Revolution in the Head

Revolution in the Head

The Beatles' Records and the Sixties

eBook - 2007
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This “Bible of the Beatles captures the iconic band's magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final “reunion recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information from the Anthology series and recent interviews with Paul McCartney. This comprehensive guide offers fascinating details about the Beatles' lives, music, and era, never losing sight of what made the band so important, unique, and enjoyable.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill : Chicago Review Press, 2007
Edition: Third edition
ISBN: 9781883052836
9781556527333
Branch Call Number: 016.7824 Ma
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 515 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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fact is, you can do both! I know, it makes your head hurt. my head hurts when some goon squad member from Chicago pounds on it with her truncheon. "Much of Lennon-McCartney's musical originality derived from their self taught willingness to let their fingers discover chord sequences by exploring the architecture of their guitars rather than following orthodox progressions." "the scouse the group adopted for publicity purposes annoyed those who knew them in Liverpool, especially their middle class relations (starr being the only working class member of the group)." "I'LL GET YOU is one of the best B-sides." "McCartney's harmony at the chorus's descent to e flat has real fervor." "to celebrate the birth of THE WORD john and paul smoked a joint and wrote out the lyric in colored crayons as a psychedelic, illuminated manuscript." "THE WORD is a syncopated rocker which builds to a mini revelation of falsetto harmonies against a halo of suspended chords on the harmonium." the beatles are not, or should not, be seen as, an either /or phenomenon. for that, I refer you to Kierkegaard...or the maker of the pop hit, SUGAR SUGAR, by the Archies.

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athena14
Apr 20, 2015

Too much data for my taste. I find listening more satisfying.

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Cary_Grant
Aug 29, 2014

A wonderful introduction to musicology and a new way to open your ears to the Fab Four, as each recording gets analyzed in keen detail. MacDonald makes other rock critics look lazy.

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