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June 5, 2013 1:52 AM   Subscribe

Best Beatles cover ever.

Or at least since this one...
posted by flapjax at midnite (30 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Best feature: (besides the awesome vocals) the kid's guitar got equal mic levels with dad's. (whether through accident or intent)
posted by ShutterBun at 2:00 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


the kid's guitar got equal mic levels with dad's.

John would've turned Yoko's way down.
posted by three blind mice at 2:57 AM on June 5, 2013


John would've turned Yoko's way down.

Yoko never played guitar, far as I know. But all indictions are that if she had, Lennon most decidedly would *not* have turned it down.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:09 AM on June 5, 2013 [6 favorites]


Nice! Great post to start the day with.....
posted by HuronBob at 3:33 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Born To Rock!
posted by Jode at 4:16 AM on June 5, 2013


Sounds way better than my drunk friends playing Beatles Rock Band.
posted by uncleozzy at 4:47 AM on June 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


Isn't there vocal on one of the takes of a Beatles song, and at the end Lennon says "Yoko, grab that bass, Paul won't need it where he's gone." And we all know Paul went, right?
posted by marienbad at 4:52 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Love this kid (and dad!).
posted by getawaysticks at 5:37 AM on June 5, 2013


This is adorable.

I do want to point out, though, that the original video is here--the linked one seems to be a reupload.
posted by MeghanC at 6:08 AM on June 5, 2013


And we all know Paul went, right?

Schmaltz.
posted by shakespeherian at 6:14 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


John would've turned Yoko's way down.

You can't turn down a Steinway.
 
posted by Herodios at 6:15 AM on June 5, 2013


John Lennon's favourite Beatles cover was actually Anne Murray's version of "You Won't See Me". True story. At the 1974 Grammys, he knocked on her dressing room door to tell her so himself.

But yes, I bet he would have liked this one. I could see him doing something like this with Julian himself when Julian was little.
posted by orange swan at 6:17 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Best cover ever? I dunno, I feel like the original upload has the edge here, at least compared to the apparent re-post by some random channel the next day linked in this FPP.
posted by delmoi at 6:28 AM on June 5, 2013


You can't turn down a Steinway.

Sure you can.
"Oh, thank you so much, but I couldn't possibly accept such a valuable gift, and besides I really don't have room for it in my apartment."
posted by Daily Alice at 6:34 AM on June 5, 2013 [11 favorites]


You can't turn down a Steinway.

Not true, strictly speaking.
posted by fairmettle at 6:35 AM on June 5, 2013


I do want to point out, though, that the original video is here --the linked one seems to be a reupload.

Best cover ever? I dunno, I feel like the original upload has the edge here, at least compared to the apparent re-post by some random channel the next day linked in this FPP.


As it happens, I beat both of you commenters to the punch, when I used the contact form, only moments after posting this FPP, to ask that they please replace the link with the original, which I discovered literally seconds after hitting the POST button.

Normally the mods are pretty quick to respond to that kind of request (they've been great in the past about fixing typos and such, when asked) but this time around maybe things were a bit too busy, or the request fell through the cracks.

So... y'all just kinda... chill out, alright? There's plenty of posts that show up here at Metafilter that aren't the original. Maybe you can find something better to do with your time than nitpick at me. Delmoi, your comment was particularly snippy. You can definitely lose the self-righteousness. Thank you.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:44 AM on June 5, 2013 [5 favorites]


Thanks flapjax, this is too cute! And Dad's got a nice voice.
posted by foxhat10 at 7:11 AM on June 5, 2013


Awesome. Reminds me that I need to make good on my threat to start a family band...
posted by Doleful Creature at 8:00 AM on June 5, 2013


[Switching the link's a good idea and I'll do that now; the contact form email did not actually arrive, fwiw, flapjax; and, yes, in any case the contact form's the better place to handle this sort of thing vs. comments in threads. Carry on.]
posted by cortex at 8:35 AM on June 5, 2013


That's pretty adorable. I think we can be reasonably sure that John Lennon would have enjoyed this. He included a recording of "Ya Ya" with the 11-year old Julian on drums on the Walls and Bridges LP.
posted by yoink at 9:10 AM on June 5, 2013


"I GOT BOO BOOS ON MY FINGEWSSS!!"
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:13 AM on June 5, 2013 [3 favorites]


Augh, cute. My kid's favorite is "Why Don't We Do It In The Road", and the effect is not quite as heartwarming when a 2 year old is singing mildly dirty lyrics.
posted by tchemgrrl at 9:29 AM on June 5, 2013


I maintain that the best Beatles cover ever is this one
posted by CoureurDubois at 9:54 AM on June 5, 2013


My kid's favorite is "Why Don't We Do It In The Road"

I took my 2 (ish) year old to a zoo with peacocks and she was so amazed by them that she started screaming 'DADDY BIG COCK!' over and over again, really loud.
posted by colie at 10:10 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


In all seriousness, I think this one wins for best Beatles cover. Entirely subjective, of course.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:34 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


orange swan: John Lennon's favourite Beatles cover was actually Anne Murray's version of "You Won't See Me". True story. At the 1974 Grammys, he knocked on her dressing room door to tell her so himself.
Googles "John Lennon heroin 1974":

"...lost weekend..."
"...Lennon was drinking heavily and his alcohol-fuelled antics with ..."
"'Whatever Gets You through the Night', 1974"

Yeah, that context helps make sense of it.
posted by IAmBroom at 10:53 AM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


John would've turned Yoko's way down.

Knowing when to speak softly, or even to not speak at all, is a difficult skill.
posted by benito.strauss at 12:04 PM on June 5, 2013


Knowing when to speak softly, or even to not speak at all, is a difficult skill.

Trio
Fripp:     mellotron
Wetton:  bass
Cross:    violin
Bruford: admirable restraint
 
posted by Herodios at 12:17 PM on June 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


For a split second, I thought this was going to be about the controversial album cover.
posted by BrotherCaine at 12:52 PM on June 5, 2013


For the record, I just got an email from LobsterMitten (there's so many mods now!) saying: "We just got your contact form email now, so apparently there was a glitch with our email." Thanks for taking care of it earlier anyway, cortex.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:45 PM on June 5, 2013


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