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Jake Jenkins 10/04/12 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by albatrossflyer (Post 113832722)
I think that falls more under "song I hate that everyone else loves." If you pressed him, I'm sure he wouldn't say it's a bad song, just massively overrated.

you did not read the article.

sabres716 10/04/12 05:08 PM

Quick note to anyone who doesn't actually read the article: This isn't anti-Beatles or even anti-Lennon. He states he is otherwise a fan of them/him. Just not this song... and I can understand why.

luqmanhakim 10/04/12 05:09 PM

Imagine no opinions...

thatwasamoment 10/04/12 05:11 PM

you become a target when youre really fucking rich.

Jack Appleby 10/04/12 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 113832102)
Because it's part of the AVclubs "HateSong" ... it's the entire point of the interview. Haha.

Haha, just read the excerpt and said WUT.
Kind of interesting feature.

oakhurst 10/04/12 05:18 PM

Could be one of the most overrated songs of all time, the lyrics are dumb.

Ohaidere 10/04/12 05:32 PM

Boy... that escalated quickly.

harsh reality 10/04/12 05:37 PM

If anyone knows about cheesy lyrics and insipid songs, it certainly is Frank Turner

Keagan Ilvonen 10/04/12 05:40 PM

Harrison is easily the best Beatle.

rawspinner 10/04/12 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Keagan Ilvonen (Post 113834182)
Harrison is easily the best Beatle.


The Best of George Harrison is a back to front solid album. I don't have anything against the other ones, and honestly need to expand my Beatles knowledge, but I loved that album.

sowrongitsjack 10/04/12 05:50 PM

pretty sure in the song john doesn't say anywhere 'we should all have no possessions' - he just says imagine a world without it. lennons solo stuff is amazing, and the song mother always makes me well up.

as for frank turner, go back to million dead. i liked you then.

deanster321 10/04/12 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by steve187 (Post 113832772)
the beatles are the most overrated band in history. come at me


reid 10/04/12 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by deanster321 (Post 113834562)


I wish Mitch was more consistent with putting out new material.

deanster321 10/04/12 05:58 PM

Already one or two people who don't seem to have read the quote in Jason's post, never mind the whole article. This is all set to make the average news thread read like Mark Twain, hah.

March_Faster!! 10/04/12 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Adam Pfleider (Post 113832382)
i just really love the idea of this column.

as far as Frank's comment, I can totally see his point. honestly, I was never a solo Lennon fan and Harrison was my favorite Beatle and i'm already sick of this song at the age of 26.

soooo, I back you Frank!

It is a cool idea for a column...I'm late to the party and didn't know about it before this. But yeah, I also agree with Frank. That song is fucking annoying and yeah, patronizing considering the source. However, the source is also why people chose to put it on a pedestal. A much beloved artist, killed well before his time, it's hard for fans not to have "blinders" on I guess.