Known for having arguably written the greatest discography ever made in the annals of music, the Beatles are regarded as the most influential band of all time, with a line-up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison plus Ringo Starr; harmonica player, bass guitarists, bass guitarists, and acoustic drummer, respectively. At the height of an awakening of popular American culture characterized by flower children, the huge number of protests, assassinations of personages, and Missile Crises in Cuba was a tectonic shift in musical culture. These boys who hailed from Liverpool popularized Rock even further, their songs breaking records after records.
Rock became an art form newly appealing which became a center of counter-cultural postmodern, free-thinking Society. They led a Cultural Revolution with hundreds of their songs which are still relevant. The Beatles were rocked by the death of John Lennon in an unfortunate turn of religious extremism. His death rocked the music world largely because that signaled a misnomer in their name, the ”Fab Four”. The band changed the course of music history before then, earning themselves unprecedented acclaim. Despite their acclaim being augmented by their place in history, there have been quite a few lousy Beatles’ songs. These songs gave us heartbreaks way before four close-range shots aimed at John broke every news outlet in Manhattan in 1980.
Don’t Pass Me By was the musical equivalent of a child scribbling on a canvas. Ringo’s input into their ”The White Album” can be attributed to quality control below average. A tone-deaf song at best, the song hardly eases into a rhythm. It tells of the shenanigans of the goings of country life, making it one of the Beatles’ worst outputs.
The birthday was a cringe-worthy song that makes you wonder how they came about producing such junk. The song rambles on like a broken record about birthdays, the celebrations of birthdays, and suchlike. McCartney and Lennon have impressed us beyond measures over their many brilliant songs, but this is of a sour taste. It seemed like an afterthought, padding the musical numbers to pass for the minimum to make an album. Much can also be said of the hoarse nature of the song, lacking the usual easiness of Beatles’ discography.
Revolution 9 was nothing short of drivel, a subpar mindless production passed off as a song. This song has the imagination of an uninspired mind, and it was a failed attempt at songwriting to boot. Many have debated its worst rankings among the Beatles’ entire collection, and it might as well rank last. Saying nothing of substance in its eight-minute airplay particularly, it sits high on ”The White Album” offering little but a number.
Dizzy Miss Lizzy was one of Fab Four’s foray into double-tracking as they were used to. Double tracking is supposed to produce a much stronger rendition of a prerecorded piece of music. This particular song was drivel, a poor imitation at employing any good uses of doubling. It had a constancy regardless but only in the noise passed off as music as Lennon sang himself haplessly into a mess on this one.