Saturday, December 15, 2007
All Things Must Pass
George Harrison needs love.
Why does no one seem to appreciate the Quiet Beatle?
I mean, while in the Beatles, he wrote songs like "Old Brown Shoe," "Taxman," "Something," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Savoy Truffle"...the guy was great! And he kicked John Lennon's ass at the guitar, too (see: anything at all ever. Any Beatles lead that's marginally good or interesting was either Georgie or McCartney).
And then, of course, there's his solo output, most notably All Things Must Pass. People seem to forget that this is a really, really fantastic album. "What is Life?" and "My Sweet Lord" are the standouts, of course, but there's so much more! You really just have to hear it. I sing its praises regularly, because I love George Harrison.
RIP Georgie. I know you died years ago, but I feel that not enough people really appreciated you, so rest in peace, sweet warrior of rock.
At least I miss you.