Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"What You're Doing" by The Beatles.

OK, more Fabdom: Even though the music is upbeat, this '64 Macca composition was based upon his rocky relationship with Jane Asher as their breakup was imminent. Part of "Beatles For Sale" (UK)/"Beatles VI" (U.S.). One of the very rare Beatles tunes to start with a drum intro. Classic 12-string Rickenbacker jingle-jangle pervasive motif repeated after each verse in the same instrumental voicing. It inspired a young Jim "Roger" McGuinn 6 months later as he recorded "Mr. Tambourine Man" with The Byrds.

Yesterday's answer: "Cavatina" (Theme from "The Deer Hunter") . One of my Top 10 favorite movies. Such a sweet melody in contrast to the harsh reality of the Vietnam conflict.

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