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What You're Doing
« on: March 28, 2010, 03:08:30 AM »

A really really underrated Beatles song..I especially love the drums on this song....

13 - What You're Doing - The Beatles Remastered (2009) Beatles For Sale [Stereo]
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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 05:41:31 AM »

I agree, I love this song. Especially Paul's vocals. Another song I really like from Beatles For Sale that I think is underrated is I Don't Want To Spoil The Party. The harmonies are beautiful.
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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 11:08:54 AM »

I like the song, but I hate the sound of Ringos drums on it. I usually love the sound of his drums, but they sound like cardboard on this tune.

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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 02:55:13 PM »

While the dulled drums don't add to the song for me, they don't detract from it at all either, in my opinion. I love this song, and album in general. I love the melodies of the guitar and vocals.

Didn't some band (The Who maybe?) have their drummer bang on a cardboard box on one song to achieve some sort of desired effect?  ha2ha
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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 11:52:09 PM »

I love this song. Paul's voice is so sexy. The drum beat is different as well.
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010, 02:31:48 AM »

On further reflection, I do quite like the dulled drums. I like the sound a lot.
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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 11:20:54 PM »

I agree, I love this song. Especially Paul's vocals. Another song I really like from Beatles For Sale that I think is underrated is I Don't Want To Spoil The Party. The harmonies are beautiful.

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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 04:23:44 PM »

This is actually one of my favorite Beatles songs!
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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2010, 01:54:16 PM »

This is actually one of my favorite Beatles songs!

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And I love Ringo's drums in it, and yes, I fangirl over Paul's voice in this one. Super super awesome song IMO
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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2010, 02:33:16 PM »

thanks for getting me to relisten to this song, L.S.F - good song/good thread  ;yes
the parts i always remembered are how the backing vocals shout the first word of each line in the verses
and the awesome melody/chord progression and how happy paul sounds when he's singing
listening now though i hear how the drums sound more muted/muffled than some other beatle hits.
the guitar sounds kinda loud in the mix too.
this song definitely doesn't have the attention to production/mixing of earlier hit singles they released
which is why it's ironic that the solo drum part is such a direct reference to the phil spector girl group sound. i think if the beat was just a little different, this song would have stood on its own more with fans . ..
the beat and shouting words are right off please mr postman which they themselves cover
the lyrics get lost in the mix too. "what youre doin / feelin blue and . (lonely)" --that's advanced  :)
also the rollickin piano arpeggios in the middle sound kind of haunted house and old timey. that definitley keeps this song from bein a single with mass appeal  :(
i dont know if the beatles or their team felt this because it's the second to last song on the Bside of beatles for sale.

i'd love to hear a live version of this or a demo but i didn't find anything on youtube . .
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did find another version and john is all over it! sorry paul fans (of which i am one)
, but THAT'S what i'm talkin about ;yes ;D

The Beatles - What You're Doing (Take 11)
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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2010, 02:47:02 PM »

actually after two listens i'm sick of johns voice on the alternative version and i like solo paul better  ha2ha ha2ha
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man, this song has so much it was plus could have been
maybe that's why george martin and his son giles dug it up for the cirque de soleil LOVE remix . . check out what youre doing mixed with drive my car at :50 seconds
The Beatles (LOVE) - Drive My Car/What Your Doing/TheWord
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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2010, 05:54:20 PM »

Paul's voice is great in this song. I love the guitar riff as well.
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2010, 05:57:22 PM »

Actually I am not so crazy about the song. It is just good to me. Thank you for the versions! Paul`s is better!
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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2010, 03:41:16 PM »

did find another version and john is all over it! sorry paul fans (of which i am one)

A message to Paul fans, who seem to have surprisingly sensitive ears: Just about everything Saint Paul... er, I mean, Sir Paul recorded from 1958 until 1969 runs the risk of having John "all over it." ...and I am not sorry.   ;)

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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2010, 06:33:47 PM »

A message to Paul fans, who seem to have surprisingly sensitive ears: Just about everything Saint Paul... er, I mean, Sir Paul recorded from 1958 until 1969 runs the risk of having John "all over it." ...and I am not sorry.   ;)



Just so you know, not all of us Paul fans (well, I'll just speak for myself I suppose) see Paul as "Saint Paul" and hate anything John did or was involved with.
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Re: What You're Doing
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2010, 06:58:23 PM »

Just so you know, not all of us Paul fans (well, I'll just speak for myself I suppose) see Paul as "Saint Paul" and hate anything John did or was involved with.

I know... I was just teasing nyfan41... and, btw, I love Paulie, too!
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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2010, 09:23:32 PM »

I know... I was just teasing nyfan41... and, btw, I love Paulie, too!

:) Yay!

I love John, too. I adore Paul, but no, I don't view him as a "saint."

Anyway, I truly enjoy this song, it's so catchy!!
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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2012, 12:20:34 AM »

Looking through old posts as I'm new to the forum and the part of this song I really like is Georges descending guitar part as it is used again ascending for the intro of Everybody's Got Something to Hide...(phew) Except for Me and My Monkey by John this time (I assume).
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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2012, 01:32:18 AM »

Thinking back on this song, the guitar solo is just awful. The kind of sh*t that p*sses me off actually. Who thought that was good in the studio? Seriously?

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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2012, 11:28:36 AM »

It is a bit over recorded. Some times his Rickenbaker can penetrate to a deeper part of your brain. Chalkboard effect.
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