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Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 08:00 am Rant #13
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From:queenpeladon
Date:April 9th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
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I can't really think of anything that's been made in the last ten years that I've even remotely liked, which sucks for me, but I do listen to a variety of music from the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties. I certainly couldn't subsist on the Beatles alone. I am an elitist, but that doesn't mean I'm hung up on the Beatles - it just means I demand a certain standard, a certain integrity from artists.

And everyone knows how superior I think David Bowie's version of 'Across The Universe' is :) That song needed working on to reach its full potential.
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From:zyzzybalubah
Date:April 9th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
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I prefer Elton John's version of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and also Joe Cocker's version of "With a Little Help from My Friends". Just thought I'd share. LOL
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From:queenpeladon
Date:April 9th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Yay! :)

What I like about Joe Cocker's version is that it's a complete reworking of that song, rather than a second rate rehash, which is what a lot of covers end up being.
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From:zyzzybalubah
Date:April 9th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I completely agree with that.

Fiona Apple has a pretty good version of Across the Universe also... in case you didn't know.
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From:zyzzybalubah
Date:April 11th, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
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Actually, Paul himself has said that he considers Joe Cocker's cover to be the definitive version.

And I just found this on Google.... "The Beatles were so impressed with Cocker's version of this that they sent him a telegram of congratulations and placed an ad in the music papers praising it."

So you've failed jkg_vader! I am a Jedi, like my father before me! :-P
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From:padawansguide
Date:April 11th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
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How can you hate the theme song to The Wonder Years? ;-)
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From:padawansguide
Date:April 9th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
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I preferred Billy Joel's cover of "In My Life", which I've only heard live - he's never recorded it. It was beautiful.
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From:zyzzybalubah
Date:April 9th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, Billy Joel is a big Beatles fan. You can hear a lot of Beatles influence in his music. The Nylon Curtain CD is probably the most obvious. The songs "Scandinavian Skies" & "Laura" sound like outtakes from Magical Mystery or Abbey Road.