Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bailes, Nov 15, 2019.
I suppose so, yeah. My wording was a little messed up lol
Love Me Do is revolutionary. A new sound blowing in from the north of England. A wake up moment that something is changing.
The B side is a lesser track. Mannered is a good word but it is also delightful in its melody.
I have always preferred the more thicker sound of the Ringo LMD than the thinner Andy White version, which to me doesn't quite make it. PSILY is also a quality song with some great chord changes. Love spinning the original red label version.
Oh you Americans!
Yeah, LMD is a solid way to kick things off. A tight recording, with an obvious hook, and a wonderful harmonica riff known the world over. It’s slight, so a strong example of it. When I compare it to other beat groups’ 45s, it’s pretty decent.
I do love the harmonica riff, but even then they were capable of far better lyrics than "Love Me Do". That said, there's no denying it was a new and different sound.
But "PS I Love You" is a far better song, and if it is a bit saccharine, that was big at the time. I'm surprised they didn't issue that as the A-side, as I've always thought it would have been a bigger hit.
In the U.S. The world is not the U.S. only ...
"Love Me Do" was retitled "Love Me, Do" and the b-side was changed to "I Saw Her Standing There" for the Australian single (Parlophone A-8105): I've got a well-worn copy! Check the labels at this fabulous site: The Australian Beatles Labelography - Singles - Styles
was that released in Australia???
+ Nowhere Man,Ob La Di Ob La Da
Love Me Do is okay for a debut but not a big fan
Do like the b side though and agree it's a much better song
It certainly was. I don't know how long it stayed in print. I'm actually wondering if I got a hand me down of this single off someone. Because I feel like I had heard it before the Rarities album came out. I got a lot of old 45's thrown my way in the late '70's when older family and friends knew I was into The Beatles.
Yes. It’s a good idea to talk about both US and UK singles to not confuse U.K. readers.
Wow you learn something every day.
My god it must be rare as rare can be.
I'd be interested to know myself. Any Aussie members ever have a copy back in the day or later I wonder?
I thought it was only released in the UK and of course Germany.
Folks talk about the Beatles going "folky" after smoking pot with Dylan, but right here on the first single the middle 8 has plenty of "folkiness" in the harmony vocal. As already noted, probably influenced by the Everly's.
Whilst it's not as gratifying a rock'n'roll tune as Please Please Me, I still love Love Me Do. Great debut.
Beauty is in the ear of the behearer.
Love Me Do has a primal, sexual energy to it, missing from the B side. I think a few posters have missed that but each to their own.
The Beatles got it right.
Love Me Do gets a Schnitz Score™ of 5/10.
A nice little ditty, but not something I seek out to play on its own, not something I’m excited about when it’s played on The Beatles Channel, I’m always exited to hear what they play next instead.
I much prefer the Ringo version. I think you can hear the nerves in Paul's voice. If I recall correctly I don't think he'd sung the "Love me do" part on his own before - but had to because John was on harmonica.
Love Me Do was the first vinyl product I ever bought (at a hmv in 2012), unfortunately the a-side was warped but I always preferred P.S. I Love You anyway.
Not my favorite Beatles song by a long shot but for a pop song released nearly 60 years ago it still stands the test of time in many ways.
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