Saturday, April 28, 2012

My favorite Beatles song right now

Or more accurately, my favorite solo Beatles song right now. It's "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five," the farewell track of Band on the Run. A weird, busy, dynamic and even futuristic rocker, "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" is hard to pin down. It boasts left turns aplenty and a tone that evades capture. At over 5 minutes long, it's sprawling and ambitious, but - true to Paul's winning pop instincts - it's still insistently listenable. It careens all over the place and then, at the end, returns to familiar confines. An outstanding song from an outstanding album. (If the video is removed, go here.)

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