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Old 07-10-2008, 12:05 PM   #856
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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.
I'm quite sure that would probably be the case. The boy band sound comes from all the harmonizing.

I'm not a big fan of early Beatles, actually. A couple fun songs, but kind of repetitive. A song like Eight Days a Week is good, but something like Love Me Do isn't really.
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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.
They're all incredible musicians, too... well, Ringo's good, too. McCartney practically invented the bass in modern pop songs.
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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.
I am, unsurprisingly, of completely the opposite opinion. I don't see myself playing Abbey Road again and I haven't listened to The Bends since 2005, but Nowhere is a permanent regular for me, and I fairly frequently revisit at least some Marquee Moon tracks (I'm particularly fond of See No Evil and the title track).
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I was very, very surprised by The Bends. It was a real rocker, and well done at that.
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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...
i think we're eating a crunkermelon before hand, so we're all set!
have you been on any of the boat tours or anything?
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They're all incredible musicians, too... well, Ringo's good, too. McCartney practically invented the bass in modern pop songs.
Ringo's better than Larry Mullen, Jr. Then again, Larry's like the drumming equivalent of the Mendoza Line in baseball.
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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."
Screwtape and intedomine? I was thinking of Khan. intedomine probably thinks Maxwell's Silver Hammer is the best track on Abbey Road or something.

I'm trying to pin down what it is about the Beatles' whimsical stuff that completely doesn't appeal and makes me toss it aside, but that attracts me to much of Syd Barrett's work. It's not as if Lucifer Sam is the most serious song penned in the history of the world, but it's fucking awesome. And Bike makes me laugh every time.
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Marquee Moon's fucking awesome.

So is "There Will Be Blood." Fuck.
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I'm quite sure that would probably be the case. The boy band sound comes from all the harmonizing.

I'm not a big fan of early Beatles, actually. A couple fun songs, but kind of repetitive. A song like Eight Days a Week is good, but something like Love Me Do isn't really.
I'm sure there are others who feel this way, too, but that's what the 50's and early 60's were like. A three minute song with three chords. Music has evolved so much since then, but it sure is refreshing to go back and listen to the basics every now and then, and The Beatles did this the best (well, they were one of the best - can't forget people like Chuck Berry or Elvis).

I'm not saying I like all of it (I cringe at songs like This Boy or Do You Want To Know A Secret) but stuff like I Want To Hold Your Hand, Can't Buy Me Love, I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride, A Hard Day's Night, etc. are essentials from that era.
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i think we're eating a crunkermelon before hand, so we're all set!
have you been on any of the boat tours or anything?
no I've never been, my mother-in law went and had a good time though, be prepared to get wet
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Ringo's better than Larry Mullen, Jr. Then again, Larry's like the drumming equivalent of the Mendoza Line in baseball.
Ringo is the most talented Beatle. Why? Four words: Thomas The Tank Engine. Case closed!

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I was very, very surprised by The Bends. It was a real rocker, and well done at that.
How would you compare it to OK Computer?

Fuck, now you guys have me italicizing everything, too.
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Screwtape and intedomine? I was thinking of Khan. intedomine probably thinks Maxwell's Silver Hammer is the best track on Abbey Road or something.

I'm trying to pin down what it is about the Beatles' whimsical stuff that completely doesn't appeal and makes me toss it aside, but that attracts me to much of Syd Barrett's work. It's not as if Lucifer Sam is the most serious song penned in the history of the world, but it's fucking awesome. And Bike makes me laugh every time.
Yeah, but you're forgetting that the ideas of Abbey Road was done better in Kate Bush's albums, you know. intedomine is a dumbass.

I think it goes back to your dislike of Paul McCartney, possibly. Likewise, Syd-led Pink Floyd is hit-or-miss for me.
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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.
Yeah, this wouldn't surprise me. The few Shadows songs with vocals, I consider to be crap. But good god, Hank Marvin pretty much singlehandedly redefined how people thought about the electric guitar with Apache.
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How would you compare it to OK Computer?

Fuck, now you guys have me italicizing everything, too.
It's so-ooo easy.
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