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The Official "Choosing between two Beatlethings" thread
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If you could only listen to side A or B of every Beatles album (side A/C or B/D for The BEATLES), what would you choose?

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For me,apple01 sides beat apple02sides fairly consistently in the discography - twice in the case of the white lp. Plus, all of the soundtrack songs were on the A. So, while I'd miss things like the AR medley and TNK, all A sides (plus one C) is the way I'd go.

Traditional Parlophone label or rainbow-swirly Capitol label?

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Rainbow swirly Capitol! ahdn_john_08_gif I wish the guys at Parlophone and pretty much all of the UK EMI labels of the time were just as funky with their designs, especially when things got psychedelic... a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

Dark Horse or Gone Troppo album cover artwork? 

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Dhrjfidbsjebd that’s tough... I’ll have to go with Gone Troppo, it reminds me of Egypt Station ahdn_john_08_gif

Album cover art: PPM or BFS?

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"Beatles For Sale " would be my pick, as it's cover image is more standout and original comparative to "Please Please Me ", or any of it's 1964 counterparts as well. Something about that distant look along with the fuzzy filter is pretty hipster-like, in a good way.

'My Lungs are Breaking': "Helter Skelter " or "Got To Get You Into My Life "

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Helter Skelter . It's a perfect storm.

"The Beatles meet an iconic musician" - Elvis or Bob Dylan?

(Not comparing the musicians, but rather the stories of them meeting The Beatles) 

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Dylan. Regardless of what you think of marijuana, that meeting lead to a great direction in their music...a-hard-days-night-george-4a-hard-days-night-george-10

John & Yoko or George on Dick Cavett? 

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SgtPeppersBulldog said
Dylan. Regardless of what you think of marijuana, that meeting lead to a great direction in their music...a-hard-days-night-george-4a-hard-days-night-george-10

John & Yoko or George on Dick Cavett? 

  

Have to agree with you on Dylan 🙂

Also, I’d have to go with George (yOkO sAT iN tHaT VeRy cHaiR)

Flaming Pie (heart) or Ram (heart)?

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'A man appeared on a ram and said unto them, "from this day on you are Beatles, with an A" and on their Starbucks coffee cup was written 'Aeetles'

 

I've actually heard neither. 

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They're both good but I'd have to go with Ram as it's more of a solid listen-through for me, and also I have a deep fondness for the kitchen-music tradition of the early 70's which Paul and Linda were so very entrenched in. heart

Thick, luscious 3-part vocal harmonies: Because or This Boy ?

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Tough choice but i'm going to have to go with This Boy because the song has drums.

Would you consider Helter Skelter to be more metal or punk?

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Good question. "Helter Skelter " predates both genres by a coupla years, so it's a matter of opinion. I think it more sonically resembles metal, if only because the tempo is like slow Sabbath sludge, whereas your classic punk tempos tend to be on the higher end of the scale. (There are exceptions of course...) I find "Helter Skelter " more metal than punk. (And less punk than Star Club 1962, for that matter...)

Decca Coasters covers: "Searchin'" or "Three Cool Cats"?

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Three Cool Cats. It's cornier than Searchin' but I like it for that reason, plus John's 'Save wan cheeck for mee' always cracks me up.

In the same vein: Crying, Waiting, Hoping or Take Good Care Of My Baby?

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Crying, Waiting, Hoping because George. George’s BBC vocals are otherworldly (so are John’s, of course, but GEORGEEEEEEEEEEE).

George’s early BBC vocals or John’s?

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If I had to pick, my choosing would be John. I always thought that George's vocal performance didn't started out great, but improved greatly over time. And John, despite his nitpicking on his own vocals, has quite the voice even all those years ago.

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Long Long Long is too much of beautiful and dreamy masterpiece to scrap, so I'm afraid Savoy Truffle would get "pulled out" ahdn_george_06

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SgtPeppersBulldog said
Long Long Long is too much of beautiful and dreamy masterpiece to scrap, so I'm afraid Savoy Truffle would get "pulled out" ahdn_george_06

You Can't Catch Me or He's So Fine? 

  

'You Can't Catch Me '. John's version is fantastic and totally over the top.

 

John concerts: One to One or Live Peace In Toronto

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Live Peace In Toronto . What a line up!

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The Rickenbacker 360/12. A legendary guitar played by a legendary guitarist. If I remember correctly, that awesome guitar solo on "Let It Be " is performed using that guitar.

Names: Rory Storm or Alan Caldwell

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Interesting, my guess would be that he used a Tele (w/ Leslie) on the single version and a Les Paul on the album version but i'd love to know why you think he's using the 12-string.

Anyways, Rory Storm.

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