Rock & Roll - John Lennon . . .

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Rock & Roll - John Lennon . . .

Postby Liam OSM » Tue Jun 18, 2002 11:58 am

Have the rest of you noticed, on John's Rock & Roll album, that when he covers "You Can't Catch Me", the arrangement is like Come Together? Do you think this is a little tip of the hat to when John originally wrote CT, Paul said it sounded too much like YCCM, and so he rearranged it to get it all "swampy" as he put it?

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Postby Brains » Tue Jun 18, 2002 2:54 pm

I heard Chuck Berry actually got pissed off because Come Together was too much like YCCM. He then covered YCCM as a way to say sorry, I guess.
The swampy CT is much better than the YCCM'y CT would have been.
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Postby dsnito » Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:34 pm

I guess Lennon tried to do a tribute, and I think that the CT's chords are a bit similar to YCCM's chords(only the 1st part). But anyway, the recording company(I don't remmember which) that have the song's rights sued him.

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Postby Liam OSM » Wed Jun 19, 2002 6:52 am

Well, however it happened, John's cover of YCCM has an arrangement very much like CT, and it can't be coincidence, with the initial similarities

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Postby mr. kite » Tue Jul 02, 2002 4:21 am

i read in a book that john deliberately made the song "you cant catch me" sound like "come together" because he got pissed of by the man who owned the rights to these songs named Morris Levy. he's the same man who released the same album titled "roots" in the form of mail order.
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Postby dsnito » Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:34 am

The best cover songs on R&R that I think are:
Peggy Sue,
Ain't That a Shame
Stand By Me
Be-Bop-A-Lula
Slippin'n'Slidin'
Bring It On Home/Send Me Some Lovin'
Rip It Up/Ready Teddy

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Postby mr. kite » Wed Jul 03, 2002 3:25 am

The songs in the album are ok, but I like the album cover more. Vintage Lennon, full of spirit and ambition. Thanks Astrid for that shot.
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Postby Liam OSM » Wed Jul 03, 2002 9:34 am

Paul's RDR is much better, for sure.

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Postby The Man » Mon Jul 08, 2002 11:38 pm

I was listening to Paul's Russian album the other day whilst sorting out my paper work in preparation for my tax returns and I must say I like it much better now than when I first bought it. His version of summertime and crackin' up are my faves. His vocals are abit up and down compared to RDR though. Also it has a much 'cleaner' sounding production than RDR.
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