So I finally have gotten settled! Even got a new job! Yay me! So of course that means we need to celebrate and feature my favorite four. Haven’t featured them in a while so its about time. Here’s the skinny:
The year is 1963. Four lads from Liverpool decide to record their first album after gaining some notoriety in the local bar scene. No one could fathom that this first album, Please Please Me, would be the start to the phenomena that would be The Beatles.
In 2011, it an take a band a dozen hours to mike the kick drum. But in a single long day- with just a L400 budget- The Beatles laid down 10 songs for their album, including some of their most indelible early performances – Rolling Stone’s Ultimate Album-byAlbum Guide
Prior to entering the studio, the boys had already recorded two singles, “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You”. “P.S. I Love You” was just a taste of the storytelling that would continue time and again to be perfected by Lennon and McCartney. It is also a great intro to the various tonal spins that the pair could impart into just one song, with the back beat of “P.S. I Love You” sounding bubblegum sweet, while the chorus goes to a deeper and as Rolling Stone writes a”darker” tone.
“P.S. I Love You” is one of my early Beatles favorites because it has such a pure poppy sentiment, boiling love down to its sappiest, almost worthy of inducing a a soft girly sigh. *Ahhh*