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Old 07-10-2008, 11:52 AM   #841
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I've deliberately avoided their earlier material. Stuff like Please Please Me seems pretty much proto-boyband.
Boyband?

I agree some of the songs aren't that great, but there's a lot of good stuff there musically that rivals The Shadows.
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What the hell was Her Majesty?
It was originally part of the medley, but they didn't like it, so they cut it out. Only, one of the tape engineers took the instruction to "throw nothing out" too literally, and added it onto the end. Then, the mastering people missed the instruction to not include it, and it ended up as the last track on the album.

The End is the proper end.
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And the final line in The End is fucking fantastic:

"And in the End, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

C'MOM!

Fuck Her Majesty, and the new songs on the Anthologies, this is how the last line of the last proper Beatles song on their last proper album should end!
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What the hell was Her Majesty?
The "Red Light" of Abbey Road.
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Well, I think I'll rate Abbey Road 1.5/5 on Rate Your Music. There's some good ideas there musically in places, and at least it flows* for the most part, but ... I'm left feeling very underwhelmed. It didn't even evoke a "that's crap!" from me. This is going to sound ludicrous in light of their stature, but the Beatles strike me as one of those bands who might have begun to approach a good level if they could have gotten everything together, but certainly on Abbey Road, they don't outside of Here Comes The Sun. There's too much fooling around with daft or silly ideas for one thing, and I Want You's interesting musicianship is left wasted because it's so lyrically throwaway that the song is cheapened.

*Yeah, the fuck?
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i'm going to niagara falls this weekend! any suggestions?
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Boyband?

I agree some of the songs aren't that great, but there's a lot of good stuff there musically that rivals The Shadows.
Come on, Please Please Me, Love Me Do, Twist And Shout, etc.? I can't take that sort of thing seriously. That stuff may play on the charts with 15 year old girls, but I'm not a 15 year old girl.
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I never finished my thoughts on namkcuR's playlist.

After Love Will Tear Us Apart was Everything Counts, one of my favorite early Depeche Mode tunes. And then it all wraps up with Video Killed The Radio Star - a nice touch.

If you all want to hear a really different album, listen to Drama by Yes. Why? Well, in 1979 Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman left the group, so they needed a new singer and new keyboard player. Guess who they got to join the band? That's right, The Buggles. Go figure.

So all in all, a very good playlist. I like pretty much all of the songs, and while the sequencing and transitions could be a bit improved in some places, overall it's really good.
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Popping in for a sec, it's cool that 'Ver listened to Abbey Road, but I think he's completely wrong, aside from "Here Comes the Sun."
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Popping in for a sec, it's cool that 'Ver listened to Abbey Road, but I think he's completely wrong, aside from "Here Comes the Sun."
I think there are probably two people on this site who are going to agree with even the majority of my review of Abbey Road, and one of them posts under the name notAxver.
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i'm going to niagara falls this weekend! any suggestions?
pack a lunch there is little in the way of veg food in Niagara Falls

When we go it's mostly for the Casino or to go across the border, there is the big tourist trap on Clifton Hill, it's pretty gaudy but you might have a good time...
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Come on, Please Please Me, Love Me Do, Twist And Shout, etc.? I can't take that sort of thing seriously. That stuff may play on the charts with 15 year old girls, but I'm not a 15 year old girl.
It's pure fun rock and roll, and they did it the best back then. Perhaps if most of their material were intrumentals like The Shadows, you'd have a different opinion of it.
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The Bends and Abbey Road really stuck out from last night. Nowhere and Marquee Moon were both good, but didn't stick out as much, though both could use re-listens.
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I think there are probably two people on this site who are going to agree with even the majority of my review of Abbey Road, and one of them posts under the name notAxver.
And the other one has an alias called HermittMcDermitt.
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I think there are probably two people on this site who are going to agree with even the majority of my review of Abbey Road, and one of them posts under the name notAxver.
Screwy... and maybe intedomine. I'm sorry, man, but that's terrible company to be in.

Again, it's good that you at least gave it a chance.

But like Phanan said with the '60s stuff, I'm a fan of their fun material as much their heavier stuff, like "I Want You."

Awh, my favorite movie podcast is ending... and it's ending on a review of "There Will Be Blood."
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