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treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Jun 15, 2017 6:15
 

John doing his best Bob Zimmerman...and doing it well!
h8rhater
(Couldn't care less why you h8 this song)
Posted: Dec 13, 2016 13:25
 

  vanillagorilla wrote:
John wrote it about the cool reception Yoko got from everyone...pure masterpiece about daily life

 
Proclivities wrote:

I don't think Lennon even met Yoko until at least a year after this album was released.

 
A little over a year, actually.  Help! was released July 19, 1965.  John met Yoko at an art exhibition on November 7, 1966.

John has since claimed that Help! was about being overwhelmed as a member of the Beatles during their meteoric rise to fame.  Of course, like everything else about the Beatles, there is more than one story.  Another case has been made that the title of their upcoming movie was to be Help! and Lennon felt that he immediately needed to write a song by that title for the film.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Dec 13, 2016 12:54
 

 vanillagorilla wrote:
John wrote it about the cool reception Yoko got from everyone...pure masterpiece about daily life

 
I don't think Lennon even met Yoko until at least a year after this album was released.
vanillagorilla
(west kelowna, b.c.)
Posted: Dec 13, 2016 12:44
 

John wrote it about the cool reception Yoko got from everyone...pure masterpiece about daily life
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Nov 13, 2016 2:24
 

Excellent song and one of the best moments in the "Help" movie.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Nov 13, 2016 2:24
 

Excellent melancholy ballad from John, and one of the best moments in the "Help" movie.
Hinting at Rubber Soul / Revolver and more greatness to come.
Pjesnik
(Zagreb, Croatia)
Posted: Sep 11, 2016 12:23
 

Indeed, I've got to hide it. 
Skydog
Posted: Mar 04, 2016 15:43
 

Lennon was spitting them out during this time
insane number of songs he came up with
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Jul 28, 2015 21:44
 

 jberko wrote:
My favorite Beatle was John...  My son is naming my new granddaughter Lennon Parker.  

 
{#Clap}  Awesome!
jberko
(Franklin, TN)
Posted: Jun 27, 2015 17:32
 

My favorite Beatle was John...  My son is naming my new granddaughter Lennon Parker.  
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Jan 20, 2015 18:29
 

 Bat wrote:

The American version is clearly tied to the movie and maybe the English version came out earlier, who knows?  But what I find interesting is that they decided to rearrange the left to right order of member photos.  I can just imagine the record company execs arguing that it's all wrong to have Ringo on the far right, we must move him to second left.

 
Most of my English albums have more tracks than their US counterparts, hence:-

"Help! is the fifth British and tenth North American album by English rock group the Beatles, and the soundtrack from their film Help!. Produced by George Martin, it contains fourteen songs in its original British form. Seven of these, including the singles "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride", appeared in the film and took up the first side of the vinyl album. The second side contained seven other releases including the most-covered song ever written, "Yesterday".

The American release was a true soundtrack album, mixing the first seven songs with instrumental material from the film. Of the other seven songs that were on the British release, two were released on the US version of the next Beatles album, Rubber Soul, two were back-to-back on the next US single and then appeared on Yesterday and Today, and three had already been on Beatles VI"


rdo
(DC)
Posted: Oct 18, 2014 21:48
 

I love this..........
jagdriver
(Now with a New York state of mind)
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 16:30
 

 gjr wrote:

john lennon showing how a "bob dylan" song should be written and sung 

 
John during his "fat Beatle" period, shortly after getting turned on to pot by Dylan—the latter thinking this had already occurred.

Dylan: "But you sing, "I get high, I get high, I get high...."

(Hilarious laughter ensues.)

Later that evening, Paul has an epiphany that "there are seven levels" and reveals this to all. The next morning he can't remember what they were.

stevesaw
(Northern VA USA)
Posted: Apr 13, 2014 20:07
 

 gjr wrote:

john lennon showing how a "bob dylan" song should be written and sung by a band with talent to spare.  the lyrics, the nasal twang, very dylan-esque.....n'est ce pas?


imoho

 
I've heard this song a million times (grew up in the sixties) but this time I realized this is really a 'folk' song: Tambourine, acoustic guitar, and the lyrics.  Thought I'd check the comments - and yes I agree.

BTW,  I always thought Hendrix's "Wind Cries Mary" was also very Dylan-esque.
Jannne
(Tasmania 42 degrees South)
Posted: Apr 13, 2014 19:59
 

shines me up with a smile every time
Peter_Bradshaw
(UK)
Posted: Mar 13, 2014 6:18
 

 AphidA wrote:
Double-Godlike.

 
..... is that all :))
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Mar 13, 2014 6:18
 

 Bat wrote:

The American version is clearly tied to the movie and maybe the English version came out earlier, who knows?  But what I find interesting is that they decided to rearrange the left to right order of member photos.  I can just imagine the record company execs arguing that it's all wrong to have Ringo on the far right, we must move him to second left.

 
My brother had that  American LP version when I was a kid.  Imagine my surprise years later when I discovered a whole bunch of extra songs on the UK version and not those five instrumental cuts which in retrospect were not really what my six-year-old tastes would have preferred.
AphidA
(Washington, DC area)
Posted: Mar 13, 2014 6:15
 

Double-Godlike.
Bat
(Switzerland (ex-Austin))
Posted: Jan 09, 2014 6:26
 

 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, but the album originally had this cover in North America:
help 

 
The American version is clearly tied to the movie and maybe the English version came out earlier, who knows?  But what I find interesting is that they decided to rearrange the left to right order of member photos.  I can just imagine the record company execs arguing that it's all wrong to have Ringo on the far right, we must move him to second left.
gjr
(boston, ma)
Posted: Nov 06, 2013 12:31
 

 oldfart48 wrote:

say what ?  no comprende'

 
john lennon showing how a "bob dylan" song should be written and sung by a band with talent to spare.  the lyrics, the nasal twang, very dylan-esque.....n'est ce pas?


imoho