Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Whatles?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past month, or so, you know that another wave of Beatlemania is sweeping the globe. Not only do the Fab Four get their own installment of Rock Band, but EMI has finally released their entire catalog in remastered form (in stereo and mono, to boot). The Onion A.V. Club has an appropriately humorous look at the set.

Meanwhile, the BBC is diving into its archives for a collection of "classic and curious" Beatles covers. I had no idea Joe Cocker's "friends" included Jimmy Page and Steve Winwood. In that spirit, here's one of my favorite Beatles covers, decidedly not from the BBC vaults:

George provided backup for that track, so he must have approved!

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