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« Reply #225 on: April 05, 2017, 07:05:57 AM »

I thought it was a funny joke and I knew it was a joke. So it's all good. It's a game. Have fun.  Grin
Sure, and Thanks Cheesy
If people apologize, I play along for fun & say stuff like "Apology accepted". Bitey humor or what you call. Tongue
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« Reply #226 on: April 05, 2017, 07:08:59 AM »

I thought it was a funny joke and I knew it was a joke. So it's all good. It's a game. Have fun.  Grin
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If people apologize, I play along for fun & say stuff like "Apology accepted". Bitey humor or what you call. Tongue
Hmm, that's much funnier than what I said Grin
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« Reply #227 on: April 06, 2017, 07:07:31 PM »

Thank you bringahorse. I know how hard that was for you.  LOL

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Rubber Soul is an album by the Beatles, their sixth UK album, and the tenth released in America. Released on 3 December 1965, it met with a highly favourable critical response and topped record charts in the United Kingdom for several weeks, as well as in the United States, where it was issued with a different selection of tracks.

Produced by George Martin, Rubber Soul incorporates a mix of 1960s pop, soul, and folk music styles. The album's name comes from the term plastic soul, which popular African American soul musicians coined to describe Mick Jagger, a white musician singing soul music. It was the second Beatles album after the British version of A Hard Day's Night to contain only original material, and was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market. Unlike the five albums that preceded it, Rubber Soul was recorded during a continuous period, whereas the group had previously made their albums during breaks between tour dates and other commitments. The project marked the first time that the Beatles focused on creating an album as an artistic work, an approach that they then developed with Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

The album has been included in numerous "best of" album lists compiled by various publications, and is regarded by musicologists as a major artistic achievement that continued the group's artistic maturation while attaining widespread critical and commercial success. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum.


13 votes in a hotly contested round with only two songs on the chopping block.

8 smilers voted to Drive the Car off the cliff (I have been trying to vote this one off for 5 rounds in a row).

REMEMBER, the final three round is for voting for your FAVORITE!!!!!. The song you want to SURVIVE!!!!

Tally on April 8.

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Nowhere Man
In My Life

Round#1 What Goes On March 7
Round#2 Run For Your Life March 10
Round#3 The Word March 14
Round#4 Wait March 17
Round#5 Michelle March 20
Round#6 Think For Yourself March 23
Round#7 If I Needed Someone March 25
Round#8 Girl March 28
Round#9 I'm Looking Through You April 1
Round#10 You Won't See Me April 4
Round#11 Drive My Car April 6

It's a Lennon trifecta (for the most part). All three songs are great classics (on an album FILLED TO THE BRIM with classics).

I love Norwegian Wood. But I don't have that level of attachment to it that I do for the other two.

I LOVE Nowhere Man. It takes me back to Saturday afternoon telly when I was a kid and they would broadcast Yellow Submarine. I always felt really bad for Jeremy pHd and would get a lump in my throat.

But my favorite... perhaps my favorite Beatle song.... Heck, prolly my favorite Lennon song... Shoot. It's one of my all time faves by any artist. The way it was used in the documentary "Imagine: John Lennon" as the end credit rolled brought tears to me eyes. Still does.

In My Life

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« Reply #228 on: April 06, 2017, 07:19:30 PM »

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« Reply #229 on: April 06, 2017, 07:32:25 PM »

No contest- In My Life

Oh, I haven't read 'vote for your favorite'!

I'd vote for Nowhere Man. Musically and lyrically it's pure perfection.
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« Reply #230 on: April 06, 2017, 07:39:08 PM »

Terrific. John's 3 in the finals. Surprise! Roll Eyes Thanks to everybody dumping last Paul's song.

Refuse to vote. See you at Revolver.

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« Reply #231 on: April 06, 2017, 08:15:28 PM »

ahahaha 'car off the cliff'!!!! that was funny.
oki doki, once again, i feel like cutting a finger off every time now i vote these out.
but today, i must say bye bye to the 'wood' song...
see i can't even say the whole title.  Cry
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« Reply #232 on: April 06, 2017, 09:02:15 PM »

In My Life.
Not only one of my absolute favorite Beatles songs, it's one of my all-time favorite pop songs
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« Reply #233 on: April 06, 2017, 09:10:53 PM »

ahahaha 'car off the cliff'!!!! that was funny.
oki doki, once again, i feel like cutting a finger off every time now i vote these out.
but today, i must say bye bye to the 'wood' song...
see i can't even say the whole title.  Cry


We're votin for the one we want to win now, horse
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« Reply #234 on: April 06, 2017, 09:17:20 PM »

oh darn darn! you know i do that everytime we get to this stage.  Thanks Adult.
and my winner is.........
nowhere man
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« Reply #235 on: April 06, 2017, 10:34:48 PM »

Norwegian Wood's a great song, and the first song I ever performed (back in my first year of high school.... it didn't turn out too well haha). But it lacks something - which I can't quite put my finger on - which is needed for it to become a classic. Definitely worthy of being in the top 3, but not my number one pick.

In My Life may very well be the best song on the album. But I don't feel it's a great recording - the overly-mellow production ruins the recording IMO. For example, the piano section reminds me of something you'd hear as your call is put on hold for some doctor or something like that. So this song is out of the question as my number one pick.

So to sum it up, my vote goes to Nowhere Man. Brilliant song, and undoubtedly one of the highlights from this era of The Beatles.
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« Reply #236 on: April 06, 2017, 10:40:35 PM »

i think nowhere man has great lead and background vocals, and that brilliant guitar solo.  the lyrics
are also so mistique, and yet so perfect. well recorded too.
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« Reply #237 on: April 07, 2017, 01:00:00 AM »

Terrific. John's 3 in the finals. Surprise! Roll Eyes Thanks to everybody dumping last Paul's song.

Refuse to vote. See you at Revolver.

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With all due respect, I urge you to reconsider your decision on the matter. The best song should be decided on each song's merits rather than whoever happened to write it or who happens to be the most prominent member on the song. In fact, I didn't even think about how John's songs dominate the finals until you and Pix brought it up. Which if you think about it is a testament to the man's abilities and resonance. Regardless, in the grand scheme of things that fact should be irrelevant when it comes to this sort of game.
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« Reply #238 on: April 07, 2017, 04:49:08 AM »

With all due respect, I urge you to reconsider your decision on the matter. The best song should be decided on each song's merits rather than whoever happened to write it or who happens to be the most prominent member on the song. In fact, I didn't even think about how John's songs dominate the finals until you and Pix brought it up. Which if you think about it is a testament to the man's abilities and resonance. Regardless, in the grand scheme of things that fact should be irrelevant when it comes to this sort of game.
That's fair, Rei, but voting against Paul's few songs in a row doesn't seem right. Paul's songs give as much merit as John's. John is not be-all end-all in Beatles. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #239 on: April 07, 2017, 05:26:49 AM »

All three of these songs are great, but I have to go with

In My Life

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« Reply #240 on: April 07, 2017, 06:18:39 AM »

In My Life.
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« Reply #241 on: April 07, 2017, 06:36:59 AM »

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« Reply #242 on: April 07, 2017, 06:52:55 AM »

With all due respect, I urge you to reconsider your decision on the matter. The best song should be decided on each song's merits rather than whoever happened to write it or who happens to be the most prominent member on the song. In fact, I didn't even think about how John's songs dominate the finals until you and Pix brought it up. Which if you think about it is a testament to the man's abilities and resonance. Regardless, in the grand scheme of things that fact should be irrelevant when it comes to this sort of game.
That's fair, Rei, but voting against Paul's few songs in a row doesn't seem right. Paul's songs give as much merit as John's. John is not be-all end-all in Beatles. Roll Eyes

There is no right or wrong. It just so happens that the majority of opinions ran towards John's favor this time. But hey, Paul had a big hand in writing In My Life. So I think you can consider that one half Paul.  Grin
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« Reply #243 on: April 07, 2017, 11:17:16 AM »



In My Life may very well be the best song on the album. But I don't feel it's a great recording - the overly-mellow production ruins the recording IMO. For example, the piano section reminds me of something you'd hear as your call is put on hold for some doctor or something like that. So this song is out of the question as my number one pick.



I've always thought the production on In My Life was stellar.  George Martin playing the harpsichord I thought was brilliant. 
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« Reply #244 on: April 07, 2017, 11:22:21 AM »

I've always thought the production on In My Life was stellar.  George Martin playing the harpsichord I thought was brilliant. 

I agree - that's a great section. However, it's not a harpsichord. It's Martin playing a piano with the tape running at half-speed.
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« Reply #245 on: April 07, 2017, 11:25:19 AM »

Here is the original organ solo George added to the song, and then the final piano solo at it's normal speed

https://youtu.be/3N9V_gwFhRo?t=56s
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« Reply #246 on: April 07, 2017, 11:28:24 AM »

In My Life
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« Reply #247 on: April 07, 2017, 02:19:16 PM »

In My Life is one of the best songs ever in my book, have to vote for that
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« Reply #248 on: April 07, 2017, 03:57:36 PM »

'In My Life' is my second favorite Beatles song. As my number one favorite isn't on this album, I say it rules Rubber Soul. I love all the tracks on this album, but there simply isn't any other choice. I mean, c'mon.
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« Reply #249 on: April 07, 2017, 04:29:52 PM »

"Nowhere Man"
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