The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161780 Message #3848024
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
01-Apr-17 - 12:46 PM
Thread Name: Rediscover Old Masters (eg, Cat Stevens)
Subject: RE: Rediscover Old Masters (eg, Cat Stevens)
A couple of Saturdays ago I stayed up all night with a bottle of rum, cola, and Doritos
listening to new remasters of Move and Roy Wood CDs on a pair of high quality headphones..
Come daybreak I wasn't in the mood for sleeping, so spent a few hours listening to Beatles tracks on playlist shuffle...
This confirmed what I felt over 45 years ago when I first discovered cheap Move compilation LPs,
that although The Move were considered a 2nd rate band in comparison,
The Beatles tracks actually sounded duller, over restrained and contained,
lacking the vitality, dynamics and reckless musical imagination of Roy Wood and The Move.
Even the Beatles more surreal and experimental tracks hailed as revolutionary at the time,
sounded conservative, corporate, lacklustre and tame, compared to The Move....