from close listening i would say it's 'bob robert' but it's a little strange,was the dr. really called robert robert?
Yes it's funny but if I now listen to it with "Bob" in my head I distinctly hear it as "Bob". But when I just listen to it without concentrating (if you know what I mean) it definitely comes through as "Doc" which makes more sense and which is what I'll always believe they're actually singing.
That said, I once met a man called Joe Joseph, whose real name must have been Joseph Joseph....
i must admit to being more than a little surprised that nobody has said that revolver is their favourite beatle album (apart from todd).i really thought it was a foregone conclusion that it was most fans' favourite.shows how wrong you can be i suppose.
To be fair I'm sure it is
the favourite album of many, many fans. Not every Beatle nut posts on here! I remember being quite disappointed when I first bought and played Revolver...apart from Eleanor Rigby and Yellow Submarine (neither of which were "typical" Beatles songs) I'd never heard any of the other tracks before and didn't find any of them instantly catchy, which was unthinkable for a Beatles record! I almost took it back to the store for a refund...so it really does
just show how wrong I
can be I suppose!
After a few repeated listenings I realised what a stupendous album this actually was.
did anybody else realise that paul does not sing at all on 'she said she said'?
Yes... and dare I say it was the better for it on this occasion? Paul plays bass but is otherwise strangely subdued on this particular track. But I think the combination of John's & George's voices work especially well here.
a good story about the recording of 'for no one',apparently alan civil took the one take to lay down the great horn part,he played it absolutely perfect first time,yet paul says over the talkback..."ok,i think you can do it a bit better than that,alan".according to george martin the look on alan civils' face was priceless!!of course he couldn't play it any better!it was perfect first time and every time!
I think Paul was a bit of a perfectionist, and there are worse faults than that! perhaps on occasion he over agonised about things? He was such a consummate musician and he always wanted to give nothing short of his best to the public. I don't think he was questioning others' musicianship, I think he just had very high standards and was prepared to go the extra mile to get things exactly how he wanted them...he was the least lazy of The Beatles. Didn't John once pass a tongue in cheek remark (when asked what broke up The Beatles): "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (in semi-jokey reference to Paul's insistence they try it yet again for the umpteenth take!)