Friday, April 6, 2012
"Ob-La-Do, Ob-La-Don't" : THE WEEKEND MIX
From the new issue of "Q Magazine," courtesy of Rob Fitzpatrick:
"They're the only group in the history of pop music that are actually better than everyone says they are."
Right on, right on.
And then there's this...
The Beatles 2: McCartney Jr. Hints At 2nd Generation Reunion
By Jacob Kleinman | Apr 03, 2012 11:17 AM EDT
McCartney, Lennon and Harrison may be getting back together again, according to Sir Paul McCartney's son. James McCartney, son of the Beatles bass-playing leader, recently told the BCC that he has spoken with John Lennon's son, Sean, and George Harrison's son, Dhani, and the three of them were "up for it."
"Sean seemed to be into it," James added. "Dhani seemed to be into it. I'd be happy to do it."
The only hold out appears to be Ringo Starr's son, Zak Starkey.
"I don't think it's something that Zak wants to do," said James McCartney. "Maybe Jason [another of Starr's sons and also a drummer] would want to do it."
Asked if "The Beatles 2" was really a possibility, James McCartney responded with vague optimism.
"Yeah, hopefully, naturally," he said. "I don't know, you'd have to wait and see. The will of God, nature's support, I guess. So yeah, maybe."
I don't hate this idea as so many seem to. These aren't the sons of Alan Thicke, so put the safety latch back on your peashooters. I'd like to think that the offspring of four brilliant, charming and talented men, have some of those qualities themselves. Dhani, Sean, James and holdout Zak, have made some respectable music on their own, so why not try to do the same together? I don't think this is some cash cow. I mean, really? Unless they call the band "Adele," or "The Beatles Minaj," no one is going to give a rat's ass about this project. That said, if anyone should have the privilege of cashing in on the holy name of The Beatles, it's these kids. They've respected their pops so far. Why should we think that respect wouldn't continue?
All this talk got me feeling a bit Beatle-y. I thought I'd piece together a few alternate faves. Maybe you know'em. Maybe you don't. None of'em made the official 6 disc "Anthology" set.
One After 909 (1960 rehearsal)
I Saw Her Standing There (1962 rehearsal)
Some Other Guy (Live, Cavern Club, 8/22/62)
Bad To Me (John, double-tracked demo)
This Boy (Take 13...John's voice on this one is just breathtaking)
I Should Have Known Better (BBC Rehearsal, no harmonica, but ELECTRIC!)
What You're Doing (Take 11. Everything's better with a false ending)
I Feel Fine (Take 5)
Good Morning, Good Morning (demo)
It's All Too Much- (extended, freak-out version)
I Want You (Shes So Heavy) [early version]
Revolution (Video Version)
Heh heh, yeeaah.