22 October 2012
14 December 2009
I'll never forget listening to the radio one night in 1980 and hearing an unfamiliar, more primitive-sounding version of Aerosmith's "Come Together", which I knew from it's hit version of two years earlier. I called the radio station to find out who it was and was truly shocked to learn it was the Beatles, and the song was an original of theirs from years earlier. At the time I associated the Beatles with jangly guitars and harmonies and melodies.
5 June 2012
27 December 2012
Twist and Shout was the first thing that came into my mind, the Beatles made the song like their own. Most people I come across with, think that Till There Was You was a Beatle song as well.
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
10 August 2011
21 November 2012
6 December 2012
1 November 2012
This thread just gave me the idea: people speculate about what a Beatles album after Abbey Road would have been (piecing together various songs by the solo Paul, John, George, Ringo).
But maybe it would have been neat if they had decided at that juncture to put out an album entirely of covers -- ranging with a wide palette and not just sticking with the usual old time rock & roll and blues from their boyhoods.
21 November 2012
3 August 2013
When I was young I thought the Siouxsie and the Banshees version of Dear Prudence was an original of theirs. It was quite the surprised when it turned up on the White Album. This was augmented by the fact the White Album was among their last for me to discover.
1 May 2011
Have always thought Quinn the Eskimo (Mighty Quinn) was an original Manfred Mann track, turns out to be Dylan who's recording is better.
As for a Beatles album of strictly covers, I cant see them ever doing that. I know that they all have done their own cover albums but I think as a band they would have been more excited and turned on working on new material (eg contributing ideas, the creative process).
3 May 2012
Yeah, I can picture them getting bored of doing those ''same old songs'' that they know off by heart because of playing them almost constantly for all that time when they were younger. They got excited if they knew they were making something new and in unchartered territory.
29 August 2013
3 May 2012
^ Yeah, me too. I thought the Beatles were a mostly-original-songs band, so apart from ones I knew someone else had done before (which weren't many), I thought all the songs they did were theirs. It took me some time to learn who did them all originally.
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