Unformatted text preview: YTRAN: MUSlE, READER WEEK 4 Mark Hertsgaard, "Fresh Sounds (Help!)” A. Music career a. k. ”When everybody else was just gooﬁng off and smoking dope, we were working twenty—
four hours a day." “John Lennon complained about the sixties In his later song ”Watching The Wheels” he celebrated the virtues ofjumping off “the
merry—go—round" although critics deride him as ”crazy/lazy” for part of his lyrics were
”inst sitting here/watching the wheels go round and round. In 1965, John (24) felt trapped by the pressures and unreality of his glamorous
successful career, so he wrote "Help!" The title of the Beatle's 5th album and second feature ﬁlm First Beatles song where the lyrics were as important as the music. Only few recognized
the lyric’s importance, but not John John was unaware till much later that ”Help!" was his subconscious expressing of
discontent ”Help!" quickly made it to top of the charts The idea for ”Hetp!” and title originated by director Richard Lester who directed the
movie "Helpl", so John quickly wrote a song before Paul did ”Help!" was the best song lyrics John had ever written up to date Although the movie sucked, the song was treasured by both Paul and John John reﬂect that "Help!" was real and the lyrics are good now as it was then Paul’s contribution: added the second weed that makes the song both emotionally fuller
and instantly ear catching. This was the call and response technique First take of "Help!” epic failed because John’s strings broke Took 12 times to record this song ~. C. Bob Dylan inﬂuenced the album "Help!” and the songs "It’s Oniy Love" and "You’ve Got To Hide
Your Love Away” a.
b. Lennon hated ”It's Only Love" because its abysmal lyrics “You've Got To Hide Your Love Aan’ is a superior song— straight forward major chord
patterns and sawing strum. Lyrics were probably not as good as those of Dylan, but still
vivid and affecting. "YGTHYLA" was thought to be a gay song and that it reﬂected Lennon’s sexuality, but it
doesn’t D. Use of new instruments on the “Helpi” album a. 7/14 used new instruments b. John plays electric piano on both McCartney's "The Night Before” and Harrison’s “You C. Like Me Too Much"
Flute in ”you've got to hide your love away” d. Tone pedal guitar for ”I need you” ...
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