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The Beatles — Get Back
Album: Let it Be
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Released: 1970
Length: 3:03
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner
But he knew it wouldn't last
Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona
For some California grass

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back Jojo, go home

Get back, get back
Back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Back to where you once belonged
Get back Jo

Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman
But she was another man
All the girls around her say she's got it coming
But she gets it while she can

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back Loretta, go home

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back, get back
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Oh the irony!
It's amazing to see the video of them playing this on the rooftop in London (their very last concert).

They were still a very tight live band.   Just incredible.  
 junebaby65 wrote:

Why?  So this person does not like the Beatles, who cares?  It's his or her choice.  Christ, Not everyone likes them.  I do, but I respect someone who does not.  Sheesh.
 
Thanks junebaby65!  I'm a non-fan of the Beatles....and appreciate you (and others) who understand it's not everyone's cuppa.  Long Live RP!!
 Dazzerb wrote:
my ears....the beatles hurt my ears.  PSD quick.
 
Personally, I love the Beatles, but I sympathize. Joni Mitchell--my ears HATE her voice, but other people think she's the greatest thing ever.
The Beatles could fart and it be an 8 or better.
 thewiseking wrote:
this is about as hard as Old Sir Paul could rock, the poor Dear

 
Helter Skelter?
 finoufk wrote:

are you serious ? 

 
Why?  So this person does not like the Beatles, who cares?  It's his or her choice.  Christ, Not everyone likes them.  I do, but I respect someone who does not.  Sheesh.
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
when I was 10, we went to the base movie theater to see Let it Be
five or six 10-year-olds, acting like little ladies with our purses
acting haughty, complaining that this movie was "soooo boring!"
but after they got on the roof, I was mesmerized
haven't seen it since then
can't find it anywhere
 
All those scenes of infighting in the studio aren't very flattering to the band or their image.
I suspect that is at least part of the reason why Paul and others are not anxious to re-release the movie.
Too bad, because it is a great timepiece of a band falling apart, and yet still producing great music.
when I was 10, we went to the base movie theater to see Let it Be
five or six 10-year-olds, acting like little ladies with our purses
acting haughty, complaining that this movie was "soooo boring!"
but after they got on the roof, I was mesmerized
haven't seen it since then
can't find it anywhere
 Dazzerb wrote:
my ears....the beatles hurt my ears.  PSD quick.

 
You poor soul. 
 Dazzerb wrote:
my ears....the beatles hurt my ears.  PSD quick.

 
are you serious ? 
I think they passed the audition. Great way to end the album. Rooftop performance was great.  
Billy Preston did a free concert at a park just down the street from me a few years ago...I didn't know.  The next year he passed away.  Missing that show has been one of the biggest regrets of my life.
 Shmelo wrote:
I'm not familiar with these "The Beatles" fellows. Sounds like they may be onto something with this rock-n-roll band they have going.

 
Super funny!
I'm not familiar with these "The Beatles" fellows. Sounds like they may be onto something with this rock-n-roll band they have going.
So much interesting stuff in what sounds like a simple song. Really great performances!
 idiot_wind wrote:
This is pretty good guitar work. Is this just John and George? 

 
Lennon did the lead pickin'
this is about as hard as Old Sir Paul could rock, the poor Dear
Thank god for PSD !!!!
i heard it too, Henry Nearly Killed Me and Get Back
 On_The_Beach wrote:

You need to get out more.  ; )

 
Yeah, but someone's got to clarify context.
{#Cheers}
my ears....the beatles hurt my ears.  PSD quick.
 Proclivities wrote:
He wasn't referring to this specific song in his comments, he was referring to The Beatles in general ("..this band is Not what you think they are. How's that for discreet? But really here's the way I like to put it  -..the rock and roll soul of their music came from a producer and a million dollar studio..."), so his context is valid (you are the one who took his words out of context), and his "poignant set of sentences" is not "rendered meaningless" - though I find his assertions somewhat inaccurate.
 
You need to get out more.  ; )
 k-man wrote:

Anybody find it funny that this comment is to a song that was recorded live on a rooftop?

midreaming, ya probably felt a bit of self-gratification that you could put together a seemingly poignant set of sentences that expressed your thoughts. Too bad they are rendered meaningless because your context was all horked to hell. 

 
He wasn't referring to this specific song in his comments, he was referring to The Beatles in general ("..this band is Not what you think they are. How's that for discreet? But really here's the way I like to put it  -..the rock and roll soul of their music came from a producer and a million dollar studio..."), so his context is valid (you are the one who took his words out of context), and his "poignant set of sentences" is not "rendered meaningless" - though I find his assertions somewhat inaccurate.
Wow, it's actually been a long time since I heard this, and it still strikes me how much they were JAMMIN' on it! Wailing with PASSION!
This somg is a protest agaimst the British governments stance on immigrants. It was originally called " No Pakistanis" 
 
This is pretty good guitar work. Is this just John and George? 
On their best behavior, with Billy Preston present, carrying the bulk of the song.
 KaraokeVox wrote:
david bowie and now paul mccartney...they are both excellent singers!
  Couldn't agree more but......that's kind of like saying Babe Ruth and Willie Mays were both pretty good hitters or Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe were both pretty good hockey players.  Or DaVinci and Michaelangelo were pretty good artists. You get my drift.


david bowie and now paul mccartney...they are both excellent singers!
Went to the record shop to buy this the day it was released - sold out at 9.10am.
What's that bloody racket on the roof… call the police!!
in that low neck sweater, get back home Loretta ..{#Biggrin}
 I like 'She's a woman' ! BuffaloGrunt wrote:
Great tune ... 

beatle people 

 


Great tune ... 

beatle people 
 lily34 wrote:
i love this so much. reminds me of my parents laughing.

  So sweet...

Your mama's waitin' for you! 


what an awesome set~
Beatles throwaway.
Wow, a RnR song on a Thursday morning...and a very good one at that.


What gives?    
 Rh wrote:

I think best thing was legal, political, economic, industrial, social systems copied by the world...oh yeah and literature, music and beer!. 
 
and let's not forget the hundreds of years of brutal imperialistic colonialism while de-humanizing and stripping any form of rights whatsoever on people around the world............cheers!  
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my multitude of mushrooming churches loves this song that celebrates the absurdity of life...  here's more absurdity—


The latest effort to distract attention from the NSA revelations is more absurd than most 



 

Mr. Snowden:  We have a nice hard jail cell awaiting you upon your return to your homeland, you traitorous pig......

Everybody in my multitude of mushrooming churches loves this song...
 johnjconn wrote:


The greatest thing Great Britain ever produced was Fish and Chips.

 
I think best thing was legal, political, economic, industrial, social systems copied by the world...oh yeah and literature, music and beer!. 
Yeah man.
cool! 

marvelous song from one of the greatest albums in infinity...
 
Get back, Loretta.  It's got a nice beat, and I can dance to it!  9.

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Just may be the best song from that album.  Love the guitar.
 ziggytrix wrote:
In response to the applause from the people on the rooftop after the final song, McCartney says, "Thanks Mo!" (to Ringo's wife Maureen) and Lennon quips, "I'd like to say 'thank you' on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition!"<2>
 
Ahh, yes. Good ol' "Mo".

Talk about "but she gets it while she can"...with George, as it turned out.

Ahh, those incestuous little Beatles.

Just a little bit of goss.

 
i love this so much. reminds me of my parents laughing.
Gun Smoke!
and a year before "Walk on the wild side"...
 
In response to the applause from the people on the rooftop after the final song, McCartney says, "Thanks Mo!" (to Ringo's wife Maureen) and Lennon quips, "I'd like to say 'thank you' on behalf of the group and ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition!"<2>

Still sounds pretty freaking good to me.  I can recall how when I first started hearing this on the radio I began to sing along, and when I got to the part where he says, "for some California grass," my mother shook her head and my father chuckled.  Some years later, I had to chuckle myself.  I loved their cleverness, their daring, and above all, their musical genius, which still blazes brightly through so many layers of Time...
Excellent Song from the best band that ever existed
 midreaming wrote:
.. .. .. the rock and roll soul of their music came from a producer and a million dollar studio..  
 
Anybody find it funny that this comment is to a song that was recorded live on a rooftop?

midreaming, ya probably felt a bit of self-gratification that you could put together a seemingly poignant set of sentences that expressed your thoughts. Too bad they are rendered meaningless because your context was all horked to hell. 
 ydjb wrote:

much passion in your discourse, me thinks its near and dear to you. Ask yourself why is it you care so much? I am guessing Bob Dylan never went corporate, never ripped off audiences, was never a fraud? Please...i guess we all have our own truth. 

 I have to agree.
It's easy to slag a band for whatever political reasons might offend us. The thing is, and it is, really, that the music is the important thing. The studio, the production team, the drugs, the girls, they're not really important at all. Not to me, anyway.

I actually spent last night listening to The White album and Abbey Road, I just did as a lark....there is some truly amazing music on those two albums, regardless of who produced it, who wrote it, who took which drugs or who had which girl or when....

Music, people....keep your focus. 



I like the spector-less naked editions...  and they still pass my auditions.
 midreaming wrote:
   ..discretion? ..this band is Not what you think they are. How's that for discreet? But really here's the way I like to put it  -..the rock and roll soul of their music came from a producer and a million dollar studio..  or.. the 60's and 70's were a time that called for guts and honesty, not the Bangladeshi version of Love Me Do, and we've paid for the drug induced hyponosis they created ever since..(?) or Best of all -.. me thinks the money was a rollin' so hard for some, and the egos and the chicks were a rollin so hard for others.. and the poppers and the speed were a rollin' so hard for all the rest, that it's not hard to see why that train kept a rollin', so hard, all-night-long. ... into the next decade even.

 the backing vocal of Mary Clayton on the Stones Gimme Shelter  has more guts alone and is tougher and more honest than anything done by the Beatles. If rock isn't tough and honest what is it? I'll tell you, it's Pop, then it fades in relevance and becomes adult contemporary. ..not Rock and Roll and definitely not the timeless voice of a generation. Or wait ..maybe so.. Yes, That's It !! The Beatles! A timeless voice of their generation..  yup it fits.


 
much passion in your discourse, me thinks its near and dear to you. Ask yourself why is it you care so much? I am guessing Bob Dylan never went corporate, never ripped off audiences, was never a fraud? Please...i guess we all have our own truth. 

 jonsblog wrote:
I'm so over the Beatles.  They are without doubt the most overexposed group on the planet.  If I don't hear another of their songs for the next year or so, that'll be just fine, thanx.
 
Actually, you are incorrect.
"...and I hope we passed the audition!"

Um, yup, I think so!  {#Bananajam}


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 

Fun! Makes me want to start calling the whole world Joe-Joe! "Get back Joe Joe, get back to where you @#$@ belong!" lol. =P
Can't get enough of dem beatles


I'll dance to this...  love it...

 
 sirdroseph wrote:
The greatest thing that Great Britain ever produced. 10
 
Even greater than the Magna Carta?
Check out the live performance from 1964 at the Apple site. It will give you a good idea of how great these guys were. No gimmicks, no stage really and they are tight and solid.
The greatest thing that Great Britain ever produced. 10

The Beatles - Get Back Live
Beatles famous rooftop performance of Get Back. The Beatles performed "Get Back" (along with other songs from the album) as part of the "Beatles Rooftop Performance" which took place on the roof of Apple Studios in Savile Row, London on January 30, 1969. 
 


 midreaming wrote:

blah, blah blah, blah blah blah blah.. corporate. over produced. boy band. band wagon.
 

So then your not into the Backstreet Boyz?....dufus!!!!

 lemmoth wrote:
. . . To start with the obvious, they were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era, and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century.  . . . Their supremacy as rock icons remains unchallenged to this day, decades after their breakup in 1970. (see full post down the page)
 
Thanks for posting this. I just didn't have the energy.




We be dancing...  love it...




What a great classic... love it...

 midreaming wrote:

the backing vocal of Mary Clayton on the Stones Gimme Shelter  has more guts alone and is tougher and more honest than anything done by the Beatles.

 

Actually, I'd say her backing vocal has more guts than anything done by the Stones. Her vocal falls into my personal category of "great vocals done by unknown women that completely upstaged the superstar male band behind them and for which they received insufficient credit," which also includes Clare Torry's performance on Pink Floyd's "The Great Gig in the Sky" and Nicolette Larson's on Neil Young's "Motorcycle Mama."
 jonsblog wrote:
I'm so over the Beatles.  They are without doubt the most overexposed group on the planet.  If I don't hear another of their songs for the next year or so, that'll be just fine, thanx.
 
Go on home.
 lemmoth wrote:
 You are certainly entitled to have and express your opinion here - no discretion required. 

If I could summarize your central point, .......
 
blah, blah blah, blah blah blah blah.. corporate. over produced. boy band. band wagon.
 midreaming wrote:
   ..discretion? ..this band is Not what you think they are. How's that for discreet? But really here's the way I like to put it  -..the rock and roll soul of their music came from a producer and a million dollar studio..  or.. the 60's and 70's were a time that called for guts and honesty, not the Bangladeshi version of Love Me Do, and we've paid for the drug induced hyponosis they created ever since..(?) or Best of all -.. me thinks the money was a rollin' so hard for some, and the egos and the chicks were a rollin so hard for others.. and the poppers and the speed were a rollin' so hard for all the rest, that it's not hard to see why that train kept a rollin', so hard, all-night-long. ... into the next decade even.

 the backing vocal of Mary Clayton on the Stones Gimme Shelter  has more guts alone and is tougher and more honest than anything done by the Beatles. If rock isn't tough and honest what is it? I'll tell you, it's Pop, then it fades in relevance and becomes adult contemporary. ..not Rock and Roll and definitely not the timeless voice of a generation. Or wait ..maybe so.. Yes, That's It !! The Beatles! A timeless voice of their generation..  yup it fits.


You are certainly entitled to have and express your opinion here - no discretion required. 

If I could summarize your central point, the Beatles do not epitomize rock and roll because they are essentially a pop band owing everything to studio tricks and drugs.  They were just not tough like rock and roll is meant to be.

Well - in their Liverpool and Hamburg apprenticeship all records and reports are there was no band tougher, more rock and roll than the Beatles.  They were punks before punks existed.  They honed their considerable craft long before they entered a studio, with 8 hour per night gigs in very very tough working man's clubs.

But then they changed - at a pace and with a breadth of experimentation and broadening of styles that is mind boggling as much today as then.

3 1/2 years from Love Me Do to Tomorrow Never Knows.

"Fades in relevance" is hilarious in describing a band that is still voted every single year by critics and more importantly fellow rock and rollers as the most influential artists in history.

As the fine folks at AMG state so well:

To start with the obvious, they were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era, and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century. Moreover, they were among the few artists of any discipline that were simultaneously the best at what they did and the most popular at what they did. Relentlessly imaginative and experimental, the Beatles grabbed a hold of the international mass consciousness in 1964 and never let go for the next six years, always staying ahead of the pack in terms of creativity but never losing their ability to communicate their increasingly sophisticated ideas to a mass audience. Their supremacy as rock icons remains unchallenged to this day, decades after their breakup in 1970.

"I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group ..."
We miss you, John. 

Sweet Loretta fat
She thought she was a cleaner
But she was a frying pan



 Lrobby99 wrote:
The bashers are entitled to their opinions. Discretion would, however, serve them well.
    ..discretion? ..this band is Not what you think they are. How's that for discreet? But really here's the way I like to put it  -..the rock and roll soul of their music came from a producer and a million dollar studio..  or.. the 60's and 70's were a time that called for guts and honesty, not the Bangladeshi version of Love Me Do, and we've paid for the drug induced hyponosis they created ever since..(?) or Best of all -.. me thinks the money was a rollin' so hard for some, and the egos and the chicks were a rollin so hard for others.. and the poppers and the speed were a rollin' so hard for all the rest, that it's not hard to see why that train kept a rollin', so hard, all-night-long. ... into the next decade even.

 the backing vocal of Mary Clayton on the Stones Gimme Shelter  has more guts alone and is tougher and more honest than anything done by the Beatles. If rock isn't tough and honest what is it? I'll tell you, it's Pop, then it fades in relevance and becomes adult contemporary. ..not Rock and Roll and definitely not the timeless voice of a generation. Or wait ..maybe so.. Yes, That's It !! The Beatles! A timeless voice of their generation..  yup it fits.




 gjr wrote:
no matter how i try - i just can't wrap my arms around this song..........it's dull and lifeless
 

You are kidding us all with that one ——- right??
The bashers are entitled to their opinions. Discretion would, however, serve them well.

Check out the live performance from 1964 on the Apple site. Given the date, the equipment, staging etc it is amazing!
 jonsblog wrote:
I'm so over the Beatles.  They are without doubt the most overexposed group on the planet.  If I don't hear another of their songs for the next year or so, that'll be just fine, thanx.
 

Your brethren in Christ, circa 1966: 

American protesters burning Beatles albums 

Makes my early morning groovy!!
I'm so over the Beatles.  They are without doubt the most overexposed group on the planet.  If I don't hear another of their songs for the next year or so, that'll be just fine, thanx.
For once, I'm shocked that a song only has an 8.4 rating.
 DoctorHooey wrote:
Ha! Great after the Ray LaMontagne song that has a similar stomp. 
 

And again today!  Still a great line-up!!{#Dancingbanana}
 Bazooka wrote:
I'm not ever going back to Tucson...so there!
 
Sure you will!  btw.....this is my favorite Beattles album, since it's a CD....highly recommended!

I'm not ever going back to Tucson...so there!


love it...



 67nj wrote:

 
Soooo wrong! LOVE this song!...get back Loretta!!!!!!

 DanFHiggins wrote:

HELL YES
 


I hear ya...  this song is rockin' right now...

 
 lsherida wrote:
Hey, a Beatles song that doesn't make me go homicidal. 
 
You should really get that condition checked by a professional.

 DoctorHooey wrote:
Ha! Great after the Ray LaMontagne song that has a similar stomp. 
 
mmmm Bill is still going for the best ones!
no matter how i try - i just can't wrap my arms around this song..........it's dull and lifeless
 romeotuma wrote:


We be rockin'...  love it...
 
HELL YES
Ha! Great after the Ray LaMontagne song that has a similar stomp. 
I want some California grass!!!!!!!!!!!{#Cowboy}


Forty years have passed, and this song is still as fantastic as ever...  love it...






We be rockin'...  love it...


 helgigermany wrote:
One of their Best!!!
 

Yes, yes, yes, the best of the best...


One of their Best!!!


awesome...




This song is soooo good for the ears...


Loretta Lynn.
Love it!! It seems this was left alone for the most part by Phil.

 window wrote:
George's guitar parts are totally groovy. That + the brilliant organ playing really turns this song from a standard blues number into... well, a Beatles song.
 
Actually, that's Lennon on lead. Didja see the movie?

come on joe joe, turn off that computer for now!!! I know I love radio paradise too,,, but we have to work now...... it has been fun... ok one more song that is it.....
Hey, a Beatles song that doesn't make me go homicidal.  I mean, I still don't like it, but it's not as bad as most of them, in my opinion.
I am not one to give The Beatles a knee jerk 10 by any means, but this is a 10 I think
R.I.P Rev. Billy Preston. 
thewiseking wrote:
i suppose this is how mccartney "rocks".
weak.
get lost JoJo.

Ha Ha!  Nice comment!

.... I bought some California grass before.... {#Cowboy}


Love it...


 

Get Back, inside the Album "Let It Be", released in May 1970, as the last published on studio for band The Beatles - ** 9 **

exceptional participation of the musician Billy Preston in this song; he played the Fender Rhodes electric piano and the Hammond organ (the label of the Get Back single credits the artists on the record as "The Beatles with Billy Preston"); "Get Back" was The Beatles' first single release in true stereo in the U.S.


in memory of Mr. William Everett Preston.

"Get Back" (Live at the Rooftop Concert): 



i suppose this is how mccartney "rocks". weak. get lost JoJo.
George's guitar parts are totally groovy. That + the brilliant organ playing really turns this song from a standard blues number into... well, a Beatles song.
i likey, but the original is soooo much better. gotta love peter gabriel.