11/27/2010

Beatles - Revolver Album - 1966

The Beatles Revolver Record Cover
The Beatles Revolver Record Cover

The Beatles Revolver album was released in the Summer of 1966, an album where the Beatles introduced their psychedelic sound and lyrics. It was also part of the 'Paul Is Dead' hoax that the band was playing on the public. (It is alleged that Paul McCartney died in a car crash and John, George, and Ringo covered the death up and replaced Paul with a look-a-like)


Beatles Revolver Back Cover
Beatles Revolver Back Cover
The back cover is set in a dark recording studio with the Fab Four sitting comfortably wearing sunglasses in the dark.

Revolver offered 11 tracks with Paul on lead vocals on five of them, George on three tracks, Jon on two, and Ringo with one.

Side One Tracks: 1) Taxman 2) Eleanor Rigby 3) Love You To 4) Here There And everywhere 5) Yellow Submarine 6) She Said She Said

Side Two Tracks: 1) Good Day Sunshine 2) For No One 3) I Want To Tell You 4) Got To Get You into My Life 5) Tomorrow Never Knows

The song Got To Get You Into My Life angered parents in the 1960's. They believed the lyrics spoke of heroin drug addiction and that the Beatles condoned the use. The exact lyrics are below. You be the judge.

I was alone, I took a ride,
I didn't know what I would find there
Another road where maybe I could see another kind of mind there


Ooh, then I suddenly see you,
Ooh, did I tell you I need you
Every single day of my life

You didn't run, you didn't lie
You knew I wanted just to hold you
Had you gone, you knew in time, we'd meet again
For I had told you

Ooh, you were meant to be near me
Ooh, and I want you hear me
Say we'll be together every day

Got to get you into my life

What can I do, what can I be,
When I'm with you I want to stay there
If I'm true I'll never leave
And if I do I know the way there

Ooh, then I suddenly see you,
Ooh, did I tell you I need you
Every single day of my life

Got to get you into my life
Got to get you into my life

I was alone, I took a ride,
I didn't know what I would find there
Another road where maybe I could see another kind of mind there

Then suddenly I see you,
Did I tell you I need you
Every single day...




LURKING AND ROCKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL

8 comments:

  1. Dude, every Beatles song is about sex and drugs. Why do you think they were /are so popular?

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

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  2. Excellent point.
    Your mother should know.

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  3. I'll tell her when I'm 64.

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  4. Don't be a fool on the hill man,
    tell her now.

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  5. I wrote the song Helter Skelter for them. It was from my youth.

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  6. So you were the 5th Beatle?

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  7. This is a great album. Well, CD. And now Itunes has all the Beatle songs available to download. Looks like this bird has flown and they sold out.

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  8. I liked all the Beatles albums, except for maybe Yellow Submarine. And did you see McCartney on SNL last Sturday. He is still rocking at 70.

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