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AppyDAZE

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The Beatles thread

**** it, why not. They practically reinvented the music recording world in their day. No, they DID reinvent it and there is no argument on this.

My fav, usually, although it changes from week to week .. We Can Work It Out

 

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A Day In The Life for me.

My mum loved The Beatles so grew up listening to them. Fantastic band and were game-changers to the music industry.

Personally, I  preferred The Stones.

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9 hours ago, AppyDAZE said:

The Beatles thread

**** it, why not. They practically reinvented the music recording world in their day. No, they DID reinvent it and there is no argument on this.

My fav, usually, although it changes from week to week .. We Can Work It Out

 

Not a fan I'm afraid

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2 hours ago, City Rocker said:

There's always one

Season 5 Whatever GIF by CBS All Access

Sorry but shite like Yellow Submarine certainly never changed the face of music in any shape or form

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3 minutes ago, BigTone said:

Sorry but shite like Yellow Submarine certainly never changed the face of music in any shape or form

Nor was it meant to. Tomorrow Never Knows (same album) DID though

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Always amazes me they were actually active for such a short period compared to the amount of amazing stuff they turned out 

i guess record companies wanted an album a year back then if not two.

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1 minute ago, AppyDAZE said:

Nor was it meant to. Tomorrow Never Knows (same album) DID though

Not to me it didn't but certainly accept anybody else's point of view. We all like different things.

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They sat there in the studio cutting up tapes, feeding them around the place, slowing things down, speeding things up, playing tapes backwards pretty much unheard of at the time, linking more than one recording deck together etc etc

I'd call that pretty ground breaking.

They were phenomenal, they really were.

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I've got a vast music collection,  but no Beatles apart from one 45 - Hello Goodbye. The b side was I am a Walrus which I thought as hideous. Perhaps if it had been one of their more tuneful songs, I might have been hooked. 

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3 minutes ago, miser said:

I've got a vast music collection,  but no Beatles apart from one 45 - Hello Goodbye. The b side was I am a Walrus which I thought as hideous. Perhaps if it had been one of their more tuneful songs, I might have been hooked. 

I have several 1000 cd's and albums as well. The only Beatles record I have is Please Please Me (I think that's the one) which used to be my Sisters. I just don't like them.

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Firstly the Beatles themselves were like a breath of fresh air in society when they arrived on the scene. 
 

They were humourous and irreverent. They expressed the hope of a new generation and made young people believe that they were the future.

Their music has always been around since my earliest memories and it is only really since I have been involved in playing music that I realise just how good the Beatles were. 
 

A lot of their output seems simple  but it is in fact , subtle and unbelievably clever .

As Bigtone wrote there were some strange songs such as Yellow Submarine , Octupusses Garden , I am the Walrus ... certain written whilst under the influence but who doesn’t dream of a ‘ team of Ivan Sproules ‘ ? 
 

That is to say that the melody lives on .

They wrote some amazingly tender and insightful songs on so many different subjects, She’s leaving Home , Eleanor Rigby,  Yesterday ... and it was , for me , the sheer variety and output of this group of ‘ kids ‘,  because that what they were , over the short period of time that they were together that remains so impressive. 

It was a moment of undeniable magic ,  not one of them achieved anything like it as solo artists, despite Alan Partridge claiming

‘ Wings , the band the Beatles could have been ‘. 

 

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7 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

Firstly the Beatles themselves were like a breath of fresh air in society when they arrived on the scene. 
 

They were humourous and irreverent. They expressed the hope of a new generation and made young people believe that they were the future.

Their music has always been around since my earliest memories and it is only really since I have been involved in playing music that I realise just how good the Beatles were. 
 

A lot of their output seems simple  but it is in fact , subtle and unbelievably clever .

As Bigtone wrote there were some strange songs such as Yellow Submarine , Octupusses Garden , I am the Walrus ... certain written whilst under the influence but who doesn’t dream of a ‘ team of Ivan Sproules ‘ ? 
 

That is to say that the melody lives on .

They wrote some amazingly tender and insightful songs on so many different subjects, She’s leaving Home , Eleanor Rigby,  Yesterday ... and it was , for me , the sheer variety and output of this group of ‘ kids ‘,  because that what they were , over the short period of time that they were together that remains so impressive. 

It was a moment of undeniable magic ,  not one of them achieved anything like it as solo artists, despite Alan Partridge claiming

‘ Wings , the band the Beatles could have been ‘. 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Major Isewater said:

Firstly the Beatles themselves were like a breath of fresh air in society when they arrived on the scene. 
 

They were humourous and irreverent. They expressed the hope of a new generation and made young people believe that they were the future.

Their music has always been around since my earliest memories and it is only really since I have been involved in playing music that I realise just how good the Beatles were. 
 

A lot of their output seems simple  but it is in fact , subtle and unbelievably clever .

As Bigtone wrote there were some strange songs such as Yellow Submarine , Octupusses Garden , I am the Walrus ... certain written whilst under the influence but who doesn’t dream of a ‘ team of Ivan Sproules ‘ ? 
 

That is to say that the melody lives on .

They wrote some amazingly tender and insightful songs on so many different subjects, She’s leaving Home , Eleanor Rigby,  Yesterday ... and it was , for me , the sheer variety and output of this group of ‘ kids ‘,  because that what they were , over the short period of time that they were together that remains so impressive. 

It was a moment of undeniable magic ,  not one of them achieved anything like it as solo artists, despite Alan Partridge claiming

‘ Wings , the band the Beatles could have been ‘. 

 

 A great post there Major, the whole Beatles phenomenon was, obviously based on the brilliant music, as Paul said on the Anthology DVDs:- "We were just a little rock and roll band who could play good".  Very true, but also a massive understatement from Macca.   The music, and the speed of their musical progress (from "She Loves You" and the whole Beatlemania thing in 1963 to the Revolver album in 1966, to Strawberry Fields/A Day in the Life/I am The Walrus  etc in 1967) speaks for itself.  There was also the perfect storm of having Brian Epstein as manager, who decided to ditch the "scruffy"  look of Hamburg and the Cavern Club, and stick them into suits to make them more accessible to the mainstream, and a brilliant producer in George Martin, who, whilst disapproving of their drug use etc. was happy for them to use the creativity that it sparked to push their music into unchartered territory.

As you alluded to, the social phenomenon they created could almost be presented as a separate thing from the music. There was the long hair, the "dry wit" style they developed at interviews, the whole London swinging 60s scene always traces the "Fab Four" back as the epicentre. Plus the influence they had on other bands and the "British Invasion", as well as the rivalry with the Rolling Stones and Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.

Add to that the amazing impact they had internationally, upsetting the President of the Phillipines, and having the evangelical Bible Belt of the Southern States of America, and the KKK, out on the streets rioting and burning Beatles albums and "merch", when they found about John's quote about the Beatles and Christ. Brilliant! Not to mention the rumours of Paul's death, and how they responded to it in some of the songs, and the "clues" on the famous front cover of Abbey Road. And the Maharishi!

There is so much more to analyse about them, obviously so many books and articles have done it all to death.

In case you didn't notice I am a bit of a fan of theirs.

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, New Dazzler said:

Add to that the amazing impact they has internationally, upsetting the President of the Phillipines, and having the evangelical Bible Belt of the Southern States of America, and the KKK, out on the streets rioting and burning Beatles albums and "merch", when they found about John's quote about the Beatles and Christ. Brilliant!

They also refused to go along with the “Jim Crow” laws.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14963752

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15 minutes ago, New Dazzler said:

 A great post there Major, the whole Beatles phenomenon was, obviously based on the brilliant music, as Paul said on the Anthology DVDs:- "We were just a little rock and roll band who could play good".  Very true, but also a massive understatement from Macca.   The music, and the speed of their musical progress (from "She Loves You" and the whole Beatlemania thing in 1963 to the Revolver album in 1966, to Strawberry Fields/A Day in the Life/I am The Walrus  etc in 1967) speaks for itself.  There was also the perfect storm of having Brian Epstein as manager, who decided to ditch the "scruffy"  look of Hamburg and the Cavern Club, and stick them into suits to make them more accessible to the mainstream, and a brilliant producer in George Martin, who, whilst disapproving of their drug use etc. was happy for them to use the creativity that it sparked to push their music into unchartered territory.

As you alluded to, the social phenomenon they created could almost be presented as a separate thing from the music. There was the long hair, the "dry wit" style they developed at interviews, the whole London swinging 60s scene always traces the "Fab Four" back as the epicentre. Plus the influence they had on other bands and the "British Invasion", as well as the rivalry with the Rolling Stones and Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.

Add to that the amazing impact they has internationally, upsetting the President of the Phillipines, and having the evangelical Bible Belt of the Southern States of America, and the KKK, out on the streets rioting and burning Beatles albums and "merch", when they found about John's quote about the Beatles and Christ. Brilliant! Not to mention the rumours of Paul's death, and how they responded to it in some of the songs, and the "clues" on the famous front cover of Abbey Road. And the Maharishi!

There is so much more to analyse about them, obviously so many books and articles have done it all to death.

In case you didn't notice I am a bit of a fan of theirs.

 

 

 

Perfectly put, my friend. perfectly put.

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Not a massive Beatles fan, our school prize giving was held at the cinema and we all watched Yellow Submarine, I wasn’t impressed ,   but  a Day in The Life ......

 

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Something we can all do right now

 

 

And an absolute belter of a tune too. Great thread!

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Yeah I was brought up on listening to their tapes and cds. 

There is a documentary on netflix which I watched yesterday morning about Lemmy and he was a massive Beatles fan. Them, little Richard and Elvis were his 3 favorites who started rock music as we know today in his opinion 

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What a thread! Massive Beatles fan as you may tell.
 

Usually you tend to like the music your parents or siblings listen to as you grow up, but this wasn’t the case. I stumbled across them on my own when I was a young teenager and I’ve been hooked ever since. 
 

It’s interesting because they are way before my time and not something you would ever hear in my generation growing up. Just came across one or two of their songs, listened to some more and fell completely in love with it. Pure brilliance.

 

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On 22/03/2020 at 14:24, BigTone said:

I have several 1000 cd's and albums as well. The only Beatles record I have is Please Please Me (I think that's the one) which used to be my Sisters. I just don't like them.

Hard to understand how anyone could dislike everything the Beatles did, given how varied their output was.  Their can be no doubt how groundbreaking and influential they were though.

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2 minutes ago, The Dolman Pragmatist said:

Hard to understand how anyone could dislike everything the Beatles did, given how varied their output was.  Their can be no doubt how groundbreaking and influential they were though.

I just don't like them, that's all.

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9 hours ago, The Dolman Pragmatist said:

Hard to understand how anyone could dislike everything the Beatles did, given how varied their output was.  Their can be no doubt how groundbreaking and influential they were though.

Wife doesn't like them simply because of how overplayed their music was in her life growing up. Although Eleanor rigby is one of her favourite songs of all time. That's it for her. 

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12 hours ago, The Batman said:

Wife doesn't like them simply because of how overplayed their music was in her life growing up. Although Eleanor rigby is one of her favourite songs of all time. That's it for her. 

14 albums in 7 years was it? I’m not surprised if your wife grew up in the 60s/70s.

What they achieved in that short space of time is staggering really. 
 

 

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12 minutes ago, Lew-T said:

What they achieved in that short space of time is staggering really. 
 

 

Not if you don't like them

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4 minutes ago, AppyDAZE said:

INFIDEL

Death by Beatles to all unbelievers!

you love me really xx

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8 minutes ago, BigTone said:

you love me really xx

It's a good job you didn't say you didn't like Kate Bush too.

Death by Bush  starts to bring up all kinds of images.

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1 hour ago, Lew-T said:

14 albums in 7 years was it? I’m not surprised if your wife grew up in the 60s/70s.

What they achieved in that short space of time is staggering really. 
 

 

Wife was born in 1990. Her parents were the fans who constantly played their music. 

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1 hour ago, AppyDAZE said:

It's a good job you didn't say you didn't like Kate Bush too.

Death by Bush  starts to bring up all kinds of images.

I like Kate Bush. She has all the musical talent that The One Direction Beatles don't

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3 hours ago, BigTone said:

I like Kate Bush. She has all the musical talent that The One Direction Beatles don't

Easy.

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Love them ... think they dont get enough credit for a lot of the things they created.

There are quite a few youtube videos about their song writing (chromatic descents etc, guitar tripletsl), especially their later stuff.  

Especially when you consider how few George Harrison songs made it onto albums!   In any other band in the world he'd be the main song writer

I think George Martin does not get the credit he deserves either

 

One of my faves ... 

 

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Some suggested Beatles titles very apt for today's little problem...

I'm Down

The Long And Winding Road

You Won't See Me

I Want To Hold Your Hand

The End

I'm sure I've missed some of the best ones, and come on, I'll even let you tamper with the titles a bit to fit the situation.

 

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1 hour ago, Moments of Pleasure said:

Kate would've walked into the Beatles, probably pushing Ringo, or even John, on to the bench

If we're heading down that path, Roy Castle could have played all the instruments and could hold a tune. Plus, he fought the Daleks.

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1 hour ago, Major Isewater said:

  ears is Bush’s Achilles heel .

 

 

 

He Is a proper nausea.Someone should have a word with Noddy about him!

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It was all pretty much over by the time I got into music (born in 1959 but we never had music in the house when I was a kid) so I don`t really get the hype but if you were there then it probably made a lot more sense. Some of their stuff I really like but some not so much.

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3 hours ago, Major Isewater said:

Big ears is Bush’s Achilles heel .

:yes:

He  is a proper nause.Noddy should have a quiet word with him!

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