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Re: George Harrison Collection

Postby MsUp » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:47 am

ctlegend wrote:Sorry Beatle lovers...
the success of the Beatles is well documented, but some of their songs are BLAND


You're just lookin' to see if I'm paying attention, lil' brother... The Beatles were, and continue to be, the bomb, there will never be anything like them again (the music they created spans all tastes, all ages, and all time). Not your taste (?) I'll accept that.

A short story, going back to the very start. It was 1964, and my Dad had 'had it' with those long-haired, pot-smokin', smelly Liverpoodlians, when along came; Mick, Keith, Brian, Charlie & Bill (OMG, those 'hopped-up' Londoners). After their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Dad was singing She Loves You all over the house ('hey kids, I really like those Beatles, you keep playin' their music').
Deep down, I think he was just scared of losing 'his' little girls.....
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Re: George Harrison Collection

Postby ctlegend » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:36 am

Hello Big Sis`
I know you are paying attention ... just stating my opinion, not for every one to agree with.
I know your affection for the British Fab Four.

Be more specific???... I had been familiar with 'If I needed Someone' by the Beatles
the 1st time I heard Poco play it at a sound check at Wildwood (it was acoustic)about 4 or 5 years ago, I was sitting right in front of Rusty... I told him that they play it better than the original version. the second time I heard the song live they played it with electric guitars and Paul blew the place up. Lyrically, it is a brilliant song... musically the Beatles version is weak and Poco opened my eyes to a great song as they took it to a higher level for me.
Drive My Car... weak, sounds like something Culture Club would write
Girl...Puts me to sleep
Yellow Submarine... Probably the worst song in the Beatles (or anyones) catalog
Michelle... see "Girl"

The Beatles were awesome, but I do not have the passion for them.
My favorite Beatle tunes:
Nowhere Man... great hamonies, great guitar parts
Day Tripper... Unmistakable opening riff
While My guitar Gently Weeps... Harrison at his best with some help from Clapton
And I Love Her... Gotta get a sappy love song in there somewhere
The Whole 'Abbey Road' CD is classic

Most songs Poco does are better than the original...
Magnolia... awesome song... the original, JJ Cale sounds depressed and possibly on suicide watch. Paul sings it with passion and Rusty adds the unmistakable Steel
On the Way Home... the BS version is great. the CSNY version is average. The Poco version is the best.
CT
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Re: George Harrison Collection

Postby DrMichaelGalvin » Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:12 pm

BLASPHEMY! May the gods have Mersey on your soul.

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Re: George Harrison Collection

Postby MsUp » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:50 pm

DrMichaelGalvin wrote:BLASPHEMY! May the gods have Mersey on your soul.

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: You are killin' me !
May the gods have mersey on your blue eyed soul, more likely !!!!
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Re: George Harrison Collection

Postby MsUp » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:02 pm

ctlegend wrote:Hello Big Sis`
I know you are paying attention ... just stating my opinion, not for every one to agree with.
I know your affection for the British Fab Four.

Be more specific???... I had been familiar with 'If I needed Someone' by the Beatles
the 1st time I heard Poco play it at a sound check at Wildwood (it was acoustic)about 4 or 5 years ago, I was sitting right in front of Rusty... I told him that they play it better than the original version. the second time I heard the song live they played it with electric guitars and Paul blew the place up. Lyrically, it is a brilliant song... musically the Beatles version is weak and Poco opened my eyes to a great song as they took it to a higher level for me.
Drive My Car... weak, sounds like something Culture Club would write
Girl...Puts me to sleep
Yellow Submarine... Probably the worst song in the Beatles (or anyones) catalog
Michelle... see "Girl"

The Beatles were awesome, but I do not have the passion for them.
My favorite Beatle tunes:
Nowhere Man... great hamonies, great guitar parts
Day Tripper... Unmistakable opening riff
While My guitar Gently Weeps... Harrison at his best with some help from Clapton
And I Love Her... Gotta get a sappy love song in there somewhere
The Whole 'Abbey Road' CD is classic

Most songs Poco does are better than the original...
Magnolia... awesome song... the original, JJ Cale sounds depressed and possibly on suicide watch. Paul sings it with passion and Rusty adds the unmistakable Steel
On the Way Home... the BS version is great. the CSNY version is average. The Poco version is the best.
CT



I hear you, Chuckie, and agree about Poco versions of other's music (Magnolia, Cajun Moon, On The Way Home, Dallas, etc.). I love when our boyz fool around at soundcheck with Beatle tunes, like Baby's in Black, Get Back, If I Needed Someone (Poco rock my boat LIVE better than the original Fab Four any time, but then it wasn't easy to hear The Beatles LIVE ever). The Beatles were the bomb, Poco are the A bomb.
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Re: George Harrison Collection

Postby DrMichaelGalvin » Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:53 pm

Saw them live. They are Gods. Believe it or you're going to go to Hell.
May the Gods have Mersey on your Rubber Soul.

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Re: George Harrison Collection

Postby jerzeypocofan » Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:36 pm

Another great version of "If I Needed Someone is by The Hollies...check it out if you
care to...two other groups that nail down the song are America and Roger McGuinn
I'm A Wide Open Space Cowboy
I Got Lazy Ways I Got Some Hidden Joy

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Re: George Harrison Collection

Postby DrMichaelGalvin » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:47 pm

How about Clapton & Comapny on the Concert For George?

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Re: George Harrison Collection

Postby MsUp » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:00 pm

DrMichaelGalvin wrote:Saw them live. They are Gods. Believe it or you're going to go to Hell.
May the Gods have Mersey on your Rubber Soul.

Dr. Galvin



I saw them LIVE 4 times, in just 2 1/2 years of touring Stateside. Hard to believe it was so short lived, but oh they gave us so much.
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Re: George Harrison Collection

Postby MsUp » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:01 pm

DrMichaelGalvin wrote:How about Clapton & Comapny on the Concert For George?

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Awesome !
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