Tuesday, September 6, 2011

ROCK Sex: "Something In The Way" - James Taylor > The Beatles > Nirvana



ROCK Sex wants to tell you about "Something".

Today, how one line inspired three different classic songs.

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In 1968, The Beatles created their own record label, Apple Records, to support artists they loved. James Taylor made his first album there and this song was on it:

JAMES TAYLOR - "Something In the Way She Moves" (1968)



George Harrison was sparked by that title line and went his own direction with it. It became the first Beatles #1 not written by John or Paul, and Frank Sinatra called it "the greatest love song ever written".

GEORGE HARRISON And Eric Clapton -"Something" (live, 1991)


PAUL McCARTNEY< RINGO STARR, + Friends -"Something" (live, 2002)



Kurt Cobain found another slant in that phrasing and pursued a different angle with it. The lysergic pacing, cellos, and chorus harmonies are in the spirit of Lennon.

NIRVANA -"Something In The Way" (1991)




© Tym Stevens



See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist


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