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“Original hand drawn artwork by Stooges’ sax man Steven Mackay while staying at the Tropicana Motel in Hollywood when the band was recording the Fun House album across the street. Mackay regularly created comics for CREEM magazine in 1969 and 1970, this was intended for publication but got pushed aside because of the length of Lester Bangs legendary ”Of Pop & PiesFun House review. It remained unseen until 2009 when it was included in the book The Stooges The Authorized and Illustrated Story, that version was "colorized” with Mackay’s approval. These ink on heavy paper stock renderings tell the tale of the Stooges’ May 1970 stay on the west coast, the trip to San Francisco to play the Fillmore, references to the band’s inside jokes including “It’s A Real O’ Mind” and the IHOP which still stands on Santa Monica Blvd.“

(via Jim Parrett)

That first album was the first time that headphones meant anything to me. What I heard coming back to me over the cans while I was singing was better than the finest chick in all the land…I had a long ways to go with my voice then, but at the same time the enthusiasm and spark of working with Jimmy’s guitar shows through quite well…We were learning what got us off most and what got people off most, and what we knew got more people back to the hotel after the gig.
—  Robert Plant, CREEM Magazine, 1974 (quoted in Jon Bream’s Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin)

George Harrison - “All Those Years Ago” - Somewhere in England

The “All Those Years Ago” single (its B-side was “Writing’s On The Wall”) was released in the UK on 15 May 1981.

Q: “Did you start writing ‘All Those Years Ago’ before John was killed?”

George Harrison: “Yeah, I did.”

Q: “The lyric - where you jump from Lennon being ‘weird’ to God and the reason we exist - always puzzled me.”

GH: “It is a strange choice of words. The way I saw it was, I’m talking all about God and he’s the only reason we exist - now that’s something I believe to be true.”

Q: “Were you saying you were weirder than John?”

GH: “No, no, no. What I was saying is there’s all these weird people who don’t actually believe in God and who go around murdering everybody, and yet, in the broad sweep, it’s like they were the ones pointing fingers at Lennon, saying he’s a weirdo. Sometimes my lyrics get a bit abstract in place - I get so many thoughts coming from different angles, I’m not sure if they come across right. But I think that’s what I was trying to say.”

- Creem, December 1987/January 1988