Semifinal - The Beatles - Round 3

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Semifinal - The Beatles - Round 3

Poll ended at 23 Mar 2021, 8:26am

"Happiness Is a Warm Gun"
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47%
"Helter Skelter"
8
53%
 
Total votes: 15

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Semifinal - The Beatles - Round 3

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Let's get back to it!

Happiness versus Helter Skelter!!
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Two songs about violence—very 1968. I'm voting against HiaWG again just because the other song is a behemoth. That pop pretty boy Paul came up with that makes it even more impressive.
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I love both of these songs, but Happiness is my favorite Beatles song so I can’t not defend it until the end. It won’t suck losing to HS, at least. Both are top tier.
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Wolter wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 9:48am
I love both of these songs, but Happiness is my favorite Beatles song so I can’t not defend it until the end. It won’t suck losing to HS, at least. Both are top tier.
Happiness is a great track. It might not have the spontaneous insanity of HS, but it's a far better composition and the ensemble playing by the band is great. I agree, I would be okay if it lost to HS...but it is a really incredible song.
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Listening to them back to back, Happiness is a much better track. Love the energy of HS, but...

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Mimi wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 10:16am
Listening to them back to back, Happiness is a much better track. Love the energy of HS, but...
It’s weird how a board full of the Softest of SRPs is going for the loudest Beatles song instead of pop craftsmanship, but this board will ever confound me.
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Wolter wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 12:31pm
Mimi wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 10:16am
Listening to them back to back, Happiness is a much better track. Love the energy of HS, but...
It’s weird how a board full of the Softest of SRPs is going for the loudest Beatles song instead of pop craftsmanship, but this board will ever confound me.
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I've been voting against Warm Gun til now, but it's got my vote against Helter Skelter. Helter Skelter fails to convince as hard rock - MacCartney wrote it in response to reading about a heavy song in the music press and that's how it comes off - whereas Gun succeeds on its own whimsical terms.
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i'm voting for helter skelter (to advance) because i want as many chance as possible for heston to refer to it as "heavy metal"
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 12:37pm
Wolter wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 12:31pm
Mimi wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 10:16am
Listening to them back to back, Happiness is a much better track. Love the energy of HS, but...
It’s weird how a board full of the Softest of SRPs is going for the loudest Beatles song instead of pop craftsmanship, but this board will ever confound me.
To borrow from Newsradio, this board is a cipher wrapped in an enigma smothered in secret sauce.
thread drift, but I loved that show and can't believe I forgot all about it.

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Mimi wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 1:05pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 12:37pm
To borrow from Newsradio, this board is a cipher wrapped in an enigma smothered in secret sauce.
thread drift, but I loved that show and can't believe I forgot all about it.
absolutely one of the best. i use that line all the time (as well as "everyone loves a cane")
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Mimi wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 1:05pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 12:37pm
Wolter wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 12:31pm
Mimi wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 10:16am
Listening to them back to back, Happiness is a much better track. Love the energy of HS, but...
It’s weird how a board full of the Softest of SRPs is going for the loudest Beatles song instead of pop craftsmanship, but this board will ever confound me.
To borrow from Newsradio, this board is a cipher wrapped in an enigma smothered in secret sauce.
thread drift, but I loved that show and can't believe I forgot all about it.
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Flex wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 1:06pm
Mimi wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 1:05pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 12:37pm
To borrow from Newsradio, this board is a cipher wrapped in an enigma smothered in secret sauce.
thread drift, but I loved that show and can't believe I forgot all about it.
absolutely one of the best. i use that line all the time (as well as "everyone loves a cane")
The cane episode is one of the funniest episodes of any show ever. It's such a funny show. We just rewatched them all. Phil Hartman was absolutely brilliant.
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I've evened it up with a vote for HS. Gun is stronger by a fair margin.

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BitterTom wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 2:44pm
I've evened it up with a vote for HS. Gun is stronger by a fair margin.
I pushed Gun over the edge for now with another HS vote.
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