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Song fragments that throw you off
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Having looked at this thread, here's an opposite.

There are parts of songs, just tiny snippets, that can give you a real bit of frisson* and make you anticipate that one little moment every time the song appears on shuffle. But likewise, there are just little parts of songs - intentional or otherwise - that can make you just cringe, whether it's a timing error, the way that particular word is delivered, or whatever, and you dread the moment it occurs. This isn't referring to lyrics (there's a separate thread for that) or the entire song, but rather the little things which irritate you every time.

  • Baby It's You **: "It's... notthe wayyousmile" sounds like it's delivered by William Shatner.
  • I can't unhear John's "fucking hell" in Hey Jude .
  • The middle of Happiness Is A Warm Gun ("Mother superior...") really annoys me. It goes on for too long, and I hate like the mixed tempos.
  • "A little little Honey Don't !"**. It sounds like he's saying Lidl, the supermarket. GET YOUR SATSUMAS LATER, RINGO.
  • The string background of "I think I know I mean, ah yes, but it's all wrong" in Strawberry Fields Forever sounds out-of-tempo and it annoys me.
  • "We're Sgt. Pepper 's one and only Lonely Hearts Club Band" - can't really describe why. I think it's the melody.

Any fragments that irritate you lot?

 

*Frisson - abstract noun. The proper word for the shiver you get up your spine when something moves you.

**I understand these are both covers, but they still irritate me. The former is especially annoying because I love the rest of it, especially the main chorus. Honey Don't is a good one, but it's just those moments.

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The da da da da da da instrumentals after the "All You Need Is Love " in All You Need Is Love

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Dang, the "Sgt Pepper 's one and only Lonely Hearts Club Band" is one of my favorite parts.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

Dang, the "Sgt Pepper 's one and only Lonely Hearts Club Band" is one of my favorite parts.

Exactly what I was gonna say... And I also can't unhear John...

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MrMoonlight said

  • "A little little Honey Don't !"**.
  • Yikes - next, you'll probably profess your dislike of "Yes we're going to a party party".a-hard-days-night-george-10

    But seriously folks, I like this idea for a thread. Personally, I don't have any gripes, but this is a nice idea.apple01

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    The entirety of Hold Me Tight puts me off but thats not a fragment.ahdn_paul_01

    "I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

    "Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of self to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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    Instrumental break in "Twist & Shout" - sounded better played on horns in the Isley Brothers' original. I don't like how it just plods along for four bars with no variation.

    (Fortunately, the very best part of the song comes right after it!)

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    The do da do's or whatever they are in A Taste Of Honey , hearing those make me want to turn the song off.

    "I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

    "Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of self to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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    I actually really dislike John's captain bit in Yellow Submarine

    I hate about every harmonica bit there is, except for Please Please Me .

    Woah, I was pretty sure I was going to come up with this whole list of things, but this is not too bad.

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    Oh, dirty Maggie Mae
    they have taken her away
    and she'll never walk
    down Lime Street anymore

    Actually I like it, just felt like putting it out there.... yoko-ono_01

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    Not a Beatles song, but I really hate the overly "theatrical" way "Working Class Hero " ends, with that dramatic guitar flourish. Like it's a bloody symphony or something, instead of a song with barely three chords. It practically embarrasses me in a way I can't really explain.

    One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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    Von Bontee said
    Not a Beatles song, but I really hate the overly "theatrical" way "Working Class Hero " ends, with that dramatic guitar flourish. Like it's a bloody symphony or something, instead of a song with barely three chords. It practically embarrasses me in a way I can't really explain.

    Well, of course you can't explain it; you're an effen peasant! We're all effen peasants, as far as John could see.

    That entire song always got on my nerves. And if I'm not mistaken, it only has two chords, not three. And that ending is exactly the kind of flourish that a modestly-talented guitarist would put on a throwaway melody, when everyone around him was telling him how artistic and wonderful he was. There's an OK idea for a song there, but it wasn't developed properly; it sounds pretty much "tossed off." Somebody from "quality control" should have stepped in there.

    I know a lot of people love Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album, but I mostly hear underdeveloped ideas on there. (like the song "Love") When I think about how good that ablum could have been with some effort, it makes me want to primal scream.

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    Bungalow Bob said

    Von Bontee said
    Not a Beatles song, but I really hate the overly "theatrical" way "Working Class Hero " ends, with that dramatic guitar flourish. Like it's a bloody symphony or something, instead of a song with barely three chords. It practically embarrasses me in a way I can't really explain.

    And if I'm not mistaken, it only has two chords, not three. And that ending is exactly the kind of flourish that a modestly-talented guitarist would put on a throwaway melody, .

    Yeah, that's basically how I feel! (Except I like the song more than you; it may be a throwaway melody, but I find the bleakness of it haunting.)

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    That's the problem with songs that are all about some kind of "message" and the music is just there to be used like... a peasant.

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    MrMoonlight said

     

      • The string background of "I think I know I mean, ah yes, but it's all wrong" in Strawberry Fields Forever sounds out-of-tempo and it annoys me.

      Odd that you would find that phrase in the string part annoying - which is very much in tempo, and just syncopated - but not the very next part of the phrase where the 8th note strings are flamming against the backwards hi-hat 16ths.... 

       

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      I was going to create a whole thread about how I don't like the "middle eighth" part of "Don't Let Me Down " -- the part that differs from the entire rest of the song:

      I'm in love for the first time
      Don't you know it's gonna last?
      It's a love that lasts forever
      It's a love that had no past

      The lyrics and the melody and performance of this fragment I think are all kind of weak and not inspired like the rest of the song is.  I suspect Lennon came up with the rest of the song but didn't have any middle eighth to flesh out the song; then Paul chipped in to cobble together something, anything, just to complete the song.  Paul had a tendency to do that, I think, even though otherwise he had a musical genius for inspiration (I'm a Paul fan, mind you).  Sometimes it seems like Paul's internal censor is out to lunch -- or maybe he just cocks his head in that bouncy way and says "well, why not?"...

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      While listening to Paul's 'Calico Skies' I thought of this thread.

      May we never be called to handle
      All the weapons of war we despise

      I totally get the message in these lines. But, did they really fit in with the rest of the song? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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      Zig said
      While listening to Paul's 'Calico Skies' I thought of this thread.

      May we never be called to handle
      All the weapons of war we despise

      I totally get the message in these lines. But, did they really fit in with the rest of the song? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

      THOU SHALT NOT SPEAKETH ILL OF CALICO SKIES

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      Honey Pie in it's entirety. I mean seriously, right after a bouncy song Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da , it's a bit strange! And then Bungalow Bill plays like nothing just happened . . . Also, the woman's voice in Bungalow Bill is a bit unsettling after hearing only men's voices for so long.

      For more popular songs, I would just say the strangeness in "A Day In The Life ". I never really understood why the song was THAT popular, but I just don't like the two parts meshed together. I mean, I DO like the first part, the part the leads into the second part, and the second part (not really, it's just another one of Paul's granny music. If it weren't in the song, it would probably be seen as a filler), but I don't like them much all together. 

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