the Beatles

10 Songs: Thursday, December 24th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | December 24, 2015

Lennon takes the peculiarity of Lewis Carroll and adds it to a sinking sense of dread

You May Be Able To Stream The Beatles But You Can’t Afford This Christmas Card!

By Alyson Camus | December 24, 2015

The auction, hosted by the site Catawiki, is now over and the highest bid reached $3, 306, which is quite a lot for a simple Christmas card

Only The UK Beatle Releases Will be Streaming At Midnight

By Iman Lababedi | December 23, 2015

The real losses is the BBC and the Anthologies. I have no idea why they would hold them back.

The Fab Four On Streaming Services For Christmas

By Alyson Camus | December 20, 2015

According to Billboard, most of them ‘if not all, will have access to the band’s catalog of studio albums next week’

Trump Is Blasting Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ At His Rallies

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2015

As for Adele, several sites report that Trump attended her concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York last Tuesday night. He even cut past a line of concert-goers waiting to get into the venue

10 Songs: Thursday, November 19th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | November 19, 2015

Off the 1 video compilation, this is an insane rave up, McCartney on the bridge tears up his vocals to reach the “tight, yeah” and Lennon hows like he has just come out of the “Money” session

US Top 10 Albums 11-28-15

By Iman Lababedi | November 15, 2015

The Beatles back on the charts? I might buy the video greatest hits, that I would seriously consider as for 1, well I think I can build my own without too much sweat.

The Best Band Of All Time: The Beatles

By Iman Lababedi | September 2, 2015

While we don’t know how the world will to react to the Beatles 100 or 300 years from now, it is a fair bet the perception of their entire oeuvre will change from pop to classical. Like the greatest of the greatest classical composers, like Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky, and maybe Schubert, they will be performed in recital, analyzed, discussed and studied.

Bono And Yoko Celebrate Lennon’s Green Card Day At Ellis Island

By Alyson Camus | July 31, 2015

‘He didn’t sail across the Atlantic in an ocean liner or a yellow submarine. He didn’t come in on a third-class ticket looking for a job in Hell’s Kitchen. He didn’t climb up out of steerage with all his potatoes in a single suitcase. But John Lennon was an immigrant all the same.’

Not With The Band: This Song Is Not Always About You

By Alyson Camus | July 28, 2015

People have gone overboard with song interpretations and I will start with the worst example of all, Charles Manson. The infamous rockstar wannabe was convinced that the Beatles’ White Album was as prophetic as the Bible, he would often quote ‘The Beatles and the Bible’ and considered the fab four as the ‘four angels’ as in Revelation 9

Ringo Starr’s 75th Birthday Celebration At Capitol Records, Tuesday July 7th 2015 Review

By Alyson Camus | July 7, 2015

I arrived almost two hours before the time — and that’s dedication — but the front of the building was already full of people, mostly ‘old’ people, but it is insane to qualify Beatles’ fans of old, these people have kept the fire in their belly, they are still excited to see one of the two Beatles left on earth, and they still believe that peace and love can change the world… it is so refreshing. Call them naïve, call them childish, I don’t care because I am one of them!

Yoko Ono Does Not Want ISIS To Destroy John Or The Beatles

By Alyson Camus | July 7, 2015

‘I thought that was very distasteful,’ she declared. ‘That’s why it’s important to me to not be a couch potato. I have to keep on doing something because the other side will take over – people who are really not understanding what beautiful things we have in this world and want to destroy it. And I’m not going to let them destroy John or the Beatles.’

We Are All The Beatles

By Iman Lababedi | March 18, 2015

We are Paul with new loves, John during break ups, Ringo over lunch with college pals, George when hungover, John in righteous indignation, Paul in loving sublimation, Paul when we are loving our kids, Ringo when we’re playing with them and John when we are reprimanding them.

Oldies But Goldies: Every Beatles Album Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 6, 2015

let me make it simpler. Buy all the UK official releases up to “Let It Be” except for “Magical Mystery Tour”where you need the US version, “Live At the BBC” “Anthology 2” and “Past Masters” I and II and you can pass on the rest

Ivor Davis Signs His Book ‘The Beatles and Me On Tour’ At Rockaway Records

By Alyson Camus | January 20, 2015

‘I got drunk with them, I saw them with Bob Dylan when they smoke marijuana’, talking about the night the Beatles got stoned after Dylan introduced them to a particularly strong grade of marijuana in their New York hotel, ‘Bob Dylan gave a fat joint to Ringo, and he smoked the whole thing himself, he came back on his knees laughing!’

Personal Bests… Musicians At Their Peak

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2014

So do popstars and at the end of their careers, maybe before, you can take a look and see them. You see something they can never reach again. It is possible 1989 is taylor’s… and it is possible I’ll expand on the concept… For now, the obvious.

Did You Know? The Beatles Never Existed

By Alyson Camus | December 9, 2014

They want to present evidence that we were duped, that several people have incarnated the Beatles over the years, and they go on and on with height discrepancies using pictures, short Paul here, tall Paul there, eyebrows comparisons, 1963 Paul ‘s high eyebrows versus 1968 Paul’s low eyebrows!

Not With The Band: Women, Music And Menstrual Cycles!

By Alyson Camus | November 25, 2014

Scientists have found that music stimulates more parts of the brain than any other human function, and we don’t know exactly why, but one thing is sure, it has a tremendous effect on women and girls,… we know that since Elvis Presley and Beatlemania, but was that always the case?

Glyn Johns At High Fidelity, Sunday November 16th 2014

By Alyson Camus | November 19, 2014

this guy has recorded with about everybody in the music business, from The Rolling Stones to the Who, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, The Beatles, the Kinks, the Clash,… basically there is a great chance that the classic song stuck in your head right now, was recorded by Glyn.

Who Is America's Favorite Musicians? We're Gonna Tell You

By Iman Lababedi | September 9, 2014

If you are a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent you’re gonna love the Beatles most. Plus, if you have a kid under 18 you are gonna love Bruno Mars and if you don’t have a kid under 18, you’re gonna love -ta-dah the Beatles. Decades and decades after they disbanded, they are still the biggest band in the world.

Beatlemania And Human Sexuality

By Iman Lababedi | August 6, 2014

As Nancy crawls on all fours towards George’s guitar (Later, you would hear him say: “Hey why is it sticky?”, she oozes carnal desire, you kisses he neck of the guitar, caresses it, she will take a sip from one of their tea (hope it isn’t Brian), and she is in such a state of lust, she seems to be orgiastic, a sort of internal five way.

The Beetles Killed The George Harrison Tree

By Alyson Camus | July 30, 2014

According to the LA Times, a very ironic thing happened recently: Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge told the LA Times over the weekend that the pine tree died as the result of an insect infestation… yeah, the beetles killed it! The tree was already 10 feet tall but according to the Times many trees in Griffith Park have been the victims of bark beetles and ladybug beetles

Another Trib, The Beatles on NBC

By Helen Bach | June 25, 2014

Its VERY difficult to cast something like this- the faces so completely embedded in peoples minds that to have anyone attempt to resemble always come off campy. Of course some shows go the other way and make no effort- which is just as bad.

Beatles and Motley Crue ,‘A Hard Girls Night’ Reviewed

By Helen Bach | May 8, 2014

Seeing the live performances of these guys basically show the extreme contrast in ‘now and then’ stage shows and fan behavior. It’s hard to imagine girls just sat in their seats and screamed seeing the Beatles and rip off their clothes and throw themselves on the stage for Crue

'The Dark Side Of The Covers’ Some Re-Imagined Cover Albums

By Alyson Camus | April 11, 2014

I took me a little while to understand this picture above, what was this about? The surrounding looked strangely familiar, but these head tops give it all… of course! It’s Abbey Road!

Lego My Rock Band!

By Iman Lababedi | March 21, 2014

Adly Syairi Ramly is an artist and music fan and apparently a lego who, in a surfeit of everything is awesome good vibes, has chosen to make lego figures of his favorite rock bands –which includes, for some obscure reason, the dreaded Foo Fighters

Jimmy Fallon Rules The World Part 1: Beatles Ahead of Their Time

By Helen Bach | March 6, 2014

I don’t want to get sick of his shtick- and since its sorta predictable, its easy to get old really quick. So rather than shout out all the nifty things he’s done on the new improved and hipped up Tonight Show, I’ll periodically share something off the beaten path.

Some Thoughts On The Beatles CBS Special

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2014

The problem is I have seen everyone from the Faux Beatles to Marshall Crenshaw perform terrific versions of Beatles songs and really, these versions, certainly anything anyone but Stevie Wonder or half the Beatles, the “les” if you will, were somewhat on the useless side.

Sting, Ivy Levan & Mike Einziger Kill The Beatles

By Helen Bach | February 7, 2014

David Letterman spent this week having acts perform Beatles tunes in honor of their US landing anniversary. Unfortunately this is not a tribute it is a horrible nightmare that even the mute button couldn’t cure

The Beatles "Meet The Beatles" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2014

With The Beatles was innocence peppered with wiseness. It was the thrill of young life coupled with the insecurites of love, it was the face of the future and in the long haired charming boys from the UK, all the lines of defense, all the bewildered post-WW II spoils of combat disappeared for the children of the greatest generation

Be Here Now: New Album Snapshot Reviews For Week Of January 20th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | January 21, 2014

From the martial beats to open the album to the agit-prop declaiming “Osama Bin Laden As Crucified Christ” (“You’re gonna hang”), the lead singing changing her gender to a woman hasn’t changed Against Me! that much. A mixed blessing but on the best songs, a definite blessing. The re-recording “Fuckmylife666” sounds great – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – B+

Lego-ize Your Favorite Album Cover!

By Alyson Camus | January 15, 2014

Try yourself if you don’t see your favorite album up there. In any case, enjoy this random selection, it also can also give you a pretty good idea of how I see the world without my contact lenses on.

The Beatles "Bootleg 1963" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 26, 2013

What is missing is the internal intelligence of the Live AtThe BBC sets. Which it is true that it is all of a year, and a great year, in the Beatles history, still something feels off in the way the songs follow each other.

Hear Ye: what rock nyc is listening to 12-26-13

By Iman Lababedi | December 26, 2013

“If you ever leave me I’ll be sad and blue, don’t you ever leave me I’m so in love with you”… Written by Lennon (“I Call Your Name” is on the flip side) this is Brill building brilliance from a 1960s pop superstar. The Beatles would have gone at it harder, there would have been a touch of self-parody – A

Hear Ye: What rock nyc Is Listening To Christmas Day 2014

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2013

You better not pout but da Bing is sure letting the Andrew Sisters do a lot of heavy lifting on this version, gives them the best word to sing on the track “With little tin horns and little toy drums, Rooty toot toots and rummy tum tums…” – B+

The Beatles For Sale Again!

By Mahalia Dark | December 14, 2013

Just in time for the 50 th year anniversary of the day the Beatles landed at JFK February 7 th, 1994 (50 years, wow, the mind boggles), a box set of all 13 US only releases, some of which are making it to CD for the first time, will be available January 21 ST

NYC Will Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of the The Beatles' First American Performance In February

By Alyson Camus | December 12, 2013

f you are planning to visit New York City soon, do it in February! NYCBeatles50 is going to celebrate the Fab Four, and in particular the 50th anniversary of their first performance on American television, on the Ed Sullivan show,

CBS Beatle Special Airs In February!

By Helen Bach | November 29, 2013

‘We are thrilled to honor these music legends with performances from amazing Grammy-winning artists who were influenced by the Beatles’ unforgettable music through the years and that incredible performance in 1964.”

The Beatles "On Air – Live At The BBC, Vol 2" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 15, 2013

This stuff belongs to ages but it also belongs to me personally, it is my life, my childhood, I remember so well all three big sisters being huge Beatle fans, there music played all the time in 1963, 1964. It is as subjective and personal as humanly possible

Hear ye On Spotify: what rock nyc is listening to 11-13-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 13, 2013

The Art Of Letting Go – Mariah Carey – Mariah turns her back on the pop moves of a decade with this major r&b ballad and makes it pay off – A-

Be Here Now: New Album Releases Snapshot Review 11-12-13

By Iman Lababedi | November 12, 2013

How obsessed you are going to be over this second volume of live recordings by the Beatles for the BBC will depend how you feel about the concept of John Lennon playing a chugging guitar riff for two and a half minutes on “Lucille

The Beatles, The Most Pirated Music Artist On The Internet?

By Alyson Camus | November 12, 2013

MUSO was able to identify the most pirated bands, and oh surprise, the Beatles are at the top of the list, based on the number of illegally uploaded files found on websites, which is exactly 186,876 files for the Fab Fours

My Greatest Album Of All Times… From 1986!!!

By Iman Lababedi | September 26, 2013

Just out of the army, back in the charts, this is Presley, not an album artist, best album: it has the breadth of masterpiece, blues, pop, rock and roll, hits and deep cuts, It sprawls its way on to the charts and Presley, in an alternative universe, was using this as a gate to a future and not a goal post.