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The Beatle Buddies

The Beatle Buddies

The Beatles were like, really popular. Lots of adults didn't like them for the simple reason that they just did not get it. Too old: the reason that I don't like rap music, which I don't think is even called rap music anymore. Other adults who did not intrinsically "get it" tried to make money off the Beatles phenomenon, which is how we get The Beatle Buddies. I can imagine the exec at Diplomat records yelling at a photographer, "Yeah, get me four broads who look like John or Paul, or Ringer, whatever the hell his name is. No, I don't care if they can sing- I've got some chicks in the studio who can, and they're cutting S/He Loves You right now!" Maybe the first recorded gender bender ever. Evidence that the exec just did not get it: there's a song called, "My Buddy" which is a sort of asexual version of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean." More adults who did not get the Beatles thing bought this album for their children, in a desperate attempt to be cool, but probably not all that many as this is the only copy of this record that I have ever seen. And none of the cool Beatle knock-off record collectors that I know, who do get it, have it. The album, that is.

How does it sound? Not bad, but definitely not good. Better than The Schoolboys, who also made a "Beatles" album. And yeah, unfortunately, the girls all look more like Ringo than they look like Paul.

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