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:

Gorguts (@cruel) says:
I actually owned a copy of this cassette in the late 1980s. (09-28-2004)

Jose Luis Rivera says:
I know I can hear Linda McCartney in there somewhere. (09-28-2004)

Emo ( says:
Kill me now. My god. What assclown came up with this. (09-28-2004)

Bob Hope ( says:
Is sex with a dog who is less than 18 in dog years illegal? (09-28-2004)

Horseonovich ( says:
AAaaaaahhhhh! The ear goggles, they do nothing! Also, I like to eat poop. (09-28-2004)

baban ( says:
no comments I LOVE BEATLES.............!!!!! (09-28-2004)

Grumpy Cashew says:
I miss Peanut Head...... (09-22-2004)

Garcia says:
Yoko sleeps with the John from this cover band too! (09-21-2004)

Ken Stange says:
I always maintained that ever since their first album The Beatles were going to the dogs!

Now I realize that wasn't such a bad thing!

My musical dog Nickel gives this album 5 paws. And likes to sing along. (09-14-2004)

John Lennon ( says:
Can someone help me roll over again? (09-12-2004)

Donna Fowler ( says:
I have been looking for this for years!!!! It is awesome (09-08-2004)


123 says:
My dog love IT!! He;s whining to here MORE! (08-29-2004)

5 (5) says:
67 (08-29-2004)

Mr. Mann says:
I found a place where you can order this on CD for $10.95 USD! (08-26-2004)

Tony says:
This is by far 1 of the most awesome albums ever made , considering the technology back then , it is very very well made , Thanks , I just got it in the mail , and the cats here love it too , Thanks again my friend.........OreoBoots (08-21-2004)

Sam Wolf ( says:
My sister wanted a picture of dogs. I wanted the Beatles. This is the perfect site. Beatles with dog heads. Who could want more? (08-12-2004)

Evan says:
ps: Evan adores Jaclyn (08-09-2004)

Evan says:
I think it would be curiouse if they made a version of hey bulldog. (08-09-2004)

jaclyn says:
teeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee. i wonder if pauly/ringo have heard this. (08-09-2004)

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