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:

rover (dogfood@suppertime.yum) says:
Arf arf arf. Ruff, ruff ruff ruff. Howl howl bark bark bark howl. Woof, woof, woof woof woof woof.

Rover (10-05-2004)

sweetie sue in B.rR>FALLS ,Wi. ( says:
I think it's a howling good tyme,Yeah Yeah Yeah!Couldn't yalp meself, YEAH-MEself!!But they best not tour here,we have those Barker-eatin' wolves & coyotes aroun' here,


Sepatu says:
Still I prefer those meowing cats.... oh, those were the days.... (10-01-2004)

Grumpy Cashew says:
I miss the quaint, yet subtle humour of Peanut Head. (10-01-2004)

Haggis says:
Bush must be tired after killing those Iraqi things. I think he means Jay Bush, owner of Bush's Baked Beans. (09-29-2004)

Rover ( says:
Hey Nosferatu. Arguing about politics is like being in the Special Olympics. Even if you win you're still a retard.

Is no corner of the universe spared from this media circus? (09-29-2004)

The Beast says:
Gotta get my paws on this. (09-29-2004)

Nathaniel says:
Actually, MrRoscoe, I meant Mark Dean Chapman. He was my earth sciences teacher back in Little Rock. I heart Beatle Barkers 4ever. (09-29-2004)

MrRoscoe says:
You mean Mark DAVID Chapman. (09-29-2004)

Nathaniel says:
If Bush were Mark Dean Chapman, he'd have killed John Lennon. As it is, he just kills thousands of Iraqis, most likely none of whom are named John Lennon. Think about it Nosferatu. And get some sun.

NAT (09-29-2004)

Hobnose says:
The Fab Four-legged and invade me any day. (09-29-2004)

todd lederman ( says:
Will this album be ruined if i get jizz on it? (09-29-2004)

Bomba ( says:
My balls are aflame with the sound of music! (09-29-2004)

Jim reeves ( says:
I'll buckwheat your ass! (09-29-2004)

Ricochet says:
I like to dressed up in my fursuit and abuse myself to this! (09-29-2004)

Crazy Record Colletor ( says:
Got This record at a record fair in richmond a few years ago. This is one of my crown jewels of my bizarro record collection. Now if I can only find Florence Foster Jenkins "Greatest" Hits.... (09-29-2004)

Nosferatu says:
Nathaniel wants to buy this album then calls Bush a criminal............. consider the source. (09-28-2004)

Nathaniel says:
This rocks!! Seriously I want to buy this album now. Does anyone know where I can get it? Also, please spay or neuter your pets. And George Bush is criminal. If I had a dog, he'd/she'd love it. Goddamnit this is some good stuff. I can't stop playing it over and over. I'm going to start a paper route right away!! (09-28-2004)

smacky (hello) says:
hi (09-28-2004)

duh. says:
Obla-Di, Obla-Da is not "early Beatles"

duh. (09-28-2004)

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