. . . the trip begins with the naked voices of "Because" . . . exquisite . . . mysterious . . . spiritual . . . sexual . . . perfectly setting the mood, then . . .
. . . the trip begins with the naked voices of "Because" . . . exquisite . . . mysterious . . . spiritual . . . sexual . . . perfectly setting the mood, then . . . is it the obelisk from "2001" or the ending piano chord from "A Day in the Life"? . . . backwards, of course . . . harkening the breaking of dawn with the "A Hard Day's Night" chord and suddenly into the "Abbey Road" drum solo and the howl begins . . . an eerie sound that will return from time to time, a whistling wind echoing with voices from the past? The future? Is it tortured angels or the evil dead receiving redemption at last? "Get Back"! Get back before you run out of time! . . . my God—that voice . . . we're looking through a "Glass Onion" that twists and turns . . . "Hello Goodbye," a "Magical Mystery Tour" indeed! The howl has returned . . . the overture begins . . . the magnificent strings . . . and the wind becomes the Aah of "Eleanor Rigby" . . . that voice again . . . it's right—there, you can touch it . . . "Julia" . . . quiet . . . desperate . . . tragic . . . taken away in the European ambulance . . . her son's catharsis reaches its genius peak with "I Am the Walrus" . . . it can't be, but it is . . . another extraordinary voice . . . different but somehow . . . we're back at the beginning . . . so long ago . . . was it all a dream? . . . each single gaining strength until the fifth could not be denied even by the dimwitted Americans . . . "I Want to Hold Your Hand" . . . incredible power even now hiding behind those innocent words . . . hold my hand today, and tomorrow you can "Drive My Car" . . . but . . . with the "Taxman" solo . . . "What You're Doing" . . . "The Word" . . . all expertly blended and disappeared and you're down the rabbit hole riding a droning tamboura and the "Sun King" is speaking . . . backwards, of course . . . a magical transition to . . . "Something" . . . really something . . . yet another impossibly beautiful voice . . . follow the yellow brick road, or better yet "Blue Jay Way" . . . the "Nowhere Man" will lead you . . . to the psychedelic circus . . . "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" . . . and inevitably to the house of horrors . . . "I Want You" . . . soooo bad! . . . "Help!" . . . follow the "Blackbird" to . . . "Yesterday" . . . "Strawberry Fields" . . . forever . . . but with the brass bridge of "Sgt. Pepper," the harpsichord of "In My Life," the piccolo trumpet of "Penny Lane" . . . any "Piggies" in there? . . . "Hello Goodbye" again . . . it's all . . . "Within You Without You" . . . "Tomorrow Never Knows" . . . how beautifully they mix . . . and the demonic birds are set free by "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" . . . as the gorgeous strings of "Goodnight" provide the unlikeliest high of the highest moment . . . an invitation from . . . Ringo? . . . it's the melody with different chords . . . it shouldn't work this brilliantly . . . it's breathtaking . . . come with us, he says, if we all dream the same dream it will become real . . . and the dream . . . is . . . Love . . . and the trip continues . . .
COOLEST GARAGE SONGS
1. "Drive My Car/The Word/What You're Doing," the Beatles
2. "POD," Tenacious D
3. "Favorite Son," Green Day
4. "So Romantic," the Charms
5. "Dance Like a Monkey," New York Dolls
6. "Ridin' the Hook," Spongebob & the Hi-Seas
7. "Wreck This Heart," Bob Seger
8. "Stranger in the House," the Paybacks
9. "Wanna," the Stabilisers
10. "Never Gonna Die," the Shys