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Beatles under a microscope - Beatles For Sale
« on: April 06, 2011, 07:38:14 PM »

Beatles For Sale

Besides ‘Let It Be‘, I’ve always considered this the Beatles worst album. I’m not saying its horrible, its just that it has more low points than the other albums. It feels like the hurry up job that it was after ‘A Hard Days Night’, but I havent spun it in a long time. Lets see if my opinion has softened somewhat.


1. No Reply - Not one of my favorites, but its good enough and it sets the stage pretty well for this album. I like the acoustic guitar sound. 0:15 theres counting in the background to 4 but its faint. Never heard that before. Like Johns voice here. The piano playing on the Ringos cymbal crashes during the chorus is cool. The handclaps at the 1:03 mark are bad and the piano could have easily sufficed by itself. Pauls backgrounds are just ok.

2. I’m A Loser - Probably one of my top 10 Beatle songs ever. I’ve always loved it. The harmonies are great. George’s guitar is shaky though. Love the walking bass lines. Actually the bass is cool everywhere. Johns voice is nice as usual. I dig Ringo riding the crash throughout the chorus with the tambourine. Harmonica is even decent sounding to me. 1:30 love Johns rhythm gitar sound being played under George’s solo. At 2:13 Ringo throws in a fill out of nowhere. Like he was bored or something. Great song.

3. Baby In Black - Never liked this one very much either. I hate George’s guitar tone here. Even John and Pauls voices together sound like crap on this song and that’s hard to do. The guitar solo is just awful. Like Ringos monotony killer with the constant tom or bass drum at the 1:36 mark. 1:42, the voice get lost and arent together. Throwaway tune for sure.

4. Rock & Roll Music - This song is neutral for me. An average tune. Johns voice is cool. The piano really drives the song. Ringos hi hats fill a lot of space. Guitar is there, but nothing special. It doesn’t stand out. 1:05 Pauls bass not brings them back in. Love that. At the 1:46 mark, the piano just stops. He quits playing for some reason. Did he get lost? I don’t know. It doesn’t come back in until the 1:50 mark. That’s an eternity in a short pop tune. George Martin needs slapped for allowing that to stay. 1:57 I love Ringo’s playing on the ride.

5. I’ll Follow The Sun - I like, but don’t love this song. I’d say I enjoy it when I hear it, but I don’t go looking for it. Anyways, I like the acoustic guitar again. Love how John starts the vocals only to be finished by Paul. Bongos are nice here. Guitar solo was adequate I suppose. Nothing more was needed.

6. Mr. Moonlight - One of the Beatles worst songs ever. Its truly bad and nothing anybody says to me will ever change my mind. Johns voice at the beginning is the only saving grace for the entire song. I hate,,,I mean hate the conga beat at the breaks. The funeral organ sucks. Even the harmonies suck on this song somehow. Bongos throughout are ok. The organ solo makes me feel like it’s the 7th inning stretch at a baseball game. Awful. They had to have better songs on the shelf then this crap.

7. Kansas City - After listening to this song, maybe they didn’t have better songs on the shelf. No seriously, this song is done much better than ‘Mr. Moonlight’, but I don’t like this one either. I don’t like any version of this song come to think of it. Regardless, the guitar tone sucks. Pauls voice is good. Piano is nice. Dig Ringos shuffle. What 12 year old played that guitar solo? Horrible. I hate the background vocals when they sing the ‘Hey Hey Hey Hey’s. Doesn’t even sound like the Beatles. The ‘Bye Bye Bye Bye’s’ I do like because Johns voice is more pronounced. Oh well. I don’t like the song. Don’t shoot me.

8. Eight Days A Week - This album is damn lucky to have this song. It may have saved it from obscurity. What a nice, early Beatle tune. Has that same magic feel as ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ and ‘She Loves You’. Love the guitar buildup at the beginning and the strums throughout. Handclaps are welcomed here. Bass is nice. Hi hat noise is great. Harmonies are top notch. 1:08 Ringo’s fill right after the lyrics and during the chorus is great. 1:29 John’s ‘Ohh Ha Hold Me’ is legendary. 2:18 Ringos’ fill before the hats come back in is awesome. 2:32 Ringos toms with the repeating guiatr ending is fantastic. Great song and its not even one of my favorites, but on this album, every little bit helps.

9. Words Of love - I don’t like this song either, but its done pretty well. The constant handclaps annoy the p*ss out of me. Georges guitar tone is awful. The harmonies are great though. Not a whole lot more to say about this throwaway cover.

10. Honey Don’t - I will take this one over ‘Act Naturally’ anyday, but that isn’t saying much. Love the bass on this one. Guitar tone is nice and works for this tune. Tambourine filled space nicely. George’s simplistic guitar solo works here too. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for a screw up, but he never did. Like how Ringo introduces George before the solo’s. Nice touch. 2:30 Ringos ‘Wooo’ is cool.

11. Every Little Thing - Another favorite of mine. Love Johns voice. The piano is killer. Like how Ringo comes in with the snare at the beginning. Speaking of Ringo, I love how he ends the chorus bars with the huge tom. Simon and Garfunkels song ‘The Boxer’ has the same effect with Hal Blaine on drums. Pauls voice during the chorus is great. George even has a nice little solo here. I believe this is another song that was intended as filler, but ended up being better than that.

12. I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party - This song isn’t great, but I enjoy it well enough because I don’t take it seriously. I want to hear this song (along with ‘All Together Now’ and ‘Obladi Oblada’) when I’m p*ss drunk. Not so much any other time though. The guitar tone stinks. John and Georges voices don’t sound good together here. The ‘ohh’ in the background from Paul and George sound awesome though. I like the tambourine in the chorus parts and I like Ringo playing on the toms in the same aspect. I like Georges solo too.

13. What Your Doing - This song sucks, but I like it for some unknown reason. I hate the tone of the drums here. Very muddy. I do like Pauls voice and John and Georges backgrounds. I really like how Paul goes higher with his voice on the chorus part (Waiting here for you OO). 1:05 John or George yells Oww or Ouch or something in the background. The piano accompanies George on one of his worst solo’s ever. Horrendous. 2:00 through the 2:04 mark sounds like John and George are grunting during the background vocals. I dig the 2:16 mark when the guitar comes in. Sounds like ’I Feel Fine’.

14. Everybodys Trying To Be My Baby - Alright filler tune. I like Georges voice. There is an echo though. Like the tambourine. 0:48 Love Georges guitar here, but I hate his tone throughout. I do like John rhythm guitar tone though. Love the ending.


Well there you have it. Like I said, I havent played this one for a long time and I was wondering if it would sound better to me. Nope. This album is a mess. Most of it is filler songs in my opinion. ’A Hard Days Night’ was a masterpiece and this thing was a piece of sh*t. While I say that, I stop and wonder how many bands would have loved to have an album this bad. Think about that. 

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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Beatles For Sale
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 08:11:52 PM »

4. Rock & Roll Music
John Lennon and his beatles bring it on home with this classic chuck berry rocker, his delivery is flawless, the guitars superb.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 09:26:03 PM »

This is probably the Beatles album I have listened to least apart from Yellow Sub.
It definitely does sound rushed. But that shouldn't be an excuse for mediocrity - most of PPM was recorded in one day and it still sounded better than this!!!
I think the main reason for this is the covers. Some of the covers that have been dredged up here had been played by the pre-fame Beatles years back, in the Cavern, in Hamburg, etc, etc. And by late 1964 they now sound very tired and very dated. While the all-original AHDN was totally modern - pushing the boundaries of pop music - the covers on BFS take the band back 2 or 3 years, maybe more, and they just don't sit well with the originals.

Here's one example - Honey Don't.
This was a song that was released by Carl Perkins in 1956. It was the B-side of the pre-Elvis Blue Suede Shoes. The Quarrymen were still a glint in John Lennon's eye when the original was recorded. Yet here are the best band in the world dragging it from the grave and sticking it on their brand spanking new LP.
They must have been playing this one for years. And you can tell. There can be few songs recorded by anyone which sound like the band is SOOOOOOOO bored as the Beatles do here on Honey Don't. Ringo tries hard to gee the others up, but I'm afraid it ain't working Ritchie. "Rock on George, one time for me" - it's like he's trying to wake him up as he dozes through the chorus.
I will never ever understand why they left off Leave My Kitten Alone and included sub-mediocre tunes like Honey Don't. Ringo didn't get a song on the AHDN LP so I'm sure they could have got away with dropping his song from BFS as well. Leave My Kitten is another cover, but it's at least a lively cover.

Some of the originals are actually OK. Eight Days is great and full of energy, and No Reply and Every Little Thing would have sat nicely on either AHDN or Help. But others drag the album down with their air of negativity - "I don't want to spoil the party so I'll go", "Tomorrow may rain", "I'm a loser", "I'm feeling blue and lonely", etc etc.

They should have dropped their daft idea of not including singles on LPs (which obviously didn't apply to PPM, AHDN, Help etc anyway) and included I Feel Fine and She's A Woman. Hows about this for an album?

1   I Feel Fine
2   No Reply   
3   I'm a Loser   
4   Baby's in Black   
5   Leave My Kitten Alone
6   I'll Follow the Sun   
7   Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey!

1   Eight Days a Week   
2   Every Little Thing   
3   I Don't Want to Spoil the Party   
4   What You're Doing   
5   Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby
6   She's A Woman
7   Rock and Roll Music

If that was Beatles For Sale then I'm buying!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 10:54:28 PM »

i have always classed 'for sale' better than 'with the beatles' although i don't know why.'no reply' is ok,'i'm a loser' is lovely.'eight days a week' is great,i have a big soft spot for 'i'll follow the sun'.'mr.moonlight is absolutely laughable and i think the lads knew it,too.'honey don't' is ok,ringo's bit is always o.k by me.i also really,really like 'i don't want to spoil the party' but not quite sure why,it always seems a little different for a beatle tune and i like that.'words of love' is quite faithfull to the original,it's ok.the rest of the album is alright,i haven't much time for georges' tune but that's not down to george.pauls' rock n roll number is alright but not great.so all in all.......not bad.i think tkitnas' point about other bands would love to have an album like this is very true.'for sale' is ok,i don't think it deserves the knocking it gets a lot of the time.it was burnout time for the lads-touring,studio,writing,this appearance,that appearance etc.some good stuff still knocking around,though.i listen to it and i don't puke.'for sale' is ok,time we realised that.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 11:23:38 PM »

I forgot to say in my previous anti-BFS tirade (  ;D ) that I LOVE the album cover.
Not just the front picture - which is, of course, marvellous - but the back as well and the whole gatefold thing, and the pics inside the gatefold. Just a wonderful package.
Shame they didn't spare that much thought to the music!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 12:23:09 AM »

10. Honey Don’t
musically superb, yes a real rocker. the guitar work on this song is absolutely fantastic.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2011, 02:07:34 AM »

Following on from the sparkling romance and breezy high spirits of A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles For Sale always sounds like a rather jaded hangover to me. It’s as though the film fun is now a fuzzy memory and here we come back down to Earth with a bump. No smiles on the Autumnal album cover, just a row of post-party headache, weary faces.

No Reply – I must admit I like it, despite the rather morose tone which it sets.  John’s voice – impressively double-tracked - is in fine fettle as usual and I love the way Ringo’s playing matches John and Paul’s shouts of alarm (”I nearly died!”) as the urgency escalates. The handclapping mid section (“If I were you...”) I don’t like so much, it seems to break the momentum and rob the song of its rather curious, rising panic. There is a pleasingly novel twist in opening the album on such a downbeat, uncharacteristically bleak and plaintive note; but for me this bold move suffers by being diluted with an immediate double dose follow up of continued negativity...

I'm A Loser – a fine track, but carrying the baton of despair onwards in one of Lennon’s more self pitying essays (lyrically at least, although the tune itself bubbles along rather nicely in the vein of the similarly sad-yet-catchy style of ‘Misery’). John descends towards the bottom end of his vocal range and just about carries it off. Nice harmonies from Paul. Certainly not strong enough to be a single, for which it received initial consideration, the harmonica resurfaces and adds punch to this earcatching little number, heralded by some as a prime slice of early Dylanesque introspection (for me it was far more country & western than folksy).
 
Baby's In Black – The air of desolation plumbs new depths. It’s getting morbid now; we are exploring bereavement and emotional denial. Not what we had come to expect from our moptops at all. Yet whilst we normally forgive them their bold forays into new territory, this is just plain awful... the vocal harmonies – usually a copper-bottomed guarantee of triumph capable of lifting the most pedestrian of tracks, fail miserably here. George’s guitar actually sounds ugly, which is unthinkable. What’s going on? It stops short of being truly dreadful – the waltz swing has a curiously grim magnetism at times – but overall: uniquely depressing. Always puzzles me why it enjoyed such a long shelf life within their live set.

Rock & Roll Music – this is more like it. OK so it’s a cover track (too many of those on this album for my liking, but forgivable considering the massive pressure of demand the lads were under by now) but John devours it and succeeds in demolishing the Chuck Berry original in the process. The frenetic tempo and spontaneity (I’m sure I’ve read that this was recorded in a single take) gave the LP a much needed kick up the arse and succeeded (albeit briefly) in blowing away some of the cobwebs of gloom which were beginning to settle.

I’ll Follow The Sun– A nice brief little melody which even so, again carries a message of regret and loss - by now the hallmark of the album as a whole.  Nevertheless, a charming, wistful composition from Paul, with a lovely acoustic feel which stays the right side of twee and blesses the album with a splash of calm reflection. I like the simple (to my ears) guitar intro and John’s harmonising.  Paul’s vocal is spot on as usual.

Mr Moonlight – Oh dear. From John’s strangulated vocal to the over-ramped up harmonies via McCartney’s horribly chintzy Hammond Organ solo, I’ve never been able to find much if anything to commend this one – another cover version which I grew to resent more than ever many years later on discovering ‘Leave My Kitten Alone’ from these sessions which would have ripped this to shreds as a song choice. Very poor selection; worse than just a makeweight.

Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey (Medley) – Terrific lead vocal from Paul who delivers a fabulous Little Richard impression on this side one finale which attempts to lift some of the previous gloom... and with a measure of success. I don’t like John & George’s echoed harmonies at all for some reason. As with Rock & Roll Music, I believe this was knocked off in one take and the spontaneity shines through it.

Eight Days A Week – Side two’s opener is surely the obvious candidate for single-that-should-have-been. Only John’s brilliant ‘I Feel Fine’ prevented this in the UK  (although I am aware that it did hit the top spot as a 45 in the States).  Following the sombre mood of side one, here was a wonderfully warm and cheerful  track, from the innovative fade-in/fade-out to the buoyant shared vocals and handclapping (was this ever put to better effect on a Beatles song than it was here?) to Ringo’s exemplary drumming. It had the stop-start hit single feel to it in much the same way as ‘All My Loving’ a year earlier.

Words Of Love -  I love this, yet it feels like a guilty pleasure. A tribute to Buddy Holly, with a nod to The Everly Brothers, I find it warm and tender where I suspect others find it gooey. I like George’s treble heavy, ringing guitar. John & Paul produce a lovely ‘If I Fell’ style harmony. Very nice.

Honey Don’t– Despite the ‘This Boy’ theme and his central role within the film, Ringo had not come to the fore on the Hard Day’s Night album. But it’s “as you were” again here, with the generally obligatory Starr turn putting in an appearance via this country feel Carl Perkins number. The little namecheck nudges to George don’t do it for me... the whole thing sounds a bit too forced as the boys go through the motions on something of a filler.

Every Little Thing – here’s my favourite track on the whole album. I love Ringo’s thunderous timpani and John’s confident lead vocal – for years I thought this was a Lennon original but I have read since that this was a McCartney number. If so I do wonder why John dominates the vocal. Whatever the dynamics, the whole thing works beautifully for me with George’s understated guitar work, Paul’s smooth harmony and an overall romantic feel which would not have been misplaced on their previous album. A gem!

I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party – I’m not really keen on this one. Partly because it lies between two of my favourites in the album’s running order and in the old vinyl days I always wanted to skip it.  Another helping of dreary self pity, which again brings the country & western flavour pervading the whole album back to the surface. A sort of miserable re-write of ‘I’ll Cry Instead’, with the doleful musings of a maudlin party drunk as narrator. I really don't like the jarring, shouted chorus either.
 
What You’re Doing – Another gem in my opinion. Once again Ringo’s dark, thumping drumbeat - this time shadowed by that rumbling barrelhouse piano -  lend the track an ominous texture perfectly complemented by Paul’s superbly controlled vocals.  John makes a balls up on a couple of occasions on the backing vocal – how DID that slip through the net and be allowed to stand? I think he sings “I” when Paul (correctly) sings “You” – at least that’s how I always hear it. But this slightly amateurish slip can’t really detract from this almost petulant yet wonderfully emotional track from Paul. In many ways I think of it as the dark sister to the more upbeat ‘Every Little Thing’.

Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby – and the album bows out rather weakly with yet another cover version, this time showcasing George. I’m pretty ambivalent about this one. I like the echo applied to the vocal but it does seem ironic that, on an album chockfull of doleful themes, the Beatle most suited to droll, sardonic delivery should be left to close the proceedings with a relatively jaunty piece of rockabilly fun. The mistimed opening (John out of step on guitar?) gives it, once again, a slightly amateurish quality.

They were getting tired.
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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Beatles For Sale
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 03:23:39 AM »

Always look forward to your reviews Mr. M! You should be the one doing the main reviews. I cant write near as well as you.  ;)

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 03:24:38 AM »

I forgot to say in my previous anti-BFS tirade (  ;D ) that I LOVE the album cover.
Not just the front picture - which is, of course, marvellous - but the back as well and the whole gatefold thing, and the pics inside the gatefold. Just a wonderful package.
Shame they didn't spare that much thought to the music!!


The tirade is OK, Peter.  I have a very much different opinion of this album which I'll get to, song by song, as this thread progresses.  But I wanted to comment on the album cover first.  I think Robert Freeman took some of the nicest pictures of The Beatles during their early years.  What great talent he had for a photographer of his vintage!  I also love the front and back cover of this album. 

I think that the cover of Beatles For Sale hints to what would later follow...







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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 03:27:57 AM »

They were getting tired.

Yes they were, but more interesting efforts were to come shortly.

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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2011, 03:28:52 AM »

I have a very much different opinion of this album which I'll get to, song by song, as this thread progresses. 

Cant wait to read it.

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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2011, 04:05:43 AM »

Cant wait to read it.

OK.  Yes The Beatles were getting tired.  It shows in their faces on the cover and in some of the songs on the album.  But that's the beauty of it.  It's a time capsule of their career at this stage. 

So I'll start with Baby's In Black.  I liked this song and was even a bit intrigued by it the first time I heard it.  As John reminded us at Shea Stadium, it's a waltz in 6/8 signature.  That's why it sounded so different.  I think The Beatles enjoyed playing it live and that's why they incorporated it into their sets for so long.  Sure it's morose, but when they performed it live, they added some swing to it with a nice result.  I still consider the album version nice with its two melody lines merging into fine John and Paul harmony.  Yes, George's guitar work leaves much to be desired, but Paul's bass and Ringo's drums were just fine.
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 04:23:27 AM »

I heard but ignored Mr. Moonlight for the longest time.  It wasn't until The Beatles broke up that I went back to finally listen to this song.  We know that John tried several times to get his intro vocal just right.  And he did.  Both Ringo and Paul did a fine job setting down the beat.  I especially like how Ringo hit his tom to emphasize the lyric "Mr. Moonlight" that followed.  I'm still trying to appreciate the organ solo which sounded so innovative when I first heard it but is now starting to sound stale.  Maybe a restrained George Harrison guitar solo would have worked.
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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2011, 02:53:23 PM »

11. Every Little Thing - Another favorite of mine. Love Johns voice. The piano is killer. Like how Ringo comes in with the snare at the beginning. Speaking of Ringo, I love how he ends the chorus bars with the huge tom. Simon and Garfunkels song ‘The Boxer’ has the same effect with Hal Blaine on drums. Pauls voice during the chorus is great. George even has a nice little solo here. I believe this is another song that was intended as filler, but ended up being better than that.

This is a favourite of mine too. About this song intended to be a filler, actually Paul said that it was his attempt at the next single, but it ended up being an album filler. He never cared too much about this song, but I love it anyway. It's mostly Paul's song but John sings it, a rare case.
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2011, 04:44:35 PM »

It's mostly Paul's song but John sings it, a rare case.




When I'm walking beside her
People tell me I'm lucky.
Yes I know I'm a lucky guy.

When I'm with her I'm happy
Just to know that she loves me.
Yes I know that she loves me now.

There is one thing I'm sure of
I will love her forever
For I know love will never die.



This is one of the prettiest love songs ever written.  It's sweet and to the point.  Ringo's timpani emphasizes Paul's thoughts.
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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2011, 05:05:15 PM »

This is one of the prettiest love songs ever written.  It's sweet and to the point.  Ringo's timpani emphasizes Paul's thoughts.

It may be the most idyllic love song the Beatles ever wrote.

"I will love her forever for I know love will never die" is a great line, so simple and, again, idyllic.
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2011, 06:06:07 PM »

It may be the most idyllic love song the Beatles ever wrote.

"I will love her forever for I know love will never die" is a great line, so simple and, again, idyllic.

Paul was really inspired by Jane Asher.  Proof was I've Just Seen A Face and I'm Looking Through You to come later.
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2011, 06:26:56 PM »

What strikes me most with this album is the absence of really new compositions from Paul. As we know, I'll Follow The Sun was already around in early 1960. His only new contribution is Every Little Thing. I believe What You're Doing had been around as well, but I can be mistaken. Paul wasn't writing that much at the time of A Hard Day's Night either. With And I Love Her, Things We Said Today and Can't Buy Me Love, he provided quality, but not the oh so wanted quantity. I think it makes For Sale weaker.
We have discussed before that the cover songs don't make it any better. Although Raxo (sorry rax, lol) stated that this was really a wanted choice by The Beatles, the overall opinion is that they were short of own compositions that were good enough the fill the album with. The covers are not that bad, but the Beatles original material had grown and so the covers come out dated.
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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Beatles For Sale
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2011, 07:35:54 PM »

What You’re Doing – Another gem in my opinion. Once again Ringo’s dark, thumping drumbeat - this time shadowed by that rumbling barrelhouse piano -  lend the track an ominous texture perfectly complemented by Paul’s superbly controlled vocals.  John makes a balls up on a couple of occasions on the backing vocal – how DID that slip through the net and be allowed to stand? I think he sings “I” when Paul (correctly) sings “You” – at least that’s how I always hear it. But this slightly amateurish slip can’t really detract from this almost petulant yet wonderfully emotional track from Paul. In many ways I think of it as the dark sister to the more upbeat ‘Every Little Thing’.


I liked What You're Doing the first time I heard it on Beatles VI here in the United States.  Add George Harrison's 12-string lead guitar to the other elements you mentioned and it's no wonder this is one of my favorite songs on this album.

Dark sister to Every Little Thing is aptly phrased.  Paul is expressing some doubts in the relationship.  It's interesting that he had John sing lead on Every Little Thing.




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Re: Beatles under a microscope - Beatles For Sale
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2011, 08:46:30 PM »






One of those American albums that came from nothing. It's interesting that it had songs from Beatles For Sale released months before in UK plus songs from the B-side of Help! that weren't yet released in UK.
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