Song fragments that really grab you | Page 5 | The songs | Fab forum

Please consider registering
Guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Song fragments that really grab you
4 October 2012
9.12pm
Annie
Casbah Coffee Club
Forum Posts: 22
Member Since:
25 September 2012
Offline

Thanks, Sun King.

This old pagan needs to get outta St. Peter's before a statue falls on me, or sumfin.

5 October 2012
3.30am
annab93
Over the Rainbow
Royal Command Performance
Forum Posts: 117
Member Since:
24 August 2012
Offline
82

Something that I just noticed was at the beginning of the Reprise on Sgt Pepper, as Paul(?) is counting off I can hear a voice (that I'm pretty sure is John) saying "bye!" I just thought it was very interesting!a-hard-days-night-john-1

You make your own dream.
5 October 2012
7.08am
Annie
Casbah Coffee Club
Forum Posts: 22
Member Since:
25 September 2012
Offline
83

That was indeed John saying "Bye!"

5 October 2012
3.00pm
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Moderator



Forum Posts: 4100
Member Since:
14 April 2010
Offline
84

annab93 said
Something that I just noticed was at the beginning of the Reprise on Sgt Pepper, as Paul(?) is counting off I can hear a voice (that I'm pretty sure is John) saying "bye!" I just thought it was very interesting!a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

I love that one. On New Year's Eve 2010, the last thing I listened to was the Pepper album. I figured it would be a fitting way to end the year in which John would have been 70 years old. As I was thinking about John and how much I missed him, his voice said, "bye". I had chills run up and down my spine. It was an incredibly Beatley Moment.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes

5 October 2012
11.10pm
annab93
Over the Rainbow
Royal Command Performance
Forum Posts: 117
Member Since:
24 August 2012
Offline

Zig said

annab93 said
Something that I just noticed was at the beginning of the Reprise on Sgt Pepper, as Paul(?) is counting off I can hear a voice (that I'm pretty sure is John) saying "bye!" I just thought it was very interesting!a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

I love that one. On New Year's Eve 2010, the last thing I listened to was the Pepper album. I figured it would be a fitting way to end the year in which John would have been 70 years old. As I was thinking about John and how much I missed him, his voice said, "bye". I had chills run up and down my spine. It was an incredibly Beatley Moment.

That's such a good idea! If I spend New Year's with my dog I just might do the same thing. That would have been such an amazing Beatley moment! :D

You make your own dream.
7 October 2012
7.06am
Annie
Casbah Coffee Club
Forum Posts: 22
Member Since:
25 September 2012
Offline
86

Some favorite Beatles song intros (the music heard prior to vocals):

Rocky Raccoon – Paul's solo guitar
Mother Nature's Son – bending guitar notes
I Call Your Name – (also, George's guitar solo)
The Inner Light – exotic instruments (raga rock?)
COME TOGETHER – very cool
WHEN I'M 64 – music hall corny
All You Need Is Love – a regal brass phrase
Love Me Do – John's harmonica lead, ala Bruce Channel

10 October 2012
4.06pm
Moop
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
10 October 2012
Offline
87

Na na na na na na na. Na na na na. Hey Jude! It creates such a feel good moment. You can't help but to smile. 

11 October 2012
4.59am
RunForYourLife
Ed Sullivan Show
Forum Posts: 152
Member Since:
18 November 2011
Offline
88

My username, for starters.

 

Some others…

 

- When all of the guitars play the "I Feel Fine" riff in unison at the end of the solo, giving it an "aquatic" sound (especially if you listen to the U.S. version with the reverb). I also like the end of the last chorus, when they play the final chord aggressively.

- At the very end of "She's A Woman", when John starts playing the "Hendrix chord" (Around 2:56)

- The orchestral samples in "Tomorrow Never Knows".

- The way the bass/guitar play the "Day Tripper" riff an octave apart when the verse switches to A. I also like how on the American version, the first 2 measures are just the distorted guitar.

- George Martin's organ slides on "I Wanna Be Your Man".

- Right after the "She said listen babe I got something to say" in "Drive My Car", there's a very quiet guitar "swell" played with a volume pedal.

11 October 2012
2.50pm
fabfouremily
Sitting in an English garden
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2934
Member Since:
3 May 2012
Offline

SoFineSunShine said

- Right after the "She said listen babe I got something to say" in "Drive My Car", there's a very quiet guitar "swell" played with a volume pedal.

 

Paul's voice when he says that….a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-paul-7

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

11 October 2012
7.06pm
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1285
Member Since:
10 August 2011
Offline
90

SoFineSunShine said, "At the very end of "She's A Woman", when John starts playing the "Hendrix chord" (Around 2:56)"

Interesting post there SoFineSunShine;I never heard of "the Hendrix chord" in "She's A Woman" – but will check it out. Would certainly be interesting since Hendrix hadn't made the scene yet!

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
17 October 2012
5.13am
Annie
Casbah Coffee Club
Forum Posts: 22
Member Since:
25 September 2012
Offline
91

The fade-in intro of "Eight Days A Week" is most memorable as it's a rarity.

The fanciful instrumental break of "Yellow Submarine" that has weird sound effects and voices saying (I think):
"Full stead ahead, Mr. Captain, full stead ahead!"
"Full stead ahead it is , Sir."
"Pilot to stern.."
"Captain! Captain!"

John's humorous comment that closes the "Let It Be" album.

17 October 2012
6.28pm
annab93
Over the Rainbow
Royal Command Performance
Forum Posts: 117
Member Since:
24 August 2012
Offline
92

Annie said
The fade-in intro of "Eight Days A Week" is most memorable as it's a rarity.

The fanciful instrumental break of "Yellow Submarine" that has weird sound effects and voices saying (I think):
"Full stead ahead, Mr. Captain, full stead ahead!"
"Full stead ahead it is , Sir."
"Pilot to stern.."
"Captain! Captain!"

John's humorous comment that closes the "Let It Be" album.

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 as funny as John's comment is, it always makes me kind of sad, you know? and I also finally heard the yawn in "I'm Only Sleeping" a few days ago! I was really excited!

You make your own dream.
18 October 2012
5.36am
Annie
Casbah Coffee Club
Forum Posts: 22
Member Since:
25 September 2012
Offline
93

anna--
The "I hope we pass the audition" comment can be seen as bittersweet, perhaps. I've always thought of it as an inside joke among longtime bandmates, and maybe John's relief that the ordeal of the Let it Be filming was over.

In proper context, there was still Abbey Road ahead of them, and that farewell album was a masterpiece.

18 October 2012
8.30am
Sitting on a cornflake
as above, in an Italian garden
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 203
Member Since:
13 April 2011
Offline

I just love it when The Beatles go funny or just weird … 

 

- on LIB, Lennon's "passing the audition" comment, and also the "Doris get her oats" comment at the beginning of Two Of Us always makes me smile.

 

But then there's the two 'crescendos' on A Day In The Life, the first one abruptly interrupted by the simple piano and "woke up…" middle part and the final one which is finished off with the massive piano part at the end. Not to mention the final run out of Sgt Pepper album which comes after that…

 

Perhaps my favourite weird bit is the end of Strawberry Fields Forever. What's being said there exactly?

a-hard-days-night-john-7

18 October 2012
2.44pm
annab93
Over the Rainbow
Royal Command Performance
Forum Posts: 117
Member Since:
24 August 2012
Offline
95

Annie said
anna--I
The "I hope we pass the audition" comment can be seen as bittersweet, perhaps. I've always thought of it as an inside joke among longtime bandmates, and maybe John's relief that the ordeal of the Let it Be filming was over.

In proper context, there was still Abbey Road ahead of them, and that farewell album was a masterpiece.

I agree with Abbey Road being a masterpiece for sure! I've always seen it as kind of bittersweet. I'm sure that there was definitely some relief that filming was over, but since they weren't completely done recording, maybe it was an inside joke. The same goes for Doris getting her oats. I think it's really cute (even though I don't know what it means!).

You make your own dream.
18 October 2012
7.20pm
Annie
Casbah Coffee Club
Forum Posts: 22
Member Since:
25 September 2012
Offline

Risking the "stay on topic" finger, I have a 12/9/80 TOMORROW show, a memorial program for John Lennon in which host Tom Snyder reran a 1975 interview he did with John.

At that time Snyder asked Lennon why the Beatles broke up and received what I feel is a diplomatic reply, in essence, that after so many years of playing together you know the other musicians' every musical move, and it all becomes tedious, so you seek out new men to make music with.

And yet, their last LP, Abbey Road is such an original work. There's not a song on it that suggests a reworking of a previous tune. And that's why the album was such a revelation in 1969. All that creativity, the freshness of it. Who could ever imagine this was the product of four guys totally bored with each other?

18 October 2012
9.42pm
Cavernish
Hull, England
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
18 October 2012
Offline
97

Here's a few of mine.

The way Paul sings "And in her eyes" on For No One
The transition from the solo to the piano and singing "And in the end" on The End
The way John and Paul sing "She's got a Ticket To Ride"
Paul's vocals on Martha My Dear e.g "Look what you've done"
The orchestral orgasm on Day In The Life

That's just naming a few song fragments off the top of my head that I really like!

"We were just a band that made it very, very big, that's all." - John Lennon
18 October 2012
9.59pm
lettherebbeatles4ever
Casbah Coffee Club
Forum Posts: 20
Member Since:
8 January 2012
Offline
98

the intro to you cant do that with the cowbell and piano fantastic

the fadeout of While My Guitar Gently Weeps on mono 

the intro to revolution 

the bass on taxman when george says the if you drive a car line 

the tit tit tit bit on girl 

19 October 2012
12.07am
meanmistermustard
Moderator



Forum Posts: 9774
Member Since:
1 May 2011
Offline
99

Probably been mentioned upstream but Paul broad Scot's "grand children on YOUR knee".

 

Was listening to the isolated tracks of When Im Sixty-Four and the isolated clarinets are a true joy to experience, and Pauls pounding piano keys are so cool, plus why does he laugh the last lines of that song. I wonder if all the beatles tracks feature odd mumbling buried in deep.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
19 October 2012
1.36pm
bikelock28
Standing There
Carnegie Hall
Forum Posts: 230
Member Since:
14 October 2012
Offline
100

I agree about the intro of Revolution, and "cry-y-y-y," in This Boy. My other favourites are…

The walking bass line in the chorus I’m A Loser- when it starts a semitone (?) higher at, “I'm a lo-o-o-oo-ser, and I'm not what I appear to be,”

The drum roll just before the start of the chorus in Got To Get You Into My Life…and at the very end when Paul’s ad-libbing and he screams, “Everah sangle day!”paul-mccartney

Towards the end of Getting Better- “Yes! I admit it’s getting better…,” The “Yes!” sounds so happy and victorious a-hard-days-night-john-6

You Really Got A Hold On Me- “Hold me- please, hold me- squeeze,”

Final verse of And Your Bird Can Sing- I don't know if its a key change or a production effect or a harmony thing, but I just love it

In I’ve Just Seen A Face: Paul’s voice when he sings “dream of her tonight,” and the chord at “that we just met,”

Think For Yourself ‘cos I won’t be thurrr with you,” D'aaw, George…

“Oh, how long will it take…” in Baby’s In Black- their voices are just perfect together

John’s voice when he says, “feel his disease,” in Come Together,”- he sounds like he’s shuddering at the thought of it.

The “mmm,” as John enters the final verse of A Hard Day’s Night- so sexy

…but not quite as sexy as Paul's “I want you, I want you, I wa-a-ant you,” in Michelle

Oh, and a special mention to Macca’s Scouse pronunciation of “market” in Ob La Di Ob La Da, and the fact that he makes an effort to sound posh the next time around. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

"I don't think we were actually swimming, as it were, with shirts on, 'cos we always wear overcoats when we're swimming,"-

George Harrison, Australia, June 1964

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online:
44 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 9774

mr. Sun king coming together: 6916

parlance: 5109

Ahhh Girl: 4963

mithveaen: 4651

Annadog40: 4163

Zig: 4100

Mr. Kite: 3696

Ron Nasty: 3034

fabfouremily: 2934

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 88

Members: 2595

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 34

Topics: 3160

Posts: 134143

Newest Members: Nereus, Mazza, AllMyLoving, KenO, mrneil2

Moderators: Ahhh Girl (4963), meanmistermustard (9774), Zig (4100), Joe (3452)

Administrators: Joe (3452), Ellie (1)

Members Birthdays
Today: None
Upcoming: None