quote:Originally posted by theDingle
[It was some of those guys that performed the soundtrack of BACKBEAT. When I got the soundtrack I was at first puzzled by that kind of production. Then I read an interview with Ringo where he said that he was consulted on the sound of the band in the movie, and he said, "DON'T try to sound like the Beatles, because even the Beatles didn't sound like the Beatles then."
EXCELLENT points by all. Yes, the Backbeat Band consisted of Dave Grohl, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Don Fleming (a band called Gumball), Greg Dulli (Afghan Wigs), Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), and Mike Mills (R.E.M.). Don Was and Billy Preston also helped out in the studio.
Maestri, I have the video of one of the '66 Japan shows as well. (GREAT concert!!) They DID play some songs that were recently released, such as Paperback Writer (which I THINK from Paul's dialogue, hadn't even been released yet) and Day Tripper, which is really cool. The only Rubber Soul songs I can think of off the top of my head that they played were Nowhere Man and If I Needed Someone. Probably the best version of "I'm Down" I've ever seen/heard to close the show. Macca's vocals/screams were awesome.