Best Song on The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’? Poll

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by A Saucerful of Scarlets, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Love You To is one of the best songs on the album. Fite me.
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  2. angelees

    angelees Forum Resident

    Well, both songs are John trying to convey drug-fueled ideals. I think “when I was a boy, everything was right,” hits very hard because he’s reminiscing on how when you’re young, problems don’t exist, or if they do, you imagine them away. TNK has a similar ideal of floating away from all the problems of life.

    Nope, it’s Ahhhh.

    Harrison’s idea, I think. It’s like a cry out to God. “Hello? God, are you listening? If you’re even there?! It’s crappy down here!” I like it, I find it very soulful, in a Beatles sort of way. Yes, it’s very sorrowful, in contrast to the escapism of TNK and eerie, too, in a telltale heart kind of fashion. It’s also coincidentally the name of a real person who died. But I like the sorrow, and the questioning in the song. There’s the slightest bit of hope there, too— like a single ray of light shining through the clouds, hope that maybe there is a place we all belong.
  3. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

    Why on earth did Lennon trash And Your Bird Can Sing? It's bloody brilliant!
    Because Ray Davies didn't like it?
    Because he nicked the chords from Harrison? (My guess)
    Is it directed at Sinatra? McCartney? Jagger?.....Sinatra sounds about right.

    That article about Sinatra that may have inspired the tune(centered around a TV ad for which took a swipe at the Beatles)......Sinatra would ask friends "how's your bird?"......referring to part of the male anatomy!
  4. kippyy

    kippyy Forum Resident

    "And Your Bird Can Sing" is pure Lennon genius. An original heavy metal-like guitar riff, changing meters, great guitar playing,psychedelic lyrics...Love the bass ending...What's not to love?
  5. HE1NZ

    HE1NZ Forum Resident

    My favorite is Taxman, but only Mono version. Stereo mix doesn't work.
  6. Mr. Nastey

    Mr. Nastey Forum Resident

    I picked "She Said". Great guitar sounds.

    I could have picked 13 others. "Revolver" is possibly the greatest album ever recorded. I prefer the White Album, but only very slightly.
  7. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    Too hard!
    TNK or Eleanor Rigby for n.o. 1.
    You could throw a blanket over 5 of them for 3rd best song as well!
  8. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

    I wonder if anyone's favorite songs on A Hard Days Night, Help and Revolver are all

    Things We Said TODAY
    TOMORROW Never Knows
  9. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Yeah on headphones the instruments hurt my ears in the background for some reason and it certainly could've been mixed better. I wish I could remedy it with the mono but I just don't like stereo.

    Agreed. I'm not a Harrison fan (or hater, don't have much of an opinion really) but this album (along with With the Beatles) has some of my favourite guitar sounds and work on it of any album I've ever heard. Along with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton.
  10. Mr. Nastey

    Mr. Nastey Forum Resident

    The guitar sounds on Revolver are great : Taxman, She Said, And Your Bird, Doctor Robert.... ultra clean but still distorted at the same time. My fave guitar sounds of all time along with the White Album, 1966/1967 Stones (Buttons and Satanic Majesties) and Led Zeppelin II.
  11. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Geez, how could I forget Zep 2. I'll add that as well :righton:
  12. Today it's I'm Only Sleeping, but Tomorrow Never Knows.
  13. HE1NZ

    HE1NZ Forum Resident

    This and also at 2:25 song gets into some kind of adrenaline rush that isn't as noticeable in stereo.
  14. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    Five or six of tracks are a virtual tie at the top, for me.

    Anyway, I voted for "For No One".
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  15. pblmow

    pblmow Forum Resident

    Tomorrow Never Knows
  16. Joti Cover

    Joti Cover Forum Resident

    And Your Bird Can Sing comes out of the gate hard and never lets up.
    Great harmony leads from George and John really belts the tune out.
    The excitement has never worn for me after 50 years plus.
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  17. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    Ultra clean is a key factor. Compare the crisp clean recording of Revolver to the muddy messes their competition were releasing in 1966. A big part of why the Beatles are so revered is the immaculate production.

    Was going to vote I'm Only Sleeping but had to vote for the incredible Tomorrow Never Knows. Paul's love song masterpiece Here There & Everywhere also right up there.
  18. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    "Bird" is the word!

    "Taxman" in 2nd...
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  19. Baldo

    Baldo Forum Resident

    Butte, Montana
    This is a tough call, but I’ll go with “And Your Bird Can Sing”
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  20. Mr Bassie

    Mr Bassie Back for more

    Richmond VA
    I voted for Tomorrow Never Knows. Tough to pick just one though
  21. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
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  22. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    I went with She Said She Said, but it could have been any song on the album except for Yellow Submarine or Good Day Sunshine. One of my top 5 albums.
  23. douglas mcclenaghan

    douglas mcclenaghan Forum Resident

    My choice too. I love backwards guitar.
  24. Il Zio

    Il Zio Forum Resident

    Marco Island, FL
    I Want To Tell You. Love the driving piano and that flat ninth chord that's in there, somewhere.
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  25. paul62

    paul62 Forum Resident

    Down to Earth
    It's an interesting point to consider what The Beatles could have put out as a single instead of "Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby". Any two Revolver tracks could have been paired up to make a great single that would have sold well.
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