As many of you would know by now, Feb. 9, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ debut on American television via The Ed Sullivan Show. On the eve of that revolutionary occasion, Arctic Monkeys played New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden and decided to celebrate The Beatles by performing the song that introduced them to America: “All My Loving.” Their cover was much more slowed down and added distortion, swapping the (albeit great) bubble gum Pop for a more slow-dance-ballad sort of feel. Easily one of my favorite covers of this particular song and it sure merits a studio version.
One thing that is undeniable is that some of Rock music’s greatest artists are British and so when the organizers set to score the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony they turned to some of that country’s greatest acts to form the soundtrack. For good reason, the Arctic Monkeys were asked to perform and they did so perfectly. Continue Reading