Monday, March 17, 2014

Song of the Week from Rubber Soul

Rubber Soul was released in December 1965 and was only the second Beatles album to contain 100% original material (the first was A Hard Day's Night). Rubber Soul usually comes in the top 10 of albums all time whenever magazines put together lists. It was #5 on Rolling Stone's 2012 list. From the dreamy "Girl" to the sitar infused "Norwegian Wood", the Sixties are in full swing on this one. "Norwegian Wood" is a favorite, but, again, we're looking for the under-represented song.

I'm intrigued by "Run For Your Life". The Beatles are known for songs about love and happiness, but this song is quite different.  If you're unfamiliar with it, the chorus goes "I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man". It's not the winner, but it deserves a listen no matter what.


This week's song is "If I Needed Someone":

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