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George Harrison's genius? He wrote "Wah Wah," which makes no effing SENSE, but ROCKS like a MOTHER.

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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:18 PM
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George Harrison's genius? He wrote "Wah Wah," which makes no effing SENSE, but ROCKS like a MOTHER.
Paul McCartney tried something similar on the critically-slammed Wings "Wild Life" album with the song "Mumbo." Sorry, Sir Paul. I've hear Wah Wah and you, sir, have no Wah Wah.

From "Concert for Bangladesh"...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM5Lc3VjJ74

:toast:

Wah-wah
You've given me a wah-wah
And I'm thinking of you
And all the things that we used to do
Wah-wah, wah-wah

Wah-wah
You made me such a big star
Being there at the right time
Cheaper than a dime
Wah-wah, you've given me your wah-wah, wah-wah

Oh, you don't see me crying
Oh, you don't hear me sighing

Wah-wah
I don't need no wah-wah
And I know how sweet life can be
If I keep myself free from the wah-wah
I don't need no wah-wah

Oh, you don't see me crying
Hey baby, you don't hear me sighing
Oh, no no-no no

Wah-wah
Now I don't need no wah-wahs
And I know how sweet life can be
If I keep myself free - of wah-wah
I don't need no wah-wah

Wah-wah (repeat and fade)
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:29 PM
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1. LOVE that song!
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 07:30 PM by MorningGlow
Well. Caveat: In my eyes, George could do no wrong whatsoever. :evilgrin:

As for "Wah-Wah", I think I recall GH explaining that "wah wah" meant all the sycophantic noise the suckups around him used to spout all the time.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:37 PM
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3. That sounds right...
...and the "All Things Must Pass" album was such a redemption for him. Other than Lennon's "Plastic Ono Band," it's easily one of the strongest Beatles solo albums, period. Lennon & McCartney may have limited his contributions to the Beatles albums, but it was clear to see that it wasn't because of his lack of quality material.

:toast:
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:35 PM
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2. Here's a fun one from George
with a little introduction about the house "Crackerbox Palace" was filmed at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq7Zg-A5_Rw
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:43 PM
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4. Just mentioned this song in an email to a friend this afternoon
he's expecting his second child literally any minute and I ( in advance) welcomed the little guy ( its a boy) to Crackerbox palace in the email. Haven't heard it in awhile, thanks for posting...
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