Re: Worst LP Song
Posted by **backbeat** on Jul 5, 2017 at 1:57:56 PM:
In Reply to: Re: Worst LP Song posted by **Beatles Fan Robert** on Jul 4, 2017 at 8:45:52 PM:
******ALthough there are a few contenders (Mr. Moonlight, Revolution #9), there is only one true clunker on all of the 13
******Wild Honey Pie. They must have been stoned out of their minds when thy records this stinker.
*****sorry but Wild Honey Pie is wonderful - i can understand questioning 'Don't Pass me By' even though i like it, but Wild Honey Pie? no way! it's great.
****What makes it so "great"? The lyrics?
****The melody? It's crap crap crap. Self indulgent crap. Not Guilty should've knocked that song off. Opinions are like a-holes though right. If u dig it cool. Come to think of it "Dig It" isn't so "great" either. Repititious boring jam. I'm glad Spector chopped it down to 53 seconds or whatever it is.
***it's completely unique and very creative imo - it's not so much a song but a short link - actually McCartney said they weren't going to include it but George's wife Patti liked it a lot so they left it on the album - and i'm glad they did :^)
**also, and not that it means anything, but In 2003, Stylus Magazine ranked Wild Honey Pie at number 1 on their list of the "Top Ten Filler Tracks", saying "the greatest piece of filler to ever clutter an over-ambitious double album"
**And ta boot the Pixies chose to cover it on their 1998 album Pixies at the BBC.
**Anyway it's not meant to be a heavy serious number rather whimsical, fun/playful and creative.
*It's the product of a self-indulgent group of men in their 20s with no deadlines to complete an album and no one to say no. Sorry but no matter how you cut it it is the weakest track by far.
each to their own - for me the White Album is my favourite because of songs (if one can call it that at .51 seconds) like Wild Honey Pie, which would not normally make it on one of their 'more produced/polished' albums - i love the White Album for it quirkiness, looser style and extra bits and bobs...i certainly don't find anything about the White Album 'self-indulgent' or rather anything they produced for that matter - they were creative musicians pushing the barriers and for what they gave us I'll take whatever your definition of 'their self-indigence' is anytime.
I like David Bowie's thoughts on Lennon pushing the envelope
- Re: Worst LP Song - **Beatles Fan Robert** - Jul 6, 2017 at 7:51:34 AM
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