Friday, September 15, 2006

Newsweek review


As a Beatles fan and for any excuse just to mention them on this blog I have included Newsweek's first review on the band. Its funny reading this now but they did not get the love and respect that they would get only years after their first shows. Newsweek once said this about the Fab 4:


"Visually they are a nightmare: tight, dandified, Edwardian-Beatnik suits and great pudding bowls of hair. Musically they are a near-disaster: guitars and drums slamming out a merciless beat that does away with secondary rhythms, harmony, and melody. Their lyrics (punctuated by nutty shouts of "yeah, yeah, yeah!") are a catastrophe, a preposterous farrago of Valentine-card romantic sentiments."


They really didn’t get it at all and especially when they predicted that:

“The odds are that they will fade away, as most adults confidently predict."

2 Comments:

Blogger Mike said...

It's funny how much history repeats itself. Any new musician who has that rare combination of being popular and artistically revolutionary is always at first dismissed by the establishment as being 'a fad'. Once it becomes clear the artist/band is no longer 'just a fad', they are decried as being inspired by Satan, or at the very least responsible for morally corrupting youth. This was as true for the Beatles as it was for Elvis, hip hop, and Beethoven.

September 19, 2006 12:50 AM  
Blogger Paul Fuzz said...

Yey! A Beatles post! Always welcome.

September 19, 2006 9:57 PM  

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