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  • SQUACKEE
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    Love Rocky, and what a boot Martha My Dear? And Honey Pie? And

    And your bird can sing
    Tomorrow never knows
    She said she said
    Doctor Robert

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  • Zat0pek
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    Re: 13 under-appreciated Beatles songs

    Originally posted by gh
    Nice little column for mophead fans:

    http://musosguide.com/listen-do-you-wan ... songs/7958
    What, no Rocky Raccoon?

    Now somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota
    There lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon
    And one day his woman ran off with another guy
    Hit young Rocky in the eye Rocky didn't like that
    He said I'm gonna get that boy
    So one day he walked into town
    Booked himself a room in the local saloon

    Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
    Only to find Gideon's bible
    Rocky had come equipped with a gun
    To shoot off the legs of his rival
    His rival it seems had broken his dreams
    By stealing the girl of his fancy
    Her name was Magil and she called herself Lil
    But everyone knew her as Nancy
    Now she and her man who called himself Dan
    Were in the next room at the hoe down
    Rocky burst in and grinning a grin
    He said Danny boy this is a showdown
    But Daniel was hot, he drew first and shot
    And Rocky collapsed in the corner, ah

    D'da d'da d'da da da da
    D'da d'da d'da da da da
    D'da d'da d'da da d'da d'da d'da d'da
    Do do do do do do

    D'do d'do d'do do do do
    D'do d'do d'do do do do
    D'do d'do d'do do do d'do d'do d'do d'do
    Do do do do do do

    Now the doctor came in stinking of gin
    And proceeded to lie on the table
    He said Rocky you met your match
    And Rocky said, doc it's only a scratch
    And I'll be better I'll be better doc as soon as I am able

    And now Rocky Raccoon he fell back in his room
    Only to find Gideon's bible
    Gideon checked out and he left it no doubt
    To help with good Rocky's revival, ah
    Oh yeah, yeah

    D'do d'do d'do do do do
    D'do d'do d'do do do do
    D'do d'do d'do do do d'do d'do d'do d'do
    Do do do do do do

    D'do d'do d'do do do do, come on, Rocky boy
    D'do d'do d'do do do do, come on, Rocky boy
    D'do d'do d'do do do d'do d'do d'do d'do
    The story of Rocky there

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    What do you hear? Things, wonderful things! Your listening and your pretty sure it sounds amazing and then you hear it. Something you never knew existed and that just keeps coming with every song.
    Who remembers the first time they ever heard Led Zepp's Whole Lotta Love on headphones (esp. the 70s 'phones that completely covered your ears)? That absolved me from ever having to drop acid, because my brains started oozing out my earholes halfway through the bridge!
    I have 2 zep remastered albums- they sound incredible. these 2



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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by SQUACKEE
    What do you hear? Things, wonderful things! Your listening and your pretty sure it sounds amazing and then you hear it. Something you never knew existed and that just keeps coming with every song.
    Who remembers the first time they ever heard Led Zepp's Whole Lotta Love on headphones (esp. the 70s 'phones that completely covered your ears)? That absolved me from ever having to drop acid, because my brains started oozing out my earholes halfway through the bridge!

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Test drove the white album in my studio last night, in complete darkness with various intoxicants. How was it? Remember when that british dude who poked his head through the hole and shone a flashlight at King Tut's tomb for the first time?

    What do you hear? Things, wonderful things! Your listening and your pretty sure it sounds amazing and then you hear it. Something you never knew existed and that just keeps coming with every song.

    What to get next? I have feeling the older songs might be even more impressive cleaned up so.....im thinking maybe Something New.

    [edit] Side one
    "I'll Cry Instead"
    "Things We Said Today"
    "Any Time at All"
    "When I Get Home"

    "Slow Down" (Larry Williams)
    "Matchbox" (Carl Perkins)

    [edit] Side two
    "Tell Me Why"
    "And I Love Her"

    "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You"
    "If I Fell"
    "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" (Lennon/McCartney/Nicholas/Heller

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  • Brian
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    Just for fun:

    Scroll down until you get to Sesame Street.

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl= ... um-covers/
    images/album_1196433007.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.amiright.com/
    album-covers/abbey-road-parodies/&usg=__W5cLfTIRAGvKlp8mjpkkQe6zJYc=
    &h=570&w=570&sz=92&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=dRTnbn M4RhSmVM:
    &tbnh=134&tbnw=134&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthe%2Brutles%26hl%3Den%
    26sa%3DX%26um%3D1


    [Have to do a cut & paste; I didn't want to screw up the thread dimensions.]

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  • Brian
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    Of course, you all realize despite whatever we write here about the Beatles, nothing can compare to the greatness of The Rutles.

    All you need is cash...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rutles

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  • Brian
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    Originally posted by Dutra
    "Photograph" is a phenomenal song and it was written in collaboration with George Harrison. Since I don't know who was responsible for which part of the tune, it's always been my opinion that at least a good part of the melody is Harrison's.

    As the late Johnny Carson used to say, "I did not know that...!"

    Makes sense. I can hear Harrison's "Wall of Sound"-type vocal thing with the backup singers, a' la, "My Sweet Lord."

    Speaking of "Wall of Sound," in case some don't know it there is a release of "Let It Be" without the Phil Spector (to some) annoying technical additions. I believe it's called "Let It Be--Unplugged."

    On my list after the original catalog is purchased. Just got the "White Album" today; quick trip to Best Buy ($12.99 on sale for the double disk!) between high school soccer playoff games. Don't even TRY to call me tomorrow...[/u]

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Originally posted by Dutra
    Originally posted by Brian
    great.
    Delivery estimate: October 15, 2009
    1 "The White Album (Remastered)"

    The Beatles; Audio CD; $12.99

    Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC

    Just got it! Tested it on my good car stereo cause im at work, cant wait to get it home and play it on my studio monitors. WOW! It has the highs i was getting from the albums but much better bass and no pops from the needle. I guess i will get one new one every paycheck, next? Revolver me thinx

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  • Dutra
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    Originally posted by Brian


    Speaking of their individual efforts, as much as I like certain McCartney and Harrison songs--and pretty much all of Lennon's stuff--Starr had a couple of fantastic tunes with "It don't Come Easy" ["Got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues"--great line!] and "Photograph."

    In fact, I don't believe many exclusively pop songs can capture that sense of regret and yearning better than "Photograph."

    "Photograph" is a phenomenal song and it was written in collaboration with George Harrison. Since I don't know who was responsible for which part of the tune, it's always been my opinion that at least a good part of the melody is Harrison's.

    Check out the version on the Concert for George which is on youtube.com. It's great.

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Originally posted by IanS_Liv
    Originally posted by DrJay
    Originally posted by Marlow
    I think ALL the songs from Rubber Soul are underappreciated, but it's their own fault for not releasing them as singles, except Michelle, which I think is one of the weaker songs of the album!

    Dear Prudence . . . that is hauntingly lovely!
    Gvn't Mule did a great cover of Dear Prudence during a show at Red Rocks last fall.
    Speaking of covers, have you heard the cover of Dear Prudence by Siouxsie and the Banshees? One of my earliest musical memories and lives up to the original. Well worth checking out.
    I just heard it for the first time on youtube, like it a lot. Its faster with a nice beat.

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  • IanS_Liv
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    Originally posted by DrJay
    Originally posted by Marlow
    I think ALL the songs from Rubber Soul are underappreciated, but it's their own fault for not releasing them as singles, except Michelle, which I think is one of the weaker songs of the album!

    Dear Prudence . . . that is hauntingly lovely!
    Gvn't Mule did a great cover of Dear Prudence during a show at Red Rocks last fall.
    Speaking of covers, have you heard the cover of Dear Prudence by Siouxsie and the Banshees? One of my earliest musical memories and lives up to the original. Well worth checking out.

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  • DrJay
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    I think ALL the songs from Rubber Soul are underappreciated, but it's their own fault for not releasing them as singles, except Michelle, which I think is one of the weaker songs of the album!

    Dear Prudence . . . that is hauntingly lovely!
    Gvn't Mule did a great cover of Dear Prudence during a show at Red Rocks last fall.

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  • SQUACKEE
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    Originally posted by Brian
    So when are these Beatles guys going to have a reunion tour and new CD...?
    I see the Beatles every year when the play Connecticut.

    http://www.thefabfour.com/
    check out the live videos

    Just order the white album remastered!!!!! will give full report. good price for a double.

    Delivery estimate: October 15, 2009
    1 "The White Album (Remastered)"
    The Beatles; Audio CD; $12.99

    Sold by: Amazon.com, LLC

    Just got it! Tested it on my good car stereo cause im at work, cant wait to get it home and play it on my studio monitors. WOW! It has the highs i was getting from the albums but much better bass and no pops from the needle. I guess i will get one new one every paycheck, next? Revolver me thinx

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  • Brian
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Is Here, There and Everywhere one of the prettiest songs ever written?

    I agree. There really was some nice stuff later shoved aside by the psycedelic phase and resultant controversy, plus Lennon's "Bigger than Jesus" quote and the fascination with Harrison's embracing of Indian teachings/Transidental Meditation.

    I've always thought "P.S., I Love You" was as sweet a song as I would ever hope to write for a wife or girlfriend.

    "In My Life" was so universal, even Johnny Cash covered it before he died. ["The Man Comes Around"/American Records.]


    Not sure who else is doing this, but I'm purchasing the entire series of albums. Never had the chance to hear "the lads"--as George Martin continually referrred to them--on anything even remotely good (stereo-wise). Had many albums on vinyl, cassette and CD of their individual efforts, but never liked the Mono recordings of the group itself, so previously shied away from buying anything. I'm buying the new CD collection two at a time and playing each at least 2-4 times over a two-week period before getting the next ones. Sort of soaking in each part of the group's development, in my own way.

    Not all of us could hang out in some Hashbury attic in '68 listening to the original vinyl "White Album", like gh! ["Have you met my friend Charlie? He's like one of the family..."]

    Just kidding, gh; don't know if you had even escaped the Palouse by then.


    Speaking of their individual efforts, as much as I like certain McCartney and Harrison songs--and pretty much all of Lennon's stuff--Starr had a couple of fantastic tunes with "It don't Come Easy" ["Got to pay your dues if you want to sing the blues"--great line!] and "Photograph."

    In fact, I don't believe many exclusively pop songs can capture that sense of regret and yearning better than "Photograph." An earlier bit of the type of stuff that made Bob Seeger ["Night Moves"; "Main Street"; etc.] and Don Henley (as a solo artist) ["Boys of Summer"; Heart of the Matter"; etc.] famous.


    So when are these Beatles guys going to have a reunion tour and new CD...?

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