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1964 The Tribute

I've always semi-sneered at all so-called "tribute" bands, especially any who would DARE take on the awesome task of trying to duplicate the magic of My Boys. *ahem* But I saw these guys on Saturday night, and I frankly have no words for how incredible they are. 

They played for almost two hours, and they absolutely rocked the place. They not only sound like the Beatles - dudes! almost EXACTLY like the Beatles - but they have the voices and accents and the stage mannerisms and body language down COLD.  Not just John and Paul, but even George and Ringo, who - let's face it - don't really HAVE much in the way of body language. ;P "John" even had the hair flip (you John fans know what I'm talking about), and "Paul" was his joyously goofy bouncy bass-humping self. (He even did that weird hand thing Paul does on "I Want To Hold Your Hand" - Paul fans, you know what I'm talking about! :P) Only a total Beatle geek like me, who has watched countless hours of footage of the real thing, would probably even notice it or appreciate, but they were...gah. Perfect. "John", especially, I simply wanted to stuff in my pocket and take home with me. He had everything - the general look, the voice, the inflections, the sense of humor (when they came out for their encore, he said, "So that's the way you're gonna be, then, is it?" :D)...even the laugh. He completely and totally had John's wonderful laugh. And best of all (more geek points for me!) he was chewing gum the whole time he was on stage. *Squee!*

I think "Paul" had a cold - he didn't sound as dead-ringer for Paul as he does on the1964 The Tribute website...which only means he sounded like a dead-ringer for Macca now. (And he did kick ASS on "Long Tall Sally.") The absolute high point for me was "Please Please Me" - it didn't just sound like the Beatles doing it live, it sounded like the fucking record. I'm totally serious-  it was AMAZING. They also did "Nowhere Man" (which the real Beatles only attempted once, IIRC) and "Paperback Writer" (!), on which they absolutely nailed the harmonies. (Cute aside: "Paul" said "Writer" was "the closest we get to eating the mushrooms." *giggle*)

Anyway. If you like the Beatles and you ever get a chance to see these guys, DO IT. Our tickets were incredibly cheap - $75 for me, hubby, and daughter - and I would easily pay twice that to see them again. They're that good. My husband, who went in with a bit of a "show-me" attitude, is already talking about going to see them again in January at Carnegie Hall. 

Seriously, the only way this could have been any better was if "John" and "Paul" had started making out onstage. xP  


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Jun. 6th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
They ARE fantastic, they really are. And, oh! how cute, "Paul" smiled at you! (Though I must say, he isn't quite the hottie real Paul was...but he sure can sing! :D)
Jun. 5th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
Cool! I should check them out.
I've also kind of disliked tribute bands. I dunno why. I just have :-/
Jun. 6th, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
You really should check them out. I was very skeptical myself, but they converted me completely. :D
Jun. 6th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
That is awesome! My step-dad is taking the family to see one of their concert over the summer. I'm a little apprehensive towards tribute bands, and it's nice to know that they're an exception to the vast sea of terrible that makes up a disproportionate amount of them.
Jun. 6th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
OH, that's great! Trust me, you'll LOVE it. :D Everybody had a great time, singing along and dancing...even my daughter had a blast! It was one of the most purely fun concerts I've ever been to.
Jun. 10th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
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i know this has nothing to do with anything... but that ico of yours is amaizing! the drawing looks so much like them! do you have a larger version, and are there any more pictures like that? if there are could you email them to little_wasshu2008@yahoo.com?
if you can, thanks.
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