TBRB inspired me to finally go out and check out some of the Beatles' solo projects. I checked out All Things Must Pass, first. It's now in my top 10 albums of all time, it's that good. Fantastic songwriter. It's amazing that he was like, the guy coming off the bench to write songs for them. The amount of talent in the band was sick.
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No, I'm justifying my position by saying that George, throughout The Beatles, has NEVER proved himself capable of producing such a vast amount of top-quality songs in such a short period of time. 'All Things Must Pass' proves nothing other than the fact that he did have a lot of solid songs in him. We already know this. I'm not disputing that. I'm disputing the fact that that somehow makes him as equal a member of the Beatles as Lennon and McCartney. Had The Beatles went on for another 10 years then sure, things could have been different. But as it stands, he was no Lennon/McCartney in The Beatles. To use a poor analogy, it's like having 2 movie directors one of which has made 10 movies, all of which have been masterpieces since his debut and another who has been growing over 8 movies and has created 2 masterpieces. Some would then proclaim, "See, I told you he was just as good" to which I would say "Come back and say that when he has created 10 in a row".His only "struggle" was to gain the equal recognition and contribution he deserved. You're basically trying to justify your position by defending his exclusion and then using it to show why you think he didn't put in enough. That's like your boss locking you out of your workplace, and then firing you because you didn't do any work.
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OK Computer please
Definitely my favorite Beatle. His songs always end up in my favorites list, and now I REALLY want to go and get his solo records (or at least that compilation they put out not too long ago). Very peaceful, nice guy. Maybe not underappreciated, especially if your a Beatles fan, but perhaps just overlooked...
Wow, that sounded a lot smarter in my head. Regardless, George is awesome. End of story
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George is my favorite Beatle (in terms of personality, Beatle's catalog, and solo work). In fact, he's the only one I really like at all.
All Things Must Pass > any Beatles record (imo).
OK Computer please
And I don't give a jumpin' jack flash what paul and john thought.
Originally Posted by Gamertag
I think George is a good song writer, guitarist, and underrated, but not the best song writer for The Beatles. I would have to say the best song writer for The Beatles and of all time is Paul. He and John were the main force behind most of The Beatles catalog and was the most successful solo artist of them(he is a billionaire after all); but that's beside the point. Anyway George is awesome and it's too bad he couldn't write more songs for The Beatles.