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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2020, 09:47:08 PM »
Ringo Starr - Drumming is My Madness. Produced by George Harry Nilsson

Mama Cass and Keith Moon both died in Nilsson's flat, I wonder if his middle name was Dennis?

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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2020, 10:14:34 PM »
^ hat mildly fucked there

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2020, 10:51:57 PM »
HONEY PIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2020, 11:04:07 PM »

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2020, 11:09:02 PM »
Mama Cass and Keith Moon both died in Nilsson's flat, I wonder if his middle name was Dennis?

And Hendrix, but that a few years earlier when Nilsson was still living in Cricklewood, so you can't pin that one on him.

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2020, 11:12:14 PM »

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2020, 12:45:14 AM »

It's not the Sgt Pepper's film, which actually looks quite enticing and watchable in this blu-ray trailer.


Genuinely one of the most excruciating media artefacts I have ever been subjected to. This film is utterly appalling.

However, it's still not as bad as the bit on "Birthday" when Paul bellows "I WOULD LIKE YOU TO DANCE! TAKE A CHA-CHA-CHA CHANCE!" The true nadir of Beatledom.

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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2020, 11:47:19 AM »
Surely it's this?

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2020, 02:19:59 PM »
Here we go...


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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2020, 02:44:25 PM »
Ob-la-Di is also shit.

Hell no. It should be the national anthem.

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2020, 02:51:35 PM »
Here we go...



Jeez, this is rotten... And there's more than an hour to go!

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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2020, 02:52:11 PM »
Hell no. It should be the national anthem.
It's fair to say that Obladi Oblada or Oh Darling or whatever lack the weight or the import of the best of the beatles, but unlike Maxwell, they are at least great sounding recordings with superb vocal performances.

Just as every Beatles fan goes through a phase of thinking "Hey Bulldog" is a work of unparallelled genius (it's not), they also have a wobble where they think "Octopus's Garden" is shit (it's not).

Fuck, forgot about "Don't Pass Me By" though didn't I. Now that is utter shit. OK, there's that and Maxwell.


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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2020, 02:54:35 PM »
Jeez, this is rotten... And there's more than an hour to go!

I trust you've gone for the fully canonic 1984 cinematic experience and enjoyed the entirety of "Rupert and the Frog Song" as the support feature?

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2020, 03:37:51 PM »
I trust you've gone for the fully canonic 1984 cinematic experience and enjoyed the entirety of "Rupert and the Frog Song" as the support feature?

No support feature here.
The Frog Chorus would be a blessed relief.

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2020, 03:56:40 PM »
Just hit the 90 minute mark.
Nothing's happened yet...

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2020, 04:10:01 PM »
Well, it's over. It was worse than I originally feared.

In what I assume to be an homage to Dave Clark, Paul McCartney appears 29 times in the end credits.

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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #47 on: October 11, 2020, 04:35:55 PM »
 Question is, what's worse - the film or the game?

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2020, 04:36:32 PM »
It's fair to say that Obladi Oblada or Oh Darling or whatever lack the weight or the import of the best of the beatles

It may be fair for you to say, but I personally would never say that about what I consider one of The Beatles and Paul McCartney's greatest songs.

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2020, 04:48:29 PM »
Question is, what's worse - the film or the game?

The film.
The game is far more visually appealing.

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #50 on: October 11, 2020, 10:35:49 PM »
Ringo Starr - Drumming is My Madness. Produced by George Harrison.

Written by Harry Nilsson, just to make things even harder to take.

Q Magazine recommended that you should imagine him singing 'drinking' instead of 'drumming'.  The song will make a lot more sense and will also be a much more entertaining listen.


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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2020, 11:17:44 PM »
Q Magazine recommended that you should imagine him singing 'drinking' instead of 'drumming'.  The song will make a lot more sense and will also be a much more entertaining listen.

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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2020, 09:42:59 AM »
^ hat mildly fucked there

And in the same bed as well...although not at the same time

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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2020, 09:50:30 AM »
Q Magazine recommended that you should imagine him singing 'drinking' instead of 'drumming'.  The song will make a lot more sense and will also be a much more entertaining listen.

It makes a lot more sense, yes, but it's still utterly depressing. He sounds like what he was: a chronic alcoholic who couldn't give a shit.

Sorry for being so serious. Peace and love.

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #55 on: October 12, 2020, 10:57:40 AM »

"Look lads, Christine Keeler's left her cunt in the pool". (Real quote, supposedly)

Ringo had been there according to that Craig Brown book I'm currently slogging my way through.

Look at him


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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #56 on: October 12, 2020, 11:13:33 AM »
What is the worst Beatles-related thing?


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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2020, 11:27:51 AM »
It's only Maxwell's... Which has no redeeming features. Every other one does. Even Don't Pass Me By, plodding as it is segues into Why Don't We Do It In The Road via that lovely fiddle and bongo sound.
Octopus's Garden has sublime backing vocals. Oh! Darling is brilliant.

Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #58 on: October 12, 2020, 12:39:35 PM »
Living in Hope by The Rutles is better than Don't Pass Me By.

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Re: The Worst of the Beatles
« Reply #59 on: October 12, 2020, 01:12:07 PM »
Genuinely one of the most excruciating media artefacts I have ever been subjected to. This film is utterly appalling.
Seconded. Under no circumstances should anyone watch the Sgt. Pepper film. I'm not even a fan of the Beatles but it still made me wish death on everyone involved. The one consolaton is that it  bankrupted Robert Stigwood.
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