My record player got disconnected somehow, and since the plug-in is behind a huge bookshelf that is stacked to the ceiling with books (as I mentioned recently, threatening to fall over and crush me), I have resorted to playing music on my laptop.
I go to Youtube and just select an artist and play their "Top" songs: Springsteen, The Clash, Bob Dylan, whatever.
Anyway, I went through 100 Beatles songs the other day, and I was just struck again by their genius.
I think it was hearing the mix of great songs from different eras. The sheer breadth of their lyrical and melodic genius.
What really stands out are the one-ups: songs that don't sound like anything else they did and yet are better than anyone else. Songs that don't sound like anything done before or since.
I know there are people who profess a dislike of the Beatles -- especially younger folk who are probably tired of having them shoved down their throats.
I forgive them. Either they haven't listened enough.
Or they have faulty wiring, somewhere.
Anyway, just a reminder.
The Beatles -- they were pretty good.
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