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PLEASE PLEASE ME

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

3.01 | 282 ratings

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moodyxadi
3 stars Well, I listen to the Beatles since I was in my mom's arms, in 1974. Only started to really pay atention to them in the beginning of high school, and ALL their phases are equally apreciated by myself. In a time where american media started to "recreate" rock'n'roll in a more apropriated form to the families (Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka) and the great rock'n'roll creators and starters were losing atention, The Beatles and a lot of British groups came to save the day (and the third quarter of the century). "Please please me" is still fresh and full of vibrating energy: pure rock'n'roll mixed with some good ballads. As always Europe teach to the white americans (the blacks never needed teachers in music) how to capture the strenght of an art that was disappearing in their hands, thanks to the conservative market experts. You can't domesticate rock'n'roll, and The Beatles 'Please please me" is a wonderful ressurection of a genre faded to death, if the american media and music industry could rule in Europe as far as in their homeland (see Elvis albums and career at this point of time).

Of course, there isn't a single prog note on this album. It's a masterpiece of music, but only a "good, but non-essential record" in this site's terms. But any rock fan must own this album.

moodyxadi | 3/5 |

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