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Discussion in 'Music' started by Willie Oleson, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson SoapLand Battles Moderator EXP: 18 Years

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    Yesterday I spent hours youtubing Beatles songs, trying to decide what other albums or compilations I should buy.
    After that, I continued with the tv series "The Shield" (S2 E9) and since I was still in a Beatles mood I thought they should end one of the episodes with a Beatles song. Just because.

    Less than 10 minutes into the episode, Vic & Co are questioning some thug.
    What's your name?
    -Ringo.
    Your parents didn't like you enough to name you after John or Paul?

    What a funny coincidence.

    If the comment refers to the most talented Beatle then I think it was uncalled-for, I've listened to Ringo's CD and it's awesome.
    Of course they can't be all the best Beatle, and now I'm struggling with the question: who is the best Beatle?
    When I listen to their songs I have no idea who sings what.
    Based on solo recordings I'm tempted to say it's George Harrison...but I'm not sure!




    Episode 9 was a prequel episode, btw.
     
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    I believe it was producer George Martin who said that never was there a group that was such a group. When he first signed them he tried to decide which one he was going to make the lead but he couldn't do it.
     
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  3. James from London

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    I think Paul and Yoko are my favourite solo Beatles.

    Rubber Soul was always my favourite Beatles album, but in recent years I've found myself leaning towards A Hard Day's Night.



    And then the other night I listened to an episode of a podcast called Screw it, We're Just Gonna Talk About the Beatles, which is really interesting and fun, and it made a very strong case for Revolver:

    http://po.st/oX8ofo via @po_st
     
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  4. Willie Oleson

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    My current favourite is I've Just Seen A Face.

    I also noticed that some albums have quite a few coverversions and I wonder why. Surely the Beatles didn't need to do other people's songs?
     
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    Beatles covers medley

     
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    Back then, everyone did cover versions. Their first couple of albums were just what they played in their live set. (Famously, their first LP was recorded in one eight-hour session.) The Beatles practically invented the idea of writing your own songs. The Rolling Stones only started writing their own material when they saw John and Paul casually tossing one off in the corner (so to speak). I think A Hard's Days Night was the first pop album where all the songs were written by the act themselves.
     
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  7. Willie Oleson

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    Weird...the Amazons do not ship The Beatles and Rolling Stones CDs to the Netherlands, eventhough I had already bought the "Help!" album.

    These CDs are not heavy, dangerous or unsuitable for children. Netherlands is also not on the list of dangerous countries ...and I couldn't find another reason.
    I'm truly puzzled.
     
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    Revolver is my personal favourite. In a way it's the last true Beatles album. Most of what followed were McCartney projects that the others took part in with varying degrees of enthusiasm
     
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    I don't own any Beatles cd yet, because i still can't find the perfect compilation cd from the beatles, because there's always a song that's missing.
     
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