Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Lies" By The Knickerbockers



This was a great Beatles knock-off about a subject we know all too well,...

4 comments:

  1. "But who do you think you are, girl
    To lead me on this way?"

    Cool little song. I first heard it on the NUGGETS compilation, way back in the late 70s. Ever give that anthology a spin?

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  2. I think that's where I first heard it as well. I'm pretty sure I have it in my .mp3 collection (I've got almost 30,000 songs) but, since I'm currently working on tracks and not listening much, I'm not sure what album it's from. Great song, though.

    I'm really surprised there aren't more Beatles knock-offs, are you?

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  3. Beatles New Age OccultistsApril 13, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Beatles raising funds to teach meditation to millions of children

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_beatles

    "The surviving members of the Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, will perform at a concert on Saturday to raise funds to help children learn a meditation technique McCartney said helped stabilize the band at the height of its fame.

    McCartney and Starr will perform separate sets at the "Change Begins Within" concert for the David Lynch Foundation, which helps people learn Transcendental Meditation.

    The Beatles helped popularize Transcendental Meditation -- described as a simple mental technique that combats stress -- in 1967 when they sought spiritual guidance from an Indian guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

    “The concert is intended to raise funds toward the foundation's goal of helping a million children learn to meditate.”


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    The cover of the Sergeant Pepper's album by the Beatles showed a background of, according to Ringo Starr, people "we like and admire" (Hit Parade, Oct. 1976, p.14). Paul McCartney said of Sgt. Pepper's cover, ". . . we were going to have photos on the wall of all our HEROES . . ." (Musician, Special Collectors Edition, - Beatles and Rolling Stones, 1988, p.12). One of the Beatle's heroes included on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's was — the infamous Satanist, Aleister Crowley! Most people, especially in 1967, did not even know who Crowley was — but the Beatles certainly did.

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    A book by Joseph Niezgoda - The Lennon Prophecy, A New Examination of the Death Clues of the Beatles - makes a good case for John Lennon making a pact with Satan in exchange for fame and fortune. The author is a first generation Beatle fan, has read every book out on the rock group, and admits conflict with his love of the music and the evil that he perceives surrounds it. His book a 15-year project - was an effort, he said, to try to define or make sense of that evil.

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