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Old 12-18-2005, 06:24 PM   #61
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Originally posted by JOFO
Ringo was the real genius of the band, as evidenced by his post Beatles contributions to music.
aw, bless Ringo.

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Old 12-18-2005, 07:53 PM   #62
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Of the two, I prefer Lennon.

But in reality, I'm a George Harrison man.

Blue Jay Way
Don't Bother Me
For You Blue
Here Comes The Sun
I Me Mine
I Need You
I Want To Tell You
If I Needed Someone
It's All Too Much
Long, Long, Long
Love You To
Old Brown Shoe
Only A Northern Song
Savoy Truffle
The Inner Light
Think For Yourself
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Within You Without You
You Like Me Too Much

The majority of my favourite Beatles songs are all George's.

Sorry... *ahem*

Anyway, as much as it chagrins me to admit it, I think Paul was a better songwriter - but only that he's only the better songwriter if songwriting is about making music that is strictly commercial. I'm just saying that most Paul McCartney songs I hear don't strike me as profound and meaningful in any real way.

I want to hold your haaa-aaaa-aaaand. I want to hold your haannnnnd.


Sure, his music did touch people on a common sense level, and when you combine that with his ability to write a catchy tune... that makes for good music. Of course, the 'common sense' kinds of issues that his songs address are hardly engaging. Eleanor Rigby tells a nice story (unpleasant, though that story is), but does it touch me in any way? Not really. None of his songs do. I feel like his songs lack sincerity, not that there's any way I can really prove that they do to any of you quantitatively, but that's just the impression that I get.

Now, whether Lennon's songs are 'sincere' or not, is another matter altogether. But, everyone's always jawing about McCartney, and I just can't stand him. *shrug*

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Old 12-20-2005, 03:35 AM   #64
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John ... because he died before he could get too embarrassing.
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:33 AM   #65
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Interestingly, I get bored with the Beatles catalog and love John Lennon's solo career. But I've always been a bit eccentric.


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