Last week Robert Hilburn argued that the “Sgt. Pepper” LP--despite remaining a “landmark work"--is not the Beatles’ best album because it is weighted down by seven songs that “represent the longest stretch of mediocre material” the group ever recorded. Calendar letter writers were not pleased--by a 9-1 ratio.
Robert Hilburn’s List of Things to Do (week ending May 31):
Deny sun sets in the West.
Assert that two and two now equal five.
Complete thesis which states: Hitler was a very nice man.
Establish Bruce S. as God Eternal.
Thrash Beatles “Sgt. Pepper” LP as “weak material.”
B. DIRK YARBOROUGH