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Title: The White Album
Post by: nimrod on September 21, 2011, 11:14:55 PM
So anyway.............

This is not purely a 'should it have been a single album' thread as I know its been discussed before but Ive recently read a couple of comments putting a Paul solo album above sides 3 & 4 of this Beatles masterpiece  ;)

Can we have a general discussion about the merits of this and whether The White Album was a poor effort (with emphasis on those 2 sides) ?

Personally Ive often felt like it SHOULD have been a solo album but there are probably 2 or 3 tracks more than a solo so thats a problem. I think 99% of us agree that Rev # 9 was a bit substandard and maybe too avante garde for your average Beatle fan, but there are tracks on the latter disc that I love (Cry Baby Cry for one)..

What are your thoughts ?
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Toejam on September 21, 2011, 11:21:40 PM
Well ideally it should have been a single album but then it's much more preferable to be the ridiculous mess that it is. The Beatles could afford to get away with putting an album out with so much scrappy ditty songs on like Julia, WDWDIITR or RR etc. etc.The classy stuff is a bit outweighed by the unclassy stuff. I don't see why side 3 is so bad. It's a lot more consistent than side 2!
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on September 21, 2011, 11:25:11 PM
I find many great songs on sides 3 and 4. I love "Birthday", "Yer Blues", "Mother's Nature's Son", "Everybody's Got Something To Hide", "Helter Skelter", "Long, Long, Long", "Savoy Truffle" and "Cry Baby Cry". Maybe side 4 is the weakest side of the album (and not just because of "Revolution 9"), and though I think that the first disc is better, I still enjoy the second disc pretty much.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: nimrod on September 22, 2011, 01:05:21 AM
I find many great songs on sides 3 and 4. I love "Birthday", "Yer Blues", "Mother's Nature's Son", "Everybody's Got Something To Hide", "Helter Skelter", "Long, Long, Long", "Savoy Truffle" and "Cry Baby Cry". Maybe side 4 is the weakest side of the album (and not just because of "Revolution 9"), and though I think that the first disc is better, I still enjoy the second disc pretty much.

Yes they are great songs Hombre (except LLL)  ;D

Hell.. I even love Goodnight

but tracks I could do without;

Rev#9
Rocky Raccoon
EBGSTHEFMAMMonkey
Long Long Long
WDWDIITR

and the worst Dont Pass Me By

trouble is thats still too many for a single album  roll:)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on September 22, 2011, 01:15:00 AM
Yes they are great songs Hombre (except LLL)  ;D

Hell.. I even love Goodnight

but tracks I could do without;

Rev#9
Rocky Raccoon
EBGSTHEFMAMMonkey
Long Long Long
WDWDIITR

and the worst Dont Pass Me By

trouble is thats still too many for a single album  roll:)

"Long, Long, Long" has really grown on me with time.

The White Album may be the Beatles' record with more fillers, but well, it's a double album, so that makes sense. Anyway, I think that the number of great songs is bigger than the number of weak ones.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Bobber on September 22, 2011, 08:31:55 AM
I don't care too much for Yer Blues, Long Long Long, Savoy Truffle, Revolutions #1 and #9, Goodnight and Cry Baby Cry. So it was indeed my opinion that I rather listen to Ram than to side 3/4 of the White Album, although there's of course some excellent songs there as well.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: andyec on September 22, 2011, 09:49:27 PM
Side 3 is great. Wouldn't change a thing. Side 4 is great until Rev 9. I'd rather have heard finished versions of Junk,Not Guilty,and Sour Milk Sea instead. Goodnight is good for a laugh so I'd keep it in.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Lennon93 on September 30, 2011, 11:14:02 AM
Paul talking little about white album ( " shut up " :D)

I'm So Tired (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg6X28CThik#)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Mr Mustard on September 30, 2011, 02:04:01 PM
Side three is the only one on which I like every track.

The closing side is surely the weakest of the four, although it does contain two of my very favourite cuts from the entire album in "Savoy Truffle" and "Cry Baby Cry".

However, I can't go along with this idea of "Ram" (fine offering that it is) being preferable to the second White Album disc. For me that's like comparing a luxury apartment (Ram) with the slightly tattier wing of a large four or five star plush hotel (White Album). Side four may well be the one with the store rooms and broom cupboards but it is impossible to see it as less than a part of something much grander.

Versatile as Paul is (and this was certainly showcased on Ram) one fab simply cannot compete with all four.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Toejam on September 30, 2011, 08:49:03 PM
Paul talking little about white album ( " shut up " :D)

I'm So Tired ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg6X28CThik#[/url])


Paul can be so cool sometime adn then he goes and blows it by accepting a Knighthood!
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: In My Life on October 01, 2011, 04:30:57 AM
Paul talking little about white album ( " shut up " :D)

At 1:13 (and a few other places) in this video George looks exactly like Dhani.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Gary910 on October 01, 2011, 04:31:19 AM
This almost seems like a discussion that could go in circles (haw, a pun) (Circles... White Album... George Song. If you don't get it, research it.) forever.

As some comment that the lesser songs are what make the album what it is. The White album was the first true album I bought. I wasn't crazy about it, and I had it on cassette so it wasn't easy to skip songs. I personally love the White Album for the Helter Skelter that it is...(another pun).

The up and down that the album takes you on is exactly what makes it so good, and it took the Beatles a little more than five years to have the license to be able to put something like that out, on two discs no less. If anyone else had of done it, it would be garbage. I think that it kind of tells a story of, hey, we spent some hard years touring, put out some ground breaking psychedelia, and now we are going to indulge ourselves in a album that is all over the place and strangely has a thread running through it.

Some make the argument that it is four solo albums in one. I think the in-cohesiveness is exactly what makes it work, in a backwards way.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Toejam on October 01, 2011, 07:14:35 AM
and strangely has a thread running through it.

.

what's the thread running through it?
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: nimrod on October 01, 2011, 07:38:35 AM
what's the thread running through it?


(http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/daisydaisy/daisydaisy1004/daisydaisy100400002/6741714-vintage-cotton-reel-with-needle-and-silver-thimble-on-white-lace.jpg)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Gary910 on October 24, 2011, 04:51:12 PM
what's the thread running through it?

I think it is like a movie. It takes many twists and turns. Sure could you leave some parts out and still get the plot? Yeah. I would miss some enjoyable parts though.

This reminds me of watching TV with my wife. She will text, play games on the computer and watch TV all at the same time. I am different. When I watch TV, I like to look for the details. Unless I am dozing, or my mind is distracted, I pay close attention. I think doing so you get so much more out of it. The same goes for listening to The Beatles. It works as background music, but it is, to me, a more enjoyable experience soaking up every drop of it I can.

That being said, where the thread is, is taking the whole experience as a whole. I have to laugh at the criticism of Revolution 9. Does anyone honestly think that John thought Revolution 9 would be easy to listen to? I think that is the point. Does that mean you can't get something out of listening to it. Sometimes we get wonderful things out of unpleasant experiences. Society as a whole has become so pleasure oriented that the benefits of seeing something other has gotten lost. Pain can have benefits. Don't get me wrong though, I am not talking about being masochistic. I don't think listening to Revolution 9 could quite qualify as masochistic. Yeah, I know, you are saying, "Well to me it feels like it..." I have said so many times, listen, no, I mean really listen. Fully engaged listen, no distractions. It is a great experience.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Bobber on October 25, 2011, 07:23:17 AM
An experience maybe, but for me it's not an enjoyable experience.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on October 25, 2011, 10:51:44 PM
I have to laugh at the criticism of Revolution 9. Does anyone honestly think that John thought Revolution 9 would be easy to listen to? I think that is the point. Does that mean you can't get something out of listening to it. Sometimes we get wonderful things out of unpleasant experiences. Society as a whole has become so pleasure oriented that the benefits of seeing something other has gotten lost. Pain can have benefits. Don't get me wrong though, I am not talking about being masochistic. I don't think listening to Revolution 9 could quite qualify as masochistic. Yeah, I know, you are saying, "Well to me it feels like it..." I have said so many times, listen, no, I mean really listen. Fully engaged listen, no distractions. It is a great experience.

I actually enjoy "Revolution 9" more than most people do. I like listening to it at quite high volume with the lights off. What I don't understand is that if you enjoy such unconventional experiments, why you don't like experimental bands from California (being a Californian yourself!). For example, After Bathing At Baxter's by Jefferson Airplane, released in late 1967, which I see as an amazing prelude of such avant-garde art. I must accuse you of blind devotion again (just kidding).
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: nimrod on October 25, 2011, 11:12:57 PM
dark room.....HQ headphone  ;yes
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on October 25, 2011, 11:32:48 PM
dark room.....HQ headphone  ;yes

Yes, but my experience is also pleasant with two big old speakers very separated and at different positions, so that you can feel the stereo magic. ;)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: blmeanie on October 26, 2011, 12:02:02 PM
from my post on http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=12050.msg279462#msg279462 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=12050.msg279462#msg279462)

I took the white album tracks and :

gave 1 point for a like
0 points for a neutral
-1 points for a dislike

I had 18 likes
3 neutrals
9 dislikes

for a total of +9

A double album with 18 tracks I like.  Stands up pretty well even though it was "up and down"
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Klang on October 26, 2011, 06:53:55 PM

Number nine...number nine...

 :P

Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: peterbell1 on October 26, 2011, 11:57:25 PM
Number nine...number nine...

 :P


They were all satan worshippers, you know   :P

Revolution 9 Backmask (backwards) by The Beatles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG0wksBzKSc#)
Title: White Album
Post by: Spiritinthesky on December 07, 2012, 11:46:23 AM
7th Dec 1968, The Beatles 'White Album' started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart. The double set was the first on the Apple label and featured 'Back In The USSR', 'Dear Prudence', and the Harrison song 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.'

Full story http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/white_album (http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/white_album)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: beatlesforever12 on July 19, 2013, 10:56:01 PM
i agree about the revolution 9, usually i just skip it when i listen to the album.
i don't know about the whole solo album talk, i love the album anyways
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Dcazz on July 20, 2013, 01:32:39 AM
i agree about the revolution 9, usually i just skip it when i listen to the album.
i don't know about the whole solo album talk, i love the album anyways
There are a number of songs (mostly Paul's) that were recorded without he other Beatles present. Black bird, Why Don't We Do it In the Road, Julia (John), Mother Natures Son. There are several songs that arguably have 2 or 3 Beatles playing as well. A number of these songs also have them playing instruments they normally didn't play.
Interesting album to say the least!
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: In My Life on July 20, 2013, 08:01:39 AM
i agree about the revolution 9, usually i just skip it when i listen to the album.



Me too; it didn't even make it onto my iPod. The last thing I need is to wake up in the middle of the night to that! Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: LennMcHarriStarr64 on August 24, 2013, 04:21:30 AM
"Everybody's got something to hide..." is one of the most unique and powerful songs I've ever heard.  I also love Savoy Truffle.  I enjoy listening to the whole album through, but not always Revolution 9 :o

NUMBA NINE ~ NUMBA NINE ~ NUMBA NINE ~ NUMBA NINE ~~~
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: In My Life on August 24, 2013, 07:16:19 AM
"Everybody's got something to hide..." is one of the most unique and powerful songs I've ever heard.  I also love Savoy Truffle.  I enjoy listening to the whole album through, but not always Revolution 9 :o

NUMBA NINE ~ NUMBA NINE ~ NUMBA NINE ~ NUMBA NINE ~~~

Revolution 9 scares me! But I like Savoy Truffle, too. I was just thinking about it yesterday. After sitting through a rather complicated root canal I thought that when I go back for the second one (unfortunately) I should take my iPod. Then I thought that I'd better make sure Savoy Truffle doesn't come up!
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Dcazz on August 24, 2013, 11:40:42 AM
"Everybody's got something to hide..." is one of the most unique and powerful songs I've ever heard.  I also love Savoy Truffle.  I enjoy listening to the whole album through, but not always Revolution 9 :o

NUMBA NINE ~ NUMBA NINE ~ NUMBA NINE ~ NUMBA NINE ~~~
Those are two of my favorite tracks as well! If you listen to EGSTHSFMAMM and What Your Doing you can hear the beginnings of the guitar style for this song only down the scale. Fun!
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Normandie on August 24, 2013, 04:15:13 PM
Me too; it didn't even make it onto my iPod. The last thing I need is to wake up in the middle of the night to that!

LOL that would scare the heck out of me!  ha2ha
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: In My Life on August 24, 2013, 09:42:51 PM
LOL that would scare the heck out of me!  ha2ha

Yeah, that or the end of "Long, Long, Long". Gotta watch that White Album!
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Dcazz on August 25, 2013, 12:30:05 PM
Yeah, that or the end of "Long, Long, Long". Gotta watch that White Album!
Makes me want to try a bottle of Blue Nun!
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Moogmodule on December 23, 2013, 02:32:39 AM
Yeah, that or the end of "Long, Long, Long". Gotta watch that White Album!

I think Revolution 9 is one of those few aural soundscapes that does work. It paints an eerie picture (especially when you tie in the whole Paul death theme). But it's to music what a performance art video is to cinema. It's not something you put on to listen to casually.

Does anyone know why Long Long Long was recorded in such a subdued manner. It's a quite nice gentle song with a good middle 8. But it's barely listenable with the voice so far back.

I think it's right that overall there's too many good cuts for a solo album. But there is stuff I could live without. (Rocky Racoon, piggies, why don't we do it in the road). Still not too many good Beatles tuned went to waste. If George Martin had locked them all in the basement and released the album like he wanted I'm sure the surplus good tunes would have found their way into a later project.


Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Dcazz on December 23, 2013, 03:00:26 AM
I've been listening to sides 3 and 4 all week in my truck. I must admit I've skipped #9 and Goodnight every time!
I think Georges voice works really well down low. I also read the rattle at the end was a bottle of Blue Nun wine that was on the organ and when they hit the final notes it rattled right across the top of it. They decided to keep it in the mix. One of those interesting Beatle accidents
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: In My Life on December 23, 2013, 06:51:59 AM
I also read the rattle at the end was a bottle of Blue Nun wine that was on the organ and when they hit the final notes it rattled right across the top of it. They decided to keep it in the mix. One of those interesting Beatle accidents

And here I thought it was a ghost!
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Moogmodule on December 23, 2013, 07:00:43 AM
And here I thought it was a ghost!

And not just any ghost...
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Ovi on December 23, 2013, 09:14:14 AM
The more time passes by, the more I'm ready to believe that 'White Album' is perfect as it is. Must have to do with the sequencing, everything is just so perfectly sewed together. I mean, how can you beat Back In The U.S.S.R -> Dear Prudence? Or Helter Skelter -> Long, Long, Long? Bungalow Bill -> Guitar Gently Weeps is perfect as well. And these are only the most obvious examples. Even Revolution 9 -> Good Night works in the context of the album.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Moogmodule on December 23, 2013, 10:11:21 AM
The more time passes by, the more I'm ready to believe that 'White Album' is perfect as it is. Must have to do with the sequencing, everything is just so perfectly sewed together. I mean, how can you beat Back In The U.S.S.R -> Dear Prudence? Or Helter Skelter -> Long, Long, Long? Bungalow Bill -> Guitar Gently Weeps is perfect as well. And these are only the most obvious examples. Even Revolution 9 -> Good Night works in the context of the album.

When you were as successful as the Beatles were it seems pointless second guessing them. And as Ringo loved the White Album as there was always something going on in some studio he could contribute to, as opposed to Sgt Peppers where he learned to play chess, that's good enough for me.

Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: In My Life on December 23, 2013, 06:25:18 PM
And not just any ghost...

Is that the Ghost of Wonderful Christmas Times past?
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Moogmodule on December 23, 2013, 11:24:22 PM
Is that the Ghost of Wonderful Christmas Times past?

Yep. Coming after Faul to make him repent For Mary Had a Little Lamb et al
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: In My Life on December 24, 2013, 12:50:07 AM
Yep. Coming after Faul to make him repent For Mary Had a Little Lamb et al

You fit right in here, Moogmodule!
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Moogmodule on December 24, 2013, 03:58:44 AM
You fit right in here, Moogmodule!

Well shucks. Thanks for making a guy feel very welcome.

Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: In My Life on December 24, 2013, 06:51:00 AM
Well shucks. Thanks for making a guy feel very welcome.

 :)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Moogmodule on December 30, 2013, 12:42:00 AM
Coincidentally I was updating my iPhone on the weekend  and found an old playlist of my favourite tracks off the white album.  18 in all. But that's leaving off both Ringo contributions. Which of course a single album couldn't have done. Looks like five of my favs would need recycling.

Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: nimrod on December 30, 2013, 02:16:37 AM
I agree with George Martin, should've been a single album

USSR
Prudence
While My Guitar
Blackbird
Glass Onion
Savoy Truffle
Warm Gun

Birthday
Yer Blues
Obla Di
Revolution 1
Bungalow Bill
Helter Skelter
Goodnight
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Moogmodule on December 30, 2013, 03:03:55 AM
I agree with George Martin, should've been a single album

USSR
Prudence
While My Guitar
Blackbird
Glass Onion
Savoy Truffle
Warm Gun

Birthday
Yer Blues
Obla Di
Revolution 1
Bungalow Bill
Helter Skelter
Goodnight

That's pretty close to mine. Including the order.  I've got I Will, I'm so tired  Sexy Sadie and Julia in there for Rev 1, Bungalow Bill, glass onion and Birthday. Although Rev 1 and Glass Onion just missed out.

I can see that you sorta gotta have Birthday in there for the fun rave up quality and cultural need for another birthday song . I drew the line at Bungalow though. It has yoko on it.  ;)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Moogmodule on December 30, 2013, 03:38:35 AM
And the  £64,000 question. What should have they done with the better rejects?  There's four or five which have some merit at least. The White EP?  Thrown into the Let it Be mix? Held over for solo albums.

Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Normandie on December 31, 2013, 03:44:38 AM

My vote would go toward "throw it into the Let It Be mix."
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Dcazz on December 31, 2013, 04:14:23 AM
My vote would go toward "throw it into the Let It Be mix."
End the White Album With Take Me back and start Let It Be with Get Back and add the leftover WA songs with Upgraded LIB mixes and you could have a strong Feb-March album
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Bingo Bongo on July 04, 2015, 02:29:59 PM
This is my fav Beatles LP.  I like every song on this LP (except Revolution 9 & Good Night), so I'm very happy they kept it a double LP!

Too bad, they never released a Single, like "Not Guilty" & " What's The New Mary Jane" around the time of the LP.  glassesslip

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/rickdelsie/The%20Beatles/Beatles0000005_zps5a6ef84d.jpg) (http://s276.photobucket.com/user/rickdelsie/media/The%20Beatles/Beatles0000005_zps5a6ef84d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on July 11, 2015, 08:39:48 PM
Too bad, they never released a Single, like "Not Guilty" & " What's The New Mary Jane" around the time of the LP.  glassesslip

The single from the White Album sessions was "Hey Jude"/"Revolution".
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Bingo Bongo on July 12, 2015, 07:55:48 PM
Here's mine!

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk38/rickdelsie/The%20Beatles/photo3copy_zpsaeaa451a.jpg) (http://s276.photobucket.com/user/rickdelsie/media/The%20Beatles/photo3copy_zpsaeaa451a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: oldbrownshoe on July 13, 2015, 03:57:52 PM
The Beatles recorded more music in 1968 than Amy Winehouse managed in eight years!
Thank the Lord that singles weren't routinely plucked off LPs, if they had been they'd never have got past 'Rubber Soul'.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 13, 2015, 10:18:35 PM
Who's Amy Winehouse?
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Bingo Bongo on July 13, 2015, 11:16:36 PM
Army Warehouse  ???
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: nimrod on July 13, 2015, 11:18:35 PM
Who's Amy Winehouse?


Very good & highly regarded English singer, sadly died of drug overdose about 2 years ago

Here she is with Tony Bennet


! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OFMkCeP6ok#)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Bobber on August 05, 2015, 09:41:02 AM
Who's Amy Winehouse?

What modern day artists DO you know, Barry?  ;)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Bingo Bongo on August 05, 2015, 12:38:34 PM
I was able to cut a few tracks and make it an 80 minute CD, and is my Go to CD in my car when I`m not playing my iPodiPhone!  icon_good
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on August 05, 2015, 08:44:32 PM
I was able to cut a few tracks and make it an 80 minute CD, and is my Go to CD in my car when I`m not playing my iPodiPhone!  icon_good

Did "Revolution 9" survive?
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: nimrod on August 06, 2015, 11:17:20 PM
What modern day artists DO you know, Barry?  ;)

modern day for Barry is The Bangles  ;D
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 07, 2015, 03:51:10 AM
What modern day artists DO you know, Barry?  ;)


These guys are pretty good....


http://youtu.be/djV11Xbc914 (http://youtu.be/djV11Xbc914)


Far out video!  I'm sure they'll be popular.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 07, 2015, 03:58:04 AM
modern day for Barry is The Bangles  ;D


I've got to admit it's getting better.  When I came to this Forum in 2006, I was musically stuck in January 1970.  Now I'm up to 1986!    :)


http://youtu.be/SsmVgoXDq2w (http://youtu.be/SsmVgoXDq2w)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 07, 2015, 06:04:42 AM
Far out video!



(http://i61.tinypic.com/2eyuwcp.jpg)


Pretty girl.  A little hyperteloric but that's OK.
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Bingo Bongo on August 07, 2015, 01:56:26 PM
I was able to cut a few tracks and make it an 80 minute CD, and is my Go to CD in my car when I`m not playing my iPodiPhone!  icon_good
Did "Revolution 9" survive?
Ha, not a chance!  Same with "Good Night", "Honey Pie" and unfortunately "Long, Long, Long".  Maybe even "Cry Baby Cry", can't remember now.  But they are all on my iPhone, so it's not like they are lost.  icon_good
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: nimrod on August 07, 2015, 09:44:17 PM
I havent played Why Dont We Do It In The Road since about 1971
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Mr Mustard on August 08, 2015, 11:32:17 PM

Pretty girl.  A little hyperteloric but that's OK.

I always liked the slightly hyperteloric look myself  ;)

However, I think the girl looks a bit plain because she has the misfortune to be competing with the image of the gorgeous Susanna Hoffs just above her...

Did you know that the star Susanna idolised above all others was John Lennon? She fancied him like mad, apparently. Read it in an interview with her years ago.  8)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: nimrod on August 09, 2015, 12:19:42 AM
I always liked the slightly hyperteloric look myself  ;)

However, I think the girl looks a bit plain because she has the misfortune to be competing with the image of the gorgeous Susanna Hoffs just above her...

Did you know that the star Susanna idolised above all others was John Lennon? She fancied him like mad, apparently. Read it in an interview with her years ago.  8)


and thats why she plays a black Rickenbacker and is always singing his songs

God if Id been John, Yoko wouldnt have seen me for dust   ;D

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=forUeWMy8Os#)
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ebp-cIEzdE#)
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: Bingo Bongo on August 20, 2015, 06:06:12 PM
I've got to admit it's getting better.  When I came to this Forum in 2006, I was musically stuck in January 1970.  Now I'm up to 1986!    :)

I grew up listening to the old stuff, then in the 80's I fell in love with Heavy Metal, but always revert back to The Beatles! I must be getting old!!!!  icon_redface
Title: Re: The White Album
Post by: BeatleFan on June 25, 2016, 02:39:22 AM
I havent played Why Dont We Do It In The Road since about 1971
Ha. I dig the sprawling nature of the White Album. From the calming beauty of Dear Prudence, the silly fun of Wild Honey Pie, the madness of Revolution 9 to Helter Skelter's loud and heavy sound. The album has it all. I'm glad they released it as one big piece of 30 songs and didn't split it up, or remove anything. That's part of the appeal for me.