Happy Valentine’s Day

Filed under:Music — posted by Anwyn on February 14, 2008 @ 7:50 am

Probably the only Beatles song I actually really like, as opposed to just “Yeah, that’s the Beatles.” This version is by Ben Taylor, who looks a little scary but sounds so much like his dad that you could close your eyes and wonder at times which one it is.

And speaking of James and closing your eyes:


  1. Aw come on, “In My Life”? “Nowhere Man”? “You Never Give Me Your Money”? “A Day in the Life”? “Here Comes the Sun”? You don’t like any other Beatles’ song?

    You are too harsh!

    Comment by docweasel — February 14, 2008 @ 11:26 am

  2. I know the chorus of Here Comes the Sun. I don’t know any of the others you listed.

    I kind of like Penny Lane a bit.

    Comment by Anwyn — February 14, 2008 @ 11:40 am

  3. “Yesterday”
    “Back in the USSR”

    None of them?

    Comment by Slublog — February 14, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

  4. Well, I’m not saying they’re not catchy. Taxman is, and I used to like Yesterday when I was in high school. I just don’t get the undying adoration, is all. I guess when you’re “first” at anything it makes you the colossus for all time, but I don’t consider there was anything genius in their work–“catchy” describes it as well as anything else, to me.

    Comment by Anwyn — February 14, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

  5. well, check out the ones I listed, and if you don’t fall under the spell you are hard-hearted, woman!

    I have been a Beatles fan since I was a kid and can hardly listen to them objectively anymore, but Abbey Road is as great a piece of art as you’ll find in the 20th Century. The White Album is also a giant pistache of varied and diverse styles and songs and very enjoyable. Let It Be is a little uneven, and some of the “best” songs are saccharine and stilted (McCartney blames it on Phil Spector, but Long and Winding Road and Let It Be are pretty pretentious, with or without the strings and vocal chorus).

    Revolver and Rubber Soul are what the entire alternative guitar group New Wave was based upon. Really great stuff there, And Your Bird Can Sing, Drive My Car, If I Needed Someone, You Won’t See Me.

    If You’ve never heard the songs I’ve mentioned, I have to guess you really haven’t investigated the Beatles much. Do yourself a favor, its not all hype, they truly have something no other band has ever tapped, and energy and orginality and freshness that holds up 40 years later.

    I always thought Sgt. Pepper’s was a bit over-rated in that it doesn’t really rock much and the entire 45 minute George sitar self-indulgence Within You Without You is pretty crappy. Still, Lucy, With a Little Help, A Day in the Life and a couple others are pretty great.

    Comment by docweasel — February 14, 2008 @ 2:21 pm

  6. No, I haven’t “investigated” them, I’ve just heard most of what I thought were the basics of their popularity.

    And I don’t need a Beatles test to tell that I am indeed a hard-hearted woman, heh.

    Comment by Anwyn — February 14, 2008 @ 2:42 pm

  7. HEHE. Now you know how Anwyn felt when she asked me “Are you excited about the LOTR movie?” and I answered, “No, I’m not interested in Tolkien.”

    Comment by Garter Knight — February 15, 2008 @ 11:09 am

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