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It was 40 years ago today

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ifilus, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member


    The Beatles released Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band forty years ago today.

  2. Philly's writer doesn't even think it was the best album of that year ...

  3. KG

    KG Active Member

    Forty years ago today my parents were finishing up the 7th grade.
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I'll agree with that. I've never thought it was as good as Rubber Soul, Revolver or Abbey Road.

    And Are You Experienced was the best album that year. Might have been the most shattering debut ever.

    Here's another rip of Sgt. Pepper's...

  5. Twenty years ago to the day, I heard the song on the radio and smiled at the line "It was 20 years ago today ..."
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    It's very overrated as a concept album; the beginning and end are a package, but the middle is a mere collection of songs. As an album, decent, but not as good as the one that inspired it: Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys. In the Beatles' canon, it's better than average.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    It's the Beatles' fifth-best album (and about the 20th-best overall).

    The White Album was their best album (and the greatest album of all time).

    But Sgt. Pepper did, indeed, have almost all the cultural impact everyone claims it did.
  8. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    i'm with dools here.
    rubber soul, abbey road and revolver were better albums. but still, a solid album. i however disagree with the philadelphia inquirer reviewer's claim that "part of it, I'll admit, is that it's so overplayed." that's not a reason to dismiss an album as being the best ever.
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    Paging Junke and Pink Floyd........
  10. I'm echoing some other people, but I was going to chime in with this opinion.
    It is perhaps the most influential album of all time.
    It is not the Beatles' best, though. That is Revolver.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I would go with Rubber Soul myself.
  12. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Best band ever. There is no substitute for the Beatles.
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