Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Dr. Tweedbucket, Mar 1, 2015.
Can I start with this one?
I always loved this track. Remember first hearing this on the 1980
I think just about anything the Beatles ever recorded has been played on the radio, but "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" probably gets played less than most.
That said, it's certainly true that the Beatles, like most classic artists, have a handful of songs that get played to death on the radio, and a much larger number that are played far less often. This is one reason I don't listen to the radio all that much. It gets boring hearing the same songs over and over again when there's so much more out there, even from the same artists -- to say nothing of all the artists they don't play.
The beginning of FM 'rock' radio was a great open era.
Even used to hear this.
Have to see what this is. Ah, just removed the couple of characters to the left of the = sign..... Certainly not played back in the day, and doesn't conform with "Classic Rock" playlists.
Useless Trivia Department
The house on Blue Jay Way that George was renting at the time is just around the corner from Moe Howard's house on Thrasher Avenue.
See? You learned something today.
The radio is largely useless, as far as music is concerned. The same songs have been going strong for 30 plus years. I can't believe this is what people really want to hear?
Anyhow, about The Beatles and the radio. I'm curious to hear from others how much of them you hear in your local market? I always thought it was odd that the biggest selling rock artists of all time, don't get much airplay around here in the Rock n' Roll hall of fame city. Plenty of the same old Zep, Stones, Floyd, AC/DC, etc..., but not much Beatles to speak of. I'm not just talking less play, but miniscule rotation compared to the other usual suspects. Always though it was odd.
I always thought You're Gonna Lose That Girl deserved more airplay.
Long Long Long
Wild Honey Pie
Baby You're a Rich Man
True, pity because it's one of my faves!
It's a great song too!
I've never heard The Word played on radio.
Savoy Truffle!! That's a great song!
Martha my Dear is brilliant too, just listen to where it goes, it's anything but your typical song formula.
One of my top-10-fave Beatles songs is Sexy Sadie. Never hear it on the radio.
I have to disagree with Baby You're a Rich Man, though - although you don't hear it now, when it came out it was a major hit and got played all the time - and it's a GREAT song.
If you live in a city that has a Beatles radio hour etc. (we have a few) then you hear everything they did on the air!
A local radio station played Hey Bulldog recently. That is the only time I remember hearing this cut on the radio.
I thought I knew most of the Beatles catalog & I'm a bit embarrassed to say - I originally heard this on Ian Moore's Green Grass disk & then had to look it up to see who wrote it. I went back & listened to the original. That hasn't happened to me very often. Ian's version doesn't stray very far from the original.
Maybe my memory is failing me faster that I thought that it would, but I seem to remember the Beatles getting a lot of AM airplay. That airplay never seemed to transition itself over into FM. It was almost as if they were considered to be too "mainstream" for FM.
Thus, most of what I listened to from the Beatles came from my own LPs.
Anybody else notice that? Again, perhaps my perception is off.