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Unbelievably Underrated Beatles Song
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17 June 2010
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HammerDealer said:

I didn't know John hated, I really like it.


John hates a lot of his songs. Notably Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.

"The best band? The Beatles. The most overrated band? The Beatles."

17 June 2010
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I've heard he's hated some songs, not LSD though, weird.

 

I guess I would hate some of my songs to if I have to sing them like 30 times in one sitting, that might ruin them.

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".

17 June 2010
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John was an artist and was not at all happy with a lot of his work. 

In his interview with Playboy magazine just before his death, he talked a lot about individual songs and what he liked or disliked about them.

25 June 2010
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The reason The Beatles got as big as they did is that even the ones that weren't hits (i.e. singles) were good. There were no "throwaways" to speak of, irregardless of what John has said in retrospect. He was a bit self-trashing at times. I don't think any Beatles songs are  really underrated. Most knowledgable people about their music will tell you even songs that get lesser exposure are very good. It's just some are played more (again, mainly singles). In My Life opened the Anthology documentary. That's a high rating, in my book. Beatles songs are good because they are by The Beatles but they can't all be hit singles that get just as much airplay as the ones that are hits, but I don't agree that that makes them underrated.

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25 June 2010
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MrBig said:

HammerDealer said:

I didn't know John hated, I really like it.


John hates a lot of his songs. Notably Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.
 

 

Are you sure? Can you prove this with documents?

I like "I Should Have Known Better" a lot. And that's totally unrelated to the thread, beacause I don't care about ratings, rates, etc.blue-meanie

In fact I don't care about other people's opinion at all.a-hard-days-night-john-1

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
John Lennon

25 June 2010
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Marcelo said:

In fact I don't care about other people's opinion at all.a-hard-days-night-john-1


 

Blunt people are awesome.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

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25 June 2010
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Marcelo said:

MrBig said:

HammerDealer said:

I didn't know John hated, I really like it.


John hates a lot of his songs. Notably Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.

 


 

Are you sure? Can you prove this with documents?

I like "I Should Have Known Better" a lot. And that's totally unrelated to the thread, beacause I don't care about ratings, rates, etc.blue-meanie

In fact I don't care about other people's opinion at all.a-hard-days-night-john-1


I heard Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds last night. It's abysmal, you know? The track is just terrible. I mean, it is a great track, a great song, but it isn't a great track because it wasn't made right. You know what I mean? I feel I could remake every fucking one of them better. But that's the artistic trip, isn't it? That it why you keep going, always trying to make that next one the best. - John Lennon, 'All We Are Saying', David Sherif (?). Taken from the Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds page.

"The best band? The Beatles. The most overrated band? The Beatles."

25 June 2010
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Interesting Big. But isn't it possible that the artist can hate a masterpiece he created?

 

So I think that like Marcelo, I don't care about John's opinion. To me, LSD is one of the most beautiful songs ever.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie……

Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower…

Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go.

Beware of Darkness… 

25 June 2010
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Paulrus, THANK YOU! You just stole those songs out of my typing fingers!a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

Another song I think is underrated is "I'm Down." Explain exactly WHY it wasn't number one. My theory is that people didn't see the Shea vids and witness Johns "elbow bits." That made me nearly fall down the first time I saw. To this day, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v....._g10djC0pE is my favorite YouTube video ever.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

25 June 2010
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MrBig said:

I heard Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds last night. It's abysmal, you know? The track is just terrible. I mean, it is a great track, a great song, but it isn't a great track because it wasn't made right. You know what I mean? I feel I could remake every fucking one of them better. But that's the artistic trip, isn't it? That it why you keep going, always trying to make that next one the best. - John Lennon, 'All We Are Saying', David Sherif (?). Taken from the Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds page.
 


 

 Ok, don't you think that that quote actually says that John didn't like the way it was recorded, arranged or performed? That's my opinion. 

 

Sunii said:

Marcelo said:

In fact I don't care about other people's opinion at all.a-hard-days-night-john-1


 

Blunt people are awesome.a-hard-days-night-paul-7


 

Please don't take this kind of statements seriously...

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.
John Lennon

26 June 2010
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Actually, I LOVE I'm Down. I forgot to mention it, ahaha. They recorded I'm Down, Yesterday and I've Just Seen a Face all on the same day. How's that for variety?

 

I like the live version of it at Shea Stadium better than the studio version, I think, because of how energetic it is (and of course John's elbow playing)

26 June 2010
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My brother Polythene Dan(not his real name) is reading over my shoulder, and when he read the part about how Paulrus LOVES "I'm Down," he said, "Yes! Go Paulrus!" Then, he said (after reading the rest of the post), "High five! Go elbow solo!"

"Elbow solo" is the term our family uses to describe John's elbow playing. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

27 June 2010
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Its all to much is way to underrated its a very good harrison classic

 

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27 June 2010
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The Fool On The Hill said:

Its all to much is way to underrated its a very good harrison classic


Harrison's worst if you ask me. He was trying to be a rocker, which I appreciate, but the execution was flawed.

"The best band? The Beatles. The most overrated band? The Beatles."

30 June 2010
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I'm Down is sooo underrated! Well when i say that i mean like among like the ppl that say they know the beatles but theyre not really fans. How can you laugh when you know im down? Also Matchbox is pretty underrated.a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

Rap music is just computerized crap. - George Harrison

30 June 2010
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how about Tomorrow Never Knows? That has to be one of the most innovative songs.  Listen to that with your eyes closed and you will be taken for a trip.a-hard-days-night-john-5

30 June 2010
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DrRobert9 said:

how about Tomorrow Never Knows? That has to be one of the most innovative songs.  Listen to that with your eyes closed and you will be taken for a trip.a-hard-days-night-john-5


I don't know. I was pretty wowed the first time, but now I can cue the tape loops.

The Fool On The Hill said:

Its all to much is way to underrated its a very good harrison classic


Yes. 

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9 November 2010
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I've always loved the song Because... it's just so beautiful, and the lyrics and melody take me places. It's definitely underrated... I've NEVER heard it on the radio!

Because the wind is high, it blows my mind.
9 November 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Paulrus, THANK YOU! You just stole those songs out of my typing fingers!a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

Another song I think is underrated is "I'm Down." Explain exactly WHY it wasn't number one. My theory is that people didn't see the Shea vids and witness Johns "elbow bits." That made me nearly fall down the first time I saw. To this day, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v....._g10djC0pE is my favorite YouTube video ever.


The "I'm Down" Shea video! I couldn't agree more tbh! Definitely one of my favourite videos and that song is amazingly underrated.
I think Hey Bulldog is another song that you don't hear about very often that I absolutely love.

Also, has anyone ever heard Junk off of the third Anthology? I recently heard that for the first time. Paul later released it on his debut solo album, but why The Beatles never released it I do not know. It's beautiful. It gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it, even if it is just a badly recorded demo.

I know this hasn't had any posts for a while but thought I'd give a little contribution. 🙂

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

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9 November 2010
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Ooh, yes, I love that song. I'm not sure why they didn't record it (there are a number of reasons why it could be, but I'm not sure which one), but it really is good.

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