Tag: ticket to ride

Music that shaped my life part 6 of N…

I think I’ll let J.S. Bach and the baroque beside for a while( for sure, I’ll get back to him!) , to refer to a band, that started my affinity with rock n’roll, what later became love for metal…

I’ve told you that my dad had a great music collection, but, my mom had her own too… she loved one band over all .. the Beatles… I don’t remember exactly what age I was, I think about 9, when I asked her what music she liked the most, she said.. “ohh… the beatles”, I said,  “the what????”, “the beatles” she replied me… “I don´t know what is that!!!” was my answer.

 When we got back to home, I asked her to show me what was the beatles, then, she went to the library room, and picked up one LP (a very special one, I should say!!) it was “The beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl”. She started to play it… have you ever heard it?  it starts with a giant crowd yelling uncontrolled… a total hysteria.. the first song was “twist and shout” a very known one…  I must say, that the most impresive feature of this album was the nonstop yelling and hysteria, it was so shocking to me , I could just imagine the crowd.  I’m pretty sure that, this album,was the responsible of my affinity to prefer the live performances from artists than the studio albums.  I think it was so astonishing to me, never heard or seen something like that before, just awesome. Remember that, at this time, these were the first BIG gigs of rock and roll bands; nothing like these happened before!!

Let me show you what I mean, even with this song, that isn’t theirs, they made a great impression on me… now look this footage!!!

Twist and Shout..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX1r6ggAqR4

There were many songs that I liked from this album… again, it shocked me!! Can’t buy my love, Ticket to Ride, A hard day’s night, All my loving, Boys, Help!, Things we said today…  Roll over beethoven.. I’d better say  that the whole album was great, the crowd madness created an undescribable atmosphere around those songs… awesome.

Hear this:

Boys, A hard day’s night, Help!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2AOpy-0_EI

Ticket To Ride, Can’t Buy Me Love, Things We Said Today, Roll Over Beethoven

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thXjmCVJTJY

All My Loving, She Loves You, Long Tall Sally

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQqo-hv8Grw

When you’re a 9 years old boy, and you hear this, recomended by your own mother, you simply, absorb it!!! I got hooked on them… the following months I started to hear the studio albums and discovered a lot of great stuff that really got tatooed in my brain forever!!

Hope you enjoy it!!

Ricardo Gonzalez

Software Development Consultant

rgonzalez@mvps.org