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The Lennon vs McCartney debate
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31 January 2011
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I really believe that they were both great great talents, but completely different personalities - none of which perfect. Talent-wise, I think Paul didn't mind writing a commercial song, I mean a song that was maybe really shallow but a potential hit.. John, meanwhile, seemed in their last years to only write songs that expressed what he truly felt.

In their earlier years, I think they balanced each other.. Paul took the business too seriously I guess, while John never did. I do think that some extremely cheesy Paul songs were given a reality check by a John contribution, and some honest John songs that were all over the place, were kept in line by Paul's melodies..I am no music expert, this is just what I feel when I hear their songs -  feel free to disagree :)

Personality-wise.. and I didn't read Anthology but from what I gather, they were all nasty to each other in the late years, save Ringo of course, whom I can't imagine being mean to anyone! Paul bossed around, George made fun of paul's songs, John looked uninterested and snappy.. I think none of them was absolutely good or bad, only different.

I completely agree with Vonbontee about Paul.. I think he liked to perform, which is why he was the last one to accept that they should stop touring, and why he came up with the Get Back idea. This doesn't make him bad, I mean, look at all the stars now!

I just love them all.. and the fact that we know a lot of negative things about them and still love them is just what makes them great stuart-sutcliffe

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31 January 2011
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Great post, certainly their flaws keep them human. Speaking of flaws, I was wondering if Yoko has affected anyone's feelings towards John and if that would make them favor Paul over him. Ok, they both made some bad music in their careers both with the Beatles and after the Beatles, but I don't think Paul ever made anything as bad as Two Virgins, the Wedding Album, and whatever their third one was called, Lions for Lambs or something like that. Plus he put all of those great musicians together for those concerts and was cool with Yoko completely ruining their performances.

So I think that maybe Paul was consistently better, but John's peaks were higher than Paul's.

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31 January 2011
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Haha Yoko's music made me appreciate John's music MORE! And it's called Life With The Lions and it's great! (Agreed that Two Virgins is awful fwiw.)

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
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Von Bontee said:

And it's called Life With The Lions and it's great! 

 

Really? I've never heard of Good review of any of the Trio. I might check it out, after all, You do have great taste, Von! (In Music Anyways *Leafs*

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Marcelo said:

I think those John&Yoko albums are the price to pay for being nonconformist and experimental. IMHO.


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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Marcelo said:

I think those John&Yoko albums are the price to pay for being nonconformist and experimental. IMHO.


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Mithveaen kind of answered it for me:
 

Well considering that avant-garde was "in" during the 60s, I don't
blame them for experimenting with that. I haven't heard much of that..
but I've seen footage of Yoko screaming and John playing his guitar like
crazy. Eww… a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
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