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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2014, 08:28:43 PM »

There is a much more melancholic tone to it, the imagery is more dry, the words more stark. I've always enjoyed it and don't think it belongs in the psychedelic basket.
I also think it's a melancholic song, a soft ballad. Though it's not among my favourites of the White Album, I always enjoy to listen it; I find it a relaxing, but in no case psychedelic.

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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2014, 04:12:18 PM »

I don't think the white album has a psychedelic song. Maybe "Dear Prudence" has a slightly psychedelic ambient, but the psychedelic days were gone at that point (at least for the Beatles).
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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2014, 04:18:14 PM »

I don't think the white album has a psychedelic song. Maybe "Dear Prudence" has a slightly psychedelic ambient, but the psychedelic days were gone at that point (at least for the Beatles).

What about Glass Onion (the coda in particular) ?
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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2014, 04:37:58 PM »

What about Glass Onion (the coda in particular) ?

Yes, there are slight psychedelic paintings here and there (we could even mention "Wild Honey Pie", "Piggies" or "Sexy Sadie"), and the album is certainly quite experimental, but psychedelia is not a key word of the white album.
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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2014, 05:27:38 PM »

I don't think the white album has a psychedelic song. Maybe "Dear Prudence" has a slightly psychedelic ambient, but the psychedelic days were gone at that point (at least for the Beatles).

Happiness Is A Warm Gun maybe? Revolution #9 if you consider that garbage a song even? There's not much to choose from.

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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2014, 05:39:19 PM »

Happiness Is A Warm Gun maybe? Revolution #9 if you consider that garbage a song even? There's not much to choose from.

The "musical" passages of "Revolution 9" are psychedelic, yes. I also mentioned "Sexy Sadie" because of the piano, which is the 5th symphony of Beethoven played backwards, according to John.
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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2014, 05:41:47 PM »

Maybe it's because I listen to a lot of 50s/early 60s modern jazz and stuff like AMM, I don't know, but I like Revolution #9.
Granted it wouldn't have made a great 45 but buried deep in the White Album it works just fine.
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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2014, 06:26:21 PM »

I think Revolution 9 is interesting conceptually, a sort of an anti-climax to The White Album. Everybody was expecting some meticulous masterpiece in the vein of Tomorrow Never Knows or A Day In The Life and instead we get a sonic image of pure chaos. Musically, I think it has some interesting elements, but could've been much better.
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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #48 on: May 30, 2014, 09:59:32 PM »

I've grown to appreciate it, but I think it would have been better as a b-side or bonus track for the fan club than an album track.
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« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2014, 10:45:32 PM »

I've grown to appreciate it, but I think it would have been better as a b-side or bonus track for the fan club than an album track.

I agree with this ^

John putting some avante garde (p*ssing about with yoko at dawn) track on a Beatles album was all wrong.......wrong audience for a drug addled sound collage............what was he thinking ?, oh wait, he wasn't..
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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2014, 11:53:25 PM »

My hatred for it is strong.  ha2ha

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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2014, 12:05:18 AM »

I agree with this ^

John putting some avante garde (p*ssing about with yoko at dawn) track on a Beatles album was all wrong.......wrong audience for a drug addled sound collage............what was he thinking ?, oh wait, he wasn't..

It could have been the first Plastic Ono Band single!

Am I wrong or didn't George also help with it?

I can see why people can't stand it. As drug addled sound collages go I think it's not a bad one. It's very eerie and evocative. But I admit it doesn't feature on any of my Beatles playlists.   ;)

Not really a Beatles record but I suppose if it had gone on Two Virgins that'd have guaranteed no one would ever have heard it. Which is undoubtedly how most people would like it. ha2ha

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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2014, 02:05:59 AM »

Quit the negative vibes Mairi, Nimrod, Tkitna and Moogmodule...  ;yes

Hmm, I have an idea for a thread...
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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2014, 03:56:50 AM »

It's neat to see all the different opinions on this song. Kevin, you really came up with a winner with your idea for discussing a song of the week!
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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2014, 06:38:20 AM »

In a sense 'Revolution #9', or a track like it, HAS to be on the White Album.

Music hall, ska, (the invention of) heavy metal, John Wesley Harding-style Dylan, nursery rhymes, politics, ballads, a pastiche of The Beach Boys, children's songs, love songs etc. etc. are all covered.

If a sound collage wasn't on there we'd all be wondering where is was!
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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2014, 07:09:15 AM »

In a sense 'Revolution #9', or a track like it, HAS to be on the White Album.

Music hall, ska, (the invention of) heavy metal, John Wesley Harding-style Dylan, nursery rhymes, politics, ballads, a pastiche of The Beach Boys, children's songs, love songs etc. etc. are all covered.

If a sound collage wasn't on there we'd all be wondering where is was!


And bluegrass...


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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2014, 12:02:40 PM »

In a sense 'Revolution #9', or a track like it, HAS to be on the White Album.

Music hall, ska, (the invention of) heavy metal, John Wesley Harding-style Dylan, nursery rhymes, politics, ballads, a pastiche of The Beach Boys, children's songs, love songs etc. etc. are all covered.

If a sound collage wasn't on there we'd all be wondering where is was!

ok then, but a 1 or 2 minute one pleeeeease


and pure rock was on there too, Prudence, Warm Gun & Helter Skelter
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Re: Song Of The Week - Cry Baby Cry
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2014, 01:17:12 PM »

It's neat to see all the different opinions on this song. Kevin, you really came up with a winner with your idea for discussing a song of the week!

Thanks Kelley  ;)
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