For years I have said that The Beatles were an amazingly talented and important band but that I just didn’t like their music. Heck for a long time I even went so far as to say that I hated The Beatles. Well I honestly can’t say that anymore. And it all started with one song.
The fact that I never liked The Beatles honestly made very little sense considering how many bands that I like that were influenced by the Fab Four (hell at times Guided By Voices sounded exactly like The Beatles). Not only that but I loved the soundtrack to the movie BackBeat (see my Blast from the Past post about that record) and loved The Heartdrops cover of “Eight Days a Week.”
So a few months ago when in the car The Beatles “Revolution” came on the radio and I found myself really liking the song. Since then I’ve actually found myself listening to any Beatles songs that come on the radio and enjoying them. I’m still a complete novice where it comes to their stuff, but I can no longer say that I hate their music.
Here are the two songs in question that sent me over the edge.