Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

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Blue Jay Way

An unheralded gem
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Good
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Average
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7%
Poor/Minor Beatles
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23%
 
Total votes: 56

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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Charlie O. » 16 Apr 2010, 19:10

the hanging monkey wrote:If The Beatles had recorded themselves pissing into a tin bath ensemble then somebody on here would proclaim it a work of heart-rending genius.

And it quite possibly would be!

The Beatles were capable of making Magic out of the damnedest shit, and here's Exhibit A.

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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Moleskin » 16 Apr 2010, 19:44

Snarfyguy wrote:Great song; great production; you guys are trippin'. What do you like, The Fool on the Hill?

What's the matter, the melody line doesn't do enough acrobatics for you? The subject matter is too mundane? It's dreary?

Well get over yourselves. It's a masterpiece of paranoia and foreboding and a key psychedelic track, brilliantly prefiguring the Manson killings and generally significantly upping the ante as far as what moods rock music could express.

And the sound of it! George's otherworldly incantation and all those phased drums and swirling cellos, Good God a'mighty, how does this not appeal? What is it you people want?


* applause *

It's a lovely track. Hypnotic and droning and all those things Snarfy already said.
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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Thesiger » 16 Apr 2010, 19:45

pënk wrote:I like the MMM album on the whole,.


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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Piggly Wiggly » 16 Apr 2010, 20:12

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:And Ringo's drumming is genius on it.


Dude.

Absofuckinglutely.

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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Brian Wilson » 16 Apr 2010, 20:13

I chose "it's poor" and that's being charitable.
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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Sneelock » 16 Apr 2010, 20:28

the hanging monkey wrote:If The Beatles had recorded themselves pissing into a tin bath ensemble then somebody on here would proclaim it a work of heart-rending genius.


that would be anthology 2.

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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 16 Apr 2010, 20:34

Sir John Coan wrote:It's one of a small number of Beatles' songs I don't actually know very well. I'll give it a good listen later and report back.


It's rubbish.

I'd leave it at that, but....what's all this stuff about how great Ringo's drumming is here? most of us could do just as good a job!

There is, without a doubt, a certain amount of wishful thinking/Emperor's New Clothes-syndrome happening here. It saddens me to see such delusion, in all seriousness.

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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Leg of lamb » 16 Apr 2010, 20:44

Yeah, this period of George is one of the enduring treats in their repertoire. That he went from this to 'Something'... well, just tragic really.
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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 16 Apr 2010, 20:45

Leg of lamb wrote:Yeah, this period of George is one of the enduring treats in their repertoire. That he went from this to 'Something'... well, just tragic really.


:shock:

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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Piggly Wiggly » 16 Apr 2010, 20:48

Sir John Coan wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:It's one of a small number of Beatles' songs I don't actually know very well. I'll give it a good listen later and report back.


It's rubbish.

I'd leave it at that, but....what's all this stuff about how great Ringo's drumming is here? most of us could do just as good a job!

There is, without a doubt, a certain amount of wishful thinking/Emperor's New Clothes-syndrome happening here. It saddens me to see such delusion, in all seriousness.


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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 16 Apr 2010, 20:50

*exits thread for good, shaking head*

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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Piggly Wiggly » 16 Apr 2010, 22:15

Is anybody gonna give me a "Fuck yeah!" on the 2009 MMT mono CD?

Playing it right now, and it sounds like the best thing I've ever heard.

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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Snarfyguy » 16 Apr 2010, 22:18

Sir John San Juan And His Old Lady wrote:Is anybody gonna give me a "Fuck yeah!" on the 2009 MMT mono CD?

Playing it right now, and it sounds like the best thing I've ever heard.

I just got the mono box a few weeks ago, but I haven't played that one yet. I'm waiting for the weather to get a little nicer. Meanwhile I'm relishing the anticipation!
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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Mr Maps » 16 Apr 2010, 22:20

I have to join in with Snarf, Guye, Baron and San Juan, it's always been a stand out track on this record for me.
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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Guy E » 17 Apr 2010, 00:54

Mr Maps wrote:I have to join in with Snarf, Guye, Baron and San Juan, it's always been a stand out track on this record for me.
Better than Fool On The Hill, Flying, Hello Goodbye and Your Mother Should Know.

A stand out of the album. Absolutely. Good man.
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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Muskrat » 17 Apr 2010, 01:04

the hanging monkey wrote:It's fucking abysmal, if it was by anyone else then there wouldn't even be any debate.


I like it more than that, but you're right -- context helps. And it's not my least favorite George song (Within You Without You for one), and jumps ahead of Piggies, Maxwell, Bathroom, and any number of other fillers.
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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Stille Baron » 17 Apr 2010, 01:13

Sir John San Juan And His Old Lady wrote:Is anybody gonna give me a "Fuck yeah!" on the 2009 MMT mono CD?


Fuck Yeah!
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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby toomanyhatz » 17 Apr 2010, 01:48

The sound of it's magical, but it is a bit of a nothing song. I do like the chord structure, though.

Verse:

C (repeat)

Chorus:

C (repeat)

:lol:

So at the end, is he saying "don't be long" or "don't belong?" Accidental ambiguity, or is George embracing it?
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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Charlie O. » 17 Apr 2010, 01:53

toomanyhatz wrote:So at the end, is he saying "don't be long" or "don't belong?" Accidental ambiguity, or is George embracing it?

I've always gone with the "intentional ambiguity" theory.
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Re: Beatles song no 2: Blue Jay Way

Postby Stille Baron » 17 Apr 2010, 01:54

toomanyhatz wrote:So at the end, is he saying "don't be long" or "don't belong?" Accidental ambiguity, or is George embracing it?


He's deep like that, bro.
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