I've been a Beatles fan for 40 years, and the only two tracks of theirs I've actively disliked are "Mr. Moonlight" and "Maxwell's." With Mr. Moonlight I finally learned to get through it by imagining a sarcastic smirk on John's face as they recorded that loopy, woozy organ, and his tongue firmly in cheek as he sang those cornball lyrics. Maxwell's though still spoils side one of Abbey Road for me. I get it's a goofy McCartney romp, a pop confection, and normally I can even enjoy something like that from him -- but it's so dumb. It makes Octopus's Garden seem like Faulkner. And to place it like this on what they surely knew was their final statement as a band seems perverse. Luckily it gets in and out without too much fuss, but I still dread its appearance every time I cue up the album. Please help me learn how to accept this song. Also, I thought the Beatles always took a vote on tracks, and a majority had to rule in their favor for album placement. Given that all three of Paul's bandmates spoke disparagingly of the tune (and its laborious production) afterwards, why didn't they simply nix it? I look forward to your thoughts!