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50 Years ago today. The Beatles -

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 4 Jun, 2017 08:25 am
@farmerman,
It's not so easy when innocents have just been murdered in the capital. And your post was not framed like a rhetorical question.
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MethSaferThanTHC
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jun, 2017 05:59 am
@edgarblythe,
Don't mess with the Beatles Smile
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ekename
 
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Reply Fri 9 Jun, 2017 11:39 pm

https://open.spotify.com/search/results/beatles%20sgt%20peppers



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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2017 05:59 pm
@centrox,
There's a great fil-um of an American hippy kid who has made his way to Lennon's house, and he's trying to get Lennon to tell him about the profundities in the lyrics. Lennon's not having any though, and tries to explain to him that song-writing is a spontaneous act, with no profound significance. The kid is obviously crestfallen, so John invites him in for a bowl of soup. Maybe I can find it.
Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 10 Jun, 2017 06:04 pm
This is the best I could come up with . . .

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centrox
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jun, 2017 12:55 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
Lennon's not having any though, and tries to explain to him that song-writing is a spontaneous act, with no profound significance.

I once read that Lennon said he was often irritated by people searching for meaning in his lyrics and wrote I am the Walrus specifically to confuse them.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jun, 2017 02:28 am
I like that. You know, there was a big flap over here with people attempting to decipher the "true meaning" of that song.
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centrox
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jun, 2017 03:02 am
Paul once said that they often had the tune first in their heads and often just used any old words while it was in progress, and for one, I can't remember which one, they just used the words on the label of a ketchup bottle (they were brainstorming around a breakfast table). Sometimes these temporary lyrics made it to the final recording session. I have often thought that the lyrics of pop songs can be a kind of auditory Rorschach where much or all of the 'meaning' is found in the listener's brain. See the phenomenon of the 'mondegreen' as well. Get Back seems a fruitful source of these:

Jojo was a man who thought he was a woman/But he was another man.
Jojo was a man who thought he was a woman/But he was an ugly man

Real lyrics:
Jo Jo was a man who thought he was a loner/But he knew it couldn't last

One of my favourites is this miss - take on And I Love Her - the misheard lyrics: She gives me everything, and tender veal; the real lyrics: She gives me everything, and tenderly. The contributor says: "It never crossed my mind that I might be wrong about these lyrics. I sang them, unexamined, for ca. 20 years before it dawned on me that my version was patently absurd. But hey, maybe tender veal is a British thing...who can say?"

This one is kind of revealing about the listener: "You've paid the tax, he's the queer of the shore" for "Newspaper taxis appear on the shore."

http://www.amiright.com/misheard/stories/beatles.shtml


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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jun, 2017 05:20 am
A good friend of mine, a Parisienne, said that when she was an adolescent, before she learned English, she would sing along to the Kinks "You really got me" by singing: roule le gamin.

I have read that the lyrics to "Paperback Writer" were written on a dare when John's aunt (or maybe Paul's) said that they couldn't write anything but love songs. Harrison's "Taxman," of course, was a protest against the supertax.
centrox
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jun, 2017 05:41 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:
roule le gamin.

I like that.Let the kid drive! (the car).


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centrox
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jun, 2017 06:34 am
On the subject of mishearing, there is a story, possibly apocryphal, from the early days of the telephone in London. The copper wires were strung between poles, and used to vibrate and buzz when the wind blew. Some people thought that if you listened carefully you might be able to make out what was being said by the users. The London Electric Telephone Company got a letter from a respectable lady who said that she hadn't objected to the poles being put up outside her house, nor, especially, to the fact that she could make out what people were saying, but that recently she had been horrified by the lewd, filthy and objectionable nature of some of the conversations.
panzade
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jun, 2017 09:08 am
I have a convoluted history with the Beatles.
In 1964 I was a surfer dude and thought girls were cootie carriers.
All The Beach Boys lps came to my house courtesy of the Capitol record club.

I bought Beatles 65 and loved I'll Follow The Sun but Them's Mystic Eyes really got me learning guitar.
Sgt Peppers came out my freshman year in high school and I wasn't too keen on When I'm 64 and Lovely Rita etc.
Besides I was playing bass in a garage band. Rolling Stones and Yardbirds covers. The highly stylized Beatles studio songs were impossible to reproduce.

Now, fifty years later I can appreciate the historic significance of their body of work and listening to Revolver on my IPad reminds me that the song remembers when.
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centrox
 
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Reply Sun 11 Jun, 2017 11:04 am
@centrox,
centrox wrote:
On the subject of mishearing

In the 80s or 90s there were talking dolls that had a voice chip and a little loudspeaker. A batch were wrongly delivered to California stores that had the Spanish chip and when you picked it up, or twisted its head, or whatever, it said ¡Te quiero Mama!. The state was gripped with a panic as all the little Gringa girls thought that dolly was saying "Kill our mommy!"
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 10 Nov, 2018 06:22 am
In depth article on White Album.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46152217

Quote:
The Beatles are celebrating the 50th birthday of their 1968 double album - dubbed The White Album - with a deluxe edition that delves into the record's exhaustive recording sessions. An interview with producer Giles Martin, who oversaw the anniversary project, reveals some of the box set's secrets and surprises.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 10 Nov, 2018 10:10 pm
I didn't recall that the White Album was made that soon after Sgt Pepper.
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Fave122
 
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Reply Mon 12 Nov, 2018 03:19 pm
@edgarblythe,
Legendary musicians
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sun 17 Mar, 2019 05:01 pm
What if you found yourself in an alternate universe in which the Beatles had never existed?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uqvgPm8U4c
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 19 Mar, 2019 07:19 am
@Brandon9000,
Looks like fun.
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ekename
 
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Reply Tue 23 Jul, 2019 02:29 am
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