The Beatles - Norwegian Wood
This is a band that needs no introduction. Their music is timeless and means so much to so many people.
John Lennon penned Norwegian Wood, deliberatley taking precautions to write cryptic lyrics to express ulterier meanings.
“I was trying to write about an affair without letting my wife know I was having one. I was sort of writing from my experiences - girl’s flats, things like that. I was very careful and paranoid because I didn’t want my wife, Cyn, to know that there really was something going on outside of the household. I’d always had some kind of affairs going on, so I was trying to be sophisticated in writing about an affair, but in such a smoke-screen way that you couldn’t tell. But I can’t remember any specific woman it had to do with.”
Unbeknownst to many, this is unofficially accredited to being one of the first “pop” songs to include a sitar, which can be heard here being played by George Harrison. Throw in an interesting timing and melody arrangement and you have another Beatles classic.
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Blend Crafters - Imagine
Before Jurassic 5 split up, DJ Nu Mark was a full time member, DJing and producing for the group. During this time he also released a collaboration album with Pomo, called Blend Crafters. This track was taken from the album.
Imagine is basically a hip hop/jazz cover of John Lennon’s original. The song is short and clocks in at just over 3 minutes. It’s definitely a laid back reimagining.
Click here for an mp3. Enjoy.