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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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Songs:

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:

José Ángel Balmori says:
i need to have this records... this is why i love music... (01-20-2006)

Georgie Boy says:
These dogs are all remarkably charming, but utterly without talent! (01-19-2006)

Your Saving Grace says:
I do a 2-hour volunteer music show on public radio, and every year for the last several, I do a "Dog Show,"...all songs about dogs. I always start the show with the Beatle Barkers..."Can't Buy Me Love" is my favorite! (01-17-2006)

Lineal says:
You can find them all in: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/08/meet_the_beatle.html (01-04-2006)

Jame (JBLMD2004@yahoo.com) says:
These songs were great. I plan on using them when my dog turns 13 at her Barkmitzvah party. (12-30-2005)

silverbeatle (silverbeatlefan@yahoo.com) says:
Holy! this is hilarious! I'm an obsessed beatle fan, so hearing this just mead me laugh so hard. (10-15-2005)

Brett Simpson says:
Great stuff.... now, let's hear some originals from these 'barkers' : ) (10-12-2005)

HART (http://PetLvr.com/blog/) says:
Are you kidding? I enjoyed both! Great Find. (10-11-2005)

Fritz-hearer (robinzsch@web.de) says:
I heard the Hit "Can't buy me love" from the Beatle Barkers on the German radio: FRITZ
Around 10:33PM -I laughed hours and days about this quite beautifull shit ;) (09-21-2005)

Craig says:
Someone PLEASE hit the paws button! (09-12-2005)

shondell (shondell_h@hotmail.com) says:
How Cute! My dog and I are both singing these songs!!!! (09-09-2005)

Sarcasmus says:
I enjoyed these very kindly! Woof! (08-31-2005)

mellowdee harmonee says:
Love Me Dog Doo!

If you're a dog lover, you can't not like this. Even my husband preferred this to Mae West does Twist and Shout. I'm going to visit Reed's recommended site and order copies for my Beatlemaniac friends and one for non-beatle-loving me.

I was barking up the right tree when I stopped here! (08-13-2005)

Semper Fido (k9@pound.com) says:
Woof woof! (07-11-2005)

LINDA TILLEY (ltilley@wcsonline.net) says:
Dig that crazy beat...Its howling groovy tunes! (07-09-2005)

fido (dsgisleofwight@aol.com) says:
the barkers versions are better than beatles {but then, i am ... a dog } (06-01-2005)

froggy says:
mais mais c'est d'la merde !!!! (05-09-2005)

RAnSID (dirtysquatters@btinternet.com) says:
the barkers are real our copy(on cassette-now sadly gone)was by"WOOFERS AND TWEETERS ENSEMBLE" if any one can help us replace it on ANY format email us right away cheers RAnSID (05-08-2005)

Pardon Me While I Rock You says:
Love, love me dog doo. (04-25-2005)

BSE (bse@ZEDBOGEY.COM) says:
I entered a radio comp to win this record. I didn't win...i took me ages to track a copy down.

what a waste of my teen life (04-20-2005)





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