Tuesday, July 11, 2017
TRACK TWO: "I Should Have Known Better" VS. "Norwegian Wood"
It looks like "A Hard Day's Night" has crushed "Drive My Car." Including the votes on Facebook, the tally so far is, "A Hard Day's Night"-30 and "Drive My Car"-3.
"I Should Have Known Better" VS. "Norwegian Wood."
Am I wrong in thinking that this is no contest? Does "Norwegian Wood" carry additional mystique because of the instrumentation? Are we many years passed the analysis of the lyrics? "Did John burn her house down?" Or is "Norwegian Wood" the better song?
"I Should Have Known Better" was the US b-side of "A Hard Day's Night." It is also one of the more memorable moments in the movie. (Okay, every scene in "A Hard Day's Night" is memorable.) I have always loved the resolve on "You're gonna say you love me too" after John's falsetto. Great second track, for sure!
Am I voting on better song or what I like better? I mean, "Hattie Carroll" is a better song than "Maggie's Farm," but I'd rather listen to "Maggie's Farm."
I think I am going with "Norwegian Wood," though this was tougher than I thought it would be.
Posted by Sal Nunziato at 5:28 AM