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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #60 on: December 27, 2006, 12:49:53 PM »

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So the question remains ... subjective, I guess  :-/


Well I've always thought that it certainly isn't A type of music.
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #61 on: December 27, 2006, 01:09:58 PM »

I think there are things that can define psychedelic music. But I think sometimes people make the mistake of labelling a song such just because thew lyric is alledgedly (sp) about drugs. She Said .. could have the lyric changed to a love song and nothing about the arrangement is pysc, so I don't think it qualifies, anymore than say Got Get You IML
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #62 on: December 27, 2006, 03:31:19 PM »

I think it's more about the mood that defines psychedelic music (there were instrumentals too so I don't pay attention to the lyrics when I think of psychedelia) ...

...about She Said She Said, I don't think it's psychedelic at all but the trippiest song they made ...
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #63 on: December 27, 2006, 04:16:16 PM »

What is psychedelia ? a good question . would you consider that SGT PEPPER is a psychedelic album ? LUCY IN THE SKY has got to be LENNONS most psychdelic song ,lyrics and music . :)

Having said that i`d go for TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS  ::)
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #64 on: January 11, 2007, 08:22:53 PM »

It is rather strange going back and reading old threads.
I voted for 'Rain' many months ago - but now I am firmly waving the Psychedelic flag for 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.

Personally, this song not only embodies the Beatles at their most creative, but also aurally paints a distorted & dark Psychedelic perspective of the human condition (or rather Lennon's own battle of genius versus the indulgent drug-fuelled fool)

I feel Strawberry Fields Forever directly taps into the Sgt Pepper album imagery; their faces alluring toward some sort of deep drug induced purpose, yet also historically mixed with a deep overtone of Edwardian imagery - creatively bright and luxurious yet structurally stern and rigid in composition.

The song opens with the mellotron wavering down until it seemingly lands 'on its feet' where it signals Lennon's opening vocal. I always feel this very strong introduction could be likened to someone entering a dream or embracing a 'trip; their mind flowing with thought ... commanding their senses before the real 'journey' begins.

The distorted guitar echo, the constant low beat of the bass, the dramatic drums and finally the 'spaced out' vocal all combine to create a powerfully hypnotic feeling.

As the one minute mark passes, so does the light feeling of the song. The orchestra touch is dramatically brought in - the sound transcends into somehting more urgent and assertive. The cynical musical backdrop emphasises Lennon's "Nothing is real" vocal - creating a crisis of conscience to which the nostlagic context of the song seems to help pave the way to present & future undertanding of himself. The constant reminder of "Let me take you down" shows this trip is not a singular occurrence - that the trip is more - maybe a new way to view the world.

The musical interlude 2:57 to the end - marks the trip taking full flow - that the music is now talking - taking command instead of Lennon's very personal and booming vocal. The very end of the song sees a fading of sound into an instrumental celebration- and what sounds almost like a passing band. Maybe Lennon is following the band into a brightly starched horizon - toward a new understanding  - maybe the passing sound hints to Lennon a new direction of lifestyle he could take ...

maybe not.
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #65 on: January 11, 2007, 08:47:06 PM »

^Good explanation, Indica ... you've been studerying the song  ;)
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It is rather strange going back and reading old threads.[...]
Always a good exercise ... I recommand it  8)
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #66 on: January 20, 2007, 02:11:57 AM »

Living is easy with eyes closed!  :D had to be Strawberry Fields forever!
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #67 on: July 10, 2007, 10:20:13 PM »

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I personally think that Tomorrow Never Knows by far exceeds all of these! But seeing as it isn't there, I chose Strawberry Fields forever. :)

I agree about Tomorrow never knows... but I picked I am the warlus, but Strawberry fields forever is good too.


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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #68 on: July 10, 2007, 10:25:14 PM »

I voted for I Am The Walrus, it's probley the most Psychedelic song the fabs did.
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #69 on: July 10, 2007, 10:26:16 PM »

I Am The Walrus is one of my favorite songs: classic psychedelic Lennon.
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #70 on: July 11, 2007, 10:58:20 AM »

I said I am the Walrus too (even though i had to debate with moi about the strawberries).

I have to say i do not find Rain much of a psychedelic song... But i do find LSD psychodelic*...


*Did i misspelt this?  ;)
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #71 on: July 11, 2007, 11:20:13 AM »

i should say lucy in the sky with diamonds. lyrically and musically.
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #72 on: July 13, 2007, 11:12:55 AM »

Helter Skelter is Psychedelic just close your eyes and listen to it  8)
But i voted Walrus ,as Helter Skelter was'nt their :)

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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2007, 02:43:16 PM »

Huge 'I Am The Walrus' fan here. I've actually never been a big Lucy in the Sky fan, really...and the 'Walrus bit in Magical Mystery Tour (the movie) is totally teh awesome. ;)
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2007, 03:01:22 PM »

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.and the 'Walrus bit in Magical Mystery Tour (the movie) is totally teh awesome. ;)

And it's very Monty Python (with the policeman etc! ;D :))

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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #75 on: July 22, 2007, 03:05:31 PM »

As far as straight up psychedelia goes I think the most psychedelic song they had would be Tomorrow Never Knows.
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #76 on: July 23, 2007, 07:11:32 AM »

I Am The Walrus for me...the lyrics are just so weird.
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #77 on: July 27, 2007, 01:02:00 PM »

I think Tomorrow Never Knows is the best psychedelic classic of all time above White Rabbit & Light My Fire, but I voted for IATW because it's the second best as far as I'm concerned.  
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #78 on: July 27, 2007, 01:18:57 PM »

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I think Tomorrow Never Knows is the best psychedelic classic of all time above White Rabbit & Light My Fire, but I voted for IATW because it's the second best as far as I'm concerned.  

Lordy, I agree withyou again Wayne.  But Light My Fire is psychedelic? How so?
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Re: Best Psychadelic song by Lennon
« Reply #79 on: July 27, 2007, 02:19:48 PM »

I hear it on classic rock stations concerning LMF by the Doors being considered psychedelic sometimes Kevin.  
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