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Post by RefD » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:04 am

visible cow wrote:Happiness is a Warm Gun. Now there is a f'n lyric I can believe in!
*puts finger on own trigger*

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Post by Jay Reynolds » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:08 am

ubertar wrote:
superaction80 wrote: How 'bout this:
http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... 8&start=45
Is that a dig at me? For calling out Jeff on his douchiness? Did you read what he wrote to that band? WTF?
Nope. Its a dig at Jeff. I was going to put it up first, but I figured that I'd be better off linking to one of my own BS threads (they are legion). But the "how to mic a spaceship" thread obviously lacked the fireworks that El Jeffe seems to generate.
And I'm pretty sure that you're not the only one getting a piece of "ol' boi" on that one.
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Post by ubertar » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:11 am

superaction80 wrote:
ubertar wrote:
superaction80 wrote: How 'bout this:
http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... 8&start=45
Is that a dig at me? For calling out Jeff on his douchiness? Did you read what he wrote to that band? WTF?
Nope. Its a dig at Jeff. I was going to put it up first, but I figured that I'd be better off linking to one of my own BS threads (they are legion). But the "how to mic a spaceship" thread obviously lacked the fireworks that El Jeffe seems to generate.
And I'm pretty sure that you're not the only one getting a piece of "ol' boi" on that one.
Ok, cool. My post was the last one on that page when you posted the link... that's why I thought that. Carry on...
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Post by suppositron » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:58 am

I think that cd is garbage as far as the beatles go.

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Post by E-money » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:07 am

I think that cd is garbage as far as the beatles go.
Different strokes for different folks.

To me, The White Album is my number 1 dessert island disc. It would take a long time for me to get tired of it. It's got great rockers, like Birthday and Back in the USSR, it's got ballads like Julia and Mother Nature's Son, it's got folky numbers like Rocky Racoon, it's got nonsense like Wild Honey Pie.
Outside of Revolution Number 9, which I find unlistenable, I love the whole thing.
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Post by suppositron » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:12 am

I like "while my guitar gently weeps" and "rocky raccon".

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Post by sad iron » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:22 am

suppositron wrote:I think that cd is garbage as far as the beatles go.
that's the kind of hard-hitting, in-depth analysis we're looking for. Well done, shecky!
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Post by ubertar » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:37 am

suppositron wrote:I think that cd is garbage as far as the beatles go.
I wouldn't go that far, but it's no Rubber Soul or Abbey Road, that's for sure. I don't have any "in-depth analysis" either, but for some reason the songs on that album just don't grab me the way others of theirs do. Too much Paul, maybe?

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Post by Young Winston » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:46 am

suppositron wrote:I think that cd is garbage as far as the beatles go.
Garbage?

I'd record Shirley Manson for free, 24/7!

Has anybody seen her?

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Post by JGriffin » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:47 am

I actually kind of like Revolution 9.
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Post by sad iron » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:14 am

dwlb wrote:I actually kind of like Revolution 9.
People who kind of like Revolution 9 suck!



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Post by JGriffin » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:27 am

visible cow wrote:I get annoyed by the self referential aspect of the song. But I wasn't around when people were picking apart Beatles lyrics to determine if Paul McCartney was alive, so maybe his snottiness was justified.
Do all self-referential lyrics annoy you? You must really hate hip-hop then. And a lot of blues. And country.
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Post by JGriffin » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:30 am

sad iron wrote:
dwlb wrote:I actually kind of like Revolution 9.
People who kind of like Revolution 9 suck!



:shock:

Yeah? Well, ah, people who...say people suck suck! Or something...


...fuck.



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Post by Brian Brock » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:31 am

E-money wrote:
I think that cd is garbage as far as the beatles go.
Different strokes for different folks.

To me, The White Album is my number 1 dessert island disc. It would take a long time for me to get tired of it. It's got great rockers, like Birthday and Back in the USSR, it's got ballads like Julia and Mother Nature's Son, it's got folky numbers like Rocky Racoon, it's got nonsense like Wild Honey Pie.
Outside of Revolution Number 9, which I find unlistenable, I love the whole thing.
All right. Back off there buddy. R No. 9 must not be disparaged.

Can you imagine the guts it took to put that kind of sound into kitchens and bedrooms across the world?

Besides which it sounds awesome.

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Post by sad iron » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:57 am

Brian Brock wrote:
All right. Back off there buddy. R No. 9 must not be disparaged.

Can you imagine the guts it took to put that kind of sound into kitchens and bedrooms across the world?

Besides which it sounds awesome.
All right! This is a good point. It's easy a lot of the time to apply 21 century sensibility to stuff that happened 40 (that's right, 40) years ago. These guys were pulling shit out of thin air and the public was right there with them. Or so it seems. It's hard, nigh impossible, to do anything that's genuinely NEW these days and Rev 9 was definitely one of the first times the masses ever heard anything like that.

I wish I had a way-back machine so I could go back and watch the looks on folks faces as they spun that track....
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