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Title: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on January 30, 2018, 01:32:54 AM
This year was surprising draw on PSF - how will the result be here?

One album (Friends) and two (then) non-album singles (Do It Again, Bluebirds Over The Mountain/Never Learn Not To Love)

vs. One album (White Album) and two non-album singles (Lady Madonna/The Inner Light, Hey Jude/Revolution)


Now, which band's output do you prefer in 1968? Make sure you go only by your own preference and consider only the released stuff listed above.

Look forward to your opinions & discussions :)


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: KDS on January 30, 2018, 04:50:48 AM
As much as I like the Friends album, I think there are really only two stand out tracks on it - the title track and Little Bird. 

However bloated as it may be, The White Album is packed with great songs. 

The Beatles for the win in 1968. 


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: Hickory Violet Part IV on January 30, 2018, 05:14:02 AM
Whilst I obviously will vote for the sublime and cohesive Friends album over that messy filler filled affair The Beatles, I have to say that Julia is a beautiful song and easily stands up against Wilson's best works in terms of songwriting.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: pixletwin on January 30, 2018, 05:25:43 AM
Beatles. “Hey Jude”, “I’m So Tired”, “Blackbird”, “Julia”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, and many others were just so much better than what the B.B. were doing.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: rab2591 on January 30, 2018, 05:35:22 AM
This year is tough.

Hey Jude is far and away better than anything The Beach Boys released in this year. But as a whole, the Friends album is one of my favorite albums of all time.

The White Album is full of amazing songs, and we even have our very own Mike Love to thank for a part in one song on there.

I think I’m going to listen to both albums/singles tonight and see how I feel about em then.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on January 30, 2018, 05:54:56 AM
This could be tie.

Quote
Lady Madonna/The Inner Light, Hey Jude
"Lady" & "Hey" depict - again - Paul's creativity & talent. "Inner" is George's crown achievement. WA's strength is Paul & George's songs with few exceptions.

Friends brags some great songs. NLNTL is great.

Yep, it's tie but, which song do I listen to frequently? "Passing By", that's right. Where is it? In Friends. Whose album is it? Beach Boys'.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: rab2591 on January 30, 2018, 05:58:45 AM
Speaking of Friends, I was recently listening to the MiC discs, and I noticed how good the ‘Meant For You’ Alternate version sounded. Made me realize just how good a remix/remaster of this album will sound (if one comes down the pike).

I think I will always prefer the original mix, but it would be great to hear this album with more clarity and atmosphere like the MiC song offers.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: wjcrerar on January 30, 2018, 06:51:18 AM
Speaking of Friends, I was recently listening to the MiC discs, and I noticed how good the ‘Meant For You’ Alternate version sounded. Made me realize just how good a remix/remaster of this album will sound (if one comes down the pike).

I think I will always prefer the original mix, but it would be great to hear this album with more clarity and atmosphere like the MiC song offers.

Totally agree. The original Friends stereo mix is great by 60s standards, but all the vocals are mono in the centre channel and the instruments are mostly kinda hard panned left or right to the same degree so it loses some texture. The Friends a capella mix shows just how much cool detail is buried in there when you open up the vocal tracks and give them the proper stereo treatment.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: rab2591 on January 30, 2018, 07:09:19 AM
Speaking of Friends, I was recently listening to the MiC discs, and I noticed how good the ‘Meant For You’ Alternate version sounded. Made me realize just how good a remix/remaster of this album will sound (if one comes down the pike).

I think I will always prefer the original mix, but it would be great to hear this album with more clarity and atmosphere like the MiC song offers.

Totally agree. The original Friends stereo mix is great by 60s standards, but all the vocals are mono in the centre channel and the instruments are mostly kinda hard panned left or right to the same degree so it loses some texture. The Friends a capella mix shows just how much cool detail is buried in there when you open up the vocal tracks and give them the proper stereo treatment.

Yeah, I feel like that goes for everything this band did in the 60s and 70s. I always loved ‘Don’t Worry Baby’, but when I heard that 2009 stereo remix I was blown away at just how amazing the vocals sounded in stereo.

Here’s to hoping we get a Friends boxset/release this year!


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: wjcrerar on January 30, 2018, 07:22:10 AM
Speaking of Friends, I was recently listening to the MiC discs, and I noticed how good the ‘Meant For You’ Alternate version sounded. Made me realize just how good a remix/remaster of this album will sound (if one comes down the pike).

I think I will always prefer the original mix, but it would be great to hear this album with more clarity and atmosphere like the MiC song offers.

Totally agree. The original Friends stereo mix is great by 60s standards, but all the vocals are mono in the centre channel and the instruments are mostly kinda hard panned left or right to the same degree so it loses some texture. The Friends a capella mix shows just how much cool detail is buried in there when you open up the vocal tracks and give them the proper stereo treatment.

Yeah, I feel like that goes for everything this band did in the 60s and 70s. I always loved ‘Don’t Worry Baby’, but when I heard that 2009 stereo remix I was blown away at just how amazing the vocals sounded in stereo.

Here’s to hoping we get a Friends boxset/release this year!

I'd be surprised if it doesn't happen, just hoping the original being stereo doesn't rule it out for a full on remix!


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: rab2591 on January 30, 2018, 07:34:04 AM
So it’s my huge hope that Linett and Boyd already have a remix done waiting to be released. On MIC we were given a taste of stereo from the Wild Honey album, which was then released as a full stereo remix for us last year. I’m really hoping that since they did the same for ‘Meant For You’ on MIC we’ll also see the same thing happen with the Friends album (being released as a remix). Time will tell.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: Lee Marshall on January 30, 2018, 09:08:25 AM
One of my all time favourite Beach Boys albums...3 vinyl copies and 2 c.d.'s 'in' as I'm guilty of wearing the darned things out.  The white album has some great songs on it...but there's 'Revolution 9' which ... if John had been HONEST ... would have more appropriately been entitled 'Devolution 1'.  The sense of entitlement which caused him to think that he could waste our time with that out and out drivel and bull-sh!t is inescapable and unacceptable.  And that he carried the idea forward placing more of this electro-waste on the 2 virgins horror show...both sides no less suggests that the white album would be better off it it hadn't happened at all.

Friends was # 13 in the UK.  # 126 is the U.S.  Brits are far more savvy than their breakaway cousins.  The weak points on Friends?  Meant For You could have been stronger with a better lead vocal.  Be Still and Diamond Head aren't the best tunes ever either.

Whitey...the album tosses dreck like the aforementioned Rev 9, Wild Honey Pie?  [I'd have sued.], Julia...which to me sounded like pure unadulterated 'filler', Honey Pie and the cringe-worthy Goodnight onto the fly pile.  Then there were so-so songs like Cry Baby Cry, Long x 3, I Will and the most Miracle-Whipped version of Jamaican Ska ever...Ob La Di.

Toss Do It Again and Never Learn Not to Love in and it's a wash re: Hey Jude which is just WAY TOO EFFIN' LONG...like shut-up already and I'm going with the Beach Boys...by a nostril.  Lady Madonna?  The Inner Light?  Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.  All that momentum gathered in 1967 set adrift by individualistic 'fabbie' projects.  NO single Beatle can measure up to Brian Wilson.  Sorry Paul.  WAY TOO MANY silly love songs.  [and you ran out of anything that was really all that interesting about 30 years ago.]

Anyway...again...the Boys by part of a nose.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: KDS on January 30, 2018, 11:38:46 AM
One of my all time favourite Beach Boys albums...3 vinyl copies and 2 c.d.'s 'in' as I'm guilty of wearing the darned things out.  The white album has some great songs on it...but there's 'Revolution 9' which ... if John had been HONEST ... would have more appropriately been entitled 'Devolution 1'.  The sense of entitlement which caused him to think that he could waste our time with that out and out drivel and bull-sh!t is inescapable and unacceptable.  And that he carried the idea forward placing more of this electro-waste on the 2 virgins horror show...both sides no less suggests that the white album would be better off it it hadn't happened at all.


That's a good point, and one I used to almost give my vote to The Beach Boys.  The White Album includes the worst track in Beatles history, and one of the biggest time wasters ever put on vinyl by a great band. 



Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: rab2591 on January 30, 2018, 11:42:31 AM
Funny thing though, a couple years ago I would’ve equated ‘Revolution #9’ with ‘Transcendental Meditation’ in terms of how both songs kinda jolted and irritated me from the vibe of both albums. But after years of hating it, now I really dig ‘TM’, though I don’t think anything will help me appreciate ‘Revolution #9’.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: KDS on January 30, 2018, 11:47:21 AM
Funny thing though, a couple years ago I would’ve equated ‘Revolution #9’ with ‘Transcendental Meditation’ in terms of how both songs kinda jolted and irritated me from the vibe of both albums. But after years of hating it, now I really dig ‘TM’, though I don’t think anything will help me appreciate ‘Revolution #9’.

TM is an actual song while R9 is pretentious garbage. 

When I first got into the Friends album, I didn't care for TM as it didn't seem to fit on the album, but taken on its own, I think it's a pretty good song. 


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: rab2591 on January 30, 2018, 11:59:04 AM
Funny thing though, a couple years ago I would’ve equated ‘Revolution #9’ with ‘Transcendental Meditation’ in terms of how both songs kinda jolted and irritated me from the vibe of both albums. But after years of hating it, now I really dig ‘TM’, though I don’t think anything will help me appreciate ‘Revolution #9’.

TM is an actual song while R9 is pretentious garbage. 

When I first got into the Friends album, I didn't care for TM as it didn't seem to fit on the album, but taken on its own, I think it's a pretty good song. 

Yeah, I guess I should’ve classified R9 as a track instead of a song.

I used to hate hearing TM end the album, but its kinda funny in a way how backwards the whole song is to itself and the album. The whole Friends album is quiet and peaceful, a real chill trip, likewise the act of TM is meant to be quiet and peaceful, yet that song just jolts you from that peace, and its core message is about peace yet it sounds like a trainwreck (decibel wise, that is). Instead of being annoyed I kinda chuckle when Friends comes to close with that song...it has its own little charm.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: B.E. on January 30, 2018, 12:04:00 PM
Funny thing though, a couple years ago I would’ve equated ‘Revolution #9’ with ‘Transcendental Meditation’ in terms of how both songs kinda jolted and irritated me from the vibe of both albums. But after years of hating it, now I really dig ‘TM’, though I don’t think anything will help me appreciate ‘Revolution #9’.

TM is an actual song while R9 is pretentious garbage.  

When I first got into the Friends album, I didn't care for TM as it didn't seem to fit on the album, but taken on its own, I think it's a pretty good song.  

Yeah, I guess I should’ve classified R9 as a track instead of a song.

I used to hate hearing TM end the album, but its kinda funny in a way how backwards the whole song is to itself and the album. The whole Friends album is quiet and peaceful, a real chill trip, likewise the act of TM is meant to be quiet and peaceful, yet that song just jolts you from that peace, and its core message is about peace yet it sounds like a trainwreck (decibel wise, that is). Instead of being annoyed I kinda chuckle when Friends comes to close with that song...it has its own little charm.

I was going to say the exact same thing! I've actually taken to listening to Friends lately when I'm feeling stressed. I put it on late at night, in the dark, and it calms me to sleep...until TM wakes me up like a night terror!  :lol


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: KDS on January 30, 2018, 12:07:07 PM
Funny thing though, a couple years ago I would’ve equated ‘Revolution #9’ with ‘Transcendental Meditation’ in terms of how both songs kinda jolted and irritated me from the vibe of both albums. But after years of hating it, now I really dig ‘TM’, though I don’t think anything will help me appreciate ‘Revolution #9’.

TM is an actual song while R9 is pretentious garbage. 

When I first got into the Friends album, I didn't care for TM as it didn't seem to fit on the album, but taken on its own, I think it's a pretty good song. 

Yeah, I guess I should’ve classified R9 as a track instead of a song.

I used to hate hearing TM end the album, but its kinda funny in a way how backwards the whole song is to itself and the album. The whole Friends album is quiet and peaceful, a real chill trip, likewise the act of TM is meant to be quiet and peaceful, yet that song just jolts you from that peace, and its core message is about peace yet it sounds like a trainwreck (decibel wise, that is). Instead of being annoyed I kinda chuckle when Friends comes to close with that song...it has its own little charm.

I've come to view the TM closer for the Friends album kinda the way Led Zeppelin ends their epic song Stairway to Heaven. 


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: Gabo on January 30, 2018, 12:47:44 PM
Revolution 9 is better than half of Friends. Just saying...


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: KDS on January 30, 2018, 12:54:04 PM
Revolution 9 is better than half of Friends. Just saying...

Even the weaker parts of Friends are still musical pieces.   So, I have to respectfully disagree. 


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: Theydon Bois on January 30, 2018, 01:03:53 PM
Revolution 9 is better than half of Friends. Just saying...

I love you, man.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: NOLA BB Fan on January 30, 2018, 01:18:54 PM
What makes it hard to decide is that I've never had love for the White Album, thinking that the Boys were trying to pull a fast one on their fans. It didn't have to be a double album, there's a lot of junk that could have been tossed out.
I have intense dislike for a number of songs - Happiness is a Warm Gun, Helter Skelter (explained in an earlier post why, nothing to do with Manson), Sexy Sadie, Rocky Raccoon... And yes, Revolution 9 (though I do like them saying "block that kick, block that kick" at the end lol).

So I need to decide how much better the remainder of the ones I consider worthwhile stack up against the BBs. Will get back.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: KDS on January 30, 2018, 01:29:20 PM
What makes it hard to decide is that I've never had love for the White Album, thinking that the Boys were trying to pull a fast one on their fans. It didn't have to be a double album, there's a lot of junk that could have been tossed out.
I have intense dislike for a number of songs - Happiness is a Warm Gun, Helter Skelter (explained in an earlier post why, nothing to do with Manson), Sexy Sadie, Rocky Raccoon... And yes, Revolution 9 (though I do like them saying "block that kick, block that kick" at the end lol).

So I need to decide how much better the remainder of the ones I consider worthwhile stack up against the BBs. Will get back.

I agree that The White Album is bloated.   As a result, it's probably the Beatles album I listen to the least (other than Yellow Submarine).   But, I think it might have a side of filler out of four, so that's three sides of very good to amazing music. 



Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on January 30, 2018, 01:43:48 PM
Revolution 9 is better than half of Friends. Just saying...

Personal opinion, but I strongly disagree! Part of it stems from the fact that Friends (along with WH and 20/20) is my favorite BB album (WH may surpass it now with the stereo mix), part of it stems from the fact that I just don't "get" Revolution 9.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: rab2591 on January 30, 2018, 01:54:14 PM
Revolution 9 is better than half of Friends. Just saying...

Personal opinion, but I strongly disagree! Part of it stems from the fact that Friends (along with WH and 20/20) is my favorite BB album (WH may surpass it now with the stereo mix), part of it stems from the fact that I just don't "get" Revolution 9.

I think Friends is fairly underrated. Though I know some would call it overrated haha.

Billy, do you think a stereo remix of Friends would edge it past Wild Honey in your ranking?


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: B.E. on January 30, 2018, 02:07:03 PM
One of the things I love most about the Beatles and the Beach Boys is the diversity and sheer volume of their catalogues. At any given moment there's a Beatles or Beach Boys song or album that I could enjoy. The Beach Boys, alone, have numerous albums that are one-of-a-kind. I celebrate that. It doesn't surprise me in the least that someone could prefer Smiley Smile or Wild Honey to Magical Mystery Tour or Sgt Peppers. They are totally different and when you're in the mood for one nothing else will do. Same for Friends and The Beatles. In this spirit, 1968 is the easiest year for me. It's the nearly 2 hours worth of music released by the Beatles! This isn't strictly an album vs album thread. Its about the total yearly output. So, in other words, the individual songs, themselves. I didn't punish the Beach Boys for releasing "filler" tracks, so I'm not going to punish the Beatles either. After all, who has final say on what's filler or not? I love a lot of songs that are casually dismissed by many people as filler, but I'm sure as hell glad that I get to enjoy them! I think it's fair to say that perhaps the '63-66 Beach Boys had higher highs, but lower lows. That the Beatles were more consistent. In the late 60's the tables turn to an extent.

As much as I love Friends (and I love it more every day), the Beatles were simply too prolific in 1968. Furthermore, if I had to choose, The Beatles is probably my favorite Beatles album. So, there's that... ;)


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: Hickory Violet Part IV on January 30, 2018, 10:44:21 PM
Revolution 9 is better than half of Friends. Just saying...

You forgot to miss the 'g' off of 'saying'.

It's not passive aggressive unless you do that, you kno


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: ♩♬🐸 Billy C ♯♫♩🐇 on January 31, 2018, 12:24:30 AM
Revolution 9 is better than half of Friends. Just saying...


Personal opinion, but I strongly disagree! Part of it stems from the fact that Friends (along with WH and 20/20) is my favorite BB album (WH may surpass it now with the stereo mix), part of it stems from the fact that I just don't "get" Revolution 9.

I think Friends is fairly underrated. Though I know some would call it overrated haha.

Billy, do you think a stereo remix of Friends would edge it past Wild Honey in your ranking?
. Good question. It might, as Friends was my favorite before the Sunshine Tomorrow release(s), but Honey rocks like a motherfucker now. It’s like me asking myself which one of my kidneys I prefer :lol


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: Watamushi(Polly Poller) on February 02, 2018, 05:23:51 AM
The result:
The Beach Boys 11 votes
The Beatles 17 votes

The winner is The Beatles.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: rab2591 on February 06, 2018, 09:05:24 AM
I don’t think I ever voted on this one. It is almost too close to call, there are so many good Beatles tracks on White Album. But Friends, I feel, is Brian’s continuation of a Pet Sounds storyline, and it’s an album I would prefer to take to a desert island over White Album.

So not that it matters, but The Beach Boys for ‘68.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on February 06, 2018, 09:45:42 AM

The year I turned 21 and was in the Army. I remember going to "White Album" parties and singing some of the tunes. It's always been my go to Beatles LP, but Friends was my guilty pleasure album. It has to factored in that if one tried to slip that one on and got caught doing so, there was something terribly wrong with you. I can hear those moans and boos like it was yesterday. It was all good, though, and quite honestly, the Beatles were hitting their zenith. Tie.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: rab2591 on February 06, 2018, 10:06:54 AM

The year I turned 21 and was in the Army. I remember going to "White Album" parties and singing some of the tunes. It's always been my go to Beatles LP, but Friends was my guilty pleasure album. It has to factored in that if one tried to slip that one on and got caught doing so, there was something terribly wrong with you. I can hear those moans and boos like it was yesterday. It was all good, though, and quite honestly, the Beatles were hitting their zenith. Tie.

Moans and boos for playing The Beach Boys in ‘68 - man that’s depressing!


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: guitarfool2002 on February 06, 2018, 10:28:56 AM
Adding this one up:

1968 for the Beatles had all of this going for them, at least for me as a fan.

One of my all-time favorite songs of all time:
- Martha My Dear

Several of my favorite all-time Lennon songs and recordings:
- I'm So Tired
- Dear Prudence
- Revolution (the single version B-side)
- Cry Baby Cry
- Sexy Sadie
- Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey

Several of my favorite all-time McCartney songs and recordings:
- Hey Jude
- Mother Nature's Son
- Blackbird

Several of my favorite George Harrison songs and recordings:
- While My Guitar Gently Weeps
- Long Long Long
- Savoy Truffle
- The Inner Light

A song written by John and sung by Ringo that has become a lot more personal to me recently, I guess as I get older and all that:
- Good Night (the alternate take on Anthology with the George Martin orchestral overture was *stunning*)

These are among my go-to songs, not just the ones listed but others from '68 too, songs which I lived with and will start playing and singing if I grab a guitar for fun.

I had a set of two 8-tracks when I was little of the White Album. Unfortunately tape 1 snagged in the machine and broke, so all I had was volume 2. And Revolution 9 scared the hell out of me, lol.

Then for my 12th birthday, I got the White Album on vinyl, Capitol reissue from the 80's with all the posters and whatnot. Ironically on the first spin of the second disc, I accidentally biffed the tonearm and it landed on (and proceeded to create a gash) on Revolution 9. So I could not play that full track on my vinyl anyway. I still have it.

And also, Hey Jude was one of the first songs I remember as a really little kid and music lover that my dad took me to a record store and he thought I'd like to have a record with the song. So we went to the Beatles section, and there was an album with the Union Jack on the cover that said Beatles and Hey Jude, so we thought that was the one. Turns out it was the "Longines Symphonette Plays The Beatles" or something  ;D. I mean, I liked it as a 5 year old or whatever but it wasn't The Beatles. Still have that one too.

So for 1968, a lot of my choices and opinions have personal connections, and I'll go with The Beatles.

Yes, Friends is amazing, but it's too good to be so short of an album and has a few clunkers that could have been dumped and replaced with stronger material IMO. Do It Again is one of the best radio singles of all time, with an amazing groove, several sublime production touches like Dennis pulling back on the beat ever so slightly for the bridge, and of course Stephen Desper's drum intro which is one of the coolest damn sounds ever recorded... :)

But for sheer volume of goodness and personal connections...1968 goes to The Beatles. And it really is hard to comprehend in 2018 how massive of a song and influence the single "Hey Jude" really was, worldwide.



Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: SMiLE Brian on February 06, 2018, 02:43:09 PM

The year I turned 21 and was in the Army. I remember going to "White Album" parties and singing some of the tunes. It's always been my go to Beatles LP, but Friends was my guilty pleasure album. It has to factored in that if one tried to slip that one on and got caught doing so, there was something terribly wrong with you. I can hear those moans and boos like it was yesterday. It was all good, though, and quite honestly, the Beatles were hitting their zenith. Tie.

Moans and boos for playing The Beach Boys in ‘68 - man that’s depressing!
OSD survive the super bowl? ;D


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on February 06, 2018, 05:51:24 PM

The year I turned 21 and was in the Army. I remember going to "White Album" parties and singing some of the tunes. It's always been my go to Beatles LP, but Friends was my guilty pleasure album. It has to factored in that if one tried to slip that one on and got caught doing so, there was something terribly wrong with you. I can hear those moans and boos like it was yesterday. It was all good, though, and quite honestly, the Beatles were hitting their zenith. Tie.

Moans and boos for playing The Beach Boys in ‘68 - man that’s depressing!
OSD survive the super bowl? ;D

Watched it again last night and will watch it again tonight on the NFL channel. Parade is Thursday with 2+ million expected.


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: SMiLE Brian on February 07, 2018, 06:46:42 AM

The year I turned 21 and was in the Army. I remember going to "White Album" parties and singing some of the tunes. It's always been my go to Beatles LP, but Friends was my guilty pleasure album. It has to factored in that if one tried to slip that one on and got caught doing so, there was something terribly wrong with you. I can hear those moans and boos like it was yesterday. It was all good, though, and quite honestly, the Beatles were hitting their zenith. Tie.

Moans and boos for playing The Beach Boys in ‘68 - man that’s depressing!
OSD survive the super bowl? ;D

Watched it again last night and will watch it again tonight on the NFL channel. Parade is Thursday with 2+ million expected.
You going? :woot :woot :woot :woot


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: The LEGENDARY OSD on February 07, 2018, 06:55:35 AM

SB, I wouldn't stand a chance of getting near Broad Street or the Art Museum plus we've got some icy conditions going on with heavy rain on it's way. Gonna watch it in the cozy confines of the man cave. What a game, huh?


Title: Re: 1968: The Beach Boys vs. The Beatles
Post by: RangeRoverA1 on February 07, 2018, 10:08:55 AM
One of my all-time favorite songs of all time:
- Martha My Dear

Several of my favorite all-time McCartney songs and recordings:
- Hey Jude
[...]

Several of my favorite George Harrison songs and recordings:

- Savoy Truffle
- The Inner Light

And it really is hard to comprehend in 2018 how massive of a song and influence the single "Hey Jude" really was, worldwide.
Cool taste. :3d These stay big favorites since 2010. :3d Slade did great "Martha" cover. It's in youtube. I find "Savoy Truffle" comparable with "Taxman" but think "Savoy" sways "Tax'" by thousand miles! & you bet when you talk about "Hey Jude" being influential. Really iconic video with Paul playing piano looking at people around the world. Many folk bored by "naaa-na-na-nanananaaaa-nanananaaa-yeeeah". Russian Beatles fans hugely like the bit. The way they're strangely obsessed by Mariska Veres' voice in general & song "Venus" by Shocking Blue. :brow