The Rutles, Versi Plesetannya The Beatles

The Beatles, tidak diragukan lagi, adalah salah satu dari band terbesar dunia, bahkan mungkin yang terbesar. Sejak pertama kali pemunculannya di blantika musik internasional hingga bubar di tahun 1970, lagu-lagunya masih tetap disukai dan menginspirasi artis musisi hingga sekarang. Bulan September 2009 kemarin, semua album studio mereka dirilis ulang dalam format CD, dalam format stereo dan mono.Sampul Album The Rutles (1978)

Popularitas The Beatles tak ayal memunculkan banyak artis yang menyanyikan ulang lagu mereka, atau sedikit banyak terpengaruh gaya bermusik maupun menulis lagu yang terinspirasi oleh The Beatles. Di sisi lain, muncul pula band-band yang sengaja meniru mereka dalam penampilan dan menyanyikan lagu-lagu mereka di panggung. Di Indonesia kita mengenal Bharata Band yang hanya menyanyikan lagu-lagu The Beatles dan dikenal sebagai The Beatles Indonesia. Nah, di Inggris ada satu band yang meniru habis-habisan The Beatles, bernama The Rutles, namun dengan semangat ‘plesetan’ alias parodi. Grup ini memarodikan penampilan, lagu, album, sampai film The Beatles.

Penampilan pertama The Rutles adalah pada acara komedi Rutland Weekend Television yang dibintangi komedian Eric Idle. Kesuksesan The Rutles berlanjut dengan dirilisnya film All You Need Is Cash (1978) lengkap dengan album soundtracknya. Dalam film ini, formasi The Rutles adalah: Neil Innes (Ron Nasty/John Lennon), Eric Idle (Dirk McQuickly/Paul McCartney), Rikki Fataar (Stig O’Hara/George Harrison), dan John Halsey (Barry Wom/Ringo Starr). George Harrison bahkan tampil dalam film ini sebagai seorang reporter TV yang mewawancarai juru bicara band, Eric Manchester. Album soundtracknya dimainkan oleh Innes (gitar, vokal), Fataar (gitar), Halsey (drum), bersama dua musisi ain: Ollie Halsall (gitar, vokal) dan Andy Brown (bass). Album soundtracknya berisi 20 lagu yang semuanya memarodikan lagu-lagu The Beatles, di antaranya: Ouch! (Help!), Piggy in the Middle (I Am the Walrus), dan Get Up and Go (Get Back). Salah satu lagu, Cheese and Onions (A Day in the Life) malah sempat disangka oleh fans merupakan salah satu lagu The Beatles (John Lennon) yang belum dirilis!

Tahun 1996, The Rutles bereuni untuk merilis film dan album Archaeology, bertepatan dengan reuni The Beatles dalam album dan film Anthology. Tahun 2010, seorang fans membuat Rutles Lunch, sebuah album yang terinspirasi dari album The Beatles Love (2006).

500 Album/Lagu (Barat) Terbaik Sepanjang Masa (versi Majalah Rolling Stone)

Setelah menampilkan 150 Album dan Lagu Terbaik Indonesia Sepanjang Masa (versi Majalah Rolling Stone), kini saatnya menyimak 500 Album/Lagu Terbaik Sepanjang Masa.  Daftar 500 Album Terbaik Sepanjang Masa dimuat dalam Majalah Rolling Stone (internasional) edisi November 2003,  sedangkan 500 Lagu Terbaik Sepanjang Masa pada edisi November 2004. Mengingat panjangnya daftar (500+500), maka hanya akan ditampilkan urutan 1-100.  Selengkapnya silakan klik pada tautan-tautan di bawah ini:

500 Greatest Albums of All Time:

1. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

2. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys

3. Revolver, The Beatles

4. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan

5. Rubber Soul, The Beatles

6. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye

7. Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones

8. London Calling, The Clash

9. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan

10. The Beatles (“The White Album”), The Beatles

11. The Sun Sessions, Elvis Presley

12. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis

13. Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground

14. Abbey Road, The Beatles

15. Are You Experienced?, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

16. Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan

17. Nevermind, Nirvana

18. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

19. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison

20. Thriller, Michael Jackson

21. The Great Twenty-Eight, Chuck Berry

22. Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

23. Innervisions, Stevie Wonder

24. Live at the Apollo (1963), James Brown

25. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac

26. The Joshua Tree, U2

27. King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 1, Robert Johnson

28. Who’s Next, The Who

29. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin

30. Blue, Joni Mitchell

31. Bringing It All Back Home, Bob Dylan

32. Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones

33. Ramones, Ramones

34. Music From Big Pink, The Band

35. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, David Bowie

36. Tapestry, Carole King

37. Hotel California, The Eagles

38. The Anthology, 1947 – 1972, Muddy Waters

39. Please Please Me, The Beatles

40. Forever Changes, Love

41. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, The Sex Pistols

42. The Doors, The Doors

43. The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

44. Horses, Patti Smith

45. The Band, The Band

46. Legend, Bob Marley and the Wailers

47. A Love Supreme, John Coltrane

48. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy

49. At Fillmore East, The Allman Brothers Band

50. Here’s Little Richard, Little Richard

51. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel

52. Greatest Hits, Al Green

53. The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings, 1952 – 1959, Ray Charles

54. Electric Ladyland, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

55. Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley

56. Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder

57. Beggars Banquet, The Rolling Stones

58. Trout Mask Replica, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

59. Meet the Beatles, The Beatles

60. Greatest Hits, Sly and the Family Stone

61. Appetite for Destruction, Guns n’ Roses

62. Achtung Baby, U2

63. Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones

64. Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958 – 1969), Various Artists

65. Moondance, Van Morrison

66. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin

67. The Stranger, Billy Joel

68. Off the Wall, Michael Jackson

69. Superfly, Curtis Mayfield

70. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin

71. After the Gold Rush, Neil Young

72. Purple Rain, Prince

73. Back in Black, AC/DC

74. Otis Blue, Otis Redding

75. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin

76. Imagine, John Lennon

77. The Clash, The Clash

78. Harvest, Neil Young

79. Star Time, James Brown

80. Odessey and Oracle, The Zombies

81. Graceland, Paul Simon

82. Axis: Bold as Love, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

83. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Aretha Franklin

84. Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin

85. Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen

86. Let It Be, The Beatles

87. The Wall, Pink Floyd

88. At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash

89. Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield

90. Talking Book, Stevie Wonder

91. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John

92. 20 Golden Greats, Buddy Holly

93. Sign ‘o’ the Times, Prince

94. Bitches Brew, Miles Davis

95. Green River, Creedence Clearwater Revival

96. Tommy, The Who

97. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan

98. This Year’s Model, Elvis Costello

99. There’s a Riot Goin’ On, Sly and the Family Stone

100. In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra

(Daftar Lengkap 1 – 500)

500 Greatest Songs of All Time:

1. Like a Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan

2. Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones

3. Imagine, John Lennon

4. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye

5. Respect, Aretha Franklin

6. Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys

7. Johnny B. Goode, Chuck Berry

8. Hey Jude, The Beatles

9. Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana

10. What’d I Say, Ray Charles

11. My Generation, The Who

12. A Change Is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke

13. Yesterday, The Beatles

14. Blowin’ in the Wind, Bob Dylan

15. London Calling, The Clash

16. I Want to Hold Your Hand, The Beatles

17. Purple Haze, Jimi Hendrix

18. Maybellene, Chuck Berry

19. Hound Dog, Elvis Presley

20. Let It Be, The Beatles

21. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

22. Be My Baby, The Ronettes

23. In My Life, The Beatles

24. People Get Ready, The Impressions

25. God Only Knows, The Beach Boys

26. A Day in the Life, The Beatles

27. Layla, Derek and the Dominos

28. (Sittin on) the Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding

29. Help!, The Beatles

30. I Walk the Line, Johnny Cash

31. Stairway To Heaven, Led Zeppelin

32. Sympathy for the Devil, The Rolling Stones

33. River Deep – Mountain High, Ike and Tina Turner

34. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, The Righteous Brothers

35. Light My Fire, The Doors

36. One, U2

37. No Woman, No Cry, Bob Marley and the Wailers

38. Gimme Shelter, The Rolling Stones

39. That’ll Be the Day, Buddy Holly and the Crickets

40. Dancing in the Street, Martha and the Vandellas

41. The Weight, The Band

42. Waterloo Sunset, The Kinks

43. Tutti-Frutti, Little Richard

44. Georgia on My Mind, Ray Charles

45. Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis Presley

46. Heroes, David Bowie

47. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel

48. All Along the Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix

49. Hotel California, The Eagles

50. The Tracks of My Tears, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

51. The Message, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

52. When Doves Cry, Prince

53. Anarchy in the U.K., The Sex Pistols

54. When a Man Loves a Woman, Percy Sledge

55. Louie Louie, The Kingsmen

56. Long Tall Sally, Little Richard

57. Whiter Shade of Pale, Procol Harum

58. Billie Jean, Michael Jackson

59. The Times They Are A-Changin’, Bob Dylan

60. Let’s Stay Together, Al Green

61. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On, Jerry Lee Lewis

62. Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley

63. For What It’s Worth, Buffalo Springfield

64. She Loves You, The Beatles

65. Sunshine of Your Love, Cream

66. Redemption Song, Bob Marley and the Wailers

67. Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley

68. Tangled Up in Blue, Bob Dylan

69. Crying, Roy Orbison

70. Walk On By, Dionne Warwick

71. California Girls, The Beach Boys

72. Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, James Brown

73. Summertime Blues, Eddie Cochran

74. Superstition, Stevie Wonder

75. Whole Lotta Love, Led Zeppelin

76. Strawberry Fields Forever,The Beatles

77. Mystery Train, Elvis Presley

78. I Got You (I Feel Good), James Brown

79. Mr. Tambourine Man, The Byrds

80. I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Marvin Gaye

81. Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino

82. You Really Got Me, The Kinks

83. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), The Beatles

84. Every Breath You Take, The Police

85. Crazy, Patsy Cline

86. Thunder Road, Bruce Springsteen

87. Ring of Fire, Johnny Cash

88. My Girl, The Temptations

89. California Dreamin’, The Mamas and The Papas

90. In the Still of the Nite, The Five Satins

91. Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley

92. Blitzkrieg Bop, Ramones

93. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, U2

94. Good Golly, Miss Molly, Little Richard

95. Blue Suede Shoes, Carl Perkins

96. Great Balls of Fire, Jerry Lee Lewis

97. Roll Over Beethoven, Chuck Berry

98. Love and Happiness, Al Green

99. Fortunate Son, Creedence Clearwater Revival

100. You Can’t Always Get What You Want, The Rolling Stones

(Daftar Lengkap 1 – 500)