The White Album - which is your favourite side?

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Favourite side

  1. Side 1

    33 vote(s)
    62.3%
  2. Side 2

    5 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. Side 3

    15 vote(s)
    28.3%
  4. Side 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    Where's the "all of the above" option?
     
  2. drewl

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    me and my monkey say side 3.

    The disjointed three Beatle (none being Ringo) overdubbed drumming of USSR always bugs me.
     
  3. FuzzyAce

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  4. sixstringfuel

    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill Silver Supporting Member

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    In this order for me
    1,3,2,4
    They're all good.
     
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  5. Badtone

    Badtone Supporting Member

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    I can see where if you weren't around at the time (i.e. young) The Beatles are just another band, a famous one to be sure, but historic. For those of us who were aware back in Feb 1964 and saw their US TV debut on Ed Sullivan we remember what an game changing event that was. It's hard to explain. Within a couple of months of that appearance The Beatles had the top 5 songs in the Billboard chart, a remarkable achievement. Add to that to how they subsequently changed and grew along with the sixties ethos and you have the stuff of legend, a legend which they earned IMHO. OK, enough rambling, just my .02
     
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  6. Spooky Action

    Spooky Action Member

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  7. stratjim

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    i'd go with side 1 were it not for oh-blah and wild honey pie, but if it's all inclusive , it'll have to be side 3.
     
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  8. Steve Hotra

    Steve Hotra Silver Supporting Member

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    Side 1 and then Side 2.

    Martha My Dear, is an amazing song to listen to. Way ahead of its time.
     
  9. bluesmeanie

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    Very tough call but ultimately, side 1. It's got Dear Prudence, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, and Happiness Is A Warm Gun. I mean, wow.
     
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  10. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    But it loves you.
     
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  11. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    imagine if they'd broken up with that album, and the last we heard from them was "Good Night."
     
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  12. greeny

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    I voted 2, but quite honestly I could have gone for any of the first three. Some people don’t like the frivolity of the Piggies to Why don’t we... section but I love this section so it’s probably why side two just edges it.
     
  13. Dasein

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    In the article I posted above, one of the points I made was how, through repeated listens, the songs and song order settles into the unconscious - and how songs that seemed strange or out of place become essential elements the the whole album as a narrative experience. I offered several alternative narrative threads to follow the songs through the album for those that just needed a jump start.. but I gotta say -- I love the whole album - more today than ever before -- and the new remixed version is bloody amazing -- like simply awesome - especially the deluxe boxed set. Just mind blowing to hear and listen too all those alternate takes and rehearsals...
     
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  14. Jay Will

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    Mostly because I wanted too.
     
  15. Rumble

    Rumble Instrumental Rocker Silver Supporting Member

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    Voted side 1, but I think I like side 3 just as much. The truth is, this is one of my favorite albums, and I like the whole thing.
     
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  16. Kennybeeinfl

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    Same for me. Dear Prudence clinches it for me. In my opinion Lennon dominates the White Album. Even Bungalow Bill is more enjoyable for me than most of Paul's tunes on that record.
     
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  17. Kennybeeinfl

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    I agree and the goofy lack of a bass part bugs me as well.
     
  18. Kennybeeinfl

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    Funny how we're talking about an album that was recorded 50 years ago!! I love it.
     
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  19. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    That would have been one of the most ironic song titles I could imagine, because that would be more like a "Catastrophic Night."

    :omg
     
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  20. Davepitt11

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    Tough because of the fillers.... 1 or 2.... I'll go with 1.
     
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