Saturday, June 02, 2007

Ticket to Ride Times Two

A little trivia about the Beatles song "Ticket to Ride":

*It's more Lennon than McCartney, but Paul was the one who came up with the lopsided drum pattern

*John would later claim that this was the first heavy metal record.

*It went to #1 in May of '65, replacing "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" and being replaced by "Help Me Rhonda."

Here are a couple of diametrically opposed covers; one's by Aleksey Igudesman and Richard Hyung-Ki Joo, from their show "A Little Nightmare Music" (thanks, Zach)...

...and one's by the seminal punk group Husker Du. You've got to wait a good six and a half minutes before the song starts, and I'll understand if you can't wait that long, but I love seeing and listening to Bob, Grant & Greg in their prime.

And what the hell - howzabout a rare vid of the Fabulous Foursome to top it off.

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