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 41 
 on: October 20, 2014, 01:43:06 AM 
Started by peregrine9 - Last post by peregrine9
Huffington Post
10/16/2014
"Imagine" a New Perspective Into John Lennon's Life

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-schonberg/imagine-a-new-perspective_b_5993996.html

Forbes
10/18/2014
John Lennon Knew The Power Of This Startup Secret

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngreathouse/2014/10/18/john-lennon-knew-the-power-of-this-startup-secret/

Liverpool Echo
10/16/2014
LOOK: Inside the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/look-inside-childhood-homes-lennon-7944239

Liverpool Echo
10/16/2014
John and Cynthia Lennon's wedding reception venue to be converted into luxury city centre apartments

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/john-cynthia-lennons-wedding-reception-7944713

Examiner
10/17/2014
John Lennon’s album collections reissued in high res audio on his birthday

http://www.examiner.com/article/john-lennon-s-album-collections-reissued-high-res-audio-on-his-birthday?cid=rss

 42 
 on: October 20, 2014, 01:38:52 AM 
Started by peregrine9 - Last post by peregrine9
RollingStone
10/16/2014
Inside George Harrison's Archives: Dhani on His Father's Incredible Vaults

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/inside-george-harrisons-archives-dhani-on-his-fathers-incredible-vaults-20141016

 43 
 on: October 20, 2014, 12:21:04 AM 
Started by Kevin - Last post by tkitna
I was born in December of 1969 so I don't have much.

Seriously though, interesting reading guys.  Keep em coming.

 44 
 on: October 20, 2014, 12:15:07 AM 
Started by The End - Last post by tkitna
Welcome to the forum Bob.  Hope you enjoy yourself.

 45 
 on: October 20, 2014, 12:12:58 AM 
Started by Walrus - Last post by tkitna
DSOTM overrated ?

Come on Mr M, get a grip

They were a cult band before this masterpiece

Yes its a concept album, but its not only packed with great songs like Breathe, Us & Them, Money etc but its a whole 'experience' a way of transcending yourself for 40 minutes - the perfect album imo. lyrically and musically :)

It was when the band worked together, Ricks keyboards/piano was just as important as Rogers lyrics and Daves guitar/singing

It is a great record and of course I have it, but,,,,,,,,,its been so overplayed that I find it to boring to deal with anymore.  I seriously doubt I will ever listen to that album ever again.  That's just me though and I'm pretty much like that with any Pink Floyd at this stage of my life.

 46 
 on: October 20, 2014, 12:07:49 AM 
Started by Walrus - Last post by tkitna
I take the opposite view, if a record is so successful/revered, indeed if anything is so successful/revered, it almost has to be NOT worth checking out. Exception which proves the rule.....The Beatles.

I don't understand your thinking here, but its already been touched upon by Mr.M.

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'Thriller' sold truckloads and, because they were releasing 45s off that for years, I KNOW that it's garbage.
I heard the thing by default!

Hmm.  I'm not a fan of Michael Jackson or Pop music, but even I can see the brilliance in this album.  The production and song structures are pretty amazing and it pains me to say that.  I couldn't call this album garbage if I wanted to, because its just not true.  If you don't like it, fine, but there's a reason why this record reached the heights that it did.

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In the case of 'Dark Side of the Moon' I just presume it is going to be rather dull and no explanation of it has ever piqued my interest. I prefer having an intimate knowledge of the stuff people ignore or don't know.....the 45s, 'A Saucerful of Secrets', 'More'.

So you pride yourself in the obscure.  That's fine, because I do it myself to some extent, but its also good to know the mainstream too.  Its cool to dazzle folks with your knowledge of albums and bands they have never heard of, but whats the point if they can just as easily bring up something like 'Dark Side Of The Moon' and you have no idea as to what they are talking about, which in most cases, is common knowledge?

That's too heavy.  I guess I'm just still baffled that you sometimes refuse to discover things based on the praise they receive.  Strange to me.


 47 
 on: October 19, 2014, 11:30:40 PM 
Started by Bobber - Last post by Ollier
I was introduced to half the songs on this album through the Menlove Avenue album and it means much to me...

John Lennon - "Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out)"


 48 
 on: October 19, 2014, 11:13:00 PM 
Started by Walrus - Last post by Mr Mustard
- the perfect album imo. lyrically and musically :)

...but not vocally Kev, and therein (for me) lies the problem. Too introspective and pretentious for me I'm afraid.

I keep reminding everyone I'm not a musician - for me the instrumentation is the background which nicely "colours in" a song - which is centred around the lead vocal and the harmonies. The Beatles would have been fine a capella - Pink Floyd would have been dreadful.

It's why I've never rated musically gifted but vocally challenged groups like The Yardbirds.

Take themselves too seriously (Ringo never allowed The Beatles to do that. Which brings us back to the point of this thread).

 49 
 on: October 19, 2014, 10:52:20 PM 
Started by Walrus - Last post by Kangaroo Kev
DSOTM overrated ?

Come on Mr M, get a grip

They were a cult band before this masterpiece

Yes its a concept album, but its not only packed with great songs like Breathe, Us & Them, Money etc but its a whole 'experience' a way of transcending yourself for 40 minutes - the perfect album imo. lyrically and musically :)

It was when the band worked together, Ricks keyboards/piano was just as important as Rogers lyrics and Daves guitar/singing

 50 
 on: October 19, 2014, 09:33:05 PM 
Started by Walrus - Last post by Mr Mustard
I take the opposite view, if a record is so successful/revered, indeed if anything is so successful/revered, it almost has to be NOT worth checking out. Exception which proves the rule.....The Beatles.

OBS you're straying dangerously close to the kind of closed mindset which leads some blinkered observers to presume that your exception to the rule - The Beatles - "were overrated" or "can't have been all that good" etc... poor fools are missing out, we know that, but if they'd drop their preconceptions and listen there's every chance they'd be pleasantly surprised....

Plenty of things which have garnered unstinting praise really are "that good". Pele and George Best really were great. So were Muhammad Ali and Elvis. Laurel & Hardy remain the world's favourite comedy double act - with good reason. There are many such exceptions besides The Beatles which prove the rule!

OK, I'd say these things have become scarcer in recent times, but whilst I agree with your dismissal of certain things which are held in too much reverence, you have a tendency to write off entire decades and surely you can appreciate there will be some stuff you are therefore overlooking? It's as if you are slightly frightened of discovering that something post-1969 might be impressive, and worried that this revelation would shatter your rigid world view.

There was some good stuff around in the 1970s (and - dare I say this - even the 1980s) and, great as the decade was, there was some crap around in the 1960s. To argue that the quality of everything from music to films to theatre etc all plunged off a cliff on January 1st 1970 is crazy!

All that said I'd have to say that "Dark Side Of The Moon" is for me vastly overrated. I've never understood its popularity - perhaps because others can appreciate things that pass me by? Maybe I'm missing out.


Any other 'I've never done that.....s'?

Brilliant idea for its own separate thread!! Can't you launch it in one of the general discussion sub forums? Could prove fascinating!

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