Feb 102014
 

All you need is love.

All you need is love.

We here in the Halls of Rock Town are sometimes taken to task for being overly negative, snarky, hyper-critical, and all too often, just downright rude. As part of our collective efforts to bring a bit of sunshine and light to the world wide web, we occasionally make an extra effort effort to find something good to say about, you know, stuff that is clearly godawful. To some people.

It is in that spirit that we embark on yet another effort to bring some positivity to our proceedings. Please spend some quality time with music written by the band above, then — if you can — please find something nice to say about them. You’ll feel a whole lot better, I promise you.

I look forward to your comments. Just remember, if you can’t say anything nice about the Beatles… please don’t say anything at all.

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  20 Responses to “If You Can’t Say Anything Nice About…The Beatles”

  1. At least 2 stations in Philadelphia played nothing but the Beatles over the last few days – all day last Thursday or Friday on one station and all weekend on the other, the latter in A-to-Z style. You know what I realized that is nice? Even “Got to Get You Into My Life,” a Beatles song I don’t particularly like, is better than all but, like, 3 songs by the Byrds.

  2. My 6 year-old son wore his “Here Come the Beatles” shirt yesterday. It features our four heroes with an American flag in the background.

    http://www.thatsmyshirt.com/products/Mens-Junk-Food-Here-Comes-The-Beatles-Tri-Blend-Style-T-Shirt.html

    My wife bought it for him at the Gap or some place like that. (I sure hope she didn’t pay $34 for it, though) It’s pretty funny that in 2014, there are little kids running around with Beatles stuff on. I sure the hell didn’t have a shirt featuring some act from 50 years back. when I was a kid, although I guess guys used to wear Beethoven and Shakespeare shirts around.

  3. BigSteve

    The Beatles had a really top-notch bassist.

  4. McCartney’s drumming on “Dear Prudence” is quite good.

  5. Some of their songs are really catchy, like “Please Please Me” and “Something Tells Me I’m Into Something Good”

  6. hrrundivbakshi

    cdm wins Post Of the Day!

  7. They were the building blocks for Rush.

  8. Except for Katy Perry singing Yesterday in a Muu Muu, the Ed Sullivan appearance tribute show last night on CBS was very entertaining and sweet. It’s comforting to see that Ringo and Paul seem to still really like each other. Paul can still belt it out, and even Ringo’s songs were a treat. Those things can typically be such an ass-kiss fest, but that one came off as genuine. Barbara Bach is stilling bringing it too!

  9. cherguevarra

    Here’s a video review of that Katy Perry performance:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHVCgIZeJmE

  10. trigmogigmo

    They stopped before anyone ever had to end a record review with “…is a return to form — their best album since…”.

    (Hmmm, possible thread topic.)

  11. Brilliant observation!

  12. I like their trousers!

  13. They appear to be nice young men, unlike those hooligans in the Rolling Stones.

  14. hrrundivbakshi

    No Beatles, no Manowar.

  15. mockcarr

    If it weren’t for the Beatles, we would all still be bummed about the JFK assassination.

  16. BigSteve

    They pioneered the genre that came to be known as ‘granny music.’

  17. mockcarr

    Brian Wilson would have been content to continue stealing from Chuck Berry if he hadn’t been challenged by the Beatles to start stealing from other sources.

  18. Barry, Dirk, Stig and Nasty, A Legacy that would last a lunchtime

  19. I watched the CBS show with the sound turned way up and had to fight off my desire to scream like a teenage girl (at 43). That’s some serious staying power.

  20. trigmogigmo

    Do I have to spell it out?
    http://youtu.be/ePaHG6g7uFw

 
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