The Throwback Tuesday weekly post is a opportunity for me to revisit the good, cheesy, forgotten or essential parts of music, film, tv and books from my childhood, the past few years or the generations/eras/works of art that have influenced my life in some way.
This week, I’ve chosen not only a legendary band to feature in my throwback but also a track that brings back many memories for me and reminds me of a certain time in my life. I was raised on an 80’s soundtrack mixed with my parents joint love of rock and metal so it was obvious from a young age that I would love music and the classic stuff. As much as I loved Take That, Westlife and Spice Girls in my early years, one of the band that always stood out for me was The Beatles.
My dad played the Sergeant Pepper album a hell of a lot when I was a kid so I loved them and their sound which when you are a child sounds even more expansive and magical than it does for me now. When I was in year 3 we did an art project based around a Beatles track where we made a painting or collage of what we could see when we listened to the track and honestly it was my favourite ever project. The track our teacher had chosen was ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ by The Beatles and it is in my opinion the most perfect track to inspire a piece of art.
Since then the track has always meant a lot to me and even though we listened to the track on repeat for hours on end creating that piece of work it never put off the wonder and awe of the track and what I felt for it. I have no idea where that piece of art is now and though I could probably try and recrate something to that piece of music I don’t think it would quite live up to what my childhood brain came up with.
If you have never listened to this particular Beatles track then do yourself a favour and listen to it now, particularly with headphones on, eyes closed and completely blocking out the world and letting this track take over.