Don't judge a song by it's cover: No matter how heavy it might be?
2013-04-20 17:39:35 by NeverHundred
I think still The Beatles are over rated. But they're not the worst band ever, they're pretty good actually. Just over rated, like most bands.
The Beatles are a little known hipster band that I liked before they were cool. You probably never heard of them. Formed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and George Harrison. Originally they were called The Quarrymen. So they realised a lot of material, most of which was swept under the rug and forgotten by history forever. In 1967 they released their last and probably best album, Abbey Road. The band was splitting a part at the seems and you can hear that tension on the album. Which adds to the over all experience.
Now I'm listening to I Want You So Bad(She's So Heavy). Because big girls need lovin' too. It's an angsty piece marked with blues but also something more. It begins with an odd meter? I didn't know they had it in them. The Beatles actually used an odd meter for once? And these chords? These aren't based on the pentatonic. The lead guitar and organ are jazzy, and bluesy. The vocals express desperation and perhaps a hint of depravity. I'm almost impressed The Beatles. Almost. Okay, I'll admit it, this might be my favorite song by the band. It's really good. The part where he sings, "I want you so bad" It's pretty bluesy but it still has this feeling that's outside this Beatles box. The bassline is pretty good, but I especially like the, "She's so heavy!" part, the odd meter is a delight, the vocals express that need so well, I like the way the chords are played, and that they chord structure and progressions are excellent. Well, the abrupt ending is a bit weird, but I kind of like it. Adds to the bite of the piece.
Io Echo is a world renkown band that's changed the face of the music industry twice over. I probably don't need to tell you who Ioanna Gika is or Leopold Ross. I'll mention that Leopold Ross was involved in many other projects before Io Echo, Korn being one of them. He's done a lot of sound engineering with other projects as well.
I like how this kicks off, slowly and every note fits it's place really well. Ioanna is an amazing singer. Her voice adds a sexiness to the song that unfortunately John Lennon just couldn't seem to pull off. The way this song builds up is spectacular. And it manages to build up and then suddenly stop, giving some space to breath, before another stronger wave. The She So Heavy part is excellent. But in this version the "I want you so bad" part seems to have more highlights. I love how on the last line, "It's driving me mad!" She's screaming, similar to how Kate Bush might. I love that kind of vocal exclamation. And the music begins to take on almost a punk rock kind of ferocity at the end.
So let's see which one I think is best? This is probably my favorite Beatles song, guess I just like dark music. It's got an edge to it that you don't see much of in their music. The cover manages to really bring that out. It's difficult to say if the trouble between the members of The Beatles during the original recording of this song was helpful or hurtful to it's production. I suspect it was a little bit of both.