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- Interstellar_Overdrive - 08-20-2004 08:56 PM
I'm going to start getting into the Beatles, and I was wondering, what are some good songs?
- Ignis Fatuus - 08-20-2004 09:13 PM
ummm... what? I'm very upset with the decision you have made.
- FishBowlWYWH - 08-20-2004 09:13 PM
Twist and Shout
Ticket to Ride
Let it Be
The Long and Winding Road (make sure you get the Let it Be... Naked,)
And i Love Her
damn there is so many of them, but try those first
- Ignis Fatuus - 08-20-2004 09:14 PM
FishBowlWYWH Wrote:uhhh...I AM THE WALRUS :p
- Space Cadet - 08-20-2004 09:53 PM
Ignis Fatuus Wrote:ummm... what? I'm very upset with the decision you have made.HAHA!!
Yes.. my friend gave me a disk to put in my computer.. she said it was every Beatles song ever made, so FantasticFloyd said : ok, thanks dude.
(FantasticFloyd throws it in closet one she gets home)
Ash: Listen to that c.d yet?
FantasticFloyd: Oh.. um, yeah. Lovely.
Ash: You didn't listen to it, did you?
FantasticFloyd: Um, not really.
She's a Beatles Freak, I'm a Floydian Finnatic. Actually, I think my first post here was actually a poll because we were having some debate and needed some votes from anothere source. Now, seeing polls similar to that, I know why everyone gets mad. They're rubbish.
- forksinatoaster - 08-20-2004 09:55 PM
I have been listening to more beatles lately too.
Maxwell's silver hammer
O bla di bla da
I want you
Yellow submarine (I'm a sucker for ringo)
Mean Mr Mustard seed (or whatever the title is)
- FishBowlWYWH - 08-21-2004 12:06 AM
a very good beatles site
Beatles is probably my second or third fav band, rivaling(sp?) with Led Zeppelin. Pink Floyd is of course my number one favorite.
- Space Cadet - 08-21-2004 12:23 AM
There are so many bands, I can't pick favorites. After Pink Floyd, which is number one, the rest are number two.. and that's that.
- Zep Fan - 08-21-2004 12:25 AM
Almost all of their latter songs and some early songs are amazing.
Get these albums:
Magical Mystery Tour
The White Album
Let it Be
- Space Cadet - 08-21-2004 12:40 AM
Meh. I have them all and don't really care for much of them. Sure, the Beatles are great and all, but when it comes down to comparing Pink Floyd and the Beatles, there is only one option, in my mind.
- simps - 08-21-2004 02:51 AM
As a lifelong (though on-and-off for the last 6 or 7 years) Beatles listener I can recommend the 'Red' and 'Blue' double LPs as the ideal entry point for a newcomer to Beatles purchases. That's how I first got into them. These excellent compilations have great variety of works penned by John, Paul, George (and even 1 or 2 by Ringo). The red one is called Beatles 1962-66 and the blue one is called Beatles 1967-70.
- Bar - 08-21-2004 02:52 AM
Well, I think Sgt. Pepper's and Revolver are highly overrated but I still enjoy Abbey Road.
- Seamus - 08-21-2004 02:56 AM
I like The Beatles but they are the most overrated band. Sure they were one of the first groups to ever roam the earth but definitely not the first and their stuff didn't come from nowhere (as it's been made to believe) but from people like Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, etc...
I absolutely hate their teenybop stuff so can't listen to anything they put out before 1966 without cringing. From that year on, and except lame songs like Yellow Submarine and some from the Magical Mystery tour the rest is ok. I've never dug Let It Be too much though. Some of the tracks on it are weak.
Said this, my list would be something like this:
-While my guitar gently weeps.
-Back in the USSR.
-Most of the Sergeant Peppers album.
- Space Cadet - 08-21-2004 03:06 AM
Seamus Wrote:I like The Beatles but they are the most overrated band.So true.
- Seamus - 08-21-2004 03:21 AM
FantasticFloyd Wrote:Glad somebody agrees. Don't you know how overrated they are here in Spain. Actually the only old band 'respectable people' (Middle-aged) like. I mean you play them the Stones, Kinks, Who, etc... and they run away or tell you to turn it down, but if you play a Beatles cd they stick around. Ain't it absurd? Of course but it's true.Seamus Wrote:I like The Beatles but they are the most overrated band.So true.
- Space Cadet - 08-21-2004 07:13 AM
Of course it's absurd. The Beatles ARE extremely overrated. Sure, they might have a few good hits but I wouldn't quite say they're THE BEST, or even qualify in that competion.
- Oobleck42 - 08-21-2004 08:31 AM
You really can't go wrong with any Beatles purchase but I would recommend starting with Revolver.
- floydianyid - 08-21-2004 10:05 AM
Seamus Wrote:thats no reason to say they are overrated, and what is overrated anyway i'll tell you its a stupid buzz word, the beatles maybe very well known all over the world so ppl feel the need to bash em but they are a great band so who gives a ****FantasticFloyd Wrote:Glad somebody agrees. Don't you know how overrated they are here in Spain. Actually the only old band 'respectable people' (Middle-aged) like. I mean you play them the Stones, Kinks, Who, etc... and they run away or tell you to turn it down, but if you play a Beatles cd they stick around. Ain't it absurd? Of course but it's true.Seamus Wrote:I like The Beatles but they are the most overrated band.So true.
- Kimbers Sheep - 08-21-2004 11:17 AM
really never could get into them, don't like or dislike, just don't listen too them
- Seamus - 08-21-2004 11:27 AM
floydianyid Wrote:thats no reason to say they are overrated, and what is overrated anyway i'll tell you its a stupid buzz word, the beatles maybe very well known all over the world so ppl feel the need to bash em but they are a great band so who gives a ****That's your point of view but not mine.
- Zep Fan - 08-21-2004 01:14 PM
FantasticFloyd Wrote:Of course it's absurd. The Beatles ARE extremely overrated. Sure, they might have a few good hits but I wouldn't quite say they're THE BEST, or even qualify in that competion.The Beatles are just as good as Floyd.
- forksinatoaster - 08-21-2004 10:04 PM
Ugh i feel this is gonna turn into a Beatles vs. Floyd argument
can we keep to the original post and submitting any songs of beatles you enjoy and if you don't have any there's no need to post much anything else
- Space Cadet - 08-21-2004 10:50 PM
It's all a matter of opinion. Like em' or don't. I don't care either way. Done.
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
- Seamus - 08-21-2004 11:28 PM
Not sure if this fits in but here it goes.
Cassually last night in the club there was a band playing only Beatles covers (All Together Band they're called) and these are some of the tunes they played - I don't recall all of them.
-Back in the USSR.
-Drive my car.
-Love me do (YUCKKKK!!!)
-If I needed someone.
-Twist and shout.
-Be Bop a lula.
-Here comes the sun.
As they didn't have a keyboard player a few certain songs were omitted (Let it be, etc...). Not that I care a lot since the band that play all Saturdays but August's normally perform it.
- Space Cadet - 08-21-2004 11:53 PM
- Pink Prism - 08-23-2004 06:04 AM
John Lennon and Harrisson were amazing.
I love White album, some Srgt. Pepper and some Abbey Road.
Day in life is one of the best song ever. And Strawberry fields.
- simps - 08-23-2004 07:56 AM
Everything about the Strawberry Fields Forever recording is truly masterful.
- Zep Fan - 08-23-2004 08:25 AM
Strawberry Fields is overrated. They have much better songs. It's not even the best on Magical Mystery Tour; Hello Goodbye, I Am the Walus, All You Need is Love, Penny Lane, Magical Mystery Tour, Baby You're a Rich Man, and the Fool on the Hill are much better.
- no pussyfooting - 08-23-2004 09:15 AM
FantasticFloyd Wrote:weird. You havent listened them but already put them in rubbish category.Ignis Fatuus Wrote:ummm... what? I'm very upset with the decision you have made.HAHA!!
I think all floyd fans should remember that Roger's favorite songwriter was John Lennon that inspired him in countless times to write Floyd music.
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- Seamus - 08-23-2004 11:21 AM
Zep Fan Wrote:Strawberry Fields is overrated. They have much better songs. It's not even the best on Magical Mystery Tour; Hello Goodbye, I Am the Walus, All You Need is Love, Penny Lane, Magical Mystery Tour, Baby You're a Rich Man, and the Fool on the Hill are much better.Hello goodbye - lame.
All you need is love - goofy. Same category that Yellow submarine.
In a nutshell: the only song I save from your list is Penny Lane.
- FishBowlWYWH - 08-23-2004 12:59 PM
The Beatles sometimes freak me out
too many backwards messages
- simps - 08-24-2004 02:31 AM
FishBowlWYWH Wrote:The Beatles sometimes freak me outPF of course have a backwards message on The Wall LP.
- no pussyfooting - 08-24-2004 07:33 AM
simps Wrote:and in UmmagummaFishBowlWYWH Wrote:The Beatles sometimes freak me outPF of course have a backwards message on The Wall LP.
- simps - 08-24-2004 08:51 AM
I only have Ummagumma on CD, and haven't listened to it more than 10 times over the years.
- pfloyd102094 - 08-24-2004 09:10 AM
Ok i am all confused here backward messages I never heard about this help me I need to know now :upside:
- floydianyid - 08-24-2004 10:51 AM
pfloyd102094 Wrote:Ok i am all confused here backward messages I never heard about this help me I need to know now :upside:uoy sevol natas uoy sevol natas
- simps - 08-24-2004 12:14 PM
To answer the confused member's question, backwards messages are usually short sound clips, often containing speech, that can only be heard by manually spinning a vinyl record backwards under the stylus when it is over the correct point at approximately the correct playback speed e.g. 33&1/3rpm or 45rpm. A famous example is one contained on The Wall, which tells listeners to write to 'Old Pink' (Syd).
- Skeid - 08-25-2004 11:02 AM
Get Abby Road, Help, St. Pepper's, Let It Be and Yellow Submarine. That covers a lot.
Some really good songs:
Let It Be
Lucy's in the sky with diamonds
All You Need Is Love (so true!)
And all the early clasics: She Loves You, From Me To You etc
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- FishBowlWYWH - 08-26-2004 04:57 PM
Quote:PF of course have a backwards message on The Wall LP.
yea but i found that message funny. it wasnt like turn me on dead man or now my love is silent or something like that
- simps - 08-27-2004 02:18 AM
FishBowlWYWH Wrote:Or the fabled Lennon message eerily saying "I buried Paul". This was taken up by The Simpsons: a psychedelic episode ended with Homer's voice saying "I buried Flanders".Quote:PF of course have a backwards message on The Wall LP.
- Zep Fan - 08-27-2004 02:45 AM
- Prism - 08-27-2004 08:17 PM
Here are some of my favorites:
In My Life
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Let It Be
Strawberry Fields Forever
A Day In The Life
Across The Universe
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
A great introduction to the band is Greatest Hits: 1962-1966 and Greatest Hits: 1967-1970.
- irishlamma - 08-29-2004 09:57 PM
Ignis Fatuus Wrote:MY HERO!!!!!!! :pFishBowlWYWH Wrote:uhhh...I AM THE WALRUS :p
- Sadie - 08-29-2004 10:23 PM
What about the 1 CD? It has a pretty good selection. All their number ones. But it doesn't have I Am the Walrus and A Day in the Life which are two of the best songs ever. Anyway, I'd bet a million bucks there's a radio station in your area that plays a Breakfast With the Beatles or something similiar. There you can hear TONS of Beatle songs for free.(LA area it's kroq 97.1) Or just turn on the radio and switch around a bit. You can't go 10 minutes without hearing a Beatle song somewhere. They're everywhere.
- irishlamma - 08-29-2004 10:39 PM
on i tunes theres a beatles station.
- simps - 08-30-2004 02:48 AM
The biggest popular music phenomenon the world will ever know.
- Wourm - 08-30-2004 08:09 AM
i havent really listened to the beatles, but my favorite song, of the ones i have heard, is come together
- pfloyd1985 - 08-30-2004 12:42 PM
simps Wrote:The biggest popular music phenomenon the world will ever know.probably, probably but oh well, i missed the era anyway
- simps - 08-30-2004 01:55 PM
Wourm Wrote:i havent really listened to the beatles, but my favorite song, of the ones i have heard, is come togetherHow can you not have heard the Beatles? They are everywhere. Even the small minority who don't like them and want to avoid hearing their songs can't manage it what with them being played frequently in so many unexpected places.
- mr piper - 08-30-2004 05:38 PM
IT'S GOTTA BE ' YESTERDAY'
- Seamus - 08-31-2004 05:06 AM
mr piper Wrote:IT'S GOTTA BE ' YESTERDAY'Absolutely overplayed and boring.
As a matter of fact, would be interesting to see how far The Beatles would have go were it not for George Martin, ok? Not that they were not talented but having a good producer helps a lot.
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- Zep Fan - 08-31-2004 06:08 AM
Yesterday sucks. They have WAY better songs than that.
- no pussyfooting - 08-31-2004 08:01 AM
simps Wrote:The biggest popular music phenomenon the world will ever know.I would give Brian Wilson just as much credits as to Beatles for their pioneer work.
- Oobleck42 - 08-31-2004 10:17 AM
no pussyfooting Wrote:I wholeheartedly agree.simps Wrote:The biggest popular music phenomenon the world will ever know.I would give Brian Wilson just as much credits as to Beatles for their pioneer work.
- Seamus - 08-31-2004 11:13 AM
- Skeid - 08-31-2004 12:05 PM
- Seamus - 08-31-2004 12:43 PM
You're not in posession of the truth simply because you write in capitals, dude.
- Seamus - 08-31-2004 01:25 PM
By the way, Yellow Submarine is one of the most annoying songs ever.
- Steve Hill - 08-31-2004 01:49 PM
I was put off it at the age of 10 having to sing it every other week as a class. My class had an hour a week, I think last thing on a Friday, where our teacher would get out his acoustic and we would each get a book with various songs in, (Yellow Submarine, My Old Man Said Follow The Van, Old Iron, Lilly the Pink, When The Saints Go Marching In, etc.), and proceed to butcher them. From that point, Yellow Submarine along with a couple of other Beatles songs have been disliked by me for the wrong reasons.
- Sadie - 08-31-2004 05:17 PM
In the towwwwn where I was born......EVERYBODY NOW!!! lived a maaan.....
- Zep Fan - 08-31-2004 09:59 PM
- Skeid - 09-01-2004 05:50 AM
Nice, i totally forgot Rubber Soul.
- simps - 09-01-2004 07:02 AM
Never known Let It Be and Yellow Submarine to rank among recommended Beatles albums before. Usually they are said to be well below average. I never even bought yellow Submarine after hearing the re-release edition, which has an improved selection of tracks.
- Skeid - 09-01-2004 10:25 AM
Hmm, yeah. Maybe. But the song Let it Be is really great..
- Oobleck42 - 09-01-2004 11:10 AM
Let it Be is a pretty solid album. I'd recommend it.
- Pink Prism - 09-01-2004 02:07 PM
day in life...
- Sadie - 09-02-2004 09:43 PM
simps Wrote:Never known Let It Be and Yellow Submarine to rank among recommended Beatles albums before. Usually they are said to be well below average. I never even bought yellow Submarine after hearing the re-release edition, which has an improved selection of tracks.I love Let it Be. I think it's highly underrated! Two of Us, Dig a Pony, I've Got a Feeling, Get Back and Long and Winding Road. I mean come on! What's below average about those songs?
- FishBowlWYWH - 09-04-2004 10:01 PM
Get Back is a great song
my fav from Paul is The Long And Winding Road
my fav from John is In My Life
- Space Cadet - 09-04-2004 10:40 PM
Question. There is a song I like, don't know who it is but I think it MAY be the Beatles. Vocals are soft, and I can recall a few words. I heard "Romeo and Juliet" and that's about all. Beginning is a guitar part only. Like..
dun dun dun dun
dun dun dun
dun dun dun
dun dun dun dun
dun dun dun
dun dun dun
Repeated. Just wondering if anyone knew.
- FishBowlWYWH - 09-06-2004 11:06 AM
Eleanor Rigby by chance?
- Interstellar_Overdrive - 09-06-2004 06:29 PM
Pretty sure that's "Live and Let Die".
The only reason i know is because I have a GNR cover of it.
Ah, I love that riff. Fun to play, too.
RE: The Beatles! - Three Different Ones - 12-20-2008 02:58 PM
Bump, because the Beatles need more love..and I'm listening to Revolver..god "I'm Only Sleeping" is an amazing song..
RE: The Beatles! - Wings on the Pig - 12-20-2008 03:07 PM
It certainly is. Possibly my favourite on that record.
RE: The Beatles! - Three Different Ones - 12-20-2008 03:09 PM
Yeah, this record is ffucking amazing. I think it's, to me, the one that John and Paul were pretty much even in the number of classic songs they had, not to mention, some great arrangements (Eleanor Rigby, anyone) and some awesome vocals (Eleanor Rigby, She Said She Said, I'm Only Sleeping, Here, There and Everywhere)
This album is just so all over the place..I honestly love every song on here..
RE: The Beatles! - MacPhisto - 12-20-2008 03:11 PM
Revolver is an amazing album, and is still my favourite album of all time.
Which reminds me, I haven't listened to it in a while. Might go put it on.
RE: The Beatles! - Wings on the Pig - 12-20-2008 03:11 PM
Tomorrow Never Knows is also one of my favourites - you just know you are listening to something special. That drumbeat is so bloody addictive, it's one of those songs that you just can't turn off.
RE: The Beatles! - Three Different Ones - 12-20-2008 03:13 PM
Wings on the Pig Wrote:Tomorrow Never Knows is also one of my favourites - you just know you are listening to something special. That drumbeat is so bloody addictive, it's one of those songs that you just can't turn off.
That's one of my favorites on there..my god..I love everything going on during that song..the tape loops, the backwards guitar solo..and John's voice through the Leslie Speaker is just awesome..that song is out of this world
I'm on "For No One" at the moment..this song took a while for me to love..before I 'liked' it, but yeah, I've warmed up to the song a lot..such a sad song
RE: The Beatles! - Three Different Ones - 12-20-2008 03:20 PM
"Got to Get You Into My Life" - Another great song..I love the brass section (i believe) and the vocals, but the lyrics always make me smile..I love how cleverly they're written.
edit: Tomorrow Never Knows time..
RE: The Beatles! - Three Different Ones - 12-20-2008 03:27 PM
Triple post: Tomorrow Never Knows..where to start with this song..it's like..you're someplace else when you're listening to it..I can't really explain it..it's just amazing. I forgot how great the tape loops are in there, credit to Paul and the other Beatles, plus probably George Martin..Also, I love the backwards guitar solo from 'Taxman'..the way it's put in there, between the verses ends up sounding so awesome. Also, John's voice just sends chiils down my spine..
RE: The Beatles! - Some Other Jackass - 12-25-2008 01:12 PM
The first Christmas since I do not know when that I did not receive something Beatles related as a gift.
I have been playing The Yellow Submarine Songtrack and a Beatles for babies compilation I made and listening with my son and daughter a lot recently.
He is three and he really is catching on and remembering words to the songs. He sings along with "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "Yellow Submarine" and "All You Need Is Love" often times.
Beatles '65 has been in my disc player for the last two weeks.
RE: The Beatles! - OlgaHH - 12-26-2008 06:35 AM
I love Beatles and I think it's one of the best and influencing groups in the world.
My favourite album is Let it be. I love Beatles' songs The long and winding road, Let it be, I'm only sleeping, Love you to, Come together, Love me do, Rock'n'Roll music, Help, You've got to hide your love away (I think it's much better than "Yesterday"). I like all of members of the group, but by appearance I like most of all Ringo Starr. By talant... no doubt it's John Lennon.
I watched two films with B. - "Help" and "A hard day's night". I like both of them. I'll never forget my impression from the song "You've got to...", moments when Lennon is in the piano (what good guy he was!) in "Help", group's performance in "A hard day's night" (B. had the most crazy fans!).
I can't say I'm a fan of them (this passion has not long time, because PF has appeared in my life), but I like this group. That's a pity that the group isn't working. I was dissapointed when I had read about reasons for breaking up the group.
RE: The Beatles! - Xardie - 12-26-2008 06:41 AM
OlgaHH Wrote:I love Beatles and I think it's one of the best and influencing groups in the world.
the most influential by landmile actually
I remember I butting heads with Gluk about merits of The Beatles - and I admit I was wrong back then. That was when I was still halfway to my place in B fandom
Their best albums are Revolver (1), Abbey Road (2) and Rubber Soul/The White Album (3)
Sgt Pepper is still just average though!
RE: The Beatles! - Monolith - 12-26-2008 10:08 AM
Abbey Road is my all time favorite Beatles album.
RE: The Beatles! - Three Different Ones - 12-26-2008 10:10 AM
"The Beatles" is their best, then Revolver, then Pepper, then Abbey Road, then Let it Be
RE: The Beatles! - OlgaHH - 12-27-2008 04:50 AM
Quote:the most influential by landmile actually
Sorry, I'm not English is not native language for me.
Quote:Their best albums are Revolver (1), Abbey Road (2) and Rubber Soul/The White Album (3)
Maybe I'm a fool but I don't like Rubber soul. I like only Drive my car, but it's not my favourite song of TB.
RE: The Beatles! - Wings on the Pig - 12-27-2008 05:05 AM
I think Rubber Soul is probably my least favourite out of wonderful five albums (Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road, The Beatles and Revolver are the others) but it is still fantastic none the less, and very influential. Norwegian Wood is a lovely tune . . .
RE: The Beatles! - MacPhisto - 12-27-2008 12:07 PM
Why doesn't anyone have any love for Let it Be? I think it's a wonderful album, even if they lost interest in it halfway through and Spector bastardized some of it.
RE: The Beatles! - Xardie - 12-27-2008 12:17 PM
Because songwriting is weak? Title track, Get Back and Across the Universe are great. Two of Us and I've got a feeling are good but rest of the album is quite trite. (Naked version of Long and Winding Road is great too)
Main problem is simply songwriting. The Beatles did great "back to the roots" rock when they were back at their roots e.g I Saw Her Standing There - song like Dig A Pony certainly don't hold up against such early Beatles tracks.
It's like C-class version of early Beatles rockers.
Still, Let It Be has its charms in form of those hilarious snippets and couple of awesome tracks
RE: The Beatles! - MacPhisto - 12-27-2008 12:24 PM
What about For You Blue? That's a great Harrison track. I actually think Let it Be is the band's most underrated album, next to Beatles for Sale, anyway.
RE: The Beatles! - pinklit - 12-27-2008 01:04 PM
When I was young, many years/eons ago they played the Beatles Christmas messages on the radio every year at Christmas time. Those guys were such a fun group, not just musically, but socially. They had to be having a blast. I was in awe at their wit. SO clever. I wish I could hang with them for awhile.
RE: The Beatles! - OlgaHH - 12-29-2008 06:57 AM
Three Different Ones, I like your avatar. Haven't you this photo in HQ?
RE: The Beatles! - Three Different Ones - 12-29-2008 10:22 AM
Haha I dunno, I just googled "The Beatles" and found it..I can try and find it again
RE: The Beatles! - OlgaHH - 12-30-2008 04:09 AM
OK... I just wanted this photo. Well, I'll try to find it in HQ in Google.
RE: The Beatles! - Some Other Jackass - 04-07-2009 10:59 AM
Three Different Ones Wrote:Bump, because the Beatles need more love..and I'm listening to Revolver..god "I'm Only Sleeping" is an amazing song..
Rebump for those who are interested.
I was just realizing the other day that Magical Mystery Tour was possibly the last album recorded by The Beatles which had true cooperation between the members and Lennon and McCartney. I don't think any of the songs written and recorded for The Beatles, Let It Be and Abbey Road apart from "I've Got A Feeling" and "The End" bear much if any mutual contributions with Paul and John in particular. They simply stopped collaborating as a band and instead increased their impatience, jealousy and distain.
After the break up, Ringo was the only member to collaborate with all the other former band mates (seperately) if I am not mistaken.
I have been listening to McCartney's Tug Of War a lot lately and with Paul's emotional "Here Today" and Ringo playing drums on the record it sort of slowly lead me to remember this thoughts on The Beatles.
You may now all go back to texting your friends and other diversions.
RE: The Beatles! - Mr. Mojo Risin' - 04-07-2009 03:05 PM
Some Other Jackass Wrote:You may now all go back to texting your friends and other diversions.
That was harsh
Thanks for all our information, I listen a lot to The Beatles but I certainly haven't bothered myself to read the biographies of the members nor the whole band so..
RE: The Beatles! - IbanezIsTheColour - 04-07-2009 04:48 PM
-Floyd- Wrote:Thanks for all our information, I listen a lot to The Beatles but I certainly haven't bothered myself to read the biographies of the members nor the whole band so..Me too, but I've definitely been listening to them a lot more lately.
RE: The Beatles! - FatherMcKenzie - 04-07-2009 09:58 PM
Wow 5 year old topic.
Anyway, as for "what are the Beatles' best songs?"
All of them really. Listen to all the albums, all the Anthologies. For bootlegs, go with REALLY early stuff, like Hamburg.
Everything is top notch, beginning to end. Two of my best friends are also Beatles fans, but one ONLY likes the early stuff (pre-Revolver), and one ONLY likes the later (post-Revolver)stuff. Me, I like it ALL.
RE: The Beatles! - MacPhisto - 04-07-2009 10:03 PM
Yeah. Pretty much every single song they put out was pure magic.
Except Mr. Moonlight, of course.
RE: The Beatles! - Wings on the Pig - 04-08-2009 01:35 AM
I quite like Mr. Moonlight. Great harmonies.
RE: The Beatles! - MacPhisto - 04-08-2009 01:47 AM
And it's actually an okay song! It certainly says a lot about the band, when their absolute worst song ever is actually pretty good.
RE: The Beatles! - Wings on the Pig - 04-08-2009 01:59 AM
Definitely. I've been getting into Dig a Pony a lot recently - that is a phenomenal song too!
RE: The Beatles! - Some Other Jackass - 04-08-2009 04:27 AM
Glukkonitis Wrote:And it's actually an okay song! It certainly says a lot about the band, when their absolute worst song ever is actually pretty good.
I have always really disliked how some of the song "She's Leaving Home" really slows down the album and consider it one of the least liked songs by me. But some of the chorus is at the same time what I like and dislike about the song.
I do not care for the falsetto singing from Paul as he sings,
We gave her most of our lives
sacrificed most of our lives
We gave her everything money could buy"
But the way they sort of stagger the lines and singing I do like especially near the song's end when they trick us with the
What did we do that was wrong
We didn't know it was wrong
Fun is the one thing that money can't buy"
It's a sad song but at the end we tell ourselves that finally she is out in the world and should be just fine.
Just when you have gotten use to ignoring a song, sometimes for some reason we listen to it one more time without passing it over and we hear things in a different tone. I'm not suggesting that the music of The Beatles is the only magical music but still after so many years and so many listens, we sometimes are in a mood to hear it and find new connections.
Incidentally, they have remaster and digitized to stereo all of the groups British catalog but still have not reached agreements with iTunes.
Say what you want about releasing and rereleasing their stuff, I think a lot of younger people will benefit from yet another opportunity for exposure to the music in all it's capitalistic glory.
They are set to release the original U.K. 12 plus the adopted Magical Mystery Tour as a compact disc collection in addition to using the remasters in a video game Guitar Hero/Rock Band Beatles version and I am sure ultimately coming to terms for release as downloads.
RE: The Beatles! - Three Different Ones - 04-08-2009 02:37 PM
with our love, we could save the world
if they only knew..
RE: The Beatles! - Some Other Jackass - 05-19-2009 10:55 AM
Some fun stuff here but I kind of wish Craig would straighten out Shabby Road.
Now go buy his book.
RE: The Beatles! - OlgaHH - 12-16-2009 04:10 AM
I want to tell you something interesting and funny about The Beatles. In one Russian town, Magnitogorsk, in one of the theatres there is one performance goes on as "sold-out" notice. What do you think? It is performance about The Beatles! The plot is based on story of this band, of course, with some part of fantasy. The most interesting thing is that performance is for persons not less older than 16! ("Sex, drugs, rock'n'roll, you know...", - as says the director of this show.)