Cooltone said:This was from the "Hail Hail Rock and Roll" documentary. It was a labor of love for Keith. He wanted to pay tribute to his hero. It was an outstanding film. That exchange seemed pretty tense, but Keith knew how important the film was and wanted the best possible recording. Chuck was being Chuck and wasn't gonna budge!! I guess they were both right.
The one on one interviews with Chuck Berry show what a genius that guy is.
bluespckr said:Good stuff. Love these sorts of clips and things.
It has always amazed me how Chuck would travel about and do all these gigs every year, mostly with pickup bands to back him up. One band tonight, another one tomorrow, a different one the night after that, as he went from town to town. That's a hard thing to do, and we all know how inconsistent that might be to work with. He's an amazing guy ....
Oh -- and I even understood most of what Keith was mumbling ... I think.
Cool, bramley!I was in one of those bands a long time ago.... I just remember Chuck yelling "gimme an E .....gimme a B... One two three four" !!! That was it, no rehearsal, never met the man in my life before. It rocked though.
You are probably right......but I think Chuck's attitude has come about over time and because he was ripped-off by record company contracts and taxes etc.,keef said:I am in the opposite camp. Chuck is my hero, but I his attitude pisses me off bigtime.
Since decades it is not about the music or about the fans, only about the $$. Musically he is often an embarrassment onstage - and Chuck couldn't care less.
Him and a lot of his contemporaries fell victim to scams, bad management deals, etc. For example, many non artists (Leonard Chess, Alan Freed, etc.)were able to con/convince artists to allow them to share or take full credit for songwriting/ publishing royalties..bilking them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars..(millions in today's figures)You are probably right......but I think Chuck's attitude has come about over time and because he was ripped-off by record company contracts and taxes etc.,