Great to see so many different choices -- I like the fact that we're going for the less well-known non-hit tracks. (Amazing that "I'll Be Back" is our top choice so far -- I'll bet plenty of people who call themselves Beatles fans couldn't even call that one easily to mind.)
Nancy, I knew you'd agree with me on "Oh! Darling."
Post by kinkfrank49 on Aug 5, 2008 21:55:33 GMT -5
My band now does I've Just Seen a Face and You've Got to Hide Your Love Away. I was recently in North Carolina at my son's wedding and we were waiting for the reception in a restaurant and this old fella was playing the piano and I grabbed a nearby guitar, we did Hey Jude, which I hadn't played since it was on the radio 40 years ago. Their music is universal in that it is easy to remember, figure out, and perform-though they did it best. Kind of like the Kinks.
Post by lorendavies on Jul 10, 2016 11:04:42 GMT -5
1. All You Need Is Love (Lennon) 2. Penny Lane (Paul McCartney) 3. Oh! Darling (Paul Mcarney) 4. Happiness Is A Warm Gun (Lennon) 5. Rain (Lennon) 6. Revolution (Lennon) 7. Hey Jude (Paul Mccartney) 8. I'm Only Sleeping (Lennon) 9. Here Comes The Sun (Harrison) 10. A Day In The Life (Lennon) 11. I'm The Walrus (Lennon) 12. Golden Slumbers/The End (Mccartney) 13. Across The Universe (Lennon) 14. Get Back (Mccartney) 15. From me To You (Lennon) 16. I'm So Tired (Lennon) 17. Girl (Lennon) 18. In My Life (Lennon) 19. Back In The USSR (Mccartney) 20. Lady Madonna (Mccartney)
Great Mentions: - Strawberry Fields Forever (Lennon)
Lorendavies -- I love that you've attributed all these songs to the Beatle who mainly wrote them. (I'd argue that A Day in the Life was a joint Lennon-McCartney pastiche, but we'll let that pass for the time being.) I'll come right out and say that, while I'm a passionate Beatle fan, I hold high the standard for McCartney being much more of a musical genius than Lennon fans often give him credit for. I'm a lyrics-oriented music fan, and I'll freely admit that Lennon was the lyrics genius and McCartney the melody genius. But in my book, McCartney's melody genius is so extraordinary that I'll forgive him all his lyrics clunkers. (I'll go on record here for also giving Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys a hall pass when it comes to lyrics -- "she goes with me to a blossom world"? Please!). In the long run, as a Beatles fan (my long-standing and much deeper Kinks alliance notwithstanding), I embrace the dynamic that brought out the best in each of their extraordinary talents. They were a musical phenomenon the likes of which we may not see again.