Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Fake "remake of Abbey Road" article upsetting fans


Cashing in on the recent negative comments from Beatles fans on Paul McCartney's collaborations with Kanye West, National Report featured a satirical article which implied that West was to "take John Lennon's place" in a remake of the Abbey Road album.
The unfunny article has confused a lot of fans, who thought it was true, and is being spread like wildfire through various social media channels, and has showed up as gospel on other sites, too.

Comedy writer and Beatles fan Howard Fox put it best when he said that the difference between good and bad satire is that you'll can recognise good satire as satire by it being funny.

As far as we know, the offending article hasn't been commented on by official sources, but Tony Bramwell, close friend of Paul McCartney, released a statement on his facebook page: "All this gossip about a Kanye West and a remake of Abbey Road is total Bullshine! I just thought I'd let you know!"

Fans disgust at the very idea and the failure to read the article as satire also comes quite clear in the commentaries section of the article page.

Sources:
National Report: Kanye West Replaces John Lennon On 2015 Remake Of Abbey Road
Something New - The Beatlefan blog

9 comments:

kirkenshrir said...

Too bad. After reading your article, I'm kind of curious to hear what this remake would have sounded like !! :-D

Vincent Truman said...

The National Report tends to create their satire so dry that is a little difficult to tell that one is deep within satirical country. However, for something actually worth taking offense at, read the comments.

"Not only Disgusting but of all blacks ? psychotic Kenya ? How Insulting !"

Internotional Tomes said...

Frankly, at this point, we can do with lot fewer Beatles fans in the world. So many of the class of 1964 have proved themselves fanatics. And not in a good way.

RIP ASAP

maukel said...

there are many fake news pages, i guess this is not the first joke about the beatles. it doesn't matter at all.
i think john would take it with a lot more humour than his fans

Internotional Tomes said...

I suspect John Lennon runs the National Report. Just sayin

Michael Hockinson said...

It puzzles me when fans take offense at any kind of remake or cover of the Beatles' music. To read their knee-jerk vehemence, you'd think this new version was about to replace the one recorded by the Beatles, or that by its very existence they would somehow be forced to listen to it. Chances are we're not their target audience anyway. If it's crap, it will quickly disappear. .

The songs of our favorite group are timeless treasures, music for the ages. Long after we're gone, these songs will be cherished. Some will offer their interpretations. If someone likes it, it may lead them back to the source

Being a fan doesn't give you any control over who sings it, or how it will continue to be remarketed. But here's the thing: you don't have to listen to it and you don't have to buy it. Not getting worked up over it will not only make you appear more dignified, but it will probably lower your blood pressure as well.

Debjorgo said...

Kanye aught to respect artist integrity and let Beyonce sing those songs.

CrackinThunder said...

I would love to hear a rap version of Abbey Road....can't you imagine how "Because" would sound with a little Urban juice? It would probably add layers of emational depth!Imagine replacing the words in Something with a more modern verson, e.g "Somethin in the way that 'ho moves her butt...."

Internotional Tomes said...

'Somethin' in the way she blows attracts me like no other hooker'