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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

John Lennon would have been seventy three today. R.I.P. JWL. You packed a lot into forty years.













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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been listening to The White Album a lot this week. There are just so many great songs done in really different styles. Dear Prudence, Mother Natures Son, Helter Skelter, Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for me and my Monkey, Savoy Truffle, Blackbird......and the list just goes on and on. I haven't played it for ages but sometimes you have to leave an album for a while in order to go back and hear just how fucking brilliant it is.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great, if slow moving, thread. They were the first real boy band weren't they? But they had the chops and then some. What might sound twee now, to the likes of us who grew up familiar with punk, heavy metal, dub, rap etc was pretty revolutionary back then. I'm sure there was a time Beethoven's Mam shouted up to his room, 'Will you give it a rest with that fucking harpsichord.'

If you watch Anthology one of the first things you'll hear is McCartney enthusing about Buddy Holly and how Buddy Holly was writing his own songs. Now The Crickets seem very tame these days but they too were revolutionary in their day. People wrecked cinemas when they showed Rock Around The Clock, Billy Haley???

They did what they did very very well. I don't listen to a lot of the early stuff often  but when the mood takes I do. I'm not a big fan of Sgt Peppers but there's one stand out on that album - A Day In The Life. Bloody hell, what was Lennon, 23 at the time? Stunning.

It's the middle stuff I like best and I think it starts earlier than most say. The drums on Ticket To Ride are possibly my favourite drums on any song. Help is a very strong album, I Need You, You're Gonna Lose That Girl and songs from that whole Rudder soul, Revolver era blow me away. Listen to Rain and tell me that's not a phenomenal tune.

Don't get me wrong, I love my Velvets and a whole host of obscure, less commercial bands but you'd go some distance to find a band as good as the Beatles.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. Young lass at work, yesterday as it happens, very yoof, very urban and very ace. Loves music, none of which i have the foggiest idea what fecking genre it is let alone who it is. She hears us talking about the Beatles and chimes in. "Oh yeah the Beatles I've heard of them, they're ok aren't they, i like some of their songs". Made me laugh anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rubber Soul and Revolver are my favourites. They were so prolific in the mid sixties. Knocking out classics not just for themselves, but for their mates as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite right too. Sounds like a great celebration is guaranteed for all.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-ne...lebrate-sgt-peppers-50th-birthday

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