This album is only for completists or serious collectors like I think I am, because it don't give you a great thing but is an official release, at least in when it first came LP). So, if you are a Beatles collector this is a must have, but if you don't, go buying some of the hundreds of CDs with Star Club tapes that are available in the market Yes, the sound quality is terrible, but the raw unfiltered energy here is overwhelming and transcends all the technical limitations of a cheap tape recording.
Hearing this put all that followed in a whole new light. Beatles, need I say more. One person found this helpful. See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. Translate all reviews to English. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again. If you like The Beatles, your vinyl collection won't be complete without this record.
Even though the sound isn't great, it's still a piece of history. Excelente disco de The Beatles, recopila el mejor de su repertorio de sus canciones que tocaban en vivo, antes de saltar a la fama, conformados en ese entonces en la bateria por Pete Best, un disco de coleccion para todo fan de The Beatles, el producto llego en buenas condiciones. Translate review to English. Quiero LP) el producto, pero en mi ciudad no tengo celeritas y para correos se necesita etiqueta e impresora que no tengo, ni quiero.
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We'd go to bed late and be woken up next day by the sound of the cinema show and old German fraus [women] pissing next door. Harrison remembered the Reeperbahn and Grosse Freiheit as the best thing the group had ever seen, as it had so many neon lights, clubs and restaurants, although also saying, "The whole area was full of transvestites and prostitutes and gangsters, but I couldn't say that they were the audience Best remembered the Indra as being a depressing place that was filled with a few tourists, and having heavy, old, red curtains that made it seem shabby compared to the larger Kaiserkeller, a club also owned by Koschmider and located nearby at 36 Grosse Freiheit.
Their playing schedule at the Kaiserkeller remained the same as it had been in the Indra. Every song lasted twenty minutes and had twenty solos in it, Reminiscing - The Beatles - Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg. That's what improved the playing. There was nobody to copy from.
We played what we liked best and the Germans liked it as long as it was loud. Williams warned the Beatles about the competition they would face by playing in the same club as the Hurricanes by saying, "You'd better pull your socks up because Rory Storm and the Hurricanes are coming in, and you know how good they are.
They're going to knock you for six. They arrived in Hamburg on 1 Octoberhaving negotiated to be paid more than the Seniors or the Beatles. The stage of the Kaiserkeller was made of planks of wood balanced on the top of beer crates, so the two groups made a bet to see to who would be the first to break it. He disappeared into it, and all the amplifiers and drummer Ringo Starr 's cymbals slid into the hole.
Koschmider was furious, and had to replace the live music with a juke box. Both groups went across the road to Harold's cafe for breakfast on the Grosse Freiheit,  but were followed by Koschmider's doormen, armed with cosheswho beat them all as punishment.
Horst Fascher bornHamburg was Koschmider's nightclub bouncerwho had been the West German featherweight boxing champion, but his career was cut short after he unintentionally killed a sailor in a street fight. He later became a friend of the Beatles, and protected them from drunken customers. In some occasions beer bottles were thrown at them. Lennon was missing for a performance one evening, and Fascher found him in the toilet with a woman. Lennon was furious, and complained that he could not go on stage dripping wet.
Fascher snapped back: "I don't give a shit, you're going onstage and I don't care if you do it naked. Fascher ran to see what the commotion was, and saw Lennon playing guitar, but only wearing underpants with a toilet seat around his neck.
According to McCartney, Sutcliffe was a "typical art student", with bad skin and pimplesbut his reputation grew after he began wearing tight trousers and dark Ray-Ban sunglasses. Lennon also started to criticise Sutcliffe; making jokes about Sutcliffe's size and playing. The Beatles steadily improved during their time in Hamburg, and this was noticed by other musicians who were there at the time. McCartney recalled, "We got better and better and other groups started coming to watch us.
The accolade of accolades was when Sheridan would come in from the Top Ten the big club where we aspired to go or when Rory Storm or Ringo [Starr] would hang around to watch us. Formerly the Hippodrome Reeperbahnthe Top Ten club was opened in by Peter Eckhorn,  and was operated by Iain Hines, who was an organist. As a snub to Koschmider, McCartney and Best found a condom in their luggage, attached it to a nail on the concrete wall of the room, and set fire to it in order to have light to gather their possessions.
McCartney: "One evening we were just walking down the Reeperbahn, when we heard this 'ta-ti-ti-ta', and then 'Komm mit mir! Back in Liverpool, the group played an engagement on 17 Decemberat the Casbah Coffee Club, with Chas Newby substituting for Sutcliffe,  playing bass with them for four LP). After Harrison turned 18 and the immigration problems had been solved, the Beatles went back to Hamburg for another residency at the Top Ten Clubplaying from 27 March to 2 July To secure their return, Eckhorn paid DM to the German authorities, which was the cost of deporting McCartney and Best back to Liverpool the previous winter.
We moved into a dormitory over the club and slept in bunks. It was terrible really, now I look back. We all washed our own shirts and socks so the place smelt like a Chinese laundry. Sutcliffe decided to leave the Beatles to concentrate on his art studies and to be with Kirchherr, so McCartney unwillingly took over as bass player for the group. The matching lilac jackets, made by McCartney's next-door neighbour in Liverpool to be worn as stage clothes, were soon threadbare, as were any other items of clothing,  so the group bought cowboy boots, jeans and black leather jackets and trousers, from Paul Hundertmark's Spielbudenplatz 9 and a tailor's shop at Thadenstrasse 6.
On 13 Aprilthe Beatles were booked as the opening act for the launch of a new club. The Star-Clubopened by Manfred Weissleder, had a capacity for two thousand people, as well as cinema-style seating. By the time of their second Star-Club visit from 1—14 NovemberStarr had become the group's drummer. The Beatles stayed at the Hotel Germania Detlev-Bremer-Strasse 8having the luxury of single rooms for the first time, and then stayed at the Hotel Pacific Neuer Pferdemarkt 30 for another booking from 18—31 December This time we had a hotel.
I remember it was quite a long walk from the club, at the top of the Reeperbahn going back towards the city. The set list at the Star-Club with the lead singer in parentheses : . McCartney explained that the Beatles had only experienced sex with girls from Liverpool, but when they got to Hamburg the only women who hung around the clubs late at night were strippers, dancers, or prostitutes.
Harrison who was then only 17 called Hamburg "the naughtiest city in the world". This guy came out with the biggest lady we had ever seen in our lives. She looked like a bus with a bra on. We ran out that door so quick we didn't hear it shut. I wanted to go back to get my money back but John said: 'No, we'd better not. Might cause trouble. The Beatles's introduction to "Prellies" LP) was in Hamburg.
Looking back, Harrison said that the whole group would be "frothing at the mouth" and would sometimes stay awake for days. You could work almost endlessly until the pill wore off, and then you'd have another. Legitimate use of Preludin required a doctor's prescriptionbut Kirchherr's mother was able to obtain it from a local chemist who supplied the drug without asking questions.
The first recording of the Beatles ever released was the single " My Bonnie ", made in Hamburg with Tony Sheridan, who also had a residency at the Top Ten club. He recruited the band to act as his backing group on a series of recordings for the German Polydor Records label,  the tracks produced by the bandleader Bert Kaempfert.
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