Wednesday, November 04, 2009


After listening to the Beatles Stereo Box, I can tell you that McCartney and Lennon were equal parts genius. But that hasn't stopped the revisionists from claiming that it was Lennon who was the genius and McCartney, well the sometimes gifted pop melody maker, but ultimately sometimes too cloying for his own good, partner.
Twice in October I read stuff like this. One from Revisionist Rock Classics SONIC BOOMERS and the other from Tom Hull who runs Robert Christgau web site. Lennon's death has a lot to do with this. But so do the songs. McCartney had the love songs and Lennon had the deep thoughts. But if people would listen they would hear it differently. But revisionism is a wicked sword.
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