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2021-11-29 9:02:29 AM  
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2021-11-29 9:03:52 AM  
absolutely astounding.

As for the doc, yes it's long (and winding). But if you're a Beatles nerd, you're going to be happy as a pig in shiat.

However, if you're a Beatles contrarian edgelord, you are going to farking hate it.
 
2021-11-29 9:13:55 AM  
Genius cannot be denied.
 
2021-11-29 9:16:02 AM  
If Chapman had aimed a bit to the left, he would have been a hero.
 
2021-11-29 9:28:52 AM  
It's a great song, but highly likely he already had it written at home and is doing some performative deal so the lads will feel included in the process.
 
2021-11-29 9:29:59 AM  

BizarreMan: Genius cannot be denied.


Excessive drug use can deny it.

Look at what happened to beach boy brian wilson

He started farking around with weed and acid in late 64 early 65 and by 1968 couldnt write good music any more. He was never able to afterwards either.  Drugs took the genius away.

Drug use has its downsides over time
 
2021-11-29 9:30:32 AM  

optikeye: If Chapman had aimed a bit to the left, he would have been a hero.


You know, I get really really tired of this kind of shiat.

Yoko was smaller, and would've been much harder to hit.
 
2021-11-29 9:30:51 AM  
My mom likes the Beatles I'm going to get her some Beatles stuff for Christmas
 
2021-11-29 9:32:51 AM  

thanksagainandagain: It's a great song, but highly likely he already had it written at home and is doing some performative deal so the lads will feel included in the process.


They'd been around each other almost non-stop for a decade when these sessions happened. Think they'd know if he was full of shiat and posturing for them.
 
2021-11-29 9:33:15 AM  

BizarreMan: Genius cannot be denied.


I believe he smoked weed for the first time in nov or dec of 64 and had his first acid trip in first 3 months of 65.

It took only 2 to 3 years for that shiat to take away the music.
 
2021-11-29 9:34:00 AM  
That doesn't excuse the fact that he should have been better prepared for a show they were supposed to do in two weeks, the lazy pothead.
 
2021-11-29 9:34:12 AM  
I loved the whole first episode, mainly for the spot on insight into how sausage gets made, so to speak.

This scene in particular. You can see Ringo fundamentally bored and kind of sad as Paul plays around really with nothing, George nearly in a fetal position, literally falling out of his chair with boredom, throwing Paul a big passive aggressive "eff you" with that exaggerated yawn...

And then Paul does a quick two count, and because he's a God damned genius, the rhythmic, harmony and melody parts he was playing with have coalesced in his head in the space of that two count, and he's come up with a hit.

And you can SEE it. Ringo perks up, starts clapping out the rhythm. George is engaged, hearing it too, he starts riffing on it. They know Paul has done it again, and just made them a million bucks.

What an amazing moment to catch on film.
 
2021-11-29 9:34:39 AM  

optikeye: If Chapman had aimed a bit to the left, he would have been a hero.


Time to go back to ur gaming.
 
2021-11-29 9:35:07 AM  

stoli n coke: thanksagainandagain: It's a great song, but highly likely he already had it written at home and is doing some performative deal so the lads will feel included in the process.

They'd been around each other almost non-stop for a decade when these sessions happened. Think they'd know if he was full of shiat and posturing for them.


Who says they didn't?
 
2021-11-29 9:37:20 AM  

stoli n coke: thanksagainandagain: It's a great song, but highly likely he already had it written at home and is doing some performative deal so the lads will feel included in the process.

They'd been around each other almost non-stop for a decade when these sessions happened. Think they'd know if he was full of shiat and posturing for them.


And in hamburg germany they ate slept and shiat in the same room together.
 
2021-11-29 9:37:20 AM  

Linux_Yes: BizarreMan: Genius cannot be denied.

Excessive drug use can deny it.

Look at what happened to beach boy brian wilson

He started farking around with weed and acid in late 64 early 65 and by 1968 couldnt write good music any more. He was never able to afterwards either.  Drugs took the genius away.

Drug use has its downsides over time


No, he was a one trick pony. The "Beach Sound" "Surf Music" ...by 68 That Beach Blanket Bingo card had been played.  And that sound only came back as a Quinton Terrinterro sound track recently.
Yes, he was great technically...and very innovative in the studio.

Also, the Beatles probaby did more weed and acid and produced more great music. And don't even get me started with Jefferson Airplane/Starship and Grace Slick.
 
2021-11-29 9:37:28 AM  

thanksagainandagain: stoli n coke: thanksagainandagain: It's a great song, but highly likely he already had it written at home and is doing some performative deal so the lads will feel included in the process.

They'd been around each other almost non-stop for a decade when these sessions happened. Think they'd know if he was full of shiat and posturing for them.

Who says they didn't?


Wow. And I thought I was cynical.

You can relax. Reality TV was decades away. People didn't think like that then.
 
2021-11-29 9:42:11 AM  

optikeye: No, he was a one trick pony. The "Beach Sound" "Surf Music" ...by 68 That Beach Blanket Bingo card had been played.


Tell me you don't know anything about music without telling me you don't know anything about music.
 
2021-11-29 9:43:26 AM  

optikeye: Linux_Yes: BizarreMan: Genius cannot be denied.

Excessive drug use can deny it.

Look at what happened to beach boy brian wilson

He started farking around with weed and acid in late 64 early 65 and by 1968 couldnt write good music any more. He was never able to afterwards either.  Drugs took the genius away.

Drug use has its downsides over time

No, he was a one trick pony. The "Beach Sound" "Surf Music" ...by 68 That Beach Blanket Bingo card had been played.  And that sound only came back as a Quinton Terrinterro sound track recently.
Yes, he was great technically...and very innovative in the studio.

Also, the Beatles probaby did more weed and acid and produced more great music. And don't even get me started with Jefferson Airplane/Starship and Grace Slick.


Wrong

Brian wrote all their music.  Once he couldnt do that any more the band fell apart.  He was the only beach boy who was not replacable.

Yes
And the beatles song writing was hurt too.  It just took longer.

Look at any great songwriter.  Once the dope shows up youll see a sudden temporary increase in creativity followed by a fade away in their song quality.

Thats the trick dope pulls on you   it pretends to help you then turns and cornholes you.  All it takes is time.

Im not talking about the occasional drug user
 
2021-11-29 9:44:12 AM  

thanksagainandagain: highly likely he already had it written at home and is doing some performative deal so the lads will feel included


LOLWUT
 
2021-11-29 9:47:17 AM  
That moment when Ringo's foot starts going...
 
2021-11-29 9:48:29 AM  
Wife and I watched the entire documentary over the weekend. Amazing stuff.

Some things we took away from it:

1) The "lads" goofed off a LOT, but when they they came up with something, it was insanely good.

2) Paul and John had to face some unpleasant truths about how they had been treating George.

3) Yoko was NOT the problem so many haters have claimed over the years.

4) Billy Preston picked the best moment in musical history to stop by and say "hi" to the guys.

5) They really liked toast.
 
2021-11-29 9:48:53 AM  

optikeye: Linux_Yes: BizarreMan: Genius cannot be denied.

Excessive drug use can deny it.

Look at what happened to beach boy brian wilson

He started farking around with weed and acid in late 64 early 65 and by 1968 couldnt write good music any more. He was never able to afterwards either.  Drugs took the genius away.

Drug use has its downsides over time

No, he was a one trick pony. The "Beach Sound" "Surf Music" ...by 68 That Beach Blanket Bingo card had been played.  And that sound only came back as a Quinton Terrinterro sound track recently.
Yes, he was great technically...and very innovative in the studio.

Also, the Beatles probaby did more weed and acid and produced more great music. And don't even get me started with Jefferson Airplane/Starship and Grace Slick.


Jim morrison went down that hole too.

Primarily Alcohol ruined his lyric and song writing abilty.

He preferred booze bec it was legal and easily available.

He experimented alot but booze was his go to.
 
2021-11-29 9:49:10 AM  
I'm about an hour into part three. Absolutely amazing to watch. I think it would have been wise to at least attempt a theatrical cut, maybe two and half hours, and leave the eight hour version for fanatics. But that was probably never going to happen, I mean, this is PETER JACKSON we're talking about here. Nevertheless, it's kind of a magical movie. You feel like you're in a room hanging out with the Beatles, making up an album as they go along.

And the amount of Spinal Tap references you and your wife can throw at each other are absolutely ridiculous
 
2021-11-29 9:49:33 AM  

optikeye: Linux_Yes: BizarreMan: Genius cannot be denied.

Excessive drug use can deny it.

Look at what happened to beach boy brian wilson

He started farking around with weed and acid in late 64 early 65 and by 1968 couldnt write good music any more. He was never able to afterwards either.  Drugs took the genius away.

Drug use has its downsides over time

No, he was a one trick pony. The "Beach Sound" "Surf Music" ...by 68 That Beach Blanket Bingo card had been played.  And that sound only came back as a Quinton Terrinterro sound track recently.
Yes, he was great technically...and very innovative in the studio.

Also, the Beatles probaby did more weed and acid and produced more great music. And don't even get me started with Jefferson Airplane/Starship and Grace Slick.


Never listened to Pet Sounds?

No surf music there.

Wilson had a few obstacles to deal with. He had mental illness, he had the shiathead Mike Love questioning his moves and motives, he didn't have a songwriting partner the way McCartney and Lennon did, he is deaf in one ear.

And yet he composed music that blew McCartney away, that made Bob Dylan suggest Wilson's ear should be in the Smithsonian.

What McCartney is doing here is pretty cool, even if Get Back is one of the weaker Beatles singles. I'm more impressed with him noodling around on piano and running through The Long and Winding Road, Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight, Another Day etc...just playing a few tunes he'd been working on, while Ringo just stares at him "I could just sit here watching him play piano for an hour."
 
2021-11-29 9:51:12 AM  

Winterlight: The "lads" goofed off a LOT, but when they they came up with something, it was insanely good.


As an advertising person, I can tell you that being creative on a deadline requires a LOT of farking around.
 
2021-11-29 9:51:44 AM  

optikeye: If Chapman had aimed a bit to the left, he would have been a hero.


The funniest part of the whole thing was when Paul's five year old stepdaughter is hanging out with them and starts singing nonsense, and it sounds SO much better than Yoko
 
2021-11-29 9:54:21 AM  

FlashHarry: optikeye: No, he was a one trick pony. The "Beach Sound" "Surf Music" ...by 68 That Beach Blanket Bingo card had been played.

Tell me you don't know anything about music without telling me you don't know anything about music.


Oh, Please. I like Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.  I don't deny their influence (especially the technical and recording aspects with "Pet Sounds", including the use of the "Leslie" which the Beatles adopted), and The Beach Boys being some what self contained (production, recording, writing, preforming, not to mention 'rack jobing' B side 45's to fill juke boxes)..but they had no where near the musical range of styles the Beatles had.

Stylistically...they where eastly imitated as a 'sound'.....from the Monkies to the Partridge Family. Their style could be factoryed out to millions of bands. (Even Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
 
2021-11-29 9:55:59 AM  

gilgigamesh: I loved the whole first episode, mainly for the spot on insight into how sausage gets made, so to speak.

This scene in particular. You can see Ringo fundamentally bored and kind of sad as Paul plays around really with nothing, George nearly in a fetal position, literally falling out of his chair with boredom, throwing Paul a big passive aggressive "eff you" with that exaggerated yawn...

And then Paul does a quick two count, and because he's a God damned genius, the rhythmic, harmony and melody parts he was playing with have coalesced in his head in the space of that two count, and he's come up with a hit.

And you can SEE it. Ringo perks up, starts clapping out the rhythm. George is engaged, hearing it too, he starts riffing on it. They know Paul has done it again, and just made them a million bucks.

What an amazing moment to catch on film.


I also like that it for lack of a better word humanizes the band members. By the time these sessions begin, they've already ascended to the top of music, but because of that, expectations couldn't be higher. Putting out just a good rock and roll record wasn't an option. It had to be on the same level as Sgt. Pepper and Revolver. And people forget, they were only 26-28 years old at this time. You've already written 2 albums any other band would have considered masterpieces, and now you have to do it again less than 2 years later. In this documentary, you can see that pressure on their faces. Personally, I think they would have broken up before 1975 anyway. Yoko was a convenient scapegoat, but they wouldn't have been able to sustain the pace they were doing. In this doc, you can already see the fractures starting.
 
2021-11-29 10:03:48 AM  
Or you could mix the best of him.

Go Home Productions "Imagine The Band" (Lennon/Wings)
Youtube SE49bsxGTFM
 
2021-11-29 10:04:44 AM  

Linux_Yes: optikeye: Linux_Yes: BizarreMan: Genius cannot be denied.

Excessive drug use can deny it.

Look at what happened to beach boy brian wilson

He started farking around with weed and acid in late 64 early 65 and by 1968 couldnt write good music any more. He was never able to afterwards either.  Drugs took the genius away.

Drug use has its downsides over time

No, he was a one trick pony. The "Beach Sound" "Surf Music" ...by 68 That Beach Blanket Bingo card had been played.  And that sound only came back as a Quinton Terrinterro sound track recently.
Yes, he was great technically...and very innovative in the studio.

Also, the Beatles probaby did more weed and acid and produced more great music. And don't even get me started with Jefferson Airplane/Starship and Grace Slick.

Wrong

Brian wrote all their music.  Once he couldnt do that any more the band fell apart.  He was the only beach boy who was not replacable.

Yes
And the beatles song writing was hurt too.  It just took longer.

Look at any great songwriter.  Once the dope shows up youll see a sudden temporary increase in creativity followed by a fade away in their song quality.

Thats the trick dope pulls on you   it pretends to help you then turns and cornholes you.  All it takes is time.

Im not talking about the occasional drug user


OH Lookie...we found the reformed heroin addict.
 
2021-11-29 10:05:46 AM  
I've only watched the first hour so far, but I've really been enjoying it - not because OMG IT'S THE BEATLES, but because it's four creative people trying to put something together.
The most interesting part for me has been Paul trying to wrangle this herd of cats - "look, I don't like being in charge either, but will you guys help me the hell out here, please?!?"
 
2021-11-29 10:05:52 AM  
Can it have a DVD release before Christmas? My FIL loves the Beatles and similar things, but I don't think he even has a smart TV. His wife will watch shows via laptop, but I think that's about it.
 
2021-11-29 10:08:03 AM  

stoli n coke: gilgigamesh: I loved the whole first episode, mainly for the spot on insight into how sausage gets made, so to speak.

This scene in particular. You can see Ringo fundamentally bored and kind of sad as Paul plays around really with nothing, George nearly in a fetal position, literally falling out of his chair with boredom, throwing Paul a big passive aggressive "eff you" with that exaggerated yawn...

And then Paul does a quick two count, and because he's a God damned genius, the rhythmic, harmony and melody parts he was playing with have coalesced in his head in the space of that two count, and he's come up with a hit.

And you can SEE it. Ringo perks up, starts clapping out the rhythm. George is engaged, hearing it too, he starts riffing on it. They know Paul has done it again, and just made them a million bucks.

What an amazing moment to catch on film.

I also like that it for lack of a better word humanizes the band members. By the time these sessions begin, they've already ascended to the top of music, but because of that, expectations couldn't be higher. Putting out just a good rock and roll record wasn't an option. It had to be on the same level as Sgt. Pepper and Revolver. And people forget, they were only 26-28 years old at this time. You've already written 2 albums any other band would have considered masterpieces, and now you have to do it again less than 2 years later. In this documentary, you can see that pressure on their faces. Personally, I think they would have broken up before 1975 anyway. Yoko was a convenient scapegoat, but they wouldn't have been able to sustain the pace they were doing. In this doc, you can already see the fractures starting.


Oh it's more than fractures. They say it on film more than once. They all knew this was the end of the Beatles.
 
2021-11-29 10:08:40 AM  

optikeye: Oh, Please. I like Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.  I don't deny their influence (especially the technical and recording aspects with "Pet Sounds", including the use of the "Leslie" which the Beatles adopted), and The Beach Boys being some what self contained (production, recording, writing, preforming, not to mention 'rack jobing' B side 45's to fill juke boxes)..but they had no where near the musical range of styles the Beatles had.


LOL, mmmkay. 🙄

FYI: Pet Sounds was arguably the most important influence on Sgt. Pepper.

And as for the Leslie - John used it on Tomorrow Never Knows, which was recorded before Pet Sounds came out. Brian's influence on the Beatles went WAY beyond instrumentation.
 
2021-11-29 10:13:07 AM  

Fireproof: Can it have a DVD release before Christmas? My FIL loves the Beatles and similar things, but I don't think he even has a smart TV. His wife will watch shows via laptop, but I think that's about it.


There's a box set of 'remastered' Beatles. Several versions.

If you can find it.....I have this baseball jacket. Which is a knock off...'fake' because the beatles never had a tour jacket. (it's also cheaply made and for decorative porpoises only) (I did that on porpoise )
Tho...AppleCorpInc will take down auctions as 'counterfeit' items for that jacket.

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2021-11-29 10:18:24 AM  

kryptoknightmare: optikeye: If Chapman had aimed a bit to the left, he would have been a hero.

The funniest part of the whole thing was when Paul's five year old stepdaughter is hanging out with them and starts singing nonsense, and it sounds SO much better than Yoko


I thought that was Paul's point.

/she's actually interesting as a visual artist
 
2021-11-29 10:21:33 AM  
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"One does not simply walk across Abbey Road".
 
2021-11-29 10:22:19 AM  

Heardsman: kryptoknightmare: optikeye: If Chapman had aimed a bit to the left, he would have been a hero.

The funniest part of the whole thing was when Paul's five year old stepdaughter is hanging out with them and starts singing nonsense, and it sounds SO much better than Yoko

I thought that was Paul's point.

/she's actually interesting as a visual artist


I like her art stuff. Especially the one with a step ladder you climbed and used a magnifying glass to see a word in 2 point type on the ceiling "YES"
 
2021-11-29 10:24:17 AM  
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2021-11-29 10:29:08 AM  
"Written by Lennon/McCartney."

One way to prevent in-fighting over who gets six of their songs on the next album vs four, since all the money is in the songwriting...
 
2021-11-29 10:29:23 AM  

Winterlight: Wife and I watched the entire documentary over the weekend. Amazing stuff.

Some things we took away from it:

1) The "lads" goofed off a LOT, but when they they came up with something, it was insanely good.

2) Paul and John had to face some unpleasant truths about how they had been treating George.

3) Yoko was NOT the problem so many haters have claimed over the years.

4) Billy Preston picked the best moment in musical history to stop by and say "hi" to the guys.

5) They really liked toast.


Let's not forget the smoking. I smoked like a chimney for years (or so I thought) but man, those guys were just puffing sunup to sundown.

Joked with my wife as we watched that the redhead guy in charge of fetching tea and smokes was the busiest guy in the room at all times.
 
2021-11-29 10:30:56 AM  

gilgigamesh: I loved the whole first episode, mainly for the spot on insight into how sausage gets made, so to speak.

This scene in particular. You can see Ringo fundamentally bored and kind of sad as Paul plays around really with nothing, George nearly in a fetal position, literally falling out of his chair with boredom, throwing Paul a big passive aggressive "eff you" with that exaggerated yawn...

And then Paul does a quick two count, and because he's a God damned genius, the rhythmic, harmony and melody parts he was playing with have coalesced in his head in the space of that two count, and he's come up with a hit.

And you can SEE it. Ringo perks up, starts clapping out the rhythm. George is engaged, hearing it too, he starts riffing on it. They know Paul has done it again, and just made them a million bucks.

What an amazing moment to catch on film.


I especially liked the onscreen notation: Get Back: Lennon / McCartney, even though Lennon was the only one of The Beatles who wasn't in the room.
 
2021-11-29 10:32:25 AM  

optikeye: If you can find it.....I have this baseball jacket. Which is a knock off...'fake' because the beatles never had a tour jacket.


Holy crap. Those are still on ebay. For 2-3 hundred. They were/are fakes. Beatles had no tour jackets.
Those where fashioned in the 70's and sold out of the pages of Rolling Stones...and at Record shows.
(I got mine for about 50 bucks in 1980's).

The Beatles copyright cops shuts them down when discovered...so it's a crap shoot to find one.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=Beatles+tour+jacket&_sacat=0
 
2021-11-29 10:32:46 AM  

doctorguilty: I've only watched the first hour so far, but I've really been enjoying it - not because OMG IT'S THE BEATLES, but because it's four creative people trying to put something together.
The most interesting part for me has been Paul trying to wrangle this herd of cats - "look, I don't like being in charge either, but will you guys help me the hell out here, please?!?"


I think this is a point regarding the group dynamics during this time that a lot of people miss...Paul was leading because of Brian Epstein's death (which they refer to in episode one) and John basically abdicating his role as group leader because of his relationship with Yoko. John had always been the leader....it was his group and he was the one the others all looked up to. If they were to get anything done at this point, it was Paul who had to push them. He didn't like doing it and George resented it, but without Paul's leadership, nothing would have gotten done. Notice in episode 2 when they move to Apple HQ....John becomes much more involved and engaged, Paul is able to ease off a bit, the mood improves, and they start to get things done.
 
2021-11-29 10:33:08 AM  

Linux_Yes: Wrong

Brian wrote all their music.


Well, except for the stuff stolen from Jan & Dean, Chuck Berry ("Surfin' USA" a/k/a "Sweet Little Sixteen"), and even Charles Manson (""Never Learn Not to Love" ").
 
2021-11-29 10:35:53 AM  
Get out of sour milk sea
You don't belong there
Get back to where you should be
Find out what's going on there.
 
2021-11-29 10:36:36 AM  

Winterlight: Wife and I watched the entire documentary over the weekend. Amazing stuff.

Some things we took away from it:

1) The "lads" goofed off a LOT, but when they they came up with something, it was insanely good.

2) Paul and John had to face some unpleasant truths about how they had been treating George.

3) Yoko was NOT the problem so many haters have claimed over the years.

4) Billy Preston picked the best moment in musical history to stop by and say "hi" to the guys.

5) They really liked toast.


You mean the Yoko whose permission was required to use the film in this project and who put conditions on what could be included depicting her?

The band was done because John was done, it's not Yoko's fault, and we know that because Paul has said so. Not because of this movie.
 
2021-11-29 10:40:08 AM  

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I'm not sure which is more ridiculous- the comedienne for tweeting it, or you for posting it because you think it's true.
 
2021-11-29 10:43:20 AM  

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That's funny.
 
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