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Olympics final show music
13 August 2012
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Saw the show. The newspaper vehicle's were cool and surely a reference to Lucy In The Sky. Other Beatle tracks i heard/saw were Because (at the beginning), A Day In The Life (the first orchestral score and Pauls verse dramatised), Here Comes The Sun (award winners on display) and I Am The Walrus (sounded dreadful so fast forwarded - had recorded it and played it back later). Anyone hear any others?

Thought that having Freddie Mercury on the screens was wonderful, so much better than that 3D hologram nonsense being bandied about, Freddie had/has such stage presence and the crowd joined in. Johns face being built on stage as Imagine played was also fantastic, a worthy rememberance of him. And Eric Idle doing Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (which has a George link) was another highlight.

Skipped Queen and Jessie J as well.

 

It was a very good ceremony closer closing a very enjoyable Games.

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13 August 2012
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Boy, this is Long John Silver's moment!

Not just "Imagine" but Lennon shown "live" singing it (when did his front tooth get chipped again?). And then the 3D rendition of his bust - lying down. Both cool and creepy!

I liked "I Am The Walrus"; then again, I liked Jim Carrey's version too!

There was the octopus (garden?)

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13 August 2012
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I cried like a baby when they played Imagine and Here Comes The Sun.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
13 August 2012
10.51am
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Because was sung by a choir

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby
13 August 2012
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Really?  I missed it, in that case

Ohh, and I think those blue uniform guys standing on lines with light bulbs were a reference to IAtW, if I'm not mistaken! It was funny how the Finnish commentator said something like " The Beatles Music has been the basis of music for this Olympics, but now something else... Ohh, it's Beatles again. Nevermind" ( well, actually it was just John Lennon, but I forgive him)

And I was pretty much right about how they were gonna perform Imagine on the stage a-hard-days-night-john-6

But where was Elton?? I suppose he didn't want to be part of the Olympics for some reason

The whole show was amazing, I enjoyed it even more than the opening ceremony, most of the performers were great, although I was a little disappointed in the Who, which, I suppose, was the main artist( group) that evening

I did like Muse, but what's with that beard a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 it so not fits him

13 August 2012
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
Boy, this is Long John Silver's moment!

Not just "Imagine" but Lennon shown "live" singing it (when did his front tooth get chipped again?). And then the 3D rendition of his bust - lying down. Both cool and creepy!

I liked "I Am The Walrus"; then again, I liked Jim Carrey's version too!

There was the octopus (garden?)

Hahaha it sure was :)

 

Great show, British people showed to the world at what they are best at, and that is music. So much wonderfull music by Beatles, The Who, Queen, Muse... and it was just so well organised and perfromed. I think every Englishman was the most proud in the world that day.

 

@paulsbass

"MUSE! Damn, I have to check out some of their records! WHAT a show!! This guy is a killer singer, performer, guitarist!"

 

They are one of most famous active bands right now, weird you didn't hear about them. Their last album is their best so I suggest listening to that one first. 

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13 August 2012
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I didn't like the final show vers much like I didn't like the opening ceremony. I'm not the biggest fan of those event ceremonies

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13 August 2012
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Never heard Muse before, sounded pretty good. Hated that version of "I Am The Walrus" - why not get Steve Martin to do "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" as Maxwell Edison (ala the Sgt. Pepper movie) for the same results? Never watched Oasis before, but I see that Liam Gallagher little more stage charisma than he has vocal talent. Got a laugh at "Pink Floyd! Well, actually Pink Floyd's drummer plus three blokes." (Some of whom may be famous; don't ask me.) Have no idea what all those "Fashion" models had to do with anything at all. Nor the Indian music intrusion into Eric Idle's segment. I guess none of it was truly awful tho.

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13 August 2012
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vonbontee said
Never heard Muse before, sounded pretty good. Hated that version of "I Am The Walrus" - why not get Steve Martin to do "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" as Maxwell Edison (ala the Sgt. Pepper movie) for the same results? Never watched Oasis before, but I see that Liam Gallagher little more stage charisma than he has vocal talent. Got a laugh at "Pink Floyd! Well, actually Pink Floyd's drummer plus three blokes." (Some of whom may be famous; don't ask me.) Have no idea what all those "Fashion" models had to do with anything at all. Nor the Indian music intrusion into Eric Idle's segment. I guess none of it was truly awful tho.

Liam Gallagher pretty much lost his voice after the 90's, but back in the 90's he had an awsome voice... today it is just weird. 

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13 August 2012
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Never liked Liams voice, was so monotous and dreary. Dont Look Back In Anger is their best song mainly because Noel was the lead vocalist. I skipped most of the live music tho i thought the Pet Shop Boys were the best of the lot.

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14 August 2012
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I was happy that there was such a Beatles presence in the closing ceremonies. And I really didn't mind Russel Brand doing I Am The Walrus, I thought it was funny. The Pet Shop Boys were so weird in their pointy-hat costumes... but then again they were always weird from what I understand. That's a band I could do without. A lot of those bands I could do without, but I suppose they wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the ceremony.

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14 August 2012
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The Pointy Hats are part of the Pet Shop Boys persona going back years. They have had some fantastic songs over the years like Always On My Mind, Go West & Its A Sin and the song they played live at the Closing Ceremony, West End Girls, is a classic UK song.

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14 August 2012
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meanmistermustard said
Never liked Liams voice, was so monotous and dreary. Dont Look Back In Anger is their best song mainly because Noel was the lead vocalist. I skipped most of the live music tho i thought the Pet Shop Boys were the best of the lot.

I guess his voice is "love it or hate it", the one from 90's that is.

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14 August 2012
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Heh, for me it's "Hate it ('90s) or hate it ('00s and beyond)!"

I did somewhat like some of what Oasis did on their first coupla albums, but never could abide their singing (or their awful drum sound.) The way Liam would take a word like "rain" and invariably bend it into something like "riiiiaaaaeeeennnn", like his larynx was some kinda out-of-tune sitar or something...yeesh.

Paulsbass, I only mentioned Steve Martin singing Maxwell because that would be equally embarrassing and unmusical. (Plus, y'know, it already happened!)(Can't provide youtube link because I'm at work, sorry...)

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14 August 2012
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I think his whole singing is based on the song "Rain", as he liked what John did in that one. Someone actually joked in the comments that in this song you can see whole Oasis career :D . Oasis first name was Rain as tribiute to that song etc...

 

 

I love 3:33 part haha

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14 August 2012
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meanmistermustard said
The Pointy Hats are part of the Pet Shop Boys persona going back years. They have had some fantastic songs over the years like Always On My Mind, Go West & Its A Sin and the song they played live at the Closing Ceremony, West End Girls, is a classic UK song.

I guess I haven't really given them enough of a chance. I'll look into it.

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17 August 2012
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paulsbass said

JET! said
I was happy that there was such a Beatles presence in the closing ceremonies. And I really didn't mind Russel Brand doing I Am The Walrus, I thought it was funny. The Pet Shop Boys were so weird in their pointy-hat costumes... but then again they were always weird from what I understand. That's a band I could do without. A lot of those bands I could do without, but I suppose they wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the ceremony.

We didn't even get to see the Pet Shop Boys in Germany. I totally forgot to put on my receiver and watch BBC...a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

 

I forgot to mention the KAISER CHIEFS!

Never really heard of them, but damn, did he sound like Daltrey when he sang Pinball Wizard.

I love the Kaiser Chiefs. Don't get me wrong, their music is mostly nothing special, but I find them charming.

Some select songs for you (the first is their only really incredible track, the second is probably the best of their "normal" songs, the third is a sweet, gentler song):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....RTDajoiVx0

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18 August 2012
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The first thing that comes in my mind about them is.... RUBY RUBY RUBY.. :D

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18 August 2012
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I Predict a Riot and Good Days Bad Days by them are also pretty good! I thought they did a really good job as well at the Olympics.

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