John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

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Lennon or McCartney?

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John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby Johnny Dumfries » 04 Jun 2010, 09:42

Again, based on any criteria you wish to cite - but vote with your gut


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Postby Footy » 04 Jun 2010, 09:44

Common Sense Checklist wrote: but vote with your gut




My gut - which is massive - told me to vote Lennon.
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Postby Johnny Dumfries » 04 Jun 2010, 09:46

Footy wrote:
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My gut - which is massive - told me to vote Lennon.

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Postby John Barleykorn » 04 Jun 2010, 09:46

Lennon. Because he died before his music got totally embarrassing, like his mate ....


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Postby Corporate whore » 04 Jun 2010, 09:46

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Postby Pool Hall Richard » 04 Jun 2010, 09:47

Macca

Lennon is the cool one. Macca for the tunes, both with Beatles and beyond, edges it for me.

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Postby Conrad Knight Socks » 04 Jun 2010, 09:47

Post '65 beatles tracks - Macca.
Post Beatles - Macca.
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Postby Mr Maps » 04 Jun 2010, 11:15

Lennon by every country mile.
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Postby Seymore Porn » 04 Jun 2010, 11:17

That's a really hard one.

My heart says Lennon, but I suspect that if I went through their stuff taking notes, it'd be Macca.
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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby Footy » 04 Jun 2010, 11:22

Common Sense Checklist wrote:...why? Indulge us


I prefer him as a vocalist and I find his songs (generalising somewhat) less 'poppy' than Paul's. You know, edgier, a bit more personal and from the heart.

As a character, I prefer what I see as more rock star than pop star and I find Paul guiltyish of the latter. I like his sarcasm and his wit in general.
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Postby Goat Boy » 04 Jun 2010, 11:37

If I were to pick ten favourite Beatles tracks about 2/3rds would be John so it's gotta be LENNON.
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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby never/ever » 04 Jun 2010, 12:05

I wish we could pick the combination of both. Separately both have made some fantastic and some really crap music. Together they were something else.

I pick Paul with my head and John with my heart.
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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby robertff » 04 Jun 2010, 12:58

Joe Moody wrote:Lennon. Because he died before his music got totally embarrassing, like his mate ....


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Really?

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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby savoirefaire » 04 Jun 2010, 13:02

McCartney. I like what he's done solo, and have found that I narrowly prefer his songs to Lennon's in the Beatle's discog.
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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby bhoywonder » 04 Jun 2010, 13:53

robertff wrote:
Joe Moody wrote:Lennon. Because he died before his music got totally embarrassing, like his mate ....


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Really?

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just what I was thinking.

Anyway, I assumed we all knew you needed both, as one without the other would be, well, a bit like a cross between London Town and Mind Games.

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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby Jock » 04 Jun 2010, 14:01

Joe Moody wrote:Lennon. Because he died before his music got totally embarrassing, like his mate ....


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Some of the later Lennon stuff was heading to embarrassing.
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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby Johnny Dumfries » 04 Jun 2010, 14:02

Jock wrote:
Joe Moody wrote:Lennon. Because he died before his music got totally embarrassing, like his mate ....


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Some of the later Lennon stuff was heading to embarrassing.



Such as?

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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby bhoywonder » 04 Jun 2010, 14:13

Jock wrote:
Joe Moody wrote:Lennon. Because he died before his music got totally embarrassing, like his mate ....


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Some of the later Lennon stuff was heading to embarrassing.


Not just later stuff either. Huge swathes of his solo output are terrible. All of Some Time In NYC, all bar the title song of Mind Games, large chunks of Rock'n'Roll, Walls & Bridges, parts of Double Fantsasy, most of Milk & Honey...

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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby sloopjohnc » 04 Jun 2010, 14:52

bhoywonder wrote:
Jock wrote:
Joe Moody wrote:Lennon. Because he died before his music got totally embarrassing, like his mate ....


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Some of the later Lennon stuff was heading to embarrassing.


Not just later stuff either. Huge swathes of his solo output are terrible. All of Some Time In NYC, all bar the title song of Mind Games, large chunks of Rock'n'Roll, Walls & Bridges, parts of Double Fantsasy, most of Milk & Honey...


I don't think it's as bad as all that, but I will agree that Lennon's solo stuff isn't as consistently good as McCartney's. I think Lennon kinda lost focus and energy while McCartney is a music lifer. As much as some folks here wish he'd give it up, the guy just can't stop playing or writing songs.

While I love Lennon's early songwriting bravery and putting himself out there in them, if you really put a gun to my head, I'd have to choose McCartney over the long haul. If you stopped at '66, it would be Lennon, but we're talking lifetime achievement here.
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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby Quaco » 04 Jun 2010, 14:56

Hungry Joe wrote:That's a really hard one.

My heart says Lennon, but I suspect that if I went through their stuff taking notes, it'd be Macca.

Ditto.

I've always been a Lennon guy, but most of the last 20 years or so, I've been tripping on McCartney's greatness.

Anyway, it is hard. Two of the greatest.
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