A review of this — 5 years ago
I’m not going to win any friends with this statement, but I believe the Beatles might be the most overrated band of all time. As a disciple of punk rock music, the 60s seem like a drug-induced, love fest that belonged to my parents’ generation.
Nonetheless, Revolver, the first Beatles album I’ve listened to from front to back, was an interesting listen. I understand how much of a profound influence this band had on popular music and I understand why rock and roll historians can basically split rock history into two segments: Before the Beatles and after the Beatles.
Revolver gives credence to Indian music (Love To You) and it was nice to hear a few of the more notable tracks (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Eleanor Rigby) in their proper context.
I doubt I’ll ever join the converted and catch “Beatlemania,” but I am now giving Sergeant Pepper a shot and, so far, I like it much better.
My favorite Beatles song is “Helter Skelter.” If one song on Revolver remotedly reminded me of “Helter Skelter,” I’d give it a thumbs up. None of them did.