Abbey Road over rated? Forget it; get real.
Abbey Road side 2 is tremendous; the best piece of sustained, segued, melodic, almost symphonic pop/rock EVER. Never equalled, even when there were groups (Pink Floyd, Genesis et al) who were trying for a similar, themed, sweeping style throughout the seventies.
I really cannot cope with people (especially so called Macca/Beatles fans) who don't adore AR and who don't think it's the best (or at the very least one of the best) things ever done in popular music.
What side two manages to do is to be grand, emotional, tear-jerking, fun, moody, eclectic and EPIC without EVER approaching pretension. It so easily could have been a self-aggrandising disaster. But it wasn't; it was their true farewell parting shot. Total musical genius. I wonder if anybody else agrees with me?
Come Together, Oh Darling, Because and Golden Slumbers showed that the Beatles were not beneath nicking ideas from other people.
2 of 3 wrote:Come Together, Oh Darling, Because and Golden Slumbers showed that the Beatles were not beneath nicking ideas from other people.
You're a little late to the party here....the Beatles nicked ideas through there entire career and admitted doing it right from the start.
But yeah, I like the White Album too.
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