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Postby Ghavi » Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:26 pm

Rubber Soul
December 3, 1965 Parlophone Records

Side A (LP)
1. Drive My Car (Lennon/McCartney)
2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Lennon/McCartney)
3. You Won't See Me (Lennon/McCartney)
4. Nowhere Man (Lennon/McCartney)
5. Think For Yourself (Harrison)
6. The Word (Lennon/McCartney)
7. Michelle (Lennon/McCartney)

Side B (LP)
8. What Goes On (Lennon/McCartney/Starkey)
9. Girl (Lennon/McCartney)
10. I'm Looking Through You (Lennon/McCartney)
11. In My Life (Lennon/McCartney)
12. Wait (Lennon/McCartney)
13. If I Needed Someone (Harrison)
14. Run For Your Life (Lennon/McCartney)

Noted by John as the beginning of the Beatles "self-conscious" period, Rubber Soul marked the transition of the band's writing from girl/boy love songs to more diverse subjects, such as "The Word" and "Nowhere Man". The album also marked the first time the band began to manipulate tapes to achieve a new or different effect, as well as use new instruments such as the sitar. Recorded in four weeks.
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:Rubber Soul

Postby Ghavi » Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:26 pm

Rubber Soul
December 3, 1965 Parlophone Records

Side A (LP)
1. Drive My Car (Lennon/McCartney)
2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Lennon/McCartney)
3. You Won't See Me (Lennon/McCartney)
4. Nowhere Man (Lennon/McCartney)
5. Think For Yourself (Harrison)
6. The Word (Lennon/McCartney)
7. Michelle (Lennon/McCartney)

Side B (LP)
8. What Goes On (Lennon/McCartney/Starkey)
9. Girl (Lennon/McCartney)
10. I'm Looking Through You (Lennon/McCartney)
11. In My Life (Lennon/McCartney)
12. Wait (Lennon/McCartney)
13. If I Needed Someone (Harrison)
14. Run For Your Life (Lennon/McCartney)

Noted by John as the beginning of the Beatles "self-conscious" period, Rubber Soul marked the transition of the band's writing from girl/boy love songs to more diverse subjects, such as "The Word" and "Nowhere Man". The album also marked the first time the band began to manipulate tapes to achieve a new or different effect, as well as use new instruments such as the sitar. Recorded in four weeks.
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Postby Berkeleyan » Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:27 pm

It´s been said Paul used to be fond of saying stuff like "Plastic soul, man - plastic soul" at that time. The album title would have a bearing on that. Does anyone know what the heck he meant by saying "plastic soul" ?
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Postby Steve-o » Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:55 pm

You can hear him say it on Anthology. I think it was a "trippy" kind of word....meaning quasi-soul, or imitation soul...a form of flattery and a tip of the hat to American soul music.
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Postby Ghavi » Thu Oct 30, 2003 1:01 pm

At the end of Im down he say "Plastic Soul man Plastic Soul" but... whatta hell is Ringo saying ???...[^]
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Postby Berkeleyan » Tue Nov 04, 2003 9:13 am

Thank you Steve Knows-it-All ! [:)]

And Ghavi, I've no idea about what Ringo says.
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Postby Harry » Tue Nov 04, 2003 11:43 pm

I never got into What Goes On. The bass is energetic but the guitar sound is so BFS (Beatles For Sale) that it ruins it for me. Also I don't think Ringo sings this very well at all. John should have sang this one.
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Postby theDingle » Thu Nov 06, 2003 8:47 pm

George's guitarwork on What Goes On is some light country chicken'-pickin', fitting because it is basically a country song. No joke, this one is in my Top Ten, I've never considered it one of their knock-offs. To me it's the quintessential group effort. Ringo takes the lead vocal and IMO he does it and the drums perfect, one of his most brilliant moments. I agree that the bass cooks, and George does his thing right on track as stated above. John and Paul do some intense back-up vocals that are as authentic as any bona-fide open-throated bluegrass harmonizers.

The whole song is performed so dynamically and tight. The Beatles recorded it in 1 or 2 takes and never played it again. Too bad. Even when doing a country song, to me they did it better than the Nashville regulars--like the Lovin' Spoonful did on Nashville Cats, another great one. Of course, the Beatles earliest roots were in skiffle, and that was not that far removed from country. This would be one I'd still like to hear Ringo and Paul do together. Call me a nut, but time still stands still when I play it, I love it.
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Postby bianca_macca » Fri Nov 07, 2003 9:33 am

I LOVE this album. It sounds so fresh!
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Postby Berkeleyan » Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:09 am

I Believe this is the last Beatles album in which all four Beatles worked, laboured on and recorded all the tracks together in the studio.After Rubber Soul, no more...
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