The edit of Reminicing by LRB on this week's 1978 show was awful. Most of the ending of the song was cut off.
Not to mention that they went right from the first verse to the final chorus. I wonder what the song's playing time was?
Well, the song in my library is 3:28, and the song in the segment is 2:52, which also closed out the first hour. So the song's playing time was under 2 minutes (between Casey's intro and when he comes back in for the outro, followed very shortly by the end-of-hour theme). And it was edited in the original show (surprise there, not!).
Oily Stools Award Of The Week. A bad, bad premiere edit of Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water". I know that the song has been played to death the last 48+ years, but cutting the song off before Ritchie Blackmore's classic guitar solo in the bridge of the song?
Yeah, Premiere did that one. One thing I noticed, is the song is in mono in my copy; almost six months after the shows started being produced in stereo. The AT40 staff must've not had a stereo copy of the single. The 6/23/1973 show is in stereo, however, it sounds like it was edited in - during Casey's intro, it was in mono.
On AT40: The 70's 10/6/1979: Did Premiere shorten "Good Girls Don't" by the Knack omitting a verse from the song?
I think so, but I'm not sure. The original cue sheet lists the segment with that and "Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love" as 6:23, which is pretty short.
In any case, that edit struck me as something that shouldn't have been necessary: much of the point of the four hour shows was to minimize the need to edit songs, and "Good Girls Don't" is only 3:07 to start with.
Post by OnWithTheCountdown on Oct 2, 2021 9:50:01 GMT -5
I can listen to my original copy later today and report back, but I also think it was a Premiere edit. I've noticed over the years it's more likely to be an original edit if it's late in the 3-hour era, and also late in the original Casey era. It's much more likely to be a Premiere edit in the early part of the 4-hour era (or almost anytime 😂).
On AT40: The 80's 10/4/1986 (now airing on WXXM Rewind 92.1 FM Madison on time around 8 AM this Sunday 10/3/2021 morning!), the #39 song "Word Up" by Cameo had the second verse and chorus omitted. Was it Premiere?