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Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: Reptile ()
Date: May 6, 2006 02:02

And popcorn.. bring some salt next time, though!

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: CindyC ()
Date: May 6, 2006 02:05

StonesTod Wrote:
Fortunatley, there would be not point to this ritual, inasmuch as I've recently been introduced to full-body waxing.


Did you listen to Stern recently. He had one of his male staff get a Brazilian bikini was in the studio. The guy was screaming in pain, it was hilarious.

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: May 6, 2006 02:06

it's no "day at the beach" I can tell you

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: May 6, 2006 02:11

so 1993 was the time it got sold in one piece, still working as audio & video mobile.

"The last recordings made by it , somewhat ironically, were with Chris Jagger and his band at the unit's base in Pinewood Studios for an album called "Atcha" that came out on Sequel Records. The picture shows it packed up before leaving Pinewood on its road to be sold which it finally was through auction at Bonhams and is now believed to be in Upstate New York."

I wonder if it can be traced any further?

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 6, 2006 02:31


Dominique Tarle



ROCKMAN

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: May 6, 2006 02:43

>>AFAIK the truck is in storage in Canada. There's a collector there who has a warehouse with tons of vintage synths and the RSM unit.<<

>>"When the Stones decommissioned this rig, they sold it to some investors in NYC, who called it RSM Remote and based it in Weehauken, NJ. Still had the Stones lips logo on the back. In the late 90's I was involved (as a tech) with doing some of the mods to the 3M's as well as repairs to other pieces on the truck. This thing was fabulous, and that Helios rocked. I remember seeing a copy of a master list that was kept showing all of the sessions done on that truck since it was built.
In excess of 300+ records which read like a who's who of music from that era...you know, all the good stuff that we liked. "<<

"I last worked on it in 2000, and for what I have heard as well, it did wind up being sold to a collector in Canada. If I had known at the time it was for sale, I would have bought it myself. Heard the sale price was only $35,000.
Tom the analog dinosaur....."<<


The Story of the mobile begins in 1968
in 2000 it's still there, In Canada.

some quotes taken from [gearslutz.com]



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Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: May 6, 2006 02:55

Wow thanx Rock, nice pic

is that the truck rolling up at Nellcote?

Hmm, now that is a BMC truck - in other pics I see a DAF Truck
maybe it's Ronnie Lanes Truck




courtesty by Eddy Kramer



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Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 6, 2006 03:02

open-g>>>>>>>is that the truck rolling up at Nellcote?

Yep being bought through the Nellcote drive way...



ROCKMAN

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: May 6, 2006 03:37

I never knew how a truck could be so appealing to me, lol

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: Carnaby ()
Date: May 6, 2006 03:43

The Faces recorded Had Me A Real Good Time with Bobby Keys on sax in that trailer.

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: May 6, 2006 03:50

Well they did a lot of produktions in that truck

>>In excess of 300+ records which read like a who's who of music from that era...you know, all the good stuff that we liked. "<<


Notable Stones Mobile Projects

Singles:
No Woman No Cry

Roll Over Lay Down

Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
Bob Marley and the Wailers

Status Quo

Iron Maiden

Albums:
Exile On Main Street

Machine Head

Led Zeppelin IV

Burn

Live In Europe

Status Quo Live

Love You Live

Moonflower

Live in the Air Age

Run With The Pack

Johnney Live '81

Alchemy

No Prayer For The Dying
Rolling Stones

Deep Purple

Led Zeppelin

Deep Purple

Deep Purple

Status Quo

Rolling Stones

Santana

Be Bop Deluxe

Bad Company

Johnney Halliday

Dire Straits

Iron Maiden
Television Series:
Revolver

Rock Stage

Video Sounds

Torth O'Fara

4 UP 2 Down

A to Z of Country and Western
Sing Out

The Diamond Awards

Big World Cafe

Big World

Town and Country

Events:
Barcelona '92

Nana Mouskouri

The Event

Island 25
Launch show of '92 Olympics

Her return to Greece from exile

Sir Cliff Richards' 25th anniversary

Island Record's 25th anniversary

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 6, 2006 04:07





ROCKMAN

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: May 6, 2006 04:47

wow, thanks people -
that's the photo i thought i had on my computer somewhere, Rockman, thanks!
and i'm glad you're gettin so much out of those sites, Open-G!
so the story that Bill sold it in parts was wrong - that's cool to know. :E
good night all ...

Keith, be well

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: May 6, 2006 14:59

Good article, Rockman
good links, Miss Sssoul

I must say - this thread really worked fine.
From scratch - to quite noteable insights

Thank you all

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: Promoman ()
Date: September 2, 2006 01:32

Ten Years After mention the Stones Mobile Recording unit on the sleeve of their Live album recorded in Frankfurt.

Great album and for what I can judge a great recording

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: July 14, 2007 21:45


At Stargroves


interior view





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Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: July 14, 2007 22:35

Open-g, is that THE Mobile-bus ?

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: Macman15 ()
Date: July 14, 2007 22:56

Didnt Ronnie Lane record something on the Mobile? Or am I just confusing that with his travelling circus show in circa 74-76? Seems like he may have even purchased the Mobile but again maybe that came to me in a dream?;-)

Also, perhaps this is a stupid question but which EOMS tracks were recorded on the Mobile? Thought it was all recorded at Nellcote for some reason. I know it was partly remixed in LA in 72 but didnt realize some of the songs were done on the Mobile.

Thanks in advance for ANY info!!!

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: July 14, 2007 23:02

Erik_Snow Wrote:
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> Open-g, is that THE Mobile-bus ?
yeah, thats what it says


>>Thought it was all recorded at Nellcote for some reason.<<

well it was all recorded at Nellcote, but Nellcote isn't a studio so they drove their mobile in the garden.
see Rockman's pic above.

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: July 14, 2007 23:05

I thought it burned down when Deep Purple recorded Machine Head.

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: July 14, 2007 23:10

I heard that Ronnie Lane was in possession of it and looters stripped it down and stole everything. Maybe in Mac's book? Can't remember where I read that.

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: July 14, 2007 23:12

Well it nearly burned down - nearly.

During the making of the sixth Deep Purple album (Machine Head) the Mobile nearly caught fire as it stood next to the casino that was set ablaze during a Frank Zappa concert. The Mobile was quickly moved and the incident became the inspiration behind Deep Purple's most famous song, “Smoke on the Water”. The song makes mention of the Mobile, referring to the "Rolling truck Stones thing".



[www.answers.com]

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: July 15, 2007 01:23

>> well it was all recorded at Nellcote, but Nellcote isn't a studio so they drove their mobile in the garden. <<

right: "recorded at Nellcote" means "using the mobile".
but the whole album wasn't in fact recorded there. Mathijs has told us the details,
but being a romantic, i put them on a shelf somewhere to ponder at some later date



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Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: July 15, 2007 16:31

with sssoul Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> >> well it was all recorded at Nellcote, but
> Nellcote isn't a studio so they drove their mobile
> in the garden. <<
>
> right: "recorded at Nellcote" means "using the
> mobile".
> but the whole album wasn't in fact recorded there.
> Mathijs has told us the details,
> but being a romantic, i put them on a shelf
> somewhere to ponder at some later date


Yes, you're right, of course.
In a perfect and romantic world evrything would have been recorded in the damp basement of Nellcote - but it wasn't.

from Timeisonourside.com

Exile is really a mixture of bits and pieces left over from the previous album recorded at Olympic Studios and which, after we got out of the contract with Allen Klein, we didn't want to give him: tracks like Shine a Light, and Sweet Virginia. Those were mixed up with a few slightly more grungy things done in the South of France. It's seen as one album all recorded there and it really wasn't. We just chucked everything in.
- Mick Jagger, 2003

Recorded:
June 16-July 27, 1970: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England
October 21-Mid-November 1970: Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Mick Jagger's home Stargroves, Newbury, England
June 7-October 1971: Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Keith Richards' home Nellcôte, Villefranche-sur-mer, France
December 1971: Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, USA



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Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: July 15, 2007 16:50

>> slightly more grungy things <<

smile: sounds like a name they could use for one of their secret club gigs :E
they were billed as the Little Blue Crunchy Things at one of those, so
the Slightly More Grungy Things would be beautifully apt.



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Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: peter ()
Date: July 16, 2007 08:25

It was for sale about 10 years ago...located in Australia...was in all the newspapers...MOJO magazine might have had a story on it....if I recall, much of the outdated recording equiptment was included with the sale...and although it wasn't terribly expensive, it would be a waste of money for anyone except maybe the Cleveland R & R Hall of Fame Museum or similar institution.....peter

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: casinoboogie ()
Date: July 16, 2007 11:23

awesome thread - loving the mysteries and stories and pictures that abound about this subject!

Re: Stones Mobile - does it still exist?
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: March 1, 2008 00:38

Nice to hear the Mobile is still there [www.iorr.org]

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I'm zipping through the days at lightning speed. Plug in, flush out and fire the @#$%&' feed.

Lou Reed and RSMU
Posted by: keeffriffhard ()
Date: March 1, 2008 00:56

"Lou Reed Live in Italy"

Recorded in Verona, sept 7 and Rome, sept 10, 1983 by the Rolling Stones Mobile Unit

(another connection between Lou and our beloved boys...)

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