Friday, December 28, 2007

The Beatles - Eight Days a Week

(Capitol, 1965)

Ha ha ha oh you krazy Beatles. First you go and misspell “Beetles,” now you get the number of days in a week messed up. Eight days?? EIGHT? There are only SEVEN days in a week, you nuts! Didn’t you guys KNOW that? I’m not sure how they do things in England, but it’s definitely always been seven over here in the U.S.A., and always will be, too. Jeez-o-man! The song itself? Oh, it’s, uh, it’s fine and everything, it actually sorta SWINGS (rather than ROCKS) and even though it’s super-duper catchy and all, it’s not an obvious jump forward for the group and is really one of the more disposable of the (late-period) Beatlemania singles. And what’s up with the fade-in on this song? Weird! Well, OK, that’s a cute gimmick, I guess; sure. But let’s admit that the acoustic “I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party” is pretty fuggin’ weak, even if it is emotionally complex and whatnot (you’re really plumbin’ the depths of male insecurity, John… wayta go!). In conclusion, whether you’re from Kirkland WA, Westminster MA, or even Calgary AB, you can surely agree that my neverending Beatles reviews are utterly worthless.


The Hit Dog said...

disagree: 'i don't want to spoil the party' is a pretty good tune actually, in spite of it not being written by your beloved paul and rather his martyred junkie married to screeching japanese rival, john.

agree: your beatles reviews are worthless. Ki (for Kinks!) can't come soon enough.

Donald Brown said...

I agree about IDWTSTP too, it may be weak musically but there's something in the vocal that sticks with me, like "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away." Ah maybe it's all taking it's toll for the moody Liverpudlian, good thing he finally hooks up with his savior mother figure before he, y'know, has a motorcycle accident 'r som'thin.