Today’s Music To Keep me SSSSssAAAAaNnnnEeee in Isolation – Beatles – Help

I’m heading back to 1965. I was sixteen and a big Beatles nut. They were on the cusp of big change – so was I.

Poetry – Who’s the Best Rock Band?

Who’s the Best Rock Band?

Who’s the best rock band

 That ever strode the land?

Some say it’s the Beatles that hold that crown,

Others say it was the Stones who brought them down.

But if you don’t mention Hendrix or the Floyd

There’s a bunch of people who’d get annoyed.

Then of course, there’s the Doors

Who’d win great applause?

Or Dylan or the Byrds who’d have a cause?

Or maybe it’s Zappa

Who was looking so dapper?

But don’t forget Cream

When they were at full steam.

Then the Sex Pistols and Clash both had a bash,

Along with Crosby, Stills and Nash.

The Who deserve a mention

Or Oasis full of pretention

And Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Have run that course.

Black Sabbath and Deep Purple have that Heavy Metal

And Led Zep and AC/DC kept them on their mettle

Then there’s Pete Green’s Fleetwood Mac

And the Airplane, Dead and Metallica, had a crack.

Then there’s a Kink

To make you think.

Some worshipped Nirvana and some even Queen

The days of Rock were loud and mean.

Roy Harper is my cup of tea

But not too many agree with me.

With a lot of the new bands I wouldn’t know where to start,

But for my money the best Rock Band is

Captain Beefheart!

Opher 30.5.2019

I know exactly what the best Rock Band is – it’s the one you like best!

Today’s Music to keep me SsSsSAAaaAaNNnnnneEEE in Isolation – The Beatles – White Album

The Beatles were amazing. They just grew and grew. By the time of the White album they were out in front of every innovation and at the head of the Underground scene too. Imagine a band like Boyszone managing something like that!

The White album was revolutionary!

11-The Beatles – White Album (full album) – YouTube

Today’s Music To keep me SssSaaaaannnnNEEee in Isolation – Beatles – With The Beatles

I often overlook this album. The second album from the Beatles followed the same formula as the first one – a mixture of self-penned numbers and covers. It was basically a second dose of their live act. For me it did not quite cut through the way first album did – probably because it was not quite so raw.

I bought this the day it came out and my fourteen-year-old self was desperate to play it. Unfortunately my record player broke and I couldn’t play. To make matters worse my mate Jeff came down and when he found I couldn’t play it he borrowed it. It took me a week to fix my record player!!

02-The Beatles – With the Beatles (full album) – YouTube

The Beatles – With The Beatles 1963 (Full Album) – YouTube

Today’s Music to keep me SsSSAaaaNnnnNeEEE in Isolation -The Beatles – Please Please Me

Every time I put this album on it takes me straight back to that fourteen year old I was back in 1963 hearing them for the first time and being blown away. R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll, raw and great.

She was just seventeen……………………………..

Please Please Me – The Beatles (1963) on Vimeo