Saturday, February 16, 2013

Transmission 1213

Words by William Shakespeare and music from Spooky Tooth, Wah Wah Watson, Audio Active, Harry Nilsson, King Crimson, Jimmy Cliff, The Buckinghams, Sagittarius, The Third Rail, UFO, Scorpions and Klaus Schulze!

T1213 is a 67.1mb 128k mp3 1:13:21 in length made loud to be played louder!

"serviceable villain"


*The end of the controlled cacophony found on the original Beatles version of I Am The Walrus featured an excerpt from Shakespeare's King Lear which was added to the mono mix of the song directly from an AM radio that John Lennon was scanning in the studio. The broadcast that was used was from the BBC Third Programme, begins at Act IV, Scene VI, line 224 and ends with the disguised Edgar talking to his estranged and maliciously blinded father, the Earl of Gloucester after he kills Oswald, the Steward of Goneril. The Earl asks "What, is he dead?" and Edgar replies "Sit ye down, father, rest you."

**The illustration is from The Plays of William Shakespeare. The Tragedies. Illustrator: H. C. Selous. London: Cassell and Company, c. 1830.

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