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Abbey a rough Road to Ho Ho Ho

December 2, 2009

Blog Guy, you’ve written a lot about tribute bands imitating The Beatles’ great Abbey Road album and its iconic cover. I’m hearing rumors of a newly discovered Christmas version of the album the group did 40 years ago.

It’s true, right down to a Santa cover and jolly holiday versions of each song.

I’m not sure I like this, Blog Guy. My favorite song ever is “Here Comes the Sun.”

Oh, that’s now “Here Comes the Sleigh.” Ringo sings it.

Ouch. What are some other so-called holiday titles?

“Claus, You Gotta Carry that Weight,” “He Came in Down the Bathroom Chimney”…

Stop! This is too stupid! So they’ve even messed with the medley?

Yep: “You never give me your money, you only give me those Starbuck’s gift cards…”

Wait a minute. They didn’t even HAVE Starbuck’s when The Beatles broke up!

Busted. But you were already trying to order the CD on Amazon, weren’t you? And besides, there WAS this

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Hey Jude, don’t make it badTake a Santa song, and make it betterRemember to let him into your homeBut first, you must write him a letter

Posted by Little Miss Random | Report as abusive
 

Very nice, LMR! I’ll ignore the fact that this song wasn’t on Abbey Road….

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

Look, I’m a child of the 80′s. You’re lucky I know any Beatles songs at all. I did have to sing Yellow Submarine and Octopus’ Garden in choir, but that’s about it.

Posted by Little Miss Random | Report as abusive
 

Thats a pretty funny blogpost. You really had me going for a second and I was beginning to question whether I was a true Beatles fan. Thanks for sharing. I found your blog while searching for something.

Since its relevant here and you might find it fun/useful. I also wanted to give a plug for a site Ive been working on that helps people share songs with their friends.

http://www.myradeo.com Its free, easy and there’s no account signup. Login with Facebook. Check it out if you get a chance. Share some songs. Hope you like it. Thanks!

Posted by oaneto | Report as abusive
 

Well Little Miss Random, that explains a lot. As big an influence on the music world as the Beatles were your frame of reference is skewed by knowing only songs sung by Ringo.

Posted by KWest | Report as abusive
 

I always forget which songs are Beatle songs… Though they all looked pretty neat when they looked almost the same… :P

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