Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Fabulous Beats Go Country Style!

Design Records LP 173
Hardy-har-har. The gag is having four mop-topped Beatles imitators sing country standards, with familiar harmonies, fake accents and surfy Fender guitars... The results are subpar but entertaining: these manic and anonymous lads sound more like Chad & Jeremy than John, Paul, George & Ringo, but it's still kinda funny. And of course, the real Beatles would have the last laugh when they demonstrated their love of twang and recorded actual country songs (such as their cover of "Act Naturally") which gave George Harrison a chance to perfect his Chet Atkins riffs. Anyway, this cheapo-label knockoff is a nice curio of the British invasion era.

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