Were These Songs Mean Enough?
After the breakup of the Beatles in early 1970, they were finally from each other – George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr having a decade long relationship with each other; wrote songs to attack each other. It was their way to heal all the scars and hatred for each other. Though these mean songs were not much great from the Beatles catalog, they are still worth listening to – post-breakup fight songs.
‘Run of the Mill’ – George Harrison
From: 'All Things Must Pass' (1970)
George, after their breakup, was the first one to write a song about the Beatles. He managed to write it after their disastrous ‘Get Back’ sessions in 1969 – the time when they were falling apart.
‘3 Legs’ – Paul McCartney
From 'Ram' (1971)
A bluesy song from Paul McCartney’s second post-Beatles album. Paul recorded the song when his former bandmates were in court to officially dissolve the Beatles. He purposely wrote the song to attack the other former Beatles.
‘God’ – John Lennon
From: 'John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band' (1970)
After claiming that the Beatles were more bigger than Jesus, John Lennon, after four years, did it again. Dragging out a religious icon to comment. He dismissed his belief to God, political, and pop-culture idols. But the final blow was the interesting one at the end of the song – dismissing his association with the Beatles and their myth.
‘Early 1970’ – Ringo Starr
From: 1971 Single
Ringo Starr gets deeper with ‘Early 1970’ as he gets personal with his former bandmates, it was somehow an all-out attack to the Beatles (except that George Harrison was on the guitar for the song). It was all that bad.
‘How Do You Sleep?’ – John Lennon
From: 'Imagine' (1971)
A direct attack to his old friend Paul McCartney: “The only thing you done was ‘Yesterday’ / And since you’ve gone, you’re just ‘Another Day.” And one of the cruelest things ever been stated from a song was the first verse, referencing the Paul Is Dead controversy by saying: “Those freaks was right when they said you was dead”