Tame Impala, The Beatles And Drug Stuff- A Review of Lonerism

You guys remember the Beatles, right? They were pretty big and made some hit tunes. You may not have known that they were into some drug stuff too though. They loved to get high on drugs and play their instruments. This is on record, I’m not lying. They loved drugs so much they would write music inspired by drugs and lyrics about drugs and using drugs. Being high made them say really funny things like, “Hey! I’m a walrus and you, you are the egg, man.” Pretty goofy right? John Lennon (he was the leader of the band) once told his music producer to replicate the sound of the whole world being sucked down a bathtub drain, this idea came to him when he had a drug dream. A famous song they wrote one time was called Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (LSD! Huh, huh?) Pretty tricky guys.

Anyway, what I’m saying is that the Beatles loved to make their music sound like everyone was doing drugs. They had their technical limitations though. I bet they wished their music would sound more psychedelic. If they were around today they would have access to a whole whack of electronic instruments that make goofy drug sounds.

Lucky for us, we don’t have to imagine what that would sound like because there are bands that are inspired by the Beatles’ drug music. Tame Impala is one of those bands. They just released an album called Lonerism and they sound like a high-tech Beatles. Very psychedelic stuff indeed. I don’t want to make any accusations but I’m pretty sure Tame Impala likes drugs too. I hope their moms don’t read this, I wouldn’t want to get them in trouble or anything. They just sound like they have tried dru – er, I mean, I think they like to party (that is code for drug stuff. Now they won’t get into trouble).

If you don’t like doing drugs you can still listen to this album and pretend you’re a hippy drug guy. You can be like, “Oh man, I’m tripping. I just smoked a marijuana cigarette and now I feel like I’m on drugs.” But you wouldn’t actually be on drugs, it’s just for pretend. Either way, if you are pretending or not pretending, you should listen to this album. I recommend taking a nice walk on a beautiful day and play Lonerism on your headphones, but hey that’s just me.

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