This is the wonderful thing about music though isnt it, one mans 'weak' song is anothers mans gem, you listen to something , you form an opinion, which could change but usually doesnt..
I was thinking about this comment form zipp;Some of the songs may be weak (Mean Mister Mustard for example) but it doesn't seem to matter.
what makes a song weak ? is it weak ? to some MMM may be a really good song, it seems to have an interesting time signature, an interesting melody (the way it goes down in pitch and then goes right back up in pitch.... and an interesting subject, a strange character called Mr Mustard, so when John was kinda ribbing Paul about Maxwell he was being hypocritical when in the next breath he writes a song about Mr bloody Mustard
I dont really agree about songs being 'weak' or 'strong', surely it either appeals to you or it doesnt, I wouldnt describe Maxwell as 'weak' in fact it has a really good melody, and very singalongy, and clever in its concept.
I listened to an album the other day by a band called Ocean Colour Scene, a band that had enormous success and apparently are 'Beatle-esque'... sadly it didnt appeal although some of the melodies I quite liked, I guess a lot depends on the overall sound, and A LOT of people love them, I couldve said I thought they were a bit weak, but one mans weakness is another mans strength......we all like different things, English people hate Australian beer !
anyway what am I blathering on about here ? if Id written Maxwell Id be so goddam proud of it so maybe Im the hypocrit ?
please dont shout 'YES' too loudly