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Anachronistic Beatles Songs
2 March 2018
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Based on this definition, which Beatles songs do you think seem most out of place on the album/single on which they were released? For example, you could mention pre 1966 or post 1967 songs that sound psychedelic to you.

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  1. belonging to a period other than that being portrayed.
    "'Titus' benefits from the effective use of anachronistic elements like cars and loudspeakers"
    • belonging or appropriate to an earlier period, especially so as to seem conspicuously old-fashioned.
      "she is rebelling against the anachronistic morality of her parents"

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2 March 2018
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Technically speaking, any of Paul's Vaudeville-type songs would fit the description regardless of the album on which it appears. 'Honey Pie ', 'When I'm Sixty-Four ', etc... 

If one is allowed some leeway, I'd say 'Yellow Submarine ' sounds out of place on Revolver . Still love the song, though!

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I'd go with Across The Universe on its 1970 release, given how psychedelic it is. 

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Zig said
Technically speaking, any of Paul's Vaudeville-type songs would fit the description regardless of the album on which it appears. 'Honey Pie ', 'When I'm Sixty-Four ', etc...

Expanding on this...  I'd say 'Within You, Without You'...  Traditional Indian Music had been played that way for centuries...  the "Vaudeville" 'When I'm Sixty-Four ' is very much up to date with 'Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by comparison...:-)

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Old thread, but a few more ideas I had include:

Oh Darling on Abbey Road . Seems way more like a 50s rock pastiche than the classic rock sound they were doing on that album. 

I Will on the White Album . I suppose you could say this about a lot of the songs, but this one truly wouldn't have sounded out of place on Beatles For Sale .

What Goes On on Rubber Soul . I have a bias against this one as it's my least favourite song of theirs by a long way, but its 12 bar blues structure does seem very out of place next to the more melodically complex stuff like Norwegian Wood and In My Life

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I'll Be Back fits more with Beatles For Sale then A Hard Day's Night , which is one of the reasons i like Beatles '65.

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Dark Overlord said
I'll Be Back fits more with Beatles For Sale then A Hard Day's Night , which is one of the reasons i like Beatles '65.  

Actually I'm not sure about this one. AHDN is their most cohesive and unified release pre-Rubber Soul IMO and I find I'll Be Back fits it really well as a closer, and makes a nice change from the rock n roll numbers they typically closed their albums with at the time.

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Dark Overlord said
I'll Be Back fits more with Beatles For Sale then A Hard Day's Night , which is one of the reasons i like Beatles '65.  

I've always felt the same...  the laid-back marijuana feel suits 'Beatles For Sale ' much better, in my opinion...  what's interesting is that Capitol also added 'You Can't Do That ' to the 8-Track Cartridge version of 'Beatles '65' which seems way out of place to me, I think that they tacked it onto the end...:-) 

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I feel Fine. To me it sounds more like the 1965 Help ! period instead of the 1964 Beatles For Sale one.

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Shamrock Womlbs said
I feel Fine. To me it sounds more like the 1965 Help ! period instead of the 1964 Beatles For Sale one.  

I’ve always felt like I Feel Fine would’ve fit into Rubber Soul nicely. Next to Day Tripper , if that made the cut.

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