Poll: What do you think of the Beatles' 'Octopus's Garden?'

Phil

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#1
How do you rate this song? Amusing or an embarrassment? Do you turn the volume up on the radio or hurl a fistful of ammonites at it?
 

dbbga

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Well actually I really like that song and the skit done by the Muppet Show put it to good use. I even put it on my octo video. As a child I always wanted an octo and TV was the closest i thought i would ever get to one. Now I really do have and Octopus' garden, right here in my livingroom!!!!!!!. My kids had never heard that song before :shock: and now when i play the video they sing it, amazing, I just revealed my age LOL :oops:
 

cthulhu77

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Not all of that cheerful though, is it???? I mean, I guess if you want to be an assassin or something, it is fine, but as far as looking at life through some rose-coloured gardener's glasses, it is far from perfect! :D
Greg
 

Cortum

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Whenever I am having a rotten day, all I have to do is start whistling that song, and I get a big grin on my face...it may be "fluff", but it sure is a great tune for getting happy!
Greg
I showed my gf that video with the song - she loved it and ended up watching the video about 10 times. Now whenever one of us gets stressed we start to sing that song and then we can't help but laugh (and then get it stuck in our heads for the rest of the day)

I showed it to her to convince her that she wants a little octo - I think it worked!
 

tonmo

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I'm a big ol' Beatles fan, they never did anything wrong so far as I can see. Song in question included. I answered #4... :D

Big Wings fan too, although they DID do plenty wrong... and Live and Let Die was among my least favorite of their hits.
 

cthulhu77

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The best thing about Live and Let Die was the movie...mostly due to the huge amount of herps in it (including a rare (at that time) Emerald tree boa) and the 7-UP guy with that wicked laugh. Oh yeah, and the hot girls, of course!!!
 

Scouse

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Its a crackin little cheeky song that, u'd have to be mad to take it seriously!!

Although since you mention live and let die, im sure you would of been impressed with the onstage an above stage firework display when Mcartney sung live an let die at glastonury last year. Finished the show an went off like a bomb.

It was a good old beatlesy sing song when he wasnt playin his new stuff which he didnt much at all.
 

DHyslop

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I would argue that the song is actually considerably more serious than it seems. With the turmoil the band was in at the time, I'm sure Ringo's sentiments weren't far out of phase with the lyrics. He's certainly singing with a little harsher emotion in his voice than other instances where he sang.

As for Wings, I'll take Band on the Run any day.

Dan
 

Fujisawas Sake

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While I like the Beatles, they aren't The Ramones...

:band:

Heh heh...

John

"Now I guess I'll have to tell 'em, that I got no cerebellum
Gonna get my PhD... I'm a teenage lobotomy!" - The Ramones
 

Scouse

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DHyslop Wrote;
I would argue that the song is actually considerably more serious than it seems. With the turmoil the band was in at the time, I'm sure Ringo's sentiments weren't far out of phase with the lyrics. He's certainly singing with a little harsher emotion in his voice than other instances where he sang.
Touche Turtle. He did actually write when he escaped off somewhere while all the chaos was goin on didnt he. I was readin about this in 'postcards from the boys' over christmas. Funny little book that. Were they all sent postcards to each other and he's collaborated a load of his into this book with his thoughts. Guess what I got as a stocking filler!!!

Yeah they are good and so are Floyd but at the mo........
No one Ever Really Dies


:band:
 

spartacus

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cthulhu77 said:
The best thing about Live and Let Die was the movie...mostly due to the huge amount of herps in it (including a rare (at that time) Emerald tree boa) and the 7-UP guy with that wicked laugh. Oh yeah, and the hot girls, of course!!!
learn summit knew everyday, constrictors with VD :shock: . Should keep one foot on the floor

Shame S.O.A.D or Tenpole Tudor didn't pen OG 1st though the Fab 3 (McCartney gets my back up :mad: ) could do no wrong once they dumped "rock'n'roll"

Keef
 

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