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Entry #146

Don't judge a song by it's cover: No matter how heavy it might be?

2013-04-20 17:39:35 by NeverHundred

I think still The Beatles are over rated. But they're not the worst band ever, they're pretty good actually. Just over rated, like most bands.

The Beatles are a little known hipster band that I liked before they were cool. You probably never heard of them. Formed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Star and George Harrison. Originally they were called The Quarrymen. So they realised a lot of material, most of which was swept under the rug and forgotten by history forever. In 1967 they released their last and probably best album, Abbey Road. The band was splitting a part at the seems and you can hear that tension on the album. Which adds to the over all experience.

Now I'm listening to I Want You So Bad(She's So Heavy). Because big girls need lovin' too. It's an angsty piece marked with blues but also something more. It begins with an odd meter? I didn't know they had it in them. The Beatles actually used an odd meter for once? And these chords? These aren't based on the pentatonic. The lead guitar and organ are jazzy, and bluesy. The vocals express desperation and perhaps a hint of depravity. I'm almost impressed The Beatles. Almost. Okay, I'll admit it, this might be my favorite song by the band. It's really good. The part where he sings, "I want you so bad" It's pretty bluesy but it still has this feeling that's outside this Beatles box. The bassline is pretty good, but I especially like the, "She's so heavy!" part, the odd meter is a delight, the vocals express that need so well, I like the way the chords are played, and that they chord structure and progressions are excellent. Well, the abrupt ending is a bit weird, but I kind of like it. Adds to the bite of the piece.

Io Echo is a world renkown band that's changed the face of the music industry twice over. I probably don't need to tell you who Ioanna Gika is or Leopold Ross. I'll mention that Leopold Ross was involved in many other projects before Io Echo, Korn being one of them. He's done a lot of sound engineering with other projects as well.

I like how this kicks off, slowly and every note fits it's place really well. Ioanna is an amazing singer. Her voice adds a sexiness to the song that unfortunately John Lennon just couldn't seem to pull off. The way this song builds up is spectacular. And it manages to build up and then suddenly stop, giving some space to breath, before another stronger wave. The She So Heavy part is excellent. But in this version the "I want you so bad" part seems to have more highlights. I love how on the last line, "It's driving me mad!" She's screaming, similar to how Kate Bush might. I love that kind of vocal exclamation. And the music begins to take on almost a punk rock kind of ferocity at the end.

So let's see which one I think is best? This is probably my favorite Beatles song, guess I just like dark music. It's got an edge to it that you don't see much of in their music. The cover manages to really bring that out. It's difficult to say if the trouble between the members of The Beatles during the original recording of this song was helpful or hurtful to it's production. I suspect it was a little bit of both.


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nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-25 00:52:17

A lot of recent discoveries like this cove of rees.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-17 19:35:27

Winning ticket? Pfft! I've never won anything in my whole life...

Except the lottery.

NeverHundred responds:

A lot of ree!


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-13 18:12:37

I'd love to do a scree run. Or scream while I run...

For president!!

NeverHundred responds:

That's the ticket... the ticket that'll win. The winning ticket. The spinning ticker. The spotted trucker and the fucking spelunker.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-13 01:50:35

There's always a reason for treason.

But more importantly, there's always a reason to sing the trea song. It spreads the message. The message of full body massages. And isn't that the real truth? That all we want in life as human beings is the physical contact of a full body massage. I'm sure I'm not alone when I deliver this message, unless I am, which is quite terrifying, I could be ambushed in this dark guinel where people have killed for a guinea or a doubloon. But you know what? I'm not giving up my doubloons for a troubled loon who once starred in the film The Goonies. What can I do against this loon who is hellbent on stealing my coinage? Kick him? Wear beer goggles and pretend I'm drunk? But how will being drunk help me? That must rank as my worst idea yet, it's not ideal, maybe I should peel his skin back like a banana, maybe the watching masses would find that appealing. That would certainly put an end to his stealing.

I would need balls of steel, titanium testicles, blood vessels bursting all over these nice new nine inch nail EPs. I feel bat shit crazy, carrying the weight of an eight ton sack of rice on my back like crippling arthritis, and it aches while I write this, but that's all part of the enjoyment, the struggle, the toil, being embroiled, knee-deep, hypnotised in this deep-sleep, I can't keep leaping into the unknown like this. There are too many ghosts all waiting to pounce like a crowd of rowdy teenagers from Noun Town. The crime rate there is staggering, like an injured animal, which is ironic as the animal got stabbed in Noun Town.

You can get your head held under in Drown Town. But I say try and hold your head high, or let someone else hold it high for you after they have just cut it off.

Flawless Victory.

NeverHundred responds:

Tree songs for tree people, for free people... for scree people. The people who SCREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-09 16:19:51

Too many people have uncles for my liking.

Maybe it's time we had a un cull.

NeverHundred responds:

That's treason and you know it.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-05 21:28:45

When Monet Met Uncle Bribe.

NeverHundred responds:

Everyone has an Uncle Bribe right? ...one way or another.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-03 16:31:03

I can't bring bail money, but I can bring a Monet painting made out of braille.

NeverHundred responds:

Excellent the police chief is an avant gard enthusiast. This will be easier than I first thought.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-05-02 21:29:08

It's the greatest book since The Grey Test Book.

The Grey Test Book was brilliant, you opened it up and if you could see grey colour on that page you moved on to page two, and so on. You can see how such a book would provide hour after hour of pure unbridled joy.

Then the drugs wore off.

NeverHundred responds:

Then I punched a cop and that's why I need you to pick me up from the station again... remember the bail money this time.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-29 13:57:43

Maybe you were too busy Spilling Beer and that is why you couldn't get to the Spelling Bee.

NeverHundred responds:

the spilling bee and the spelling beer. Best children's book ever?


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-28 16:51:51

See it sent me over the edge so much, it made me post the same thing three times.

NeverHundred responds:

Oh shit, that three times the gun faerie appears! That spells doom for us all... or, maybe it spells donuts for us all. I never did make it to my spelling bee... and survived!


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-28 16:51:19

All this gun talk is gunna send me over the edge.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-28 16:51:12

All this gun talk is gunna send me over the edge.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-28 16:51:10

All this gun talk is gunna send me over the edge.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-27 20:57:13

They can even legally marry iguanas in Colorado too.

I'll tell you what can't be done in Colorado though...

Writing sensible laws.

NeverHundred responds:

Yeah, there's a law that iguanas can own guns. Also guns can own guns.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-26 23:51:16

Get Richard or die trying to capture Richard.

Now look what has happened, he's got away and who knows what destruction he has in store for us all.

NietzHundred: - "Richard, put that gun down, this isn't helping anyone!"

Richard: - "Don't come any closer or I'll fuckin' use this thing I swear it!!"

NietzHundred: - "Where is that going to get you though?"

Richard: - "Listen, I want a helicopter out of here, to Colorado where I'll be safe."

ONLY IN COLORADO!!!!!!

NeverHundred responds:

Well, Colorado and west coast Washington. That's where people can legally get high from somking the marijuana.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-26 15:23:10

See her now, or I'll seize you and you'll cease to sell sea shells to people from Seychelles.

NeverHundred responds:

But selling sea shells was my get rich plan. Get rich or die frying.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-26 11:57:05

I'm gonna crush beetles in my VW, then me and you are going to drink beetle juice and do whatever it is that evil people do.

Well we're not evil, we've just been badly advised...... By Our Parents!!

NeverHundred responds:

See her seizure.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-25 00:15:29

To Beatle or not To Beatle, that is the question?

That I pose...

To the people...

Will they answer? Now that's two questions.

NeverHundred responds:

We gonna beatle all night long!


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-24 16:29:22

I already gave all my suits and ties to the thrift stores, and now I've got to buy them all back? Oh well, at least the money is being raised for a good cause.

And that good cause is them using all the money they made to buy me a million pound Suit and Tie.

I'm highly suited with the outcome, despite the outcry.

NeverHundred responds:

You're a poor businessman.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-23 21:10:11

I have a suit and tie, a briefcase now. Oh yes, I've just become a corporate. But on the other hand, what if I'm using that facade as a disguise to infiltrate those meetings and find out the real truth about their 'green' intentions?

The Real Eco Expose. A warts-and-all documentary, featuring close-ups of warts on the faces of corporates as they discuss the future of the planet. Do they really care about the future wellbeing of mother Earth? Or it really all just about the money?

Find out so...... Oh shit, my hidden camera wasn't switched on!!

Fuck, now we're going to have to do all that again!

NeverHundred responds:

It's time to buy a Suit and Tie at the Thriftstore.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-22 22:15:34

Why waste a joke when it can be re-used?

C'mon Eric, get green will ya! We're trying to save the damn environment here.

NeverHundred responds:

Or are you trying to save the envilement? I know your games, I know you're not the innocent salesmen you claim to be. You're a communist and a corporate crony, at least you're not a phony. Always talking on the telephone, wont leave it alone, in another zone, swatting away a drone, all the reports have shown, yet some data's still unknown.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-21 00:33:36

We need to make something together, even if it's just a pirate ship made out of bran flakes.

NeverHundred responds:

We need to bake something together even if it's a joke made out of recycled jokes. We're good at recycling jokes after all. We got some sort of environmental medel for all the jokes we've recycled.


nietzlawenietzlawe

2013-04-20 22:24:35

I always thought that The Beatles were overrated when compared to The Stones. I don't know what it was, probably that the Beatle vocals grated on my nerves after a while and their songs sounded a bit shouty and whiny. But on the other hand, I also respect how they changed music. One of my favourite songs they made was I'm So Tired.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIENus8bJlY

(Updated ) NeverHundred responds:

I wish we could coroberate on something musical. Of course I've got nothing to work with.


MeinFurryMeinFurry

2013-04-20 21:14:32

I realize that you were expressing your opinion and I absolutely respect that. I was simply expressing mine, too. I'm glad to hear that you love both music and history. More people should be like that. I did not know that Let It Be was recorded before Abbey Road, I appreciate you telling me that.
And also sorry for the stupid last bit I posted in my previous post. I did not realize that Here Comes the Sun came after this song, it has been awhile since I listened to the album. I probably should have looked that up before I posted because I now I made myself look stupid. :p But oh well, thanks for correcting me.
I hope I did not offend you in any way, sometimes it is hard to tell the mood of a comment because there is no tone of voice to hear. I don't usually get into conversations like this too often, but it was really neat discussing this with you, so thanks for that. I learned something new today. :D

NeverHundred responds:

No you didn't offend me at all.


MeinFurryMeinFurry

2013-04-20 19:04:16

I am a huge Beatles fan. I can understand why you think they are overrated, but keep in mind the time period they were in. They delivered something new to that generation in just the 10 years they were making music together. They helped inspire the music we have today. They weren't afraid to take risks with music and it made other musicians realize they can do the same thing too. I'd say they deserved all the game they got back then and all the fame they get today.
This is a pretty good song, yes, but not my fave by them, but hey we all have our different tastes. But I do prefer the Beatles later stuff over their earlier, poppy stuff. ^^
The cover you posted here is quite nice. That girl has a great voice. I really don't know which is better, they kinda have their own take on the same song, but both are pleasant. Some people will automatically say the cover is better cuz they are trolls and some will say the Beatles version is better cuz they are die-hard Beatles fans. But I'm willing to give covers a chance. Oh, and I think the reason the original has an abrupt ending is cuz the album is because it transitions into the next song. The songs on this album were made to be listened one after the other. ^^

(Updated ) NeverHundred responds:

Firstly, music is subjective so I'm just expressing an opinion and it's fine for anyone to disagree. I should probably do more to educate than anything else. I am a music geek, I like the history as much as the music. In fact the reason I called this the last album was because it was the last album actually recorded. Much of the Let It Be album was recorded before this.

Another thing, this sone was the last track on the original record, making it a little difficult to listen to this and the next song seamlessly.

The track is very much on the other end of the spectrum emotionally. A euphoric and twangy diddy called Here Comes the Sun. It's the first track on the B side of the album.

Trying to copy and paste this link will be difficult there seems to be a space between the j and the 1 in the URL.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj 1AesMfIf8