A nice thread.
Just your three favourite The Beatles songs
1) I Am The Walrus
2) Come Together
3) Tomorrow Never Knows
First to respond with
"They might not be to your exact taste but without them, the musical landscape would look very different today. Even if you disagree with this premise, to dismiss The Beatles as a bunch of chancers shows nothing more than musical ignorance."
I LOVE The Beatles, so picking just three songs is very hard indeed, so I'm just going to list the first three off the top of my head that pops into my mind.
In no particular order...........
If You've Got Troubles
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
The Inner Light
I've Just Seen a Face
The Fool On The Hill
It's All Too Much
Nah, John made okay stuff as a whole after the breakup, whereas Paul's first 2 solo albums and BOTR and a few more Wings albums are great (his songs with M. Jackson are probably some of Jackson's best songs as well, imo). Also, John was a god awful human being and for some reason he's the only artist where I have a really hard time separating the artist from the art.
But I guess if we're talking purely about what their output was during their time in the band together, I might think about agreeing from mostly a musical and lyrical standpoint. Frankly, my favorite is probably always going to be Ringo. Because Ringo has always just been Ringo, there's never been any mystery about him. He is who he is.
1. Octopuses garden
2. Nowhere man
3. Yellow submarine
Going back through, I realize just how underrated the LOVE album is. Martin and his son did a tremendously good job on it. There's some really neat shit going on in it.
I mean, it also might be that it was my first real exposure to The Beatles in a full album (4th grade). But still, there's some really fuckin' sweet mashup type shit going on and it sounds great.
Music by plebs, for plebs.
But to answer your question,
>Eight Days A Week
>A Day In The Life
>For No One
there weren't really enough good mashup moments. most of the songs were basically the same as always with changes too minor to care about
Drive My Car/The Word/What You're Doing is great though
and the big mashup at the end of Strawberry Fields Forever
There wasn't really any mystery surrounding any of them. I figured that's pretty much what they stood for. They were all really honest in their interviews and that's what created a lot of the controversy surrounding them.
1 - It's All Too Much (How was this made in 67?)
2 - Benefit of Mr. Kite
3 - Because