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29 April 2010
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Hello all - I'm relativley new to the site and was drawn to this topic. It's interesting to see the vast array of songs that you all selected as least favorites. I was surprised to see that very few of you selected my least favorite, "The Long and Boring Song" I mean, The Long And Winding Road.

By now we all know that Sir Paul hated the "Spector-ization" of the song. I've heard all versions of it and (just my humble opinion here) wish that Spector had accidentally erased it.

Having said that, I still refuse to skip over it or any Beatle song!

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No - I totally agree. The Long And Winding Road is absolutely boring. Totally one of my least favorites. Man, I really sound like I don't like Paul!

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RonnieRIG said:

No - I totally agree. The Long And Winding Road is absolutely boring. Totally one of my least favorites. Man, I really sound like I don't like Paul!


 

You really aren't in a Paul-y mood are you? Are you secretly John or Yoko?

I agree that The Long And Winding Road isn't one of his best, still great though.

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Heh. We call it The Long And Boring Song in our house too. Welcome to the forum, Zig!

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It's fascinating to me what a wide range of factors play into whether someone likes a song or not.  I suppose "The Long And Winding Road" hasn't always been a favorite of mine either, at least not in years past.  I know Macca hated what Specter did to it, but personally, the string instrumental in the middle is the only thing that saved the song for me.  Anyway, I said the song didn't ever do much for me in years past, but I have to say that recent, significant life experiences have made this song rather special for me.  I really like the song now, and that's interesting to me, because nothing about the song itself has changed.  It's still the same words; it's still the same music.  I try to keep that in mind when I listen to Beatles songs today that aren't all that exciting to me; there's always a good chance those same songs will be exactly what I need and want to hear tomorrow.

Not a bit like Cagney.

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BTW, Macca said something kind of similar to this about his own music a few years ago in an interview.  I thought it was a helpful perspective to keep in mind:

 

Peruse any number of reviews and you’ll see “erratic”, “self-indulgent”, and even “sloppy” describe his solo output. McCartney offers a balanced perspective about the criticism: “After the Beatles and during the Wings period, I think there might have been a period there where I just wasn’t as into what I was doing and so they might be right about certain periods there. On the other hand, they might be wrong. A lot of people surprise mebecause I’m ready to buy that theory: ‘You’re not great all the time’. What will happen is someone will say, ‘No, Paul that is my favorite songs of yours’.

“I remember talking to Trevor Horn on this subject and I said, for instance, ‘I’ve written a song called ‘Bip Bop’. The lyrics are ‘Bip-bop-bip-bop-bib-n-bam’. He said, ‘My fucking favorite of yours, man’. I go, ‘Alright, well let me re-examine this again.’ He said, ‘It’s not about the lyric. It’s the song, man. It’s great’. My son singled that one out as something he liked, but it was criticized as being banal.”

Typical of a new Paul McCartney album, the verdict onMemory Almost Full is generally favorable across the spectrum of music criticism, with only a few factions reproving the album. (One reviewer proclaimed, ridiculously, that any McCartney album with a three-word title is cursed with inferior music.) On the quality of his work, McCartney confides, “I write everything thinking it’s good. I think some of it is probably better than other bits. I’m sure there’s a pecking order of what I’ve written, but I stand by it all and it interests me that some people stand by it more than I do and will single out a piece and say, ‘I love the way that’s kind of loose and sort of flaky. I like the way you did that’. I’m encouraged by that.”

Not a bit like Cagney.

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Joe said:

Heh. We call it The Long And Boring Song in our house too. Welcome to the forum, Zig!


 

...and I always call it "Long-Winded Road" myself!  (And I could've sworn that I DID cite it in this thread. Or at least intended to.)

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PeterWeatherby said:

I said the song didn't ever do much for me in years past, but I have to say that recent, significant life experiences have made this song rather special for me.  I really like the song now, and that's interesting to me, because nothing about the song itself has changed.  It's still the same words; it's still the same music.  I try to keep that in mind when I listen to Beatles songs today that aren't all that exciting to me; there's always a good chance those same songs will be exactly what I need and want to hear tomorrow.


Very well put - that is exactly why I said I never skip a Beatle song - if it's one of my favorites or not, they all evoke something special for me as well.

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Zig said:

Hello all - I'm relativley new to the site and was drawn to this topic. It's interesting to see the vast array of songs that you all selected as least favorites. I was surprised to see that very few of you selected my least favorite, "The Long and Boring Song" I mean, The Long And Winding Road.

By now we all know that Sir Paul hated the "Spector-ization" of the song. I've heard all versions of it and (just my humble opinion here) wish that Spector had accidentally erased it.

Having said that, I still refuse to skip over it or any Beatle song!


 

Its a hot topic this!  I'm sitting here reading the posts thinking, 'i really don't agree with that'  but its good to read other peoples opinions and see how people share the same passions as you about The Beatles.

I'm like Zig in that i will never skip a Beatles song and i'm finding it hard to think of a song i really dislike. Maxwell Silver Hammer is not one of my favourites though. I never had a problem with it when i was younger but now i just think its surrounded by such classics that i wish Paul had come up with something a bit more to the standard of his songs on side two.   

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Hey All New To The Forum.

 

Well. I have to say the top three songs that the Beatles did that aren't my favorite would be..

 

1.  Cry Baby Cry ( I don't like this to much.  Its to sad! Makes me want to cry like a baby.)

2.  Come Together ( This song has never been one of my favorites. Very popular, but I'm not a fan of the tune.)

3.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds ( This song to me is just not that good.)

 

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Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds is one I agree with you about. Two verses too long.

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Welcome BeatleBaby18!

I agree that Cry Baby Cry does have a sad sort of way about it. I do really like it though.

I have to say, I always skip the German versions of She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand. a-hard-days-night-paul-1

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Thanks Its Nice To Be In A Place That Loves The Beatles As Much As Me!

 

Well. The German versions of the songs I always found interesting because Im Acually taking German class.  a-hard-days-night-george-8

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Interestingly, I love Revolution #9. There are so many things you can do with that song (or should I say, Arrangement. hehehehehe)

Also, I love In My Life. Makes perfect sense in My stage of Life.

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In My Life is on my top 10 favorite Beatles song. Its absolutly brilliant!

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RonnieRIG said:  Man, I really sound like I don't like Paul!


You mean given you said on page 5 "I think I actually hate each of Paul's contributions to Revolver" ?    No, not at all ! 

 

BTW, Joe,   what gives with the forums? I made a couple forum posts/replies a few days a ago (to the forum on vinyl remasters) using the "quote and reply" tab at the top of a comment and my posts never showed up. This one was made using the "reply to post" at the page bottom. Am I'm doing something wrong or is something not working right?

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PeterWeatherby said:

It's fascinating to me what a wide range of factors play into whether someone likes a song or not.  I suppose "The Long And Winding Road" hasn't always been a favorite of mine either, at least not in years past.  I know Macca hated what Specter did to it, but personally, the string instrumental in the middle is the only thing that saved the song for me.  Anyway, I said the song didn't ever do much for me in years past, but I have to say that recent, significant life experiences have made this song rather special for me.  I really like the song now, and that's interesting to me, because nothing about the song itself has changed.  It's still the same words; it's still the same music.  I try to keep that in mind when I listen to Beatles songs today that aren't all that exciting to me; there's always a good chance those same songs will be exactly what I need and want to hear tomorrow.


 

I didn't care about The Long And Winding Road either until I got my heart broken. That line of "Don't leave me standing here" always gets me. (or used to). And after Let It Be Naked, it's among my favorite ones. So I guess it depends of the experiences you have had. Or your age. I remember thinking of Taxman as a whataver song when I was a kid…. but later I thought it was a really really sexy song, or at least the way George sings it. (or maybe everything that George sings is sexy for me hahahaha)

Now, my least favorite Beatle song… man.. it's hard to say… but some stuff from the White Album, and to be honest, some of Sgt. Pepper. Fixing A Hole comes to my mind.

But I hear them anyway. I feel like a sacrilege when I push "the next song" button in my mp3 player. I'm like "No no, you can't do that with the Beatles". Or maybe because when I listened to the LPs (yeah, in Mexico we call them LPs, not albums, a-hard-days-night-paul-3) my sister was like "Don't touch that!", so I had to listen to the whole album.

The only thing that makes me cring is when I listen to Bungaloo Bill, Yoko's voice. I mean, I don't hate her or like her, and I love John's goofiness…. but that line she sings… a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

Actually I have a question. How do you listen to The Beatles? I made mp3s from the box set and I have them in a folder, and when I open it, I play them in sequence. If the last time I was in Abbey Road, I continue there. It's weird listening the Beatles in random order.

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

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

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

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mithveaen said:

The only thing that makes me cring is when I listen to Bungaloo Bill, Yoko's voice. I mean, I don't hate her or like her, and I love John's goofiness…. but that line she sings… a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

Actually I have a question. How do you listen to The Beatles? I made mp3s from the box set and I have them in a folder, and when I open it, I play them in sequence. If the last time I was in Abbey Road, I continue there. It's weird listening the Beatles in random order.


 

I used to think Yoko's line in The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill was one of The Beatles pretending to be a girl, I didn't realise it was actually a girl!

I imported the CDs onto iTunes and have all of them on iPod. I listen to them in whatever order they come up (interspersed with other music) unless I feel like listening to a whole album or a playlist I've made.

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I think The Long And Winding Road it's boring, I don't really like it... I don't like yesterday very much either, but I love all the other songs

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