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The Official "Choosing between two Beatlethings" thread
17 April 2019
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Abbey Road - I think both Abbey Road and Let It Be are underrated albums, but Abbey Road has the edge for me with several great songs, skilful work from George Martin, and it is really the last album.

Blue Jay Way or Flying ?

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Strawberry Fields Forever because IMO its music is more mystical and I love the inward vision and subtle emotion in the lyrics. And John's vocal is SUPERB.

We Can Work It Out or Day Tripper ?

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17 April 2019
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I'm gonna go with Day Tripper because RIFF. It's very very very close though, WCWIO is such a great counterpoint of Len and Mac and I've loved it forever.

Magical Mystery Tour in its original EP form or Capitol's butchered Revolver ?

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Beatlebug said 

I'm gonna go with Day Tripper because RIFF. 

  

okay this was literally the EXACT same thought I had when I read that question, WORD FOR WORD.

and to answer your question I'd say MMT because Revolver has NO JOHN SONGS!!!

well that's not true but it certainly has less and the missing ones are essential to the album. So.

George's eyebrows or Paul's eyelashes?

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Oh, man. I'd say George's eyebrows because 1) George and 2) eyebrows (both of which are things I adore independently of each other). It's close, though, Paul has some amazing flutterers.

(Revolver is just too good to accept in any form less than its unadulterated perfection. So. Wise choice, Fiddy.)

(Also, Day Tripper is very fun to play because, as I said, RIFF)

Yesterday or Tomorrow?

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The almighty eyebrows, as seen in glorious wiggling action here:

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Oh, and to Beatlebug's question, I'll go with Tomorrow. It never knows...

Which Handmade Film: Life of Brian or Time Bandits? 

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17 April 2019
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ALAS! I have only seen Time Bandits, so I shall have to choose it over Life Of Brian (which I need to watch, I know, I know).

Basslines: With A Little Help From My Friends or Rain ?

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Rain . No competition. The bass line of Rain is just LEGENDARY.

Basslines: Something or Hey Bulldog ?

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17 April 2019
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AAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHH I'm going to go with Something because I'm very very fond of the chord progression of that song. It's extremely close, though.

Drum fills: Something 'I don't know' section or Come Together main riff section?

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Rain . No competition. The bass line of Rain is just LEGENDARY.

Basslines: Something or Hey Bulldog ?

  

"Something " in the way those elaborate bass parts move, they can feel a bit overthought. (George thought so) "Hey Bulldog " bass drives that song along; "Something " is more meditative. I'm choosing "Bulldog"'s bass as more necessary to the song, less like exquisite decoration. (plus, funkier!)

Norm or Shake?

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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vonbontee 

Edit: too late, answer BB instead! apple01

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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vonbontee said

"Something " in the way those elaborate bass parts move, they can feel a bit overthought. (George thought so) "Hey Bulldog " bass drives that song along; "Something " is more meditative. I'm choosing "Bulldog"'s bass as more necessary to the song, less like exquisite decoration. (plus, funkier!)

Norm or Shake?  

Hm, interesting point to make that HB's bass drives the song more whereas Something meanders lazily around the song like ornate Baroque architectural adornment. Both marvellous and serve their respective songs in different ways that suit the songs, just depends on what mood you're in.

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17 April 2019
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AAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHH I'm going to go with Something because I'm very very fond of the chord progression of that song. It's extremely close, though.

Drum fills: Something 'I don't know' section or Come Together main riff section?

  

Something 's section is harder to play so I'll choose that. Underrated bit of drumming there. 

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Norm or Shake?

  

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17 April 2019
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Shake. He's Ringo's sister. Also, he's not a swine. 😉

Buster Bloodvessel or Paul's grandfather?

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18 April 2019
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Mr. Bloodvessel, simply because he's never done anything outright evil (although that beach scene just goes on and on and on...)

Shea Stadium or Hollywood Bowl?

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18 April 2019
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Hollywood Bowl: Shea has been somewhat tainted for me since I learned that the 45th POTUS attented the show, allegedly. 

"Electronic Sound" or "Life With The Lions "?

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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Life With The Lions . I actually enjoy No Bed For Beatle John, and altogether (now) I would say that Life With The Lions is more interesting.

George's or Paul's outfits for the rooftop concert?

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18 April 2019
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Paul's. He looks sexy in that suit.beatlemaniacs_02_gif

John's hat: in AHDN or in MMT?

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AHDN . I regret to say that he kept the MMT hat for a rather unfortunate amount of time (he still has it in the Mind Games music video!)

Verse one or two of You Never Give Me Your Money ?

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