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Who Was Better?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Songbird, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    McCartney. Gotta give a bonus for longevity...
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Only the good die young - Lennon.
  3. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Joel had a sweet spot of about 4-5 years, but the 80s and 90s were crap.

    John has killed it for decades.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    80s were crap? C'mon.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

  6. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Such an underrated movie.

    67 copies of "Moby Dick".
    The movie or the book?
    They made a book outta that?
  7. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Both. They both had a couple of solo things that were good but the reality is they needed each other. Had Lennon not died I wonder if overtures of peace would have been made. A Beatles reunion in the 90s with 20 years of musical evolution to draw from would have been amazing.
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  8. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Both?!? Ya can’t say both! Wtf! Somebody give this man a copy of Sophie’s Choice.
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  9. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    I like "I'll Wait" much better. Mostly for the drums.
  10. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

  11. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    This. What really made their songs pop was that Paul would write this romantic, sweet song and then John would drop in the acerbic bridge that blunted the saccharine. Their strengths were so complementary, and they knew each other so well that it seemed natural.

    John's shooting really hurt me. The Beatles hooked me when I was eight. When Double Fantasy came out, I was really happy for John. He'd done the split, the Lost Years, became a house husband, seemed to have broken his addictions and was ready to emerge back into the music scene on his own terms. I didn't think much of Yoko having every other track on the record, but what the hell, it was new Lennon. He was at the beginning of a second chapter, and then he was dead. It was a bitter hurt, almost as though someone close had died.

    I think that they'd have found a way to work together again, given time and space.
    I Should Coco and maumann like this.
  12. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Uptown Girl?
    Tell Her About It?
    We Didn’t Start the Fire?

    Little Jeannie
    I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues
    Lion King
    Sad Songs
    Candle in the Wind
    Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me
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