Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Current least-gave Beatles song = "Oh Darling"

7 comments:

Mythical Monkey said...

I understand where you're coming from, but personally, I'd rather listen to "Oh, Darling" every day for the rest of my life than to listen to "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" ever again. Oh, lordy, is that an awful song ...

stoogepie said...

Wild Honey Pie. Anyone? Anyone?

mister muleboy said...

I can listen to Wild Honey Pie [and eat it, too!], or even Maxwell's Silver Hammer, more eaily than I can endure Oh Darling.

This too, though, will change . . .

mister muleboy said...

easily

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Wow what a great idea for a blog post this was.

John (and George) (and even Ringo) have all commented on what a drag it was to be be saddled with Paul's obsession with Silver Hammer -- the endless & wasteful rehearsals for it were one of the final nails in the proverbial coffin. For me, though, I would just allow it would have been a better song if it had been shorter.

Oh Darling i think is a fine song at heart, but like any Beatles song that ended up all-Paul (cf yesterday; michelle as well) -- it surely ended up being too full of itself and (oddly, given the effect he was striving for) too mannered to be as good as it should have been.

I personally think that at 1 minute & 1 second Wild Honey Pie is great fun and the perfect lead-in to Bungalow Bill. But I could be wrong! :-)

Because like Mr. Mule and Her Majesty herself who's a Pretty Nice Girl, when it comes to my least favorites, I too change from day to day ...

But right now with a gun to my head I would have to say my current least favorite Beatles song would be a tie between two early efforts, both of which efforts I respect (especially given how young they were) but both of which I really don't want to hear again anytime soon: First, another Paul effort, the Beatles cover of 'Till There Was You, and to be fair to Sir Paul, another cover, only this time with John on the vocals: "MISSS-ter-her Moo-hoon Liiight ... boom."

mister muleboy said...

WHo, I have given myself over to Mister Moonlight -- I hear that idiot drum after Lennon's whiny opening, and instead of getting upset and angry [just ask mister parker, the Mythical Monkey himself -- I used to bitch about that song daily] [and no, "daily" isn't an exaggeration], but have turned myself over to it.

I get 'Til There Was You. I have . . . . problems . . . with Sir Paul.

mister muleboy said...

i need a goddamned editor.


oh wait; that's me.