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Re: Beatles Worst Song Elimination Game
« Reply #200 on: June 30, 2011, 03:29:38 AM »

I had a feeling Wild Honey Pie would win.  It deserves a listen...

The Beatles - Wild Honey Pie (2009 Stereo Remaster)
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Re: Beatles Worst Song Elimination Game
« Reply #201 on: June 30, 2011, 03:35:03 AM »

It sounds like a bunch of springs bouncing around.  ;D
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Re: Beatles Worst Song Elimination Game
« Reply #202 on: June 30, 2011, 04:03:26 AM »

Of course Alan W. Pollack delved into this song to his usual depth...

The harmonic vocabulary essentially is no more than a semi-chromatic chord stream of dominant seventh chords, with just enough root movement included to establish a very bluesy kind of G Major as the home key. The blues are conjured here by the appearance of I with its dominant seventh, and the implied Major/minor cross-relation on I that is most pronounced at the very end of the song.

The way in which you hear B-natural topping the G-Major chord at the start of this track in comparison with having most recently heard it as the root note of the previous song is a delightful cracked-mirror effect; one that was not lost on the likes of Beethoven, Schubert, and Bizet! (Regarding the latter, check out the Overture to "Carmen"; the outer sections are in A Major, but the "Toreador Song" middle section is abruptly in F.)


This song sounds like the Toreador Song?


Robert Merrill - "Toreador Song" - Carmen - 1959



Oh, yes!  It certainly does!
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Re: Beatles Worst Song Elimination Game
« Reply #203 on: June 30, 2011, 08:00:15 AM »

This song sounds like the Toreador Song?

He doesn't say that of course. Just that the effect of using the root note of the previous song topping the G-Major chord in this song. But that was pretty obvious.
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Re: Beatles Worst Song Elimination Game
« Reply #204 on: June 30, 2011, 09:07:33 AM »

I don't know about root notes etc, but the section with the descending chord pattern at the start of the Toreador Song definitely reminded me of Wild Honey Pie.
And the addition of the guitar bit at the end continues the Spanish feel, so I wonder if there is a definite link between Wild Honey Pie and Carmen. Paul had (and still has) wide musical tastes, so I'm sure Bizet will have been familiar to him.
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Re: Beatles Worst Song Elimination Game
« Reply #205 on: June 30, 2011, 02:42:51 PM »

So, Wild Honey Pie might be a stroke of brilliance on Paul's part; a veritable masterpiece!  And this Forum declared it the winner of the Beatles Worst Song Elimination Game.

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Re: Beatles Worst Song Elimination Game
« Reply #206 on: June 30, 2011, 03:39:13 PM »

It sounds like a bunch of springs bouncing around.  ;D

And someone trying to start their car ignition without any success  ;)
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Re: Beatles Worst Song Elimination Game
« Reply #207 on: June 30, 2011, 03:43:54 PM »

So, Wild Honey Pie might be a stroke of brilliance on Paul's part; a veritable masterpiece!  And this Forum declared it the winner of the Beatles Worst Song Elimination Game.

;)

Everything is relative remember....

It might be crap for them but even The Beatles' rubbish is genius by the standards of mere mortals - you know that  ;)
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