The Beatles, Anticipation and Legacy

June 3, 2009 at 7:06 am (awesome pile, music, Uncategorized)

On september the ninth this year, the long awaited and anticipated “The Beatles: Rock Band will be released along with the re release of their catalogue, remastered and with extras.
So here at the mutated pixelation lab the decision was made to put together some Beatles quotes and references purely for our own enjoyment and possibly the enjoyment of others. Feel free to post your own as well!

“He’s very fussy about his drums. They loom large in his legend.” George Harrison talking about Ringo Starr in HELP!

“The Beatles saved the world from boredom.” George Harrison

“The Beatles exist apart from my Self. I am not really Beatle George. Beatle George is like a suit or shirt that I once wore on occasion and until the end of my life people may see that shirt and mistake it for me.” George Harrison

In the 2008 movie Yes Man, Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) sings Can’t Buy Me Love when he sneaks into the Hollywood Bowl with Allison (Zooey Deschanel), He soon also mentions the Murder of John Lennon. He also yells “I’ve got blisters on my fingers!” after playing the guitar to save a man from jumping off a building.

“The Beatles were bigger than Jesus” John Lennon was accused of saying this, but it was later revoked.

There’s heaps of references By The Simpsons about the Beatles but our favourite is in Season 14, the episode “Bart of War”, Bart and Milhouse break into Flanders’ house when chasing after their fly-on-a-string and stumbling into Ned’s private collection of Beatles memorabilia, which included a DIY book titled Learn Carpentry with the Beatles (with John Lennon on the cover saying, ‘I’m fixing a hole … in my drywall!’); a Yellow Submarine standing cardboard cut-out; a Mop-Top-Pop featuring the flavours ‘John Lemon,’ ‘Orange Harrison,’ ‘Paul McIced Tea’ and ‘Mango Starr’.
Bart later takes a drink of a ‘John Lemon’ flavored can of Mop-Top-Pop and sees a psychedelic transformation of Milhouse through John Lennon’s career; from the early years of a suit and mop-top to the “Sergeant Pepper”-era uniform to a more rebellious hippie-look with grannie-glasses to the controversial Rolling Stone magazine cover with a nude John Lennon next to Yoko Ono. Afterwards, Bart quotes ‘Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog’s eye’ from The Beatles’ song “I Am The Walrus”.

“We thought that if we lasted for two to three years that would be fantastic.” Ringo Starr

“I took two suitcases to India with me, one full of clothes and the other full of Heinz Baked Beans!” Ringo Starr

” I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.” Paul McCartney commenting on his “death”

“I am not the Beatles. I’m me. Paul isn’t the Beatles…The Beatles are the Beatles. Separately, they are separate.” John Lennon

As far as I’m concerned, there won’t be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.” George Harrison

“Give Peace a Chance”

John Lennon

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