After deciding on which songs to play (trust me, it's not easy, there's just so many essential Beatles songs out there, and being the incompetent musician that I am, I obviously can't play them all), it's just remarkable how weird the chords are, yet how memorable the songs are, even for the seemingly 'simple' ones.
I just watched High Fidelity again recently and was again reminded that making a live setlist is actually not that different from making a mixtape. There's an actual art to it. In The Beatles' case, what DO we play? Hey Jude? Yesterday? I Wanna Hold Your Hand? Let It Be? Come Together? Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds? All You Need Is Love? Yellow Submarine? Seriously, the list is endless.
I've always been kinda opposed to doing what's obvious. Like when I'm sure everyone was expecting us to just rehash the formula in Top Of The Pop, I decided to make a naughtier, punkier album with Teenage Disc Fantastic, just like how Top Of The Pop was way different than what people expected from us after hearing our Turning Melancholy To Magic and Telegrams From The Heart EPs.
As for the songs I listed above? They're kind of obvious as Beatles classics, aren't they? I'm sure you can find a lot of pub bands who do those songs flawlessly around the city, so why should we do them, right? So, what should you expect from our set this coming Friday night? Beatles classics, of course, but not what you'd normally expect, I guess. That, and a whole lot of rock n roll!
See you there then? And of course, do tell all your friends about it!!
p/s: The gig's at Bar Sonic, Zouk KL, Jalan Ampang, this Friday 2nd October 2009 @ 10pm. Entry before 10pm is free (I think, or maybe it's RM20, not so sure, hehe), but do come early cause we'll be playing first and after that TAG will be spinning as much Beatles tunes as they can think of.