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Happiness Is A Warm Gun

The Beatles

22nd November 1968 (LP)

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Writing about the Safari EP by The Breeders reminded me that I had long planned to mention this song for a while. It’s by far my favourite song by The Beatles - the connection with The Breeders is that they did an ok cover on their first LP Pod.

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Nothing Lasts Forever

Echo & the Bunnymen

20th June 1997 (Single), 14th July 1997 (LP)

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This is an amazing comeback single.

The band had fallen apart when singer Ian McCulloch left in 1987, and drummer Pete de Freitas died in a motorcycle accident in 1989. After the Electrafixion project ended up with the three remaining (and, indeed, original) Bunnymen being involved, the band inevitably reverted to the Echo & the Bunnymen name. This was the lead single from the 1997 comeback LP.

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We Can Work It Out

The Beatles

3rd December 1965

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This song (approximately, at least) marked the transition from the old twee pop Beatles to the much more interesting act that they became.

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