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Single : Twist and Shout – The Beatles

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Probably the first rock n roll song Babyhead ever heard thanks to his older sister.

The Beatles could rock, they weren’t faking it on this one.  John Lennon sings the hell out of it.  Just an all out rocker.  Set the seed.  Still like this bare bones, no frills rock n roll.  This kind of early listening experience hooked CB into a life long love of rock music.

Lots of great versions of this song but i still feel a pull towards this one.  Loved a lot of this early Beatles’ stuff.

Thanks Sis even though you looked goofy in your Beatles hat and twist shoes.

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17 comments on “Single : Twist and Shout – The Beatles

  1. Jim S.
    December 4, 2016

    I did a trivia blog about this tune recently, CB. Lennon’s throat was like sandpaper for weeks afterwards. He (for some reason) took his shirt off to sing it. And then gargled with milk.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 4, 2016

      Cool. I’ll check it out. I loved the stuff the Beatles did at this time. ‘Money’ ‘Bad Boy’ ‘Baby Its You’. All the Chuck Berry stuff. I know they’re covers but they were playing these live and had them down. Lennon just cooked on them, so did the band. (I seen John naked and it just didn’t do it for me)

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  2. 1537
    December 6, 2016

    A great reminder of when the Beatles rocked righteously. It’s a toss up between this and the single version of ‘Revolution’ for me.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 6, 2016

      Yeah, they cut their teeth playing rock n roll and I always dug that side of them the best.

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      • 1537
        December 6, 2016

        I work in Liverpool and a friend’s mother used to watch them play lunchtime gigs at the Cavern! Can you imagine?!

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        December 6, 2016

        How cool is that! I love first hand stories like those. I’d be picking her brain. Like your parents seeing Syd with Floyd. I would guess they seen some great bands back then. No wonder you’re a music guy. Ever been to Muswell Hill? I’m a Kinks guy.

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      • 1537
        December 6, 2016

        No I haven’t BUT my godmother taught with Ray Davies’ wife for a year or two in London, said she was lovely. Does that count?

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        December 6, 2016

        Yup!

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    • Jim S.
      December 6, 2016

      I like both songs. But if the choice is between those two, I’m going with Revolution every time. Twist and Shout is more anthemic but Revolution is just a ballsier song.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        December 6, 2016

        Where’d you come from? You’re supposed to be working on an ELO piece but welcome. Jim, can you remember the first Beatle song you heard?

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      • Jim S.
        December 6, 2016

        Actually it’s ELP which is a completely different band. 😂 Workin’ on that piece. Quality takes time. First Fab Four song? I’m gonna say I Want to Hold Your Hand. That sentiment sounds quaint today, eh?

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        December 6, 2016

        ELP, my mistake. Even though that other band has Beatles influences. I’m not up on my Beatles timelines but I’m guessing they charted with covers first then started doing ‘Hold Your Hand’ and other originals.

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  3. Jim S.
    December 6, 2016

    As to that Cavern thing, that’s pretty freakin’ awesome.

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    • 1537
      December 6, 2016

      I know. Apparently she knew them well enough to say hello to but my mate can’t believe she never got them to sign something for her!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      December 6, 2016

      OK you two. A little help here. I have a soundtrack “Backbeat” have you guys seen the movie and if so is it worth watching? The soundtrack is great.

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      • Jim S.
        December 6, 2016

        Yeah I’ve seen “Backbeat.” Good flick. More about Lennon than the other guys. Also, see “Nowhere Boy. “

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        December 6, 2016

        Thanks. I’ll check ‘Backbeat’ for sure and look into ‘Nowhere Boy’

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