Well, since weÁ¢€â„¢re in a Beatles state of mind here at Popdose, I wanted to find something relevant to the topic, and here it is. Sorta. This is a group called the Fabulous Beats, whose act was strangely reminiscent of a certain Fab Four. To take it even further, the songs on this album were originally country songs. ThatÁ¢€â„¢s right, you have country songs sung by guys who are trying their best to sing and play like the Beatles. Folks, I canÁ¢€â„¢t make this stuff up!
The first song featured is called Á¢€Å“Let Me Be the One.Á¢€ My research shows that it was originally sung by Hank Locklin. I donÁ¢€â„¢t know the guy or the song, but I had to include it because it follows the first rule of Beatles imitators: find a spot in a song to sing Á¢€Å“yeah yeah yeahÁ¢€ and repeat as necessary.
Next we have the Patsy Cline classic Á¢€Å“WalkinÁ¢€â„¢ After Midnight,Á¢€ complete with jangly guitars and two part harmonies. The crazy thing here is that, as Beatles, they donÁ¢€â„¢t sound much like the originals. However they could have possibly made a career from being Everly Brothers impressionists. I guess there wasnÁ¢€â„¢t as much call for that, though.
Á¢€Å“DonÁ¢€â„¢t Let the Stars Get in Your EyesÁ¢€ has been covered by everybody from George Jones to Dean Martin to Perry Como, but the Fabulous Beats really pick up the tempo on it. It doesnÁ¢€â„¢t really improve the song any, but itÁ¢€â„¢s unique.
Finally we have the country classic Á¢€Å“Release Me,Á¢€ which introduces another rule of Beatles imitators: the falsetto Á¢€Å“OOOOOOOO!Á¢€ (with bonus points for the Á¢€Å“yeah yeahÁ¢€s at the end.) You know, the guitar and bass work really isnÁ¢€â„¢t too bad on these songs if you can get past the singing.
If youÁ¢€â„¢d like to hear more countrified renditions from the Fabulous Beats, you can get the whole album here. Yeah Yeah Yeah OOOOOOOOOO!!!