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Do you prefer Beatles originals or covers?
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30 January 2011
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As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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30 January 2011
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I'm not sure what to respond to in this thread. You can't sue someone for a bass line, look at Drive My Car which George admitted was lifted from Otis Redding's respect. Whether George actually played bass in that song is debatable, but I digress. I do think it's funny that Chuck Berry sues people so much though, he really should be suing himself for using the same intro on Johnny B. Goode on a bunch of different songs, and pretty much the same solo.

As for the original question, I like some covers, but like M3 said, there are some pretty awful ones, especially sung by George and Ringo (Matchbox, ugh). I'd definitely take originals, and I'm so so on covers as a whole.

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GniknuS said:

As for the original question, I like some covers, but like M3 said, there are some pretty awful ones, especially sung by George and Ringo (Matchbox, ugh). I'd definitely take originals, and I'm so so on covers as a whole.

But Look at Money, Twist And Shout, Till There Was You, Devil In Her Heart and Long Tall Sally. All Class A Covers


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30 January 2011
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Well Mr. Sun King is right when he says look at the "time perspective" because no one else was writing their own stuff when the Beatles first started. But also make no mistake that when the Beatles really started writing their own music is really when they took off musically, so even if some of those early originals weren't too spectacular, they paved the way for what was to come starting on Help and progressing forward. It's like when George says that when he started he had to work his way up because John and Paul had written most of their bad songs and he had to start when they had already achieved a considerable level of fame, so there's a clear jump from Don't Bother Me to his later stuff, just like there is a clear jump for John and Paul from some of the silly early stuff to Hide Your Love Away and Yesterday and so on.

It's pretty easy to write a song, all you really need are three chords and away you go, but practice is the key to anything, and so it was because of the early practice that enabled the Beatles songwriting to progress in the way that it did.

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mr. Sun king coming together said:

You needed to sound snappish to make me realize My idiocity. Sorry to StarWisher.


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It's funny that I was reading the original post at the same time I was listening to my favorite cover, You Really Go a Hold On Me. While they did cover some great songs, I definitely prefer the originals.

I will say that the covers on the first 2 albums are awesome and they do rival the originals (just my opinion here). But once their songwriting improved so fast in such a short time (see A Hard Day's Nght) there was no comparison. As a matter of fact, if they were not so hard pressed for time in putting out a second album in 1964, Beatles For Sale probably could have been all originals as well (with the possible exception of a selection for Ringo). They just did not have the time to properly develop 14 original songs.

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