The Long and Winding Road is the Beatles worst song

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The Long and Winding Road is the Beatles worst song

Postby quasarwutwut » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:51 pm

"The Long and Winding Road" makes me want to strangle Paul with my own vomit (which logistically would be fairly difficult, but I'd get it done).

"Maxwell's Silver Hammer" is a close second.

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Re: The Long and Winding Road is the Beatles worst song

Postby lilnary » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:11 pm

quasarwutwut wrote:"The Long and Winding Road" makes me want to strangle Paul with my own vomit (which logistically would be fairly difficult, but I'd get it done). "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" is a close second.


After what Phil Spector did to it. But remove his "wall of sound" and it's greatly improved.

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Postby Sven Killer Robot Spacema » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:21 pm

Talk about wobblin' into Weirdsville. I was thinking of posting this topic yesterday because I couldn't get "For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite" out of my head. That's a bad one heyna? Quasar on same mind wave as Sven.

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Postby DJMurphy » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:29 pm

Yeah, "Long and Winding Road" is pretty dire; the schmaltz factor is jacked up to eleven. I'd argue that "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" is a good song, tho. How many other cheery, barroom singalong songs about mass murderers are there out there? I mean, from a sheer weirdness standpoint, this one wins huge marks from me. However, if I never hear "Yellow Submarine" ever again in my dirty life and times, it won't be soon enough.

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Postby Jake » Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:47 pm

Are there any Ringo songs that don't make you want to skip them? "Act Naturally" is alright, I guess.

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Postby Tom4 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:04 pm

I quite like "Long and Winding Road" and "Maxwell's Silver Hammer."

I loathe "Yellow Submarine" and "I Am the Walrus."

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Postby quasarwutwut » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:10 pm

Jake wrote:Are there any Ringo songs that don't make you want to skip them? "Act Naturally" is alright, I guess.

You ever listen to "Boys" on Please Please Me? Yikes. That'll send shivers down your spine, and not in a good way.

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Postby Jake » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:19 pm

Tom4 wrote:"I Am the Walrus."

Banned!

(Just kidding, but seriously? What's the matter with you, man?)

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Postby Greenwood The Sock Monkey » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:18 pm

"The Long and Winding Road" on the original Let It Be sucks donkey balls. What a cloying atrocity. Worst in the canon? Probably the nadir post-1966, yeah.

The version on Let It Be - Naked isn't as horrible. But this is just a matter of degree. It's still completely skippable.

For what it's worth, I think there's other songs in the oeuvre that are less than the sum of their parts, too. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on The Beatles is okay. But I much prefer the stripped down acoustic version, without all the Clapton noodling, on Anthology 3.

Just sayin'.

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Postby quasarwutwut » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:02 pm

Greenwood The Sock Monkey wrote: "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on The Beatles is okay. But I much prefer the stripped down acoustic version, without all the Clapton noodling, on Anthology 3.

I second that motion. Them shits is raw, yo.


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