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Paul is dead (not really)
9 November 2013
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meanmistermustard
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For the life of me i cannot hear "Paul is dead, miss him, miss him" from the reversed part of Blackbird. Am i the only one?

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
9 November 2013
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#RIPPaul #Neverforget #Gonetoosoon

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9 November 2013
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You're listening to the wrong song, mmm.

From Joe's feature on the "Paul Is Dead" myth:

"At the end of I'm So Tired, John Lennon mutters 'Monsieur, monsieur, monsieur, how about another one?' When played backwards, this was interpreted by some as 'Paul is dead, man, miss him, miss him'."

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9 November 2013
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Listening to the right song might help me hear it right enough. No wonder i couldnt make it out.a-hard-days-night-ringo-7 

Nope, even at the end of Im So Tired i can't make it out.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
9 November 2013
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"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
9 November 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Yeah, thats the one i was listening to. 

By the way i was being sarcastic in my last post, just got the name of the song wrong.a-hard-days-night-john-5

I have a reputation to uphold.a-hard-days-night-john-1

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
10 November 2013
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This post reminds me of Dave Marsh's scathing criticism of the "Spies Like Us" single that Paul did some years ago. He stated something like "While Paul might not be officially dead, his music and his ability to put out any good music sure is." 

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

10 November 2013
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In fairness to Dave Marsh Spies Like Us is shit (in my opinion). More evidence that 95% of Paul's mid-80's output should be deleted from all existence – or put last in the Archive release schedule with everything taken off the net so people want it more. 

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
10 November 2013
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meanmistermustard said
In fairness to Dave Marsh Spies Like Us is shit (in my opinion). More evidence that 95% of Paul's mid-80's output should be deleted from all existence – or put last in the Archive release schedule with everything taken off the net so people want it more. 

"Completists Only Edition." a-hard-days-night-george-10

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11 November 2013
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Forgive my ignorance….I clearly hear "Paul is a dead man, etc"….so, what was the purpose of their doing that if they were not (as they have said all along) putting out clues that Paul was dead? Why would John say that on that song? Why were there other "clues" which they claim are not clues? I'm confused (as usual).

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

11 November 2013
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mccartneyalarm said
Forgive my ignorance….I clearly hear "Paul is a dead man, etc"….so, what was the purpose of their doing that if they were not (as they have said all along) putting out clues that Paul was dead? Why would John say that on that song? Why were there other "clues" which they claim are not clues? I'm confused (as usual).

What you have to ask yourself is whether they were doing that? That a muttering at the end of a song by John was "intended" by them to be played backwards to get its true meaning. In which case, you would have them sat around the studio, listening to a correct way around recording of the phrase played backwards, and trying to work out from that what John could mutter at the end of the song that would give them the phrase they wanted when played backwards. Or is it more likely that some unusual things happen when you play things backwards.

Though not always that unusual. Back in the days of vinyl, when people would be showing me these hidden backwards messages on my records on my record player, I'd always end up asking why they were trying to ruin my needle!

Still, some things are noticeable when played backwards. For instance, One Direction sound better!

 

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11 November 2013
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Every time I see this topic's title, I picture a Monty Python member saying "He got better".

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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11 November 2013
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mja6758 said

mccartneyalarm said
Forgive my ignorance….I clearly hear "Paul is a dead man, etc"….so, what was the purpose of their doing that if they were not (as they have said all along) putting out clues that Paul was dead? Why would John say that on that song? Why were there other "clues" which they claim are not clues? I'm confused (as usual).

What you have to ask yourself is whether they were doing that? That a muttering at the end of a song by John was "intended" by them to be played backwards to get its true meaning. In which case, you would have them sat around the studio, listening to a correct way around recording of the phrase played backwards, and trying to work out from that what John could mutter at the end of the song that would give them the phrase they wanted when played backwards. Or is it more likely that some unusual things happen when you play things backwards.

Though not always that unusual. Back in the days of vinyl, when people would be showing me these hidden backwards messages on my records on my record player, I'd always end up asking why they were trying to ruin my needle!

Still, some things are noticeable when played backwards. For instance, One Direction sound better!

 

I'm just going to take your word for that one. Because I don't have the desire to hear them backwards or frontwards.

"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

11 November 2013
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wetsroosa said

mja6758 said

mccartneyalarm said
Forgive my ignorance….I clearly hear "Paul is a dead man, etc"….so, what was the purpose of their doing that if they were not (as they have said all along) putting out clues that Paul was dead? Why would John say that on that song? Why were there other "clues" which they claim are not clues? I'm confused (as usual).

What you have to ask yourself is whether they were doing that? That a muttering at the end of a song by John was "intended" by them to be played backwards to get its true meaning. In which case, you would have them sat around the studio, listening to a correct way around recording of the phrase played backwards, and trying to work out from that what John could mutter at the end of the song that would give them the phrase they wanted when played backwards. Or is it more likely that some unusual things happen when you play things backwards.
Though not always that unusual. Back in the days of vinyl, when people would be showing me these hidden backwards messages on my records on my record player, I'd always end up asking why they were trying to ruin my needle!
Still, some things are noticeable when played backwards. For instance, One Direction sound better!
 

I'm just going to take your word for that one. Because I don't have the desire to hear them backwards or frontwards.

I know. You could be listening to Beatles music instead. A much wiser use of your time.

Save your sanity. Listen to the Beatles. We could make a bumper sticker out of that.

 

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11 November 2013
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wetsroosa said

mja6758 said

mccartneyalarm said
Forgive my ignorance….I clearly hear "Paul is a dead man, etc"….so, what was the purpose of their doing that if they were not (as they have said all along) putting out clues that Paul was dead? Why would John say that on that song? Why were there other "clues" which they claim are not clues? I'm confused (as usual).

What you have to ask yourself is whether they were doing that? That a muttering at the end of a song by John was "intended" by them to be played backwards to get its true meaning. In which case, you would have them sat around the studio, listening to a correct way around recording of the phrase played backwards, and trying to work out from that what John could mutter at the end of the song that would give them the phrase they wanted when played backwards. Or is it more likely that some unusual things happen when you play things backwards.
Though not always that unusual. Back in the days of vinyl, when people would be showing me these hidden backwards messages on my records on my record player, I'd always end up asking why they were trying to ruin my needle!
Still, some things are noticeable when played backwards. For instance, One Direction sound better!
 

I'm just going to take your word for that one. Because I don't have the desire to hear them backwards or frontwards.

I can't imagine 1D ever sounding good either backwards, forwards or side to side. 

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11 November 2013
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Proof of my ignorance: I didn't know who/what One Direction was! (I saw their picture and realized I have seen them before). I have a one-track mind..pardon the pun…all Beatles, all the time!

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funny, though, that they play with those clues even on the anthology … in both "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love" you are reminded of the myth, maybe only if you're familiar with it. in "Real Love" you see paul play the guitar right handed and in "Free As A Bird" you see the car crash and maybe some more things. the crash returns on the "love" album. — so someone [whoever a-hard-days-night-george-10] must be putting those there on purpose. it's fun though and keeps the legend alive. and, of course still helps sell records. …

some of those PIDers, though, go way too far, they are really mean – not only to paul [who to them isn't paul], but also to everyone who has a more sane viewpoint. i don't know what planet they're living on. they must be deaf as well as blind. or easily deceived. those are the real sheeple. :) i just love how paul reacts to those questions, it must be the 2nd most annyoing thing right after "are the beatles getting back together?"

 

hugs jj

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16 March 2014
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Maybe he finds it quite amusing as well, though? And flattered. Flattered either that people take this much interest in him, or that they think he's even more talented than the ''real'' Paul McCartney.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

16 March 2014
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Isn't the car crash in the FAAB video a reference to A Day In The Life? Maybe there are two or Paul's lying underneath that one.

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18 March 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Isn't the car crash in the FAAB video a reference to A Day In The Life? Maybe there are two or Paul's lying underneath that one.

references always seem to be subjective … whatever you want it to mean. it means something totally different to someone else. and, of course, no one can claim that anyone put anything there on purpose. a-hard-days-night-george-10 there are always several levels or layers of meaning to a song, that's part of why beatles music is still so successful.so, technically, you're right :)

hugs jj

 

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