bedazzled with rhinestones! (ignited) wrote in beatlebits,
bedazzled with rhinestones!

nudity, emo songs, and flash...animation, that is.

Question: They think your haircuts are un-American.
John: "Well, it was very observant of them because we aren't American, actually."

- News conference after returning from France, February 5, 1964

Inaugural post! Many apologies for the massive delay -- the last half of this past year has been hectic school-wise so hopefully things'll be smoother from now on. Random Beatles bits of spam here or there. Here's some links and things I've been collecting recently:

5 Beatles songs in which an individual Beatle is mentioned by name*
From The Beatles Book of Lists
* Songs they'd written themselves, not cover versions as stated in ze book. ;)

"I'm Down" - In this rocker, Paul sings to his bandmate, "Hurry up, John!"
"The Ballad of John and Yoko" - John isn't actually mentioned by name in the lyrics to this song, but since the whole song is about Yoko and him and his name is part of the title, it is included here.
"For You Blue" - In this George Harrison song, George sings to Mr. Lennon, "Go Johnny go!"

"Glass Onion" - This might be the most famous lyrical mention of a Beatle in their entire song catalog. "Glass Onion," of course, is the White Album song in which John sings, "The walrus was Paul."

"You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" - In this odd Beatles concoction, Ringo is mentioned as being part of the bill (along with Dennis O'Bell) at the nightclub known as Slaggers.

-- Lennon and Nudity: Self-explanatory. It talks about the Two Virgins photos (of course) but also discusses his penchant for nudity at other times in his life. Hey, if we're going to discuss pervy stuff in the future, might as well start now!

-- Excellent flash animation of "Tomorrow Never Knows". After you're tripped out on that, check out this video of John and Bob Dylan snarky and sick respectively, sharing a ride in a deleted scene from Dylan's Eat The Document documentary.

-- Some Anthology era photos of Paul, George, and Ringo located here.

-- Anyone check out This Bird Has Flown: A 40th Anniversary Tribute to The Beatles' Rubber Soul yet? I'm wary of it due to ...not really liking Beatles covers. I don't mind some, but then there are some that should not be released. Speaking of...!

-- IMDB listing for "Across the Universe": A romantic musical directed by Julie Taymor (Titus) with Beatles music. Bono's in it as Doctor Roberts. Can't be all that bad?

-- Music spam!

Bought Working Class Hero: The Definitive Lennon around Christmas and I keep replaying it over and over. There's 2 CDs, 38 songs spanning his solo career. If you want a more concise CD, check out Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon, but if you want the lesser known songs mixed in with popular ones, spend a few bucks more on the Definitive version. There's familiar tracks like "Imagine", "Woman", "(Just Like) Starting Over" but there's also less popular and less honey coated (as it were) songs like "God", "Cold Turkey", "Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out)" etc.

In conclusion, it's very shiny. Here are some songs from it!

John Lennon - Come Together (Live) [lyrics]
"You might remember this better than I do, actually."

John Lennon - I'm Stepping Out [lyrics]
Went to the kitchen and lit a cigarette / Blew my worries to the sky

John Lennon - New York City [lyrics]
Up come a preacherman trying to be a teacher / Singing, "God's a red herring in drag!"

John Lennon - Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out) [lyrics]
Everybody's hustlin' for a buck and a dime / I'll scratch your back and you knife mine

John Lennon - Scared [lyrics]
Don't wanna see the red raw meat / The green eyed goddamn straight from your heart

-- Picture spam!

Apologies for the quality; my scanner's a bit old. Both were scanned from The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

Hamburg era things in the next post because damn, I love that era. ;)
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