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18 April 2015
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Listened to both of Paul’s vocal tracks separated from each other and its quick incredible and surprising how loose Paul’ vocals are, especially the first live-in-the-studio vocal, considering its so powerful in the final recording. At times i’m expecting Paul to stop and throw in a half-hearted line – tho this is not to say its not good, its fantastic.

You can far more clearly hear the closeness in the vocal to the one Paul put in on take 2 on the Anthology discs, even tho that one is nowhere near as good.

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First time I most likely heard this was  the 1973 Red 1962-1966 Album, that is not mentioned above. Doesn’t have to be said that this came out much earlier than 1 and is probably more universally known. apple01

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Moving the conversation about CBL’s solo over here to the right thread, @50yearslate. 

A couple of reasons why I don’t like it: so poorly double tracked (and the old solo’s leakage)

Doesn’t got the song imo. It’s a simple song, so a solo a la I Should Have Known Better would be better. 

It feels like every line was an afterthought, not something Georgie thought about before playing (I know most early Beatles solos were improvised – but most sound like he’s thinking about what he’s playing/about to play)

 

That’s it, really. 

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I agree that the double tracking’s a mess, but I’m quite fond of the leakage. When I was little I thought it was intentionally added as a part of the solo, until several months ago when I looked it up and found that that was not the case. I really love the solo, though. But that’s just me. 

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Indeed! The inclusion of the leakage is maybe my favourite aspect of that whole solo bit, accident or not. George playing off himself gives it a new aspect, and makes the final solo more decisive. 

Anyways, I rarely have criticism for any of these guys’ sonic experiments…

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I think the solo is very cool, kinda sloppy and bluesy but i love it like that. And the leakage adds a different flavour… an extra of sloppiness that i adore.
I should have known better solo is so simple and boring…down there with I’ll Follow The Sun and All You Need Is Love

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I love the solo for Can’t Buy Me Love , it has this nice bluesy feel.

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It’s so poorly double tracked

You have a point but i like how the poor double tracking, especially the part of the solo where one track plays one note and the other track plays the next note.

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And the old solo’s leakage

I’m not a big fan of 2 solos going on at the same time either but here it works nicely, it’s like the old solo compliments the new one.

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Doesn’t got the song imo. It’s a simple song, so a solo like I Should Have Known Better would be better

It’s a 12 bar blues song, something that’s typically complimented with a bluesy pentatonic solo, so having a solo like that wouldn’t work here.

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It feels like every line was an afterthought, not something Georgie thought about before playing (I know most early Beatles solos were improvised – but most sound like he’s thinking about what he’s playing/about to play)

You just described the solo for Boys without even knowing it.ahdn_ringo_09

All joking aside, George did think this one out since if he truly didn’t care about the solo, he would’ve stuck with the original.

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Shamrock Womlbs said
I think the solo is very cool, kinda sloppy and bluesy but i love it like that. And the leakage adds a different flavour… an extra of sloppiness that i adore.
I should have known better solo is so simple and boring…down there with I’ll Follow The Sun and All You Need Is Love …  

I would have difficulty finding a solo that I didn’t like. The solo on Not A Second Time is a little meh, but a. that’s not guitar and b. George doesn’t even play on the record.

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I love this solo. This song is actually quite ambiguous tonally, a lot more advanced than your average 12-bar blues. The solo is more or less in C minor, against the backdrop of seventh chords, giving it a really authentic bluesy feel.

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I have a severe problem that every time I run down the stairs very fast, Can’t Buy Me Love comes on.

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Does anyone know why Paul turned this into a bluegrass number for MTV in 1992? I love the completely different arrangement.

 

Makes me wonder what other songs he/other Beatles have changed the arrangement/instrumentation for when playing live after release (so no outtakes or going back and re-recording versions years later)? ‘Yesterday ‘ is easily the obvious example when the Beatles played it live in December 1965 (Paul solo on organ) and 1966 (full band electrified).

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meanmistermustard said
Does anyone know why Paul turned this into a bluegrass number for MTV in 1992?

Boredom?  I think most songwriter/artists fool around with their songs some as time goes on.  This is a pretty extreme example of it though.  Sounds good.

I’ve always thought Can’t Buy Me Love sounded a little rote anyway, it could use a little twist.

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While painting boards for the trim on the building we are renovating, Ohhh Boy put on the Beatles 1 cd. This thought popped into my head while Can’t Buy Me Love was playing. This song could be sung by a person in a same-sex relationship without having to change any gender pronouns.

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Ahhh Girl said
While painting boards for the trim on the building we are renovating, Ohhh Boy put on the Beatles 1 cd. This thought popped into my head while Can’t Buy Me Love was playing. This song could be sung by a person in a same-sex relationship without having to change any gender pronouns.

  

Great observation! Just off the top of my head, so does Love Me Do and From Me To You .

(I wonder if there’s enough for a Baker’s Dozen ahdn_george_01)

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kelicopter said

Ahhh Girl said

While painting boards for the trim on the building we are renovating, Ohhh Boy put on the Beatles 1 cd. This thought popped into my head while Can’t Buy Me Love was playing. This song could be sung by a person in a same-sex relationship without having to change any gender pronouns.

  

Great observation! Just off the top of my head, so does Love Me Do and From Me To You .

(I wonder if there’s enough for a Baker’s Dozen ahdn_george_01)

  

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The top comment under the official video for Can’t Buy Me Love Is great a-hard-days-night-john-6

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I’ll Get You, Theres A Place

  

Two of Us, If I Fell , The Night Before , they have quite a lot of this

(Yes, this should be enough for a baker’s dozen)

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