The Beatles Yesterday And Today

The Beatles really amazed and assaulted their American audience in 1966 with an album cover depicting them as stupid Americans covered in dead babies.

Imagine what this did to hippies.

25 Comments

  1. Posted March 14, 2008 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    As an American hippies’ son, I have to say I think that the Beatles were genious to put this on an album cover. Too bad too many Americans are puritans at heart. Thanks for the post. I have been looking all over for this picture.
    Paulie from the snakepit

  2. Donna
    Posted March 23, 2008 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    I still don’t understand what exactly The Beatles are trying to show?

  3. Daniel
    Posted April 18, 2008 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    If you don’t “exactly” get what they’re trying to show, I guess you won’t ever “get” it. Gosh, maybe they’ve just got chops and babies on them?

  4. Daniel
    Posted April 18, 2008 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    …or are they spareribs…hmmm

  5. holly
    Posted April 23, 2008 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    there’s no WAY that much meat came from those few babies…. :)

  6. Posted April 23, 2008 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    I Love The Beatles, And If I’m Not Mistaken I Believe That This Means Stop Killing Our Childern At War L.B.J. Or Something Very Similar, Because The Beatles Wanted To Prove That War Is Not Needed. And Personally I Don’t Think We Need It Either, It’s Just A Reason To Kill People. And Killing People Was Never Right To Begin With, Peace And Love Babe.:)

  7. Posted May 22, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    “we took the pictures in London at one of those photo sessions. by then we were really beginning to hate it. a photo session was a big ordeal. you had to try to look normal and you didnt feel it.. the photographer was a bit of a surrealist, you know? and he brought along all these babies and pieces of meat and doctors coats so we really got into it. and thats how we felt, [roars] yeahhh. so we sortof, i especially pushed for it to be an album cover just to break the image. and it got out in america, 60,000 got out then there was some kinda fuss as usual and they were all sent back in or withdrawn and they stuck that awful looking picture with us sitting looking just as deadbeat but supposed to be happy-go-lucky foursome” John Lennon – WNEW Interview

  8. adina
    Posted May 26, 2008 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    i was alive while the beatles were at their most famous and they meant nothing bad by that photo. people just take things way too serious. its not like they go out killing babies and putting raw meat on them. i mean come on people. they were the best band of the 60’s.

  9. Demonded
    Posted August 26, 2008 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Paul is dead

  10. Posted September 2, 2008 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    THIS IS FUCKING NASTY.

  11. 2G Beetles Fan
    Posted September 3, 2008 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I don’t understand what the big deal is. I think it is a great picture to depict what the band was feeling about their music at thetime of their US release. People in Amnerica are too sensitive.

  12. Posted November 24, 2008 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Album cover is avaailable for any reasonable offer ocer $15,000.00 at record store in Sebastopol,CA
    Good investment,Bud!

  13. i hate the beatls
    Posted December 6, 2008 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    THIS PICTURE IS DISGUSTIN & I THINK THAT THEY GAVE THEMSELVES A HORRIBLE IMAGE. WTF WERE THEY THINKIN! IDIOTS!

  14. baetels are faggits
    Posted December 17, 2008 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    beatles suck shit fucks

  15. beatles dont hate
    Posted February 11, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    god bless all you beatles haters, you are so full of love that you dont need the beatles music to help make the world a harmonious place. good for you. spread the love and use plenty of toilet paper to get the hate out of your system.

  16. Posted May 2, 2009 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    FUCK YOU ALL FOR HATING THE FUCKING BEATLES…EVERYBODY THAT HATES THE BEATLES SHOULF FUCKING DIG THEMSELVE A GRAVE. THEY WERE THE BEST FUCKING BAND AROUND…WITHOUT THEM, YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THE MUSIC THAT WE HAVE TODAY SO FUCK ALL OF YOU THAT HATE THE BEATLES…FUCK YOU

  17. Posted May 2, 2009 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    THEY ARE FAKE DOLLS…DDDDDUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…YOU BEATLE HATING RETARDS

  18. Albion Savage
    Posted August 9, 2009 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    The Beatles were English and therefore brave and had nerves of steel and hearts of lions, unlike Americans who are full of bravado and bullshit.

  19. Big Fart
    Posted August 19, 2009 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    The Beatles are the best band ever. They changed music forever and their songs still sound like the best music even played today. That is the work of genius. This album cover however, no matter the artistic intention, was probably their biggest stumble of their careers. That and John’s comment that they were more popular than Jesus. Take away those two gaffes and the Beatles would’ve been even more popular in America.

  20. Posted September 4, 2009 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    hows much is it worth

  21. Zooby
    Posted December 27, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    “FUCK YOU ALL FOR HATING THE FUCKING BEATLES…EVERYBODY THAT HATES THE BEATLES SHOULF FUCKING DIG THEMSELVE A GRAVE. THEY WERE THE BEST FUCKING BAND AROUND…WITHOUT THEM, YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THE MUSIC THAT WE HAVE TODAY SO FUCK ALL OF YOU THAT HATE THE BEATLES…FUCK YOU” rofl you fuck.. you act like the music today is good or something ROFLLLLL

    I actually love the Beatles.. but what you said was just so stupid.

  22. oldgrayears
    Posted January 9, 2010 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    Hillary Clinton eats babies too!

  23. AL GORE
    Posted January 9, 2010 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    The album cover was meant to project the message that the people running all governments are VAMPIRES who drink the blood of children they sacrifice for the ANDRENOCHROME high that is contained in the ADRENELINE of their victims blood and which HUNTER THOMPSON so featured in his book, later the movie, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS – just wikipedia ANDRENOCHROME and drop down the hole Alice. Or stay in your blue pill culture, the box the VAMPIRES constructed to keep you deaf and dumb while they drain you of your financial blood.

  24. Mark the Shark
    Posted September 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Interesting exchange of artistic “thought” here… personally, I like most all types of music – it seems to be a “universal language” with exception of language(lyrics in another language would pose a problem – lol). According to social historians the “Beatles” music was a very important part of the Counter-Culture Revolution in the US – they were among the first of the “British Invasion” to shake up the music world. They claim as insipations for their style of music “Muddy Waters, Bo Diddly, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly,” and others. Whether you do or don’t like the Beatles is fine; I really doubt they could care one way or the other at this point… and artistic view points in mixed-media have existed as far back as the Sumerian’s – at least. So getting – for some of you – your panties in an uproar over a photo like this is just rather silly. Turn the channel if you don’t like what you see – or the page or your head… egregious is best suited to those of you choosing to “show-off” your extensive lexicon of mostly four-lettered words – I pity those of you; the less minded and troubled.

    • kenny
      Posted March 23, 2012 at 6:53 am | Permalink

      They seem to be utterly free of that most odious scourge known as a brain.


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