November 9, 2011 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #982467
Can we please stay on topic? Thanks.November 9, 2011 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #982468cleverjewishpunMember
The Spinal Tap album cover scene inspired a group to name themselves None More Black.
Personally I find the Beatles to be extremly overrated in the grand scheme of things. But you can’t argue with history.
and @Middlepath, I have long since argued that the “glory days” ended after they lost the grammy for “And Justice For All” to Jethro Tull.
After Bob Rock got behind the board, they became the money making juggernaut that you see today.November 9, 2011 6:12 pm at 6:12 pm #982469
Hi Jothar. The film was a fictional, hilarious spoof of the Heavy Metal/Glam rock industry. But, if I am not mistaken, they did have Spinal Tap albums/CD’s sold in music stores.
The scene with the volume dial on the amp going up to 11 was hilarious, and it was true. Where most amps have a volume that goes up to 10, that one went up to 11, giving it that little extra kick. But there was also the guitar which was so valuable in the collection, that one cannot even look at it or it would lose value. Ok, enough. lolNovember 9, 2011 7:29 pm at 7:29 pm #982470oomisParticipant
I really loved their earliest music, but not much later on, and certainly not when they were on their own, no longer a group. “Yesterday” was one of my favorites, and so was Paul’s rendition of “There Were Bells.” This was aidel and sweet music, secular or not.November 10, 2011 2:49 am at 2:49 am #982471anon for thisParticipant
All You Need is Cash preceded and inspired This is Spinal Tap.November 10, 2011 4:46 am at 4:46 am #982472MiddlePathParticipant
cleverjewishpun, I agree with you about that. I may even go so far as to say that the glory days ended when Cliff Burton was killed. Of course, Justice was indeed a great album, but it was the beginning of the end. And I always wonder what could have been had Dave Mustaine stayed in the band. I happen to think he is far better a guitarist than Kirk.November 10, 2011 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #982473
Hi, cleverjewishpun- Unless I misunderstood, how can a Grammy Award really be a litmus test to the value of any music? Awards have no real place. They are nice to win, but certainly do not belong in the creative arena, in my opinion.November 10, 2011 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #982474mewhoParticipant
my husband is a huge beatles fanNovember 11, 2011 2:25 am at 2:25 am #982475MiddlePathParticipant
BTGuy, I don’t think cleverjewishpun was saying that since they lost the Grammy, it must mean their level of musical ability was deteriorating. Rather, that they happened to “lose their musical edge” and became much more dull around that time. I happen to think they simply were money hungry and saw that going mainstream would provide a greater cash flow, instead of sticking to their roots.
And I agree that awards in the music industry mean absolutely nothing. Just look at who’s in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and who isn’t. (Example- Rush isn’t in it. Yet, in my opinion, they are one of the most talented bands of all time.)November 11, 2011 3:58 pm at 3:58 pm #982476Fake-teenMember
How come nobody posts about music from MY era?!
Oh wait, this IS from my era…never mind.November 11, 2011 5:23 pm at 5:23 pm #982477
Hi MiddlePath…And RUSH is Jewish. lolNovember 14, 2011 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm #982478JotharMember
Shake down, break down….you’re BUSTED!August 22, 2013 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #982479
@Middle Path — Yup, Geddy Lee’s parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland. 🙂 He’s got a very inimitable voice! B”H we’ve got so many talented people in our nation.
But the main reason why I’m resurrecting this thread is that I wanted to say … I’m a Beatles fan too!August 22, 2013 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #982480
Me too. And remember people, all you need is love, love is all you need…August 22, 2013 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #982481lakewood001Member
Floyd, Ozzie, Guns N Roses & Aerosmith are second…
Then the Beatles….maybeAugust 23, 2013 1:41 am at 1:41 am #982482charliehallParticipant
I love The Beatles and commend Sir Paul McCartney for ignoring the boycott calls and performing in Israel. (The Beatles were supposed to have performed in Israel in the 1960s but the puritanical Israeli government vetoed them as a bad influence on the youth.)August 23, 2013 1:59 am at 1:59 am #982483mr.mustardParticipant
Everyone has heard of The Beatles.
Hope Paul Mc does a concert in Israel.August 23, 2013 3:01 am at 3:01 am #982484jewishfeminist02Member
My husband is a big Beatles fan.August 23, 2013 3:29 am at 3:29 am #982485
@Mr. Mustard — Oh, I hope Sir Paul does too! (What a fitting username, btw.)
@Charliehall — So I’ve heard…. I think it also had something to do with England and Israel not being on such great terms back then….
@Lakewood001 — there’s a long video on YouTube of two chassidish men performing classic rock like Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and others, along with some nice Jewish music in a mall in Yerushalayim. So it definitely sounds like practically everyone’s heard of the Beatles! 😀
On a slightly unrelated subject, what does everyone think of the tribute bands? I was amazed by a performance by a group that calls themselves “The Fab Four.” For once, you could actually recognize which of the lads each guy was pretending to be!August 23, 2013 3:47 am at 3:47 am #982486distractedParticipant
You say goodbye and I say hello.
HELLO! AND HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR EVERYONE! KSIVA VCHASIMA TOVA!August 23, 2013 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #982487lakewood001Member
Not so into tribute bands. There is a certain beauty in watching (in this case hearing as well) an artist/creator display their creations. Music is no different, it’s amazing to see and/or hear some of these Artists perform.August 23, 2013 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #982488August 23, 2013 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #982489hanabMember
C’mon. Imagine is clearly promoting Communmism or at least Socialism.
Imagine all the people sharing all the world.
So atheism goes along with that.
(I use the Imagine company’s Soy Dream, although it does disturb me to do so…)August 23, 2013 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #982490
Thanks, Bookworm120 for resurrecting this thread. I knew there were more fans than those that responded originally.
I’ve seen video of “The Fab Four” and I think that they far surpass any other tribute band out there. I can’t wait until they come to the NY area.
When Sir Paul played in Eretz Yisroel (2008), it was right before Rosh Hashana. You can see on You Tube how he wishes a Shana Tova in a Liverpudlian accent. He stood up for what’s right. Kol Hakavod!August 23, 2013 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm #982491
@The Frumguy — That’s so precious!
I love Liverpudlian accents — watching Help! really “helped” me to appreciate ’em. I saw a video on YouTube of Sir Paul encouraging the the Israeli audience to sing with him (“Atah shiru iti”) and then I smiled amusedly as the audience sang “Hey Jude” with Israeli accents…. 😀
@Hanab — Remember, Yoko Ono helped write that song, so if anything goes wrong, we could theoretically just blame her, right? 😛
I wouldn’t fret over the lyrics anyhow. 🙂 I think John just wanted the world to be a peaceful place, and his proposed solution was to eliminate all factors of this current world that he felt were causing unpeaceful controversy. If we could live in a world where people didn’t hurt others in the name of their bogus other religions (like Islam), I’d be pretty cool with that.August 25, 2013 3:07 am at 3:07 am #982492rebdonielMember
Imagine does express a worldview which is difficult to reconcile with some traditional conceptions of things. OTOH, in the Messianic era, there will be freedom from want and all of humanity will worship G-d in purity.
Lenny Solomon came out with a CD putting some of the tefillot to Beatles tunes. And in the non-orthodox movements, there are frequently Beatles services and Dylan services. I’ve also heard of Beatles services in liberal Protestant churches.August 25, 2013 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #982493
Orthodox shuls need to start davening to Beatles AND Dylan tunes!
I think Lenny Solomon’s helping to pave that path. It’d definitely make davening in shul a lot of fun, and I wouldn’t get as sleepy or unsure of where I’m going to next Shabbos when they start singing…. 😉August 25, 2013 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #982494
(“Atah shiru iti”)
Better prep next time, Sir Paul…
My dad keeps trying to summon up some appreciation for “GOOD music” (namely anything he grew up listening to) in his children, and it doesn’t seem to really be working so well.
Then again, we’ll pick Beethoven over Bieber any day, so seriously, quit complaining.
(Actually, I like Mozart better than Beethoven, but I like alliteration.)August 25, 2013 9:56 pm at 9:56 pm #982495
What about the old Jewish classics? Nobody listems to Yossel any more. Which is ironic, because nobody sounds like him any more either.August 26, 2013 1:18 am at 1:18 am #982496
Well, he was pretty unique back then as well, no?
Not quite as far back, but I love Carlebach….
…no? Doesn’t do it for you?August 26, 2013 2:03 am at 2:03 am #982497
@Writersoul — I’d better prep next time, lol! He must’ve said “atem” but I mistyped “atah!” 😀 I dread the day when Justin Beaver (oh, did I accidentally call him that?) and Lady Gag Me become “oldies” too….August 26, 2013 11:19 am at 11:19 am #982498
Na, Carlebach never really did it for me. His stuff is soulful, but most of it is musically not very sophisticated or complex. Interesting that as of late many of his hard-core fans are loonies.August 26, 2013 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #982499
Oooooh, sorry, bookworm! *runs and hides*
I need to shut my big fat mouth sometimes.
Well, it depends what comes next. There’s only so far it can really go…
LAB: It’s funny, I play an instrument and love complex, cool music (such as instrumental covers, classical music, occasionally a capella), but that’s not why I like Carlebach. I’m honestly not sure why- it could just be that my father introduced it early enough to get it stuck in my head.
I don’t really like “regular” songs unless they’re really well done and the voice is actually an instrument and not just a bunch of words interfering with the good stuff.August 26, 2013 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm #982500
@writersoul — It’s fine! I simply wasn’t taught properly how to speak modern conversational Hebrew, so I can appreciate any pointers you’ve got to offer! I understand there’s already someone already serving that role for English. 🙂August 26, 2013 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm #982501
writersoul – I play an instrument too. Apparently “Reb” Shlomo’s musicians did not.August 26, 2013 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #982502Veltz MeshugenerMember
OP spelled Yeedle wrong.August 27, 2013 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm #982505always runs with scissors fastParticipant
Hi The FrumGuy. If you are single you can ask the moderators if you can marry me. Oops. I mean for my email. Because I am into shiddichum now and need a frum husband who knows at least 1 beatle song.
I suggest anyone who loves the beatles but is already too old and sick of rock and roll to google the string quaretet “Here comes the Sun”. That’s a religious experience.
question is why did the moderators delete my post when I asked the coffee room if there were any frum grateful dead fans. That’s not fair. Whats the diff between grateful dead and beatles? ok tye dyes. but the grass is the same.August 28, 2013 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm #982506
Hi, Always Runs… I’m quite flattered by your offer. I don’t know if people know “at least 1 Beatle song.” It’s like Lay’s chips – you can’t have just one.
I’ll look into that string quartet – thanks for the lead.August 29, 2013 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm #982507
There are some lovely string quartet arrangements of Beatles songs – I own an album of orchestral arrangements as well. Okay, so not all of them do the original songs justice, but the ones that actually stay on tempo and don’t deviate from the tune are fantastic!August 30, 2013 6:07 pm at 6:07 pm #982508always runs with scissors fastParticipant
Frumguy, you are only going to look into that string quartet? Not a shidduch? LOL gut shabbosOctober 25, 2013 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm #982509
Beatles songs are, indeed, like Lay’s chips. I was going to compare the songs to cornflakes, until a big, fat walrus sat on the said cornflake as they awaited the arrival of a van.
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