Stegzy's Music Project

A commentary on Stegzy's album collection

Blue Album: 1967-1970 – The Beatles (#204)

on December 6, 2014

Blue Album: The BeatlesBlue Album: 1967-1970 – The Beatles

Now, I’m going to say something controversial. If you are so self opinionated that other people disagreeing with what you say offends you, I suggest you come back tomorrow and not read this post.



I’m Stegzy Gnomepants, I am from Liverpool….and I don’t rate the Beatles.

There I’ve said it. In fact, I think Abba did more for popular music than the Beatles ever did. Sure they were influential in their own time; Yes they did some ground breaking stuff. But honestly? Are they so Earth shatteringly important to music history? Nah. Nah. Not in my world.

This is a kind of best of album featuring the Beatles’ greatest hits. Which, if you were to listen to any Beatle fan, is nearly every song they did. Apart from the ones that nobody knows. The album covers songs released between 1967 and 1970, just when the Fab Four weren’t experimenting with drugs. “Honestly”. Lennon is clearly off his squid with his colourful lyrics. Starr is hallucinating about octopi and McCartney is pretending to be good at music while Harrison is off worshiping rugs or something.

It’s not the later politically aware stuff and it’s not the previously soppy kissy kissy bollocks. This is the eclectic stuff like Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and Lucy.  The album only appears in my collection out of respect for others who have yet to realise that there were far more talented musicians on the scene at the time, but just didn’t look right or ended up bothering God.




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