Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cramped and Curmudgeonly, No. 6

Today's nominee's are two songs, rather than the collected works of beloved musical geniuses.

Back In The U.S.S.R.


Eight Days A Week.

I Don't Want To Spoil The Party is emphatically not included in this edition of Cramped and Curmudgeonly


Sgt Cockring said...


l'il jimmy watson said...

I assume you mean homo in the sense of "same."

Glad you agree.

If you meant homo in the sense of "man," then I would wonder:

"does he say man a lot?"

lupner chick said...

I'm choking on my coffee.

l'il jimmy watson said...

I'm choking on my coffee.

Too much grilled asparagus, or do you like one of those songs?

Or both?

l'il jimmy watson said...

I have a few specifics -- things that I don't like about each of the songs -- but that's not really the purpose of Cramped and Curmudgeonly . . . .

lupner said...

Hearing either of he first two songs elicits feelings of pure joy. They are among a number of F4 songs that have the power to turn the grey sky blue-uh for this writer.

Believe I did go thru a few days of being obsessed with 'Party' at the age of 14, but it didn't last.

No asparagus this morning, but am now thinking about it for later . . .

The Grim Reaper said...

I quite like "I Don't Want To Spoil the Party."

I've never liked "Eight Days a A Week," it was my least fave on my bootleg 8-Track of Beatles VI. Which got played to death. EDAW was the most-skipped track. It brought me no joy, and greyed my skies a bit.

I still don't like the interval at "not enough to show I care" . . . .

I felt vindicated each time I heard the song and recording dissed by its principal composer. But I needn't have sought vindication; my responses should have been enough to satisfy me.

I was quite satisfied by "Dizzy Miss Lizzy."

Since there is much of The Beatles that I don't particularly enjoy, it should probably not be a surprise that the sovietmaccafest is among the pieces "that I don't really like."

I would have included "Birthday" had I not already had a track from TWA. And had I thought of it first. I quite like "BackInTheUSSR" when it's in a head-on contest with "Birthday." "Birthday" might be in my Beatles bottom five.

Now I'm honked that I forgot "Birthday" for Cramped and Curmudgeonly.