This has officially become my favorite Beatles album... tying #1 with Abbey Road:
I could go on all day about this. I love every song on it. I bought the CD this past summer from a Wal-Mart in Williamsburg, VA while on vacation. When I played it in the car, I thought Flying and Blue Jay Way were really spooky. Eventually, the "spookiness" made them become a few of my top favorite songs they did. I'm loving their "scary," phsychedelic sounds a lot (Blue Jay Way, I Am the Walrus, Revolution 9, A Day in the Life, etc.). There'll never be another band like this (duh!).
I'm getting the vinyl LP copy of it (w/ that German cover). I have Abbey Road and The White Album on vinyl already.
Post by ymymeatemup on Nov 20, 2007 21:14:13 GMT -5
Song-for-song, I prefer Magical Mystery Tour over Sgt. Pepper's. I think "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "I Am The Walrus" might be my two favorite Lennon tracks, or at least they'd both be in my top five, and "Penny Lane" and "The Fool On The Hill" are both in my McCartney top five. Those songs alone put the album ahead of most of the others, and there's still some other choice plums on there. You do know that MMT isn't a 'true' album, though, right?
Post by ymymeatemup on Nov 21, 2007 0:13:28 GMT -5
They must have considered it a double EP instead of an album if it didn't make that list. There's no way it would be left out otherwise considering all of the others that made it. Was Yellow Submarine anywhere on that list? I can see them leaving that one off.
I know this is "Anything But", but a little Beatles/Rascals no degrees of separation trivia.
I remember reading a very long time ago that John Lennon and George Harrison became big Little Rascals fans when they were stuck in a hotel room in the early 1960's and some channel was running a late night Our Gang marathon.
And in 1973, John and Yoko were on the Mike Douglas show with Spanky as a fellow guest. Word has it that Yoko (obviously the Gang wasn't big in 1940's Japan) was all peeved and couldn't understand why the audience seemed far more interested in "that fat little man" than they were the Plastic Ono Band!
Interesting idea about Lennon and Harrison watching the Rascals. I wonder if there's a way to verify this. I've got tons of Beatles literature, but I don't remember reading that tidbit.
Nothing but my memory, I'm afraid. I've been a Beatle fan since, well, the Beatles were still a band. It may have been a radio interview with Lennon, probably in the early or even mid-70's, and I think it stemmed from him talking about how awful it was being cooped up in hotel rooms during their American tours. But I am sure the info came from Lennon, not George, and that George was the co-Rascal fan. But, of course, they always were the smart ones.
It's....odd. Very odd. Yoko sounds very obnoxious, but there are a few moments. I like the sound at the end (8:08 into Part 2) as John starts runninng his fingers through Yoko's hair when it sounds like an airplane flying directly above them.
That creepy sound from 3:15 to 4:20 on Part 2 is also pretty trippy.