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Bad song - great instrumentation!
6 January 2011
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MeanMrsMustard
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This thread is for songs you don't like, but that have awesome instrumentation. Maybe I'll even replace "don't like" with "wouldn't put on your iPod." 

Mine are "Hello Goodbye" and "Here, There, and Everywhere." Yeah, they're both Paul songs. Go sue me. 

What about you guys? 

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7 January 2011
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The song that shall not be named. Great tune a-hard-days-night-john-6 bad lyrics. a-hard-days-night-john-7

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7 January 2011
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I don't know if there's anything I wouldn't put on my ipod…I don't know if I can really think of any. Maybe One After 909, I don't really like the song, but they sound good playing it. Ummm, maybe I wouldn't put Matchbox on my ipod, that song is awful.a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

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7 January 2011
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"Birthday" can't have taken more than 5 minutes total to write – unless they spent a lot of time thinking about how to create the most slapdash excuse for a song they could (not impossible). Lazy, predictable 12-bar structure and blues riffs; the most unimaginative drum break in history; dumb, disconnected lyrics (refrain, middle-8 and half of a verse!) with no attempt to rhyme whatsoever. This song is a mess. But I love it! The energy and enthusiasm of all involved (special mention to Yoko and Pattie!) win me over everytime. This one sounds like they had fun recording it, no matter how badly they were getting along at the time. Plus cool electronic effects. I can never listen to "Birthday" without immediately wanting to hear it again when it ends. Still a bad song.

(Useful thread topic, btw – I've been considering starting a "Great music, bad lyrics" thread. Maybe I'll just piggyback it onto this one.)

 

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7 January 2011
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Why Don't We Do it in the Road

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7 January 2011
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I think John has the best quote on the song.

"Birthday was written in the studio. Just made up on the spot. I think Paul wanted to write a song like Happy Birthday Baby, the old Fifties hit. But it was sort of made up in the studio. It was a piece of garbage."

He's right, it is a piece of garbage because it will always be played on birthdays, I think it's played at every sporting event when they are announcing people's birthdays, but it's still a pretty good song.

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7 January 2011
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mithveaen said:

The song that shall not be named. Great tune a-hard-days-night-john-6 bad lyrics. a-hard-days-night-john-7


?? Did Zig mention it below? Maybe my you-know-what song is different from yours?
"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
7 January 2011
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That's an inside joke – Mithveaen and MeanMrs.Mustard (and possibly others) never mention that one song by name. It's by John, and it's on Rubber Soul, and it's got "Life" in the title. (And it's not "In My Life"!)

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
7 January 2011
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mithveaen said:

The song that shall not be named. Great tune a-hard-days-night-john-6 bad lyrics. a-hard-days-night-john-7


Mithveaen! You are the best!

Von Bontee said:

That's an inside joke – Mithveaen and MeanMrs.Mustard (and possibly others) never mention that one song by name. It's by John, and it's on Rubber Soul, and it's got "Life" in the title. (And it's not "In My Life"!)


Von Bontee! You are also the best! 

Speaking of "In My Life," we watched "Calculus: the Musical" at our school. And they stole the tune of the opening song from "In My Life." They didn't do the piano bit, though. 

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8 January 2011
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I'll sue some of you people…

 

Anyway, "The killing song" is not bad at all. And I love the organ in "Birthday", but is not bad at all too, it could be stupid, one of the jokes in "that album".

 

Oh, wait, we can call that album by its name… It's The Beatles (A.K.A. "White Album").

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8 January 2011
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Von Bontee said:

That's an inside joke – Mithveaen and MeanMrs.Mustard (and possibly others) never mention that one song by name. It's by John, and it's on Rubber Soul, and it's got "Life" in the title. (And it's not "In My Life"!)


OH! That one!
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8 January 2011
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I pretty much like all the songs you guys mentioned. Including the Voldemort of this forum. a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

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8 January 2011
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Marcelo said:

I'll sue some of you people…

 


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11 January 2011
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Why Don't We Do it in The Road and Love You To for me.  I like the songs, but they're not ones I sing aloud with my parents around.

11 January 2011
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Pterodactyl said:

Why Don't We Do it in The Road and Love You To for me.  I like the songs, but they're not ones I sing aloud with my parents around.


My sister learned that lesson with Don't Let Me Down.

StarWisher said:

Von Bontee said:

That's an inside joke – Mithveaen and MeanMrs.Mustard (and possibly others) never mention that one song by name. It's by John, and it's on Rubber Soul, and it's got "Life" in the title. (And it's not "In My Life"!)


OH! That one!
 

Has that made it to the zigtionary?
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11 January 2011
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Number Nine said:

I pretty much like all the songs you guys mentioned. Including the Voldemort of this forum. a-hard-days-night-ringo-8


Hey, I pretty much love or like every track on this thread too! They don't need to be great songs for me to like 'em, as long as they've got other attributes to make them worthwhile. Like "WDWDIITR" is a really half-assed excuse for a song, but Paul's vocals make it worthwhile.
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11 January 2011
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Wait and Sun King are songs like that for me.

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11 January 2011
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The Walrus said:

Wait and Sun King are songs like that for me.


I agree that the words to Sun King aren't great – but they sure are funny – at least the story behind them anyway.

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11 January 2011
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Zig said:

The Walrus said:

Wait and Sun King are songs like that for me.


I agree that the words to Sun King aren't great – but they sure are funny – at least the story behind them anyway.
 

I actually quite like Sun King, but it's definitely a case of the music/voices being stronger than the lyrics.
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11 January 2011
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The Walrus said:

Zig said:

The Walrus said:

Wait and Sun King are songs like that for me.


I agree that the words to Sun King aren't great – but they sure are funny – at least the story behind them anyway.

 


I actually quite like Sun King, but it's definitely a case of the music/voices being stronger than the lyrics.
 

I like the "cuando para mucho mi amore" part.

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