Beatles – With The Beatles

The Beatles continue to perfect their craft and pave the way for a new style of pop With each generation that comes along, the original impact The Beatles had on youth culture diminishes exponentially. What The Beatles mean to young people today is perhaps more akin to curiosity than worship. Popular groups nowadays might be… Read More Beatles – With The Beatles

Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles reinvent themselves and popular culture in the process When the Beatles released their long-awaited follow-up to Revolver, it was almost as if suddenly the band had gone from black and white to full-blown Technicolor, thanks to the cover, one of the most iconic of its time, or any time (and one which would… Read More Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles – Live At The Hollywood Bowl

The Fab Four raise fan worship to new heights on historical live recordings In June 1965, The Beatles began a two-week tour of France, Spain, and Italy, where they played fifteen shows in just eight days (eight days a week indeed). It was a tour which, while not exactly disastrous, hadn’t been properly planned much… Read More The Beatles – Live At The Hollywood Bowl

The Beatles – Help!

Their holy fabness take yet another step towards world domination By 1965 The Beatles were practically Pop’s latest aristocracy, who in the eyes of their adoring fans could do no wrong. However John Lennon was fast becoming disillusioned with the music business, and what The Beatles had become in particular, whom he felt were being… Read More The Beatles – Help!

The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour

Although Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band may have had fans and critics describing it as “their greatest album”, Magical Mystery Tour isn’t far behind, in this critic’s estimation. Released in the U.K. as a rather irksome double EP, the Americans had the good sense to issue it as a single album, with extra tracks.… Read More The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles – Rubber Soul

When Rubber Soul was released on 3rd December 1965 (in time for the lucrative Christmas season) it exposed the band to a whole new audience, especially in America, where more discerning listeners of rock had a tendency to regard the Beatles as little more than just another one of those fly-by-night teenybopper groups from England, with… Read More The Beatles – Rubber Soul

The Beatles – The White Album

The Beatles single greatest achievement? Or sprawling self-indulgent mess? In February 1968 The Beatles flew from London to India, to join the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his luxurious Meditation Academy located at Rishikesh, where for $350 a day one could chant, practise Yoga and, well I guess meditate. What The Fab Four didn’t realise was… Read More The Beatles – The White Album