On June 25th, "Paperback Writer" moved into the 1 spot for one week, then "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra bumped it out for one week. But "Paperback Writer" reclaimed the top spot for another week!!!
I had made made comments on daytripper and paperback writer and I had confused the two sorry. Paperback writer has the promotional film and it is the song on guitar I encourage players to learn. Both of these songs have a great riff One again I apoligize to the readers of these comments for the confusion.
Brian - Boston, Ma. Also in the promotional film George Harrison plays a Gibson SG I might be wrong but I think this is the first time we as fans have seen him play this guitar. Prior he had been known for Gretchs and rickenbackers. This Gibson SG gives a somewhat heavier sound.
The guitar itself is hard and heavy and yet the harmonizing vocals give it more mellow tone a truly breakthru song for the Beatles Brian - Boston, Ma. I recently learned to play Daytripper on guitar. To those who might be just learning guitar or only know a few chords I encourage you to learn this.
What is great about this song is that it has such balls. It is not a difficult song to learn it sounds more complex then it is. It does take some practice like anything else but it is pretty basic. I am not exactly sure off the top of my head what album the Beatles were working on when they released this single [because I think it was released as a single and not an album cut but I could be wrong] But I think this was around 65 or so.
Around the time of Rubber Soul and then of course followed by Revolver in Just from a fan of guitar this was a great period for the Beatles some really great riffs. I also think that it is no coinsedence that around this time marijuna use among them was heavy and very influential on their sound.
Great stuff Brian - Boston, Ma. John - Grand Island, Ny. I love this song, cause it totally describes me! Ringo Starr played the drums and tambourine on Paperback Writer. Paul was lead vocalist and played bass on Rickenbacker guitar. John played rhythm guitar and back up vocal. The single was released on A side with "Rain" on B. It stayed at No. John - Milwaukee, Wi.
I agree, the guitar riff really makes the song. Daevid - Glendale, Ca. John and George both play hollow body Gibsons on this song. A good friend and Beatle fan has played me an original mono single pressing and that is the way to hear this song because it gives the guitars justice.
In my opinion, there has never been a satisfactory stereo version to the song, even on the "1" CD. It is really a heavy song when you hear it in mono. Tim - Reston, Va. Tyler - Grand Rapids, Mi. Jameson from Lexington, KY: I, too, found the butcher album in Flint, MI about 28 yrs. Good luck on your research. Norman Brad - Flint, Mi. These promo clips also show the big scar on his upper lip above the broken tooth - all caused by his moped accident he had December 26, , in which he fell face-first onto the pavement, busting the tooth and driving it through his upper lip.
I guess he was a bloody mess when she first saw him and she freaked. The butcher album photo session showed this also, although the final picture was airbrushed to hide the chipped tooth.
Paul said the scar bothered him for a while and was the reason he decided to grow a mustache after they quit touring. Since they all did things together, the rest eventually grew mustaches for Sgt. Brad - Flint, Mi. Nice to see so many of you Americans appreciate what Liverpool has given to the world Dave - Liverpool, United Kingdom. This song is awesome on so many levels. It may be my favorite Beatles song. It contains nearly everything that makes the Beatles great.
This song makes me want to be a bass player! Eric - Buffalo, Ny. But th big contrversy then was not whether it was about drugs, but whether it was antichristian or not. As one of my dear frinds said, "You can love Jesus or you can love the Beatles, not both! Guy - Birmingham, Al. If you listen very closely, you will hear the Beatles singing "Fere Jacques" in the background as counterpoint. Tina - Norcross, Ga. I always thought this song is about john. He had written his two books, I think this was a kind of sarcastic reply to John.
Jason - State Of Fitz, Nj. Danny - Dimondale, Mi. Danny - Voorhees, Nj. If you listen to this song on headphones, you can hear one of the background vocalists sniff just before the vocals come back in. Jim - Indio, Ca. Tell me about it, Stephen!
This song is so prettyful! I dont know how you guys think help is about drugs Stephen - Claymont , De. Here are a few clarifications: The "man named Lear" refers to British writer Edward Lear, who wrote nonsense poems and stories during the Victorian era. You can read about him in Wikipedia, then click on the links to read his poems.
So, John was actually a "Paperback Writer" himself! God i could listen to that riff all day Andrew - Indianapolis, In.
See it yourself on Youtube. For Jameson, a bit more on the? The cover was an idea by Paul, who was single and into the arts that was happening in London, living in a very trendy neighborhood. He and the boys were tired of the standard old smiling mop top image the record companies were promoting. The US cover showed up on DEMO copies sent to various radio stations only, but Capital ended up printing a bunch, discovered their mistake, and quickly recalled all they could find.
The covers already printed ended with a sticker of the released cover smiling mop tops, of course and became a huge collector?
I think that original cover a few still out there is probably the most expensive bit of Beatle trivia there is.
To Ken and Patrick, I always heard the line as? Leer, of course was a King who some guy named Willie wrote a play about. Steve - Spokane, Wa.
This was the last Beatles song recorded to feature on there tour. It was a crowd favorite and a favorite of mine. The vocals are stunning too, with them hitting quite high notes, especially McCartney. These guys can do anything. Chris - Williams, Australia. Andi - Scarborough, England. This and "Rain" have a very similar sound.
Stefanie - Rock Hill, Sc. I enjoyed the song, and felt it had nothing to do with drugs. Paperback porn books were big business in the sixties. I think this song may reflect the desperation The Beatles felt in their early days when they were hoping to catch a break and get signed.
Fyodor - Denver, Co. This song is about a man who wirtes porn books. Seth - Hebron, Ky. Jimmy Saville said Paul wrote Paperback Writer after seeing someone reading a book whilst he was having a shave Andy - Leeds, England. If you listen you can hear a pencil scratching in the background Patrick - Des Moines, Ia. Paperback Writer is a good song, I enjoy the harmonizing, and it is kind of funny how a song about a novelist trying to get his book published is so popular.
I guess that is just The Beatles for ya. Riley - Naval Reserve, Sc. I really liked this Beatles hit which was one of the few non love songs recorded. It may be the only song where the British newspaper The Daily Mail is referred to. Also memorable is Frere Jacques in the background. Only the Beatles could make a song about an aspiring novelist into a great rock hit.
John - Woburn, Ma. Capitol was afraid that the U. Ken - Louisville, Ky. This song was about writing on a trip Josef - Corpus Christi, Tx. The promotional film for this song great song is amazing too George - Itaberaba, Brazil. I like the relavency of this song, and the questions it presents.
A secondhand bookseller I went to a while ago had many on sale from that time period. In my mind, that probably where Paul got the other part of his inspiration, besides his grandma. General Comment why has no one commented on this song!!! General Comment This song is obvious I mean, come on! General Comment Well, decades ago, the late great conductor Leonard Bernstein was trying to figure out the meanings of some of the lyrics to the Beatles.
One of songs he examined was Paperback Writer. He claimed that Lennon and McCartney wrote it as a metaphor for prostitution, literally and figuratively.
It was at a time when they were starting to get pressure from the labels to "be" a certain kind of band, yet at the same time the still could remember how thrilling it was at first to be so successful.
This explanation sounds about right to me, looking at the lyrics. General Comment This for me is possibly the beatles most significant songs.
Look at all the singles released beofre this. What does this song signify This is where the beatles began to move on. Paul McCartney is an incredible lyricist. This in one of my favorite Beatle songs. I can only imagine what people were thinking when they first heard this back in the 60s.
The vocal arrangements are great. Some people are really weird. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! We do not have any tags for Paperback Writer lyrics. Why not add your own?
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