I'd always known about the Beatles and heard their songs at home because my dad has been a huge fan for most of his adult life. The truth is I never really paid any attention to the songs, sort of wrote it off as being for "old folks". I was way more interested in listening to Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Metallica, Motley Crue......we're talking late 80's here.
When I hit my first year of High School in 1993 somehow amidst the "Grunge" movement I found my dad's set of Beatles CD's. You know the double CD sets? The Red and Blue ones? Yeah those. On a whim I just popped the first Red CD in and listened to it with headphones on.
That's when everything changed. I knew that the Beatles were huge, but it wasn't until then that I understood why. I was blown away by not only the quality of the songs, but the QUANTITY. There were so many! On to the second Red CD and there was more! Unbelievable.
Of course I popped in the Blue discs too.....and was blown away even more because I realised that the Beatles were able to significantly change their sound, grow as musicians and not lose a stitch of quality. I've been a fan ever since.
So...long story short I got into the Beatles because of my dad. Sometimes I wonder if he left those albums out all the time on purpose...you know as a test? See if the kid has good taste I guess
Last week I kind of felt like things came full circle when I had my Dad come play Beatles RB with me. He can't play the instruments but he sure as hell can grab the mic and sing. It was a pretty cool moment to watch him sing "Here Comes The Sun"
Anyway that's the end of my cheesy story, carry on.