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14 June 2013
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HeyTrud said

To be honest I've never really understood the hate for Hold Me Tight. I mean, it's hardly the greatest song ever and obviously knocked off in a flash, but it's catchy and energetic enough that I wouldn't rate it much lower than many of their non-standout album tracks of the period.

I have to agree.  It's not a FAB song or anything...but it's catchy and I always find myself rocking to it! a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Yeah, mmm, what's your deal with Hold Me Tight? That's the song that basically makes that whole album for me. It's like the happiest song ever. 

Fillers: Every Little Thing, It's Only Love, What Goes On, Words Of Love..

I don't know if I would call Wild Honey Pie filler, though, because it's not like they put that song on the album because they needed another song for the album. Isn't that what filler is?

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Gerell said

 

 

Her Majesty doesn't fill anything technically =P

Well, if "filler" has to come between songs, yeah.  But I take "filler" to be anything that's not a solid song on its own.  Her Majest at any rate does fill the space between the last song and the area on the LP that has no more grooves...blue-meanie

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I think of 'I'll Cry Instead' as a bit of a filler. Lyrics are quite boring and there's nothing about it that excites me, particularly. In fact, I often forget it even exists.

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15 June 2013
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Billy Joel covered that song, so it must have interested him. 

Every Little Thing is pretty underrated imo.

15 June 2013
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I guess my definition of "filler" is more stringent.  I can't think of any song in the Beatles ouevre that is strictly speaking a filler (I was just being generous in my first post).

My example of a filler occurs first on Ram:  that little bit coming in after the end of Long Haired Lady -- of a fade-in of the whistling from Ram On, then that weird break with the electric piano lurching into a fast rhythmic beat with Paul scat-singing over it and quickly fading out (the melody would prefigure his later song Big Barn Bed on the later album Red Rose Speedway) -- before the beginning chords of Back Seat of My Car come in.

 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I agree...even "Beatle filler" is damn good!  and Gerrell I too think "Every Little Thing" is under-rated.  The harmonies on that song are amazing a-hard-days-night-john-1

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Funny Paper said
that weird break with the electric piano lurching into a fast rhythmic beat with Paul scat-singing over it and quickly fading out (the melody would prefigure his later song Big Barn Bed on the later album
Red Rose Speedway

 

I heard RAM before Red Rose Speedway, and I LOVED that little part at the end of Ram On...  so I was pretty excited the first time I heard Big Barn Bed.  Red Rose Speedway is definitely my favourite Wings album.  heart

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15 June 2013
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LongHairedLady said

Funny Paper said
that weird break with the electric piano lurching into a fast rhythmic beat with Paul scat-singing over it and quickly fading out (the melody would prefigure his later song Big Barn Bed on the later album
Red Rose Speedway

 

I heard RAM before Red Rose Speedway, and I LOVED that little part at the end of Ram On...  so I was pretty excited the first time I heard Big Barn Bed.  Red Rose Speedway is definitely my favourite Wings album.  heart

I like Big Barn Bed too -- but I wish Paul would do another song more in the style & spirit of that little Ram On snippet.  For BBB, he sort of went off in a different direction, more bluesy-rocksy, whereas the original snippet has a spritely folksy vibe to it.

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Loony-Lucy said
Half of the B-side of
Help! is made of songs that I consider fillers.

And I agree about Good Day Sunshine: Revolver is my favourite album, but if there's a filler, than it's this track (though it's quite good compared to others)

 

Sort of agree. The fact it's probably my least favourite on Revolver doesn't help either.

Nothing else besides the ones already mentioned jumps to mind. I would've said Doctor Robert since it's quite boring and has a ''filler feel'' to it, but it's definitely not a filler because of it's subject.

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HeyTrud said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I agree...even "Beatle filler" is damn good!  and Gerrell I too think "
Every Little Thing" is under-rated.  The harmonies on that song are amazing a-hard-days-night-john-1

I also think Every Little Thing is underrated. I love the harmonies and the timpani. :)

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Every Little Thing is one of my favourites from Beatles For Sale! It's adorable.

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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its brilliant. George's glorious guitar playing, John and Paul doing gorgeous harmonies, Ringo's doleful vocal, John's reference to Tell Me Why, the faint "In your mind. In your mind" repeats by Ritchie right at the end, the mono mix with the guitar missing as the song closes. I love love love it. Easily one of my fave Beatle songs.

 

Strange how tastes in music and songs differ.a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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