Seriously - maxwell’s silver hammer, rocky raccoon, the octopus’s garden to name a few - all killer and no filler if you listen to radio 5’s in-house snobspert - jonatjonnsoemthinf… John Lennon was a spikey prick… National treasure or right place, right time? Musicians revere them… some don’t. I’ve never been able to get onboard. I respect the history, the musicianship, the songs. But I just can’t get past the production.
It’s a yes from me.
Right place right time? To a certain degree yes, but you can’t argue with the quality of the song writing.
I’m not a massive fan, but as a music fan in general I can enjoy listening to them.
But is it a no for Love me do, I want to hold your hand, yellow submarine, 64, strawberry fields, Lucy, Sgt Pepper etc. 'cos they’re quite different songs if you ask me, some are shockingly bad, others are worth a listen?
Fool on the Hill
Here there and everywhere
In my life
Long and winding road
She’s leaving home
As well as plenty that haven’t stood the test of time. Overall I wouldn’t sit down and listen to a Beatles album but would be happy if the odd sing like those above came up in a retro playlist. Weirdly they are a band which seem to have appeal to both my parents and my kids though, I can’t think of any others like that.
I grew up during the Beatles era in the 60’s. They never did it for me at the time or for many years after, but listening to some of their better stuff now (and they truly did make some real shite) then it does stand the test of time and has some great songwriting.
A band of their time. Now its time to move on and let them fade away. McCartney made an arse of himself AFAIC and ruined their legacy with his truly horrific performance at the 2012 opening ceremony…the man can’t sing anymore.