Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by majorlance, Nov 14, 2013.
Grrrrr. I had hoped they'd replay the original Feb. 9 episode of the Sullivan show. This just looks like a (potentially) lame collections of cover versions. Think I'll pass and instead watch the movie "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," followed by the DVD version of the 2/9/64 show.
more like some crappy new artists doing their versions of the Beatles UGH!
Hopefully they will at least have the good sense to record the performance in The Ed Sullivan Theater in front of a live audience.
It would be better LIVE though, in Black and White, and on Sunday night at 8PM.
I wrote this on Steve Marinucci's site earlier today...
That CBS special sounds interesting, though the inclusion of TOO many contemporary artists slaughtering Beatles' tunes makes me uneasy. More of a documentary tone sits better in my mind. More Ken Burns-ish, less slickness with artists that don't really have a Beatle clue. Interviews with artists we CARE abaout commenting on how the Fabs influenced their life. Some elements/performances by the LOVE troupe would be very enjoyable. What would really end that special day with a Beatle Bang would be a special "Sunday Edition" of Letterman with Paul and Ringo as his only guests. Or Dave could wait til Monday....I'm sure affiliates would much prefer those late night Monday numbers. Ha! Dave could take them for a tour of the theater, they could comment on the backstage/rehearsal experience (great stories, I'm sure) and they could reflect on photos from the New York visit. Then they could show that they've still got the chops and play a tune or two. Fab!
Couldn't have said it any better Faboomer!
No participating artists were announced Thursday.
They must mean 'other than the obligatory Dave Grohl'.
Paul McCartney wrote and sang on every song The Beatles performed on the Feb 9th Sullivan show. Why not just have the man himself perform the songs is beyond me! It's not like he's passed away or retired!
This, to me, is just another example of how society has a fake, put-on appreciation for The Beatles. Instead of airing a restored, High-Def repeat of the original Ed Sullivan broadcast, or an amazing new documentary on the legendary night, or having Paul and Ringo put on a show, interview, etc. they instead choose to have what will probably be piss-poor acts that have no understanding of The Beatles (like The Black Keys, Dave Grohl, etc.) butcher their material.
Come on, people. Just fess up to it, you don't really like The Beatles, and you care about their history and impact on pop culture, music history, and society even less. Just don't make it a crap-fest variety program for those of us who LOVE THE BAND.
"Top contemporary artists will cover songs the Beatles performed on Sullivan, a historic night in music that launched Beatlemania in the United States."
Ah. OK. So let's celebrate a meaningful night with a lowest-common-denominator, forgettable, meaning-free night stunk up by flavors of the month.
I almost want to hate-watch it. Almost. I guess there's always hope, but with a network involved, who knows?
Hey, the Grammys are involved. It's got to be good, right?
Doesn't look thrilling.
Even if it did, I'm going to be at the New York Beatlefest on 2/9.
The original Sullivan is a standard definition videotape from 50 years ago. You can only fix it up so much, along with the mono sound.
You're presuming that the company that owns the Sullivan show will make it available for an affordable price. There's very little precedent for airing old tv programming that old in prime-time/late night time slots. Beatles fans already have the Sullivan DVDs sitting on their shelf.
What's in it for Ringo or Paul?
Though if they RECREATED the original show with an Ed impersonator, a celebrity cover band and modern plate spinners and air it in B/W, that could be quite cool.
I would rather see a show with artists covering thier songs who are thier peers (Elton, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, etc) than what were going to get. If it's being taped right after the Grammys were probably going to get Dave Grohl, Blake Shelton, Lady GaGa and Kanye West (The horrors!)...
Oh man, that sounds heinous... and completely unfun for everyone involved.
This is troubling news.
Maybe an encore of this killer trio?
I need to rearrange my sock drawer that night.
I hope Topi Gigo shows up. Too bad Davey Jones is dead.
Of course, only one of those people can really be considered the Beatles' peer.
Talk about a slap in the face. This is shaping up to be along the lines of the Beatles Documentary that was aired after Anthology. "Current" artists/celebrities saying crap like - it must have been great to have seen this(along those lines folks). GET REAL PEOPLE WHO WERE ALIVE AT THE TIME!
From that night's Ed Sullivan show.
No longer with us:
Still with us:
Charlie Brill and his wife
I wish they would show the original airing. And there arrival at the airport. Well at least I can say I saw the original and how it changed me!
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