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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2014, 05:58:40 AM »

Yep, Nimrod, why not polish up 'Step Inside Love', an absolute jewel on Anthology 3? A stronger song I'd have thought than 'Maxwell'.

I'm sure I remember reading in the much-missed Beatles Monthly (around March-May 1969?) that 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' was due to be a single.

That makes no sense when you hear the Abbey Road snippet but complete sense when you hear the full Anthology 3 version, and it's my favourite song in the whole Anthology series.
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2014, 08:26:54 AM »

Not only is this a horrible song on the album, its one of the Beatles worst songs ever written in my opinion. Its annoying, plods along, an atmosphere killer, too long, and down right crappy. Terrible song.

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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2014, 08:29:23 AM »

Yep, Nimrod, why not polish up 'Step Inside Love', an absolute jewel on Anthology 3? A stronger song I'd have thought than 'Maxwell'.

I'm sure I remember reading in the much-missed Beatles Monthly (around March-May 1969?) that 'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' was due to be a single.

That makes no sense when you hear the Abbey Road snippet but complete sense when you hear the full Anthology 3 version, and it's my favourite song in the whole Anthology series.

I read somewhere that Paul originally titled it Come Inside Love.

Changed it for some reason  ???
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2014, 08:57:15 AM »

Not only is this a horrible song on the album, its one of the Beatles worst songs ever written in my opinion. Its annoying, plods along, an atmosphere killer, too long, and down right crappy. Terrible song.




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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2014, 09:48:02 AM »

To be honest, I don't remember this song! I must have listened to it once in my whole life and it obviously didn't impress me as I did not listen to it again.....!
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2014, 12:27:38 PM »

Paul's explanation for 'Step Inside Love' was that the phrase was what neighbours in Liverpool would say when inviting someone inside their house.
But 'Come Inside Love' would work just as well, 'Step Inside Love' probably just sounded better as a title to him.
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2014, 02:34:52 PM »

Come Inside Love would have worked as quite a dirty double entendre.
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2014, 03:19:58 PM »

This song isn't so bad.  It was Paul's Mack The Knife...


BOBBY DARIN - Mack The Knife
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2014, 04:57:14 PM »

Paul's explanation for 'Step Inside Love' was that the phrase was what neighbours in Liverpool would say when inviting someone inside their house.
But 'Come Inside Love' would work just as well, 'Step Inside Love' probably just sounded better as a title to him.

I like the sound of it too. Neat bit of trivia, that!
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2014, 08:28:52 PM »

Come Inside Love would have worked as quite a dirty double entendre.

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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2014, 11:19:25 PM »

Come Inside Love would have worked as quite a dirty double entendre.

Yes. Quite. They were more innocent times back then. But nobody could sing it with a straight face today.
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2014, 11:26:00 PM »

When I first heard this as a kid I always envisaged Max's hammer being independent of him. Just appearing and whacking whoever was bumming max out. (Not sure how Joan fits in that, unless the hammer was jealous).

When I grew up and realised it was him wielding a hammer, that completely changed the feel to me. Mac is basically a serial killer with a hammer. Quite a departure lyric wise for our Paul.

I suppose juxtaposing the sinister lyrics with jaunty music hall was cute in a way. I still can't claim to want to listen to it though.

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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2014, 01:38:46 AM »

When I first heard this as a kid I always envisaged Max's hammer being independent of him. Just appearing and whacking whoever was bumming max out. (Not sure how Joan fits in that, unless the hammer was jealous).

When I grew up and realised it was him wielding a hammer, that completely changed the feel to me. Mac is basically a serial killer with a hammer. Quite a departure lyric wise for our Paul.

I suppose juxtaposing the sinister lyrics with jaunty music hall was cute in a way. I still can't claim to want to listen to it though.

On 9 August 1967 Kenneth Halliwell killed Joe Orton with nine hammer blows to the head and then overdosed on Nembutal sleeping pills. Halliwell died first. Their bodies were discovered late the following morning, when a chauffeur arrived at the door of their Noel Road flat in Islington to collect Orton for a meeting with The Beatles regarding a screenplay he had written for them.

Maxwell = Hallwell
Joan = Joe
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2014, 02:15:39 AM »

When I first heard this as a kid I always envisaged Max's hammer being independent of him. Just appearing and whacking whoever was bumming max out. (Not sure how Joan fits in that, unless the hammer was jealous).

When I grew up and realised it was him wielding a hammer, that completely changed the feel to me. Mac is basically a serial killer with a hammer. Quite a departure lyric wise for our Paul.

I suppose juxtaposing the sinister lyrics with jaunty music hall was cute in a way. I still can't claim to want to listen to it though.


A silver hammer.  Click here for the video.

(It's a cartoon with a bit of violence)
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2014, 03:09:21 AM »

A silver hammer.  Click here for the video.

(It's a cartoon with a bit of violence)


Ok. A blingy serial killer then.  ;)
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2014, 03:18:33 AM »

Ok. A blingy serial killer then.  ;)

Clang...Clang!

Wait!  Could it be?  No, I don't think so.
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2014, 05:06:05 AM »

Steve Martin...


Maxwell's Silver Hammer


From the crappy film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2014, 05:25:55 AM »

John was smart to call in sick.


John recorded his own version in January 1969...


The Beatles Maxwell's Silver Hammer Sung By John Jan 1969



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Re: Song Of The Week - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2014, 05:37:14 AM »

From the crappy film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


I went and bought this in protest:



Mine is in better shape.
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