Friday, February 11, 2011

Eight Days A Week

Richard Furnstein: This song kicks off side two of the awkward pre-pubescent Beatles For Sale. The song fades in, which is not a huge technical innovation, but it may be the best part of the song. John and Paul are clearly a little embarrassed by this one (they never quite get around to rocking). The underwhelming instrumental track is somewhat covered up by the cranked vocals. This song is essentially "A Hard Day's Night" ugly younger brother. A song asking for a shitty movie to be written around its title. Luckily, the Beatles had better things to do than to follow up on that idea, like piss off the queen from the Philippines or smoke weed with Elvis. Priorities!

Robert Bunter: Yeah. Not much to get excited about on this track. Unless you happen to like a band I like to call The Beatles. All the usual tricks are in evidence - stops and starts, studio trickery, handclaps, I'm going to go ahead and say the best thing about this song is the chord sequence on the fade in and fade out. I wish they'd taken that bit and written a different song around it. This song takes up space on compilations like "1962-1966" and "20 Greatest Hits" which would be better occupied by a nice gem like "I'll Follow The Sun" or "Tell Me Why," but what the hey.

Richard Furnstein: Can you picture the dolt that would have "Eight Days A Week" as their favorite Beatles song? Man, that imaginary scenario is making me so angry. I want to throw something. Are you kidding me? "Eight Days A Week"?

Also, "One thing I can say girl, 'Love you all the time.'" is one of the worst lyrics in their catalog.

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