Monday, November 13, 2006

An Assortment of Pins and Photos





I have this insatiable obsession with Beatles pinbacks/badges. I'm especially fond of the original '60s pins, but I also enjoy collecting pins from the '70s through to the present. I decided to try and scan a few pins to see how it turned out, so here are some of my favorites from my collection. I'll scan some of my older pins later. I've also included some more ever-lovely John pictures and a strangely-tinted Beatles centerfold (a gorgeous picture nonetheless), scanned by me for the blog.

As other Beatles fans are inevitably doing at this time, I am eagerly anticipating the release of the LOVE soundtrack, as well as Paul's The Space Within Us DVD (which is due tomorrow). Check out the official Beatles.com website for some beautiful psychedelic e-postcards.

We are closely approaching the 40th anniversary of the recording of SFF/Penny Lane and the subsequent Sgt. Pepper sessions. In the coming months we'll delve into these sessions, reflecting on how this legendary album changed popular music, and why it seems to be currently (and unfairly) suffering a critical backlash...

Be sure to leave your comments and opinions as we go down this long and winding road together. Also, if you have any screen capture or photo requests, let me know.

3 comments:

Lissa said...

Maybe I'm out of the loop but how is Sgt. Pepper's getting backlash? I tend to ignore critics so I have no clue what's going on.

Spurs Dork said...

Well, it's not my favorite album... but everyone (TV and print media) put it as the number one rock 'n roll album of all time.

Nevertheless, I'll be looking forward to the special edition of it because I do enjoy all the John songs on the album. I think it if had included Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever then I would unequivocally agree that it's the best album ever. I know Sir George regrets that decision...

and nice pin collection you have going there! I also love collecting Beatles pins :]

child of nature said...

It's quite fashionable for armchair critics to dislike Sgt. Pepper at the moment...I'll delve into that further when the time comes.