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Goodnight Vienna
19 June 2016
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Listening to this earlier and it gets better each time tho isn't as consistently strong as the predecessor 'Ringo' is?

'(It's All Down To) Goodnight Vienna' is a great number written by John which flies by.

'Occapella' and Oo Wee' as incredibly catchy, even if you don't want them to be. 

Love the lines 

I tried to make my parents proud
By adapting the social powers
Oh, pigs will fly and the Earth will fry
When they get me doing honest hours

in 'Snookeroo' plus when Ringo sings "I broke all the rules when I went to school But the teacher's couldn't pin me down" I wonder if Ringo couldn't be pinned down as he was hardly ever there.

Is there a nod to the Beatles 'I'm Down ' in 'All By Myself' as one of the vocals clearly sings "And don't I'm Down " or am I just being one of those nutty Beatles fans finding connections when there isn't one?

And finally is 'Husbands and Wives' the follow-up to 'You and Me (Babe)'? 'You and Me (Babe)' could very easily be the very positive I loved you and thank you for the times but i'm going to be fine without you at the outset of a separation whereas 'Husbands and Wives' is when the reality and sadness kicks in; when you realise that it is over.

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19 April 2017
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Love this album, although I may have to agree it isn't quite as good at Ringo. It less Beatles references, although it has a nice allusion to With A Little Help From My Friends with the "Billy Shears" progression.

Oddly, the extended version of Six O'Clock was released with The reissue of Goodnight Vienna rather than Ringo. Listening through the reissue, I found it to be the best track on there, which says something about the quality of "Ringo." But anyway, Paul wrote it and its a fantastic song. 

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19 April 2017
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I'm not a fan of Six O'Clock. I think Snookeroo and Occapella are better.

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19 April 2017
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The No-No Song and Six O'Clock are probably the two cheesiest songs on the album, but possibly my two favorites. Paul couldn't have pulled that song off, it works better with Ringo's jaunty vocal style. Although technically Six O'Clock is not on the album. I agree that Occapella is an awesome song.

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19 April 2017
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While I love Ringo, I love this album slightly more. The No No Song is one of my favorite Ringo songs ever. I also really love Occapella, The title track, Oo-wee,
Snookaroo, and Only You (And You Alone).

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19 April 2017
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I actually don't think Ringo is his best album.

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19 April 2017
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@Expert Textpert said
I actually don't think Ringo is his best album.  

In my opinion, his best album is Time Takes Time.

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Expert Textpert said
I actually don't think Ringo is his best album.  

I think his best album is Beaucoups Of Blues. 

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sir walter raleigh said

I think his best album is Beaucoups Of Blues.   

I agree, but Old Wave is pretty damn good.

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William Shears Campbell said

In my opinion, his best album is Time Takes Time.  

I really like that one, too.

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