POLL Those Years Ago: The Beatles Solo Careers Poll Results Thread

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here we go!

Some general stats:
- A whopping 476 individual tracks received votes
- Not surprisingly, the general split between members had a lot to do with the volume of their respective outputs. In terms of songs they played on that got votes, Paul had 232, John had 117, George had 119 and Ringo had 58.
- In terms of overall points McCartney was again favored just by virtue of the fact that so many of his songs were voted for. So in terms of the points allotted to songs they played on, Paul had 47,173, John had 42,892, George got 34,472, and Ringo got 32,013.

Bear in mind these statistics have little bearing on where songs actually place in the poll results. I'm going to roll these out pretty fast, starting from 100.

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

down for a fast rollout

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Alright!! This is going to be cool.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

100. Calico Skies - Paul McCartney (feat. Paul) (320 points, 5 votes)
http://images.45worlds.com/f/cd/paul-mccartney-8565002-4-cd.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

aw what a lovely song to start with

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

has anybody already started a spotify playlist / should i?

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

99. Getting Closer - Wings (feat. Paul) (328 points, 7 votes)
http://images.45cat.com/wings-getting-closer-1979-16.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

do it, brad

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

YEAH

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'M GETTING CLOSERRRR

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my salamander

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

98. Long Haired Lady - Paul & Linda McCartney (feat. Paul) (342 points, 7 votes)
http://webpages.charter.net/ram71/01-11-71h%20Ram%20Sessions%20Long%20Haired%20Lady.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

kinda loving the images you found shakey

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

97. Give Peace A Chance - John Lennon (feat. John) (344 points, 7 votes)
https://www.beatlesbible.com/wp/media/john-lennon-give-peace-a-chance.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ugh what an endless song

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

kudos to john i guess for writing a protest song that's as simple and direct as a slogan but actually listening to it sucks imo

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

otm

flappy bird, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah the song is not good

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i feel bad for "long haired lady"

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

96. How? - John Lennon (feat. John, Ringo) (346 points, 5 votes)
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81kJinEks%2BL.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

and here's the first (of many!) songs released under a non-Beatle's name and featuring a Beatle

95. Greenfield Morning I Pushed An Empty Baby Carriage All Over The City - Yoko Ono (feat. John) (349 points, 5 votes)
https://assets.catawiki.nl/assets/2017/9/30/6/b/5/6b5a2c66-ef2c-4a52-ad1c-7034118e5c9f.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

side two of imagine is one of my favorite sides of any record ever and “how?” is a big reason why; wandering, cosmic john is maybe my favorite mode of his

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"greenfield" is the first yoko track i put on my ballot, it is just wild

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

94. Crippled Inside - John Lennon (feat. John, George) (359 points, 5 votes)
https://static.wixstatic.com/media/e58f00_cf3f3d8fec06478cbbb5c7f708602744.jpg/v1/fill/w_498,h_459,al_c,q_90/file.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

93. Oh My Love - John Lennon (feat. John) (363 points, 5 votes)
http://images.45cat.com/john-lennon-instant-karma-1992-6.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

92. What A Bastard The World Is - Yoko Ono (feat. John) (364 points, 5 votes)
http://images.45worlds.com/f/ab/yoko-ono-yang-yang-1973-8-ab.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"crippled inside" is kinda like if the sound of jl/pob were turned inside out, jaunty ass tune about depression

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

somehow missed calico skies in my runthrough, what a gorgeous little song

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

god this is goin' real fast lol

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"what a bastard the world is" is just perfect songwriting and storytelling

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

YES! Two Paul songs that I would have voted for 'Calico Skies' and 'Getting Close', and one John that I would have voted for 'Oh My Love' - which is way too low. I really should have submitted that ballot.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(*'Getting Closer')

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

pretty irritated that this beat the above Yoko tune, I must say. A worse song in every way imho.

91. Mull Of Kintyre - Wings (feat. Paul) (368 points, 6 votes)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fd/Mull_of_Kintyre_%28Wings_song_cover_art%29.jpg/220px-Mull_of_Kintyre_%28Wings_song_cover_art%29.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

voted for long haired lady i think, love linda's honky backing vocals

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

kudos to john i guess for writing a protest song that's as simple and direct as a slogan but actually listening to it sucks imo

― flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, June 4, 2018 4:34 PM (eleven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is OTM.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

90. Monkberry Moon Delight - Paul & Linda McCartney (feat. Paul) (370 points, 6 votes)
http://images.45cat.com/curtiss-mason-monkberry-moon-delight-columbia.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

also fyi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL6GJ10OBPE

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

'Mull of Kintyre' is an absolute classic - brilliant song, and a million-seller in the UK too. No way is 'Monkberry Moon Delight' better.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

pretty irritated that this beat the above Yoko tune, I must say. A worse song in every way imho.

fair exchange for “give peace a chance” even appearing. also i assume most ballots weren’t full of yoko songs

“mull of kintyre” is good

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

comments claim Screamin' Jay said Paul had written the song with him in mind, which makes a lot of sense really

xp

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 16:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

“monkberry” is such a great song and also a solid lol every time i hear it

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

WELL I KNOW MY BANANA IS OLDER THAN THE REST!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

absolutely adore monkberry moon delight.

it's my favorite paul song and i voted for it at #3

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So I sat in the attic, a piano up my nose,
And the wind played a dreadful CANTATA.

(can-ta-ta)
(can-ta-ta)

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i like mull of kintyre, one of the rare occasions that i don't head for the hills when i hear bagpipes

808s & Deep States (voodoo chili), Monday, 4 June 2018 16:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i really should've voted for "calico skies," dang

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2018 17:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've gotten so many pedantic remarks on my blog about Yoko: WELL SHE WASN'T A BEATLE YOU KNOW

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 June 2018 17:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

And Im like, "Well, yeah, she was. After she refused George Martin's invitation to join in 1962, she consoled herself with dating Paul a couple years, after which she joined on second wind."

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 June 2018 17:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

89. Power to the People - John Lennon (feat. John) (376 points, 6 votes)
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51s9grx-mwL._SX355_.jpg

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 June 2018 17:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

See also: Dave Edmunds

Mark G, Friday, 15 June 2018 14:30 (four days ago) Permalink

I hear what you're saying, Idol, but George's pinched, naturally sardonic approach comes through. ELO wouldn't have come up with "Fish on the Sand," "Cloud Nine," or "Devil's Radio," not to mention the ukelele stuff on Brainwashed.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 June 2018 14:35 (four days ago) Permalink

"If That's What It Takes" and "When We Was Fab" sound like truer Lynne-Harrison collabs, agreed

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 June 2018 14:35 (four days ago) Permalink

I'd disagree on a few things. "Devil's Radio" (which I like) has the "Don't Bring Me Down" groove and the Jeff Lynne Tabernacle Choir in support. Even the way George sings the climactic "the Devil's radio!" sounds like Lynne's phrasing.

But that's the thing, isn't it? You wouldn't blink an eye if it were Lynne singing most of these tunes instead. His whole ethos is the "Beatles" but in most cases, it's some weirdly genericized version that doesn't exactly correlate to any specific Beatles song (tho "When We Was Fab" sounds like its backing track was assembled from Magical Mystery Tour MIDI files). Sure, there's drips and drabs of "George" throughout these records--pinched vox, pinched slide guitar--but it wouldn't shock me if Lynne actually played some of these parts himself such was his mastery and subsumation of all these disparate elements.

And the funny thing is, there's probably as much George on these records as there are on the rest of his catalogue. Which is to say, I agree with you that some of these songs could only have been done by George. But where the previous albums all had long stretches of uninspired songwriting, disinterested performances and poor singing, the blank spaces on these records just have Lynne filling the gaps, who is nothing if not a pro's pro.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 15 June 2018 18:16 (four days ago) Permalink

iirc, in response to the clamoring for a reunion in the '70s, John Lennon said something once like, "If you want new Beatles music, just go buy some ELO records."

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:27 (four days ago) Permalink

You wouldn't blink an eye if it were Lynne singing most of these tunes instead

Well, maybe, but it would never occur to Lynne to write lyrics like "Devil's Radio" or "Wreck of the Hesperus." And remember: George had proved himself rather well in the Beatles and solo as an arranger of brass instruments.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 June 2018 18:35 (four days ago) Permalink

Brainwashed sounds less like classic Lynne to me.

Naturally, I think his Dark Horse era of 33 1/3 through Gone Troppo is just as inspired a period.

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 19:19 (four days ago) Permalink

the previous albums all had long stretches of uninspired songwriting

And this ends for me with Extra Texture

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 19:21 (four days ago) Permalink

In fact, I wonder how much a familiarity with those late '70s/early '80s albums can inform an understanding of that question - how much George is in Cloud Nine? That has not been one of my favorite Harrison albums, but I'm due to give it another listen.

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 19:31 (four days ago) Permalink

ET is pretty bad. i like "You" though even if the vocals are kinda fried.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Friday, 15 June 2018 19:49 (four days ago) Permalink

I think I said it on the noms thread but "You" is a great song that was clearly written for someone else (Ronnie) to sing, and George wasn't up to the task

Οὖτις, Friday, 15 June 2018 19:50 (four days ago) Permalink

he definitely had some bad years in there voice-wise.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Friday, 15 June 2018 19:54 (four days ago) Permalink

"That's What It Takes" I could hear done in the style of, say, the '79 self-titled album, minus a few of the Lynne touches.

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 22:01 (four days ago) Permalink

And if Eric Clapton had played on it...

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 22:03 (four days ago) Permalink

"Fish on the Sand" and "This Is Love" are OK songs but the elaborate production elements do at times feel like "filling the gaps" to me, too. I like retro guitar sounds but sometimes these strike me as generic.

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 22:21 (four days ago) Permalink

"When We Was Fab" is a triumph of the style, though!

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 22:25 (four days ago) Permalink

Other than that synthed up middle eight, Fish is pretty plain!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 June 2018 22:27 (four days ago) Permalink

So many guitars on that.

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 22:31 (four days ago) Permalink

Like as many as Murmur, but it's not as good as Murmur

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 22:33 (four days ago) Permalink

The synth break in "This Is Love" is great. That's a different dimension in synth use than the synth use in Harrison's late '70s/early '80s records, but in a way synths in general feel more key to those records than they do to this one.

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 22:36 (four days ago) Permalink

Wouldn't mind hearing "Wreck of the Hesperus" produced in the style of the Hoagy Carmichael tunes on Somewhere in England.

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 22:45 (four days ago) Permalink

The George discussion makes me realize something great about this poll:

That for all the mini-discoveries in these dudes’ catalogues—and there are some really cool ones—their solo careers tell us very little about them we didn’t already know – if anything they pretty much reinforced these views.

I mean, Paul was the mildly adventurous but ultimately vapid tunesmith we suspected he was in the Beatles – he spent another forty years mining mindless pop. John was a lazy cunt – he pissed away half his time left on the earth (and retired from music the other five years ha ha). Ringo was in the right place at the right time – he literally had nothing to offer musically or otherwise absent the others. And George, well, he was a sourpuss millionaire – if there were a word for the face one makes when it smells bad cheese it would be Harrison.

And yet, together they still formed the greatest band there ever was and will be. Amazing.

Naive Teen Idol, Friday, 15 June 2018 23:05 (four days ago) Permalink

lol yeah that is generally true

although it did make me think more about Paul and how deeply strange and vacant he is. the other three, I feel like I can relate to them on some level as people - they present as recognizable human personalities/types with characteristics that I can recognize both in others and myself - Paul is a Reagan-esque nullity.

Οὖτις, Friday, 15 June 2018 23:10 (four days ago) Permalink

(the above has no bearing on the quality of the music, if that's not clear. plenty of inscrutable vacuums have made great music, and I don't need to "relate" to an artist to find their work engaging)

Οὖτις, Friday, 15 June 2018 23:11 (four days ago) Permalink

Paul is a Reagan-esque nullity

No he isn't. And you guys repeat the same line over and over again about forty years of mindless pop when he has been a different artist for two decades at least.

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 23:15 (four days ago) Permalink

if there's a person in there with definable opinions and emotions, I can't discern it. I stand by my previous comments:

Coming to the conclusion that Paul is definitely the *weirdest* Beatle, he's kind of inscrutable in his stoner randomness and bad judgment.

... Macca is the funkiest and most versatile Beatle but also the weirdest and most inscrutable, always hiding behind schmaltz or nonsense or charm, which makes him seem like he’s not all there. Like, of all of them he seems the least like a real person in his work, he’s like a strange caricature.

Οὖτις, Friday, 15 June 2018 23:23 (four days ago) Permalink

he really loved Linda, and the idea of love in general. that's all I got.

Οὖτις, Friday, 15 June 2018 23:24 (four days ago) Permalink

in other news, I am fond of the word inscrutable. INSCRUTABLE, I say!

Οὖτις, Friday, 15 June 2018 23:26 (four days ago) Permalink

And that characterization applies to, say, Thrillington? To Standing Stone? To the Blackbird poetry collection? To his paintings? To the Fireman records? To Chaos and Creation in the Backyard?

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 23:26 (four days ago) Permalink

There are several degrees of nuance describing a willingness to use craftsmanship as a shield and screen than calling someone a Reagan-nite nullity.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 June 2018 23:31 (four days ago) Permalink

for one, Reagan was a sociopath.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 June 2018 23:31 (four days ago) Permalink

btw for all the talk of Macca as the nullity George never once cracked in the interviews I've seen -- never once gushed about what John meant to him. The closest is the line in "All Those Years Ago": "Living with good and bad/I always looked up to you." Whatever he felt about John -- whatever gradations of love and hate and regret -- he kept to himself.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 June 2018 23:40 (four days ago) Permalink

I stole the Reagan ref from you lol

Οὖτις, Friday, 15 June 2018 23:42 (four days ago) Permalink

I know -- I was wrong.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 June 2018 23:44 (four days ago) Permalink

Honesty in Harrison's self-probing, though, for sure in songs from Cloud Nine and Brainwashed.

timellison, Friday, 15 June 2018 23:45 (four days ago) Permalink

XP

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Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 16 June 2018 01:53 (three days ago) Permalink

he pissed away half his time left on the earth

yes raising your son rather than recording albums for people that think you are "a lazy cunt" is def pissing away your life

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 16 June 2018 14:21 (three days ago) Permalink

It's been decades since I watched the Imagine doc. Love the evil look in Lennon's eyes as he plays How Do You Sleep for Harrison.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9067LQORNQ

Darin, Saturday, 16 June 2018 14:30 (three days ago) Permalink

Lennon could've played Harrison's slide part himself, so I don't doubt he recruited Harrison on purpose.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 16 June 2018 14:31 (three days ago) Permalink

yes raising your son rather than recording albums for people that think you are "a lazy cunt" is def pissing away your life

its fun to argue with things/jokes people say by cutting off half their sentence to make it look like they said the exact opposite

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Saturday, 16 June 2018 14:40 (three days ago) Permalink

Did people think Lennon was lazy? I feel like he did quite a lot! I suppose he did stay in bed for a while.

Alba, Saturday, 16 June 2018 14:44 (three days ago) Permalink

In the mid sixties, dropping acid like Tic Tacs, he'd hole up in his Weybridge house but he was always recording shit.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 16 June 2018 14:45 (three days ago) Permalink

Did people think Lennon was lazy? I feel like he did quite a lot! I suppose he did stay in bed for a while.

iirc everybody seemed to think he was lazy, but he didn’t mind, he thought they were crazy

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Saturday, 16 June 2018 15:05 (three days ago) Permalink

Ha ha - of course.

Alba, Saturday, 16 June 2018 15:12 (three days ago) Permalink

Just passing through, but enjoying reading some of the latest posts, particularly from NTI and Shakey.

And Nobody POLLS Like Me (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 16 June 2018 15:53 (three days ago) Permalink

damn shame this didn't make it on ATMP or Material

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2rFr0DyQcg

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Saturday, 16 June 2018 16:41 (three days ago) Permalink

when i was writing abt
lennon/ono blues and politics 68-71-ish earlier in the month, my takeaway was honestly being a bit startled how MUCH they got done in that period: several LPs, several art-pol stunts, gallery stuff, as well as getting the beatle divorce sorted and moving to america

mark s, Monday, 18 June 2018 10:01 (yesterday) Permalink

How good is I'm Carrying? I must've heard it before but that's my big (re)discovery from this excellent poll.

piscesx, Monday, 18 June 2018 15:16 (yesterday) Permalink

It's good -- very much in keeping with Paul's other acoustic numbers throughout the 70s, which are almost all aces:

Mama's Little Girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ACW8TUEqUw
Love In Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LcSIS_h1gE
I'm Carrying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkrIg1d_s58

We're Open Tonight isn't quite in those songs' league, as it's a bit more slight, but still very good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pclzML3LW8w

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 18 June 2018 17:15 (yesterday) Permalink


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