Thursday, June 04, 2009

An Early Clue to the New Direction: Special "I Love You, Man" Edition

From 1965, and their endlessly exquisite Rubber Soul album, please enjoy the once and future Fab Four and their in retrospect ahead of its time ode to universal love "The Word."



As always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first alert reader who divines the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

26 comments:

Gummo said...

Language-themed songs?

steve simels said...

NO!!!!!
:-)

Peter said...

Best rock Messiahtry?

Anonymous said...

color changes - bright lights ?

Noam Sane said...

songs with fucking incredible drumming

or, songs with incredible fucking drumming

Mike Caulfield said...

Choruses where the last word of the chorus is "love"?

TMink said...

Songs from greatly anticipated box sets?

Trey

steve simels said...

No, no, no, no, no and....actually, I've lost count ...but noooooooo.

:-)

Too early for a hint.

Dave said...

Songs with "Love" in the title?

Anonymous said...

Songs with wonderful falsetto harmonies!!!

ROTP(lumber)

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

All Beatles Edition?

MJConroy said...

Songs that mention sunshine?

steve simels said...

All very good guesses, and I like the sunshine one (which I'm filing for future use).

But in a word...


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Songs with a self-conscious MESSAGE with a capital M! No!

Songs exemplifying the use of a second singer for the Middle EIGHT! No!

Songs mentioning the reading (or writing) of a freaking BOOK! No!

:-)

steve simels said...

Okay, here's the hint.

It's. The. Title.

Literally.

The. Word.

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Best lyrics?

geor3ge said...

Best one- or two-word titles?

TJWood said...

Best songs featuring the word "word" (or "words") in the title?

msw said...

Songs with WORD in the title.
as in Words of love

steves said...

I'll take Best Post-Beatles Literary-Themed Pop Songs for $500.

dSmith said...

Songs with words in them?

Sal Nunziato said...

HAHAAHAAA. "Songs with words in them?" Oh man....

steve simels said...


geor3ge said...
Best one- or two-word titles?



DING DING DING!!!!

We have a winner!!!!!!!!

Your coveted PowerPop No-Prize is swimming its way to you by carrier piranha as we speak!!!!

steve simels said...

Oh, and...


dSmith said...
Songs with words in them?




....gevalt.
:-)

geor3ge said...

Woot!

[Puts no-prize on shelf next to Eschaton home run he scored at 2 am on a Wednesday.]

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Congrats geor3ge! I do think dsmith should get an honorable mention for the best crack I've heard all week. :-)