Revolver

(26 Posts)
YokoUhOh Fri 05-Aug-16 21:47:06

...is 50 years old today!

(For the unacquainted - it's the Beatles' greatest album - their 7th - perhaps the greatest ever album).

Just wanted to share the love. The Beatles are the most influential musicians ever; this is true whether or not they're your cup of tea.

Macca is hated on these boards but he is an avant-garde genius and way ahead of the curve. And Ringo is a top-notch drummer.

Anyone else a Revolver super-fan?

http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/news/a47370/the-beatles-revolver-50th-anniverary/

AndYourBirdCanSing Fri 05-Aug-16 21:53:12

Well... see my username grin I malsoust admit to also naming my son after a Beatle

I can never understand the hatred for Paul- totally agree about his genius.

I must admit to bring very judgemental of those who can't at least appreciate their music I am looking at you Mother

AndYourBirdCanSing Fri 05-Aug-16 21:54:12

'Malsoust' = 'must also' hmm

paddypants13 Fri 05-Aug-16 21:55:08

I absolutely love Revolver! Underplayed in my opinion. I think Here, there and everywhere is my favourite.

My parents and I often laugh about how accurate Taxman is.

YokoUhOh Fri 05-Aug-16 21:57:04

Yes aybcs I've clocked your username previously - it's my favourite Beatles song (a Lennon one! Shock).

I think 'not getting' The Fabs is fair enough. Rubbishing their influence and importance, however, is Not On grin

StealthPolarBear Fri 05-Aug-16 21:57:30

Wow 50

YokoUhOh Fri 05-Aug-16 21:58:20

I always think George was a bit of an arse for writing Taxman smile And Paul Weller was an arse for stealing it wholesale ('Start')

NoTractorsAtTheTable Fri 05-Aug-16 22:02:23

For No One is one of my favourite songs. Love this album, reminds me of being 15 and acting terribly wise...whilst knowing fuck all. Happy days.

Revolver is still in my most played albums list today, I think it holds up incredibly well.

YokoUhOh Fri 05-Aug-16 22:06:03

There's an amazing end-scene in Mad Men where Don Draper puts Tomorrow Never Knows on the stereo and immediately takes it off, because it represents the new guard and he can't keep up. It's such an important event in pop history.

paddypants13 Fri 05-Aug-16 22:06:02

Oh yes, For no one. I love that too and Got to get you into my life. Am going to have to listen to it again now.

Why did you think George was an arse for writing Taxman Yoko?

AndYourBirdCanSing Fri 05-Aug-16 22:06:13

Ah see I am a Lennon woman but I think Paul is bloody amazing and appreciate him more and more as I get older. Together they were pure magic (I am naming baby I am currently pregnant with after a Paul song to even if up. I have also probably outed myself to anyone who knows me so will have to namechange again grin)

50 years though!! Incredible

YokoUhOh Fri 05-Aug-16 22:08:25

Well, he was quite a rich young man by this stage and shouldn't have been moaning about getting shafted by the Taxman when the people buying the album were potentially a fair bit poorer than he was smile I tend to think we're owned by the government from the day we're born, so why complain?

YokoUhOh Fri 05-Aug-16 22:10:04

aybcs Prudence? Martha? Eleanor?

paddypants13 Fri 05-Aug-16 22:21:42

I know what you mean Yoko. A bit like rich celebs who tell us ordinary folk we should donate all our money to charity. (I'm sure one of your millions would make more difference than my tenner!!!) I still like the song though because it's so very true.

ThisIslandGirl Fri 05-Aug-16 22:21:53

Did you know it was sold for one day (today, 50 years ago) before John Lennon realised the wrong version of Tomorrow Never Knows was on it? Production was stopped and the proper version put out. It's a longer version of the song.

DH is a superfan and told me this today, I thought it was interesting grin

paddypants13 Fri 05-Aug-16 22:22:06

As for baby named, Anna for a girl?

paddypants13 Fri 05-Aug-16 22:27:58

Ignore my last post. Thought you were after general Beatles songs.

MegBusset Fri 05-Aug-16 22:33:14

I thought this was about the shoegazing band from the 90s <leaves thread>

YokoUhOh Fri 05-Aug-16 22:35:36

Meg I am well acquainted with Revolver the Band (literally, my cousin was in it)

MegBusset Fri 05-Aug-16 22:38:37

Hah... how funny. I still have my Heaven Sent An Angel 12". As for The Beatles, was always more of a Stones fan myself.

fanjoforthemammaries Fri 05-Aug-16 22:39:37

Best Beatles album for sure

Backingvocals Fri 05-Aug-16 22:42:46

Just posting to join the Macca appreciation society. His songs are incredible. On that album I really like Got to Get You Into My Life. You can hear the beginnings of Wings in there and something of Back in the USSR which just has so much energy.

YokoUhOh Fri 05-Aug-16 22:43:31

I believe Revolver the Band were named after Revolver the Album...

YokoUhOh Fri 05-Aug-16 22:45:00

backing think Macca was listening to a lot of Stax and soul in general, alongside the avant-garde, Stockhausen stuff at that point.

I'm a fan of his electronic period: Temporary Secretary etc.

SaintEyning Fri 05-Aug-16 22:51:21

My favourite album (bar yellow submarine and doctor robert). Tomorrow never knows and for no one best tracks. Love love love it. Stole my dad's vinyl and record player at the age of 11 I order to be able to listen at all times.

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