While Kelly and HRH puts the final touches on this evening’s ribs & rice dinner, I’m chillaxin’ in my EZ-Boy and zoning out to the ‘Magical Mystery Tour‘ album by The Beatles.
Three days before I did my Superman impression on the Port Colborne canal bridge (click HERE), I listened to my first Beatles album posted to this blog, the ‘Yellow Submarine‘ album, which only served to kill my Beatles momentum at the time dead in it’s tracks. In all honesty, it killed just about every musical momentum I had going at that time.
This evening however, I’m going to further open that “Like WOW man!” door a tad more. Kelly will definitely approve and maybe even HRH will like it.
That’s if she can actually tear her eyeballs away from her cellphone and consequentially stimulate normal cognitive functions by staving off the normal technological burning off of excess brain cells for 40 minutes or so.
Honestly, I have my doubts.
After the Beatles recorded ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, Paul McCartney wanted to create a film based upon the group and their music. The film was to be unscripted: various “ordinary” people were to travel on a coach and have unspecified “magical” adventures. The resulting ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ film was made and included six new Beatles songs. The film originally screened on BBC-TV over the 1967 Christmas holidays but was savaged by critics.
The psychedelic sound is very much in the vein of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s‘, and even spacier in parts (especially the sound collages of ‘I Am the Walrus‘). Unlike ‘Sgt. Pepper’s‘, there’s no vague overall conceptual/thematic unity to the material, which has made this album suffer slightly in comparison. Still, the music is mostly great, and ‘Penny Lane‘, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever‘, ‘All You Need Is Love‘, and ‘Hello Goodbye‘ were all huge, glorious, and innovative singles. The ballad ‘The Fool on the Hill‘, though only a part of the original soundtrack, is also one of the most popular Beatles tunes from the era.
Me, personally, I’m rather partial to ‘Baby, Your a Rich Man‘.
Whatever is playing, it all served as a fun lazy Friday vinyl listen for sure. I just hope that the trend of my listening to Beatles albums three days before wiping out on my bike or doing something stupid doesn’t continue.
That shit I can do without.