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A Beatles song you dislike or don't listen to alot?
4 February 2013
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May have mentioned it in this thread before, cant remember, but A Taste Of Honey doesnt do it for me and i'll rarely play P.S. I Love You. Penny Lane, Magical Mystery Tour, Blue Jay Way, Flying (not a huge fan of the MMT album), When Im 64, Sgt Pepper, With A Little Help, Kansas City, Eight Days A Week (thats where Beatles for Sale dips for me) are others i dont seem to want to play that often, if i do its more if the album is playing.

Please Please Me is a very strong album but honestly i think i prefer the songs live or on the bbc. Seem to work better as the playing is freer. I'd love to hear a live UK '63 concert just to hear them play the songs in that environment when the Beatles were excited to be playing still. Sad that thats one of the very few periods we dont have - actually we dont have any of their uk concerts apart from some tv performances that have survived.a-hard-days-night-ringo-13a-hard-days-night-paul-11a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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I skip Dear Prudence usually when it comes on. Not that I don't like the song, because I do, but sometimes it's too calm for me to listen to.

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4 February 2013
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unknown said
I skip Dear Prudence usually when it comes on. Not that I don't like the song, because I do, but sometimes it's too calm for me to listen to.

Even when Paul picks up the drum playing and hits anything in sight. 

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4 February 2013
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Egroeg Evoli said
Yer Blues. It's kinda depressing. And I used to not listen to She's Leaving Home a lot, but that was only because my mom doesn't like it. I like it, though, and I've been listening to it more- listening to all of Sgt. Pepper more, really- when my mom isn't around.

I always find Yer Blues kinda funny, just like Dylan's Mister Jones I suppose. But then, like Sir Walter Raleigh, I'm such a stupid git.

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4 February 2013
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To the Powers that [Let it]Be:
Sorry guys, this is a long one...but it's a good subject:
You guys may not agree with me but,,,just a little background first if you don't mind, I'm a fan since I was six, I know a lot, I read a lot, I play(guitar/bass lefty) their music a lot, I see Rain, 1964 The Tribute, The Fab Four, at least once a year if here in NY, and I still listen to all the Yellow Dog Label stuff more than anything else these days knowing what I know and listening to them over and over again, day in day out, year after year, I have to say this:

For me, around the Lady Madonna era, the sound was really changing, dramatically so rolling into 1969; putting the tensions building and Yoko on a cot next to John(calling her mother or something) in the studio sessions aside for a minute, the music on Abbey Road, and I love Abbey Road, was not all that good. McCartney, Sir Perfectionist's lyrics' were Horrible. Maxwell's Silver Hammer? Are you kidding me? Give that crap to Ringo or put it on Band on the Run after Mrs. Vanderbilt, You Never Give Me Your Money?, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window? 'you could steal but you could not rob", really?...that dry huh?. Polythene Pam?....Sun King?....really?....I mean the album( thanks to George Martin agreeing to come back for the real Swan Song), was technically sound

but if this is where they were going, I'm kind of glad that's where it ended. I won't count Let it Be. I won't, Phil Spector or not and that fiasco of stealing the tapes,using the choir, well he tried, not a great album either, just a visual (and audio) display of ineptitude beginning to creep into all of our minds, a gradual disintegration of talent versus the seemingly effortless Entity in Music we all were witnessing with each year that past if you were lucky enough to experience it first hand.

Again, I love it all, they(J&P) were the next Roger's and Hammerstein they set out to be back in 1958 but the last two efforts were panned and the critics, and who likes a critic? for once were correct. Just listen to the albums again...Overall, I guess that since they were a once in a lifetime Being we/I try to find things that may not have lived up to our expectations, some of the things they did or didn't do, but everything has to come to an end, cliche as that may sound. They were 'human', they made mistakes as Lennon once said concerning beliefs of the Maharishi and his band of followers they so fully became engulfed in leaving Brian Epstein behind at time they probably needed him most. We all know how that turned out.

It 'All' didn't have to end the way it did and trust me, I didn't like Allen Klein but the idea of staying together as a group on the Apple Label and just releasing Solo stuff for as long as they wanted would've pre empted them to just GET BACK and cut an album together at some later point, I'm convinced of that. They could've continued to collect the royalties as a group, fairly distributed instead of trying to bang out a new deal with a new Manager each other didn't trust. Third parties offering them advice on who to trust is what wouldn't have worked and it didn't, family or not or whoever else they thought they trusted. They were all wrong. They could've went solo with the option, always the option, NOT to have to do something, that's what they were about, being in control, not controlled by anyone, just 4 parts to a square, as Paul said most recently about what they were to each other and the world. That's now it all started, didn't it? But they were all

so stubborn and hurt by each other because none of them wanted the same thing, because none of them knew what they actually wanted until any longer until it was too late, so they all ran away from the one thing that they knew and the legalities of running away from your livelihood, no matter how much they thought they hated it(being a Beatle) especially in business will cost you every time and it did. Their relationships with each other, their mutual friends, mutual freeloaders, the Fans, and most of all, the music suffered. None of them were what they were outside the Fab Four. Not even the Wings guy.

Hits or no Hits....that's what I think.

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5 February 2013
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Would it be appropriate to this topic to post about songs we like but tend to skip over just because they've been overplayed? I've got a ton of those.

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5 February 2013
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parlance said
Would it be appropriate to this topic to post about songs we like but tend to skip over just because they've been overplayed? I've got a ton of those.

parlance

 

It does say songs that you don't listen to a lot, so yeah.

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5 February 2013
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Egroeg Evoli said
It does say songs that you don't listen to a lot, so yeah.

True, true.

Then Yesterday goes at the top of the list... Through no one's fault but my own since I wasn't even allowed to listen to pop music radio when I was kid. I just played it to death on my own as soon as I was allowed to buy one Beatles album (I chose Yesterday and Today since it was a compilation). I'm starting to listen to it again, though, as I'm appreciate the string arrangement even more with my adult ears.

Of course, eventually I got too old for anyone to bother controlling my listening habits. So there are those same 10 Beatle songs that get played to death - at least in every city where I've lived: Drive My Car, Michelle, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Let It Be, Hey Jude, Revolution, All You Need Is Love, Blackbird, Something, Long and Winding Road. I try not to skip them because I want to listen carefully in case I hear something new, but it's hard to make them "fresh" in my head.

I can barely stand to listen to Twist And Shout because of Ferris Bueller and, being originally from Chicago where the movie was set, so it was played at Every. Single. Subsequent. High School Dance.

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5 February 2013
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parlance said

Egroeg Evoli said
It does say songs that you don't listen to a lot, so yeah.

True, true.

Then Yesterday goes at the top of the list... Through no one's fault but my own since I wasn't even allowed to listen to pop music radio when I was kid. I just played it to death on my own as soon as I was allowed to buy one Beatles album (I chose Yesterday and Today since it was a compilation). I'm starting to listen to it again, though, as I'm appreciate the string arrangement even more with my adult ears.

Of course, eventually I got too old for anyone to bother controlling my listening habits. So there are those same 10 Beatle songs that get played to death - at least in every city where I've lived: Drive My Car, Michelle, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Let It Be, Hey Jude, Revolution, All You Need Is Love, Blackbird, Something, Long and Winding Road. I try not to skip them because I want to listen carefully in case I hear something new, but it's hard to make them "fresh" in my head.

I can barely stand to listen to Twist And Shout because of Ferris Bueller and, being originally from Chicago where the movie was set, so it was played at Every. Single. Subsequent. High School Dance.

parlance

That was where I first heard Twist And Shout- or maybe that was when I first found out that the Beatles recorded it? I don't really remember...

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5 February 2013
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A lot of these were mentioned before, but here are my least faves:

Dizzy Miss Lizzy.  The double tracked lead guitar is awful, and the rest of the song just sounds plodding to me.  Given how good the Beatles could be on their rock and roll covers (I especially like their cover of "Roll Over Beethoven"), this one just doesn't make it.

Mr. Moonlight.  Hammond abuse.

Don't Pass Me By.  More Hammond abuse.  Actually I kind of like this as a song per se, and Ringo's version of it on VH1 Storytellers is better, I think.  But I find the White Album arrangement grating, with its echoing Hammond and trashy drum sound and scratchy violin.  I feel similarly about "Goodnight"--it's a good song (a better song, I'd say) but a lousy arrangement.

Love You To.  I guess I'm not a big fan of George's Indian-style songs and I probably like this one the least.  Not such a big fan of "Within You..." or "The Inner Light", but I rather like "Blue Jay Way" and the way it comes out of "Flying".

That's about it for me for skippers. 

 

 

 

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The Beatles hadnt played Dizzy Miss Lizzy or Bad Boy for a long while (which might explain why both songs are a little 'stale&#39a-hard-days-night-george-10. I do like both, Bad Boy more than Lizzy, but neither are as loose or exciting as the earlier rock and roll tracks they recorded. Would be interesting to know why they picked two Larry Williams to meet Capitols request for a couple of tracks above everything else they knew. 

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I used to enjoy "Chains" okay enough.  Now that I realized that 99% of the time George sings "Chain" instead of "Chains" it stands out and annoys me.

 

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mja6758 said

Egroeg Evoli said
Yer Blues. It's kinda depressing. And I used to not listen to She's Leaving Home a lot, but that was only because my mom doesn't like it. I like it, though, and I've been listening to it more- listening to all of Sgt. Pepper more, really- when my mom isn't around.

I always find Yer Blues kinda funny, just like Dylan's Mister Jones I suppose. But then, like Sir Walter Raleigh, I'm such a stupid git.

I always like the time signature and orchestration of SLH.  Also 2nd verse and all the hard K and CH sounds, "She goes down the stairs to the kitchen
Clutching her handkerchief Quietly turning the backdoor key".  So cool

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c64wood said

Also 2nd verse and all the hard K and CH sounds, "She goes down the stairs to the kitchen Clutching her handkerchief Quietly turning the backdoor key".  So cool

 Never noticed that before. Cool!

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c64wood said

I always like the time signature and orchestration of SLH.  Also 2nd verse and all the hard K and CH sounds, "She goes down the stairs to the kitchen
Clutching her handkerchief Quietly turning the backdoor key".  So cool

The fact that he almost makes it 3 separate words - hand ker chief - always makes me smile. Here in the States, I hear as lot of 'lazy' accents where it is pronounced hankerchif.

Back on Topic: I don't like to skip any tracks if I'm listening to the albums. However, 'Good Night' and 'Rev. 9' have yet to make it on any of my mix playlists.

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c64wood said, "I always like the time signature and orchestration of SLH.  Also 2nd verse and all the hard K and CH sounds, "She goes down the stairs to the kitchen Clutching her handkerchief Quietly turning the backdoor key"."

LOVE that!!!!

Note however that there is no "the" before "stairs"

She goes DOOOOOwwwwwwn  stairs to the kitchen.... Great effect of "down" tumbling down the stairs (never noticed that until now, so c64wood gets credit for that too)

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Out of topic, but interesting. To those talking about "She's Leaving Home", hear this version. The Beatles, Motown version.

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BeatleRechazado said
Out of topic, but interesting. To those talking about "She's Leaving Home", hear this version. The Beatles, Motown version.

 

 

Is that Paul's vocals?.... Oh wait just realised that it was a remix. I hate remixes, some sound like they're autotuned. But it's safe to say this version is better than the SPLHCB (1978) movie.

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I don't have many songs that I skip, but Revolution #9 for obvious reasons. I listened to it a couple of times intently, but now I can't be bothered anymore. I think it's amazing that John & Yoko managed to convince the other Beatles to put this on the White Album, but that just shows how the Beatles were operating in 1968. Just 4 individuals doing there own stuff and rarely working as a real team.

Blue Jay Way, Flying and the second side of Yellow Submarine (the orchestrated version) i also skip or don't put on my MP3 player.

 

 

 

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I've probably listened to George Martin's orchestral YS score less than half-a-dozen times (except for when I watch the movie.)

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