Artists in Action #193


The Beatles turn their backs

6 comments:

shahn said...

well, its about time- i turned my back on them years ago.

paul said...

that's right shahn........let not your troubled mind be trifled with greatness

Tom Sutpen said...

Now, now . . . don't let's be snippy with one another. I like the Beatles quite a bit, but I think there's an argument to be made that something was lost when George Martin started foisting Harpsichords and Flutes on them (I know, it was supposedly their idea, but . . . please). When it was good, even great, it was despite these amendations in their sound, not because of them.

shahn said...

no seriously- i was born in the 60s and i don't think i've gone an entire week since without hearing a beatles song. maybe it was good, even great at one time, but frankly i'm sick of them. how do four 20 year olds have a stranglehold on music 40 years later? marketing!

Mary said...

That's why I became a Kinks fan. Well, and most other British Invasion bands besides the Beatles, although I do think the UK version of the Hard Day's Night album is criminally underrated in the shadow of the pop monoliths that followed it.

Mary said...

Wait...I'm not Mary. Sorry about that. (s.w.a.c.)