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« on: March 10, 2004, 08:48:54 AM »

I just wanted to know, was Maxwell's Silver Hammer based on anything in particular??? I read the song wasn't liked by the other Beatles, and that Paul made them record it "a hundered million times". Do you know if their is a certain significance in that song with Paul?
What do you all think?
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2004, 10:02:59 AM »

Well, the songs meaning is about a serial killer. Paul stated that he just wrote the song about all these people that he never knew. Rumour has it that the part where Paul laughs or chuckles is because John mooned him. And yes, Paul rerecorded the song with the boys so many times that they hated it. I believe it was John that actually disliked the song to begin with, but I dont have it in front of me. Personally, its not one of my favorites either, though its OK.

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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2004, 12:53:04 PM »

Lennon was very critical after the break-up but he's very one-sided.
Let's face it, 'Dig a Pony' wasn't one of his best songs, but the other Beatles did what they could with it and didn't whine afterwards.
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2004, 07:10:04 PM »

I read that John was embarrassed to have his name on this song along with "Hello Goodbye" and "Ob La Di Ob La Da." I don't know if that's true or not.


I don't mind Maxwell's Silver Hammer. Not my favourite but it all depends on what mood I'm in if I'll skip over it or not.
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2004, 07:18:17 PM »

That the greatest creative rock group could consider recording rubbish such as Maxwell (and there are a few others from 1969 too
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2004, 08:01:53 PM »

If it was on the White Album. The white album would even beter
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2004, 06:15:03 AM »

I didn't say it was on the White Album. Read more carefully, please.

But I'll spell it out: Most of their 1969 output (Let It Be, Abbey Road) is fairly poor by their earlier high creative standards. Maxwell is one of their low, low points.
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2004, 02:30:01 PM »

[quote by=Maria link=Blah.pl?b=songs,m=1078908534,s=6 date=1079072103]I didn't say it was on the White Album. Read more carefully, please.

But I'll spell it out: Most of their 1969 output (Let It Be, Abbey Road) is fairly poor by their earlier high creative standards. Maxwell is one of their low, low points.[/quote]

I know it's not its on Abbey Road. I was just simply saying it.
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2004, 04:32:11 PM »

It was all downhill from Pepper.  White Album as well as the 1969 output. 
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2004, 08:13:42 PM »

[quote by=misterchaz link=Blah.pl?b=songs,m=1078908534,s=8 date=1079109131]It was all downhill from Pepper.
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2004, 08:39:58 PM »

[quote by=Maria link=Blah.pl?b=songs,m=1078908534,s=6 date=1079072103]I didn't say it was on the White Album. Read more carefully, please.

But I'll spell it out: Most of their 1969 output (Let It Be, Abbey Road) is fairly poor by their earlier high creative standards. Maxwell is one of their low, low points.[/quote]

Abbey Road is my favorite Beatles album.
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2004, 10:56:44 PM »

Damn, I love Maxwell.  Don't see why all of y'all hate it so much :(
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2004, 06:32:57 AM »

[quote by=Biscuit_Power link=Blah.pl?b=songs,m=1078908534,s=10 date=1079123998]

Abbey Road is my favorite Beatles album.[/quote]

Great. But I just don't think it's any where near as creative as their work from their "wonder years": R Soul, Revolver, Pepper, MMT plus singles in between. They were a crumbling band in 1969. They were also on the slide (= at each others' throats) during the White Album sessions. But for me (unlike mr charlie) there was enough great stuff left in them to make the white album a classic also.

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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2004, 08:32:12 AM »

I think Abbey Road is a great album, Maxwell is a catchy song but it's not my favourite.
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2004, 04:30:13 PM »

Yeah. the WA is probably my least favorite, yet I know every note intimately on it and if I hear one of the songs on the radio I'll sing along like everyone else!

After all, "it's a bloody Beatles album!" as Paul says.  Even the worst Beatle song is great compared to most other band's outputs.
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2004, 08:37:46 PM »

[quote by=colleen link=Blah.pl?b=songs,m=1078908534,s=3 date=1078945804]I read that John was embarrassed to have his name on this song along with "Hello Goodbye" and "Ob La Di Ob La Da." I don't know if that's true or not.


I don't mind Maxwell's Silver Hammer. Not my favourite but it all depends on what mood I'm in if I'll skip over it or not.[/quote]

I love all of these songs! I can't see why many people don't like Maxwell and why they're saying that Abbey and Let it be are a let down...

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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2004, 11:36:23 AM »

Its ok not brill buts its ok
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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2004, 03:33:04 PM »

This is gonna be very contraversial but.... Abbey Road is my least favourite album!!!! Don't hit me!!!!!!

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Re: Maxwell
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2004, 08:27:54 PM »

[quote by=Frightwolf link=Blah.pl?b=songs,m=1078908534,s=11 date=1079132204]Damn, I love Maxwell.
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