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NFT: Most overlooked/underrated Beatle song NOT named Hey Bulldog

jnoble : 1/9/2019 7:35 pm
...is one of the other Yellow Submarine soundtrack numbers Its All Too Much. Has a great Hendrix-esque guitar feedback intro and is a "big" sounding song with a lot going on. George didn't think much of it but I've always thought it deserved more attention.
What say you?
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RE: Some good ones here....  
markky : 1/9/2019 10:31 pm : link
In comment 14256216 Britt in VA said:
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I'll throw out For No One and Tomorrow Never Knows off of Revolver.


I love the entire Revolver album. Good Day Sunshine always puts me in a good mood.

There are some pretty good covers of Tomorrow Never Knows on Spotify.
RE: Some good ones here....  
Del Shofner : 1/9/2019 10:38 pm : link
In comment 14256216 Britt in VA said:
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I'll throw out For No One and Tomorrow Never Knows off of Revolver.


also, And Your Bird Can Sing - that double guitar solo by George and Paul is overlooked given how amazing it is.
Yes For No One is a perfect song  
Searcher : 1/9/2019 11:04 pm : link
But it is just Paul on it. For most underrated Beatles song, I think Del Shofner hit it -And Your Bird Can Sing. All four Beatles are important to it. Could have been a single. Maybe the title track to the third movie that they never made?
RE: I'm Only Sleeping  
j_rud : 1/9/2019 11:07 pm : link
In comment 14256189 GF1080 said:
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+1
I Will  
Phil in LA : 1/9/2019 11:19 pm : link
Good Morning, Good Morning.
RE: Itís All Too Much and Northern Song  
jnoble : 1/10/2019 12:09 am : link
In comment 14256162 MadPlaid said:
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Are 2 of my favorite George songs. Yellow Submarine is an underrated album.


It was just OK compared to what came before and after...Four "new" songs of questionable quality amid previously released songs and a side two of orchestrial movie soundtrack music no fan has ever listened to more than once lol
RE: I Will  
jnoble : 1/10/2019 12:11 am : link
In comment 14256272 Phil in LA said:
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Good Morning, Good Morning.


Both in my top ten. Look up Paul's live version of I Will from his 2005 tour. If it doesn't bring a tear to your eye you are not human :-)
RE: Speaking of 1 after 909...  
jnoble : 1/10/2019 12:14 am : link
In comment 14256190 rnargi said:
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The song was one of their earliest ever written. The original version, again in my opinion, vastly outshines the Let it Be version. I've seen the Smithereens cover it many times in the original vein. It was glorious. Original 1 after 909 - ( New Window )


To each their own but the early 909 (on Anthology 1) was really stiff and monotone sounding. The LIB rooftop 909 was much looser and fun
RE: Mr. Moonlight  
jnoble : 1/10/2019 12:15 am : link
In comment 14256173 gtt350 said:
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You're kidding, right? :-)
Even John said it was done as a goof to fill up space on an album
The medley on Abbey Road is the greatest Beatles "song" imho  
adamg : 1/10/2019 12:26 am : link
Not sure that qualifies. Sun King was my favorite from among that "song".

Another cool one is The Fool on the Hill/Flying from Magical Mystery Tour.

Those are probably my two favorite Beatles albums too.
Everybody's  
Gmanfandan : 1/10/2019 1:23 am : link
Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey!


It's a top 10 Beatle song.

Comeon comeon comeon comeon comeon comeon
RE: Everybody's  
markky : 1/10/2019 1:53 am : link
In comment 14256325 Gmanfandan said:
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Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey!


It's a top 10 Beatle song.

Comeon comeon comeon comeon comeon comeon


have you heard the Fats Domino's version of this?
"The Inner Light"  
GiantsUA : 1/10/2019 6:37 am : link
Bring on the belly dancers
You Never Give Me Your Money....  
Britt in VA : 1/10/2019 6:43 am : link
my be my favorite of all time.
Yer Blues  
feelflows : 1/10/2019 6:53 am : link
John....yer blues!
"Don't bother me"  
GiantsUA : 1/10/2019 7:14 am : link
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RE:  
rnargi : 1/10/2019 7:17 am : link
In comment 14256372 GiantsUA said:
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Excellent choice!
Why Don't we Do it in the Road...  
BamaBlue : 1/10/2019 7:21 am : link
Never heard this song played on the radio. One of the 'forgotten' songs off the White Album.
RE: Why Don't we Do it in the Road...  
section125 : 1/10/2019 7:29 am : link
In comment 14256381 BamaBlue said:
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Never heard this song played on the radio. One of the 'forgotten' songs off the White Album.


No one will be watching us...
Baby Youíre a Rich Man  
Crispino : 1/10/2019 7:29 am : link
Very cool song.
It's really difficult for Beatle fanatics to  
rnargi : 1/10/2019 7:29 am : link
say any song, particularly after Revolver on, for anything they did to be underrated. Certainly, there are underappreciated songs as quite a few are mentioned here and as noted, this is a subjective exercise.

As for One after 909, I love the Buddy Holly sound of the original 1963 version, but totally get the love for the rollicking, devil may care attitude of the 1969 version. Billy Preston took that song to new heights.

As for under an "under appreciated" aspect, I feel that many of the early songs covered by the Beatles are under appreciated. Buddy Holly's "Words of Love"...great vocal, outstanding early George guitar work. The Larry Williams songs, "Bad Boy" and "Slow Down"...complete barn burning run throughs by the Beatles. But their version of Larry's "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" tops them all. That song rocks like murder. Talk about under appreciated. Crank that in your car and see if you can keep the accelerator from being pinned to the floor. Ringo's relentless attack on the high hat, George's guitar lick anchoring the song, and John's scorching vocals get me every time. That, my friends, is a rocker.
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winoguy : 1/10/2019 7:30 am : link
Run for your life
Girl
Not sure if this one counts  
Jalapeno : 1/10/2019 8:24 am : link
but "Lonesome Tears In My Eyes" off of their Live at the BBC album. Always enjoyed that one.
Glass Onion.  
Section331 : 1/10/2019 9:00 am : link
Love that track.
I Feel Fine  
RinR : 1/10/2019 9:07 am : link
I know it was released as a single but that was 54 years ago.

Great song
I'd also add the non-album B-side  
Section331 : 1/10/2019 9:13 am : link
Yes It Is, one of John's greatest vocals, IMO.
She Said, She Said...  
x meadowlander : 1/10/2019 9:28 am : link
...well known, but I'd say overlooked and underrated because unless you've really studied the song in depth, you don't realize how fucking brilliant it is.

Most listeners recognize the fantastic lyrics, the way the lines step on one another, one phrase part of the next - but what the most listeners don't realize is the intent of the time signature changes, the way they overlay them adds to the songs oddness, the piece is deliciously weird, affecting you in ways that aren't obvious, like a Stanley Kubrick film.

Give it a spin and notice the bridge - "She said You don't understand what I've said.." - right there, the time signature changes to 3/4 but your ear doesn't pick it up until the last word of "when I was a boy" - it takes 2 full measures for the bridge to 'catch up' to the time signature, the whole thing feels 'off', like missing a step while walking down a flight of stairs.

It's just brilliant.

If you're a Beatle fan, I HIGHLY recommend this link - a wonderful, deep analysis of the cut, including an AMAZING tape of Lennon writing the composition, from the beginnings of him repeating over and over "I know what it's like to be dead..." and including a great isolation of Lennon's guitar part at the beginning that immediately twists the ear of the listener - the bizarreness of the cut clear from the first measure.

I love this fucking song. :)
Excellent Analysis of She Said - ( New Window )
RE: RE: Why Don't we Do it in the Road...  
markky : 1/10/2019 9:56 am : link
In comment 14256384 section125 said:
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In comment 14256381 BamaBlue said:


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Never heard this song played on the radio. One of the 'forgotten' songs off the White Album.



No one will be watching us...


Love the Lowell Fulson version!
Helter Skelter  
Dr. D : 1/10/2019 11:50 am : link
is one of my fav Beatles songs. It unfortunately became associated with the Manson murders, but the song has a lot of energy.

I also like It's All Too Much.
RE: Helter Skelter  
x meadowlander : 1/10/2019 11:56 am : link
In comment 14256772 Dr. D said:
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is one of my fav Beatles songs. It unfortunately became associated with the Manson murders, but the song has a lot of energy.

I also like It's All Too Much.
Dunno if Helter Skelter falls in the underrated category, one of my favorites though - wish the Beatles would have done an entire album like that. I love the chameleon that the Beatles were - White Album may well be the best representation of that. On Helter Skelter, I particularly love Lennon's shitty, shitty bass part and how perfect it is in that song. The isolated bass track is available on youtube.
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill  
Dave in PA : 1/10/2019 11:59 am : link
This has been my favorite Beatles song since I was about 5 years old when my dad would play the White Album on his record player. I donít see how any track on the White Album can be considered overlooked, but this one is perhaps underrated.
it's hard to call many if any Beatles song underrated  
Dr. D : 1/10/2019 12:10 pm : link
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my wife turned off It's All Too Much  
Dr. D : 1/10/2019 12:18 pm : link
she changed the station while we were in the car recently. So I guess she doesn't rate it very high ;)

(she's almost 10 years younger than me and doesn't like long songs with a lot of repetition. She did listen to the first 5 min or so before she changed the station, so I had that going for me).

I Want You  
wonderback : 1/10/2019 12:25 pm : link
/She's So Heavy

No fans for that one?
RE: I Want You  
MadPlaid : 1/10/2019 12:44 pm : link
In comment 14256835 wonderback said:
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/She's So Heavy

No fans for that one?

Actually, that is my all time favorite John song. To be honest, my favorite Beatles album is Abbey Road.
Already mentioned  
JohnG in Albany : 1/10/2019 1:02 pm : link
But I'll join in the endorsement of I've Got a Feeling, from Let it Be.
Oh Darling  
RicFlair : 1/10/2019 1:28 pm : link
My favorite Beatles song.

John thought he should have been the one to sing it, Iím glad Paul stuck to his guns and sang the vocals.
RE: I Want You  
x meadowlander : 1/10/2019 2:16 pm : link
In comment 14256835 wonderback said:
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/She's So Heavy

No fans for that one?
My second pick after She Said.

Again, Beatles were a serious chameleon and on She's So Heavy, showed a side we sadly would never get to see a full exploration of. MONSTROUS song, full of emotional swings and possibly my favorite ending of any Beatle song.

If they could've held it together, the sky would've been the limit in the 70's.

As early as 68', 'Imagine', 'Jealous Guy', 'All Things Must Pass' were being tinkered with. They easily had another 3 great albums in em'.

A crying shame, but they had grown too far apart artistically, and were fighting over money to boot.
Maxwell's Silver Hammer  
Maximus, Esq. : 1/10/2019 3:48 pm : link
bang bang
Q: "At what moment did you know you were leaving the Beatles?"  
x meadowlander : 1/10/2019 4:33 pm : link
J. Lennon: "Maxwell's Silver Hammer".
Easy one - Rain  
kinard : 1/10/2019 5:14 pm : link
... "When the rain comes they run and hide their head..."
RE: RE: Mr. Moonlight  
kinard : 1/10/2019 5:15 pm : link
In comment 14256308 jnoble said:
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In comment 14256173 gtt350 said:


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You're kidding, right? :-)

Iv'e seen this song rated as the worst Beatles song ever in a number of articles...
Even John said it was done as a goof to fill up space on an album
It's not a Beatles song...  
rnargi : 1/10/2019 7:43 pm : link
..it's a cover. Also, it wasn't a lark or filler. The Beatles played that song for years live both in Germany and England. In fact, they did two separate recording sessions of the song over several months. It was a serious song to the band. I always felt Paul's awful Hammond organ ruined the song. Lennon's vocals were awesome. I hate that song though.
RE: It's not a Beatles song...  
jnoble : 1/10/2019 8:26 pm : link
In comment 14257553 rnargi said:
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..it's a cover. Also, it wasn't a lark or filler. The Beatles played that song for years live both in Germany and England. In fact, they did two separate recording sessions of the song over several months. It was a serious song to the band. I always felt Paul's awful Hammond organ ruined the song. Lennon's vocals were awesome. I hate that song though.


That and Revolution 9 have always been up there as the two least popular Beatle songs ever
RE: RE: I Want You  
jnoble : 1/10/2019 8:28 pm : link
In comment 14256995 x meadowlander said:
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In comment 14256835 wonderback said:


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/She's So Heavy

No fans for that one?

My second pick after She Said.

Again, Beatles were a serious chameleon and on She's So Heavy, showed a side we sadly would never get to see a full exploration of. MONSTROUS song, full of emotional swings and possibly my favorite ending of any Beatle song.

If they could've held it together, the sky would've been the limit in the 70's.

As early as 68', 'Imagine', 'Jealous Guy', 'All Things Must Pass' were being tinkered with. They easily had another 3 great albums in em'.

A crying shame, but they had grown too far apart artistically, and were fighting over money to boot.


John was asked in the 70s or possibly 1980 what the Beatles would have sounded like if they were still together and his reply was ELO
RE: Oh Darling  
jnoble : 1/10/2019 8:30 pm : link
In comment 14256923 RicFlair said:
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My favorite Beatles song.

John thought he should have been the one to sing it, Iím glad Paul stuck to his guns and sang the vocals.

Lol
His comment on that from his famous 1980 Playboy interview was "It was more my style then his. If he had any sense I would've sung it"
Don't let me down  
xman : 1/10/2019 10:58 pm : link
while my guitar gently weeps
A Day in the Life  
Jay in Toronto : 1/11/2019 9:14 am : link
as covered by Judy Collins.

Better than the original, IMO


Judy Collins - ( New Window )
Here's mine  
Jeever : 1/11/2019 9:52 am : link
Little Child
Not A Second Time
RE: A Day in the Life  
jnoble : 1/11/2019 10:20 am : link
In comment 14258021 Jay in Toronto said:
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as covered by Judy Collins.

Better than the original, IMO
Judy Collins - ( New Window )


**In My Life
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