Please consider registering
Guest
sp_LogInOut Log Insp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
The Beatles' most "dated" songs
22 June 2021
1.40am
Avatar
Little Piggy Dragonguy
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4056
Member Since:
5 November 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
141sp_Permalink sp_Print

Please Mister Postman and All My Loving . Writing letters isn’t really a thing anymore now that we have cellphones and apps that make long distance calls free.

The following people thank Little Piggy Dragonguy for this post:

vonbontee

All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit 

22 June 2021
7.03pm
Avatar
sir walter raleigh
In our yellow (IN OUR YELLOW) submarine (SUBMARINE AHA!)
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 5654
Member Since:
26 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
142sp_Permalink sp_Print

Throw PS I Love You in there too. 

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

19 September 2022
5.44pm
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 21040
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
143sp_Permalink sp_Print

Her Majesty and the part of Penny Lane about the portrait of the queen in the pocket will now be frozen in time in the 2nd Elizabethan age.

The following people thank Ahhh Girl for this post:

Richard
19 September 2022
8.30pm
Avatar
Richard
North of England
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4047
Member Since:
6 May 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
144sp_Permalink sp_Print

Ahhh Girl said
Her Majesty and the part of Penny Lane about the portrait of the queen in the pocket will now be frozen in time in the 2nd Elizabethan age.

Yes, and Mean Mr Mustard : “Takes him out to look at the Queen”.

The following people thank Richard for this post:

Ahhh Girl

And in the end

The love you take is equal to the love you make

 

uk-flag-v-small-3.png

19 September 2022
10.22pm
Avatar
alittlebitolder
There Is A Place
Carnegie Hall
Members
Forum Posts: 524
Member Since:
28 April 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I suppose Taxman is dated lyrically by including the names of the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition at the time and the current, 1966, top earning income tax rate. Particularly the names of Wilson & Heath date the song , but it is still a brilliant song. Maybe it would have been better if they had used names like Ah Ah Prime Minister and Ah Ah Chancellor?

 

Oops, think this one was mentioned earlier.

The following people thank alittlebitolder for this post:

Richard, Ahhh Girl
19 September 2022
10.35pm
Avatar
Richard
North of England
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4047
Member Since:
6 May 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

alittlebitolder said
I suppose Taxman is dated lyrically by including the names of the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition at the time and the current, 1966, top earning income tax rate. Particularly the names of Wilson & Heath date the song , but it is still a brilliant song.

The names continued to be appropriate for quite a while (until 1975):
* In 1966, Wilson was the PM while Heath was the Leader of the Opposition; and that was the case up to 1970
* Then from 1970 to 1974, Heath was the PM while Wilson was the Leader of the Opposition
* Then from 1974 to 1975, the roles reversed again: Wilson was the PM while Heath was the Leader of the Opposition

I think the 95% top rate of income tax was only for one year (1965-66), and it only applied to significantly high earners.  The Chancellor was Denis Healey at the time; he was later asked if he regretted it, and he replied: “I think so, yes. The main effect was to get people to invest abroad rather than in the UK, which was bad.”

He commented: “… what I learned as Chancellor was that the rich can nearly always find ways of avoiding tax that are legal, and in any case the amount raised is very small. And it does encourage people to leave the country.”

The following people thank Richard for this post:

Ahhh Girl

And in the end

The love you take is equal to the love you make

 

uk-flag-v-small-3.png

20 September 2022
4.17am
Avatar
Timothy
Nutopia
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1897
Member Since:
14 June 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

What I like about Beatles songs for the most part is how they are eternal, as love, heartbreak and imagination are just that.  It’s remarkably how timeless most of them are when you look at it, and those that aren’t have charm – and it’s to be expected given the period of time that has passed.

The following people thank Timothy for this post:

Richard, Ahhh Girl, Von Bontee

1.The Beatles 2.Sgt. Pepper 3.Abbey Road 4.Magical Mystery Tour 5.Rubber Soul 6.Revolver 7.Help! 8.Let It Be
9.A Hard Day’s Night 10.Please Please Me 11.Beatles For Sale 12.With The Beatles 13.Yellow Submarine

Most Avid John Fan 2020 and 2021: john.png john.png

20 September 2022
7.40pm
Avatar
Ron Nasty
Apple rooftop
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 12191
Member Since:
17 December 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
148sp_Permalink sp_Print

@Richard said

@Ahhh Girl said

Her Majesty and the part of Penny Lane about the portrait of the queen in the pocket will now be frozen in time in the 2nd Elizabethan age.

Yes, and Mean Mr Mustard : “Takes him out to look at the Queen”.

Not so sure about the portrait of the Queen in the pocket, as I’ve always taken that as a reference to our money which, coin or note, has a portrait of the Queen. Into the ’80s, over 30 years into her reign, I was still regularly coming across coins with her father’s portrait, and as cash becomes less used, it could be that our current coins and notes may be remembered more for being those in circulation as we increasingly move to a cashless society.

The following people thank Ron Nasty for this post:

Ahhh Girl

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

To @ Ron Nasty it's @ mja6758
The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966

20 September 2022
10.52pm
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 21040
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Yes, KCIII mentioned that he didn’t want the transition to his portrait on money and stamps to move too swiftly because it wouldn’t be friendly to the environment.

The following people thank Ahhh Girl for this post:

Richard
24 September 2022
1.56am
Avatar
sigh butterfly
Sea of Green (near the Golden Gate)
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3974
Member Since:
11 June 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
150sp_Permalink sp_Print

I thought Misery and Anna (Go To Him) sounded dated the first time I heard them in 1964 (when I was only 10). I’m sure my impression was that the Beatles were a lot older than they actually were (especially when I found out John was married).a-hard-days-night-john-7

The following people thank sigh butterfly for this post:

Timothy, Von Bontee

You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead

28 September 2022
4.28pm
Avatar
Von Bontee
A Hole In The Road
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 5057
Member Since:
14 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
151sp_Permalink sp_Print

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Indeed, the whole PPM album has a sound that just hearkens more to the immediate pre-Beatle pop era, all that cavernous reverb, instruments buried under voices….it can’t help but sound ‘dated’ to my ears – not surprising that their earliest recordings should have aged the most, by definition 

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!"
-- Paul McCartney

         Winner-Funniest-Post-and-Most-Creative-Contribution-2017-1.pngfunniest-post-badge2018.png

Forum Timezone: Europe/London
Most Users Ever Online: 700
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 1
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 16104
Ron Nasty: 12191
Zig: 9832
50yearslate: 8743
Necko: 7976
AppleScruffJunior: 7555
parlance: 7111
mr. Sun king coming together: 6403
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6064
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 88
Members: 2787
Moderators: 5
Admins: 1
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 5144
Posts: 370344
Newest Members:
Lovely Rita, rubber ringo soul, SheSaidSheSaid, CECFan64, CECFan89
Moderators: Joe: 5279, meanmistermustard: 24683, Ahhh Girl: 21040, Beatlebug: 17746, The Hole Got Fixed: 8403
Administrators: Joe: 5279