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22 March 2019
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I’ve heard the guitar compared to a dentist’s razor thingy in its high pitch, does anybody know if that was intentional? 

EDIT: the reason for the comparison being that George/Eric eating so many chocolates would probably result in a trip to the dentist

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22 March 2019
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^No idea about that, but we can’t have a love fest over Savoy Truffle and not mention the bassline or the drumming!beatlemaniacs_02_gifbeatlemaniacs_02_gif

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Let’s just say that all of Savoy Truffle is amazing and leave it at that.

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22 March 2019
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Why leave it at that? I demand a parade through the centre of every capital city in the world celebrating the song Ferris Bueller style ahdn_john_08_gifjohn-lennon-salute_gif

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“While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I’m a naysayer and hatchet man in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I’ll gladly take another - because I choose to live my life in the company of Ghandi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. I love you, Sheriff Truman.”

 

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SAVE FERRIS LOVE Savoy Truffle !

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22 March 2019
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Save George’s teeth! Boycott the Savoy Truffle (by listening to the song instead)!!

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22 March 2019
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QuarryMan said
Save George’sEric’s teeth! Boycott the Savoy Truffle (by listening to the song instead)!!

  

Fixed it for ya john-lennon-salute_gifGeorge’s teeth are lovely, Eric was the one with the problem.

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22 March 2019
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I don’t want him to be influenced by Eric’s chocolate munching ways, though paul-mccartney

Anyway, back on topic a little, I think Julia is deserving of the top ranking on this album. 

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22 March 2019
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Nah, While My Guitar Gently Weeps and I Will . Julia ‘s okay, but it’s not that good.

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I personally like Julia a lot. I also think The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill gets way too hate from people… I actually like it a lot, it was the first song on the White Album I ever heard, and it made me want to listen to the rest of the album.

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22 March 2019
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Julia is a standout on the album for me. I could listen to the melody all day. It’s John’s White Album version of Paul’s Mother Nature’s Son. I love the quiet reflection of it all. A man in peaceful mourning, reflecting on his past and a significant person in it. John mourning his mother makes it a little easier for me when I think about John too…knowing he had these feelings for other people as well. We have hurt in our lives, and we remember it, but we carry on. 

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I love Julia . I think it’s also got an element of longing for Yoko in it as well, ‘ocean child’ being of course her name. He’s simultaneously trying to get over losing his mother and explore his feelings for Yoko.

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Count me in with the Julia appreciation crowd. The guitar on it gives me a similar feeling to the guitar on Dear Prudence . I think it’s maybe how both have a slightly droning quality (and I mean that in the best way possible) which gives them a really beautiful exotic kind of feel that is very unusual among Beatles songs. Not to mention the lyrics are absolutely stunning. 

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I personally like Julia a lot. I also think The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill gets way too hate from people… I actually like it a lot, it was the first song on the White Album I ever heard, and it made me want to listen to the rest of the album.

  

I like Bungalow Bill a lot too, but I would like it a lot more if it did something more interesting with the chorus, since you have this really awesome narrative in the verse which loses all its momentum when you go into the slightly obnoxious chorus. 

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HEEEEEEEEY BUNGALOW BILLLL, WHAT DID YOU KIIIILL, BUNGALOW BILLLL…

Such an earworm. a-hard-days-night-paul-3

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True, but it contrasts too heavily with the verses for me to really like ita-hard-days-night-ringo-13

(Okay, maybe not a-hard-days-night-ringo-13bad, but not great either) 

 

 

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True, but it contrasts too heavily with the verses for me to really like ita-hard-days-night-ringo-13

Lol, I wasn’t complimenting it. a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

(Okay, maybe not a-hard-days-night-ringo-13bad, but not great either) 

  

…I mean I think it’s pretty bad… but that’s just me.

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I can never tell whether people mean earworm as a good or bad thing paul-mccartney-facepalm_gifLike, on the one hand it means the song is catchy and memorable, but it could also mean annoying, like in this context

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I find Bungalow Bill much less annoying than several other White Album songs like Honey Pie , Wild Honey Pie , Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, Martha My Dear , Birthday , and Good Night . I also think the chorus makes perfect sense with the verses, and it is one of the only songs where I enjoy Yoko’s singing. However, I think we can all agree to disagree on this topic. 

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I can never tell whether people mean earworm as a good or bad thing paul-mccartney-facepalm_gifLike, on the one hand it means the song is catchy and memorable, but it could also mean annoying, like in this context

  

Earworm means something you can’t get out of your head – can be good or bad.

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<snip>However, I think we can all agree to disagree on this topic. 

  

I disagree. I have no strong feelings on TCSOBB – it’s ok, it’s not my favourite but certainly not my least favourite. 

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