The Beatles recorded together for a little over seven years. Between October 1962 and May 1970, they released thirteen albums and a number of tracks issued on standalone singles. The catalogue created in that short period has sold more than that of any other group in history and its commercial…
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An Open Letter to Anyone Who Thinks They Don’t Like the Beatles
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“I don’t like the Beatles,” he said confidently, looking around the room to make sure that everyone within earshot heard his declaration.
“Really? Why not?” I asked.
“I mean, they’re just so basic. Like ‘Let It Be’ and ‘Hey Jude’ aren’t even that great of songs.”
“Who do you like then?”
“I really like Nirvana, like I base my life off of Kurt Cobain’s.”
“You know Kurt Cobain really like the Beatles. He actually covers one of their more obscure tracks in one of those postmortem albums from the last few years.”
“Yea, well, I mean I guess John Lennon is cool, but Paul McCartney is just so bad, I mean it all just sounds the same.”
“Have you heard any of the Beatles middle-era stuff, like Revolver or Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band? McCartney pushed for a lot of the weirder stuff in that period as a means for progressing the band’s sound from their British Invasion roots.
“Are those songs?”
I sighed. “Yea, and the guy from Pink Floyd plays the electric triangle on one of them.”