THE MOVEMENT YOU NEED IS ON YOUR SHOULDER.

COMING ACROSS THE BEATLES WAS AN UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE, WHOLEHEARTEDLY, THE MUSIC ,THE BEGINNINGS ,THE HISTORY,THE BEATLES STILL HAVE A MYSTICAL HOLD OVER NOT ONLY ME AND THE FANS AND THE FREAKS BUT ACROSS THE MUSICAL SPECTRUM.AS A GROUP OF MUSICIANS THEY PUSHED THE BOUNDARIES TO THE LIMIT SOMETIMES SHOCKING AND SOMETIMES SURPRISING THE SQUARES AND THE SENSORS WHO WERE OPPOSED TO THIS MUSIC REVOLUTION THAT WAS CONSUMING THE WORLD THROUGH BEATLEMANIA AS WE NOW KNOW IT.SNEAKING PAST THE SENSORS WAS SURELY THE FAB FOURS FAVORITE PASTIME,GIVING SIMPLE EXPLANATIONS FOR VEILED DRUGS REFERENCES THROUGH THEIR MUSIC,LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THEIR CREATIVE GENIUS, FIRING ON ALL FAB FOUR CYLINDERS THE WORLD WAS THEIRS FOR THE TAKING,NO QUESTION. EVEN SIMPLE THINGS LIKE THE BACKING VOCALS ON GIRL,JUST USING TIT,TIT,TIT,WHILE THE HISS OF INDRAWN BREATH ON THE CHORUS IS SO GROSSLY LASCIVIOUS THAT ITS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO PICTURE LENNON LAUGHING OFF-MIKE.ALTHOUGH SONGS LIKE GIRL AND LUCY IN THE SKY DID SNEAK THROUGH PAST THE OLD GUARD,SOME SONGS DIDN’T QUITE MAKE IT SUCH SONGS AS A DAY IN THE LIFE,BANNED BY THE BBC FOR ITS SUPPOSED DRUG REFERENCES SUCH AS “ID LOVE TO TURN YOU ON” AND THE LINE “FOUND MY WAY UPSTAIRS AND HAD A SMOKE/AND SOMEBODY SPOKE AND I WENT INTO A DREAM”;A BBC SPOKESMAN SAID AT THE TIME”WE HAVE LISTENED TO THIS SONG OVER AND OVER AGAIN;AND WE HAVE DECIDED THAT IT APPEARS TO GO A LITTLE TOO FAR,AND COULD ENCOURAGE A PERMISSIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS DRUG TAKING”.
JOHN LENNON ONCE SAID THE GREATEST SONG PAUL MACARTNEY EVER WROTE WAS HEY JUDE,AND ITS THAT SONG THAT I REFER TO AS ONE OF THE GREATEST COUP THE BEATLES EVER PULLED OFF,AND ITS HEARD EVEN TO THIS DAY WHEN HEY JUDE APPEARS ON THE RADIO OR ANY PLAY LIST.
THE WRITER IAN MAcCORMICK WHO WROTE UNDER THE PSEUDONYM IAN MACDONALD WAS A BRITISH MUSIC CRITIC AND AUTHOR,BEST KNOWN FOR HIS DETAILED HISTORY OF THE BEATLES WROTE ABOUT THIS IN HIS 1994 BOOK REVOLUTION IN THE HEAD,(A MUST READ FOR ANY FOLLOWER OF BEATLES MUSIC.)AS THE CURSE OVER A FLUFFED BACKING VOCAL AT 2:58.THIS REFERENCE IS TO JOHN LENNON WHO EITHER MISSED A CHORD OR A LINE IN THE SONG AND CAN BE QUITE CLEARLY HEARD IN THE BACKGROUND SWEARING AND BECAUSE THIS WAS THE ONLY RECORDING OF HEY JUDE THAT WAS PUT TO PRINT IT WAS LEFT ON THE ORIGINAL AND SLIPPED BY EVERYONE.SO TO THIS DAY HEY JUDE IS THE ONLY SONG TO GO TO THE TOP OF THE BRITISH CHARTS WITH AN AUDIBLE SWEAR WORD ON THE RECORDING.

The Beatles – Hey Jude

REVOLUTION IN THE HEAD-IAN MACDONALD 1948-2003

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KEEP OFF THE GRASS.

RUBBER SOUL WAS THE TRANSITION.THERE IT SITS,BETWEEN THE R&B-TINGED POP OF HELP! AND THE
BREATHTAKING KALEIDOSCOPE THAT WAS REVOLVER.ALL THREE ALBUMS WERE RELEASED IN THE SPACE OF A YEAR,A DEAL OF WORK AND RATE OF PROGRESS AWESOME IN ANY CONTEXT.MOP-TOPS NO LONGER,AT LEAST NOT IN THEIR OWN EYES,THE BEATLES HAD BECOME A STUDIO BAND BEFORE ANYONE KNEW WHAT THAT MEANT.WHILE THEY MAY HAVE COME TO DESPISE THE COMMERCIAL PRESSURES PUT UPON THEM BY EMI(AND BRIAN EPSTEIN) THEY FLOURISHED UNDER THEM,FOR TO FLINCH IN THE FACE OF A CHALLENGE WAS SIMPLY NOT IN THE BEATLES MAKE-UP.
FOR EASY DEFINITION,RUBBER SOUL IS THE POT ALBUM.DYLAN HAD TURNED ON THE BEATLES IN 1964,AND THEIR CONSIDERABLE INTAKE THROUGHOUT THE FILMING OF HELP! EARLIER IN 1965 IS WELL ESTABLISHED.THE COVER PHOTO-YET ANOTHER REVOLUTIONARY IMAGE,NATURALLY-SHOWS THE FABS STANDING AMONG RHODODENDRON BUSHES;LEAVES OF A MORE VARIEGATED,ILLEGAL KIND WOULD HAVE BEEN OPPOSITE.
RINGO HAS SINCE SAID THAT THE BEATLES PROFFERED NOT TO WORK HIGH,BUT THAT THEY TOOK THEIR HIGH EXPERIENCES INTO THE STUDIO.THIS ALBUM IS PROOF.THE VISION,THE ARTICULATION,THE KNOWINGNESS-ARE ALL ROOTED IN GRASS,BUT THE MANIFESTATION IS CLEAR HEADED ECONOMICAL AND PURPOSEFUL.THE ALBUM IS A PARTICULAR TRIUMPH FOR JOHN LENNON.UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DYLAN,DOPE AND A FEW LUMPS OF ACID,HIS CREATIVITY WAS IN FULL FLOW,MARKED BY SONGS OF UTTER BRILLIANCE AND MATURITY,DEPTH AND INTELLIGENCE-NOWHERE MAN,NORWEGIAN WOOD,GIRL,IN MY LIFE.THANKS TO JOHN HIMSELF,THIS LATER WENT DOWN AS HIS FAT ELVIS PERIOD.

The Beatles – Nowhere Man (Live in Japan 1966)

The Beatles – Norwegian Wood

the beatles – girl


FOUR LADS FROM LIVERPOOL WHO SHOOK THE WORLD.