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BeatlesNotesCompilationMidtermII - October 3rd Help Maureen...

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October 3rd “Help!” · Maureen Cleave, journalist, suggests that John use more than one-syllable words in his lyrics · George had trouble recording the descending guitar part for the lead single · Final tape is sped up during the mixing process o Produces brighter sound o Decreases apparent rhythmic imperfections Help! , the movie · Originally proposed to be Beatles II · And then Eight Arms to Hold You Album cover o Is not spelling out “help,” spells out NUJV, a SEMAPHONE and means nothing “Ticket to Ride” · John describes it as “one of the earliest heavy metal records made” · Paul describes the title as an actual train ticket to the town of Ryde · John tells a journalist that in Hamburg, clean girls carry tickets so that they are “rideable” · There was an influence of pot; Lester was well aware · “Eric Cousins,” a made-up name for a real dentist, spikes The Beatles’ teas with LSD (John, Cynthia, George, Pattie); the four start club hopping · George has a productive trip, writing music on the guitar; John starts drawing, imagines George’s house as a giant submarine · Both show Paul and Ringo LSD “I Need You” (by Harrison) · George Martin introduces the “tone pedal” (essentially a watered-down wah wah) “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” (by Lennon) · influenced by Bob Dylan · John offers three different explanations for the song’s meaning o Own feelings about a girl that he had lost o A warning to Brian Epstein, telling him to hid his homosexuality away from the law o A secret affair of John’s · Flutes at the end left uncredited; first time since “Love Me Do” that an outsider plays on a Beatles record “Yesterday” (by McCartney) · played by Paul back in Hamburg, but without decent lyrics (would sing “scrambled eggs”) · left behind on the second disc of the accompanying Help! Album · Paul plays acoustic guitar, George Martin introduces and arranges for a string quartet, Paul records voice track · Guitar: panned right, Quartet: panned left, Voice: both sides (center) · Most covered song in history (3,000 recordings by 2000 AD) · Credited as a Lennon/McCartney · The Beatles given the honor of the MBE (members of the British empire) Help! the album was released on August 6th, 1965; embark on their second world tour · Play at the Hollywood Bowl, 2 shows for $90,000/show · Help! lies at the end of their pop album phase Rubber Soul · “This Bird Has Flown” o John’s working title for “Norwegian Wood” o George introduces the sitar (the Rolling Stones had featured the sitar in “Paint It Black” · “Drive My Car” o George plays slide guitar in the middle section · “Daytripper” (by John)
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o not found on the album, as it was originally intended to be a single o John refers to the song as a “forced single” o George’s tone pedal distorts the main riff just enough to bring attention to the guitar line (also guitar doubling) o “Just a rock song about people who take day trips, on a ferry or something
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