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Why has Revolver taken over Sgt. Peppers?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2013 at 11:28
Revolver shot the Sgt. in the leg...Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jbird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2013 at 15:24
Peppers has too much filler, imo. Also, listening to the lyrics, it sounds like they were pretty much "hey, we do drugs, and drugs are cool!" lyrics

Revolver for the win. 

Actually, I like Rubber Soul a bit better than Revolver, though they are almost two sides of the same coin.
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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

^ Best sounding maybe


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote uduwudu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2014 at 00:07
Funny with thht US release of MMT. Capitol accidentally created a great album. The way they treated American listeners was not good though mainly, milking the crowd. Soon be a box set to emphasize that one. Anyway while the UK originals define the latest box sets it's the US MMT that gets the nod for inclusion. Anyway Pepper and MMT are all part of that same era so it's a kind of Part 1 and 2.

Revolver is okay, guitar sounds might appeal to indie bands but really it is here that the usual bunch of 60s era axe masters hold it over The Beatles. Good song writers though. (Rain especially). The singles shouold be included on the albums now the format is no longer as space limited as vinyl - which is why the singles and LPs were why they were - in the UK versions.

I think perhaps Revolver sounds like a rock and roll record while Pepper's is more like a theatrical type event.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2014 at 13:17
I tend to view three albums of the Beatles as evolutionary starting with Rubber Soul.  Then after Pepper they kind of went astray.   Back in form again with Abbey Road.  Still much to be admired in the white album and Let It Be still.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote KingCrInuYasha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2014 at 01:14
I think Sgt. Pepper is overrated, but only because the rest of their output is insanely good; if someone chose an album as their favorite, I would easily go with that. 
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I've always preferred The White Album to either, so what do I know.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2014 at 10:02
Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

I've always preferred The White Album to either, so what do I know.
 
I've always liked that one also but then when it came out I was starting college and we used to listen to it all the time in an altered state of mind.
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Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

Abbey Road will always be the best Beatles album
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Xonty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 05 2014 at 14:35
I see what you mean, but they're both still very close and very highly regarded. I personally prefer Sgt. Pepper by quite a way. My favourite Beatles album by quite a way, but Revolver's probably only 5th or 6th for me Ermm Still nice every now and then though Smile
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Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I only own those 2 albums by the Beatles and neither get played much. The Beatles produced amazing songs but not so amazing albums imo. (yes that is contradictory I knowTongue)

The Alan Partridge comment is funny. I may actually be Alan Partridge as I prefer WingsLOL


I recall a comment by Yoko's better half admitting that Wings was the band closes to what The Beatles would have become.

As to the song v. album thing... well, perhaps there is some merit in that. I thought Abbey Road the best album; possibly the rock zeitgeist had generated the album creation idea. There were a lot more of those around in 69 than 67 that were not just collections of songs.

Perhaps they had just worked out how to write a rock band album. Abbey Road was a determined unit idea. Shame they never got around to the live thing like The Stones. The new PA systems had given some bands a new lease of life.

And yes, Revolver may be more highly regarded as an album as it more of a rock and roll thing than the fantasy camp Pepper can be (Butlins on a record). Trouble is, I thought, and still think, the Revolver guitar sounds are a bit amateur. Probably why they're popular with the indie crowd. Smile
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