Bring Back the Beatles

Bring Back the Beatles

by David Peel & the Lower East SideDavid Peel & the Lower East Side


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Bring Back the Beatles was as close to a commercial album as David Peel had ever generated up to that time. Where his previous satirical barbs at musical figures were incidental to his broader political messages, on this album he shifts his aim somewhat -- his two-pronged message expresses an appreciation, even a level of respect, for the Liverpool group, but is also includes an implicit vicious swipe at the efforts in the mid-'70s to remarket and repackage their music. Not quite everything here directly concerns the Beatles, and if Peel isn't quite as animated as he is when going after a political target, his songwriting ability isn't restricted at all, and in the relatively lush production he manages to come up with some surprisingly good (and excruciatingly funny) pop songs, including "Coconut Grove"; he also turns in a rocking version of John Lennon's "Imagine," reimagined as a punk piece. "The Wonderful World of Abbey Road" shows Peel acknowledging their psychedelic period, especially "Penny Lane," but he also works in a deconstruction of "With a Little Help from My Friends" and some fresh barbs aimed at Paul McCartney.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/1995
Label: Performance Records
UPC: 0095451600121
catalogNumber: 26001
Rank: 104335

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Peel & the Lower East Side   Primary Artist
David Peel   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Scott Bailey   Drums,Vocals
Tom Doyle   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Fradkin   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Jeff Gillman   Guitar
Fred Kramer   Drums
Danny Lipman   Percussion
Derek Lipman   Percussion
Andy Pierce   Guitar
Mark Reale   Guitar
Erik Sanko   Drum Loop
Sal Spicolla   Saxophone
Paul Thorton   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Michael Murray   Bass
Michael Angelo   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

David Peel   Concept
Murray Brenman   Reissue Art
Jim Staub   Engineer
David Harrington   Producer

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