Beatle Barkers

Do you love the Beatles? Do you love Dogs? Now you can love them both at the same time!

I've listened to hundreds of Beatles covers over the years in just about every style and format you can possibly imagine. I've got Beatle covers by groups trying to sound just like the Beatles and groups trying to sound like anything but the Beatles. Covers sung by celebrities, TV stars, musicians, and nobodys. Musical styles ranging from Country to Jazz to Classical to Acapella. Just when I thought I'd heard everything, along comes this treasure: the Beatle Barkers. On it are 12 of the Beatles' most popular early songs, done up by a traditional rock-'n-roll band with the vocals supplied by dogs. That's right. Dogs.

You know at Christmastime when every radio station in town starts playing that annoying version of Jingle Bells where the tune is carried by a dog barking at different pitches? Well, this is an entire album of Beatles songs delivered exactly the same way. They even throw in a few other animal noises like cats, chickens and sheep. If that sounds revolting just listening to the description, wait until you hear the record.

I don't get it. Beatles songs with dog and cat noises is supposed to be entertaining? Cartoons of dogs playing guitars with Beatle haricuts is funny? Am I missing a chromosome somewhere or is this the stupidest idea for a recording since Edison cranked out the first wax cylinder?

The songs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney will go down in history as the most well-loved and frequently performed of our generation. I have often wondered why the success of Lennon and McCartney hasn't been duplicated since the 60's -- not even by Lennon or McCartney themselves. I think this record makes the answer obvious. If reaching the pinnacle of songwriting success means you get to hear your music performed by dogs, who would want to bother?

Beatle Barkers
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Love Me Do (MP3) I'll fetch your slippers for you. I'll get the paper too. Love, love me do.
I Saw Her Standing There (MP3) Well she was just seventeen... how old is that in dog years?

See Also: Cathy Berberian: Revolution, Beats!!!!

Your Comments:

Lawrence M. Fornia says:
Why can't you find the best radio show on the internet Corn between your teeth (08-22-2002)

Joseph Gallant ( says:
Could the "geniuses" behind this album have also been responsible for the Singing Dogs' version of "Jingle Bells"??? (08-21-2002)

nigel1969 ( says:
This is absolute crap! (08-18-2002)

juan jose ( says:
Realmente me encantaron los temas,tengo un programa de radio dedicado a los Beatles y,realmente estos temas hacen furor.
Quisiera saber donde puedo comprar el CD de los Barkers y el de exˇtica vol.2.Gracias y los felicito (08-15-2002)

Bobby Allison says:
I just showed these songs to my dog. she started to bark at all the dogs. it was pretty funny. (08-10-2002)

Daredevil6 ( says:
A wry, witty and brilliant commentary on the hapless plight of the domestic canine and the unmitigated deluge of impressionistic Beatles music to which he is exposed. The most fascinating, poignant and revealing expose of rock's subliminal influence on a defenseless class of our society. Provacative and insightful. Mom, will you change my diaper now? (08-09-2002)

Charlie ( says:
Alright my lover? (08-05-2002)

Amanda ( says:
I am glad to hear that Jim has finally cut a record deal with his fellow neighborhood dogs.....what? MOO! (08-03-2002)

Maurice ( says:
could you do that for 'Dr Robert' a Beatles's song never covered (as I know) ? (08-03-2002)

Ashley ( says:
I have nothing to say except...MOO! (08-03-2002)

Rosie ( says:
Oh dear god, that's hysterical! I haven't laughed that hard in a long time! I like the cows in "Love Me Do"'s way too funny! Especially since we have an inside joke about mooing and our friends in a Beatle band. :o) (08-03-2002)

CTM ( says:
I had this record. You should hear "Day Tripper" as sung by chickens. UNREAL! (07-27-2002)

Razorboy ( says:
My god! Exactly WHAT are those dogs doing to those poor sheep??? (07-10-2002)

Prue ( says:
This is painful. God, make it stop. I can't handle it. (07-10-2002)

billy pooper ( says:
welp, i am in heavin listenin to this cover band. truly this record is sumpin i will spin over and over again. i gotta buy it first before i can spin it, but the .rm fils are being heavily rotated inside my computer bits.

Bryan says:
I've got something better. (07-04-2002)

Man In Pants says:
Sounds just like any other Yoko music I ever heard. (07-02-2002)

Cygnata says:
My poor ears...

^x.x^ (06-30-2002)

SlayerGod ( says:
Um.........I'm at a loss here. John and George must be rolling. Amusing though. (06-20-2002)

Pipian ( says:
Let's hope they never release a "Beatle Barkers 2" covering the later years. Revolution 9 with dogs barking? I think it would fry anyone's brain. (06-12-2002)

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