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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Inder » 25 Oct 2016, 12:39pm

Kory wrote:
Inder wrote:
tepista wrote:the pre-facial hair stuff was best, nerds.
I'm with Tep.

With the Beatles
Please Please Me
Revolver
Hard Day's Night
Rubber Soul
White Album
MMT
Pepper
Help!
Beatles For Sale
Abbey Road
Let it Be
I'm very interested in both of your reasoning. I love that stuff too, but it's rare-ish to hear this opinion.
For a start — The Beatles were genuinely peerless over those first albums. No one in popular music sounded like they did, wrote songs like they did or sung like they did. WtB and PPM packaged the soul of those great early Motown singles alongside Everly harmonies, Orbison's sense of drama, rockabilly guitars, and impressive stylistic depth (Ask My Why's Latin-esque stuff, Don't Bother Me's cha-cha) into great uptempo rock and roll. Really well written material (IIRC, most songs over the first few albums were designed to be possible singles), especially when you put it up against the Stones or the Kinks' early recordings.

The first couple of albums capture a shit hot live band with serious songwriting chops and something to prove, which is probably why they're my favourites.

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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by tepista » 25 Oct 2016, 1:28pm

Inder wrote:
Kory wrote:
Inder wrote:
tepista wrote:the pre-facial hair stuff was best, nerds.
I'm with Tep.

With the Beatles
Please Please Me
Revolver
Hard Day's Night
Rubber Soul
White Album
MMT
Pepper
Help!
Beatles For Sale
Abbey Road
Let it Be
I'm very interested in both of your reasoning. I love that stuff too, but it's rare-ish to hear this opinion.
For a start — The Beatles were genuinely peerless over those first albums. No one in popular music sounded like they did, wrote songs like they did or sung like they did. WtB and PPM packaged the soul of those great early Motown singles alongside Everly harmonies, Orbison's sense of drama, rockabilly guitars, and impressive stylistic depth (Ask My Why's Latin-esque stuff, Don't Bother Me's cha-cha) into great uptempo rock and roll. Really well written material (IIRC, most songs over the first few albums were designed to be possible singles), especially when you put it up against the Stones or the Kinks' early recordings.

The first couple of albums capture a shit hot live band with serious songwriting chops and something to prove, which is probably why they're my favourites.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Oct 2016, 1:32pm

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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by tepista » 20 Jan 2017, 9:40pm

"Baby's in Black" is about trying to bang at a funeral.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Jan 2017, 10:29pm

tepista wrote:
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"Baby's in Black" is about trying to bang at a funeral.
And dealing with blueballs?
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 21 Jan 2017, 8:56pm

Unpopular Beatles take ahead …

I'm reading this book about Revolver, so I gave it a couple spins again. "Tomorrow Never Knows" is still my favourite Beatles song by a far stretch and "Love You To" has surprisingly improved in my estimation. But I just can't warm to "Got To Get You Into My Life." Those horns just don't work with the Beatles. It's jarring and not in a way that makes the song more appealing.
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Wolter » 21 Jan 2017, 9:44pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Jan 2017, 8:56pm
Unpopular Beatles take ahead …

I'm reading this book about Revolver, so I gave it a couple spins again. "Tomorrow Never Knows" is still my favourite Beatles song by a far stretch and "Love You To" has surprisingly improved in my estimation. But I just can't warm to "Got To Get You Into My Life." Those horns just don't work with the Beatles. It's jarring and not in a way that makes the song more appealing.
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by tepista » 22 Jan 2017, 2:00pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Jan 2017, 8:56pm
I just can't warm to "Got To Get You Into My Life." Those horns just don't work with the Beatles.
I'm with that. never a fave
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Post by Silent Majority » 22 Jan 2017, 2:05pm

tepista wrote:
22 Jan 2017, 2:00pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Jan 2017, 8:56pm
I just can't warm to "Got To Get You Into My Life." Those horns just don't work with the Beatles.
I'm with that. never a fave
Yeah. Not skippable, not much else.
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by JennyB » 23 Jan 2017, 11:30am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Jan 2017, 8:56pm
Unpopular Beatles take ahead …

I'm reading this book about Revolver, so I gave it a couple spins again. "Tomorrow Never Knows" is still my favourite Beatles song by a far stretch and "Love You To" has surprisingly improved in my estimation. But I just can't warm to "Got To Get You Into My Life." Those horns just don't work with the Beatles. It's jarring and not in a way that makes the song more appealing.
I prefer the EW&F version.
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Jan 2017, 12:24pm

JennyB wrote:
23 Jan 2017, 11:30am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Jan 2017, 8:56pm
Unpopular Beatles take ahead …

I'm reading this book about Revolver, so I gave it a couple spins again. "Tomorrow Never Knows" is still my favourite Beatles song by a far stretch and "Love You To" has surprisingly improved in my estimation. But I just can't warm to "Got To Get You Into My Life." Those horns just don't work with the Beatles. It's jarring and not in a way that makes the song more appealing.
I prefer the EW&F version.
I won't say I like it exactly—there's a show biz slick to it—but it is better.
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Inder » 23 Jan 2017, 12:49pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Jan 2017, 8:56pm
Unpopular Beatles take ahead …

I'm reading this book about Revolver, so I gave it a couple spins again. "Tomorrow Never Knows" is still my favourite Beatles song by a far stretch and "Love You To" has surprisingly improved in my estimation. But I just can't warm to "Got To Get You Into My Life." Those horns just don't work with the Beatles. It's jarring and not in a way that makes the song more appealing.
Which book?

Love You To is one of those songs I usually skip, but always blows me away when it occasionally sneaks in. The fuzz/drone bits coming in and out are fantastic.

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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 23 Jan 2017, 1:01pm

Inder wrote:
23 Jan 2017, 12:49pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Jan 2017, 8:56pm
Unpopular Beatles take ahead …

I'm reading this book about Revolver, so I gave it a couple spins again. "Tomorrow Never Knows" is still my favourite Beatles song by a far stretch and "Love You To" has surprisingly improved in my estimation. But I just can't warm to "Got To Get You Into My Life." Those horns just don't work with the Beatles. It's jarring and not in a way that makes the song more appealing.
Which book?

Love You To is one of those songs I usually skip, but always blows me away when it occasionally sneaks in. The fuzz/drone bits coming in and out are fantastic.
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It's kind of proctological and not as much social history as I had hoped, but it's a decent account.
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Inder » 04 Apr 2017, 7:11pm

Pepper remixed and expanded reissue —


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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Apr 2017, 7:22pm

I knew that they were putting out a new and remastered (already?) edition, but I didn't know it'd be six discs. I probably have all the extras via all those boots, but still, hot diggity! So many versions of "Within You Without You" to skip over …
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