thanks for getting me to relisten to this song, L.S.F - good song/good thread
the parts i always remembered are how the backing vocals shout the first word of each line in the verses
and the awesome melody/chord progression and how happy paul sounds when he's singing
listening now though i hear how the drums sound more muted/muffled than some other beatle hits.
the guitar sounds kinda loud in the mix too.
this song definitely doesn't have the attention to production/mixing of earlier hit singles they released
which is why it's ironic that the solo drum part is such a direct reference to the phil spector girl group sound. i think if the beat was just a little different, this song would have stood on its own more with fans . ..
the beat and shouting words are right off please mr postman which they themselves cover
the lyrics get lost in the mix too. "what youre doin / feelin blue and . (lonely)" --that's advanced
also the rollickin piano arpeggios in the middle sound kind of haunted house and old timey. that definitley keeps this song from bein a single with mass appeal
i dont know if the beatles or their team felt this because it's the second to last song on the Bside of beatles for sale.
i'd love to hear a live version of this or a demo but i didn't find anything on youtube . .
did find another version and john is all over it! sorry paul fans (of which i am one)
, but THAT'S what i'm talkin about