Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Beatles "Abbey Road"

A longer walk to work has made listening to albums on the iPod more appealing than random shuffled tracks. So it was that I found myself listening to this record again.

It has only just hit me what a disturbing song 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' is… behind the jaunty musical arrangements lie lyrics about a young sociopath who murders people for causing him the slightest problems. Maybe it is meant to be thought of more as some kind of adolescent power fantasy, though I am not sure why that would make it a good thing.

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