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Forum: Act Naturally Jul 29, 2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,641
Posted By John Cee
Well.. when I first heard there were plans to...

Well.. when I first heard there were plans to mess with the original tapes to create "new" Beatles recordings for "Cirque du Soleil", I was outraged that anyone would even consider such heresy! But...
Forum: Not Only A Northern Song Jul 15, 2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,227
Posted By John Cee
Mike Smith was one of rock and roll's great...

Mike Smith was one of rock and roll's great vocalists, and clearly an inspiration to Bruce Springsteen. It's a shame that very few people today seem to even know his name, and a tragedy he died just...
Forum: I Read The News Today Jan 25, 2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,904
Posted By John Cee
Ah yes -- the eternal struggle between Good and...

Ah yes -- the eternal struggle between Good and Evil. "The Beatles want to Hold Your Hand -- the Stones want to burn down your village" or whatever the quote was.

The fact is both bands...
Forum: And Your Bird Can Sing Nov 12, 2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,782
Posted By John Cee
A Hard Day's Night -- the song

Of all the amazing achievements in The Beatles' matchless career, I think this song is the most remarkable.

"A Hard Day's Night" was also proof to the world that The Beatles were bona-fide...
Forum: And Your Bird Can Sing Nov 12, 2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,451
Posted By John Cee
You're right, Col A -- I'd likely vote for "Twist...

You're right, Col A -- I'd likely vote for "Twist & Shout" -- although "You Can't Do That" is also a good choice, Fleurette -- John Lennon was one of the most gifted vocalists of rock (as was Paul...
Forum: Abbey Road Oct 05, 2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,756
Posted By John Cee
As "Guitar World" magazine wrote a few years ago,...

As "Guitar World" magazine wrote a few years ago, "It's hard to imagine something as frenzied as Beatlemania could be launched by a fairly polite record like 'Love Me Do'." Yet it's a very...
Forum: Abbey Road Sep 10, 2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,430
Posted By John Cee
This quote alone was worth reading this thread...

This quote alone was worth reading this thread for... thanks for the laugh, oldkat! :laugh5:
Forum: And Your Bird Can Sing Aug 18, 2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,268
Posted By John Cee
Having grown up with the Capitol Records version...

Having grown up with the Capitol Records version of this album, I had to get used to it all over again when the CD reissue gave it to me as The Beatles intended -- the Parlophone version. And I...
Forum: And Your Bird Can Sing Aug 12, 2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,941
Posted By John Cee
"I'll Follow The Sun" and "I Will" -- a couple of...

"I'll Follow The Sun" and "I Will" -- a couple of beautiful McCartney songs that end too quickly for me.
Forum: Abbey Road Aug 01, 2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,580
Posted By John Cee
The music of the Beatles is evergreen --...

The music of the Beatles is evergreen -- therefore, why shouldn't younger fans be here? Welcome all!
Forum: Your Mother Should Know Jul 19, 2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,084
Posted By John Cee
Actually the reprise of Paul's guitar solo was...

Actually the reprise of Paul's guitar solo was just a tape copy of the solo break... Geoff Emerick says George Martin liked it so much that he just redubbed it onto the fadeout.
Forum: Your Mother Should Know Jul 19, 2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,084
Posted By John Cee
"You Can't Do That" and "Get...

"You Can't Do That" and "Get Back"
Forum: And Your Bird Can Sing Jul 19, 2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 22,521
Posted By John Cee
"A Day in the Life" is probably the best of those...

"A Day in the Life" is probably the best of those songs -- but as others have said it's not just a John Lennon masterpiece, but a Lennon/McCartney masterpiece.....
For John alone, I'd take...
Forum: And Your Bird Can Sing Jul 19, 2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,550
Posted By John Cee
"Hey Jude" definitely --- but a good second...

"Hey Jude" definitely --- but a good second choice for me would be one that's not on the list: "And I Love Her"
Forum: Not Only A Northern Song Mar 06, 2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,380
Posted By John Cee
Very sad news. I always enjoyed the Monkees,...

Very sad news. I always enjoyed the Monkees, although I guess like a lot of people, I never really took them seriously as a band.. at least not at the time. But I got a new appreciation of what...
Forum: Abbey Road Oct 31, 2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,239
Posted By John Cee
Definitely hooking up with Allen Klein was a...

Definitely hooking up with Allen Klein was a mistake, even though he helped get rid of some of the deadwood at Apple and got them a more lucrative contract with EMI. George certainly discovered...
Forum: Paperback Writer Oct 19, 2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,016
Posted By John Cee
I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of this book,...

I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of this book, although I'm not quite as negative about it as I was when I first bought it back in the early 80's. At that time, I was tremendously disappointed,...
Forum: And Your Bird Can Sing Aug 22, 2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,588
Posted By John Cee
"Who sang while my guitar gently weeps?" -- why,...

"Who sang while my guitar gently weeps?" -- why, Geoff Emerick of course.. it's in his book, isn't it? ;)
Forum: And Your Bird Can Sing Aug 22, 2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,400
Posted By John Cee
Excellent song -- and a perfect demonstration of...

Excellent song -- and a perfect demonstration of how the voices of Lennon and McCartney were tailor-made for each other. These two guys just HAD to get together.
Forum: And Your Bird Can Sing Aug 22, 2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,952
Posted By John Cee
I totally agree -- and I think it also provides...

I totally agree -- and I think it also provides the perfect intro to the also-accoustic "Norwegian Wood". I think that coupling works better than the Parlophone/EMI version of RUBBER SOUL we've...
Forum: And Your Bird Can Sing Jul 23, 2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,551
Posted By John Cee
I like John's muttering at the end of "Meat City"...

I like John's muttering at the end of "Meat City" on the original vinyl MIND GAMES LP -- "who IS that.. why are they doing those strange..... things?" -- which is, unfortunately, edited out of the...
Forum: Abbey Road Jul 22, 2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,496
Posted By John Cee
I guess we could call this thread "The Walrus and...

I guess we could call this thread "The Walrus and the Carpenters"
Forum: I Read The News Today Jul 17, 2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,450
Posted By John Cee
Very interesting articles -- even though they're...

Very interesting articles -- even though they're over a decade old, the Lennon vs McCartney debate will likely go on forever, of which was more crucial to The Beatles' success -- as far as I'm...
Forum: And Your Bird Can Sing Jul 10, 2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,102
Posted By John Cee
Ain't that the truth? You really have to venture...

Ain't that the truth? You really have to venture into a thread like this prepared to see someone positively hate some of your favourite pieces. I think "Ballad of John & Yoko" and "Norwegian...
Forum: Abbey Road Jun 30, 2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,151
Posted By John Cee
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, my favourites...

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, my favourites are:
John
George
Paul
Ringo

And on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, my favourites are:
George
John
Paul
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