3-07-06 - Kinks and The Who - End of Sargent Peppers Lonely...

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End of Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” Victorian psychedelic carnival piece o Not a rock song or pop ballad o Matches the Victorian theme cover art Sinister melody, creeping melodic bass, surreal effects Instrumental break: swirling organ music o Recorded at half speed; random splicing White Album Anti-packaging Collection of eclectic songs written in Indian o Clearly about solo projects rather than “The Beatles” “Back in the USSR” o Joking about the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry (“Back in the USA”) o Mocking 1950’s optimism o Cheeky Cold War Humor “Happiness is a Warm Gun” (1968) Spoof of platitude “Happiness is a warm puppy” “Through Composed” – no repetitions Four distinct sections: pastiche of style quotations o Ballad style with irregular phrases in quadruple meter o Blues style vocal land guitar, triple meter with irregular phrases o
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course MUSIC 221 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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