From: email@example.com (Dwight Brown) Newsgroups: alt.folklore.urban Subject: Re: The Masked Marauders Date: Sun, 13 Nov 1994 12:00:31 -0600 Organization: White Car Publications Lines: 41 Message-ID:To read more!
References: NNTP-Posting-Host: edwin-b1.aip.realtime.net Stephen Renne (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > Back in the late sixties - early seventies Rolling Stone published a bogus > review of an album titled "The Masked Marauders." The review appeared October 18, 1969, along with a review of another "supersession" album by a band called "Merryweather". The review was written by "T.M. Christian" (actually Greil Marcus). The album was supposedly produced by Al Kooper. > The record allegedly > contained the fruits of a supersession recorded in Canada "in a small town near the site of the original Hudson Bay Colony in Canada" > with Mick Jagger > John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, and others. The review was penned > y. According to the review, the album featured McCartney singing "Mammy", Dylan imitating early Donovan, and Jagger singing "I Can't Get No Nookie". > Although the review was fiction SOMEONE went ahead and recorded a single > album of some of the songs listed in the review. They even carried it out > to the extent of mimicking Jagger's and Dylan's vocal styles. Greil Marcus and Langdon Winner recruited some other Berkeley musicians and recorded it in a garage studio. Then they took it to KMPX-FM and had it played. Motown supposedly offered $100,000 for the tape, but the "Marauders" cut a deal for $15,000 with Warner Brothers. > The album > ended with a joke monologue revealing the scam. A classic. Supposedly, Jann Wenner eventually got tired of the scam, and *Rolling Stone* exposed it themselves. My source for all this is Robert Draper's *Rolling Stone Magazine: The Uncensored History*. The discussion of the Masked Marauders appears at the very end of Chapter 5 (pages 116-118 in the HarperPerennial paperback). ==Dwight