Making A Case For Revolution No. 9 ? Genius?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by JFSebastion, Sep 29, 2021.

  1. BeatleJWOL

    BeatleJWOL Senior Member

    y'know what, screw it. Dillydipper was right. this is going to be the same ol' song.

    "hurr durr it's just noise how dare Yoko make John do this"

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  2. seacliffe301

    seacliffe301 Forum Resident

    “Revolution 9” is the exclamation point to the “White Album”
    “Good Night” is the post script.
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  3. no.nine

    no.nine (not his real name)

    This is how rumors propagate.

    The phrase "Number 9" came from (IIRC) an educational tape in the EMI library. It only sounds like "turn me on dead man" for the same reason that anything else, when reversed, can accidentally sound like something it isn't.

    Of course, if you were joking.......

    Never mind!

    Last edited: Sep 30, 2021
  4. dsdu

    dsdu less serious minor pest

    Santa Cruz, CA
    Only when he played in stereo.
  5. Keith todaro

    Keith todaro Forum Resident

    Unmitigated gibberish. Genius? Hardly…
    But to be fair, I just don’t like them at all.
  6. Sanctuary

    Sanctuary Forum Resident

    Kenduskeag, Maine
    This forum is rather fond of Beatles threads based around occasionally bare premises( Did John like wheat or rye bread and can we tell by listening to Norwegian Wood backwards?Paul’s favorite bass strings.. etc) and hey who doesn’t like the Beatles!? That being said Revolution 9 is maybe genius in an avant-garde, musique concrete sort of way but in any other way it’s almost unlistenable. It is no doubt one of the most skipped songs on a classic album ever created . I’ve been on here long enough to know daring to say that a Beatle song might be.. “gasp” below par opens up the door to angry slings and arrows. For those Revolution 9 uber fans I have a challenge : just play the song at a big party or even a small gathering of derelicts and just watch the room clear. I know sometimes genius is too profound for people such as myself( and the derelicts) to grasp but really the word genius attached to this sound collage might be veering a little too close to sheer hyperbole.

    But hey what do I know … crank it up!
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  7. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Maricopa Arizona
  8. bhazen

    bhazen Fab Fourever!

    Deepest suburbia
    Oh, sorry I did read that earlier. Didn't mean to pile on, apologies.

    Jed Clarett, a fancier Beverly Hillbilly? ...
  9. dsdu

    dsdu less serious minor pest

    Santa Cruz, CA
    Paul's grandfather was right.
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  10. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Maricopa Arizona
    All is good.
    Better Jed than Zed
    I always say
    Cause Zed is dead
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  11. numer9

    numer9 Beatles Apologist

    Philly Burbs's "Cheeky Bitch"
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  12. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Maricopa Arizona
    Thought John did that song on the Wedding Album.
  13. elaterium

    elaterium Forum Resident

    Clamp it man!
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  14. take my advice and never hang around with derelicts

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  15. JohnB

    JohnB Senior Member

    Haven't listened to it in about 40 years and I don't miss it a bit.
  16. Seabass

    Seabass Old Git

    Devon, England
    good point re lyrics
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  17. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Planetary Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    I don't think a case needs to be made for it, it was a subversive work of art on an album that found its way into 30+ million homes.

    The fact that it was done by a band that was singing "I Want To Hold Your Hand" just 5 years previous is what's really shocking to me.
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  18. Seabass

    Seabass Old Git

    Devon, England
    I agree

    And if it adds nothing it will soon die
  19. Seabass

    Seabass Old Git

    Devon, England
    The decline was indeed sudden

  20. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    #9 was his practice run!
  21. ARK

    ARK Forum Miscreant

    Charlton, MA, USA
    MAYBE there’s a case that can be made, but you certainly haven’t made it? You’re going to call this one genius based on the lyrics? No. I don’t think so.
  22. Nope. Pretty daring but not genius.
  23. John54

    John54 Senior Member

    Burlington, ON
    There may be more method in the madness than is initially apparent in the sound collage that is Revolution 9, but genius? I don't think so ...
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  24. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    I've said this a hundred times but I don't mind repeating myself...

    The clip of them doing 'Some Other Guy ' at The Cavern absolutely kills me.
    It was filmed in September 1962.
    Within five years these same guys would release ' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'...along with a few other albums and singles which weren't too bad.
    Five years!
  25. dsdu

    dsdu less serious minor pest

    Santa Cruz, CA
    Better music through chemistry. :shtiphat:

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