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Mr. Tea
04-07-2009, 08:50 PM
Crackerjack on the Paul McCartney thread: "Fair enough if you don't like The Beatles - I mean, you're wrong, deaf and stupid, but that's your call".

I really don't see what all the fuss is about as far as the Fab Four are concerned.

If you think I'm wrong, post five Beatles songs that will make me think otherwise.

Please.

Thanks.

Diggedy Derek
04-07-2009, 09:40 PM
how familiar are you with their work? Because there's no point in us suggesting the (undoubtedly amazing) "Strawberry Fields Forever" if you're already over-familiar to the point of contempt with it.

Benny B
04-07-2009, 10:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs26kKHxjS4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rc0t3Xf27Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA9maAERDAs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSdm5Gpn2sI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XtdQTLL-XU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZf9ncOQ2xM

minikomi
05-07-2009, 04:12 AM
ahhh
i think i want to start a band

baboon2004
05-07-2009, 10:16 AM
The sweetest and most appropriate response. :)

Personally, listen to Day in the Life or Things We Said Today and tell me they're not earth-shatteringly good...

mistersloane
05-07-2009, 10:21 AM
Tomorrow never knows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVUzTZ5dgwQ

Daytripper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2EacSAfyTE

Helter Skelter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rInMQWpGpYg

Here Comes The Sun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZtQh5EIgWQ&feature=related

probably some others, but those four.

Ah yeah, like baboon says, Day in The Life too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiFYOn1AFms

empty mirror
05-07-2009, 12:49 PM
julia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fRSnhL0V-o)
blackbird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5CUHHGlQg0)
her majesty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LdaXhX63Hs&feature=related)
mother nature's son (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we8jrucjLjo)
long, long, long (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmwY5JYWXBo&feature=related)
:cool:

luka
05-07-2009, 03:43 PM
dont do much for me either. not unpleasant though. think it depends a lot on whether your parents played them a lot when you were a kid. mine didn't ever listen to them so the songs aren't tied up with my personal history in any meaningful way. i think that puts me in a minority

Ach!
05-07-2009, 04:06 PM
^^

Same, although I do like some of their songs. My only childhood memory of them is the Yellow Submarine film.

polystyle desu
05-07-2009, 04:08 PM
Not much impact here either, ok in it's time.
Different strokes folks !

Benny B
05-07-2009, 04:32 PM
Have you seen this fab Woebot blog post about the Beatles? (http://www.woebot.com/2006/06/10_unfamiliar_beatles_tracks.html)

There's about a million different reasons why the Beatles were the best pop band ever, so many that I wouldn't know where to start.

Mr. Tea
05-07-2009, 05:03 PM
Cheers everyone who posted stuff.

I think it's true that whether you were exposed to them as a kid makes a big difference to your opinion of the in later life. I used to think I must have grown up in the only family in the country that didn't own any Beatles at all, not so much as a copied Best Of cassette. It's quite nice to know I'm not alone in this. :)

Right, well I like 'Day Tripper' because it has a cool riff, and 'Paperback Writer' too. Also 'Helterskelter' for its proto-metal freakout craziness. And I know some people call the sitar the instrument that ruined The Beatles, but I do quite like their some of their later, more trippy-hippy stuff (even if it's impossible to hear it these days without thinking of Austin Powers).

The stuff that really puts me off is a lot of their very simple, merely 'pleasant' songs that I find irksomely anodyne. OK, so there's probably all sorts of musical complexity going on under the apparent simplicity, but I can't really be arsed to listen hard enough to make it out, because those kinds of song just don't hold any interest for me.

Oh, and 'Yellow Submarine' can fuck RIGHT off.

Mr. Tea
05-07-2009, 05:09 PM
Have you seen this fab Woebot blog post about the Beatles? (http://www.woebot.com/2006/06/10_unfamiliar_beatles_tracks.html)


Ahaha...



I sung “Yellow Submarine” at school with my house

I think my earliest memory of The Beatles was being made to sing 'Yellow Submarine' at school. I remember thinking "And this is meant to be the Greatest Band Of All Time? WTF?!?".

Tentative Andy
05-07-2009, 05:18 PM
Well, plenty of good songs posted already, in particular Strawberry Fields, Day in the Life, Tomorrow Never Knows and She Said, She Said would def get my seal of approval.
However, after a little bit of reflection, here is a list of 5 of my favourites that haven't been mentioned yet (unless someone mentions them while I'm still putting together this post, of course):
Ticket To Ride
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGFQpyXaNDM
Nowhere Man
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY8paOcA_F8&feature=related
I'm Only Sleeping
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2m8e3kY2Bc
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQTCGzvRQIw
Oh Darling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikIEqikVMPo

Can't be sure if these will be the ones to convert a non-fan, but worth giving a shot I'd say.

zhao
05-07-2009, 06:26 PM
TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

HELTER SKELTER

BACK IN THE USSR

HARD DAYS NIGHT

I SAW HER STANDING THERE

POST MAN

COME TOGETHER

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

BLACK BIRD



it was the first music that i ever really liked, and still love every bit of it today.

Buick6
05-07-2009, 11:55 PM
You should like thee Beatles because they had a few really good songs and since most of you are English and European they were the first group to really overtake the evilAmerican dominant capatalistic paradigm of just making better more original and influential music than the fucken Poms.

But the Beatles were VERY influential since they didn't really have an Afro American thing, they started the first fucking simpy, Limey WHITEY thing, were absolutely seminal via that SHMUCK PAUL McCARTNEY (man have you heard that song THE GIRL Is MINE?? he did with Jacko! What a fucken killer track!). Shit if it wasn't for Porl you wouldn't have teabaggers like the Baby Shitty Rollers and C90 music and Racey and Menswear!

They made it acceptable to have music with no testicles!

HAIL BRITANNICA!

You also must like the Beadles because John Lennon would do the PLASTIC ONO BAND record, which remains one of the greatest avant-rock records of all time. Alot better than the shite they rite about in the WIRE.

baboon2004
06-07-2009, 01:33 AM
I think it's true that whether you were exposed to them as a kid makes a big difference to your opinion of the in later life. I used to think I must have grown up in the only family in the country that didn't own any Beatles at all, not so much as a copied Best Of cassette. It's quite nice to know I'm not alone in this. :)


My parents never played any pop music (though my father did once say that Don MacLean's American Pie was 'okay', his one sop to popular culture). So I don't think the kiddie exposure is that relevant.

They're obviously wonderful. Anyone who doesn't like (for example) Hard Day's Night and Help! (the albums).....I worry about. There's joie de vivre and beauty there that occurs elsewhere, but rarely with such frequency.

zhao
06-07-2009, 10:51 AM
Anyone who doesn't like (for example) Hard Day's Night and Help! (the albums).....I worry about.

i also like kwaito ;)

Joey Joe-Joe Jr. Shabadoo
06-07-2009, 12:46 PM
Too many to mention, but these 2 doing it for me recently

Blue Jay Way
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WzvAuDONu0&feature=related

Long Long Long
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnsN1Lzh85g

still pretty sure strawberry fields is the best song ever.

baboon2004
06-07-2009, 12:55 PM
i also like kwaito ;)

shit dude...sorry! promise it will be coming soon! :o

martin
06-07-2009, 01:52 PM
"You should like thee Beatles because they had a few really good songs and since most of you are English and European they were the first group to really overtake the evilAmerican dominant capatalistic paradigm of just making better more original and influential music than the fucken Poms."

Er...or you could just bypass all the bullshit on this thread by listening to something truly fucking amazing from the 1960s, like "Are You Experienced".

martin
06-07-2009, 01:53 PM
You also must like the Beadles because John Lennon would do the PLASTIC ONO BAND record, which remains one of the greatest avant-rock records of all time. Alot better than the shite they rite about in the WIRE.

Actually, I'm with you on that LP - but I see this as despite, rather than because of, Lennon's presence.

STN
06-07-2009, 02:57 PM
Actually, I'm with you on that LP - but I see this as despite, rather than because of, Lennon's presence.

That's not the one with 'Kiss Kiss' on it, is it? I borrowed that off a mate and was well excited about it and then I put it on and it sounded like the fucking Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

martin
06-07-2009, 03:14 PM
That's not the one with 'Kiss Kiss' on it, is it? I borrowed that off a mate and was well excited about it and then I put it on and it sounded like the fucking Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

The one with "Why", "Why Not" and "Greenfield Morning I Pushed a Pram Across the City" (or similar title) on side 1. I really love that side, Side 2's OK but couldn't compete.

Mr. Tea
06-07-2009, 03:20 PM
Er...or you could just bypass all the bullshit on this thread by listening to something truly fucking amazing from the 1960s, like "Are You Experienced".

Well I've got that already, goes without saying. :)

martin
06-07-2009, 03:22 PM
Well I've got that already, goes without saying. :)

Yeah, you're experienced brother. No need to worry.

baboon2004
06-07-2009, 03:32 PM
Actually, I'm with you on that LP - but I see this as despite, rather than because of, Lennon's presence.

Listening to Mother and God last night at about 3am for some unholy reason...fuck they are amazing.

All together now:

God is a concept/By which we measure our pain...I'll say it again...

The descending piano bit where it segues into the "I don't believe...." is one of the most spine-tingling things I've ever heard

martin
06-07-2009, 03:35 PM
Listening to Mother and God last night at about 3am for some unholy reason...fuck they are amazing.

All together now:

God is a concept/By which we measure our pain...I'll say it again...

OK, I think we're talking about completely different albums here...

baboon2004
06-07-2009, 04:03 PM
Isn't there one credited to John and one to Yoko? Maybe that's the confusion...

baboon2004
06-07-2009, 04:08 PM
That's not the one with 'Kiss Kiss' on it, is it? I borrowed that off a mate and was well excited about it and then I put it on and it sounded like the fucking Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

That's Double Fantasy

zhao
06-07-2009, 05:05 PM
it's interesting that this kind of quality song writing is unrepeatable. why do you think that is? should be pretty simple if you think about it. those early songs are so naive and seems effortless. maybe the creative potential of this kind of simple pop rock song writing is exhausted, and so inextricably linked to a time period and a particular feeling or "zeitgeist", that all who have tried to subsequently recapture that kind of craft (oasis), in that style, have IMO failed miserably.

massrock
07-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Think it must make a difference if you grew up with them, I did, but then I also 'moved on' quite quickly when I discovered other things that seemed more exciting and immediate, you want your own music, not your parents' music.

But you can't overestimate how essential The Beatles were. They'd done their thing so definitively it makes little sense to try and emulate it. I guess that's why it's unrepeatable and Oasis are so shit. The other obvious thing is that it becomes hard to appreciate the impact of something so influential after the fact unless you can get some sense of what it was like as it happened, or something.

First song on the first album, I Saw Her Standing There captures good clean teenage lust perfectly.

massrock
07-07-2009, 01:37 PM
It's All Too Much (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w36iYgU2zus&fmt=18)

massrock
07-07-2009, 01:46 PM
That's Double Fantasy
This is good, they stuck it on the reissue of that record.

Walking On Thin Ice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J7X7s8S1ns)

CHAOTROPIC
07-07-2009, 04:50 PM
No love for Happiness is a Warm Gun or Rain??

Rain is one of the most oddly psychedelic songs ever, I think. Something about the sheer density of it or something. That high wandering bassline like droplets of water falling in puddles off various shapes. Actually, that almost justifies Paul McCartney's later abject 'McCartneyness' right there. & the sheer harsh brittleness of everything that somehow seems benign & utterly cossetting & warm even though the guitar is like a fucking buzzsaw & Lennon's voice is just a wall of supersneer. It's like a Fortean event.

CHAOTROPIC
07-07-2009, 04:54 PM
& Ticket to Ride has to be the most soporific yet euphoric groove ever. It's amazing. It's the diametric opposite of shouting-on-a-mountaintop rawk yet it's totally utterly rock as well. Hamburg raw tin-can clatteriness but smooooth as butter. Lovely mix of sneer & glide.

STN
07-07-2009, 04:58 PM
I'm really not a huge Beatles fan, but my five are, in order of likedness:

I Want You
Hello Goodbye
Baby You're a Rich Man
Taxman
Michelle

CHAOTROPIC
07-07-2009, 04:59 PM
it's interesting that this kind of quality song writing is unrepeatable. why do you think that is? should be pretty simple if you think about it. those early songs are so naive and seems effortless. maybe the creative potential of this kind of simple pop rock song writing is exhausted, and so inextricably linked to a time period and a particular feeling or "zeitgeist", that all who have tried to subsequently recapture that kind of craft (oasis), in that style, have IMO failed miserably.

Hey Ya? That got the gist, or something. At least a glimmer of a ghost of it.

Mr. Tea
07-07-2009, 07:15 PM
I Want You


Bet it's not as good as the Cabaret Voltaire tune. ;)

Edit: oh, just listening to the Beatles song on Youtube, yeah I like that one too.

Corpsey
07-07-2009, 07:26 PM
To be honest I hardly ever listen to the Beatles but I grew up with their music so...

'Abbey Road' is my favourite album ('Rubber Soul' no.2), I love the second half 'mix'... 'Something' is just bootiful.

Ness Rowlah
07-07-2009, 11:25 PM
Don't think anyone has mentioned "Eleanor Rigby". Crap sound in this video, but the best imagery of the ones I could see on youtube.
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zhao
08-07-2009, 06:14 AM
yeah rain is amazing. tomorrow never knows still my number 1 jam though.

zhao
11-07-2009, 11:59 AM
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the new arguably unnecessary big movie... i want to see it badly though! on mushrooms.

mixed_biscuits
17-07-2009, 09:49 PM
http://www.danieljacoby.com/?p=54

routes
05-09-2009, 09:01 PM
i've never been into the beatles, just heard the usual stuff you hear on the english breeze. but just now i had to sit through some bbc documentary with my gran, a total beatles fangirl...wow!!! they had some tunes!!!! and the beat in tomorrow never knows?!?!?!?! i thought ringo was supposed to be shit?!?!?! might be time for me to actually bother with listening to some of their albums... :slanted:

zhao
05-09-2009, 11:26 PM
the beat in tomorrow never knows

if i had to choose a favorite tune with gun pressed to head.

bb_rebozo
06-09-2009, 05:35 AM
hair cuts and trousers .

luka
06-09-2009, 07:30 AM
after reading the whole thread i still find them twee and annoying. i take the point about haircuts and trousers though.

zhao
06-09-2009, 10:33 AM
twee

have you had a proper listen to this tune lately?
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i reckon one of the heaviest numbers ever from any genre or era... made by a "mainstream pop" group...

luka
06-09-2009, 10:39 AM
We must be from different planets. that made my ears bleed.
although to be fair, i wouldn't describe it as twee. just shrill and jarring.
funnily enough its the first time i've ever heard that song although i've heard of it, becasue of that manson thing.

luka
06-09-2009, 10:42 AM
i dont want to overstate my case though. theres bits a find perfectly listenable. mostly that revolver album.

routes
06-09-2009, 11:39 AM
one of the cooler bits in this doc was about helter skelter. basically they were fucking around in the studio trying to make it sound as trashy and violent as possible. the live take they kept and did overdubs on was the last take of a 12 hour session so already it had all that dirty, exhausted last take energy. then they added shitloads of distortion in the mix and blah blah... it's one of my gran's least favourites tho, she doesn't like any of the dark druggy ones. she goes for all the cheeky 'i love her she loves me' rnb numbers and the more cheerful ones.

crackerjack
06-09-2009, 11:56 AM
My Gran's favourite was Here, There and Everywhere, which we played at her funeral last year. She bequeathed me her original copy of the album too, bless her.

CrowleyHead
06-09-2009, 03:48 PM
I'm not sure what my grandma's was, but she had the anthology, and a good deal of the albums on wax.

When my family had to clean up my grandparents house, we ended up cleaning to a constant soundtrack of the anthology and the Beatles BBC sessions. Amusing enough to hear McCartney butcher Ray Charles; plus, dare I say it, "Sgt. Pepper (Reprise)" is one of the top 10 funk jams ever.

mms
06-09-2009, 05:28 PM
anyone see the documentary of their first tour last night?

Interesting, for me cos i love the directors the maysles brothers film the salesman alot.

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but at that time, they had one or two ok songs, as the performances show, alot of keenly nice boy lovey dovey stuff which they balance off stage with alot of youthful wide eyed, cynical humour. They also had a fucking good manager, who in the film, just seems to sit back with his foxy secretary pushing all the right buttons, taking the calls engineering. It seems they could have been any interchangable merseyside beat combo were it not for the machine. Throughout, the blessings of Elvis and the colonel and various music moguls of the time, are quoted, just to remind you these guys are the actors, not the playwriters at that point.

The most interesting and revealing scene is when the band finish their first tv performance, where they look really fucking old school clean and british and go to an underground club, while an r and b band play on the stage, with a fierce performance, that has all that whole unique nyc cool as fuck buzz about it, the band try to fit in but look woefully stiff, (probably literally) as some fine hip girls shake it to the music, all they can do is gawp.
The next perfomance after a long train journey, they take some of that energy they saw on stage and loose some of the stiffness, let their hair down a bit more, i think they play 'can't buy me love'.

Who actually really thinks sergant peppers is good though?
It's an overegged mess to my ears, they did better albums. rubber soul and revolver are much better.

nomadthethird
06-09-2009, 05:36 PM
Always liked that song A Day in the Life.

mms
06-09-2009, 05:40 PM
Always liked that song A Day in the Life.

yeah ok, that and she's leaving home, kind of even though its a bit messy the rest of it not feeling?

hint
06-09-2009, 06:00 PM
Yeah - Rubber Soul is the one.

CrowleyHead
06-09-2009, 06:34 PM
I'd say flip-flop between Revolver and White Album.

mms
06-09-2009, 07:45 PM
Yeah - Rubber Soul is the one.

i think peppers gets the props cos it's got the most '60's stuff' in it plus its got the big pop art cover.

crackerjack
06-09-2009, 08:20 PM
i think peppers gets the props cos it's got the most '60's stuff' in it plus its got the big pop art cover.

Pepper was a pivotal 60s album, but it hasn't really been a lot people's favourite in decades. Revolver routinely tops it in crit lists; these days Abbey Road is often the cool choice. (Personally I like Magical Mystery Tour, but I'm told that doesn't 'count').

CrowleyHead
06-09-2009, 09:23 PM
"Peppers" is important, if only because it helped cause Brian Wilson to suffer a nervous breakdown. You know Paul was strutting through the studio going. "Goddamn right! Try hitting me with 'God Only Knows', will you!? Fucker!""Boys, I think McCartney's over the edge...""Mmm.""...."

Ach!
06-09-2009, 10:16 PM
I enjoyed watching this documentary this evening:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00ml584/The_Beatles_on_Record/

michael
07-09-2009, 01:31 AM
It's All Too Much (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w36iYgU2zus&fmt=18)

Yeah, this song's incredible, I reckon. The feedback-laden swampiness, the percussion (lots of clapping? i dunno, reminds me of Bowie's 'Low'), the quoting of other pop songs of the period. It's cool.

That, Blue Jay Way, Rain...

zhao
07-09-2009, 05:35 AM
i think peppers gets the props cos it's got the most '60's stuff' in it plus its got the big pop art cover.

also most narrative and conceptually concise in a well put together package that flows better than other albums, which might have better individual songs.

those mentioned of course... and don't forget Abbey Road the monster... come together... while my guitar...

i love the album of questionable official status called "hey jude". lady madonna, old brown shoe, rain, don't let me down, so many great songs.

also overlooked is the after thought let it be.
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so amazing. the feeling of unresolved resolutions and "this-really-is-the-last-time" farewell... i... i'm sorry i just... i can't... does somone have any tissue?

massrock
08-09-2009, 10:31 PM
while an r and b band play on the stage, with a fierce performance.
Yeah that band is firing.

But watching the 'Beatles On Record' doc reminds that The Beatles did have a groove of their own, even early on. Cos of course they had been at it for a while keeping the German speed freaks dancing. Ringo underrated?

So, mono or stereo?

mms
08-09-2009, 10:38 PM
Yeah that band is firing.

But watching the 'Beatles On Record' doc reminds that The Beatles did have a groove of their own, even early on. Cos of course they had been at it for a while keeping the German speed freaks dancing. Ringo underrated?

So, mono or stereo?

ringo was quite the clown wasn't he, paul was the sardonic one, adn a bit of a foil, lennon quite introspective and harrison was a bit of an awkward geek who's jokes never come off properly.
They had a kind of bolting forward motion rather than a groove i think.
:)

crackerjack
08-09-2009, 11:55 PM
.
They had a kind of bolting forward motion rather than a groove i think.
:)

skiffle thing innit - think that's where the thinness of those early records come from. quite speedy, none of that American R&R swagger

CrowleyHead
09-09-2009, 12:05 AM
The Beatles are better at sort of fucked-up Funk than "Rawk" and hillbilly shit. Understandably so.

Again, I make my case... Even if Bernard Puerdie might've subbed in for Ringo on this baby.

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THIS! Makes that album a noteworthy one.

pajbre
09-09-2009, 05:38 AM
in an interview lennon was asked if ringo was the best drummer in the world. he replied 'he isn't even the best drummer in the beatles.'

petergunn
09-09-2009, 06:51 AM
old brown shoe,

a beatles song i had not thought about in like 7 years... such a quality tune...

other minor beatle songs i love:


hey bulldog
"I've Just Seen a Face"
"For You Blue"
Baby's in Black
And Your Bird Can Sing"
Only a Northern Song"
Savoy Truffle

a lotta harrison songs in there,,,

petergunn
09-09-2009, 06:54 AM
also, the Tv ads for this are terrifying...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles:_Rock_Band

mms
09-09-2009, 08:16 AM
skiffle thing innit - think that's where the thinness of those early records come from. quite speedy, none of that American R&R swagger

yep i think you're right
probably a touch of amphetamine too.

CrowleyHead
09-09-2009, 03:40 PM
also, the Tv ads for this are terrifying...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles:_Rock_Band

That wasn't that weird to me. I used to work in a Grocery Store where they had little TVs playing commercials in a loop. One week, we had a commercial of NO LIE, John Lennon selling Laptops. His image, from the Imagine video, and what I assume must've been an impersonator saying how buying a child a laptop can change the world.