Friday, June 1, 2007

It was 40 Years Ago Today

Blog entries are supposed to be timeless, but this one is really tied to today being June 1, 2007. 40 years after.

After what? The release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

So I thought I'd take this opportunity to reconsider the film based on the album. You know, the one with the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton which came out when both those acts had a lot of star power. I mean, people were practically issued a copy of Frampton Comes Alive at birth. Some of the biggest names of the era in a fiilm based on one of the biggest albums of all time. How could one go wrong?

So ... considering .... thinking about it ...

Still stinks.


Kenny Scott said...

I'm not sure why everyone makes such a big deal about the album, mind you. Abbey Road is far better, especially the B side.

Ouch. I'm showing my age. Clearly, I meant the second half of the CD.


Dave said...

I think Rubber Soul was probably more important overall than Sgt. Pepper's. Side by side, I prefer the music on the White Album.

I still think in terms of A and B sides myself, especially on singles (which seem to be dead ... at least in the mainstream)

Kenny Scott said...

Aye, Rubber Soul wasn't bad either. I liked Revolver better but they're both good. And both better that Sgt Pepper.

White Album? Too odd for me to be honest. I've not really listened to it that much though, I really should get it playing on a loop on my iPod when I'm at work tomorrow and give it a proper listen to.

That'll make a change from Fall Out Boy which I'm currently addicted to.