Re: What is your favourite-ever song? Why?
posted at 9/10/2013 7:57 PM EDT
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
Color me unsurprised. You're such a bloody iconoclastic contrarian, you just might be the incarnation of Dostoevsky's Underground Man.
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
Impossible question. But if pushed I would have to choose the greatest song by the greatest band - 'A Day in the Life'.
Interesting. I would agree they were the greatest band ever....by a comically wide margin. But for me, "Day" is waayyyy down my list.....not sure it would crack my top 50 Beatles songs........definitely not in my top 30 Beatles songs.
LOL. I honestly don't think I am, hf, even though I consider that to be a compliment.
I think the Greatest Band Ever's ship sailed on 5 August 1966 (I had to look up the release date of the UK "Revolver", though a friend of mine can tell you the release date, track list, chart peak and much more of every Beatles UK and US release). Gotta take him to Vegas sometime!
That was their/the peak musically, IMO....their last gig, sadly, was about 3 weeks later. I feel so sorry for them that they had to stop gigging because of the absurd, hysterical reactions trailblazers get, especially then....at around age 26! They were probably sick of each other at that point, too....probably spent 300/days a year together, home and away, pressured to keep the songwriting factory at maximum capacity. And they did...astonishing.
....Lennon/McCartney were a proper songwriting duo for years....on their early tracks it's easy to identify the primary composer (generally) by who sang lead, but IMO the sweet Macca and caustic Lennon collaborated actually and brilliantly.
....but after August 1966 they spent a year dabbling with bollocks religions, El Cid, and other pressures and when they returned....they were largely individual artists. I'm NOT saying after that they were poor, just that it became increasingly obvious they didn't collaborate.
I don't hate "A Day In The Life"....I don't hate "Hey Jude"....great songs...but IMO they are early examples of their composing split and they don't work for me.
"Abbey Road" is a great record, but so sad for me.....By a wide margin the two best tracks are George's ("Something" & "Here Comes The Sun") because while both M & L had some great tracks they weren't L/M anymore.....it's not the broken relationship (which is sad) it's that their balance was so long gone.