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Paul's Granny Shit Music
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S. B. Fields
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vonbontee said

I’m sure this will never happen, but I really can hear it in my mind’s ear…

Gotta say, I hope it STAYS in your mind's ear and nowhere else, Mr. Fields! I hate this kind of technological-graverobbing...Leave the 1920s recordings alone!! If people want to buy them, let them buy them on their own merits. And let Paul record his own brand-new versions. (Meanwhile, forget Sting/Rod - I'll stick to my Ella Fitzgerald records, thanks! Or Barbra Streisand.)

Calling Gershwin/Porter compositions "granny music" (which they kinda are) is a lot nicer & more accurate than calling them "granny shit"!

MISTER FIELDS REGRETS  ---  with apologies to Cole Porter (RIP)

 

Mister Fields regrets he’s reluctant to post any more, Bontee,

Due to a comment here a few weeks before …

Accused of being a knave,

For robbing dear Mister Porter’s grave, Bontee,

Mister Fields regrets he’s reluctant to post any more.

 

Last week Mister Fields attained age Sixty Four, Bontee.

It may be his time for closing the internet door …

To abandon this Beatles website,

And retire to the Isle of Wight, Bontee,

Mister Fields regrets he’s reluctant to post any more.

 

His “island collection” of music is stacked on the floor, Bontee.

He’s packing it up for the cruise to the Isle of Wight’s shore.

Saint Ella and Sweet Lady Day,

Trombone Cholly and Sidney Bechet, Bontee,

All regret Mister Fields is reluctant to post any more.

 

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I like When I'm 64 I just don't think it fits in w Pepper, and is the weakest song on the album

I like Ob-la-di Ob-la-da

Honey Pie is ok I guess, bottom 3-4 song on the White Album

Love Martha My Dear

Like maxwell's but again it's the weakest song on Abbey Road

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Ahhh Girl said
I just saw a web article that called it "granny music shit" instead of "granny shit music". Is "granny shit music" the official way John said it, or are the phrases interchangeable? What is the source for the official version (if there is one)?

Wiki writes as such

According to studio engineer Geoff Emerick, John Lennon "openly and vocally detested" the song, calling it Paul's "granny music shit".

citing page 246 of Emerick and Howard Massey's book 'Here, There And Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles'.

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I'm not so sure it has been turned around, @Ahhh Girl, other than by Emerick.

I believe it is a quote from a John interview, maybe the full 1970 Rolling Stone interview? Not sure. (I really should make myself a reference list for where the big quotes come from!)

If you take a look @Joe's article on Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, he includes the following line:

[John] described the song as "Paul's granny shit".

Which would suggest his reference is not Emerick.

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'Paul's Granny Shit Music' ...

 

are the reason I prefer Lennon. I totally love songs like Helter Skelter, Blackbird, Back In The USSR, I'm Looking Through You, Let it Be,  I'm Down and so on but I totally dislike many of his cheesy grandma songs, sorry :/

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