No, its pretty much universally known (Within You - Without You) as the worst song on the album. All of Georges indian music sucked and he had clunkers too. Piggies,,,good lord.
Great, the first Beatles single that would have bombed.
Masterpieces? Cripes, nobody but true Beatle fans have even heard those songs before.
Screams through his guitar? Come on now. Your too invested. George was a decent player, but he isnt bringing that kind of emotion through his playing to the table.
The "problem" with George's "Indian" songs is that they don't fit our European or Western ears.
John's Norwegian Woods
can pass cause it has a little bit of George's sitar in it which is nice to hear -
but it is hard to accept a whole song played on Indian instruments like Within You - Without You
(tamboura, tabla, swordmandel) or Love You Too
(tabla). Now, WY - WY
certainly isn't a rocker.But
, - if you accept the song as a meditation
...:Try to realize it's all within yourself
No one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small
And life flows on within you and without you
...then the music style in which is written works, right?
Stephen Stills was so impressed by the lyrics that he had them carved on a stone monument in his yard.
John Lennon pronounced it one of George's best.
Also, notice that on the album Love
George Martin made a great mashup of WY - WY
and Tomorrow Never Knows
(John's song from his The Tibetan Book of Dead
The result is - George's song sounds very... rockery (since it's "driven" by drums
from Tomorrow Never Knows
As for the worse song on Sgt. Pepper
there are some other candidates.
For instance, song about doing the garden & digging the weeds
has nice tune (harpsichord) and fun lyrics. Beneath that, there is
a strong social commentary, with a great twist in last verse (pigs eating bacon!):Everywhere there's lots of piggies
Living piggy lives
You can see them out for dinner
With their piggy wives
Clutching forks and knives
to eat their bacon
And they deliberately
put the Piggies
& Rocky Raccoon
(songs about animals). Let's call that - conceptual.