Essay 'England Swings Vs. Pepper'

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Richard Goldstein, a critic in “England Swings, and the Beatles Evolve on Revolver and Sgt. Pepper,” criticizes the Beatles albums Revolver and Sgt. Pepper. Being a critic that came of age with “rock music,” his approach focused on conveying an alternative appeal that could correspond with new music, “We will view this album in retrospect as a key work in the development of rock ‘n’ roll into an artistic pursuit.” On the other spectrum, critic Ellen Willis approaches her point by debating in “The Stones versus the Beatles,” the imitations of the Beatles and the Stones’ uniqueness within the pop context by connecting rock and politics, creating in a common and engaging topic for critics, fans, and politics. Beginning with Richard Goldstein’s review, you can immediately see that he is engaged in the beat of life with the Beatles new album via the population, marketing, public relations, etc. Not only this, but he realizes the impact…show more content…
She does this by debating the impressions that the Stone’s take from the Beatles by connecting rock and politics, also an intriguing topic for critics, fans, and musicians. When the Stone’s began writing their own music the influence of the Beatles began to develop, the use of the sitar and psychedelia allowed them to create their own style of hard rock. Was it really their own? Willis states that the lead singer of the Rolling Stone’s, Mick Jagger had this” gimmick,” that because he was hood, he was familiar with that juvenile delinquent image and played that role well. Not only this, but because he was from the hood he had all the “energetic virtues of rock and roll, and displayed the honesty and clear-headedness” in his lyrics, and this is what made Willis an “inward screamer,” or a true Stone’s

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