As someone who’s a fan of both The Beatles and Sherlock Holmes, I find it highly disconcerting that
was once Paul
was once John.
…Apparently actors who are good at playing creepy criminal masterminds are also good at playing cheeky Scouse musicians.
Are there any other Beatles fans out there who genuinely love the Yellow Submarine album? Anyone…?
I don’t really get all the disdain for it. Some people don’t even consider it a “real” Beatles album because there’s only 4 original songs by them on it. And the soundtrack orchestrations are considered “boring”, and apparently don’t even count as Beatles songs because George Martin composed them.
But isn’t George Martin a Beatle too? Don’t his orchestrations count? Considering everything else he did for them and for their music, I’d say they do. Plus, they’re wonderful tracks: whimsical, catchy, often epic, sometimes unnerving, and full of emotion - everything that a Beatles song should be. I just love them, and I listen to them as often as I would any other Beatles song. Though I know they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, which is fine. Still, I wish these tracks would get at least some of the respect they deserve.
Also, the ones that the boys did are great too, at least in my view. “It’s All Too Much” is one of my top favourite Beatles songs weirdly enough, and “Hey Bulldog” is fucking awesome. “All Together Now” is cute and fun, and “Only a Northern Song” is some great trippy weirdness (and features some good ol’ Harrison snark). They may have just been “leftover” songs, but c’mon, it’s The Beatles - even the songs they didn’t care about as much are still amazing.
In my opinion, Yellow Submarine is a worthy album. And it counts.
OMG A BEATLES SONG WAS FINALLY USED ON MAD MEN.
And not just ANY Beatles song.
TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS. One of the best Beatles songs ever off of one of the best albums ever. And it was used epically at the very end of the episode.
It was sooo cool. And I can now die happy.
Hahaha. In the song P.S. I Love You, the lines “as I write this letter/send my love to you/remember that I’ll always/be in love with you” function as a kind of chorus. The second time it shows up in the song, John, Paul, and George all get a brief little solo moment after each line.
After the first line, John lets out this very piercing “ohhh!”
Then after the second phrase, Paul comes in with this high clear “You know I want you to”
…. and then lastly there’s George. His bit is this very awkward, hoarse, quiet “yehhhh” that I’m only just noticing for the first time. It’s just so very… him.
A small moment, but it amused me. Lawl.
When people crop photos with all four Beatles present to only show Paul or McLennon…
That one episode from The Beatles cartoon where Brian is a jerk and locks the boys in their hotel room without food because he thinks they’re getting too fat.
Seriously, what the eff?
I actually think if anyone Paul was the Slytherin, he was the most ambitious and the only one out of them who was truly concerned with fame for fame’s sake. People tend to peg John as a Slytherin because he had an acerbic sense of humor but I think he and George are both Ravenclaws, Paul is possibly a Slytherin but debatably a Gryffindor and Ringo is a definite Hufflepuff. IMO :)
I agree, Paul should be a Slytherin, because he’s very ambitious and intelligent, and not to mention cunning (he certainly knew how to use his charm); also, he was willing to fight to get what he wanted (think of the end of The Beatles). He kind of reminds me of a not-evil, not-psychotic Tom Riddle, haha.
And yeah, John’s a Ravenclaw; clever, creative, and witty. I feel like he’d be the Luna Lovegood-type of Ravenclaw. :P
Though I personally think George would actually be a Gryffindor. Noble, righteous, firm beliefs, willing to try new things, and values his friends. Also, he turned out to be very brave in the last few years of his life…
Ringo’s DEFINITELY a Hufflepuff, though. No doubts there!
50 years ago today, Brian Epstein became the manager of the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll band in the history of music. Without your guidance, Brian, the names John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr would be insignificant. Rest in Peace, I know you’ll be having the time of your life up there with John and George.