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The Measure of a Maniac: How many Beatles songs have I never listened to?
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5 August 2013
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As I've said before occasionally here, I'm not that much of a Beatles fan when you measure that by how many songs I enjoy and/or know well.

The following is a list of Beatles songs that I've either never heard before, or my memory is so poor and I was so unimpressed, I can't remember if I ever heard them.  (A few of them are probably early covers).  I do intend to try to listen to at least some of them in the near future.  If I knew there was an undiscovered treasure on the level of a "Penny Lane" or "Here, There And Everywhere", I would of course immediately give a listen.  But as it is, I don't want to slog through a bunch of mediocre stuff that I don't like much to try to find it 

From my list, the more zealous fans can see how far I am from the measure of a Beatlemaniac:

    12-Bar Original

    A Beginning

    A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues

    Act Naturally

    Ain't She Sweet

    Anna (Go To Him)

    Another Girl

    Baby It's You

    Baby's In Black

    Bad Boy

    Boys

    Carnival Of Light

    Carol

    Chains

    Child Of Nature

    Christmas Time (Is Here Again)

    Circles

    Clarabella

    Cry For A Shadow

    Crying, Waiting, Hoping

    Devil In Her Heart

    Dig It

    Do You Want To Know A Secret

    Doctor Robert

    Don't Ever Change

    Etcetera

    Every Little Thing

    Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

    Free As A Bird

    From Me To You

    Glad All Over

    Hallelujah, I Love Her So

    Hello Little Girl

    Honey Don't

    How Do You Do It

    I Call Your Name

    I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

    I Forgot To Remember To Forget

    I Got To Find My Baby

    I Just Don't Understand

    I'll Be Back

    I'll Be On My Way

    I'll Get You

    I'm A Loser

    I'm Down

    I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)

    If I Needed Someone

    If You've Got Trouble

    In Spite Of All The Danger

    It's All Too Much

    Keep Your Hands Off My Baby

    Leave My Kitten Alone

    Lend Me Your Comb

    Like Dreamers Do

    Little Child

    Lonesome Tears in My Eyes

    Los Paranoias

    Love Of The Loved

    Love You To

    Lucille

    Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues

    March Of The Meanies

    Memphis, Tennessee

    Misery

    Money (That's What I Want)

    Moonlight Bay

    Mr Moonlight

    My Bonnie

    No Reply

    Nobody's Child

    Not A Second Time

    Not Guilty

    Nothin' Shakin'

    Now And Then

    Ooh! My Soul

    Pepperland

    Pepperland Laid Waste

    Real Love

    Rip It Up/Shake, Rattle And Roll/Blue Suede Shoes

    Rock And Roll Music

    Sea Of Holes

    Sea Of Monsters

    Sea Of Time

    Searchin'

    September In The Rain

    Shout

    Sie Liebt Dich

    So How Come (No One Loves Me)

    Soldier Of Love

    Some Other Guy

    Sour Milk Sea

    Step Inside Love

    Sure To Fall (In Love With You)

    Sweet Little Sixteen

    Take Good Care Of My Baby

    Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby

    Tell Me What You See

    Thank You Girl

    That Means A Lot

    That'll Be The Day

    That's All Right (Mama)

    The Hippy Hippy Shake

    The Honeymoon Song

    The Inner Light

    The Saints

    The Sheik Of Araby

    There's A Place

    Three Cool Cats

    To Know Her Is To Love Her

    Too Much Monkey Business

    Wait

    What Goes On

    What You're Doing

    What's The New Mary Jane

    Why

    Yes It Is

    You Can't Do That

     You Know What To Do

    You Like Me Too Much

    Young Blood

 

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5 August 2013
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Funny Paper said
As I've said before occasionally here, I'm not that much of a Beatles fan when you measure that by how many songs I enjoy and/or know well.

    I'm A Loser

    There's A Place

 

There's A Place and I'm A Loser are probably my favorite pre-Rubber Soul Beatles tracks. Give 'em a listen!

5 August 2013
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Wow, I'm very surprised.  I'm guessing you don't own "With the Beatles", "Beatles For Sale", or any of the Anthology?  Man, you are missing out!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-15  

 

Now I'm curious, so I'm going through the list on this site to see which ones I have not heard....  and they are...

  • A Shot of Rhythm and Blues
  • Bad Boy
  • Carnival Of Light
  • Carol
  • Child Of Nature
  • Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
  • Circles
  • Clarabella
  • Crying, Waiting, Hoping
  • Don't Ever Change
  • Etcetera
  • Glad All Over
  • I Call Your Name
  • I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  • I Got to Find My Baby
  • I Just Don't Understand
  • I'll Be On My Way
  • I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)
  • Johnny B Goode
  • Lonesome Tears in My Eyes
  • Love of the Loved
  • Nobody's Child
  • Nothin' Shakin'
  • Now and Then
  • Ooh! My Soul
  • September in the Rain
  • So How Come (No One Loves Me)
  • Soldier of Love
  • Sour Milk Sea
  • Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
  • Sweet Little Sixteen
  • Take Good Care Of My Baby
  • Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby
  • The Honeymoon Song
  • To Know Her is to Love Her
  • Young Blood

Mostly old covers it looks like.  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

5 August 2013
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Pretty much LongHairedLady's list except for I Call Your Name, Bad Boy, Child Of Nature, Circles, Clarabella and Carol.

@Funny Paper Don't bother to listen to What's The New Mary Jane. You'll immediately regret it.

5 August 2013
12.06pm
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LHL, I strongly advise you to listen to Don't Ever Change, maybe my favourite cover they ever did. A rare example of Paul and George sharing a double lead harmony vocal, and the song's a beauty.

Funny Paper, you're missing out on some classics, and some underrated gems - namely Every Little Thing, From Me To You, I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, I'll Be Back (great harmonies and rather dark and complex for 1964), I'm A Loser (one of John's finest Dylan impressions, great bassline too), I'm Down (you'll probably enjoy the excellent Paul vocal on this one), If I Needed Someone (one of George's finest earlier songs), No Reply (one of John's best ferocious jealousy-rockers), Tell Me What You See, There's A Place, Yes It Is (stylistically similar to This Boy but I think it's just as good), What You're Doing (underrated minimal Paul tune with a jangly looping riff) and You Can't Do That (another of John's best ferocious jealousy-rockers).

I'd advise you to listen to that list and then report back to the thread a-hard-days-night-george-9

 

 

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5 August 2013
6.34pm
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It's odd, because in the time it took to copy-and-paste all of those songs, you could have listened to side one of 'A Hard Day's Night'.

 

And that master list is kind of useless.  Early live cover songs and stuff that never made it out of the vaults hardly count in the big scheme of things.  "Carnival Of Light", anyone...?  

But still...  I don't see how people can simply refuse to listen to their first few albums for fear of not being impressed.

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5 August 2013
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SatanHimself said
It's odd, because in the time it took to copy-and-paste all of those songs, you could have listened to side one of '
A Hard Day's Night'.

 

I've listened to, and like, most of the songs off "A Hard Day's Night" (asterisks by the ones I've listened to and like)--

* A Hard Day's Night

* I Should Have Known Better
* If I Fell
* I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
* And I Love Her
* Tell Me Why
* Can't Buy Me Love
* Any Time At All
* I'll Cry Instead
* Things We Said Today
* When I Get Home

You Can't Do That
I'll Be Back

The only one from my asterisk list I really don't like much is "I'll Cry Instead"

(And as for the two stragglers, let me guess, they are ones that weren't included in the American LP...)

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6 August 2013
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(Some especial favourites on that list: It's All Too Much, Baby's In Black, If I Needed Someone, What You're Doing. And Anna and Rock And Roll Music, for two of John's finest early vocal efforts.)

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

6 August 2013
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Funny Paper, if you find the list too daunting, start by crossing out the covers - though you'll miss out on "Rock'n'Roll Music" ... and yes "I'll Be Back" did appear on an American LP, but not on AHDN (but Beatles '65).

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6 August 2013
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Funny Paper:  I'm still surprised that after all these years you haven't listened to so many of their songs.  a-hard-days-night-ringo-14  No offence at all, but is it just a different generation maybe, are you not as familiar with the internet downloading and such?  I have all of their albums downloaded onto iTunes, with the exception of Past Masters....  so I have the privilege of having mostly all of their music literally at my fingertips.  Although if I have been a fan as long as you have, I would think I would have bought all of their albums by now (I slowly buy them all on vinyl...  only 4 to go!)  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

6 August 2013
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Lemme look at the list....

 

Carnival Of Light

Circles

Don't Ever Change

Glad All Over

Now and Then

Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby

The Saints

Why

You Know What to Do

 

I've heard a lot.

 

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
6 August 2013
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I don't get why if you have a favourite band why you wouldn't want to hear everything they officially released (thereby omitting the bootleg stuff, I can see why folks might not bother with that tho there are some really good music out there).*

Re. Carnival Of Light, I doubt anyone here has heard that, please correct me if wrong (and if you have a true recording of that and not some crummy fake feel free to let us hear it).

 

Actually if they went down a different route like a rave album I would get that, I haven't heard Pauls orchestral stuff or Johns Imminent Headache recordings with Yoko.

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6 August 2013
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I'm really surprised that FP and, more surprisingly still, LHL haven't listened to everything. I love Anthology 1 and the bbc recordings, and I wouldn't feel like a big fan if I hadn't listened to them. I don't really know how you can sit there knowing there's Beatles songs you've never listened to, but anyway, if you're happy then I guess there's no reason why anyone should tell you what to do. I, like everyone else who's already posted, strongly advise you listen to some of them, at least. You're both missing out BIG TIME!

The only song I haven't heard is COL, 'cause nobody has, have they?

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