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Most underrated, and overrated song on Sgt. Peppers?
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HammerDealer
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19 June 2010 - 2.22pm

Overrated - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, is amazing, but it's considered one of their best, which I'm not to sure about, as (for me) it gets old very fast.

 

Underrated - She's Leaving Home, I almost picked A Day In The Life, but anyways, She's Leaving Home is a gem, and one that I almost NEVER hear mentioned, it's just so awesome... and sad.

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".

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19 June 2010 - 3.08pm

I agree with Hammer. a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

Over-LSD

Under-SLH (I'd love to hear just the instrumental track)

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19 June 2010 - 3.25pm

She's Leaving Home Instrumental - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....33vWvONhJI.

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".

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19 June 2010 - 3.35pm

OMG!  That is such a beautiful piece of music!  Thanks!

Any further "what's your favorite" threads will have this.

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HammerDealer
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19 June 2010 - 3.43pm

Well, no problem, just searched it on google. a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".

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19 June 2010 - 5.36pm

I have to disagree. I really like LSD while SLH is a bit melodramatic. I prefer Lovely Rita or Good Morning Good Morning.

I don't know how ADitL could ever be considered overrated.

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19 June 2010 - 6.16pm

I disagree as well- LSD is a great song, as is SLH (especially for the subject matter and beautiful strings) but I would say what they're both "rated' as are appropriate.

Lovely Rita is way too underrated if you ask me. Overrated... I don't know, maybe With A Little Help From My Friends? Though, I love every song on the album.

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19 June 2010 - 7.05pm

I don't think With A Little Help From My Friends could be underrated, it gets kind of annoying after a bit.

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".

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19 June 2010 - 10.48pm

Well, since "A Day In The Life" usually makes any "best song of all time" list it wouldn't be my choice for being "underrated". It's a great Lennon/McCartney collaboration (no matter how much EltonJohnLennon may try to downsize Paul's contribution) and rightfully gets all the praise.

I would pick any solo-McCartney song on this one: "Getting better", "Fixing A Hole", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm 64", "She's Leaving Home", Sgt. Peppers".

Sure, ADITL is the serious, epic climax of the album, but what would it be without all the fun from the mentioned songs before?! All those songs have great arrangements and vocals. The bass parts especially on the first three are really cool (as are those on "Good morning" and "Mr. Kite" of course). Those songs may not be as "deep" and "meaningful" as others, but it's indeed hard to write a good "nonsense" pop tune!

Those songs breathe the spirit of "Sgt. Pepper's" with all the sound experiments and cool instruments (horns, harpsichord, combs, Tambura, clarinets etc.).

They are the meat on the bones of the album. Without them there wouldn't have been an album that could have contained "A Day In The Life".

It's hard to name a favourite among them. The great guitar intro and vocals from "Getting better", the dreamy athmosphere and cool guitar solo from "Fixing A Hole", the fantastic "aaaaah" intro (it's easier to identify Paul here than in "A Day In The Life", I admit!) and crazy arrangement of "Lovely Rita", the great drums and cool clarinets from "When I'm 64", the magical "audience" parts, Paul's soaring rock-vocals and even more soaring guitar from "Sgt. Peppers", the beauty of "She's Leaving Home" - all those songs have much to offer pleasure and joy.

Maybe I would pick "Lovely Rita", but any other song could be my favourite, too.

That being said, of course John's other songs are part of the magic as well. But it's usually Pauls songs that are called "filler" on this album by SOME people. So if any song on this album is underrated, it would be one of those.

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20 June 2010 - 1.53am

Well, I just mean A Day In The Life is never mentioned among 'non-Beatles' fans, unlike Hello, Goodbye, Hey, Jude, Blackbird...

 

Yeah, I would agree with any of those.

 

That was other great comment, I can actually really respect that view of Sgt. Pepper's.

 

It's funny how one comment can change a view of a whole album, that you thought you knew. I've always loved ANY song on Pepper, but Paul's, as you called fillers, conside by some, I always LOVED those, very great songs, some of the best I've ever heard.

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".

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20 June 2010 - 3.07am

Underrated: 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

With A Little Help From My Friends

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Getting Better

Fixing A Hole

She's Leaving Home

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

Within You Without You

When I'm Sixty-Four

Lovely Rita

Good Morning Good Morning

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprisal)

A Day In The Life

 

Overrated:

Impossible.

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20 June 2010 - 3.19am

I think Good Morning Good Morning and Fixing A Hole are quite underrated.

Overrated? With A Little Help From My Friends. I think it's kind of cheesy. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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20 June 2010 - 3.27am

RonnieRIG said:

I think Good Morning Good Morning and Fixing A Hole are quite underrated.

Overrated? With A Little Help From My Friends. I think it's kind of cheesy. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10


 

Ok With a LIttle help of my friends works very well after Sgt. Pepper. But If you with Joe Cocker's version, I'm very sorry to admit it but yes, it's kind of cheesy. But it's Ringo and Ringo balances any chessy-ness in a song a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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20 June 2010 - 3.33am

Oh no, it does work great after Sgt. Pepper's. Maybe it's because I've heard the song so much, and I know so many people who like it. So to me, it's overrated. The Joe Cocker version is God awful.

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20 June 2010 - 3.35am

RonnieRIG said:

Oh no, it does work great after Sgt. Pepper's. Maybe it's because I've heard the song so much, and I know so many people who like it. So to me, it's overrated. The Joe Cocker version is God awful.


Try the Sam And Max (?) version. It's worse.

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20 June 2010 - 4.42am

mithveaen said:

 
But If you with Joe Cocker's version, I'm very sorry to admit it but yes, it's kind of cheesy.


 

Joe Cocker's version made me cringe. He sung the song on the season finale of American Idol this year.......I had nightmares.a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

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RonnieRIG
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20 June 2010 - 4.47am

Oh I saw that! It was awful!!blue-meanieblue-meanieblue-meanie

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MrBig
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20 June 2010 - 4.48am

I really didn't mind Cocker's version of it. Wet Wet Wet's however, was just.... nevermind.

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20 June 2010 - 4.50am

MrBig said:

Wet Wet Wet's however, was just.... nevermind.


 Never heard of it.

I would listen to it, but I'm afraid.a-hard-days-night-paul-4

 

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MrBig
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20 June 2010 - 4.52am

Sunii said:

MrBig said:

Wet Wet Wet's however, was just.... nevermind.


Never heard of it.
 

I would listen to it, but I'm afraid.a-hard-days-night-paul-4


The best part is, the lead singer sings out of key on the lyric: "I'll try not to sing out of key"

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