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New sounding old songs? (Beatles and various artists)
17 June 2010
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MrBig
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One of the great qualities about the Beatles and bands from the 60's is the ability to sound modern every second it's played. If you really have no clue what I'm saying; listen to Lovely Rita (Sgt Pepper, 67),  Eminence Front (Don't know album, 82), We Can Work It Out (single, 65ish), and the list goes on. The American Metaphysical Circus is just something magical.

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17 June 2010
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I love the song Eminence Front, by the way.

 

Really old song can sound new if it's remastered, like seriously, all of them pretty much.

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".
17 June 2010
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Alissa
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I always thought Martha My Dear sounded very modern. With the tubas and great guitar tune. A Day In The Life too, as well as Lucy. a-hard-days-night-george-4

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17 June 2010
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MrBig said:

One of the great qualities about the Beatles and bands from the 60's is the ability to sound modern every second it's played. If you really have no clue what I'm saying; listen to Lovely Rita (Sgt Pepper, 67),  Eminence Front (Don't know album, 82), We Can Work It Out (single, 65ish), and the list goes on. The American Metaphysical Circus is just something magical.


 

I know what you're talking about. Maybe because there are no computers involved in their production?

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18 June 2010
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Also "Baby, You're A Rich Man"

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23 June 2010
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"Tomorrow Never Knows" has often been called the first electronica song.

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23 June 2010
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Tomorrow Never Knows is the first Psychedelic song (and the best) IMO.

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23 June 2010
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I'd say Come Together is their most modern sounding song.

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24 June 2010
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To me, the White Album.

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24 June 2010
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I actually think that alot of he Sgt. Pepper LP sounds very modern. Also Revolver, The White Album and Abbey Road. I think the beatles revolutionized music being why there music sounds modern. And why so many people that didnt grow up in the 60s' love the beatles.

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24 June 2010
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I don't know, I think Pepper seems pretty outdated. It's so weird because it revolutionized music in 1967, but now it just seems like a novelty or something like that. That's whats so cool about Pepper, it was never been done before and no one had ever heard anything really like it. The songs are so weird on that album, each one is so unique in it's own way. But I just don't think stuff sounds modern at all, its just too odd of an album.

I think Abbey Road is pretty modern, I mean the difference is how good it sounds in stereo and it sounds like the Beatles actually wanted it to be made for stereo. It just sounds perfect, the bass was never better, the guitars panning in and out.

I really think Rain is a great modern sounding track, it's just as cool now as it was then.

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24 June 2010
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She Said She Said sounds like a 90's title. I also think the same with Manfred Mann's cover of Do Wah Diddy Diddy.

 

(P.S. How awesome would it be if the beatles covered that song?)

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24 June 2010
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I think the way to pose this question might be to ask – Which Beatles songs if issued today would be hits? As a single.

To me for sure Come Together would be a hit. Hey Jude – still timeless. Revolution as well. I leave up to others to chime in.

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18 August 2011
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Helter Skelter? IDK,…I've been listening to classic rock so much, I can't even tell what songs would sound "modern". But Helter Skelters pretty rockin'.

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18 August 2011
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I think that Yesterday sounds like a modern love song… the lyrics have rung true for nearly 5 decades. It could still be a hit today. 

 

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18 August 2011
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But Yesterday's been done to death. Maybe some less known song? None come to mind right now, though.

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18 August 2011
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If a simple chart hit, competing with Justin Bieber is the case, then Love Me Do. If we are talking would rank with the great music of today (alternative/indie rock), I'd say I'm A Loser. Because, in the grand scene of things, I'm A Loser could sound like an Arcade Fire song.

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18 August 2011
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If "Paperback Writer"/"Rain" was released tomorrow, I'd buy as many copies as I could just to make it hit #1.
My mother, who would probably be financing this, might not agree.

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18 August 2011
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Magical Mystery Tour has a rockin' beat. I know a lot of people dislike it but you can't argue with that drumming. And I've heard a few covers of She Said She Said lately, so clearly it's still relevant.

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18 August 2011
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TheTaxmansGirl: But Yesterday's been done to death. 

 

I know what you mean, but that doesn't make it any less modern/relevant. 

 

Some more songs that would work: "I Want To Tell You" has lyrics that ring true for anyone tongue-tied and in love, I feel like it could easily fit in with 21st century tunes. "Girl" works too- the story in that song is something that people can relate too.

And, of course, "Sie Liebt Dich" works in any time, place, and situation. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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