Ask A Broadsheatle Reader


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      1. Fergalito

        Ah poor auld Ringo gets a hard time and unfairly so – that said i love the “he’s not even the best drummer in The Beatles” quote from whichever of the other three said it, Lennon probably.

        1. Micko

          I love that story.

          But I found out recently that it’s not true*. ;-(

          Apparently it was a joke by Jasper Carrot in the 80’s.


          *Sorry to be “that guy”

          1. Fergalito

            No worries Micko – I’d rather the truth got in the way of that particular good story. Ringo was a great drummer, only fitting really that his bandmates didn’t pull the piss out of his abilities. I guess when you’re in a band with Lennon and McCartney it’s hard to put the head up above the parapet by comparison.

            Glad to see you rate The White Album so highly too, that’s a tick in the “things I like about Micko” column

  1. Gabby

    Highly attractive album cover. There are still many lonely hearts around – read the lonely hearts ads in the Farmers Journal weekly mag.

  2. stephen moran

    Abbey Road is their most complete achievement. Revolver is probably their most important record in that it really introduced the concept of album tracks i.e. semi popular less immediate but ultimately more rewarding songs that replayed with a higher utility (satisfaction) upon repeat listening. Sgt Peppers has a couple of buffers on it.

    1. Fergalito

      Early demos of Rolling Stones “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” were titled “I Can’t Get No Higher Utility” apparently although this may not be true…

      1. stephen moran

        Lyrics written during freshers week at the LSE – maybe that’s where he acquired his alleged frugality

        1. Fergalito

          Interesting – he runs a tight operation for sure.
          No flies on Mick or The Rolling Stones corporation.

          Stones were great for about 10 – ish years but never felt them much beyond that. Love how a load of young English kids brought their version of the blues to the masses and led us back to the source. All of those wonderful recordings in the Lomax archive are a treasure trove.

          1. stephen moran

            The Stones were arguably the greatest blues band of all time – Exile on Main Street exhibit A for the prosecution. Let it Bleed, Beggars Banquet and Sticky Fingers are as good as its ever likely to get – from the gilded age of R ‘n’ R

          2. Fergalito

            I don’t dispute the greatness of those albums, you may throw Goat’s Head Soup in there too. I like their blues – it’s not that noodly solo for hours stuff more a few good chords and licks, far more feral and primal than polished. I’ll take that any day of the week.

      1. stephen moran

        actually anything by Huey Lewis and the news would have been a good shout for last Friday’s crimes against music

        1. Mad


          When I’m 64 just came on the radio
          In terms of songwriting this song alone elevated this record away above their previous work IMHO. Seemingly whimsical confection at the surface and yet profound, universally appealing and timeless at the same time.

        2. Fergalito

          Thought of last week’s competition when Eric Clapton “Wonderful Tonight” excreted itself from a speaker somewhere during the week.

  3. RuilleBuille

    First LP I bought.

    I still have the original (with inserts). Is it worth anything?

    1. Fergalito

      If you had a copy of the original and subsequently pulled butchered dolls “Yesterday and Today” album cover you’d be in the money … !

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