Aug 21 2010 12:13pm

Fab Fighters: The Beatles Vs. Zombies

Inspired by the audio post on Alan Goldsher’s Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, I came to realize that the notion of The Beatles fending off zombies throughout their career lends itself uncommonly well to a Beatles vs. Zombies mixtape. If only in their song titles.

First comes the onset of the zombie plague:

“I’ve Just Seen A Face”
“I’m Looking Through You”

But then, the zombies notice The Beatles:

“Run For Your Life”

So, of course, they run and fortify inside of a decrepit recording studio/Ringo’s house/etc:

“You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”
“Fixing A Hole”

The zombies find them anyway, as zombies do, and an ill-prepared pop group suffers its first gruesome casualty:

“She Came In Through The Bathroom Window”
“I’m Down”
“Here, There and Everywhere”

The zombies never stop hunting them, but the battle-hardened Beatles won’t be taken by surprise again:

“I’m So Tired”
“Happiness Is A Warm Gun”
“I’ll Get You”
“Helter Skelter”

Of course, at some point, one side has to run out of bodies:

“The End”

(Bonus track: “Yesterday.” Because what would a Beatles mix be without that song?)

Disturbing picture of The Beatles covered with bloody dolls courtesy of this 1965 controversy.

Chris Greenland thinks that, in a world full of zombies, John Lennon probably would have been the last to go.

David Levinson
1. DemetriosX
Frankly, this article fails utterly without any songs from, you know, The Zombies. You couldn't work in "She's Not There", "Tell Her No", "Time of the Season"? To say nothing of lesser known titles like "Butcher's Tale", "Just Out of Reach", "I'll Call You Mine", or "This Will Be Our Year".
jon meltzer
3. jmeltzer
One could even throw in some Argent songs if desperate.
Madeline Ferwerda
4. MadelineF
Hah! And good on getting "I've Just Seen A Face" running through my head.

"She Came In Through The Bathroom Window": Paul's retrospective examination of what really happened to Pete Best
David Levinson
5. DemetriosX
jmeltzer@3: Nah, that's cheating and really not necessary. The Zombies created a lot of really good music for just 3 or 4 albums. I bet there are plenty more titles you could use.
6. GEJon
This is totally disappointing without songs from The Zombies. And my Beatles mix tape is just fine without "Yesterday," thanks.
7. GEJon
Not including songs from The Zombies was a totally missed opportunity, and my Beatle's mix tape is doing just fine without "Yesterday," thanks.
Chris Meadows
8. Robotech_Master
You know, you totally have to call this play list "Fab4Dead".
Chris Greenland
9. greenland
@DemetroisX I don't know the Zombies catalog well enough (basically just "The Butcher's Tale" and "Time of the Season"), but you should put together a counterpoint story-mix!
10. sfinkle
My young sons (about 10 and 12 at the time) decided that Eleanor Rigby is all about zombies. Just think through the lyrics a bit.

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