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A Beatles song you dislike or don't listen to alot?
14 December 2011
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GlassOnionArchitecture said:

I personally just do not like any of the Beatles songs that use a Sitar, with the only exception being Norwegian Wood.  I'm just not a fan of that sound, it sounds creepy to me.  The best song I have ever heard using the Sitar instrument is Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones.  Brian Jones played that one well.    

 

Really? I'm really facinated with George's Sitar playing. Love You To has great Sitar in it!

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14 December 2011
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unknown said:

I always skip Long, Long, Long when it comes on, and I have probably only listened to the whole song about twice. It's good and all, just it annoys me how quiet it is, so I don't listen to it becuase then I get mad.

Funny, I'm listening to that right now :) I love that song, it's so beautiful

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14 December 2011
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"Into the Sky with Diamonds" said:

GlassOnionArchitecture, ditto "Norwegian Wood" and "Paint It Black." PIB is one of the two best Stones song, IMHO (the other being Gimme Shelter)

"Gimme Shelter" makes me turn the stereo all the way up. Fantastic song!

Back on topic – I used to be unimpressed by the sitar, save for "Norwegian Wood". But now I love it. I can't say that I am into Indian music as much as our fellow Forum member Inner Light, but I really get in to the Eastern music portion of the Concert For George DVD. It makes me feel so at peace and relaxed.

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14 December 2011
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What most attracts me to Long, Long, Long is that it goes from quiet to the loud crashes of Ringo's drums. Georges anger in for so long being separated from God exploding.

The intro to Love You To has to be one of the best openings to a Beatles track. Kind of like your car engine turning over and over before it kicks into full energy and the car speeds off into the distance. And it works really well going from the sleeping guitars of Im Only Sleeping.

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15 December 2011
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What I love (one thing I love) about "Love You To" is the way it takes the stanard structure of a traditional raga (complete with alap, the slow unaccompanied intro) and compresses it down to pop-song size, complete with a mid-song sitar break in place of where a guitar solo would otherwise go. As for trad Indian music, I've got a few recordings (mostly Ravi Shankar from the '60s thru 80s) that I enjoy a lot while i'm listening to them – they're great on headphones while you're doing data entry! – but can't differentiate enough to feel the need to amass a huge collection of it.

(back on topic) I appreciate the dynamics of "Long Long Long", the drums and the quiet-to-loudness and all, but the lyrics and the sentiment I just find so unremarkable and matter-of-fact. I guess George's earnestness and sincerity is key for the whole thing to work.

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19 December 2011
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There are some few songs:

- The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

(I just don't like the melody and Yoko's verse, it's a great children song maybe, but it's not my style)

- Revolution #9

(This song is kinda creepy to listen to especially after you've heard about the Paul is dead theory, I just don't listen to it much)

- Wild Honey Pie

(this tune was just exprimental, but I love the Flamencho solo at the end)

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19 December 2011
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The Beatles bassist said:

- Revolution #9

Neither did I, but I've grown to like it (as much as I can…yoko-ono-01)

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1 January 2012
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I don't know why- maybe, because of  yoko-ono-01's influence, I always skip Bungallow Bill, The Ballad of John and yellow monkey and Revolution #9. And Sexy Sadie- though I don't know why.

23 February 2012
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Hm let's see……

 

Revolution 9 (Of course…)

Wild Honey Pie (unless I'm listening to the entire album)

Long Long Long (I'm starting to like it more now though…)

Doctor Robert

Love You To

Eight Days A Week (This song annoys me….although the version on the Anthology is WAY better. I actually could listen to that one)

Honey Don't (Bore)

Yer Blues (IT's a good song but it's a little to intense for me sometimes lol)

Birthday (Meh)

Don't Pass Me By (Sorry Ringo but the song's kind of boring)

 

Wow this is going longer than I thought it would….

 

You Like Me To Much

Tell Me What You See

It's Only Love (The Anthology version is AMAZING. I wish they would've kept that)

 

Seems I'm not a big fan of the B-Side of help. I will listen to these songs if I'm listening to the album and I like them but I usually skip them.

 

The Long And Winding Road (Ugh)

For You Blue (Not a big fan of it. Sorry George!)

Paperback Writer (I'd heard so much about this song before I heard it. Not a fan. Not a fan at all. This song annoys me to no end!)

 

So that's a list of my least favorite songs by 'The Beatles' I'm sure there are a few more songs I'm not fond of but my list seems way longer than everyone else and I'm starting to feel like not much of a fan lol

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23 February 2012
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25 February 2012
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Kinda new here, so whats the problem with Run For Your Life? I really like that song. But If I had to pick songs I dislike, it would be Slow Down (Long Tall Sally EP), Julia, You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), Little Child, and Words Of Love

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25 February 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Hi there!!

 

Mostly the problem with Run for your Life is the lyrics.

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25 February 2012
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25 February 2012
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What a strange list, you have Ringostarr39 :

She Loves YouYesterdayIn My Life … With a Little Help with My Friends , When I'm Sixty-Four … Across The Universe …  Let It BeThe Long And Winding Road

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25 February 2012
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mithveaen said

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Hi there!!

 

Mostly the problem with Run for your Life is the lyrics.

But what about them?

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25 February 2012
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Read them. "I'd rather see you dead little girl with another man"

 

If a guy tells me that, I'd break up with him without thinking twice. Even if he's John Winston Ono Lennon.

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25 February 2012
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Run For Your Life gets a lot of negative reaction due to the lyric content, the jealous John being too open and honest with the subject matter. Going a step further than You Cant Do That which has its threats more veiled.

 

Personally i love the song and how it is different in its theme. A nasty beatles/John song. One to remember when you read Paul saying the beatles songs were always about love and never inspire any negativity. hearta-hard-days-night-john-6

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25 February 2012
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I can overlook the lyrics, but it's still a heinous set of lines. If one of my friends told his girlfriend that, he'd have to deal with me. I see both sides – the "it's so weird, it's just a song" side, and M3's famous "I think the lyrics make it intolerable" side. I like it, but I wouldn't play it with a girl I was trying to impress, if you catch my drift.

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25 February 2012
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There are songs with far worse lyrics that people simply do not raise an eyebrow to.

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25 February 2012
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mithveaen said:

 

 "Mostly the problem with Run for your Life is the lyrics."

 

Immature – vindictive – misogynous; well, that was John Lennon circa 1965 (age 25).

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