The Beatles - Side B - Round 1

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The Beatles - Side B - Round 1

Poll ended at 14 Jan 2021, 1:05pm

"Martha My Dear"
2
13%
"I'm So Tired"
1
7%
"Blackbird"
0
No votes
"Piggies"
2
13%
"Rocky Raccoon"
3
20%
"Don't Pass Me By"
4
27%
"Why Don't We Do It in the Road?"
0
No votes
"I Will"
3
20%
"Julia"
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 15

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I really dislike "Don't Pass Me By" and I hope it's the first track to go.
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Ringo's out a tune warbling is too much to take. The screeching violin is just icing on a bad cake.
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I adore Don’t Pass Me By, but unlike some people defending a fucking reprise I know it won’t last long.
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This is my first time hearing most of these songs. I love the "let's double track to cover up his shitty voice" approach of "Don't Pass Me By." I don't have much of an opinion on these songs, so I might not vote. This song isn't terrible for me at least relative to the shit on Side A.
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Rocky and Tired already have a vote? Those are the only 2 good songs here!
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Rocky Racoon. Dull, don't like the faux-Western accent and seems to drag on forever.

As a side though, I really liked this one.

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BitterTom wrote:
13 Jan 2021, 3:46pm
Rocky Racoon. Dull, don't like the faux-Western accent and seems to drag on forever.

As a side though, I really liked this one.
I went with Rocky for the same reasons. It's actually irritating to listen to.
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Wolter wrote:
13 Jan 2021, 1:25pm
I adore Don’t Pass Me By, but unlike some people defending a fucking reprise I know it won’t last long.
It's certainly not the worst here.
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No votes for why Don't We Do It in the Road? At least their filler was listenable earlier in their career.
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Heston wrote:
13 Jan 2021, 4:51pm
No votes for why Don't We Do It in the Road? At least their filler was listenable earlier in their career.
I quite like this one, it's not the most inspiring but a good fun tune.

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Julia needs to win this round, though I'm sure it will come down to that track and Blackbird. They're both incredible tracks, but Julia is better.
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WestwayKid wrote:
13 Jan 2021, 6:15pm
Julia needs to win this round, though I'm sure it will come down to that track and Blackbird. They're both incredible tracks, but Julia is better.
Probably not a popular opinion but Martha is my favourite on this side. Exquisite arrangement and I love the way the vocal wanders down different avenues in the middle. It comes up a bit short lyrically but tunes come first with me.

Blackbird is a bit too I'll Follow the Sun-ish for me, and that song got short shrift earlier in the thread.
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This might be my single favorite side of wax the beatles ever out together. Top songs.
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