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Which Beatle solo career was your favorite?
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Off the site there is a bunch of hate (ALOT) for RINGO, and it just makes me sad. On this site, I haven't seen one bad comment about RINGO, only love. What I just can't understand is why people hate on him so much. Even on tv and in movies they do it!

 

 

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Well, It is now a 3 way tie at the top. So, I’ll review all 3 of the tied members, John Paul and George
John – Brute honesty, spoke his mind, and was blunt. If you didn’t agree with him, he didn’t care. He spoke his mind, and almost got deported for it. That, and He has 6 out of 8 great albums, and the two that are bad, are only bad by Beatles Standards.
Paul – The one with the most bullshit thrown around. Paulsbass is right. He calls albums correctly. Paul made greater solo work then he is given credit for. The only reason he isn’t alone at #1 is because of 1 beef with London Town . It came at the wrong time. It came after the Punk boom, at yet no attempts were made to create a punk sound (I stand to be corrected, I’ve only finished Side 1.).
George – All Things Must Pass is absolutely great, Cloud nine is the best comeback, and I’ve also got Living In The Material World , Somewhere In England and George Harrison on vinyl, two must haves for the George Fans among us. Ringo, you come a close fourth. Sorry, but forth among this crowd is great.

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Probably Paul’s, the most songs I like solo are ones he did. Like This One is pretty good.

 

I don’t really follow any of their solo work much though.

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It’s a toss-up between George and Paul. Used to be George by a long shot but I’ve gotten fonder of solo/wings Macca, especially from the 70s.

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George’s is more consistent but Paul’s is helped by the sheer volume of high quality work which makes it incredibly close (it’s impossible to have a body of work spanning over 50 years and not have dips). Sadly, John’s is smaller in size to George’s and lacks the consistency due to the production of the mid-70’s and the embarrassment that is ‘STINYC’ (oooooh, very close to Stinky). That issue is substantially helped if you head into the bootleg material for the ‘MG’ and ‘WAB’ material where some of the tracks are up there with the best of any of them.

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Paul had pretty handily the best solo career imo, just in terms of overall consistency, but John’s a very close 2nd for me

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meanmistermustard said
George’s is more consistent but Paul’s is helped by the sheer volume of high quality work which makes it incredibly close (it’s impossible to have a body of work spanning over 50 years and not have dips). Sadly, John’s is smaller in size to George’s and lacks the consistency due to the production of the mid-70’s and the embarrassment that is ‘STINYC’ (oooooh, very close to Stinky). That issue is substantially helped if you head into the bootleg material for the ‘MG’ and ‘WAB’ material where some of the tracks are up there with the best of any of them.

I’ve always thought that the consistency of John and George’s albums are pretty even. They both had four great albums (POB, Imagine , Mind Games , and John’s halves of Double Fantasy and Milk And Honey ; All Things Must Pass , LITMW, Cloud 9 and Brainwashed for George) with the rest being okay/having a lot of filler. I do prefer George’s stuff over John’s, though. Living In The Material World is probably my favorite solo Beatles album. 

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Little Piggy Dragonguy said

meanmistermustard said

George’s is more consistent but Paul’s is helped by the sheer volume of high quality work which makes it incredibly close (it’s impossible to have a body of work spanning over 50 years and not have dips). Sadly, John’s is smaller in size to George’s and lacks the consistency due to the production of the mid-70’s and the embarrassment that is ‘STINYC’ (oooooh, very close to Stinky). That issue is substantially helped if you head into the bootleg material for the ‘MG’ and ‘WAB’ material where some of the tracks are up there with the best of any of them.

I’ve always thought that the consistency of John and George’s albums are pretty even. They both had four great albums (POB, Imagine , Mind Games , and John’s halves of Double Fantasy and Milk And Honey ; All Things Must Pass , LITMW, Cloud 9 and Brainwashed for George) with the rest being okay/having a lot of filler. I do prefer George’s stuff over John’s, though. Living In The Material World is probably my favorite solo Beatles album. 

  

I love ‘Gone Troppo ‘ and ‘George Harrison ‘. I really dislike the production on both ‘Mind Games ‘ and ‘Walls And Bridges ‘, they are buried with instruments and horrid backing vocals that were never needed, the outtakes I find are far better. A couple of examples are ‘You Are Here’ and ‘Scared’ where the ‘Anthology’ takes are way superior to the overblown messes that are the commercial versions.
That’s not just John tho, Paul had the same problem at times as did George with ‘All Things Must Pass ‘, which seems to getting fixed with the upcoming remixes.

I also don’t think you can cut out the Yoko material on ‘DF’ and ‘MAH’ and claim they are great. John chose to give Yoko her half and therefore that has to be taken into consideration when judging his catalogue. Some folk believe it adds to the brilliance and that’s fine. Me, I can’t listen to any of her stuff.

I cannot stand the most recent output of Paul’s, I’m of the opinion his last really good album was ‘Flowers In The Dirt ‘, after that it’s been a handful of excellence, a lot of average stuff that is alright to get thru and a ton of shit I will not listen to.

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John’s, because he quit for five years and did almost nothing but stay home, which is probably what I would have done.

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I love ‘Gone Troppo ‘ and ‘George Harrison ‘. I really dislike the production on both ‘Mind Games ‘ and ‘Walls And Bridges ‘, they are buried with instruments and horrid backing vocals that were never needed, the outtakes I find are far better. A couple of examples are ‘You Are Here’ and ‘Scared’ where the ‘Anthology’ takes are way superior to the overblown messes that are the commercial versions.

That’s not just John tho, Paul had the same problem at times as did George with ‘All Things Must Pass ‘, which seems to getting fixed with the upcoming remixes.

I’ve always thought Gone Troppo is George’s worst album. There’s too much going on. 

I also don’t think you can cut out the Yoko material on ‘DF’ and ‘MAH’ and claim they are great. John chose to give Yoko her half and therefore that has to be taken into consideration when judging his catalogue. Some folk believe it adds to the brilliance and that’s fine. Me, I can’t listen to any of her stuff.

That’s fair. I never listen to her stuff so I pretend like they’re not on the albums. I think he did everybody bogus by giving her every other song. She should have gotten the b side of the albums.

I cannot stand the most recent output of Paul’s, I’m of the opinion his last really good album was ‘Flowers In The Dirt ‘, after that it’s been a handful of excellence, a lot of average stuff that is alright to get thru and a ton of shit I will not listen to.

That’s interesting. I like every album since Flowers In The Dirt better with the exception of Driving Rain .

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George’s!!!

George Harrison was a spiritual artist. He sought after greater purposes of life and gave music to his inner feelings and revelations in a rock era which was itself a challenging task to do.The depth of his songwriting and performances is unparalleled many of his songs have an amazing zenful effect.
And then of course his divine slide…….

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