not sure. Where exactly do you mean? The last section in "Greasy Leaf Changes" is from George Harrison's Wonderwall Music. Thanks for listening that far in.

Albert said...

My, that was sure fun!

Rev. Dr. Moller. MDMA, THC and BAR. said...

I have put this up at my blog, cheers.

http://hullunderground.blogspot.com/

We're Late For Class said...

Thanks a million, Rev.

Doccus Rockus Maximus said...

I've obliged.. an i'll post it at my site also sometime soon then .. (http://docrockstudio.blogspot.com/)
An hey im sorry ive not been by the last YEAR. used to Always check U out..
It's only cuz of the Rev Dr that i remembered here..
Cheers frum Doc

We're Late For Class said...

Thanks, Doc.

Doccus Rockus Maximus said...

oh hey i just checked out yer bio here... 'improvisational'..
Hmmm im one of the originaters of te Freeform movement in rock and roll..
Tough to get bookings tho..
Club owner asks "what do they play?'
And of course the agent lies thru their teeth.. cuz otherrwise they'd have to say 'well, it's never the same thing twice.. they make everything up on the spot for four hours!"
Cheers!

We're Late For Class said...

It's why we record everything we do, Doc. Easier than lugging equipment around and easier that trying to sell this stuff to hit seekers. Thanks for checking us out, Doc.

Doccus Rockus Maximus said...

Hey Y'all ..... just had a listen meself... . this is SO frikkin good... so boil up the ole lady an call the tea... throw out the cat an feed the garbage. slap om the headphones an have a lissen... an dont blame me if Owsley seems ta have walked in the room
Good Job WLFC...........

We're Late For Class said...

Thanks, Doc. You're welcomed to post the player over at your house, too, so your pals can listen in.

Doccus Rockus Maximus said...

will be slappin the speakers up on the walls as we speek. thx!

Doccus Rockus Maximus said...

Better clean up yer shop. and put out the good china. bud. think ya just made the 'big time' with this one . Fu##%%ing brilliant!

We're Late For Class said...

Drugs kicking in, Doc? Thanks for listening and posting. We can use all the help we can get.

Napi said...

Thanks a lot.
With your permission, I include your player on my site.
All Aboard!!!El Cielo Y El Dedo

We're Late For Class said...

You bet! We appreciate it. Thanks too for the link.

Casey said...

Luv it! Luv it! Luv it!

You guys have definitely been wearing
your
-->Eclectic...Creative...Knickers<--!

Don't ever stop! Times 2!

mike-floyd said...

Late in coming, but finally posted your player and link with a small praise on
http://homemade-lofi-psychedelic.blogspot.com/
Enjoy it very much,
mike-floyd

We're Late For Class said...

Thanks, Casey.

Hey Mike,
Thanks a bunch. We always appreciate showing up over at your place. ALL we indie noisemakers appreciate what you do.

styxman68 said...

Love this stuff, when's #48 comin?

We're Late For Class said...

We're trying to get that together now.

Valo said...

Will you please play some more music
Or just close this site down anyway
Kids, dogs and hundred on the hyena
Please stay cool tonight and play!

take care out there!

love!
valo

We're Late For Class said...

We've got some noise coming up. But, you really want us to close the site down?

D J R-S said...

I've listened to this a couple couple times...Greasy Leaf Changes gets me everytime-- who's the guitar solo in the 3/4 way thru shuffle, w/ Macca soundbites? Trumpet & chromatic harp after that? You guys are great, you can take a year off yr day job & this too, if you want to pilgrimage the globe & sample the pipes of Jajouka like the late Brian again- gotta DL & listen to ALL yr older jams & mashups.

We're Late For Class said...

Thanks for listening. The lead guitar is either McCartney or one of his sidemen. The harp is from Harrison's "Wonderwall Music." The trumpet? Hmmmm. We're not sure. Maybe the same place, or a McCartney album? We were stoned, forgive us. As for our older stuff... it's nearly all live jams. No other mash-ups... except maybe, mashing ourselves.

Dennis C. Lee said...

You really pumped up Wonderwall in a way that I doubt George would complain about.

We're Late For Class said...

Yeah... he's not really much of a complainer these days. Thanks for listening.

Anonymous said...

so nothing since late feb 2011? 2.5 months now. darthcdrx@aol.com

We're Late For Class said...

We've rectified that.

OmletteDaggle said...

Omlette review.
The Beatles were good in their time, but lets face it, George was the only one with anything to say. I think we have all had enough of the Magical Mystery Strawberry Walrus thing, after all we have been hearing it for 40 years.
Well now, "Were Late For Class" brings you "The Act You've Known All These Years", a trip into the dark twisted world of The Beatles alternate reality, a journey from the 60s to present day and beyond. Experience the psychedelic inflected spaces inhabited by rock, jazz, classical and something else, something without genre. Journey to other dimensions on the doomed deepspace starship Mersey Silence. Hear the tribal, primal, hypnotic, drumming as you move through alien jungles and listen to the distant voices, urgently implanting their messages into your brain. Absorb the spacey, trancey, ever changing musical soundscapes of this eclectic collection.Take this trip and feed your mind.

We're Late For Class said...

Thanks Omlette.

mick55 said...

To say it transcends the original works is an understatement
and may make me eligible for the "Master of the Obvious"
award I have coveted for so long.

Smoke on WLFC!

We're Late For Class said...

Smoke on.