Monday, November 13, 2006

The Beatles Are Over, Can We Move On Now?

I can stay silent no more, and at the risk of sounding like an angry Gen X'er, I can't take any more of Beatle Mania! Everywhere I go I have to hear, read, or see something about this group. A group, I would like to add, that is down 2 members to the grim reaper and hasn't released anything new in close to half a century! I swear if they don't put a moratorium on all things Beatle, I will put a hit out on Paul McCartney myself.

First off, enough with the re-releases. We are not talking about a group that has come back together to create a new album. We have all heard these songs, we have heard covers of these songs, we were forced to play these songs in piano lessons! Yes, I appreciate that they were the first super group and that they played some good music. However, I don't understand why there seems to be this need to buy their music on cassettes, then cd's and whatever come next when there is great new music being put out.

Yes, I know that many, many people were listening to the Beatles

  • when they lost their virginity
  • were young and having the BEST time of their lives
  • when Kennedy got shot. No, the second one
  • at their wedding
  • when the lights went out in Georgia

But does that mean I am going to be tormented by this group on the radio, on the TV, through commercials for 'The Best of Collections' until the day I die! Enough, already.

Ditto for The Rolling Stones.

Picture from Flickr


Anonymous said...

I actually totally agree with you on this Heidi. I just don't get it. I don't even like most of their songs except for twist and shout and stuff. I think that they got too political in the latter part of their career. Celebrities that try to be political figures is definitely one of my pet peeves.

Squirrelly Girly said...

OMG, you have read MY MIND! I said to one of my coworkers the other day - Hey their tunes are catchy, but why all the hooplah? and she gave me the death dagger glare from hell. . . .