With the Beatles
“With their second album The Beatles continued with their tradition of mostly-covers-and-a-few-originals. They could pull some great material – Chuck Berry, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles and a few girl groups – and delivered some even greater originals.
This was before Bob Dylan started to influence John Lennon and Paul McCartney got into a one-upmanship with Brian Wilson, so their originals are very simplistic little pop-rockers. That doesn’t make them any less influential or even any less fantastic than the later psychedelic Beatles. In fact, I think this is pound for pound just as great as any of the post-Rubber Soul albums.
From the opening “It Won’t Be Long,” which aimed squarely at a teenage girls heart, to the closing “Money (That’s What I Want)” read more