Listen to PENNY LANE by The Better Beatles.
When I picked this up off of WFMU, I really expected this song to be awful: "[T]his quartet from Nebraska in 1980 actually were trying to make the Beatles' music sound better. However you judge in terms of improvement, the attempt was done in a pure spirited way with a set of basic electronic elements, vocals, bass and drums, managing to project a sense of lofty artistic and definite postmodern design, but without pretentiousness."
I dunno, that sounds not so good. But it's awesome!
Having heard this cover, Penny Lane reveals a side of itself that even the original doesn't show. I'm not saying it's better than the Beatles, but I can listen to it eight times in a row, no problem.
Photo: Uptown (3).