How exciting would it be to think that there are hidden gems from those groups that changed the world? Think about it – think of all the years bands like The Beatles, Led Zepplin or the like spent in the studio. At the stage most of these bands were at (in terms of trust from the label rather than the slow decline of friends turning into enemies) there would be no problem with a band spending 700 hours in a studio. Remembering that whilst most songs are 3 or 4 minutes long, and even long run on projects under 20 minutes, can you imagine what else exists out there? Unreleased songs, song forgotten (perhaps even by those who recorded them).
I was on wikipedia this evening (not quite sure how I got onto this topic) and was shocked at the amount of supposed content for the Beatles that has never been released. The most intriguing one of these songs is “Carnival of Light” McCartney described the process for this electro pop piece in 2008 as ….
“I said ‘all I want you to do is just wander around all the stuff, bang it, shout, play it, it doesn’t need to make any sense. Hit a drum, then wander onto the piano, hit a few notes and just wander around’,” said McCartney in November 2008.
Paul McCartney stated in 2008 that the thought that this should have been released but that he was put off by the views of the then surviving members of The Beatles. Did this song ever leak? Has anyone heard about it….when’s the next milestone that might generate enough interest to hear this hidden gem.
It may be shit, or a total disappointment, but I think given the Beatles status as a British institution, we the British public (and the worldwide public) should be allowed to at least hear it. It seems such a waste otherwise!