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Bmm386
03-01-2006, 10:48 PM
What do you think are the best songs written by George Harrison, whether it be by the Beatles or his solo career.

ź├Fire¤nside╗
03-01-2006, 10:53 PM
Not really sure....I just recently acquired his solo disc All Things Must Pass, but so far only had one spin through the first disc....I thought it was pretty good though from what I heard.

Cirrus Minor
03-01-2006, 11:08 PM
Something.

One of the best songs written by anybody in my opinion, and that solo....and that chorus.

I don't think his solo stuff is all it's cracked up to be, I mean they're good songs, but it gets monotonous. George needed the Beatles moreso than Paul and John IMHO.

ufossuck
03-01-2006, 11:12 PM
"My Sweet Lord," "What is Life?" and "All Things Must Pass" were the best songs he released without The Beatles. I think my favourite is "It Don't Come Easy" which he let Ringo take credit for and played guitar on.

Deception Guru
03-01-2006, 11:14 PM
while my gutiar gently weeps

thefinalcut
03-01-2006, 11:16 PM
^Let the record grow on you, it took me a few listens to hear the standouts.

Too many to mention. He actually had two solo records during the Beatles, "Wonderwall Music" and I think it's called "Electronic Sounds" (it's like Lennon and Yoko's experimental "Two Virgins" LP).

From his solo career "My Sweet Lord", "Hear Me Lord", "All Things Must Pass", "All Those Years Ago", there's so many songs I could mention too. His second two records were good, most people say he slumped in the late 70s, early 80s till the records, "Cloud 9" and he joined up with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison and made the band, "The Travelling Wilburys". His last solo record was good too, it's called "Brainwashed".

From the Beatles "Something", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun", "For You Blue", "Taxman", "Blue Jay Way", "It's All Too Much", and a couple of his songs on the "Revolver" and "Rubber Soul" LPs. He's a good songwriter not as good as John or Paul but certainly right up there!

Out of the Beatles while artistically good, I feel many of his songs could be catchier, I think the same about John too. On the other hand Paul's solo career can be too poppy, though he was the most commercially successful.

P.S. Dayum, no one's gonna read ^that!

Godzilla1969
03-01-2006, 11:45 PM
Something.

One of the best songs written by anybody in my opinion, and that solo....and that chorus.

I don't think his solo stuff is all it's cracked up to be, I mean they're good songs, but it gets monotonous. George needed the Beatles moreso than Paul and John IMHO.
That song ("Something") came to mind as soon as I saw the title.

China Groove
03-02-2006, 12:06 AM
Layla


Oh wait...

radio_schizo
03-02-2006, 06:30 AM
Dark Horse...that is such a good song.

Dr. Hackenbush
03-02-2006, 07:02 AM
Here Comes the Sun, Something, All Things Must Past, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, My Sweet Lord, Wah-Wah, Taxman and so many more.

play th' geetar
03-02-2006, 10:23 AM
while my guitar genttly weeps

Bmm386
03-02-2006, 03:16 PM
i like Something the best of his songs.

MeGaDeth2314
03-02-2006, 03:52 PM
Something
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Here Comes The Sun


I don't know any from his solo career...but those are 3 of my favorite Beatles songs, all written by Harrison.

KingBrendan5149
03-02-2006, 03:56 PM
W/ The Beatles- Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, If I Needed Someone, Here Comes The Sun

W/ Out The Beatles- Wah-Wah, All Things Must Pass, My Sweet Lord, Behind That Locked Door.

George is great!

Godzilla1969
03-02-2006, 10:44 PM
I think Taxman's awesome too. It's quite funny if you listen to the lyrics.

fronkpies
03-03-2006, 05:07 AM
taxman, something and i me mine..

Lemmon
03-03-2006, 05:39 AM
No ones mentioned 'Isn't it a pity', which happens to be amazing.

mmonster
03-03-2006, 06:14 PM
had the pleasure of seeing him live in 1974.it was a very spiritual event.

China Groove
03-03-2006, 06:33 PM
had the pleasure of seeing him live in 1974.it was a very spiritual event.
.....how old are you?

mmonster
03-03-2006, 09:43 PM
.....how old are you?

I was 17,you do the math

Joey .G
03-03-2006, 10:28 PM
To add to all the others Think For Yourself is a favourite of mine. I love the bass in it and he just wrote a really catchy tune.

trey-col89
03-04-2006, 12:19 AM
Out of the Blue is a sick jam.... you'd never hear any of the other Beatles put out an 11 minute instrumental jam. Wah Wah, My Sweet Lord, What Is Life? are all great songs. All of George's Beatles songs (except for Blue Jay Way) are amazing and are just as good if not better than any Paul or John song.

Lemmon
03-04-2006, 03:58 AM
Oh yeh, Wah Wah is awesome.

To add to all the others Think For Yourself is a favourite of mine. I love the bass in it and he just wrote a really catchy tune. :cheers:

I liked the line; "Although your minds opaque, try thinking more than just for your own sake". I loved Georges Rubber Soul and Revolver songs (except the indian ones).

ridcullylives
03-04-2006, 04:51 AM
^^ That song is the only song I've ever heard that uses the word "rectify."


Wah wah...one of my favorite riffs ever. Isn't It a Pity...underrated.

JethroTullfan72
03-04-2006, 11:07 AM
With the Beatles:
Something
Taxman
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Piggies
Here Comes the Sun

Without the Beatles:
My Sweet Lord
What is Life
I Can Have You Anytime
Wah Wah
I've Got My Mind Set On You

aussierocker
04-18-2006, 01:25 PM
Obviously his notable songs during the Beatles are widely cited, several from his solo career were also well written. I will go with a few songs not mentioned here that are on par with some of the best he did.

Blow Away
This Is Love
When We Was Fab
That's The Way Things Go
Life Itself
So Sad
Dark Horse (which was mentioned)
Just For Today
Stuck Inside A Cloud

VoodooChild15
04-18-2006, 05:33 PM
I've been on a real If I Needed Someone kick lately. I really love all of his Beatles era songs other than Piggies, Blue Jay Way, and anything before Rubber Soul.

Antroid
04-18-2006, 05:43 PM
i like all of them to be honest but my faveourites are probably: While my guitar gently weeps, here comes the sun and my sweet lord.

Guns_41
04-18-2006, 07:14 PM
Cracker box palace !!!! I love that song!

sinan90
04-22-2006, 11:20 AM
how bout badge, which he gave eric clapton half credt to, then thers something, while my guitar gently weeps, hear me lord, taxman, here comes the sun, isn't it a pity etc

VoodooChild15
04-22-2006, 12:21 PM
^I totally forgot about Badge. That's in contention for my favorite Cream song. The riff that kicks in midway through with the rotating speaker is one of the finest moments in music.

rayIII
04-22-2006, 12:36 PM
- While My Guitar Gently Weeps
- I Me Mine
- Love You To
- Taxman
- Here Comes The Sun
- My Sweet Lord (solo)
- Wah Wah (solo)


I hear the whole album "brainwashed" is incredible but i haven't heard it.... yet :p:

paintITblack39
04-22-2006, 03:42 PM
I liked "All Those Years Ago"

bassmo_part2
04-22-2006, 09:19 PM
Love To You is a cool song

TimiHendrix33
04-22-2006, 09:59 PM
had the pleasure of seeing him live in 1974.it was a very spiritual event.

Lucky...........


On Topic:My Sweet Lord,Here Comes the Sun,While My Guitar Gently Weeps




Bmm386 your sig never fails to please me.

jimiange
04-23-2006, 09:22 PM
not a oft played song, but I dig Old Brown Shoe.

sinan90
04-30-2006, 07:49 AM
forgot this one but savoy truffle, its awesome

Melonade
05-28-2006, 09:04 PM
With Beatles : I Me Mine (I cant believe it was only said ONCE!!!) the only reason I can pick out ONE single george song is because when I learned it I didnt play another song on my guitar for weeks!

Without Beatles: Beware of Darkness

g4cytheclown
05-28-2006, 09:08 PM
Nobody mentioned "Isn't it a pity"? I think that was a pretty good song when he went solo. With the Beatles, however, I think "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is one of his best. "I Me Mine" is really good, too. <-- Forgot about that one.

TheHeartbreaker
05-28-2006, 10:16 PM
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Wah Wah
My Sweet Lord
I'd Have You Anytime

Some of my favorite songs by Georgie. Also, I love The Concert for Bangladesh - great DVD.