The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

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

Post by Marky Dread » 01 Sep 2017, 6:22pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 5:49pm
Marky Dread wrote:
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I like the fact that Macca swears after hitting the wrong key at the end of the song and Lennon insisted it stayed on the track just buried in the mix.
Similarly, when Paul said that the "movement on your shoulder" was a bit of a placeholder line, that it was weak (something about sounding like there was a parrot) and he'd fix it later, John said it was perfect. John had a better ear for imperfections that nevertheless worked.
Yeah that line works to brilliant effect, Lennon was bang on.
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Post by Kory » 02 Sep 2017, 10:55pm

Marky Dread wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 6:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 5:49pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 5:37pm
I like the fact that Macca swears after hitting the wrong key at the end of the song and Lennon insisted it stayed on the track just buried in the mix.
Similarly, when Paul said that the "movement on your shoulder" was a bit of a placeholder line, that it was weak (something about sounding like there was a parrot) and he'd fix it later, John said it was perfect. John had a better ear for imperfections that nevertheless worked.
Yeah that line works to brilliant effect, Lennon was bang on.
Didn't he tell Paul it was the best line in the song or something to that effect?
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Heston » 02 Sep 2017, 11:00pm

Kory wrote:
02 Sep 2017, 10:55pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 6:22pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 5:49pm
Marky Dread wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 5:37pm
I like the fact that Macca swears after hitting the wrong key at the end of the song and Lennon insisted it stayed on the track just buried in the mix.
Similarly, when Paul said that the "movement on your shoulder" was a bit of a placeholder line, that it was weak (something about sounding like there was a parrot) and he'd fix it later, John said it was perfect. John had a better ear for imperfections that nevertheless worked.
Yeah that line works to brilliant effect, Lennon was bang on.
Didn't he tell Paul it was the best line in the song or something to that effect?
Yes, I remember reading that..
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Oct 2017, 12:32pm

A student yesterday told me all Beatles songs sound the same. I was flabbergasted.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Oct 2017, 6:51am

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Started watching this on Netflix this morning. I lasted a half hour. No actual Beatles music and interviews were all with people at best tangentially involved with the band (have you ever wondered what the elderly members of the Merseybeats think of Pepper? You're in luck!). Total garbage.
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Post by Silent Majority » 08 Oct 2017, 9:43am

"Ah, George. He was all about the guitar." - the man who shone Brian Epstein's shoes, 2014, in a documentary with a lot of the same still pictures used again and again.
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Oct 2017, 8:04am

After exchanging a few emails with a Beatles author, I was pointed to this clip.


All kinds of kids who don't like the new sound, the new hair, except for the one kid at the end who just grins because he gets it.
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Kory » 12 Oct 2017, 3:37pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 8:04am
After exchanging a few emails with a Beatles author, I was pointed to this clip.


All kinds of kids who don't like the new sound, the new hair, except for the one kid at the end who just grins because he gets it.
People want everything to stay the same.
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Post by coffeepotman » 13 Oct 2017, 8:18am

I love the one kid who is totally turned on, everybody else is a square but he totally gets it. It's like the whole 60's thing, all these baby boomers like to think that they were all cool and hippy but in reality it was a small amount of people who really got it. It's like millions and millions of people claim they went Woodstock, yeah right

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Oct 2017, 9:00am

coffeepotman wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 8:18am
I love the one kid who is totally turned on, everybody else is a square but he totally gets it. It's like the whole 60's thing, all these baby boomers like to think that they were all cool and hippy but in reality it was a small amount of people who really got it. It's like millions and millions of people claim they went Woodstock, yeah right
That's one part of the argument of the book, Magic Circles, that by '66 or so, what the Beatles wanted and what the fans wanted went increasingly in different directions. The Beatles encouraged more experimentation, love, peace, and liberty, while some fans wanted Beatlemania to stay and others wanted confrontation and violent revolution. So, other than that honeymoon period, the story of the Beatles is four young men increasingly at odds with, alienated from the youth culture they helped create. The Beatles as being the spirit of the 60s is a retroactive myth to make the Boomers feel nobler.
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Kory » 13 Oct 2017, 1:57pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 9:00am
coffeepotman wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 8:18am
I love the one kid who is totally turned on, everybody else is a square but he totally gets it. It's like the whole 60's thing, all these baby boomers like to think that they were all cool and hippy but in reality it was a small amount of people who really got it. It's like millions and millions of people claim they went Woodstock, yeah right
That's one part of the argument of the book, Magic Circles, that by '66 or so, what the Beatles wanted and what the fans wanted went increasingly in different directions. The Beatles encouraged more experimentation, love, peace, and liberty, while some fans wanted Beatlemania to stay and others wanted confrontation and violent revolution. So, other than that honeymoon period, the story of the Beatles is four young men increasingly at odds with, alienated from the youth culture they helped create. The Beatles as being the spirit of the 60s is a retroactive myth to make the Boomers feel nobler.
They weren't even really the biggest band in the world anymore by the mid-60s right? Who was it by then?
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 13 Oct 2017, 2:03pm

Kory wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 1:57pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 9:00am
coffeepotman wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 8:18am
I love the one kid who is totally turned on, everybody else is a square but he totally gets it. It's like the whole 60's thing, all these baby boomers like to think that they were all cool and hippy but in reality it was a small amount of people who really got it. It's like millions and millions of people claim they went Woodstock, yeah right
That's one part of the argument of the book, Magic Circles, that by '66 or so, what the Beatles wanted and what the fans wanted went increasingly in different directions. The Beatles encouraged more experimentation, love, peace, and liberty, while some fans wanted Beatlemania to stay and others wanted confrontation and violent revolution. So, other than that honeymoon period, the story of the Beatles is four young men increasingly at odds with, alienated from the youth culture they helped create. The Beatles as being the spirit of the 60s is a retroactive myth to make the Boomers feel nobler.
They weren't even really the biggest band in the world anymore by the mid-60s right? Who was it by then?
I think they were still the biggest band in as much as they were still regarded as setting standards (tho the Beatles saw the Beach Boys and Dylan as inspiration/competitors). If the rock scene was diversifying, no one was yet big enough to be bigger than the Beatles.
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by Kory » 13 Oct 2017, 2:28pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 2:03pm
Kory wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 1:57pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 9:00am
coffeepotman wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 8:18am
I love the one kid who is totally turned on, everybody else is a square but he totally gets it. It's like the whole 60's thing, all these baby boomers like to think that they were all cool and hippy but in reality it was a small amount of people who really got it. It's like millions and millions of people claim they went Woodstock, yeah right
That's one part of the argument of the book, Magic Circles, that by '66 or so, what the Beatles wanted and what the fans wanted went increasingly in different directions. The Beatles encouraged more experimentation, love, peace, and liberty, while some fans wanted Beatlemania to stay and others wanted confrontation and violent revolution. So, other than that honeymoon period, the story of the Beatles is four young men increasingly at odds with, alienated from the youth culture they helped create. The Beatles as being the spirit of the 60s is a retroactive myth to make the Boomers feel nobler.
They weren't even really the biggest band in the world anymore by the mid-60s right? Who was it by then?
I think they were still the biggest band in as much as they were still regarded as setting standards (tho the Beatles saw the Beach Boys and Dylan as inspiration/competitors). If the rock scene was diversifying, no one was yet big enough to be bigger than the Beatles.
I guess I was thinking about how people really seemed to not like them much anymore by that time. but history would have you believe that Beatlemania lasted forever. People think the Beatles were huge in America right off too, but they had the Dave Clark Five to compete with and that gets glossed over as well.
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Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
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Re: The Beatles song you're thinking about right now thread

Post by tepista » 13 Oct 2017, 6:36pm

So with the satellite channel, this has totally been the Summer of the Beatles for me. I must have heard "You Know My Name" and "Only a Northern Song" and "All Together Now" like 20 times each, and fucking rad songs like "I Call Your Name" and "She's a Woman" like twice each.
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