Abbey Road Studios – WOW!

Look at this guy!

jamie

Look at his machines

jamies consul

Down there is the piano on whcih Macca played Penny Lane, a battered Steinway upright with the keys worn to the wood.

HT in mixing room

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.

taps 47

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!

andy Walker

 

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.

henry singing

And it’s great that it’s filled with guys like Jamie and all the others I met on a great day out.

About henry tapper

Founder of the Pension PlayPen,, partner of Stella, father of Olly . I am the Pension Plowman
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