The Beatles, Beatles For Sale (1964)
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, the best thing about Oscar (my son) being so obsessed with The Beatles currently is that I’m spending time with albums I might otherwise have forgotten. This was never my favourite – but I think it’s unfairly written off as a weak/thrown-together fourth album. Some great individual songs, and if you hear it as the start of the touring malaise, just a hint of darkness creeping in, then you’ll find much to like. Also some fun covers too – they’re still trying to be the sweet wee Boy Band it seems. That’s what’s interesting to me about Beatles For Sale, the band struggling against itself. I bought this old – tattered, scratched – copy for Oscar. A birthday present. His own Beatles records. I’ve ended up playing it more often than him – and wanting, now, to get a nice (new) copy of this record.
Sample Track: I’m A Loser
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