John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

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Lennon or McCartney?

Lennon
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McCartney
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50%
 
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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby GoogaMooga » 17 Nov 2018, 13:41

Lennon's main contributions to Beatles were significant when they were co-writes. After Sgt. Pepper, McCartney really took the lead. McCartney was always a better popmeister and balladeer, Lennon the more authentic rocker. For psychedelia they both tripped about equally. Lennon was wise not to spread himself too thin in the solo years, but Paul had so many better hits then and also at least one bona fide masterpiece album, Band on the Run.

Paul it is.
1966 and all that

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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby Hightea » 20 Nov 2018, 20:13

In my eyes Paul has come closer to being as good as John its still nowhere near a contest.
Both wrote excellent songs in the Beatles and both have multiple excellent songs solo.
However, if you took a 10 best song list by both of them either with the Beatles or solo, John would have the better list and it wouldn't even be close.

As far as musicianship? Paul is a better musician but he never came anywhere near John in lyrics or song writing skills.
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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 20 Nov 2018, 20:15

Hightea wrote:White in my eyes Paul has come closer to being as good as John its still nowhere near a contest.
Both wrote excellent songs in the Beatles and both have multiple excellent songs solo.
However, if you took a 10 best song list by both of them either with the Beatles or solo, John would have the better list and it wouldn't even be close.

As far as musicianship? Paul is a better musician but he never came anywhere near John in lyrics or song writing skills.


I agree with everything you've written, but it's all subjective, isn't it?
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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby Hightea » 20 Nov 2018, 20:17

DRUGS SNAKE wrote:
Hightea wrote:In my eyes Paul has come closer to being as good as John its still nowhere near a contest.
Both wrote excellent songs in the Beatles and both have multiple excellent songs solo.
However, if you took a 10 best song list by both of them either with the Beatles or solo, John would have the better list and it wouldn't even be close.

As far as musicianship? Paul is a better musician but he never came anywhere near John in lyrics or song writing skills.


I agree with everything you've written, but it's all subjective, isn't it?

absolutely subjective

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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 05 Dec 2018, 13:42

Darkness_Fish wrote:This is a big fucking mess of absolute shit from the off.

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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby Sneelock » 05 Dec 2018, 22:41

wow, no kidding!
looks like I'm back on Tumblr.
my inner Beatle-fan is wagging it's tail.
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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON » 05 Dec 2018, 22:43

Darkness_Fish wrote:This is a big fucking mess of absolute shit from the off.

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Re: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

Postby Sneelock » 05 Dec 2018, 23:06

:lol:and he had the nerve to be pissed when he didn't mention him much in the book.
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