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?
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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?|
Cathy Berberian: Revolution, Beats!!!!
I believe 17 in dog years is 119 . . .
Anyway, I gte sick of hearing the dogs doing Jingle Bells!! Why do they have to butcher Beatles songs with this? I mean, come on! They've already got zombie sounding people singing Band on the Run. (I honestly thought my computer had become possessed. This version was that freaky.) When will the madness end?!?!?!?! (01-19-2003)
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Stephen Veronique Helena & Max
says: While I'm not absolutely sure, I think this album uses the Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) which was all the rage way back when this album came out. The CMI sampled real sounds that were played back on an 88-key keyboard, hence the melody of the vocal line sounding like dogs, rather than strings, chimes, piano or whatever other sound you can generate from an electronic keyboard.
While I'm not absolutely sure, I think this album uses the Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) which was all the rage way back when this album came out. The CMI sampled real sounds that were played back on an 88-key keyboard, hence the melody of the vocal line sounding like dogs, rather than strings, chimes, piano or whatever other sound you can generate from an electronic keyboard. (12-17-2002)
George In Dallas
juan josé ezequielian
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