Bozo Allegro

The Revolver Suite

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The theme of Bozo Allegro's The Revolver Suite was to put the songs of the Beatles into a chronological stylistic exploration of African influence in American music. This disc is quite experimental and quite intellectual, but beyond its obvious weirdness it's a pretty fun and interesting recording. Bozo Allegro's The Revolver Suite features a series of Beatles tunes -- including "Eleanor Rigby," "Yellow Submarine," "Good Day Sunshine," and "Got to Get You into My Life," among others -- wrapped in a variety of different and strange styles. It is suffice to say that many of the Beatles' original melodies have been beat completely out and mixed into something that sounds like the Grateful Dead live on a good day, but at the same time there's little or no melodic reference to the Beatles. This is both interesting and kind of a let down, as this ensemble could pull off Beatles tunes quite well if they had decided to stick with the individual song ideas rather than dissecting them and working with only small parts of each respective song. This is a fine recording and one that certainly warrants looking into.

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