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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:

Jim says:
My o My my dog ROCKY attacked the lap-top (08-03-2004)

OreoBoots (OreoBoots @yahoo.com) says:
I MUST HAVE THIS ALBUM , WHERE CAN I FIND A COPY? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? (07-16-2004)

dain the great says:
Awesome! Is this available on BARKAOKE yet? (07-01-2004)

Bob Barker says:
Hey Peanut Head, go bark yourself. (05-12-2004)

ideaboy (ideaboy@ideaboy1.com) says:
a unique classic, no question. and let's commend the creators for restraining themselves and not naming it something like "Welp!" or "Rubber Bone". hey, those of you who would like a copy on CD - email me... :) (05-08-2004)

Kori says:
oh my gosh that was stupid! (05-05-2004)

Peanut Head (peehed@yahoo.whatever) says:
Awwww...I'm gonna cry when I read da shit from "Gringo Lover" below...

I luv da Beagles too...but I don wanna hear DIS shit on my 8-track!!! Put on JIMMY OSMINDT...he do a great cover of "My Art Turds Park"....

I have a gud idea...how cum we git Gringo Lover togedder wit Paul McSniffButt dere...smokes, liquor, JIMMY OSMUNDT CDs, and we all git nekkid and shit...here is my address:

Mr. P. Nut Head
394 Iamthewalrusnoyourenotsaidlittlenicola Road
Bumfuk, Liverpool
EIEIO

yeah, babies....I bring da bong an we...oops...haveta run..my Mommy is calling me...bye.. (05-01-2004)

Ringo lover says:
Kewl site I LOVE IT, i love dogs and I LOVE the Beatle Yeah (04-30-2004)

Paul McPoochbutt says:
Heya did these Beatle dogs sniff each other's butt?

YYYYYEEEEWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! (04-18-2004)

Ricky rover (mugwit@aol.com) says:
Yea man, I was in the sessions for this album, I was playing 'Lead' guitar and backing barks.Butch Lennon (may he rest in peace)always said he was my Pal, and from one Chum to another, I miss his long ears and the way he used to attract the bitches.Anyways, I garra go, as I buried a bone round here someplace...... Ricky Rover (04-16-2004)

Doug jones (sonovox@earthlink.net) says:
Truly one of the great achievements of modern civilization. Makes the wearing of ears worth all the hassle. I pray this site will become a time capsule for the ages to marvel at the glory, the wonder, the awe and majesty of the Beatle Barkers. Now I can live a better life, alternating these two samples with my old red see-through RCA Ep of The Singing Dogs... (04-14-2004)

Rato Perverso (jocama53@netcabo.pt) says:
I cannot stop laughing! I'm completed in tears!PLEASE HELP ME! And tell me where can I buy this album... (04-05-2004)

ringorama says:
OMG! This is so funny! I really like the parts with the cats too. and the end of when i saw her standing there. another thing that would be interesting is if they did this with Three Dog Night. I don't know any of their songs but it would be a good play on words... i think... oh well. this is funny as when ringo got his hand stuck in the sandwich machine man. possibly funnier... (03-24-2004)

Jan (jvdk@[nospam]home.nl) says:
This is a scream. I hate albums like this one, but this is just too weird to ignore.... I want to have it. (03-14-2004)

Adam says:
Whilst listening to this my cats tried to scratch my eyes out. I was tempted to help, but I suggested they burst my eardrums instead. No such luck. (03-13-2004)

Freddie says:
I listened to it first and then called my bloodhound in to listen and my greyhound cane in as she is the song leader here and before you know it they were both singing with it.LOL My grand daughter loved the whole thing.lol out other dog who was in the dog run, heard it and came running to the open window and started to sing too. Really enjoyed it, (03-08-2004)

Classy says:
My Yorkshire Terrier says thank you for this great Web Page. She barked along with the sound. I then installed dog picture, and she had so much enjoyment... Yes she watches TV and I even bought for her the movie One Hundred and One Dalmations... (02-21-2004)

yolanda says:
hey bulldog

i am in the source of ivory

drag (02-07-2004)

alex says:
sacrelige! (02-07-2004)

George says:
This must be a product of a sick and twisted mind. (02-05-2004)





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