Re: Sensory pleasure vs. intellectual pleasure in music appreciation
posted at 1/26/2014 9:27 AM EST
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
Sgt. Pepper's impact on the senses was far more than just the music. The spectacular album cover, the concept of the alternate band and the look of the Beatles in those uniforms made it all a mind-blowing psychedelic experience.
I was always fascinated by the powerful effect the cover art could have. Think of Revolver, Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, White Album.
Pepper and Mystery Tour-explosively colorful.
Revolver-black and white.
White Album-the void!
Dear Dog in Hell....I think I might becoming your stalker, Hf. :-)
My actual stalker...with his demonstrably absurd claim that I'm some sort of crazed punk rock addled idiot......
....blah blah...to me? Best band ever by a gigantic margin is the Beatles. Slam dunk, efff off. But....
Best albums? To me, "Rubber Soul" (A1) and "Revolver" (A2) dominate their brilliant discography.....
Speaking of stalking.... But this is one area where I think we are in profound agreement. Those two albums are probably the fullest flowering of the band. And I think it would not be pushing it to say that their earlier albums are somewhat overlooked when we describe their greatness. I happen to think their earliest singles (yes, singles) are some of the greatest slices of rock 'n' roll sonic power since Buddy, Chuck, and Bo. "She Loves You" is a great sonic blast that captures the power and glory of rock 'n' roll music. Simple, direct, powerful.