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treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 8:15
 

At least Father McKenzie doesn't have to pick up rice anymore, because it's not thrown at weddings 50 years on.
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Sep 12, 2017 8:14
 

Father McKenzie has to darn his socks because it would be unholy to damn them. 
BCarn
(British Columbia)
Posted: Apr 12, 2017 9:56
 

 thewiseking wrote:
Grew up worshiping the Beatles. An Obsessed child. Sad how dated most of their catalogue sounds now.Purely a nostalgia trip.

 
I disagree. I'd argue that none of their catalogue is dated as you suggest. Old perhaps but not dated. Are the works of the great composers dated? It's all a matter of perspective and of course opinion. Even with today's music, one can say that they are dated by your rationale. Music, all of it, is timeless. 

 
lathyris
(Houston, TX)
Posted: Apr 12, 2017 9:36
 

 BillG wrote:

Oh Yikes.  Wish I could un-hear that ;-)

 

At which point I realize that if Bill tells me that I should absolutely NOT jump off that cliff. . .I might just jump off that cliff.
semolinapilchard
(England)
Posted: Dec 22, 2016 11:09
 

McCartney's best ever song by the best band ever!
grahamdillabough
(Somewhere in Kuwait)
Posted: Nov 21, 2016 21:18
 

 BillG wrote:

Oh Yikes.  Wish I could un-hear that ;-)

 
John Denver should've known better......
Astrele
Posted: Oct 09, 2016 23:10
 

Yeah thank you for choosing this one! 
melzabutch
(From the Central Coast of Oz to the Eastern Shore MD)
Posted: Sep 08, 2016 14:23
 

Image result for eleanor rigby
Image result for eleanor rigby
cpwells
(Tokyo, Japan)
Posted: Aug 08, 2016 2:33
 

 bb_matt wrote:
Not sure how this can ever be topped. Been in my life since the start, had dreams about the concept, with this as a backing song. When I was a small child the song scared me witless.

 
I agree with you bb_matt.  As a pre-teen when I first heard this song, it made me afraid of growing up.  I wanted to make sure nobody I knew ended up like Eleanor.  50 years on I realize that such loneliness is not something that can be cured and the Beatles got it right.


thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jul 07, 2016 11:43
 

Grew up worshiping the Beatles. An Obsessed child. Sad how dated most of their catalogue sounds now.Purely a nostalgia trip.
bb_matt
(Oxford, England)
Posted: Jun 19, 2016 8:11
 

Not sure how this can ever be topped. Been in my life since the start, had dreams about the concept, with this as a backing song. When I was a small child the song scared me witless.
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Jun 17, 2016 17:33
 

 Proclivities wrote:

For anyone who is truly adventurous, there is this interesting cover by John Denver.  Be advised: It is somewhat distressing...

 
Interesting.  Absolutely.  

It lacks something.....   warmth, coherence of sound, the sonic space strikes me as hastily constructed.   ....  

It is a hard song to cover.  

Youtube automatically went on to another cover by John Denver, Mr. Bojangles.   That one is pretty decent.  Perhaps because the sonic space is so much closer to his core sound.  
stegokitty
(tree)
Posted: Jun 17, 2016 17:10
 

 Rooney wrote:
{#Bananasplit}  Ain't ever given a Beatles song less than a 10, and I don't plan to start now, either.

 
  
The Beatles are my all-time favorite band. The highest score they'll ever get from me is 9. There simply is no such thing as a 10, as defined by Radio Paradise. As well, anyone being objective knows there are a few stinkers amongst all their great numbers (The Word comes to mind). But it's doubtful that'll ever get airplay on RP, so perhaps you'll be able to stick to your guns.

Canlistener
(Ontario Canada)
Posted: Jun 17, 2016 17:01
 

I have on my bulletproof vest so here it goes... The Beatles are pure rubbish.
moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: May 16, 2016 16:34
 

 jberko wrote:
Did they really steal the idea for the strings from Psycho?

 
 no, the orchestration was George Martin's idea. 
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: May 16, 2016 16:34
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
Yes indeed, my mysterious friend. Yes indeed.
 
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of galactic presidential campaigns loves this groovy music in a minor key with poetic lyrics...  this poem is a Shakespearean tragedy, where two people meet, but not in a way that will resolve each other's loneliness—  she dies and he buries her...  "no one was saved" as the poem ends with a conclusion...  we be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...  time flies when we're having fun...  hope life is grand for you right this minute, WonderLizard...
jberko
(Franklin, TN)
Posted: May 16, 2016 16:27
 

Did they really steal the idea for the strings from Psycho?
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Mar 13, 2016 20:54
 

R.I.P. George Martin
CHuLoYo
(Galicia, Spain)
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 3:33
 

All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

a 10
BillG
(California)
Posted: Dec 09, 2015 14:42
 

 Proclivities wrote:

For anyone who is truly adventurous, there is this interesting cover by John Denver.  Be advised: It is somewhat distressing...

 
Oh Yikes.  Wish I could un-hear that ;-)
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Aug 11, 2015 13:25
 

 Grammarcop wrote:
I heard William Shatner's version of this on the radio last Saturday. After all these years, his interpretation remains ... special. 

 
For anyone who is truly adventurous, there is this interesting cover by John Denver.  Be advised: It is somewhat distressing...
Otomi
(La orilla de la civilización)
Posted: Apr 22, 2015 14:17
 

Image source: https://viewerscommentary.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/yellow-submarine-eleanor-rigby.jpg


AndyJ
(Oregon, Silicon Forest)
Posted: Jan 17, 2015 20:28
 

Lyrics read like a TV commentator walking thru a grocery store, down a city street or across a park during the week before families with kids show up... 

It's sad how lonely we are.  
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 17, 2015 20:28
 

 Lazarus wrote:

Hope you are having a marvelous time, WonderLizard... everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing...

 
Yes indeed, my mysterious friend. Yes indeed.
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 17, 2015 20:25
 

 Rooney wrote:
{#Bananasplit}  Ain't ever given a Beatles song less than a 10, and I don't plan to start now, either.

 
Amen to that, brother.
dziebell
Posted: Dec 04, 2014 12:52
 

This is no song to follow Beethoven.  Bill, do you think its the violins that make them go together?  
 
Dinges,_the_Dude
(below sea-level, N52°37', E4°88')
Posted: Oct 03, 2014 1:25
 

The Beatles are without a doubt one of the most important bands ever, but yet not really my cup of tea: I love many songs when I hear them, as now, but I never come to play a song myself...
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Sep 01, 2014 20:08
 

acolt said: "Same with me. I think it's because it doesn't really go anywhere musically. I mean, the riff is great, but it doesn't go anywhere."

I think the music wasn't meant to be ground-breaking or mind-blowing, but was to convey the mood of the lyrics which it does well.


Rooney
(Near Paradise)
Posted: Aug 01, 2014 15:22
 

{#Bananasplit}  Ain't ever given a Beatles song less than a 10, and I don't plan to start now, either.
jimmpypowder
Posted: Aug 01, 2014 14:30
 

What a switch from the 5th to this Beatles song!

Only on Radio paradise!
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jun 24, 2014 20:34
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
big stud Romeo Tuma wrote:


Shakespeare+Vivaldi=Beatles...
 

Y'know, Romeo/Lazarus—whoever the hell you are, I don't give you enough credit for insight, what with all the bucknaked dancing, it's sorta strains credulity. But I think you've nailed this one. Nice.
 

Thank you! This song is a concise poem— literary minimalism— with the complete elements of a short story, which are characters, plot, climax, conclusion, epiphany, etc...

the tragedy of "Eleanor Rigby" is that two lonely people meet, but not in a way that will resolve either character's loneliness— she dies, and he buries her... the song ends with a religious image that defines the tragedy—

Eleanor Rigby, died in the church
And was buried along with her name.
Nobody came.
Father McKenzie, wiping the dirt
From his hands as he walks from the grave.
No one was saved.

Hope you are having a marvelous time, WonderLizard... everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing...


gjeeg
(Syracuse, New York)
Posted: Apr 29, 2014 16:49
 

Two hundred years from now this song, and their body of work, will stand.
WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Apr 29, 2014 16:45
 

 (former member) wrote:


Shakespeare+Vivaldi=Beatles...
 

Y'know, Romeo/Lazarus--whoever the hell you are, I don't give you enough credit for insight, what with all the bucknaked dancing, it's sorta strains credulity. But I think you've nailed this one. Nice.
Peter_Bradshaw
(UK)
Posted: Mar 29, 2014 9:37
 

 joelbb wrote:
An extraordinary cut from the Beatles best album:  what's not to like?

 
...... totally agree the Beatles best album which was truly groundbreaking.
10 
joelbb
Posted: Mar 22, 2014 15:37
 

An extraordinary cut from the Beatles best album:  what's not to like?
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Feb 25, 2014 11:33
 

 ThePoose wrote:
And my wife is named Sexy Sadie.

 
lunatic wrote:
My Grand daughter is named Eleanor Rigby.
Her older brother is named Maxwell  Edison.
.

 
 



 
I knew a girl named McGill. She called herself Lil but everyone knew her as Nancy.
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Jan 24, 2014 15:52
 

 great Pic   calypsus_1 wrote: 


pinem
(Chattanooga Tn)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 9:01
 

 When each of my 4 kids were young I sang this and 'Yesterday' to them at bedtime in an attempt to lullaby them to sleep. Then I'd sing 'Blackbird' as I walked quietly out their bedroom.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 8:56
 

A new movie with James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain is entitled The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. I don't think it has any resemblance or connection to this, but the title is odd if it doesn't. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Disappearance_of_Eleanor_Rigby
 
Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 8:54
 

{#Bananapiano}  Has to be G O D L I K E  -  anything else would be a crime against music
gillespp
(Portland, OR)
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 8:54
 

I played this song over and over when I was a kid, but it really creeped me out. Something about the mood and words seemed so dark . . .
Chingachgook
Posted: Sep 20, 2013 8:51
 

 oldfart48 wrote:

evidently YOU are aptly named....{#Lol}

 
So long as you're an Old Fart 'at play', the moniker is to be worn with pride.
ThePoose
(Ottawa, capital of Canada)
Posted: Sep 20, 2013 8:49
 

And my wife is named Sexy Sadie.

 
lunatic wrote:
My Grand daughter is named Eleanor Rigby.
Her older brother is named Maxwell  Edison.
.

 
 


oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Sep 13, 2013 23:45
 

 lunatic wrote:
My Grand daughter is named Eleanor Rigby.
Her older brother is named Maxwell  Edison.
.

 
 
evidently YOU are aptly named....{#Lol}
oldfart48
(boulder creek ca.)
Posted: Sep 13, 2013 23:44
 

post acid Beatles, the best....{#Dance}
gjr
(boston, ma)
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 3:51
 

this was one of my mother's favorite songs (yes, her name was Eleanor) and i saw mccartney in concert two months after she died (Feb '90) and i started weeping when he did this........

amazing how things hit you 
lunatic
Posted: Jul 19, 2013 16:04
 

My Grand daughter is named Eleanor Rigby.
Her older brother is named Maxwell  Edison.
.

 
GreggH
Posted: Jul 13, 2013 3:34
 

The Beatles are so indelibly woven into the memories of my wondering adolescence that I cannot possibly rate them objectively. Nor would I ever want to try.
ThePoose
(Ottawa, capital of Canada)
Posted: May 10, 2013 11:32
 

HAHAHA HEHEHE HOHOHO

The Rolling Stones???!!!

The Beatles were the ones who broke away from writing ''dance music'' and looked inside and wrote from and about their troubled souls about real relationships and religious experiences. The Stones are mere poseurs and misogynists. Wake the hell up!

The Stones are simply about putting on a razzle-dazzle big show in which Mick gets to strut and prance around. The Beatles were not song and dance men, which is why they stopped touring. I would never go see the Stones. They once invited Truman Capote to join them on stage, to which TC refused. He was asked why. His reply: ''I only do things that hold mystery for me.'' Right on, TC. The Stones are pure entertainment, which is ultimately so hollow.


  Anything by the rolling stones is better - conveys more soul and spirit of the times, than anything by the Beatles. These guys belong in a dusty box in a back corner with the monkeys, the box tops, and that donovan goof. That they aren't is a testament to the will and influence of corporate money changers and their ilk. Thin non-relational psychedelic induced dribble. ..sorry if it hurts, time to wake up people. ...somebody had to say it


 




apd
(Toronto, On)
Posted: May 10, 2013 11:26
 

 midreaming wrote:
they were a dog and pony show. one that you and a whole lot of people bought, hook line and sinker. but don't feel bad. It's not the first time.. (lol) I can think of too many great bands that rightfully took a pass on this dribble so I think you're overstating your case more than a little



 
your argument is rendered invalid by a) suspision that you're trolling and 2) that you don't know the difference between the act of a sportsman controlling a ball and the act of speaking nonsense. Fail.