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I finally watched the entire Scorsese documentary about George Harrison and was blown away over how underrated he was (at least by me) as a musician. If you get past all the krishna mantras, the guy was just so damn talented. It's a shame he gets shoved behind Lennon and McCartney, and when you watch the doc you get the feeling that those guys really didn't give him much breathing room in the band. In fact, most of his early solo stuff was actually material he wrote for the Beatles. Too bad we never got to hear the full band do some of those songs.
This post was edited by fletchterpz 17 months ago
he's my favorite musician of all time...and i am a YWG
Clapton knew who the best guy in the band was, that's good enough for me, and I love Paul and John.
I wouldn't say he was underrated. Certainly not on par with Lennon...he sits alone, but he was brilliant. He wrote a lot of great Beatles songs...Here Comes the Sun is one of his best imo.
I think "Isn't It a Pity" might be one of the most hauntingly beautiful songs ever written. I seriously can't listen to it without feeling a level of emotion. Brilliant piece of music.
I was always kind of partial to Ringo.
George Harrison was terrific and I agree - very underappreciated. My favorite Beatles are (in order):
Lennon, Harrison, McCartney and Starr.
Lennon wrote the angry songs, Harrison wrote the spiritual songs and McCartney wrote the pop songs. I just related more to Lennon and Harrison. And Harrison is one of (if not the best) slide guitarists ever.
George has always been my favorite Beatle. CONCERT FOR GEORGE is amazing. (Fletch - Billy Preston does "Isn't it a Pity" wonderfully on this video)
Don't sleep on his work with the TRAVELING WILBURYS either
I haven't watched this doc yet but am excited to. Thanks for the reminder.
George was my favorite as well. Everything about him. I loved that documentary. I listen to All Things Must Pass as often as I listen to any Beatles album, and I love The Beatles.
I think my favorite part of The Concert For George was "Something." Both Paul and Clapton wanted to do it, so they agreed to do it as a duet. There's maybe a 5 second part of that song when they start singing together (and looking at each other) that kind of chokes me up every single time. It's obvious they're both mourning their friend together, and that was the best way they knew how.
I imagine anyone in this thread would really enjoy Eric Clapton's autobiography if you haven't already read it.
Anyone who doesn't like George Harrison has no soul.
One of my favorite performances.
Here Comes The Sun Live 1976
Call me a relic, call me what you will,
Say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the hill....
Obv I love George, but anyone who thinks he was more talented as a songwriter/singer than John or as a musician/songwriter/singer than Paul is an idiot.
And Clapton is a hack. Fantastic guitar talent, but shitty songwriter with no soul.
And this is laughably stupid and shows you don't honestly know the Beatles at all.
I mean aside from spouting off bullshit cliches.
You're probably one of the people who thinks In My Life is a John song and that he's the main one responsible for the band's moving in a more experimental direction.
This post was edited by Overlord NJT 17 months ago
What is the Life is beyond amazing....
Hack? I think you're exaggerating (to the point of discrediting.) Who gives a fuck about his command of the English language. Maybe he's not your thing, but The Yardbirds, Cream, DATD and Blind Faith were elite. He's taken every song he's ever met and made it better. Most bands steal music, he's always asked and received. So what.
NJT is still an insufferable jackass I see. Do you talk this way in real life?
Lol at hack
“Route 1, where everybody meets.” ~Nick Faust #5
When I say songwriter, I don't mean lyricist.
As for George, he does have prolly the best solo Beatles album (tho I slightly prefer Ram, but I know that's a weird opinion), but he got a bit of an "advantage" there because like half of it was stuff he wrote as a Beatle and John/Paul dismissed.
Loved George. Absolutely love the stuff form A Concert for Bangladesh.
My Sweet Lord from the Concert for George w/ Billy Preston on lead vocals is so f'ing good.
Dunno, I'm more of a Rolling Stones guy.
You, Sir, are a tool.
This post was edited by TheRawDogg 17 months ago
I caught the 2nd half. Mrs. Green said there was some weird shit between George's wife and Eric Clapton. The one on The Stones that followed was pretty good too.
I'm not going to pick a favorite Beatle but the songs listed in this thread, as well as others, are some of my favorites.
Take away the lyrics on Here Comes the Sun and you've still got a great tune. Probably my favorite Beatles #.
Jim James' cover album (as Yim Yames) is pretty solid.
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
I assume they're talking about Pattie Boyd, his first wife.
They pretty much shared her for awhile and then Clapton took her. Clapton lived in the house with them and they were all constantly high and things happened, plus George slept around at that time. They remained friends because everyone felt guilty about their role in the whole thing.
Layla, Wonderful Tonight and Something were all written about her. She must've really been something.
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