18 April 2013
Which do you like better?[sp_show_poll id="121"]
"This Beatles talk bores me to death.” —John Lennon
14 March 2016
5 November 2011
All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit
17 January 2016
“She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.” - J.D. Salinger
1 May 2011
Have always said 'Help !' is the ultimate pure pop album, it's such a wholly enjoyable album in which I put on track 1 and am hurled along for 30+ minutes in a whirlwind of sheer thrills, with just enough moments to let you/me catch your breath - even more so than 'A Hard Day's Night ' for me.
'Rubber Soul ' is a very different listening experience which doesn't overwhelm me as much, it never has. Admittedly it wasn't meant to as its more mellow a listen but it doesn't transfix and captivate me as much. There is more to 'Rubber Soul ' tho, tho 'Help !' does have a number of layers to it.
"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)
26 January 2017
Have always said 'Help !' is the ultimate pure pop album,
While I agree, Rubber Soul is arguably John Lennon at his creative peak, and in my opinion, a songwriting spectacle that has rarely been met or exceeded. While the Help ! movie is my favorite Beatles film, and the soundtrack deserves a lot of credit (especially I Need You and You're Gonna Lose That Girl), the excitement on Help ! doesn't beat the genius on Rubber Soul .
Its Rubber Soul for me.
"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"
-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues
"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"
-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl