Relax and Float Upstream: Behind The Beatles’ Seminal REVOLVER Album @ BOP STOP
When: Sep 21, 2018, 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Where: BOP STOP
Relax and Float Upstream: Behind The Beatles’ Masterpiece Revolver Presented and Directed by Thomas Mulready featuring Vanity Crash
Friday, September 21, 2018. Side A at 8:00PM, Side B at 9:30PM
Considered by many as the apex of The Beatles’ incredible musical career, Revolver was recorded at a pivotal time. Coming off their Shea Stadium triumph and a massive tour, and prior to their cultural landmark Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the exhausted Beatles found some extra time when a planned third movie fell through, and they took advantage by spending more time in the studio than ever before.
Revolver was the first Beatles album with no filler, the first to feature extensive studio trickery, and the first to reflect social concerns. Revolver showcased George Harrison’s fascination with politics and Indian sitar music (Taxman, Love You To), John Lennon’s relentless experimentation with LSD and Tibetan Buddhism (Tomorrow Never Knows, Doctor Robert, I’m Only Sleeping), and Paul McCartney’s topical lyrics and orchestrated backings (Eleanor Rigby, Got To Get You Into My Life, Here, There and Everywhere), while Ringo Starr became the most popular Beatle in America with the international smash hit, Yellow Submarine.
Thomas Mulready dissects Revolver and peels back the curtain to show how the album was recorded, the stories behind each song, and what was happening in The Beatles’ lives at time. Using rare video, photos and needle drops, this interactive presentation includes Q&A, trivia and many surprising insights. This presentation complements Mulready’s presentation on The Beatles’ classic White Album, presented on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at BOP STOP.
Acclaimed Bowiephile Thomas Mulready is known for his avant-garde non-profit festivals: Ingenuity Fest, now in it's 13th year, and the legendary Performance Art Festival, the largest festival of performance art ever. He created the CoolCleveland media network of sites & mobile apps to turn people on to the coolness of Cleveland, the location of David Bowie's first US concert. Assiduously researched and painstakingly organized, Mulready has presented his performance art in New York and Paris, and served as a Senior Research Consultant in the United Kingdom. His multimedia presentations on David Bowie, Glam and The Beatles have been presented at universities, jazz clubs and aquariums.
Vanity Crash was born on stage under hot lights in the crucible of sound and fury as the glam-punk band The Angry Inch in the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Ever since, Vanity Crash has been dressing up and throwing down eye-popping synchronized light shows, outrageous stage costumes and provocative attitude, opening for the likes of the New York Dolls, Poison, Semi Precious Weapons, the Darkness, and Gogol Bordello. Their recent celebrated tributes to David Bowie include timeless gems performed live alongside their own incendiary originals. Vanity Crash launched their 5th original release, Phantasmagoria, in 2017, including an original track featuring David Bowie's longtime pianist, Mike Garson.
9.21.18 Revolver: Friday, September 21, 2018. Side A at 8:00PM, Side B at 9:30PM, $15.00 each OR, both shows for $25.00