Thursday, July 09, 2009
Two months from today, EMI will be re-releasing the entire catalogue of a venerable 1960s group. Girls screamed for them, parents loved their harmonies and young men ironed their shirts twice in an attempt to copy their idols' manner of dress.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Kingston Trio! (cue insane amount of applause)
Why aren't you cheering? "Tic Tic Tic" is one of the greatest songs known to humankind.
The Beatles were pretty good, too.
The voices of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr are as familiar to me as those of family members. At age five, Beatles '65 was one of the first records I had and I listened to it endlessly until it was scratched beyond playability.
Ramping up to the momentous date of 09/09/09, it seems only right to feature all of their records from Please Please Me through to Let It Be. With two months of time allotted to complete this task, I'm looking forward to some great listening/blogging sessions.
For anyone that actually looks in on my ramblings, please feel free to name your top five favorite Beatle albums, their absolute worst song and what the original title was for the Abbey Road LP.