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Most underrated song on Abbey Road/Revolver?
28 November 2010
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not sure what to say from Abbey Road but from revolver:

Love You To

i want to tell you

28 November 2010
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My vote's for Because and I'm Only Sleeping.

"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
 
 
28 November 2010
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Abbey Road - Octopus' Garden - easy to consider this a throwaway Ringo kid's type tune - but just listen to George's guitar work all through out - amazing! And the vocal harmonies and the underwater sounds - for 1969 - great stuff.

 

Revolver - For No One  - just try and classify what type of song this is. Under-rated for sure.

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28 November 2010
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robert said:

Abbey Road - Octopus' Garden - easy to consider this a throwaway Ringo kid's type tune - but just listen to George's guitar work all through out - amazing! And the vocal harmonies and the underwater sounds - for 1969 - great stuff.


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Abbey Road: Because- I have never once heard this song on the radio or anyone I know that's a Beatle's fan talk about it. The harmonies on this song are just completely exquisite. One of their best vocals out of all their songs.

 

Revolver: Love You To- This has to be one of my favorite George songs ever. The sitar in it rings out loud and clear and fits the mood of the song. The lyrics are also pretty awesome. (At least in my opinion they are)

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28 November 2010
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Abbey Road: Because

One of my all-time favorite songs, certainly deserves more attention. Great harmonies. It's hypnotic in a way.

 

Revolver: Goodday Sunshine

I feel like most casual fans turn to "Here Comes The Sun" for their sunshine fill, but this song has always made me very happy.

"I need to laugh, and when the sun is out I've got something to laugh about!"

Because the wind is high, it blows my mind.
29 November 2010
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I'm going to hop on the "Because" bandwagon for Abbey Road. But "IWY(SSH)" is pretty underrated....

For Revolver? I'll say "She Said She Said." Everyone pays attention to "Yellow Submarine," but they overlook the VERY NEXT TRACK, which, in my opinion, is infinitely superior. 

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And Your Bird Can Sing

I enjoyed reading Ian McDonald's book "Revolution in the head" but, if I remember correctly, he didn't rate this track, which I can't understand because it's one of my favourites.  The guitar playing is terrific and I really like the middle eight and the cryptic lyrics.

The one I never liked on Revolver was Good Day Sunshine, which McDonald highly praised.  I remember he said that it was one of Leonard Bernstein's favourites too.

I personally would have replaced Good Day Sunshine with Rain, which I think is a better track and fits more into the experimental sound of the LP. 

If I remember correctly McDonald didn't think much of Here Comes The SunHere Comes The Sun is another one of my favourites so I think that is underrated too (at least by Mr McDonald).

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For the Album Revolver I would definitely choose "For No One" It is such a beautiful song, it made me cry when I first heard it and I can listen to it for 20 times without getting bored. But then when I asked my parents they told me they had never even head of the song... It is a shame that hardly anyone knows it, so now I'm trying to promote it to my friends ahdn_ringo_09

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On Revolver, its definitely Got To Get You Into My Life. I never hear people talking about it and I love that track.

Abbey Road though, its got to be that Golden Slumbers Medley. Those tracks, again are not really spoke of.

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9 April 2014
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Abbey Road: You Never Give Me Your Money. My favourite Beatles tune EVER. One for the prog fans.

Revolver: She Said She Said. This seems to be forgotten, it's one of their first truly psychedelic songs. Also, Doctor Robert.

9 April 2014
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If you were looking at it from the "what's my favourite song and so can never be rated highly enough" perspective. It would be You Never Give Me Your Money and Tomorrow Never Knows.

 

But if you were looking at it from the "what's probably under-rated or maligned partly due to factors other than the song - such as the genre" perspective then I would choose Maxwell's Silver Hammer because it's a lot better than a lot of people make out. It's actually quite a clever little twisted take on music hall, and Yellow Submarine because it's a great kids song that they enjoy singing along too.

9 April 2014
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On Abbey Road, I think Because might be underrated, as I don't often hear people about it. However, when I do hear someone talk about it, they always say how great and amazing it is. So maybe it's not THAT underrated. Maybe I'll just go for Oh! Darling then. Paul's voice is amazing on that.

As for Revolver, I always tend to think George's songs on that are a bit underrated, except for Taxman.

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LOL I looked at the thread title and thought it was a slightly odd topic - reminded me of the type of thread that user Hammerdealer used to start. Then I look at the first post and discover that it was indeed one of his/hers!

buick6 said

But if you were looking at it from the "what's probably under-rated or maligned partly due to factors other than the song - such as the genre" perspective then I would choose Maxwell's Silver Hammer because it's a lot better than a lot of people make out. It's actually quite a clever little twisted take on music hall.

Well put & I fully agree! (There's no way "Tomorrow Never Knows" is underrated, though - it's a lot of people's favourite!)

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Revolver: For No One

Abbey RoadOh! Darling

 

Both happen to be two of my favourite Beatles songs

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It's interesting to see that many people here list For No One and Oh! Darling as two underrated songs, but I actually find them close or as famous as Tommorow Never Knows, Come Together or any high-favorite Beatles song.

And I agree with those that think that Maxwell's Silver Hammer and Yellow Submarine are the most underrated songs of those albums, as I have found some people here too (but not only here) where they hate it, don't like it, or rank them as some of their least good songs.

Also underrated are the Lennon bits on the Abbey Road medley (Sun King, Mean Mr. Mustard & Polythene Pam), even when the latter two are unfinished with some choppy lyrics, they all have very interesting stuff (Sun King has those Because harmonies, and the latter two are more music-driving).

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16 April 2014
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Alissa said
Hmmm...

Revolver: I'm Only Sleeping

Abbey Road: Sun King

i was going to write just that. I love I'm Only Sleepinga-hard-days-night-john-3

Eleanor Rigby waits at the window wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door.

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Like someone before said - underrated and overrated are simply opinons, but here's my pair of pence:
"IWY(SSH)" is an excellent Beatles tune that doesn't get the hype. One of my fav all-time Beatles tunes. (Was that Martin or Billy Preston on the organ? Emerick wrote that there were no outside musicians used so far when that track was recorded, but no way in hell McCartney played that part.)
"Because"? I hate that song. One of the points I like to throw at fans of these plastic Pro Tools so-called "bands" is that the Beatles actually made their own music and it ruled. In this song - the three voiced of the Beatles were TRIPLE-tracked. The song you hear has 9 voices on it. Yeah, like they could do that live even on their best day.

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