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Favorite Beatles Song

 
 
Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 8 Mar, 2010 11:53 pm
@Sglass,
I do, too. but it's kinda Paul heavy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKZHwf5q22g

(cool vid, there's even a midget in it...) Shocked
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Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 01:06 am
All My Loving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWvurnpKjE4

A happy/sad up-beat song with lots of personal memories.
aidan
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 02:53 am
@Ionus,
My favorite early Beatles song is Ticket to Ride. I love that opening guitar riff - it always pulls me back to the Christmas my older sister got 'Help' for Christmas and we all stood gathered around the record player in our bathrobes listening to it over and over. I love John's voice in the song and smile in this video I love the bass, but it's confusing because at first I thought, 'wait is George playing the bass line? and then I realized that it looks like he may be the only one beside Ringo tapping the drums a few times who's really playing his instrument.
Oh well, their expressions are priceless.



Mid-Beatles I like Eleanor Rigby. I love the story in the song and the strings which are a masterpiece of arrangement:



Late-Beatles I love Dear Prudence from the white album. I like the vocal, the bass, the tempo change at the end and the subject matter - childhood wonder at the beauty of the world- (even if it is drug induced...I also like Mother Nature's Son from this album, but not as much).
This whole album reminds of fifth and sixth grade and debating the merits of the Beatles vs. Stones with Frank and Susan on the playground. Funny - we also debated Paul vs. John. Susan loved Paul, I love John and Frank and I both loved the Stones. But the White Album is my favorite Beatle's Album after Help.



Probably my all time favorite and a classic is George's 'Here Comes the Sun'- it's just an all-around beautiful song-I like the beginning quiet guitar and the way it builds into a strong, peaceful happy melody:

Eorl
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 03:30 am
Eleanor Rigby, of course.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 04:18 am
@aidan,
Ticket to Ride - Yes, that is a memorable riff allright.
Eleanor Rigby - leaves me feeling a little too raw for me to like it. It is a very good song, but it is sad.
Dear Prudence - I think this one is a personal taste as it wasnt as popular - I would put others before this one myself.
Here Comes the Sun - Now that is a good up beat happy song - my kind - I can get depressed without assistance from music so a song like this is magic to my ears.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 04:21 am
Can we interject the songs with little snippits about the Beatles ? Almost all the drum work was done by Paul as he would sneak back in after Ringo had left and re-do the drumwork. The others suggested getting a new drummer later on when they were becoming famous, but Paul wouldnt have it. When they first formed Ringo had a van and that saved the group from splitting. Paul never forgot, and was faithful to the man with the van till the end.
Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 04:44 am
What about after the group ? Can we include those ?

Did a lot of ahhh...socialising... to these songs when I was young and good looking...ok, I made the last part up...

Wings - Band on the Run
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7D65IomNYY
Beautiful guitar, changes that are a sort of precursor to Queens Bohemian Rhapsody

Wings - Silly Love Songs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK9QVN0bpa4&feature=related Just another happy silly song - I like those...

Wings - My Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN4ZDjFGUB0&feature=related Memories of a little cutie who broke my heart...(sniff) 28 years ago. The clip has Linda in the background, Pauls one true love.

John Lennon (Plastic Ono Band ) - Imagine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okd3hLlvvLw Peace Man !! War sucks big time !!

John Lennon (Plastic Ono Band ) - Happy Christmas (War is Over)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBfEGETyGjs Ditto...
Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 05:04 am
@Ionus,
A better clip for Imagine and Happy Christmas -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wk-lAiHNMw&NR=1
Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 05:10 am
@Ionus,
Damn ! I forgot Georgey baby...
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wynYMJwEPH8
A period in my life when I questioned the existence of a personal God and decided there wasnt one.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 05:20 am
@panzade,
Eleanor Rigby i great too, BUT Ray Charles cover is the best.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 05:24 am
@Brandon9000,
I love the chrod progression and the foot tapping in Blackbird. ITS SUCH AN ECONOMICAL SONG "Not too many useless notes"
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 05:46 am
@Ionus,
Ionus wrote:

All My Loving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWvurnpKjE4

A happy/sad up-beat song with lots of personal memories.

I think the instrumental bridge is particularly inspired.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 05:50 am
@Ionus,
Ionus wrote:

Can we interject the songs with little snippits about the Beatles ? Almost all the drum work was done by Paul as he would sneak back in after Ringo had left and re-do the drumwork. The others suggested getting a new drummer later on when they were becoming famous, but Paul wouldnt have it. When they first formed Ringo had a van and that saved the group from splitting. Paul never forgot, and was faithful to the man with the van till the end.

Can you give me a link for this, because everything you've said contradicts everything I know? For instance, Ringo wasn't a member when they formed and the van was driven by Neil Aspinall.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 05:56 am
Here's a great song:

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Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 07:26 am
@Brandon9000,
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Ringo wasn't a member when they formed
Technically correct but how many people think of the Beatles without Ringo ? Surely people think of the fab four....
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the van was driven by Neil Aspinall.
Incorrect. On one famous occasion they had an accident and I think it was George who was driving. It seems the driving was a shared responsibility as you would expect. As to buying the van, perhaps it was bought with Ringo's money in the main ? Or registered to Ringo ?

Every reference I can find easily says what a great drummer Ringo was, but this was not the case when they were actually touring. Ringo was criticised for being mediocre, it seems a later invention that he was a great drummer. Paul replaced Ringo's drumming on several recordings, and Ringo would listen to someone else's drumming and pretend he didnt notice. Paul seems to have been the main driving force holding the group together and when he finally gave up it fell apart. He was the main supporter of keeping Ringo in the group when George and John felt he should be replaced. I will return to this topic with a reference and I apologise for any delay.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 07:42 am
@Ionus,
Ionus wrote:

Quote:
Ringo wasn't a member when they formed
Technically correct but how many people think of the Beatles without Ringo ? Surely people think of the fab four....
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the van was driven by Neil Aspinall.
Incorrect. On one famous occasion they had an accident and I think it was George who was driving. It seems the driving was a shared responsibility as you would expect. As to buying the van, perhaps it was bought with Ringo's money in the main ? Or registered to Ringo ?

Every reference I can find easily says what a great drummer Ringo was, but this was not the case when they were actually touring. Ringo was criticised for being mediocre, it seems a later invention that he was a great drummer. Paul replaced Ringo's drumming on several recordings, and Ringo would listen to someone else's drumming and pretend he didnt notice. Paul seems to have been the main driving force holding the group together and when he finally gave up it fell apart. He was the main supporter of keeping Ringo in the group when George and John felt he should be replaced. I will return to this topic with a reference and I apologise for any delay.

The Beatles, as the Quarry Men, were formed in 1956 by John Lennon. Paul joined in 1957. George joined in 1958. Ringo, didn't join until 1963 when they were already the most famous rock band in England, although he had sat in a few times before when drummer Pete Best was unavailable. Neil Aspinall was the driver. Someone else may have driven a few times, but Ringo wasn't even a member of the group then. The red and white van they were driven in belonged to Aspinall. Aspinall had purchased it for 8 pounds. Paul played the drums on "The Ballad of John and Yoko" only because Ringo wasn't in town.

I need you to post a link to support the story that Paul used to sneak back into the studio and re-record Ringo's parts. I have read countless biographies of the Beatles and have never hear that before. Don't assure me that it's true, just post a link.
Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 07:56 am
@Brandon9000,
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The Beatles, as the Quarry Men, were formed in 1956 by John Lennon. Paul joined in 1957. George joined in 1958. Ringo, didn't join until 1963 when they were already the most famous rock band in England, although he had sat in a few times before when drummer Pete Best was unavailable.
I was aware of all this, but I am sure some will find it interesting. I certainly dont see how it contradicts anything I said.

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Neil Aspinall was the driver. Someone else may have driven a few times,
This is an assumption. It seems more reasonable they took it in turns, if only for the sake of getting to sit in a seat, let alone safety from the point of view of driver fatigue.

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but Ringo wasn't even a member of the group then.
I have agreed to Ringo replacing Best. Stating what we have agreed on makes you seem desperate. Can you provide a source to say they only ever had one van and they never got another one ?

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The red and white van they were driven in belonged to Aspinall. Aspinall had purchased it for 8 pounds.
Again, I was aware of this, but I presume you include it for the information of others.

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Paul played the drums on "The Ballad of John and Yoko" only because Ringo wasn't in town.
And you think that was the only occasion ?

Quote:
I need you to post a link to support the story that Paul used to sneak back into the studio and re-record Ringo's parts.
Perhaps you didnt read what I said so I will post it again ..."I will return to this topic with a reference and I apologise for any delay."

Quote:
Don't assure me that it's true, just post a link.
I am not assuring you of anything. It is reasonable to want a reference. I was further explaining my position.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 08:51 am
Ionus wrote:

Quote:
The Beatles, as the Quarry Men, were formed in 1956 by John Lennon. Paul joined in 1957. George joined in 1958. Ringo, didn't join until 1963 when they were already the most famous rock band in England, although he had sat in a few times before when drummer Pete Best was unavailable.
I was aware of all this, but I am sure some will find it interesting. I certainly dont see how it contradicts anything I said.

Quote:
Neil Aspinall was the driver. Someone else may have driven a few times,
This is an assumption. It seems more reasonable they took it in turns, if only for the sake of getting to sit in a seat, let alone safety from the point of view of driver fatigue.

It's documented far and wide around Beatles fandom. I am not saying that no one else ever drove, but Neil's initial job was to be the driver. They never drove to gigs in a van owned by Ringo, and they certainly didn't hire him on that basis. Ringo wasn't a member in the early days. They hired Ringo after George Martin suggested that Best wasn't good enough, because they had been thinking along those lines themselves. They hired him because he was the best drummer they knew, and because they got along well with him.


Ionus wrote:

Quote:
but Ringo wasn't even a member of the group then.
I have agreed to Ringo replacing Best. Stating what we have agreed on makes you seem desperate. Can you provide a source to say they only ever had one van and they never got another one ?

Not saying that, although they used that van for a long time in the early days. I'm saying that you are incorrect when you state that Ringo was hired largely so that they could use a van, car, or truck of his. This is false, and, if you disagree, just post a link.

Ionus wrote:

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The red and white van they were driven in belonged to Aspinall. Aspinall had purchased it for 8 pounds.
Again, I was aware of this, but I presume you include it for the information of others.

I included it to add detail to my statement that it wasn't Ringo's.

Ionus wrote:

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Paul played the drums on "The Ballad of John and Yoko" only because Ringo wasn't in town.
And you think that was the only occasion ?

There may have been a later occasion towards the end of their time together when Ringo left the group in disgust for a brief while, but if you claim that Paul used to sneak back into the studio to re-record Ringo's part's, you need to provide a link, as I have never heard any such thing, and it contradicts my information that Ringo's work was well thought of.

Ionus wrote:

Quote:
I need you to post a link to support the story that Paul used to sneak back into the studio and re-record Ringo's parts.
Perhaps you didnt read what I said so I will post it again ..."I will return to this topic with a reference and I apologise for any delay."

Quote:
Don't assure me that it's true, just post a link.
I am not assuring you of anything. It is reasonable to want a reference. I was further explaining my position.

Get me a reference for the idea that Paul used to re-record Ringo's work.
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 08:54 am
here's all you need to know about ringo and drumming, a direct quote from radio god and philly's first son ron bennington

east dave mcdonald - "ringo wasn't the best drummer"
ron bennington - "ringo wasn't the best drummer in the beatles"
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Tue 9 Mar, 2010 09:09 am
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

here's all you need to know about ringo and drumming, a direct quote from radio god and philly's first son ron bennington

east dave mcdonald - "ringo wasn't the best drummer"
ron bennington - "ringo wasn't the best drummer in the beatles"

Well, they might want to also know a few other things like:

"I consider him one of the greatest innovators of rock drumming and believe that he has been one of the greatest influences on rock drumming today... Ringo has influenced drummers more than they will ever realize or admit. Ringo laid down the fundamental rock beat that drummers are playing today and they probably don't even realize it." (Kenny Arnoff in Modern Drummer, Dec. 1987)

Post a link indicating that Paul used to sneak back into the studio and re-record his parts.

 

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