The difference is that Boys makes me smile, and Julia puts me to sleep.
It's just a translated version of a great song. Sure, I'd rather listen to the English version, but besides the vocals it's got everything good the original had. I saw that one coming, which is why said "Beatles song", not "Beatles recording". It's unlistenable garbage. I do not like the melody, it sound way to monotonous to me. The verse doesn't even have a melody. The instrumentation does nothing for me.
It's just very standard fingerstyle guitar, and vocals that sound completely emotionless. The lyrics are good, and the story behind them is gripping, but it's not enough to save the track for me. In the end, I just think it's a very boring, uninspiring song, which is why I hate that it's the final track on a disc full of variety, great melodies, experimentation and emotion. I could tell you were trying to make it humorous, but I figured that was just a way to voice your strong opinion on the song. It's hard to interpret emotions over the internet, but I'm not angry or anything. I just used your comment as an opportunity to explain my opinion of the song, since the downvotes on my comment tell me there are more people that disagree with me.
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The song opens with a flamenco guitar solo actually created by a rarely used preset button on a Mellotron keyboard , here functioning as somewhat of a primitive sampler; on some CD reissues, this solo closes the previous track, " Wild Honey Pie " , followed by the chorus, sung by all four Beatles, Ringo's then-wife Maureen , and Yoko Ono providing the only female lead vocal on a Beatles recording, for a single line. However, Rik's reaction to the slaying was mixed, as he has not hunted since. And the Happieness is a warm Gun. Both acoustic guitars are still present as well as simple bass playing and subdued drum work. Paul undoubtedly recorded his bass live on track three along with the others, but he decided to overdub his bass performance later as we'll see. The Independent.
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Become a Redditor and join one of thousands of communities. I never really thought of it before, but it's nice. Want to add to the discussion? Post a comment! Create an account. Personnel John Lennon — lead vocal, acoustic guitar, organ, Mellotron Paul McCartney — bass guitar, backing vocal George Harrison — backing vocal, acoustic guitar Ringo Starr — drums, tambourine, backing vocal Chris Thomas — Mellotron Yoko Ono — lead vocal, backing vocal Maureen Starkey — backing vocal OK I assume it is a mellotron playing that little melody- or john on organ?
I knew it was something in that channel! At least it has a melody. I'll try to explain myself: I do not like the melody, it sound way to monotonous to me.
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This could be a problem with my internet browser because I've had this occur before. Winnipegger's interperetation is great, but this song is apparently a satire of an actual event in John's life John not being Bill, but being there and involved. A least that's what Wikipedia told me.
This song was written in India, when the Beatles were in their Maharishi phase. It also suggests that the "children" hold him in contempt because of this. Note that the US President is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and is actually the one that gives the orders after considering what he is told by his Generals, etc. There is some similarity between the chorus and this chant: "what did you kill" vs "how many boys did you kill", which leads one to believe that Bungalow Bill may actually be LBJ, or generally speaking, the war machine he was then leading.
In , in the Gulf of Tonkin, US naval ships apparently were attacked by the North Vietnamese; this led to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which basically escalated the war and allowed Johnson to expand the number of troops there. In any event, another American had to come to Bill's aid to deal with the threat, but note what also occurred after the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which is similar.
America, as a country, was well on the way to being divided over the war, but was somewhat still officially committed to the war, and to the idea of winning it, despite the realities of what was going on in the battlefield. There was no love lost between either group for the other.
The "colonization" concept is not for land to be added to the "American Empire" as land was added to the Victorian Empire, but has been updated to the idea of spreading American influence in other parts of the world in order to gain allies and stop the spread of communism, which, as the "Domino Principle" promised, would occur throughout Indo-China if it was not defeated. Just as in an old British music hall, it describes a turn of the century, live theatrical skit.
One can imagine the wooden stage props of jungle foliage, ferocious tigers and lumbering elephants. Mock actions and huge oversized rifles, shaped like sexual organs, excuse me. I digress. Strike that! And especially the lumbering half-time music with a marching, quasi-military feel.
One can feel the dust in India or the humidity of Africa or the plains of the American West ; both a taste of Imperial England and Queen Victoria - the widow Queen - all dressed in black forever. The Victorian Era. The Sun never sets on our saxon? There'll always be an Engaland, an Engaland that is Free mason God Save the Queen, and the Queen Mum! He does it all for her, really. For the Queen! Login Register Login with Facebook.