Billy Altman
July 10, 1992 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Live at the Knitting Factory: Downtown Does the Beatles

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Various Artists
Producers
Knitting Factory Works
genre
Rock

We gave it a C-

From Times Square sing-alongs of ”With a Little Help From My Friends” to commemorative Fab Four wall plaques hawked on cable-TV shopping programs, it’s hard to escape the Sgt. Pepper’s anniversary. As for the avant-garde approach to the Beatles taken by musicians appearing Live at the Knitting Factory in New York, outside of a few mild diversions (Lydia Lunch screaming her way through ”Why Don’t We Do It in the Road,” Samm Bennett and Chunk’s back-to-the-future psychedelic take on ”Dear Prudence”), let’s just say they give new meaning to the term terminally hip. C-

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