YMMV / Revolver

The album by The Beatles

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: For a long time, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was viewed as the Beatles' artistic peak, and it certainly had the biggest social impact at the time of release. However, many Fab Four fans have claimed that Revolver is the better album at least since 1974, when Roy Carr & Tony Tyler first published the quote featured on the main page.note  In 1996, Beatlefan magazine published "a 30th anniversary salute" to Revolver with the provocative title "Their Best Album? If You Say Sgt. Pepper, Maybe You'd Better Think Again!" In his book about the LP, Robert Rodriguez calls it "a dark horse within the Beatles' oeuvre".
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The album's name, "Revolver", was a wordplay on a type of handgun and the revolving motion of a record as it spins on the turntable. Ironically, on 12/8/1980, John Lennon was shot with a .38 revolver outside the Dakota apartment building in Manhattan, New York, by Mark David Chapman, with John's shooting considered to be one of the most tragic assassinations to have ever occurred.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: "Yellow Submarine," especially if you liked it as a kid, evokes an unprecedented feeling of innocence.

The film by Guy Ritchie