vonny
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 02:28 pm
I like this one - wasn't it the first use of backward tape on record?

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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 02:45 pm
@Setanta,
Ditto on that about fave love songs. I'm still awestruck how they blended ...no perfected...the art as well as the science of song-making.

vonny
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 02:56 pm
@Ragman,
I don't think there's a more perfect love song than In My Life - really beautiful!


Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 6 May, 2013 02:58 pm
@vonny,
Agreed! some songs reach beyond the medium of popular music.

I listened to this just now and I gasped at the flood of memories it triggers.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 12:42 am
As far as backward tapes being used, this song from the Revolver album relies heavily on it. I mentioned earlier that this album and The Lord of the Rings are joined in my memory of those days. The "noises" in the background of this song were, to me, the sound of Orcs.

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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 12:49 am
I consider this the quintessential Beatles love song. It has all the classic themes--love on the rebound, fear about trusting someone, wounded vanity and very deeply masked references to sexuality ("love is more than just holding hands") and, finally, she'll be sorry now.

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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 01:07 am
@vonny,
That was a great video they put together for that song--thanks Vonny!

Off to watch Lordy's program.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 02:09 am
Thanks for that program, Lordy, i really enjoyed it. Graham Coxon says it all: "But i do think that people who don't like the Beatles are very weird."
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 02:47 am
Glad you enjoyed it, Set.

Actually, I found it better the second time around, and think that it was because I couldn't accept other people singing this stuff when I first saw it.
Several of the covers fell slightly short, but I put it down to nerves, bearing in mind the occasion and the fact that it was one take only, and live to the nation.
Most of the other efforts were very good, and as for Beverley Knight at the end... it fair blew my socks off!!
Who among those four young men would have thought that on the exact spot, and exactly to the second a whole fifty years later, their songs would be re-recorded by the Beeb as a tribute to this landmark album?

Some may regard all this Beatles stuff as popcorn, but I agree that these few dissenters are probably weirdos or only pretending.
The vast majority of us boomers enjoyed every moment of it for a few years...
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 02:55 am
And yes, I had a Beatles wig (plastic, didn't fit properly) and a plastic Beatles guitar bought for me as a Christmas present.

Well, I WAS only seven!!

Regarding the guitar, I played it 'til my fingers bled.
Or was it 'til the ice cream man arrived?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 03:10 am
I learned a lot from that program, too.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 04:35 am
I wonder if there was a central theme to their songs?

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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 04:53 am
Old folks need love, too . . . an interesting photo montage in this version . . .

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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 04:56 am
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 05:03 am
This song is supposedly about Paul's sheep dog--but it is also thought to be about Jane Asher, to whom he was engaged, but who broke off the engagement. Several of his songs are thought to have been inspired by their relationship.

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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 05:08 am
A George Harrison song . . . which explains the photo montage . . .

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vonny
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 11:41 am
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Brian Jones played saxophone on this one?

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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 11:44 am
According to Wikipedia, it was recorded in four sessions, and Brian Jones played sax in the fourth session.
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vonny
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 11:50 am
This is one of my personal favourites - a cover of an obscure B side by Dr Feelgood.

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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 7 May, 2013 12:21 pm
This is The Beatles in a Pythonesque mood.


Talking of Python, what's the only band other than The Beatles themselves to play in a Beatles film? The Bonzos, and Neil Innes played the minstrel in Holy Grail.

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