Obladi oblada : like or don't like.

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

  1. Droogmeister

    Droogmeister Welcome to the Atrocity Exhibition

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    I find it annoyingly twee, may aswell add that I really don't like The Beatles.

    I do appreciate John Lennon solo material though.
     
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  2. Brian Doherty

    Brian Doherty Forum Resident

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    Totally charming, lovely, life-affirming, learning that it was some sort of received wisdom that it sucked really surprised me when I picked up on that fact. I like the Beatles I guess an average amount for this board, they are not my favorite band or near it and the culture has more or less gotten them in my head so much I actually put on a Beatles record only a handful of times a year.

    So I say this not from blind adoration of the Beatles, but just from finding it a totally peppy zesty good-feeling bit of pleasure. A good/very good song, not a classic, but a real charmer that deserves to live!
     
  3. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth

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    Critics were always harsher to Paul than John.
     
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  4. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

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    I never listen to Obla anymore. I skip it.
     
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  5. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

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    "Dislike" is too mild a description... "loathe" is in the ballpark but not quite the right row, never mind seat... it's everything I hate about Macca (I am a fan of his btw)... trite lyric, silly melody... have never liked it since first hearing it as a kid in the 70s... a betrayal of his best abilities... he farts these kinda things out with nary a thought... give me a trifle like "Why Don't We Do It in the Road" instead... at least it rocks!
     
  6. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

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    I like it. Psst, I also like Maxwell's Silver Hammer.
     
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  7. Brian Doherty

    Brian Doherty Forum Resident

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    The hate for "Maxwell's" reminds me of a common principle in declaring worst song of any variety--people find "distinctively peculiar in a way that could maybe be annoying" as qualifying for "worst" when to me the worst song is like fourth song on side two of some record that no matter how many times you hear it you'll never remember anything about it....I give points for "interestingly distinctive" and Maxwell's has that in spades, as pop songs go.
     
  8. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs.

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    I like it alright, its kind of fun and light-hearted.
     
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  9. angelo73

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    The Beatles' sort of had a vague tradition of "children's songs the whole family can enjoy", having roots going back to early in their career. It arguably starts with their cover of Larry Williams' "Bad Boy" :
    " .. he put some tacks on teachers chair,
    puts chewing gum in little girl's hair,
    man, junior, behave yourself
    .."

    .. okay, a rock n roll standard and not a Lennon-McCartney composition, but here begins with the lyrics.

    They start to get in the habit of "child-like" content :

    "Listen, do to want to know a secret, do you promise not to tell"

    .. then, the appearance of "Yellow Submarine", "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill", "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", All Together Now" , "Octopus's Garden",

    plus further off-cuff lyrical references like :

    "Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play?",

    ....

    " ..the King of Marigold was in the kitchen
    cooking breakfast for the Queen,
    the Queen was in the parlor
    playing piano for the children of the King...
    .. The King was in the garden
    picking flowers for a friend who came to play,
    the Queen was in the playroom
    painting pictures for the children's holiday.
    ..";

    ...


    "..1,2,3,4,5,6,7, all good children go to heaven .."

    ...

    They all did it, John, Paul, Ringo (with Octopus), even George got in on the action with "Piggies" .. while not a children's song by any means, the lyrics are adorned in nursery-rhyme imagery.

    All part of the formula that keeps their legacy enduring after over half a century ! :)
     
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  10. Droogmeister

    Droogmeister Welcome to the Atrocity Exhibition

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    My thoughts are very similar to yours..I applaud your honesty :tiphat:
     
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  11. Mezzer

    Mezzer Well-Known Member

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    Just reading the thread title sets off the world's most annoying earworm.....
     
  12. Socalguy

    Socalguy Forum Resident

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    No but “Scrambled Eggs” with a little more effort became “Yesterday”. Who knows what MMD might’ve become.
     
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  13. angelo73

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    .. imagine the 'chuckling-in-time'
    part as done by Popeye ..;

    ..replace 'Desmond' with 'Popeye', 'Molly-girl' with 'Olive Oyl', and instead of
    ".. as he takes her by the hand.."
    sing : " .. eating spinach from a can .."

    cures hiccups too ;)
     
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  14. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    i like it ... i know it isn't "what's goin' on" but i don't think it was supposed to be
     
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  15. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

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    I like it. Gotta admit, after I clicked vote I was very surprised to see the landslide in favor of this song so far. If you believe the critics it's an absolute piece of trash. So much for the critics.
     
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  16. Livewire91

    Livewire91 Electric Member

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    Obladi blahblah. Damnit! now it's stuck in my head. That's it, i'm going to skip the song next time. Muhahaha... say obladi haha yay! no! *Unwatch Thread*
     
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  17. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    I LOVE this song. It's catchy. It's silly. It just works for me. To be honest, I didn't realize how much people didn't like it until I started coming to this forum lol. :shrug:
     
  18. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers Forum Resident

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    I like it. I enjoy it when he plays it live particularly. It's just a daft little catchy Macca song and what's wrong with that? I'd like to know, 'cos here 'e goes...agaaaaaaaaain.
     
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  19. rnranimal

    rnranimal Forum Resident

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    The song just makes me picture poor Arnold sitting there with his bowl in his mouth waiting for someone to feed him.
     
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  20. GodShifter

    GodShifter Negative Creep® (and I’m stoned)

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    Dislike it immensely.
     
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  21. Mai Tem Baht

    Mai Tem Baht Forum Resident

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    Can anyone explain why Rocky Raccoon never seems to be lumped in with Ob-La-Di, Maxwell’s, Yellow Submarine and When I’m 64 (even Martha My Dear) when McCartney is being trashed for his granny music?

    And for what it’s worth, I would give my right arm to be able to write just one of those songs. Both arms for Martha My Dear.
     
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  22. 905

    905 Forum Resident

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    About Granny music, let's just say the Mount Rushmore of Granny music is Paul McCartney, Harry Nilsson, Freddie Mercury, and Ray Davies. So I'm not ashamed to admit that I dig it as part of a well rounded album.
     
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  23. Socalguy

    Socalguy Forum Resident

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    Really good music allows you to overlook bad lyrics
     
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  24. ralph7109

    ralph7109 Forum Resident

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    MMD is perfect the way it is.
    The lyrics to that one are actually good.
     
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  25. I don't understand it either. In the opposite direction to the feelings expressed in my previous post, I've grown colder and colder towards RR over the years!
     
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