quote:Originally posted by Steve-o
megs: "My precious, my giant bunnies filled with golden shiny stuffing, yes, we love you more than Frodo's stupit ring!" How about a date with Gollum, eh megs? Whotta babe! [:D]
Seriously though, Ram-bang-pow, or anybody: Isn't there a similarity or a connection between the Beatles playing these covers and the early 90s Seattle scene?
It was some of those guys that performed the soundtrack of BACKBEAT. When I got the soundtrack I was at first puzzled by that kind of production. Then I read an interview with Ringo where he said that he was consulted on the sound of the band in the movie, and he said, "DON'T try to sound like the Beatles, because even the Beatles didn't sound like the Beatles then."
The way the movie then captured their raw primitive sound seems to have been more authentic than not, more of a grungy sound. And the Hamburg Beatles were more of a cover-tunes act (and an outrageous noisy act) than a songwriting band. It gave some credibility, to me at least, to the grunge sound.
I always thought it was strange that as late as their last '66 tour, they were STILL playing these cover tunes instead of RUBBER SOUL/REVOLVER songs that were as easily reproducible on stage. What was it? Laziness, or still a love for the old grungy standards of the Hamburg days?