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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
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 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
(The Mitten)
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
(Just a nod and a wink south of Paradise)
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
(Salisbury)
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
Posted: Mar 13, 2014 6:15
 

Double-Godlike.
Bat
(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
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 06, 2013 8:21
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
Um, this one's from Help!, yes?



 
Yes, but the album originally had this cover in North America:
help 
Elroweho
(Cheesehead in Paradise)
Posted: Nov 06, 2013 8:17
 

What can you say? Classic Beatles showing the rest of the music world how it's done!
oldfart48
(B.C.)
Posted: Oct 05, 2013 21:52
 

 gjr wrote:
lennon showing dylan how to do dylan

 
say what ?  no comprende'
scraig
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Posted: Sep 04, 2013 14:18
 

 WonderLizard wrote:
Um, this one's from Help!, yes?



 
thanks WonderLizard!
RabbitEars
Posted: Sep 04, 2013 14:17
 

sweet
Ballzak
Posted: Sep 04, 2013 14:16
 

Tough call.
This comes on as I'm reading Pablo Neruda's "Los Enigmas". 
Which bit of perfection to pay attention to?
Ah, the poem can wait a moment...
gjr
(boston, ma)
Posted: Sep 04, 2013 14:16
 

lennon showing dylan how to do dylan
zoopmama
(Portlandia, USA)
Posted: Sep 04, 2013 14:16
 

Hearts and thoughts they fade... Fade, fade away...  Such a Pearl Jam ripoff! {#Wink}
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Apr 30, 2013 21:04
 



Everybody in my church loves this song...

reminds me of these days... 

coachc
Posted: Jan 24, 2013 6:36
 

One of my top 3-4 Beatles songs. I'm tired of a lot of their stuff these days, but this one still works.
hidey
(NZ)
Posted: Dec 26, 2012 15:23
 

Cracking tune from Mr Lennon - an old favourite of mine! {#Crown}
cosmiclint
(Vancouver BC)
Posted: Sep 23, 2012 9:41
 

Well used on SNL last night
bachbeet
Posted: Aug 22, 2012 21:43
 

Yet another example of an early gem by the Beatles.  Pre-Sgt Peppers yet still showed that they were extremely talented and a notch above a lot of other rock groups.
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Aug 22, 2012 21:42
 



This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this summer night...

 
Geecheeboy
(under a crescent moon and palmetto tree)
Posted: Aug 22, 2012 21:41
 

It sounds so much better here than it ever did back in the day.
GuiltyFeat
(Ra'anana)
Posted: Aug 13, 2012 4:58
 

Greatest contribution from elementary school handheld percussion instruments ever.
AndyJ
(Oregon)
Posted: Aug 04, 2012 14:04
 

I remember when this was such a great song for dancing singing as we walked or even walking home alone after a date...yes, dates happened and people walked home... Beatles were the "good guys" and Rolling Stones the "bad boys"...and the Kinks were just too damn smart... The Yardbirds played like people from another planet...and then along came Cream and a whole new level of energy poured from Ginger Bakers drum kit... a million years ago...on a planet where people much like us dressed and acted very differently....But the Beach Boys then and now were pure American invention, lyrics and harmonies... Desert Island Geezer Home Soundtracks-?


Lenora
Posted: Apr 18, 2012 11:38
 

As a teenager, I played this song over and over and over and over again. What a blast to hear it again after all these years.
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Apr 18, 2012 11:36
 


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring day...

 
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Mar 17, 2012 19:34
 



This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter evening...

 
met48
(northeastern kansas)
Posted: Dec 13, 2011 12:12
 

 Love this song. John was by far my favorite Beatle.{#Angel}
flutgos
(Centerville, OH)
Posted: Dec 13, 2011 12:06
 

10!
neuticle
(fog fog fog)
Posted: Dec 13, 2011 12:06
 

So simple , so perfect
MiracleDrug
(Earth)
Posted: Dec 13, 2011 12:06
 

 HazzeSwede wrote:
5 "members" of this wonderful place in cyberspace, dislike this little gem so much that they have to come in here to rate it a 1{#Stupid} Planet earth sure is eclectic.{#Smile}
 

we need to...

find these people.
agd3
Posted: Nov 11, 2011 19:02
 

Another good one.
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Nov 11, 2011 19:00
 


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...



SquiddlyDiddly
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Oct 11, 2011 5:50
 

 lexica wrote:
Why doesn't it go to 11?

*pokes irritably at rating scale*

{#Clap}
 
Alright. . . as you asked so nicely. 

 Rate Song:
johnjconn
(chicago land)
Posted: Sep 09, 2011 18:48
 

John did a fine job with this song. Too bad it never caught on

(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Sep 09, 2011 18:46
 



I'll dance to this...

 
(former member)
(hotel in Las Vegas)
Posted: Aug 09, 2011 10:14
 



Classic Lennon...  love it...

 

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 16:00