Obladi oblada : like or don't like.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by BeaTleBob5, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. sunking101

    sunking101 Forum Resident

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    I disagree. There are a couple on Abbey Road I prefer Obladi to.
     
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  2. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

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    I like Paul at "his goofiest". Which is why I like "You Know My Name.. Look Up The Number" so much.
    Both Paul and John are having a blast, and it's a great listen.
     
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  3. jbmcb

    jbmcb Forum Resident

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    It's a harmless, fun pop song. I don't think if it were released by anyone else, it would still be played on the radio. I think people's strong dislike for it was it's inclusion on the White Album, which contained a lot of "serious" music.
     
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  4. mrgroove01

    mrgroove01 Forum Resident

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    I like it. It’s another track out of left field on an album with many tracks out of left field that made the fabs stand out and above the rest.
     
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  5. Socalguy

    Socalguy Forum Resident

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    Aw c’mon ... it’s got, pep, bounce, horns, lalalala backups, chuckling ... what’s the hell’s not to like?:pineapple:
     
  6. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

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    I'll be fascinated how this evolved into Lennon taking the lead with the arrangement (piano part.....which seems to provide the rhythmic backbone for the final master).
    Perhaps the boxed set will offer some insights.
     
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  7. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

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    Ya, I don't feel bad for him. As a matter of fact, I thinks it's cool that he didn't mind being silly or goofy in his musical offerings.
     
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  8. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    I’ve always liked it. I like Maxwell’s Silver Hammer too. Life goes on...
     
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  9. One of those, like Wild Honey Pie, which I like more and more as I get older (and some will say stupider...). Not wild about the tamer version on Anthology III, but the official one with John's involved piano and the crazier ambience, works. I love the "on-tempo belly laughs"!
     
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  10. Andy Mitri

    Andy Mitri Well-Known Member

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    How in the world do people think this is Granny music? Was your grandmother listening to Jamaican, reggae and Ska music by the fire under her shawl holding her cat? Incidentally, I think it's a pretty good song. When the album came out everybody seemed to love it.
     
  11. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

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    As one member once said: "The White Album is a perfect collection of 30 songs, not a collection of 30 perfect songs." Everything fits in the fabric of the album----take anything out, even the asides, and it wouldn't feel right. I don't think this applies to any other record of their's----and I can't quite articulate it. The sequencing is absolute genius----like side 2 of Abbey Road and side 1 of Pepper.
     
  12. Leviathan

    Leviathan Forum Resident

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    Only song I’ll skip on the album.
     
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  13. MikeM

    MikeM Forum Resident

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    The list of Beatles songs I don't like is a very small one. But this song is on it.
     
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  14. arriano

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    I've never understood the strong dislike some people have for this song. It's not even the worst song on the White Album.
     
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  15. Siegmund

    Siegmund Forum Resident

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    It may have been the first tune I ever heard: it was certainly the first record I can remember playing (the Marmalade's cover version on CBS, which made me think that Olba-Di was another name for orange because of the colour of the label). So, I'm pretty much genetically disposed to like it! :)
     
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  16. ^It's been covered here too, in French.
     
  17. majoyenrac

    majoyenrac Forum Resident

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    I’m somewhat obla di, obla da about obla di, obla da these days but it was one of those songs I loved when I first heard in ~27 yrs ago when I first heard my first ever Beatles album (white album) during a sleepover at a friends house...

    So I have to say I like Obla di, Obla Da for this poll.
     
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  18. Trashman

    Trashman Forum Resident

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    During the last McCartney show I saw in May 2016, I can honestly say without exaggeration that this song had the loudest and most enthusiastic audience response of the entire evening.
     
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  19. Haristar

    Haristar Living in the Material World

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    John: "I am the eggman/They are the eggmen/I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob!"
    Critics: "Oh my god John, those lyrics are brilliant!"

    ;)
     
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  20. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

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    I love it and always have. One of my favorite Beatles tracks. I think it would have been a big hit if it was released as a single at the time of the original debut of the White Album.
     
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  21. ZenArcher

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    I sort of hate it as a calculated, awkward piece of music, but find myself enjoying it from time to time.
     
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  22. beatleroadie

    beatleroadie Forum Resident

    Like it.

    Its melody and chant-like chorus are infectious ear candy and very memorable.

    I also imagine that this big reggae/pop sound was probably pretty fresh and different-sounding when it first came out in '68.

    That was one of the Beatles' great skills...Staying within pop music but still pushing boundaries within that in different and unexpected ways.
     
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  23. It's a fun throwaway sort of ditty for when you're in the mood for bouncy silliness that isn't too cloying.
     
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  24. Yost

    Yost Always Wondered How Other People Did This

    I did already know the song for years before I learned it was actually by The Beatles. Until then I was under the impression that it was an English children's song.
    :doh:

    Love it, BTW.
     
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  25. ralph7109

    ralph7109 Forum Resident

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    If Monkberry Moon Delight was written by Dylan the lyrics would be absolutely brilliant.

    But it is written by McCartney so it nonsensical throw away garbage.
     
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