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So i was reading the book "Another Side of Bob Dylan" by Victor Maymudes, his tour-manager through 40 years. He talked about going to this place called Yelapa, a Native American village located on a beach only accessible by boat. He mentions that Bob was so intrigued by this place, that he wrote some songs about it. Bob imagined it was a place where time stood still, a place to be himself, some sort of magical place in his mind.
Now if we take a look at the last verse in the song:"And take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mindDown the foggy ruins of timeFar past the frozen leavesThe haunted frightened treesOut to the windy beachFar from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow "
This fits quite well on the description of the place in the book. The beach, ruins of time etc.
There are also some other lines in the song that enforces my theory:"Take me on a trip upon your magic swirling ship" (Telapa is only accessible by boat)"Silhouetted by the sea"
What do you think?
I don't know if this has already been posted or something but i wasn't written anywhere on the Genius lyrics page, so i guess this might be a first? Fingers crossed
Edit: Yelapa, not Telapa
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Sorry I don't know any of the words, but it does have vocals. Can't remember if the vocalist is male or female. The song sounds very droney, like maybe someone is vacuuming in the background. I thought maybe it was Velvet Underground but had no luck going through their albums. It must be somewhat well known, I've heard it in multiple different situations. The squeaky sound is the most memorable part, it repeats throughout the entire song I think.
Something I don’t see get talked about here often is the tambourine that’s very iconic to the Loveless era sound. I read something in an interview with Alan moulder and he said this.
“We built a sound booth with a blanket over the top so that it was completely dead, and we had a Neumann U87 going into a UREI 1176 compressor, which was set on 8:1. I always tend to use higher ratios, but if the gain reduction needle moved I’d be amazed. It didn’t really do any compressing, but just running the signal through the 1176 adds a nice sheen to the top end. There was no EQ, or if there was it was very, very minimal...”
“...The tambourine, which Kevin played, was recorded using the same U87 setup, but without the tent. He’d stand about three feet away from the mic and play. He was very good at playing the tambourine – it’s not easy.”
I’ve often wanted to incorporate tambourine into my songs, but, haven’t found a good way to do this much yet. I’ve even messed around in shops with some more expensive tambourines and have found that the brass ones sound very similar, it’s hard to tell if he used one with a skin on it our not, but, I think I almost hear some tapping on “to here knows when”
Does anyone else have any experience recording tambourine that could give some insight on this, or have any idea what type Kevin shields may have used on loveless based off the sound?