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Beggining the era,
This review is from: Hard Days Night [VINYL] (Vinyl)
I live in Brazil and was raised in a small town in the country side of Sao Paulo. I am talking about the 60's. As you might know, access to information from outside was pretty difficult, specially around music. So I was always trying to find someone who could have travelled abroad. One of these days I heard I wanna hold your hand. That just caught me by the stomach. I hardly could understand the lyrics, or even pronounce the name of The Beatles. Luckly, some years later (it seemed to be eternity) A Hard Day's Night was eventually realeased in Brazil. Now the record celebrates 47 years. I just bought it again in vinyl, just to remember the experience of hearing it all, and all, and all, and all again. For those about to yeah, yeah, yeah, who wants to go into the roots of revolution of the 60's, who wants to release their naivy spirit and continue living in the history of pop/rock music, this album is a must have (obviously almost all of the Beatles). But, try to listen it with free mind, like a teenager or a youth who is looking for something that you may never heard before, who wants to forget Ipod for a while, or the internet for about 40 minutes, and to look to our way of living differently. Is was a kind of revolution, in its own right. And it is all there. Sound, voices, raw guitar, yells, vibrations, roots of future creativity (I'll Be Back, Any Time At All, And I Love Her, If I Fell, Can't Buy Me Love, and the joyfull ones I Should Have Known Better, A Hard Day's Night...).
Have a nice journey back into the past, if you are at same age like me, or start a new one, in the case you have never tried Beatles once. Unfortunately I never could saw the Beatles on stage. Lucky the ones that could. But the nice thing is that The Beatles has lived in my imagination so far. And still are, beacause of the impact. All this experience made me learn english by myself (no english schools at town). That took me to travel to London, many times. Curiously my son lived in London nearby Abbey Road, where Sir Paul is meant to have a house (true?). And I tried to casually meet him around many times. Not hard days, the opposite, all that kept me with the music. Thank you, Beatles, for this long and still enduring journey. And, you, play it loud.
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Initial post: 28 Nov 2010 10:00:00 GMT
Jiri Schwarz says:
This is all absolutely true - at least for us, being roughly the same generation. I can undestand many of your points (a very nice personal experience) - we in the communist Czechoslovakia had also a very uneasy access to Western music (the regime did not like the hairy free-minded rockers). The experience may really be different to the current young generation, to their way of anticipation of music of the sixties (but must I say that my daughter has known the majority of the Beatles' songs by heart since childhood - not that I played it to her, she just played my records). But probably they cannot feel the shimmering of the "times they were a-changing" that we did in the sixties or early seventies. However, I think this music still cheers up new generations, there is still much in it even without the generation-based feelings and memories.
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