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Darren J. Ray

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 I didn't dare click on Bing. 


Al, that could be a problem when I include it in my next week of hosting.
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G She Knows Me - underrated

S Day In The Life

B Strawberry Fields Forever

T I Am The Walrus.  The easy one to place (doesn't mean it wasn't close)
Hang on, is that some Smile influence at the end?

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Al, that could be a problem when I include it in my next week of hosting.


I LOVE and respect Bing, but if Bing or Frank does Beatles - for some reason they can't connect. It would be like Bing doing something from Pet Sounds - he wouldn't get it (back then of course).  
SUPER talent he was though.  Now on with this show... 

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Darren J. Ray

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You need to get with the times, Al. 

Younger people thought Bing was a gas; according to the liner notes on the back of this album, Hey Jude Hey Bing!...

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A bit hard for Smile to influence 'I Am the Walrus' when the former wasn't released until 37 years afterwards, DAN. 
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Nice to read, in Forbes, that Paul McCartney is a fan of the show 'Impractical Jokers'.  Q is his favorite Joker. ! [smile]
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(sanity warning: please resist listening,
lest you 'went into a dream...').
continuing our travels,
wherein dolphins and various humpback / or as have appeared
(no walrus though),
thought i'd throw out a linking line
to float yer boat without any psychedlic hallucogenitals...

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Gold - I Am the Walrus (The Beatles)
My #1 favourite Beatles song ever. For the last 15 years, I have compiled a list of my Top 1000 songs. The top six, in which this features, are almost interchangeable. It’s John’s voice, the mocking words, George Martin’s production. There’s so much interesting stuff going on.  

Silver - She Knows Me Too Well (The Beach Boys)
Very few songs would relegate this from Gold for me. It’s always been my #1 favourite Beach Boys song. In fact, it was quite possibly the first Beach Boys song I ever heard. It was the opening track on The Best of the Beach Boys Vol. 2 that one of our American boarders loaned me on cassette in 1977. There were no ‘Long Tall Texan’s, ‘Louie, Louie’s, ‘Frosty the Snowman’s, ‘409’s or ‘Ten Little Indians’ on that baby! It was love at first listen and the beginning of a love affair that continues to this day. This song is Brian Wilson heaven. I really think this was the pinnacle, and his voice never sounded better.
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(Note: Songwriting credit for some of these tracks, including ‘She Knows Me Too Well’, is now shared between Brian and Mike Love.)

Bronze - Strawberry Fields Forever (The Beatles)
Not one of my favourite Lennon tracks. I know this was a game changer, but I wasn’t around when it was first released. And the edit is obvious but works. Still, it is John, and I do like the brass arrangement. I’m reminded how when I bought 1967-1970, for a time the left speaker wasn’t working on the family stereo. I didn’t hear half of this, including ‘cranberry sauce’, until about a year later! (For the same reason, I thought Brian was the only vocalist on ‘Don’t Worry Baby’ for quite some time!)

Participant - A Day in the Life (The Beatles)
Not easy to dance to, but a sure Gold in most weeks and the song I played the most this week. Something had to be fourth. Influential. “I read the news today, oh boy” – that’s been used often. There was even a guy on this site who would post that headline every time someone famous passed away. The cataclysmic crescendo has been mimicked often. John’s voice is haunting. Sad to think the majority of the key personnel on this are no longer with us – including John, George Martin, Geoff Emerick and Mal Evans.  

John Lennon, you were such a trouble maker…
https://www.royalalberthall.com/about-the-hall/news/2015/april/royal-albert-hall-was-furious-over-beatles-lyric-newly-discovered-documents-reveal/

 

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Hello everyone....Lutz here, a long time since I invaded this page but I thought it was high time I rolled over again. What a week to come back! Three virtually impossible to to separate masterpieces and a pleasant distraction from the uncooked great band ever....start the engines and let's move!

1) Strawberry Fields Forever - half of the greatest single ever released. Plus, Strawberry Fields itself is only 30 miles from Lutz's fortress.

2) I am The Walrus - genuine, righteous anger from Lennon, spitting out his proto-punk venom over the queasy backing. Radio broadcasts, the Mike Sammes Singers and knickers....THIS is pop.

3) A Day In The Life - two songs for the price if one. Listen to those radiators in the background in the end...actually THIS is pop.

4) She Knows Me Too Well - barber shop quartet on the verge of losing their baby teeth.

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Thanks very much to DAN and Frankie for the latest votes. 

Frankie, terrific to get your insights again. Hope you stick around. And you're always welcome to put your name down for hosting. 

As hoped for, it's a tight week. 

Keep them coming, folks. 




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1. She Knows Me Too Well

2. She Knows Me Too Well

3. She Knows Me Too Well

4. She Knows Me Too Well


No contest here.  None of the three Beatles songs are among my faves.  Try "In My Life" instead.

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Thanks, dancai. 

In order for your Gold vote for 'She Knows Me Too Well' to be accepted, you'll need the rank the other three songs as well. 

The votes are allocated Gold (four points), Silver (three), Bronze (two) and Tin (one). 

If you would not like to separate the remaining three songs, you can rank them equally, in which case the points would be allocated four, two, two and two points. But we need you, the prospective voter, to indicate this is your intention. It's not for the host to just assume. 

Every voter is worth 10 points. No song can receive more than four. No song can receive less than one. 

You're encouraged to participate to make your preference for 'She Knows Me Too Well' count in the final result. 




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[QUOTE=Darren J. Ray]Thanks, dancai. 

In order for your Gold vote for 'She Knows Me Too Well' to be accepted, you'll need the rank the other three songs as well. 

Very well, then.  "She Knows Me," a true Wilson masterpiece, gets gold.  All the rest are tin.

Comradely,

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Apples and oranges..

GOLD -- A Day in the Life -- Epically majestic. Contains yet another of their lines maybe not as cliched as "koo koo kajoob" or "I read the news today, oh boy". When visiting friends a couple of weeks back, one asked her hubby what he'd done in the morning. His deadpan response - "Woke up...fell out of bed...(I joined him on) dragged a comb across my head". Back to the Beatles -Crazy how they worked on how long a crescendo they could get from the strings and orchestra, as well as the story of Mal Evans setting the alarm clock and why (#3 in the link below) and John, Ringo and Mal simultaneously hitting 3 separate pianos for the end chord (#10):

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/beatles-a-day-in-the-life-10-things-you-didnt-know-191427/

Al -- Poor Sir George at the end of that "Beatoons". I know Mal Evans used to be a bouncer, but what's with the cartoon bulldoggy huge torso and tiny twig legs?  

SILVER -- Strawberry Fields Forever -- I was a mere couple of weeks old when this was first released. Would have been great to be a little older at the time and see how their change of direction hit me. Much like Brian Wilson was done with the striped shirt era, The Beatles were evolving from teeny bopper puddin' heads. [wink]

BRONZE -- She Knows Me Too Well -- Spent part of the week thinking this was destined for the bottom. Mmmm, not quite.

PEWTER/TIN -- I Am the Walrus -- Maybe as a pooch person, I could live without the wonky "yellow matter custard/dripping from a dead dog's eye" line. Still quirky and kooky...with those alternating choruses of "oompa oompa/stick it up yer joompa" and "everybody jump UP/everybody jump UP" nearing the end alongside the King Lear excerpt. 

I might have posted this years ago, but just to balance things out with the King of Hip...Replacements?... Mr. Crosby's interpretation of bug music, here's Ace Ventura with his from the Sir George tribute years ago, actually breathing the same air as Sir George and son Giles at a few points. You'll probably agree with his triumphant statement starting around 3:40:



Thanks, Darren!
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Just some more on the double A single:
https://www.criticsatlarge.ca/2017/03/childhoods-end-strawberry-fields.html
And the classic story of NOT making #! due to Englebert Humperdinck.  Thanks Mr. Humperdinck - Please Release Me. 
https://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/02/17/uk-single-penny-lane-strawberry-fields-forever/
http://courses.music.indiana.edu/rock/penny.html
https://www.quora.com/Why-were-Strawberry-Fields-Forever-and-Penny-Lane-released-as-a-double-A-side-single

Lisa, LOVE the Carrey interpretation. The English Garden though …. hmmmm.  LOVE the orchestra even more!!!!  George Martin. 

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Crikey thats a tough choice !

GOLD - A Day in the Life (The Beatles)

silver - Strawberry Fields Forever (The Beatles)

Bronze - Am the Walrus (The Beatles)

Tin -She Knows Me Too Well (The Beach Boys)


Rare footage of Macca strumming /writing ? Helter Skelter



 
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