Why are The Beatles still interesting? Because they represent the devastating childhood of a new world that is now disappearing. The force of nature is never forgotten. It is not about nostalgia, but about recovering in a vital sense what gave a legendary air to the second part of the 20th century from music and monopolized all culture. Also, we owe Yoko Ono an apology! Here are the 5 Most Important Takeaways From The Beatles Get Back Film:
Paul McCartney is Really Good at Songwriting
Macca’s songwriting prowess was barely in doubt prior to the release of this documentary, but seeing him reunite on “Get Back” out of nowhere is like nothing he’s ever seen before. Wait a minute, the song doesn’t exist; the next, he plays it and improvises the lyrics, making it come true by sheer force of will. The fact that Ringo Starr is sitting across from yawning and Harrison looking equally disinterested suggests that McCartney did that sort of thing a lot. For those of us who see this for the first time, it seems like a kind of witchcraft.
Ringo is an Amazing Drummer
Another protracted non-debate that really needs to be put to bed. Starr is not a lucky companion, he is one of the best drummers of all time and the Beatles would not have been so good without him. Blame Jasper Carrott for adding fuel to this particular fire. But again, your contribution is there for all to see. He wasn’t as creative as the other three, but when it was needed he was there, drunk or hungover if Get Back is something to do, be it hitting the lid of a piano, slapping them across the face, thighs, or playing drums, and Better than nobody.
Reality TV Prepared us for Get Back
As horrible as some of his ideas were, Lindsay-Hogg was probably right in trying to construct some kind of narrative. Unlike now, he didn’t have 20 years of reality TV to lean on, conditioning viewers not to have much happening. Remember also that until now, most artists were seen only in staged formats, never directly and without filtering. Now we feel comfortable, we demand, that kind of access.
The World Owes an Apology to Yoko Ono
If there’s one legacy left by Peter Jackson’s three-part epic, aside from Glyn Johns’ admirable set of fur coats, it’s that Yoko Ono has been unfairly maligned for decades and rather than blaming her for the breakup of the gang, we should thank you for your presence. Without Yoko, we might not have gotten “Don’t Let Me Down,” a song was written by a vulnerable John who became almost codependent on his future wife, to the point where, as the movie shows, he didn’t want to. exist without her by his side.
McCartney Was Indeed Amazing Than Expected
Lennon is in another, totally disconnected, and when he intervenes, he says vaguely, as his only objective is “communication with the public”. On the other side, McCartney tries to get some enthusiasm out of his bandmates and tells them that if they don’t get involved in the project, they’d better quit. And that’s when Harrison puts into words what perhaps the four of them are thinking: “Shouldn’t we get divorced?”