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:

Andrei da weird dude says:
HOLY CRAP I don't think I laughed this hard in about a decade (02-02-2004)

abigail (hamilton products) says:
no pictures (01-31-2004)

John Lennon ( says:
That version of "Standing There" was better than Paul. But then again, Paul and I are still on the outs. (01-24-2004)

Alex ( says:
Where can i fetch a copy of this? It belongs next to my Mrs. Miller collection. It's funny if you got that bone in ya! Yea!!!Yea!!! Yea!!! (01-23-2004)

Paul (BarkingHare@Excite.Com) says:
No connect here. You know; I can't find Beatle Barkers on Grokster. Th RIAA must have this one all sewn up. (01-02-2004)

tuomas, finland ( says:
Wooff! I really love this stuff! Listening to this made me laugh so much I nearly fell of my chair! Do you have any idea how to get this record? I would surely like to buy it. Any format will do. Please write me an e-mail if you think you can help me out. Thank you! (12-08-2003)

mike says:
thats ok i think i saw the beatles shitting in my front lawn (11-27-2003)

mike says:
ok so whats the diff....sounds the same to me (11-27-2003)

J.D. says:
Oh. My. God. (11-20-2003)

Ryan ( says:
This reminds me of the copy I have of a record where the Beatles themselves sing "I wanna hold your hand" in German. Then again it also reminds me of the Chicken Yodel (yodelers who also make chiken noises while singing aobut some fmaous chicken genius) and the barking Jingle bells. Wow, I like your site... :) (10-31-2003)

dp says:

1) Put kettle on

2) Acquire chocolate digestives

3) Make Brew

4) Dip chocolate digestive into coffee then transfer to mouth

5) Play Beatle Barkers tracks and certainly "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" by Cathy Berberian from her "Revolution" album

6) Spray pc monitor and keyboard with biscuit shrapnel

Marvellous (10-23-2003)

MaShea says:
Boys, Boys! All this talk of killing! The Beatles are all about LOVE! (10-20-2003)

ringo says:
woof (10-18-2003)

Neil ( says:
The Rolling Stones Cat Album is better. (10-17-2003)

mike ( says:
Bryant I'm about to kill you too. I have spent around ten hours here. (10-14-2003)

bryant ( says:
i'm about to kill myself (10-10-2003)


skeletox ( says:
I almost spilled my damn bong! my sides are hurting!! Much better than anything written in the 80's and 90's (10-02-2003)

pennydinawoods ( says:
Well, I heard this song that had roboticized frogs on it, and the girls in my AP Biology class loved it...but me. (09-17-2003)

dani says:
my dog likes to dance with me especially to the beatle barkers!!!!! (09-14-2003)

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