A fascinating sub-chapter in 60s pop music – served up in a wealth of Beatles
-related records from a variety of artists – Beatles
parodies, and some especially great tunes that just plain make fun of the group! Much of the work here is pitched from the mainstream of rock and roll at the time – and seems to echo frustrations felt in the shadow of the Fab Four – not just those of competing musicians, but also spurned boyfriends who found their girls swooning heavily over the group! Tracks are done in a variety of different modes – some Beatles
-esque, some country, some straight pop, and some in more mainstream American rock and roll – often with very funny lyrics, and at least a few great attempts at Beatles
impersonations. The whole thing's very nicely in the style of some of Ace's other explorations into novelty records of the 60s – and like those other packages, the notes here are astonishingly complete – with a wealth of details on all the tunes, when the music itself already would have been enough! Titles include "What's Wrong With Ringo" by The Bon Bons, "Saint Paul" by Terry Knight, "Beatles
Please Come Back" by Gigi Parker & The Lonelies, "John Paul George & Ringo" by The Bulldogs, "Beatle Crazy" by Bill Clifton, "A Beatle I Want To Be" by Sonny Curtis, "My Beatle Haircut" by The Twiliters, "John You Went Too Far This Time" by Rainbo, "Stamp Out The Beatles
" by The Hi-Riders, and "A Letter To The Beatles
" by The Four Preps.