There are quite a few soppy lovey-dovey Lennon songs too. But it's also important not to rewrite history. They were equally edgy and forward thinking in The Beatles and the songs you mentioned are all post-Beatles.in retrospect, Lennon would probably have done more stuff we don't like if his post-Beatles work pace came anywhere near McCartney's.
Lennon and McCartney were uber competitive and ambitious. Lennon in particular was said to be quite brutal in his sarcasm and comments.That's very interesting - I cooled a LOT to McCartney and Lennon at their treatment of George's amazing tunes.
By 1969, Let it Be, the left side is a Paiste 602 pre serial, red label 'medium ride', very new. Before that an Arbiter Paiste. Right side cymbals were sometimes a Zyn, Zilco or Zildjian 18. Some of the hats are mismatched, Paiste 602 bottom with something else on top.He was playing Zildjian A's afaik
Thanks MG ,YOU said it all !!It's brilliant
I love that Peter Jackson didn't dumb it down for the consumption of the casual watcher ... he left it all in there and gave you that true "fly on the wall" access.
This puts the entire "Yoko broke up the Beatles" thing to bed.
Billy Preston was the absolute glue and lifted the entire room as soon as he walked in.
He was an absolute game changer.
Among my favorite parts.
-The very candid conversation between Paul and John that only audio was captured of right before leaving Twickenham
-The conversation right before that between Paul, Ringo, Neil, etc etc about how Yoko being there was no big deal and Paul says... "It's going to be such and incredible sort of comical thing like in fifty years time ya know ... they broke up cus Yoko sat on an amp"... prophetic !
-A short shot of Ringo and John walking with their arms around each other into the control room to listen back to a take of Dig A Pony early on at the Apple building.
This movie is truly groundbreaking with access that almost feels invasive for the viewer at times ... that's how intimate it is.
It really leaves me with this feeling of ... wow, they were just some guys in a band... when you boil it down past the immeasurable brilliance... having conversations and disagreements that we've all had when in those situations.
Think about this ... not one of them was 30 when The Beatles broke up ... think about that!!!
Complete BeaTles freak and I own almost everything they have produced. Several books as well. I have not seen this documentary yet but will. I always considered Paul to be the backbone of the group, Ringo just wanting to drum and have fun, George very much into exploring and wishing for peace and tranquility, but John was always looking to pick a fight or try to push his political views on the world. They had a magic about them, and broke up at about the right time.
If there were 28 documentaries about the Kinks, we would likely have much more appreciation and admiration for the work of the Kinks. Familiarity has a lot to do with why many people like the Beatles so much.
Same. My wife does her puzzles by a warm fireplace while I sit there glued to the tv.I'll have to watch it. Some of the reviews say it's terrible. But they're not musicians. I'm sure we'll find it fascinating. I'm a boomer; my wife is a decade behind. I'll have to watch it while she sleeps.