Shuffling right along through Please Please Me we come to this, the first cover. How do the Beatles manage with material not of their own making? How does Lennon’s first lead vocal (well, that we’re talking about anyway) come off? And is it better than Misery (and perhaps more relevantly, could it be worse?)
We deal with the second song on Please Please Me this episode as we tackle the all-too-aptly named “Misery”. Does the song justify its spot as the second track on the album? How does the style fit with the rest of the tracks? And just why do Pink Floyd get name-checked?
We reach the first track of the first album on today’s episode as we discuss “I Saw Her Standing There”. Does it make for a good album opener? Is it a good representation of the band? And just how well (or otherwise) does the 70’s Lennon cover with Elton John stand up? (hint: not great!)
For our second episode of our podcast we dive into the B-side of the first entry, which means we’re covering P.S. I Love You. How does the song compare to its A-Side? Does the structure hang together? And just why do the Chipmonks intrude on the conversation?