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St. Jarvitude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:34 PM
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Poll question: Best Harrison composition w/ the Beatles
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 09:42 PM by St. Jarvitude
I realize that some of his best work came in his solo career, but I thought I'd focus it on his Beatles compositions.

In my head, it's a dead race between While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Here Comes The Sun. I gave the nod to Here Comes The Sun because While My Guitar Gently Weeps was definitely aided by the kickass Clapton solo.

And, just to stir the pot a little... Something sucks. That ought to do it :)

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:36 PM
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1. You may want to correct your poll.
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 09:38 PM by Crunchy Frog
Norwegian Wood was John Lennon all the way. George just played sitar on it. :)
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:37 PM
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3. Was just gonna say that .....
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St. Jarvitude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:44 PM
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8. Fixed. I'm tired and I happened to be listening to "Norweigan Wood"
I of course meant "Think for Yourself".
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bobbobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:37 PM
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2. i really like the acoustic version of wmggw off anthology 3
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:38 PM
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4. The Best George Harrison penned Beatles song is none of the above....
It's....

"If I Needed Someone"

I thought everyone already knew that. ;-)
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:03 PM
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12. That one is one of my favorites.
But I still like WMGGW the most.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:12 PM
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15. Ewww.....WMGGW has that icky EC lead.
Sorry.

Just one of my pet peeves.

I've been a guitarist for 35 years and I can't fathom why everyone thinks that EC is so great. I think he's highly overated. He's never written a single good song (on his own)and has always relied on others to do the hard work while he just comes in and takes the credit. And to be quite honest, his guitar work, aside from the Bluebreakers and Cream stuff.........sucks.

Plus, he stole George's wife, and has since dumped her. I know that George forgave him......but that doesn't mean he's not an asshole.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:38 PM
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21. I think hes overrated too, but WMGGW has a great lead on it
You gotta admit...
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:44 PM
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22. George Martin made everybody's leads sound great.
Even Macca's and Lennon's.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:12 AM
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28. This is true
And Lennon was a bad guitarist. Great songwriter but essentially only had a do-wop style.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:41 PM
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5. Something is a great composition, but not my favorite tune
I picked "Within you Without you" because I like Eastern music and it is a great composition also.
And, I do like "Don't bother me" too, but not as much as some of the others on the list.
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meppie-meppie not Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:41 PM
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6. Here Comes the Sun was always me favorite with
While My Guitar Gently Weeps a Close second...now I have to go put the tunes on since they are now already playing in my head!!! :-)
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:43 PM
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7. Within You, Without You is a wonderful piece ....
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 09:45 PM by Trajan
Extraordinary interplay between cellos and sitar .... truly a masterpiece ....

You didnt include 'Blue Jay Way', or 'Only a Northern Song', or "It's All Too Much' or 'Taxman', or 'Savoy Truffle' ....

Something: that was the first guitar solo I ever learned .... so it is quite special for me ....... You neednt love it ....

My 16 yo daughter, who has become as Beatle fan, recently shocked me by learning the very same solo .... and the chords as well ....

Just to stir the pot some more: SHE is awesome .... YOU are not .....
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St. Jarvitude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:45 PM
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9. I already knew that, so...
No pot stirred :P

I included Taxman... I'm sure. And yeah, I left off Savoy Truffle which is one of my favorite songs, but I realize that most people don't agree with me on that.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:50 PM
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10. My bad .....
Taxman was there .....
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:53 PM
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11. I fergot one ....
A wonderful song ... one I will one day cover ....

Long, Long, Long ..... I love the dynamics of this song .... the nearly imperceptable verse crashing into the fortissimo middle eight ....
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Dr Strangelove Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:08 PM
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13. If I Needed Someone
"If I Needed Someone" would get my vote to, just makes me feel warm and wuzzy!!!!!
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St. Jarvitude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:11 PM
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14. Argh! I can't believe I forgot that one
One of my faves, too...

Unfortunately, it often gets trapped in the wash that is the White Album.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:19 PM
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16. Don't Bother Me
Blue Jay Way
Don't Bother Me
For You Blue
Here Comes The Sun
I Me Mine
I Need You
I Want To Tell You
If I Needed Someone
It's All Too Much
Long, Long, Long
Love You To
Old Brown Shoe
Only A Northern Song
Piggies
Savoy Truffle
Something
Taxman
The Inner Light
Think For Yourself
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Within You Without You
You Like Me Too Much
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:35 PM
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17. Something doesn't suck!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:36 PM by njdemocrat106
But I've gotta go with "Here Comes the Sun". "Taxman" is great, too, and "Love You Too" is probably my favorite of his Indian-inspired songs.

Miss ya George!
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MRDU Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:36 PM
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18. I want to tell you
I feel hung up but I don't know why
I don't mind
I could wait forever, I've got time

Insert killer Harrison riff.

Also, Something was hailed by Frank Sinatra as "the greatest love song ever written".

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Emboldened Chimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:37 PM
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19. Something sucks? You officially have no taste in music.
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St. Jarvitude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:37 PM
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20. I think some people need to look at my wording a bit more closely (nt)
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MRDU Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:52 PM
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23. he he....
You caught me! Knee-jerk reaction. I do love me some George! Have you seen "Concert for George"? Amazing!

!
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:02 PM
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24. "It's All Too Much" n/t
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:09 PM
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25. To my ear, Here Comes The Sun is the definitive Beatles song
much what they had done earlier is present in it in new ways; from guitar runs, to percussion (even the hand clapping), to the traditional Beatle vocal harmonies that helped make them famous.

its all there in Here Comes The Sun, and when i think of the Beatles, the music of that song is what I hear in my mind first.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:01 AM
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26. Norwegian Wood = "Knowing she would"
when I learned that and listened to the song - it all made sense.

Due to the subtleness - have to register a vote for that song. Great set of tunes to pick from, though. What a hole is left by Harrison, since he left us.
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St. Jarvitude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:12 AM
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29. Nice anecdote, but unfortunately...
the DIEBOLD 3000 voting machine tabulator registered your vote for "Think for Yourself". Lennon wrote "Norweigan Wood"

Great song, though :hi:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:17 AM
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30. Ah... knew the euphemism
but not the author - egg on face - but with a little pride in at least knowing how the song does, indeed, make sense. :D :hi:
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:10 AM
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27. Harrison also wrote "Don't Bother Me" from MEET THE BEATLES.
A great, but sadly overlooked, early classic by the Fab Four!
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