Golden Slumbers / Dua Lipa / Song by the Beatles
Hartford Courant Feb. 23, 1964
“Stiff lip, old chap, even the Beatles will pass! The question is, what next?”
Boston Globe Sept. 13, 1964
“The Beatles are not merely awful; I would consider it sacrilegious to say anything less than that they are god awful. They are so unbelievably horribly, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of the art that they qualify as crowned heads of anti-music, even as the imposter popes went down in history as “anti-popes.”
Newsweek Feb. 24, 1964:
“Musically they are a near disaster, guitars and drums slamming out a merciless beat that does away with secondary rhythms, harmony and melody. Their lyrics (punctuated by nutty shouts of “yeah, yeah, yeah”) are a catastrophe, a preposterous farrago of Valentine-card romantic sentiments….”
New York Times Feb. 10, 1964:
“The Beatles’ vocal quality can be described as hoarsely incoherent, with the minimal enunciation necessary to communicate the schematic texts.”
Chicago Tribune Feb. 29, 1964:
“The Beatles must be a huge joke, a wacky gag, a gigantic put-on. And if, as the fellow insisted on What’s My Line?, they’re selling 20,000 Beatle wigs a day in New York at $2.98 a shake — then I guess everyone wants to share the joke.
And the profits.”
because NOW i appreciate the genius.
that seems so long ago.
and there’s NOTHING around like it today.
It can seem a long time between revolutions.