Sunday, May 17, 2009

and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make

Fleetwood Mac totally exceeded my expectations. I gotta say - Lindsay Buckingham is a bad mama jama. He busted out an incredibly epic guitar solo on "I'm So Afraid", and when they did "Oh Well" - a Peter Green track - Nicola and I screamed, hugged and near-cried. Stevie was looking gorgeous, and did a couple costume changes. (Check out her dancing with her scarf a bit here.)Mick Fleetwood had a stellar 7-minute solo near the end and whenever the Jumbotron (is that what they're called?) landed on him, he had excellent facial expressions. John McVie was on the opposite side of the stage, so I couldn't really see him, but I'm sure he was chillin'. I'd chosen 5 songs I wanted to hear - "Oh Well", "Tusk", "Dreams", "Gold Dust Woman" and "The Chain", and lucky me (as usual), I got to hear them all.

Anyway, WAT wants to know my Top 5 Beatles songs and, though it's a tough request, I think I can give it to ya. Though I respect them a lot, I don't listen to the Beatles very often, but when I do I much prefer late-era Beatles. One guess at my favourite two Beatles albums...

My Top 5 Favourite Beatles Songs:

1. "The End" from Abbey Road
I love love love hearing John, Paul and George trading off solos on this one. Each has such a distinctive playing sound, and Ringo ain't lagging either.

2. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" from Abbey Road
Heavy indeed. I love Eddie Hazel's cover, but I must confess that the original is still tops. I love hearing the Beatles dark.

3. "Glass Onion" from The Beatles
"Pop! Pop! Pop! I told you bout strawberry fields" - love the opening. Mocking the fans that over-analyze all the tiny details, it does leave me wondering....what's a "dovetail joint"? I've asked some of the biggest stoners I know, and nobody seems to be aware of this term.

4. "You Never Give Me Your Money" from Abbey Road
I really can't think of anything to say about this besides that it's an amazing song all-around.

5. "Happiness is a Warm Gun" from The Beatles
You know, I was this close to giving this spot to "For No One", but the "She's not a girl who misses much..." intro did not allow me to exclude this song. Anybody who says "The Beatles Aren't That Good" (yeah, all 11 of you) are pretty much retarded.

I just realized I forgot to post the bad, here ya go:



Keith said...

I'm glad you had a good time.

My favorite Beatles song is Here Comes The Sun.

copperoranges said...

"glass onion" is a gem!

haha i hope you arent judgin my list too harshly - my musical taste is not nearly as cool or profound as yours! also i am still jealous you saw fleetwood mac!

jayne said...

oo good picks! there is something incredibly compelling about "you never give me your money", i can't stop listening to "i want you", and "happiness is a warm gun" is just genius

Mimi said...

Glad to hear you had an amazing time at the concert!

Love your 5 picks, Crazy about the Beatles I play them constantly on my record player.


WAT said...

OH HEAVENLY LIST! YEAH YEAH! Love the pics of the boys as well.

I think YOU NEVER GIVE ME YOUR MONEY is terrific, McCartney writing at his utter best, he used to be extraordinary with those tempo changes all in one song.

And of course Lennon gave us another tempo-changing masterpiece HAPPINESS IS A WARM GUN and it too is so wonderful.

Thanks again for this list. Me likey so much.

jess said...

I'm glad you had a great time at your concert. I love your choices, my favorite beatles song is something.

Planet Mondo said...

The second picture down was taken at Old Street Station about a mile from where I work, the Lennon laying down one is even closer I actually met the guy - Tom Murray, who took those pics last year and bought a signed limited edition print now on my wall..

I love your choice of tunes too..

life of the beatles said...

Very nice picks. And they're not the usual ones, either.

Sister Libby said...

Forgvie me, I veg you (just realized i wrote veg rather than beg, but am leaving it because i just took the time to write this explination).

Your lists are all wonderful, and I haven't left a comment on any of them. I've been a bit lazy/not feeling it, you know?

And thank you for making me sing "I wawwwwnt yoooouu, I waaaaawwwnt you soooo bahahad" for the rest of the night.

Also, I enjoy your store (SAM) and think that you've got a knack for writing catchy descriptions that highlight products.

Have a nice Wednesday.

Sadako said...

Agree. I'm a huge Abbey Road fan.

And I just listened to Happiness is a Warm Gun last night and was thinking of how much I loved it!

I think my favorite of all time might be Day in the Life or Oh Darling or possibly I Want You (She's So Heavy).

Eyeliah SS said...

Heavy and Happiness are two of my favorites too. :-)

WendyB said...

What the hell is that picture where Paul is pinching an inch. LOL! Good song choices.

this wheel's on fire said...

that concert sounds...i wish i'd been there!

these choices are SO good! i'm not sure they'd be my top 5, but i love them all anyway. adore your lists :)

Allison said...

Omg, Molly I'm still so jealous you got to go see Fleetwood Mac, but since it's you, I obviously can't hate you over it ;) I'm seriously so glad that you had a good time.

We love so many of the same (and lesser known) Beatles songs! Happiness is a Warm Gun and I Want You (She's So Heavy) are two of my favorites as well! And Glass Onion is brilliant. I'll have to ask my brother if he knows what a dovetail joint is...he justtt might, but we'll see!

One of my fave Beatles songs is "Come Together." I'm not sure if it's mainly based on nostalgia though, because I have so many memories that tie in with that song :)

Lo said...

ohhh, I concur with your favorite beatles songs! especially glass onion

Maddy said...

A few summers ago I kind of listened to Abbey Road exclusively and incessantly. Everybody does seem to go through a Beatles phase at some point in their adolescence, don't they?

Eddie said...

OMG... I can't stand the Beatles. I know I'm going to get shot for that...

(insert me looking over my shoulder)

I tell you who I do love...

The Rolling Stones.

(and Molly)

Besitos para siempre

Anonymous said...

Dovetail joint:

Mr. Gnome said...

Ehehe I know most people hate this one, but I like "maxwell silver hammer".

Not my all-time favourite, but gives me a good giggle every time I listen to it. :)