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“It’s The Sound of Sciiiiiiiiii Ence. The Souuuuuhnd. Of. Sci. Ence.”

Being a massive Beatles fan, it’s no surprise that “The Sound of Science” is my favorite Beastie Boys track. I can actually still remember hearing it for the first time, one night in 1994 on Chris Morris’ short-lived Radio 1 … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 366 Songs , , , ,

366 Songs 318: I’m Only Sleeping

If only this song had been released post-White Album, I could make a joke about this being what John Lennon did after he was so tired, but sadly reality doesn’t want to play along. It’s tempting to use the lightness … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 317: I’m So Tired

Let’s just call this a thematic choice, considering my current state of mind. We’re veering deeply towards self-indulgent John Lennon with this song – I don’t know why, but there’s something about the vocals that give it away for me, … Continue reading

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366 Songs 289: She Said She Said

The guitars actually chime. There’s something about this song that still surprises, years after I first heard it and almost four decades after it was first recorded; the sound of the guitars, the texture they create and structure they build. … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 279: Another Day

I don’t know what it says about me that I woke up, on my birthday, with this song in my head: The Rutles are, of course, the parody band that managed to somehow be so good that you can listen … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 366 Songs , , , , ,

366 Songs 244/245/246: Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

If you look past the growly vocal from Paul McCartney, there’s a sense of age evident in the final three tracks from the final Beatles album (Except, in both cases, not really; although recorded last, Abbey Road was followed by … Continue reading

September 2, 2012 366 Songs , , ,

366 Songs 162: Only A Northern Song

For all that “Only A Northern Song” devolves into aimless free jazz noodling and one of George Harrison’s most dirgy melodies (I think it’s really his particularly flat vocal that makes it feel that way; it almost sounds as if … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 366 Songs , ,

366 Songs 098: Hey Bulldog

Well, seeing as I just mentioned this song… “Hey Bulldog” may be my very favorite Beatles song. It’s the gallop of the thing, the momentum (Ringo working his heart out on the drums, the way he played them that sounded … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 097: Rain

For the longest time, I didn’t own “Rain” (It’s not on any of the “real” albums, just the Past Masters compilation, because it was a b-side), but it’s long been one of my favorite Beatles songs for reasons I can’t … Continue reading

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366 Songs 081: Any Time At All

The Beatles’ A Hard Days Night album was one of those objects that you idolize and fetishize when you’re a kid, something that has some inexplicable magic that you can’t explain when you’re an adult years later – It was … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 366 Songs ,