Ram1 wrote:if Paul were to hear someone, (like yourself), bashing his "brother", he would break out some serious can of Liverpool whoop-a** on you.
Maybe, but I don't believe he would agree with any of you that this song is "awesome" either. It's no secret that it hurt him deeply.
Mi--The point is, at the end of the day, when it's all said and done....paul got OVER it. They BOTH got over it. It's ancient history, done, finite, nil, gone. John and Paul "made up" over 25 years ago. HDYS obviously bothers you much more than it does Paul.
And as a side note: Even though Paul is my "man", I have to stick up for John here. Althought HDYS was a VERY venomous song, (I will admit that, even though I love the tune anyway), it was John's response to SEVERAL of Paul's "digs" towards John off of RAM. Too Many People wasn't the only song. John explained later that there were actually several little "hidden" lyrics off RAM that were directed at John and Yoko....by "hidden", I mean some personal things that only John and Paul would understand. This IS documented. Many of these lyrics off RAM were in reference to the lawsuit The Beatles were entwined in at the time. For example, I think it was John who explained that at the end of "Backseat of my Car", the "We believe that we can't be wrong" part was Paul saying that he and Linda were right about their stance in the lawsuit. Again, that is just one example of the "hidden" messages to John that Paul put in RAM. I believe there are others, but some of those I think only John and Paul would understand. And again, this is ALL documented, and in John's own words. In fact, if you can ever find it, I think it would be GREAT of you to get the "Lost Lennon Tapes" by Eliot Mintz, a long time friend and confidant of John an Yoko who conducted HUNDREDS of hours of interviews with J & Y back in the 70's, and leading up close to John's death. I believe they were released and on sale a couple years ago, I'm sure you could still purchase them somewhere. "The Lost Lennon Tapes" was a weekly Sunday morning program that came on the radio in the late 80's that my brother and i used to listen to. Hosted by Mintz, he would play all of these recorded interviews for a couple hours, with Beatles/John's songs interspersed throughout the program. My brother taped many of these shows, and I found one of the tapes a while back. Some very riveting and revealing stuff on there. I think, if you listened to these interviews, you'd have a much better appreciation for John. In fact, man I wish I could send you a copy of the one tape I have. GREAT stuff. In fact, I encourage EVERYBODY here to seek out these tapes, if you don't already have them. I think you would have a MUCH better appreciation for John. By this time, he was much more humble, mature, peaceful, and just plain down to earth. Defintitely a person you would want to have lunch with.
John talks about the "RAM situation", and also praises Paul and shows his love for him a lot. And also speaks a lot about his desire for The Beatles to get back together. In fact, I believe had John lived, they DEFINITELY would have gotten back together. John was all for it, he just wanted to do it for the "right reasons." But anyway, I just thought I'd share that with you. You should really look into it. In fact, I think I may look into it myself to see if the set is still available, so I can have the complete volume.