THE BEATLES FOR SALE: 1964: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: Released in early December 1964. A busy year for The Beatles and I think the cover of the album says it all -they look so tired. 5ive of the fourteen songs are covers, Lennon-McCartney couldn’t keep up with the demand. This would be the last album to have covers. When I think of this album also I think of the later George Harrison quote that sums up 1964 and The Beatles– “They gave their money and their screams. But we gave our nervous systems, which is a more difficult thing to give.”The album does mark a change in The Beatles sound- a more mature sound which would mark the beginning of the middle period of their career. Favorite songs on it- “I’m A Loser”, “Eight Day’s A Week”, “No Reply”, “Baby’s In Black”. Due to the covers it is an uneven album but it is still great!
DEPECHE MODE: THE BEST OF DEPECHE MODE: 2006: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: I am not a big Depeche Mode fan. I have a friend who will travel anywhere on the east coast to see them. I have no desire to see them and this is the only album of theirs that I own. “Personal Jesus” is a great song and I love the Johnny Cash cover. Some other good songs on here too.
Today I also listened to Radio George’s -The Neon Beat today- the first hour of the three hours they put out each week.
I also listened to a dozen or so songs from Dave Marsh’s book “The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever” for my other post.