Sunday, April 02, 2017
Amusing article on Sgt. Pepper anniversary release
It is about the upcoming 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and includes a list of previously unknown songs. Very amusing and well written.
Here is an excerpt:
“Dead Man” (Lennon/McCartney) – This song begins with a distorted guitar riff and biting lyrics about a “bass player who had it all.” The singer (Lennon) blames the bass player for spending a “careless night on a moped.” The feel of the song shifts dramatically in the chorus as a spectral, haunting choir accompanies the dead man’s assent to heaven. In the final verse of the song, the singer extracts his revenge by replacing the bass player with the singer of a local pub band. The song fades to the sound of voices chanting “William Cheers! William Cheers!” It is unclear who the dead man represents or why this would have been considered a “Liverpool story.”
Check out the entire article here: