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Old 07-07-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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I Can See For Miles vs Helter Skelter

Which song do you prefer? The Who's I Can See For Miles or The Beatles' Helter Skelter?

Supposedly, Sir Paul McCartney was inspired to write Helter Skelter after hearing that I Can See For Miles was the heaviest track that had been released to that date by The Who, and despite never having heard I Can See For Miles, Helter Skelter came about. Personally, I think he did a pretty good job, I reckon Helter Skelter is a heavier song. Can't quite decide which I like better yet though! So I thought I'd throw it your way.
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I like The Beatles better than The Who, but I like I Can See For Miles better than Helter Skelter.
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I prefer the studio version of I Can See For Miles to Helter Skelter.

That said, I prefer the covers of Helter Skelter by Siouxsie & The Banshees and U2 to I Can See For Miles. So I'm not sure who to vote for.
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I like The Beatles better than The Who, but I like I Can See For Miles better than Helter Skelter.
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I prefer the studio version of I Can See For Miles to Helter Skelter.

That said, I prefer the covers of Helter Skelter by Siouxsie & The Banshees and U2 to I Can See For Miles. So I'm not sure who to vote for.
You forgot to mention Motley Crüe's version
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I prefer the studio version of I Can See For Miles to Helter Skelter.

That said, I prefer the covers of Helter Skelter by Siouxsie & The Banshees and U2 to I Can See For Miles.
Yeah same here, although I haven't heard the Siouxsie version. The U2 version is pretty fucking good IMO.

I voted for Miles strictly based on studio version.
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I Can See For Miles. Helter Skelter rocks, but it isn't the psychedelic mindfuck that ICSFM is.
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I Can See For Miles. Helter Skelter rocks, but it isn't the psychedelic mindfuck that ICSFM is.

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"I GOT BLISTAHS ON ME FINGAHS!"

"Helter Skelter" for me, always loved this song. "I Can See for Miles" cracks, that's for sure, but not enough.
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I accidentally voted for Helter Skelter. Maybe I was overpowered by the Beatles side of my brain...a band so great, they occupy half of my left cerebral hemisphere.

But, I Can See for Miles is the better song.
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was that the angel or the devil voting?
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I Can See For Miles, easily. Never thought much of Helter Skelter, though I do enjoy the U2 cover.
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"helter skelter" is the better song. it's fucking badass. it's the beatles' punk rock/metal. classic. that being said, i think i'd rather listen to "i can see for miles." but i voted for the former in your poll.
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"helter skelter" is the better song. it's fucking badass. it's the beatles' punk rock/metal. classic. that being said, i think i'd rather listen to "i can see for miles." but i voted for the former in your poll.
Hmm... I think this sums up my opinion as well....

A vote for Helter Skelter!!!

Plus, has anyone heard the Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite // I Want You (She's So Heavy) // Helter Skelter on Love??

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the original helter skelter blows u2's cover out of the water, even though i happen to think helter skelter is one of u2's best covers.

i love the who... helter skelter wins.
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