Look at this guy!
Look at his machines
Down there a Hammond organ ripped out of a church on which generations of recording greats have played.
Abbey Road never chucks anything. Kit sits in cupboards awaiting the next generation of musicians keen to recapture the texture of pre-digital sound.
There is digital stuff here but it sits shamefacedly next to the magnicent analogue consuls. No touch of a mouse on these, but row upon rows of switches and nobs , all with a purpose, none forgotten.
Look at this place!
Is there a greater monument to our cultural heritage over the past fifty years? There are the great halls and the little caverns, some museums some still live.
But I’ve never been anywhere in Britain that so caught the zeitgeist of our last fifty years than Abbey Road Studios.
And it’s great that it’s filled with guys like Jamie and all the others I met on a great day out.
- Shine on You Crazy Diamond – 31 May 2013 (floydfriday.wordpress.com)
- The Hammond Organ LIVES!!! (patpress1.wordpress.com)