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White Christmas Album

I just learned that in 2006, Steven Colbert challenged his fans to mash up Beatles songs with Christmas songs. I found a couple on YouTube, but can see that there was once a site with a whole collection of the mashups, titled the "White Christmas Album." All the links for it that I've Googled seem to be dead or otherwise sketchy. Can anyone point me to a source to download the collection? Thanks!
posted by Miko on Dec 4, 2016 - 0 answers

Help me make this awesome playlist!

Looking for songs that would sound good on a playlist with I Am The Walrus (The Beatles) and Subterranean Homesick Blues (Bob Dylan) [more inside]
posted by evil otto on Jun 9, 2014 - 14 answers

Did you see the Beatles at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 1964?

OK, perhaps a longshot (but MeFi is always amazing)... my daughter is doing an article on the Beatles at Red Rocks in 1964 and would love to interview someone who was actually there. Anyone?
posted by ecorrocio on Mar 24, 2014 - 6 answers

What was the last major racially-segregated event in the US?

Does anyone know what the last segregated event was in the US ? I'm curious about "major events", say around 10,000 people. [more inside]
posted by dubold on Feb 18, 2014 - 8 answers

Which Oasis songs sound like the Beatles?

Reading this brutally hilarious set of Noel Gallagher gibes ("Liam's like a man with a fork in a world of soup") I noticed loads of people in the comments jeering that Oasis nicked all the Beatles songs. But - I can't hear it. Help me out! Which Oasis songs sound like which Beatles songs?
posted by Sebmojo on Apr 16, 2013 - 18 answers

She'll Love Them, Yeah Yeah Yeah

I am seeking a very specific item to freak out/delight a friend - those lifesize cardboard standup things, but depicting all four of the Beatles from the ABBEY ROAD cover. Anyone have any leads on where I can find this? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Aug 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Introducing The Beatles et. al. to a 2.5 year old

I want to introduce my 2.5 year old daughter to songs & tunes that will stay with her for the rest of her life. When she was born, I used to sing to her Ringo’s "Good Night" as her first lullaby, and recently when she found it on ‘her Youtube’, she was astonished & happy to rediscover it. I want to feed her with many more great Beatles tunes to grow up with, as well as any and all other great & necessary melodies. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Jun 7, 2012 - 42 answers

Sgt Pepper cover of Q Magazine - did this happen?

Did Q Magazine ever do a cover in the style of Sgt. Pepper? [more inside]
posted by jabes on Jan 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Did John Lennon ever mention his thoughts on late-70s punk?

Did John Lennon ever mention his thoughts on late-70s punk (the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Clash, etc)? Can you cite a source?
posted by radiosilents on Dec 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Error in This is your brain on music regarding "Yesterday"?

Does "Yesterday" by the Beatles really contain a 7/4 measure, as Daniel Levitin claims in "This is your Brain on Music"? [more inside]
posted by spacediver on Aug 31, 2011 - 12 answers

Remixed Love Is All You Need

Remixed/Remastered Beatles songs? I love the 1999 Yellow Submarine Songtrack versions of the songs. I know a few years ago we got a remastered catalogue but it doesn't have the same pop or zip as the Yellow Submarine Songtrack. Has anyone done a bootleg remixing/remastering with similar results to the Yellow Submarine Songtrack?
posted by tarvuz on Aug 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Does anyone here speak liverpudlian musician?

In response to a question about the genesis of "Eleanor Rigby", Paul McCartney explained his initial idea for the music as follows: "I wrote it at the piano, just vamping an E minor chord; letting that stay as a vamp and putting a melody over it, just danced over the top of it. It almost has Asian rhythyms" This is my first encounter with "vamp." I didn't know it was a word until I came across this quote about half an hour ago. Evidently it's both a transitive verb ("vamping an E chord") and a noun ("... as a vamp") Even more evidently: parts of speech be damned, I have absolutely no idea what any part of this quote means. Actually, that's not true: I have a rough idea of the meaning of "I wrote it at the piano" Aside from that though I'm in the dark until somebody hip to musical jargon lights a candle for me, by way of explaining what Sir Paul is saying Help! I need somebody, help...
posted by BadgerDoctor on Jul 19, 2011 - 16 answers

Had there been one more Beatles album, what songs would have been included?

Assuming that the Beatles had released one more album, what would it have included based on the best songs that they released immediately after the band broke up?
posted by notcostello on Jun 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Please Please Me (By Helping Me Find A Gift)

Looking for the Beatles Rock Band Bundle for Xbox 360 in Southern Ontario (as a gift for a family member & occasional lurker here, so asking as Anonymous). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Music inspired by the Beatles

Looking for similar Beatles-inspired groups [more inside]
posted by Query on May 25, 2011 - 26 answers

Frankly, I'd rather life were more like Lucky Charms, but whatreyougonnado.

I would like to find more songs with lyrics that express life philosophies in terms of food. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 24, 2011 - 41 answers

Who covers All Together Now in the Sprint commercials?

Help me identify the female artist in this Beatles' cover. [more inside]
posted by Draccy on Apr 12, 2011 - 7 answers

McCartney Lennon pictures post-breakup

Are there any pictures (publicly available) of Paul McCartney and John Lennon together after The Beatles broke up?
posted by notcostello on Mar 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Where else can I find this beat?

There's a beat used in the Beatles' "Please Please Me," that's used over and over in pop music. It's in, "Dog Days are Over," "That Thing You Do," and Del Shannon's, "Runaway." Does anyone know more songs where this is used?
posted by itsjustcarlo on Jan 13, 2011 - 13 answers

Beatles Noob needs help.

Beatles Noob question - In light of the Beatles catalog being released on iTunes today I figure now is as good a time as any to start listening. What's the best album to start with?
posted by AngryLlama on Nov 16, 2010 - 60 answers

I'm a rockling.

Help me figure out this Beatles reference from my son's favorite kid's show [more inside]
posted by ChrisLSU on Oct 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Sounds like "You will be killed, you will be murdered..." but Idk about all a dat.

What is the Creepy Airport Announcer voice saying at the end of the John Lennon song "Starting Over?" [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on May 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Dark Beatles Covers

Help me find interesting, dark Beatles covers. [more inside]
posted by nat on May 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Maybe I'm Cold Turkey Imagine My Sweet Boogaloo On The Run

Help me find the best albums The Beatles never made. [more inside]
posted by greenland on Apr 23, 2010 - 18 answers

360 Beatles Rock Band controllers vs. generic set - difference?

Xbox 360 Rock Band controller question. Price aside, are the Beatles controllers better, worse, or same as the set that comes with the regular bundle? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Apr 6, 2010 - 10 answers

It's all in Sgt. Pepper's

Beatles-madness-book: I'm trying to find a book about a guy having a mid-life crisis who becomes obsessed with Sgt. Pepper's [more inside]
posted by lex mercatoria on Jan 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Beatles Bootlegs?

What are the most interesting Beatles bootlegs? How do you get them? Are there any interesting "legit" bootlegs? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Dec 17, 2009 - 14 answers

Help! I need some Beatles!

Making a Beatles DVD from YouTube videos. Looking for suggestions for clips. [more inside]
posted by etc. on Dec 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Who'd you rather be; The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

The song Gimme Sympathy by Metric has a line: "After all of this is gone, who'd you rather be; the Beatles or the Rolling Stones." What would you interpret that to mean? [more inside]
posted by Lorc on Dec 5, 2009 - 26 answers

With the Girl Beatles?

I am looking for an album I found in a junk shop many years ago. The album was recorded by an all-girl quartet from Liverpool who cut an entire album of Beatles songs. They had a name that evoked the Fab Four (my recollection seems to be "She-Beatles" or "Beat-Elles", but nothing under either name comes up on Google) and the cover was an homage to With the Beatles. The liner notes on the back detailed the similarities between the Beatles and the all-girl band portraying them, but ended with a sentence like "...and they would like to be judged on their own merits". The album came out around '64 and was contemporary with the Beatles. Unfortunately, my Google fu is failing me. Can anyone out there help me ID this album/band?
posted by pxe2000 on Oct 29, 2009 - 5 answers

What audio format for remastered Beatles listening on iPod only??

What audio format would you rip the recently remastered Beatles albums in for optimum iPod listening? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on Oct 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Is the 1967 program "Our World" available anywhere?

Where can one see/obtain the full version world's first live international satellite broadcast "Our World"? Does footage still exist besides the easy-to-find Beatles segment? [more inside]
posted by quarterframer on Sep 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Beatles Better than Bejewelled Self-Dribbling Basketballs!

Who produced this psychedelic video for Within You, Without You by The Beatles? Is it part of some larger project? Where could I find it at higher res (how would I search for a torrent)? Where could I find the interesting mix of the song used in it (which samples a drum break from Tomorrow Never Knows).
posted by phrontist on Jun 6, 2009 - 3 answers

What's the best game system for Rock Band?

The Beatles: Rock Band - help! [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty on Jun 5, 2009 - 26 answers

Beatles cover song identification

Who sang the cover of the Beatles song 'Do You Want to Know a Secret?' where the lyrics were replaced with Japanese words and company names like sushi, jvc, sony and subaru?
posted by machaus on Apr 19, 2009 - 7 answers

When did the Beatles become the Best?

At what point did our culture decide that the Beatles were the best band ever? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Feb 4, 2009 - 24 answers

Take this broken grammar and learn to fly

GrammarFilter: I was listening to "Blackbird" by the Beatles recently, and was struck by the line: "You were only waiting for this moment to arise." I was intrigued by the way the phrase "to arise" has sort of an ambiguous function here. [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Apr 17, 2008 - 26 answers

Can you name this tiny little riff?

I recently saw the "Beatles LOVE" show in Vegas and was absolutely blown away. I now have the DVDA disc but am trying to identify all the songs mashed into it by Sir George Martin. Here's a clip I am particularly interested in. [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Mar 30, 2008 - 8 answers

If I'm not the Monkees, who am I?

Fake Beatle Filter: My friend dimly recalls (as he is wont to do) a mainstream movie with the following characteristics, centered around a fictitious British pop band. No, it's not the Monkees. [more inside]
posted by lizzicide on Feb 22, 2008 - 10 answers

No, not Yellow Submarine

So, we've just found out the kid we're cooking is a girl. Now, I'm tasked with the job I've had for the last 16 years: I have to come up with a signature song for the child. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Jan 29, 2008 - 28 answers


Covers of Beatles songs with Japanese Instruments, mostly koto and shakuhachi. [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Nov 8, 2007 - 2 answers

"Let's bury the hatchet like the Beatles and the Stones..."

If you weren't dead in the 60s or know more than me, help me understand this "Beatles-Stones rivalry." [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Sep 7, 2007 - 39 answers

Cirque du Soleil kid-friendly?

Is the Cirque du Soleil production “Love” kid-friendly? [more inside]
posted by yqxnflld on Mar 10, 2007 - 6 answers

It'll be a hard day's night...

I will be working behind a bar at a 60's themed art opening... So what should I wear? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Oct 10, 2006 - 10 answers

Has anyone never heard of the Beatles?

What percent of US citizens have never heard of the Beatles? [more inside]
posted by mike_bling on Sep 6, 2006 - 37 answers

A Hard Day's Font?

FontFilter. Identify the font used in this Beatles movie poster, please. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Apr 30, 2006 - 10 answers

Yeah theres this song called yellow submarine and they left ringo's singing on it!!11 lol

Songs with mistakes/bloopers left in? [more inside]
posted by RokkitNite on Apr 26, 2006 - 110 answers

Why doesn't Apple Computer just buy Apple Corp?

So Apple Computer is being sued again by Apple Corp, and it is likely that Apple Computer will settle. Question: Why doesn't Apple Computer just outright make an offer to buy Apple Corp? (And while they are at it, buy their music collection as well?)
posted by phyrewerx on Mar 27, 2006 - 22 answers

Best Beatles Bio

What is the "best" Beatles biography in publication? Definition of "best" inside. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Dec 9, 2005 - 22 answers

What on earth is that sound?

At the end of Abbey Road, John, Paul and George are trading guitar solos and the section ends with John playing a guitar part that sounds like a howling or blaring car horn. How did he get this sound? Is it feedback? Or is it maybe some kind of pedal effect?
posted by gfrobe on Dec 3, 2005 - 6 answers

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