Playing God
The Beatles: The White Album

By: Todd Burns

Posted 06/08/2004 - 04:19:05 AM by milkybarkid:
 Has anyone else noticed that the Jet song 'what have you done' is actually Sexy Sadie wearing an unwashed cod-piece? How did they get away with it? And why isn't Sexy Sadie on your White Album? Or Dear Prudence? To many question marks for you to deal with? Have an exlamation mark for a bit of variety!
Posted 06/08/2004 - 07:48:07 AM by tangodiva:
 Um, could we please not shit on Ringo? I know it's a tough assignment, but since it's unexpected and the non-cliché thing to do, I had hoped you might give it a go.
Posted 06/08/2004 - 10:02:18 AM by Monkian:
 tangodiva- Cos its, like, so cool to disagree with all received wisdom? I think sometimes there is no room for clever-clever revisionism. Musically, Ringo was shit. He could barely play or sing. What is your pro-Ringo argument borne out of? Sympathy? Irony? Or do you see him purely as a gags man?
Posted 06/08/2004 - 04:56:50 PM by Ralzey:
 I like your songlist. Of course I'd make mine different, but that's the point. I like how it is unavoidable to put 'Good Night' at the end as the Beatles intended. "I got blisters on me fingers!!!"
Posted 06/09/2004 - 02:47:07 PM by clamsy:
 Re: Ringo- Anyone who has ever played knows (or should by now) that the ultimate key to happiness and success is a drummer who is JUST competent enough for the music they are playing. No better, no worse. Such is Ringo's perfection w/in the Beatles.
Posted 06/09/2004 - 05:12:53 PM by KevinKevin:
 Ringo was fucking great. Bungallow Bill was a TV show. The Beatles were awesome, etc. etc.
Posted 06/11/2004 - 01:02:03 PM by brente:
 hmmm...this is sort of clever, but it reads more like playing satan.
Posted 06/11/2004 - 02:43:55 PM by timothompson:
 Someone already made a Web site about abridging the White Album.