Post Tagged with: "The Beatles"

Deep Beatles: “Doctor Robert” from Revolver (1966)

The Beatles recorded their share of mysterious tracks such as “I am the Walrus” or even the self-parody “Glass Onion.” Critics still analyze possible meanings of “Strawberry Fields Forever” or weird experiments like “What’s the New Mary Jane.”

The Friday Morning Listen: Melanie – Beautiful People (1999)

It’s always great when a memory just drops from a piece of music, even when the connection is only tangential. A few mornings ago on the way to work, I was listening to The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour.

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Books: Photograph, by Ringo Starr (2013)

Imagine looking through old photos with a family member, with that person reminiscing about people, places, and events with each turn of the album page. Now imagine Ringo Starr in place of that family member

Deep Beatles: Paul McCartney, “Flaming Pie” from Good Evening New York City (2009)

Our series on live Paul McCartney concludes with a perfect example of how live recordings often improve upon studio versions. Some artists use concerts as an occasion to play deep album tracks that may have been unfairly overlooked

‘Not ostentatious, but very important': Rush’s Geddy Lee on an underrated part of Paul McCartney’s legend

‘Not ostentatious, but very important': Rush’s Geddy Lee on an underrated part of Paul McCartney’s legend

Rush’s Geddy Lee has often mentioned Paul McCartney as an influence in his style of up front, song-defining bass playing. Here, he goes in depth on what makes the former Beatles star’s playing so underrated.

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Rockshow (1980; 2013 reissue)

The days of watching dark, grainy footage while listening to a muddy sound mix are finally over. At last, Paul McCartney and Wings’ seminal concert film Rockshow has been completely restored

Best of May 2013: The Band, Deep Purple, the Beatles, Toto, Steve Hackett/Ray Wilson, John Frusciante

Best of May 2013: The Band, Deep Purple, the Beatles, Toto, Steve Hackett/Ray Wilson, John Frusciante

May was dominated by both the Band and the Beatles — two titans of the 1960s whose legacies continue to intrigue and delight successive generations of music aficionados.

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Wings Over America (1976; 2013 reissue)

On Second Thought: Paul McCartney and Wings – Wings Over America (1976; 2013 reissue)

Members of certain generations instantly sense excitement when hearing the opening lyrics to “Venus and Mars”: “Sitting in the stand of the sports arena, waiting for the show to begin.”

The Friday Morning Listen: Grateful Dead – Blues For Allah (1975)

Yesterday I was sitting in my office when a co-worker rounded the corner and tapped me on the shoulder. As I pulled my earbuds out of their receptacles he said, “Iron Maiden?!!”

‘It affected me very much': Stevie Nicks on the Beatles connection in Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Beautiful Child’

‘It affected me very much': Stevie Nicks on the Beatles connection in Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Beautiful Child’

Stevie Nicks has spent years sorting through the tangled history of her affairs with bandmates Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood. With “Beautiful Child,” however, she was talking about someone else.