Yesterday, I watched part of the Beatles’ anthology. I’ve never seen this documentary of the Beatles before, so I was really into it while watching. It’s actually based on McCartney, Harrison and Starr, reminiscing those days when they were in the band, the songs they’ve recorded (take by take, they go back and listen to each one of them), jamming and yeah. Actually, the thing that I like about this documentary is that it doesn’t focus on their personal lives and the reviews of some music critic on how the Beatles made a revolution in the music scene, both pop and rock. It actually focuses on the music of the Beatles itself.
I remember Paul McCartney saying something like, when the Beatles first heard the Supremes (a group of singers from Motown), they thought that they were really good in their first album. But as they listened to the second, third and the other albums, it sounded pretty much the same, having that Motown sound to it, and it sounds redundant. The music never changes. That’s why the Beatles, while they were still together, experimented with different sounds and inventing new genres such as psychedelic rock, using classical music elements in their songs, playing a tape backwards while singing whatever and playing whatever note, and it clicks.
I find it really awesome. Even before, I didn’t want to limit myself to rock music if I ever form a band in the future. I want to write ballads, acoustic songs, use different sounds to create a distinct rhythm to form a song. The Beatles were more than just catchy rock n roll tunes that you dance to, or songs that you listen to when you’re high. Their curiosity in order to improve their perception on music and the way they write songs is never ending, and they seek different ways to revolutionize the way a typical man writes his songs, from the rhythm down to the lyrics. Creativity at its best. Although the Beatles didn’t have awesome guitar solos or they weren’t the best band ever, they influenced musicians from pop to rock genres. They were revolutionary because throughout their time, they broke the boundary that dictates what music was back then and improved it, even creating new genres and tried experimenting with different sounds.
I’m sorry for spazzing. I just find this worth writing.