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Skipping tracks
29 September 2013
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trcanberra
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I'm just curious about the whole "I don't like that song so I skip the track" thing.

The reason I raise it is that I NEVER skip any tracks on any of my CDs.  I'm not sure how much of this is habit (it was so hard to do on an LP that I got in the habit of not doing it) and how much is respect for the artist's intentions (I like Paul, Neil, Bruce, whoever – and they decided to put this song here so I will give it the time it deserves and try and see what they saw in it at the time).

One example; my least favourite Paul song is "My Love" and so I disliked "Silly Love Songs" when it came out as it always reminded me of "My Love" (and I felt it was rather silly itself) – but I still listen to "Silly" on my "Broad Street" CD for the odd bits of the song that I do like – and when I was watching the "New York" DVD last night I still gave "My Love" my best shot.

I suspect I am in the minority here, but I'm just curious about how many tracks you "skippers" skip past?

Also, kind of related, how many times did you listen to the songs you skip?  I find some songs can take a LONG time to grow on me, and if I skipped them they might never do so, and I would have missed a few songs that are now firm favourites.

30 September 2013
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^^ I cannot listen to "Looking for Changes" from Paul's Off the Ground album. It is too sad and horrifying.

I'll admit to my only 2 other skips: "Michelle" and "Temporary Secretary".

I don't like "Run For Your Life", but I listen to it.

Keep in mind, I only know the Beatles and Paul's post-Beatles stuff, not any of the other three's.

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30 September 2013
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I grew up listening to cds and if I didn't like a song it gets skipped. Same thing with the radio, if I don't like the song I'll change the channel. With Beatles music I give all the songs a fair shot, which at this point I've listened to a lot.  Some songs grow on me, while others do not, and its not because I skip. I just don't like the song and its easier to skip then waste my time listening to a song I don't like. Vinyl on the other hand,  I do find myself listening to the full play even if I don't like the song, so I can see where you are coming from. 

30 September 2013
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I tend to skip Hold Me Tight (Beatles) unless playing WTB thru. A few Paul tracks like Helen Wheels and Jet (they grate on my ears), some of John's stuff like his two Yoko tracks (Dear and Oh).

As for listenings it depends. Ive always disliked Helen Wheels and if it ever does play thru i never want to hear it again, the others were over time and repeated listens. I can listen to them in the context of the album but its more getting thru.

Others just never get to the listening stage. Two examples being the dreadful Say, Say, Say and Pipes of Peace. I find them to be unlistenable tripe and very badly dated.

Mostly its dependent on the time and mood and if heard recently.

And its different now, i never skipped a track on a cassette or LP unless it was the opening or closing track on either side. Its far easier nowadays to hit "next".

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30 September 2013
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I don't tend to skip tracks when I listen to a Cd (can't do it very well when playing vinyl) just because it feels wrong. That's only with my favourite artists, though. If I have my iPod on shuffle though, then I skip away guilt-free. Just depends on how I'm listening to the music.

Run For Your Life usually gets skipped if it comes up, and that's all I can think of atm. If I've got the song on my iPod, it's usually a song I like a lot, so wouldn't really want to skip it.

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30 September 2013
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As fabfouremily said, the practical reason of damaging the vinyl is why I just listen to it all the way through. It forces you to listen to all of it, not just "cherry-pick" your favourites, and makes the album as a piece of art, not just a collection of songs built round a single.

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30 September 2013
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''makes the album as a piece of art, not just a collection of songs built round a single.''

That's what I love about listening to vinyl. It's not just a few songs, but a collection of work, an expression of art.

Very well put there. apple01

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30 September 2013
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trcanberra said
I'm just curious about the whole "I don't like that song so I skip the track" thing.

The reason I raise it is that I NEVER skip any tracks on any of my CDs. 

trcanberra, do you ever listen to the Beatles' White Album? That means, (gulp) you don't skip over "Revolution 9." Wow. I'll admit that I'm such a Beatles fan that I've listened to that track enough to where… hmm… well, I don't eactly know it by heart, but nothing about it surprises me, either. But mostly I do skip over that rambling sound collage, or eliminate it from playlists. Who here listens to "Revolution 9" all the way through every time? It just goes on so… Long, Long, Long:)

30 September 2013
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I think I've played the whole White Album album all the way through only about twice. I can't stand some of the songs and I try to avoid them as much as possible. 

However, there are quite a few Beatles songs I tend to skip. Not always for the same reason and not always the same songs either. Sometimes you feel like listening to something else and some of them actually grow on you. Most of the songs I usually skip I keep hating though.

30 September 2013
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I skip it normally but once in a while I let it ride if it comes on random. I don't mind it and am more likely to skip Good Night.

 

Revolution #9 doesn't really belong in a playlist anyway (unless its a Revolution playlist) so I wouldn't put it in one.

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30 September 2013
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^^^ Yes, I listen to the whole of #9, and that "Eleanor's Dream" thing on Broad Street, which I still haven't got to grips with.  I only put them on when I am in a VERY patient mood.

I think what LikeASir said a few posts back kind of captures the way I feel about my listening, though I agree with Emily that if I am listening to my own set of songs on an ipod or whatever I might skip a track if I am not in the mood for it.  However, I very rarely listen to mp3s, I am with Neil Young on how "crap" the sound is on those devices (I'm quoting – not being naughty :) ).

I listened to a lot of classical music on another obsessive kick a decade or so ago, I think that gave me a bit of a habit of listening to the whole thing as a piece of art too.

30 September 2013
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Just for the record I NEVER skip Run For Your Life….but I do skip Another Girl every time. Aaagh.
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1 October 2013
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Oh yeah. I Wanna Be Your Man. That's a skipper. Shoulda let the Stones keep that one.

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1 October 2013
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fabfouremily said
I don't tend to skip tracks when I listen to a Cd (can't do it very well when playing vinyl) just because it feels wrong. That's only with my favourite artists, though. If I have my iPod on shuffle though, then I skip away guilt-free. Just depends on how I'm listening to the music.

This is how I am too.

But sometimes I'll skip a really repetitive song like half way through, if it's really annoying me (which I often do with I Don't Want To Be A Soldier off Imagine).

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18 December 2013
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The only Beatles song I ever skip is "Revolution #9", but I must admit I've patiently heard all of it a few times. I've made different playlists that fit with various moods, so when I feel happy, I don't go around listening to "The depressed" playlist.

18 December 2013
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ScrambledEggs said
I've made different playlists that fit with various moods, so when I feel happy, I don't go around listening to "The depressed" playlist.

ScrambledEggs, I never thought about compiling a Beatles' playlist quite that way, such as the "depressed" mood. (Please post your "depressed" playlist. I'd like to see it.) But I'll try this specialized playlist thing: here is my Beatles' playlist for right before I go to bed: "I'm So Tired," "Good Night," "Golden Slumbers," "I'm Only Sleeping," and uh… "Roll Over Beethoven," which sounds pretty weird so I just might take that off the list. ;-)

18 December 2013
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I don't have Beatles-only playlists, but I do have a playlist called Nighttime (music to listen to in bed in the dark – mostly soft classical and blues-Jazz), and another titled 'Getting Through The Day' – which I listen to at school mostly.

edit: Just noticed this thread isn't actually about playlists. Should really check that first – oops!

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18 December 2013
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fabfouremily said

edit: Just noticed this thread isn't actually about playlists. Should really check that first – oops!

fabfouremily, I realized that too, while I was writing my comment; Which is why I threw that in there about skipping "Roll Over Beethoven," to get the thread back on track. Like ScrambledEggs, I have skipped "Revolution 9," a lot, but I've also listened to it enough times so that, while I don't know it by heart, there's not much about the rambling track that surprises me, either. That's a scary thought; knowing "Revolution 9" by heart.

18 December 2013
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Bungalow Bob said

ScrambledEggs said
I've made different playlists that fit with various moods, so when I feel happy, I don't go around listening to "The depressed" playlist.

ScrambledEggs, I never thought about compiling a Beatles' playlist quite that way, such as the "depressed" mood. (Please post your "depressed" playlist. I'd like to see it.) But I'll try this specialized playlist thing: here is my Beatles' playlist for right before I go to bed: "I'm So Tired," "Good Night," "Golden Slumbers," "I'm Only Sleeping," and uh… "Roll Over Beethoven," which sounds pretty weird so I just might take that off the list. ;-)

Roll Over Beethoven is my waking-up song! Oh, how it gets me dancing every time I've got to wake up at six!
When I'm depressed, I like to start off with songs that will make me even more depressed (It's not weird. Nope) such as The Long And Winding Road. It always does the job. In my life comes next, which brings flashbacks of good memories. And then I continue with Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End as those songs were really "The End" to the Beatles, and as sad as it can make me, I always finish off The End with a huge smile. It's just the beauty of the music. Blackbird comes next, it always gives me the urge to get back on my feet. The playlist ends with Helter Skelter as it gives me the adrenaline, and then again the strength to cheer up and rock on! 

Edit: Dang, someone should really open a playlist topic!

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