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The Official "Choosing between two Beatlethings" thread
13 August 2019
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I would have to go for "Steel And Glass ", sharp and scathing, feels like John Lennon indeed.

John Lennon dismissal quotes: "Hey Bulldog " - A good sounding record that means nothing ; "And Your Bird Can Sing " - And Your Bird Can Sing ? Another one of my throwaways

Side note: I'm sure this is an odd selection listed, but I would very much be interested to know which one the folks here pick.

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13 August 2019
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And Your Bird Can Sing . It's my favorite song on Revolver --great guitar riff, so refreshing and energetic and I will fight anyone that regards it as "a throwaway" (I'm talking to you Johna-hard-days-night-john-7)

The Macca "granny songs": When I'm Sixty-Four or Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

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13 August 2019
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When I'm 64, if only for Paul's belief that children born around the turn of the millennium would be called Vera, Chuck and Dave. That being said, it is a lovely song.

 

Revolution 1 or Revolution (i.e. the b-side)?

13 August 2019
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"Revolution " would be my pick. Whilst, I do think that "Revolution 1 " is a nice ditty, nothing quite compares to "Revolution ". Perhaps my main reason being that the bluesy, distorted feel of "Revolution " better encapsulates what the lyrics are intended for in the first place. 

Also, it might just be me, but I occasionally forget that this song exists.

Battle of the singles: "Get Back " b/w "Don't Let Me Down " or "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" b/w "This Boy "

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13 August 2019
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While i don't think much of I Want To Hold Your Hand , This Boy is easily one of their best pre-Rubber Soul songs so i'll have to go with this combo.

Your least favorite canon Beatles album or your favorite Ringo album?

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13 August 2019
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Least favorite canon Beatles album. Sorry, Ringo, but Let It Be is really good.

Battle Of The Singles Continued: Hey Jude /Revolution or Strawberry Fields Forever /Penny Lane ?

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Strawberry Fields Forever /Penny Lane . They're both amazing songs, and whenever I'm away from Liverpool, I like to listen to them as they remind me of home (In My Life has the same effect).

 

Favourite Ringo song: Yellow Submarine or Octopus's Garden ? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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14 August 2019
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Whilst "Yellow Submarine " is a great song on my favorite album (by anyone really), I will have to pick "Octopus's Garden " instead. Mainly because out of the selection given earlier, I feel "Octopus's Garden " is the more Ringo song mainly because it's written by Ringo himself. Another reason being, I really like George's work on this song.

Battle of the Singles (continued): "Lady Madonna " b/w "The Inner Light " or "I Feel Fine " b/w "She's A Woman "

Side note: May I know if there are any threads on this fine forum discussing the various singles by the Fab Four themselves? If not, perhaps I shall set one up. If so, then wonderful.

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The 1968 release, this is mainly due to The Inner Light , which is one of the greatest pieces of music ever (and it was a B-side…)

 

Ram or All Things Must Pass ?

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14 August 2019
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I will have to pick "All Things Must Pass ". I'm not too familiar with solo Beatle records, but I have heard both and I have to go with the George one. "My Sweet Lord " is a classic in all aspects, and the others are very good as well, though not as iconic. 

Lesser-known Granny Rockers: "Your Mother Should Know " or "Good Day Sunshine "

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14 August 2019
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CakeMaestor said
Side note: May I know if there are any threads on this fine forum discussing the various singles by the Fab Four themselves? If not, perhaps I shall set one up. If so, then wonderful.

I can't find one. Feel free to start one.

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Lesser-known Granny Rockers: "Your Mother Should Know " or "Good Day Sunshine "

  

Good Day Sunshine all the way. YMSK isn't bad but Good Day is same catchy.

Early Openers: I Saw Her Standing There or It Won't Be Long ?

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14 August 2019
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I Saw Her Standing There  all the way. There's no better opening to any debut album than Paul's "One-two-three-phwoar!"

On CakeMaestor's options on "Granny Rockers", assuming they're referring to John's jibe, I would have gone for YMSK as GDS doesn't fit the category. GDS was an incredibly up-to-date song at the time, and ground-breaking. First time I've ever seen it referred as an an example of Paul's "Granny" music.

BBC - Soldier of Love or That's All Right (Mama)?

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The Beatles Non-Canon Poll List

14 August 2019
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I've heard Good Day Sunshine referred to as a 'granny-rocker' either, although there is a website that ranks it as the worst Beatles song. OOAA.

Solider of Love is a brilliant, brilliant song. So that one.

Would you rather see (and hear) The Beatles in concert, or be in the recording studio with them whilst they create one of their masterpieces?

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14 August 2019
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I think I would rather hear the Fab Four themselves in concert. Something about their live performances just have the greatest chemistry and rawness to it. The other option is not bad either.

Saddest Paul McCartney Moment: Paul 'cried for about a year' when Linda died, or Paul being depressed and crying like a baby for many weeks and considering quitting music forever when the Beatles broke up.

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14 August 2019
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It would have to be Linda. The Beatles are obviously more than just important, but losing a loved one is something different. 

1980 Cover of Imagine : David Bowie or Queen

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14 August 2019
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I would have to go with Bowie. Given Bowie's longtime relationship with John, and the fact that he has recorded another John-centric Beatles song in his catalog, for me it was an easy choice.

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1) Ringo With Glasses

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2) Smile-Wink Ringo

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14 August 2019
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Ringo with glasses. Love his mod style.

John dressed as a priest or Ringo as an undertaker?

"I Need You by George Harrison"

14 August 2019
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Ringo. I was never a fan of Johns 1969 big beard long hair look, prefer his 1968 look.

 

Better Harrison song on Rubber Soul : Think For Yourself or If I Needed Someone ?

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14 August 2019
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14 August 2019
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PS I Love You . A very nice Paul vocal, with cute lyrics. Love Me Do doesn’t have quite the same chemistry and the lyrics are pretty boring.

George songs on Abbey Road : Here Comes The Sun or Something ?

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