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26 April 2013
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This consensus about Revolution 2 being better than 1 (with some grudging concessions to 1) solidifies my suspicion that's been brewing in my head for a while now. I see it now: there are two types of Beatles fans -- one type loves rock & roll; the other type just likes good music and isn't all that crazy about rock & roll per se.

I'm the latter type; and maybe that's why to me Revolution 1 is infinitely superior to 2. 

When I make that distinction about rock & roll, I realize even R1 is quite a rock song. But what tips a person into thinking R2 is better I suspect is their enthusiasm for rock and thus embracing R2 because it just has more rock in it!

Also, I like most Beatles songs that delve into rock (e.g., Birthday, Back In The USSR) -- but mainly because they are good music, not because I'm a rock fan.

This sense I have was also underscored from that recent topic where people listed their favorite bands, and I saw that like 90% of people here like all these rock bands that make me yawn when they don't make me flinch with annoyed nervousness.

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26 April 2013
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That depends on your definition of rock or what type of rock you're talking about. I'm not a huge fan of ACDC or Aerosmith or anything like that, but I love Revolution and Helter Skelter, for example. I also love Revolution 1, but I love songs like Honey Pie and When I'm Sixty-Four, too. I love A Day In The Life, and I love While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and I love Strawberry Fields Forever, and I love Something, and I love Penny Lane, and I love The Inner Light, and I love Tomorrow Never Knows, and I love I Saw Her Standing There, and I love Ticket To Ride, and I love She Said She Said, and I love Eleanor Rigby, and I even love Yellow Submarine. I could go on and on and on. What I'm trying to say is that I'm not a "rock" fan, using what I would assume is your definition of rock, but I love all these songs. I love all different types of music. I'm not crazy about rock, yet I love the rock songs I mentioned (and many others). The Beatles' music is very diverse, which is one of the reasons I love them so much.

Gah. That makes no sense. Whatever.

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26 April 2013
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Well, it was just a hypothesis; but I had second thoughts that maybe it was too simplistic.  I was just trying to find a rational reason for why anyone would choose Revolution 2 over 1 ...blue-meanie

 

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26 April 2013
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meanmistermustard said
The 'live' tv performance of Revolution is a very nice kind of hybrid of the two with the backing vocals from #1 added to the fast single version.

 

Love Paul in this video...  that smug look on his face.  a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Also I have to kind of agree with "The Long And Winding Road."  I very much prefer the "naked" version.  Damn "wall of sound" ruins it. 

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26 April 2013
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Funny Paper said

Well, it was just a hypothesis; but I had second thoughts that maybe it was too simplistic.  I was just trying to find a rational reason for why anyone would choose Revolution 2 over 1 ...blue-meanie

 

I'd say they're both "rock" songs...but, as such, "2" just rocks MORE. As far as that goes.

There are many of us here who like all sorts of musics, Funny Paper! Maybe you just haven't run across all too many of them because some have been absent for awhile, and you've only been posting for a few months.

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27 April 2013
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Von Bontee said

I'd say they're both "rock" songs...but, as such, "2" just rocks MORE. As far as that goes.

To me, it's more than just a quantitative thing (not merely less or more).  The slower version has lots of qualitative features that make it better.  I suppose I could try to articulate and define them if I spent time giving thought to it; for now, I just know I can feel it.

One I can say off the top of my head is that the slower more relaxed tempo also takes on the sense of a bit of jaded weariness nicely suited to the tonality of wise disillusionment in Lennon's lyrics.

 

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27 April 2013
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I don't like 1 at all. I've only listened to it like..twice? It's kind of boring and ugh. I do like the single version though, it has more power and stuff to it.

29 April 2013
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I prefer 1, actually. I like the harmonies a lot more on that version. The original version is good too, but there's a line where some songs are loud enough that I could use a break from them sometimes. Paperback Writer is probably the borderline, there, because I love that song enough it never gets to that point.

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29 April 2013
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She's A Woman.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

29 April 2013
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Expert Textpert said
She's A Woman.

 

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29 April 2013
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Expert Textpert said
She's A Woman.

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29 April 2013
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I hate that screamy voice he uses and the rhyme of "don't give me presents" with "she's no peasant" is really lame. In fact, it sounds like he spent five minutes writing it.

Come to think of it, I seem to remember reading it was written in a hurry...not sure, though.

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29 April 2013
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I like the live versions of She's A Woman a lot. With songs like this and Long Tall Sally, John will just start doing the Some Other Guy rythm. You'll find some videos of him doing that, somewhere..

EDIT: Ha, I actually found a version where Paul isn't even audible. I was startled when John came in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....2oP4f59dpo

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29 April 2013
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The lyrics in 'SAW' are really bad, and they knew it. It's still a decent rock and roll song though, I think.

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30 April 2013
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I'm less for the studio version because he didn't let the guitar ring as much. When they did it live, he did so very well, and I like a lot of the songs where they go into a jam at the end, like I'm Down and Long Tall Sally.. I like She's A Woman the most, though. It's interesting to hear take 1 and how they changed it, as well.

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2 May 2013
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Lmao! I nearly fell out of my chair when John came in.

The lyrics are bad, but I don't hate the song. Don't think it's very good either though. It's just one of those mediocre songs that are enjoyable but have nothing special about them.

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SAW sounds good without ever becoming anything. Its better live i find tho take 7 (or 5 depending on your standing, its been called both) is a blast.

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She's A Woman is one nice track (I prefer to avoid using "favourite"). It's 1965, and Paul is getting better on the bass  (as I Saw Her Standing  There wasn't enough just rememberback in 1962, he picked up the bass the for the first time and played a complicated bass line while singing). Paul's Elvis-like rocker vocal is even more egregious in this take.

2 July 2013
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Not much, but a few that I almost never listen to:

- "Wild Honey Pie"

- "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill"

- "Revolution #9"

- "Dig It"

- "Julia" (sorry John, but it doesn't quite catch me as it should, but I understand your feelings for you mother)

- "It's All Too Much" (as the song title indicates, It's All Too Much)

I can't understand why so many hates "Mr. Moonlight" it's one of the best from Beatles For Sale, it's nothing wrong with it.

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15 July 2013
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I really, really hate " Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite". It freaks me out and makes me think of Stephen King's "It" :D I've listened to this song just once and from there on I always skip it.

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