You make a really good point, the thing is, the only ones Im on board for you is She said and I Am the walrus. Tomorrow never know was written on backdrop of the tape loops that PAUL had made.
Yeah, its no secret that Paul dabbled with the tape loops first, but i'm sure it was Johns idea even if Paul supplied the loops. I'm sure George Martin had his hand in it also.
Also, strawberry fields wasn't really written as somethin of psychadelia, I believe(feel free to correct me if Im wrong), cuz you know John only came in singing the song on guitar chords, and Im pretty sure that Paul came up with the opening sequence. Of course, that doesn't mean he arranged the whole song, only the sounds on SSF arent completely John and that obviously everyone had a say in the music.
John also had the idea to add the layer of the organ on top of the guitar too. We all know how many takes this took with George Martins aid. I would think its only natural that he started off with the guitar as he was creating the song. Sure Paul had input, but in hindsight, do we consider 'Getting Better' a John song because he added the 'Cant get no worse' section to it?
And another thing is that like you Sgt Pepper is well known as their psychadelic album, but the thing is, Paul actually has more songs on their than John, and if this is true and it is still the psychadelic album then Pauls stuff would also be considered in that vein.
(I Might very well be wrong)
Paul has more songs on the album, but not more psychedelic songs.
1. Sgt. Peppers - Paul (Nothing more than a rocker except for maybe the added crowd noise. Starts the album off to set up the whole concept theme in which the album fails to deliver on)
2. With A Little Help From My Friends - Ringo (keeping with the concept that is lost immediately after. Paul probably wrote most of it, but i'm not sure off the top of my head. Not psychedelic.)
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - John (The epitome of psychedelic music)
4. Getting Better - Paul (pop/rock with a hint of psychadlia only due to the sitar)
5. Fixing A Hole - Paul (pop/rock again)
6. She's Leaving Home - Paul (adult contemporary)
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite - John (another psychedelic number)
8. Within You Without You - George (His indian BS)
9. When I'm 64 - Paul (On the opposite side of the spectrum when psychadlia is mentioned. Cute tune written in the early days added because Pauls dad was turning 64. Lennon even said he could never dream about writing a song like this. Should have been left off the album as it sticks out like a sore thumb.)
10. Lovely Rita - Paul (Closest thing Paul offered to psychedlia on the album and its not. More of a pop tune although its my favorite on the record.)
11. Good Morning Good Morning - John (Quick paced pop/rock. The animals at the end doesnt garner a psychedelic tag to me.)
12. A Day In The Life - John (Somewhat psychedelic tune mostly in part to Johns ahhhh's. Dont let Al see this.
Pauls middle section actually hampers the classification further.)
13. Reprise - Paul (Rocker that tries to recature the concept but it was to late as we all know.)
There we have it. Regardless of the collaborations, its clear to me that John had the psychedelic edge even with Paul having more songs. If 'Strawberry Fields' was added,,,,,,,,.