Saturday, October 27, 2007

New 'Beatles' Book

The new "Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America" by Jonathan Gould offers a poetic and informed take on the musical greats' music, life philosophies, and cultural context in which they worked and morphed their genius.

graph per amazon


Unknown said...

am on it. comment once i'm finito with it. thx.

Anonymous said...

Finally, writers who write for informed audiences. Pop Culture is vastly relevant and significant.

Anonymous said...

Do you know if it covers their German experience? It might be a while till I get to it.... Sounds interesting, though.
Here's a 'quote' of the day I just noticed it on my iGoogle page and I think you will like:

"The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.?

B.R. said...

Yes, Anonymous, it does.
Gould dedicates some of the book to the Beatles' experience in Hamburg. And I'm assuming you know that after much time in the studio the Beatles could only record two songs in German. The language was just too darn hard for them.