Worst Beatles song on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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'lovely rita' really wants to please you tho, it's not the best thing here but it really wants you to like it, more than any other song here, it just wants to be your friend, how can you vote for it :(

should probably be practising shorthand (country matters), Monday, 28 September 2009 21:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

She's Leaving Home is boring

Poliopolice, Friday, 20 April 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

After 25 years, I feel like I finally 'get' this album. I always thought it had good songs on it but thought it was 'overrated'—man, was I wrong. It is really just 100% nuance and beauty in the production, thematically brilliant, great songwriting, everything!

America's Mobile, Friday, 20 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

except "day in a life" - everything is boring here

nostormo, Friday, 20 April 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I finally "got" it too when I listened to the mono version.

I can't explain why, but instead of it being this overrated checkpoint from b/w to color, it just naturally sounded more like Revolver II.

pplains, Friday, 20 April 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is really just 100% nuance and beauty in the production, thematically brilliant, great songwriting, everything!

OTM!

The GeirBot (Geir Hongro), Friday, 20 April 2012 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I listened to it twice today. There are no worst songs.

Träumerei, Friday, 20 April 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good Morning, Good Morning is kinda weak too

Poliopolice, Friday, 20 April 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ Crazy talk

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Friday, 20 April 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really consider myself lucky to have been introduced to this via my parents' battered vinyl copy - stereo, but still, the first time I heard the old 80s CD issue I seriously did a double take. It's a completely different album and not a third as good, seriously. Can't imagine liking it the way I do if that's the way I'd heard it most of the time.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 21 April 2012 00:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

What blocked me from liking it for a while was the sleepiness of the middle songs - the energy of the opening just seemed to fade to nothing. Now those songs seem like the key to its magic. They're what create a sense of depth.

It's also nice house painting music. "Fixing a Hole" made sprucing up my grandparents' basement this morning seem romantic.

Träumerei, Saturday, 21 April 2012 00:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good Morning, Good Morning is kinda weak too

Just the animals alone coming in natural order ending with a chicken that sounds like the first note of the reprise, get the hell out of here troll.

pplains, Saturday, 21 April 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Unfortunately this is an album I played the HELL out of for a very specific window of time at around age 16, so basically when I hear it I involuntarily hear the dungeon rattles and smell the market streets of a lightweight and addictive MUD I was hooked on at the time.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Even John Lennon thought Good Morning, Good Morning sucked. Best song: Fixing a Hole.

Poliopolice, Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

THIS version of Good Morning Good Morning does not suck

piscesx, Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

just saying

piscesx, Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

GM, GM might be my favorite song on the album. I'm not even counter-trolling.

aluminum rivets must not be proud of their plastic bosses (Jon Lewis), Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Expressing an opinion that others disagree with = trolling

WTF

Poliopolice, Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eh, just busting yr balls a bit.

I just fkin love the guitar, and the crazy abrasive sound of the horns, and yes the animal sounds.

aluminum rivets must not be proud of their plastic bosses (Jon Lewis), Saturday, 21 April 2012 01:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't get hating on GM,GM at all, the solo is searing, the drumming is spot-on, and Lennon's multitracked, queasy, weird, "I'VE GOT nothing to say but it's o.k" is so perfect.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 21 April 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't like: 64, Lovely Rita, GM, GM.

Not crazy about: Lucy, Within You Without You.

Everything else is various shades of fantastic

HIDDEN GEM: Fixing a Hole

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Saturday, 21 April 2012 02:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've still never heard of Meet The Wife outside of the context of GM GM. i don't even know if it was a real TV show.

piscesx, Saturday, 21 April 2012 02:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Macca is so great on GM, GM. Sure, the bass, but as the Doctor points out: that guitar break! I love his stupid flashy leads sometimes.

bentelec, Saturday, 21 April 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Meet The Wife (starring Thora Hird) was real! That is...all I know about it.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 21 April 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

go to the show, hope she goes

bendy, Saturday, 21 April 2012 06:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

everything is closed, it's like a ruin

fruitsbs (beachville), Saturday, 21 April 2012 10:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

As a kid, my least favorites were Lucy and She's Leaving Home. A lot of people don't like Leaving because it's cloying or boring or slow, but for me it was straight traumatic, like I could imagine the girl's mother crying and all.

fruitsbs (beachville), Saturday, 21 April 2012 10:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

The guitar fill on GM, GM after "it's time for tea and 'Meet the Wife'" is 1,000x greater on the mono version than the stereo. I really do consider the mono the definitive version of this record and have zero interest in the stereo anymore.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Saturday, 21 April 2012 11:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

OTM re: that fill. Sounds like it's double-tracked on the mono. Who knew such a seemingly minor addition could add exponentially to the song's power.

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 21 April 2012 12:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

> As a kid, my least favorites were Lucy and She's Leaving Home. A lot of people don't like Leaving because it's cloying or boring or slow, but for me it was straight traumatic

This was actually the one I most identified with as a teen because I fantasized about running away with my gf at the time

I need to hear the mono version ("You haven't heard Sgt. Pepper until you've heard it in mono" - John Lennon). I know "She's Leaving Home" is in a different key and speed - wonder why it was changed on the stereo mix.

Lee626, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is there a way to buy a new copy of the mono CD outside of the mono box set?

Moodles, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I remember lying on the floor looking at the gatefold and fooling around with the cut-out inserts when I was six or seven. By then I already knew about the Beatles from their Saturday morning cartoon. My 1967 vote for worst song would have been "Mr. Kite," which kind of creeped me out. My favorites were probably "Lucy" and "Getting Better."

Brad C., Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, I guess I need to seek out the mono version of Pepper.

re: GM, GM - I dig Lennon's stark early take here:

the sparse recording reinforces the suburban hellishness of the song imho

Darin, Sunday, 22 April 2012 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

fwiw

pplains, Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Everybody else sees the background pulsating in that cover, right?

Right?

pplains, Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:07 (2 years ago) Permalink


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