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Coloring Club Plus — 8/18/19

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. Released on May 26, 1967 in the United Kingdom and June 2, 1967 in the United States, it spent 27 weeks at number one on the UK Albums Chart and 15 weeks at number one in the US. It was lauded by critics for its innovations in production, songwriting and graphic design, for bridging a cultural divide between popular music and high art, and for providing a musical representation of its generation and the contemporary counterculture. It won four Grammy Awards in 1968, including Album of the Year, the first rock LP to receive this honour.

As of 2012, Rolling Stone continues to rank the album number one in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. As of 2011, it has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums ever released. Professor Kevin Dettmar, writing in The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature, described it as “the most important and influential rock-and-roll album ever recorded“.

“Good Morning Good Morning” was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song was inspired by a television commercial for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, from which Lennon adapted a jingle as the song’s refrain. The track uses the bluesy mixolydian mode in A, which Everett credits with “perfectly express[ing] Lennon’s grievance against complacency“. Lennon later dismissed the song as “a throwaway piece of garbage“, while McCartney viewed it as Lennon’s reaction to the frustrations of domestic life. Womack highlights the song’s varied time signatures, including 5/4, 3/4 and 4/4, calling it a “masterpiece of electrical energy“. MacDonald notes Starr’s “fine performance” and McCartney’s “coruscating pseudo-Indian guitar solo“, which he credits with delivering the track’s climax.

A series of animal noises are heard during the fade-out that are sequenced – at Lennon’s request – so that each successive animal is large enough to devour the preceding one. Martin said he spliced the sound of a chicken clucking at the end of the track to overlap with a guitar being tuned in the next one, making a seamless transition between the two songs. These animal noises were inspired by the coda of “Caroline, No” that ended The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds album, one of the main inspirations for this whole album. They begin with the crow of a rooster, while the other animal sounds heard at the end of the song include birds, a cat, a dog, a cow, a horse, a sheep, a lion, an elephant, and a group of bloodhounds accompanying fox hunters on horseback with horns blasting.

 

 

Nothing to do to save his life call his wife in
Nothing to say but what a day how’s your boy been
Nothing to do it’s up to you
I’ve got nothing to say but it’s okay
Good morning, good morning

Going to work don’t want to go feeling low down
Heading for home you start to roam then you’re in town
Everybody knows there’s nothing doing
Everything is closed it’s like a ruin
Everyone you see is half asleep
And you’re on your own you’re in the street
Good morning, good morning

After a while you start to smile now you feel cool
Then you decide to take a walk by the old school
Nothing has changed it’s still the same
I’ve got nothing to say but it’s okay
Good morning, good morning

People running round it’s five o’clock
Everywhere in town is getting dark
Everyone you see is full of life
It’s time for tea and meet the wife
Somebody needs to know the time, glad that I’m here
Watching the skirts you start to flirt now you’re in gear
Go to a show you hope she goes
I’ve got nothing to say but it’s okay
Good morning, good morning
Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney

39 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 8/18/19

  1. I love the horns in this one…they sound huge…and all of the animals at the end running amuck. Paul is a great guitar player… a wonderful solo.

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  2. I keep seeing ads on youtube about the rivalry between Brian Wilson and Paul McC and had to laugh at what they did with the sounds on this. My impression would be they were mocking the Beach Boys, but that’s just me lol

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  3. I just watched it… Yea they did go that way. They turned it into a battle of the bands…They really influenced each other…Brian and Paul…but Brian fell off around 67 or so.

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  4. On the subject of the Beatles, I watched another hour of Living in the Material World. Part of it showed the clip where Paul was ragging on George in the studio and George was trying to placate him. I wish I hadn’t seen that, as it’s difficult not to write Paul off my listening list. I know musicians can get testy at times, but Paul showed himself as a real ass in that clip.

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  5. Oh the “I’ll play what you want or I won’t play at all” bit? Yea and they had been so close for so long. Not like the Stones…the Beatles were really tight…all of them…they were more like brothers.
    If you don’t like that…you really wouldn’t like what John supposedly said when George walked out.
    Peter Jackson is working on a new Let It Be. he is taking the 56 hours of unreleased film footage and making something out of it. He said it was mostly happy.

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  6. Yes, that bit. Watching this doc has been an emotional rollercoaster ride for me. The message of how bonded and tight they were is reinforced, but the way the group morphed and John and Paul began to dominate and be the spokepeople for all of them to the media was hard to take. I know you didn’t like The Rutles because you thought it was poking fun at them, and it was, but all humor has a grain of painful truth in it. I was able to get The Rutles II from the library and watched it last night also. It’s just as funny with a bigger cast of celebrities but stil has some of the ones from the first one, like Mick Jagger.

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  7. No I like the Rutles… when I was a teenager I didn’t… I love it now. I guess I was defensive back then. I bought it in my twenties. Love when… Lennon… or Nasty I believe kicked the guy off the roof.
    Lennon was the leader when it came down to it but they did share the PR stuff. I’m wondering if Harrison wanted anything to do with that part.. I’m not sure.
    Take the Stones… you wouldn’t see Bill Wyman going on a vacation with Mick… just the opposite… with the Beatles they all did things together.

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  8. Maybe we should seriously consider looking into just how many of us would like to see all 56 hours? Between you, me, and Hans we have 3. Maybe start an “All 56 Hours” blog and see what happens?

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  9. I agree with that statement about it being the most important and influential album ever— and it is also the most famous– but only when I was a new Beatles fan did I think it was their best [ and the reason I thought it was the best as a teen was–well everyone said it was..}

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  10. I can’t recall where I read this- a few years back. The article was talking about the Brian- Paul friendly rivalry- and well Brian Wilson- from what we read you would think his full name was Brian Wilson Genius– but Paul is never called that. The article was speculating one of the reasons is- Brian and his erratic behavior and also the fact he wasn’t always a closer. Great ideas sometimes but like the famous Smile period- he couldn’t close. Paul- Paul is workmanlike- he starts something and finishes it. Not a characteristic that is going to gain him the genius label.

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  11. In all fairness to John and Paul dominating the band- George was younger and was a slow developer as far as songwriting. John and Paul were cranking out gem after gem before George had even written a song. During the second half of the group George began to bloom- and I guess then issue could be taken with John and Paul for not always wanting to share. .. I loved The Rutles by the way.

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  12. Again very insightful. Hans and Max, if you guys are serious about wanting to put this new blog together, we need to find a way to discuss it. I was thinking about it last night. Maybe over the next week, the 3 of us gather whatever news bytes about the hours of footage Jackson has, where he is in his getting it organized etc, then figure out the framework of the blog? Or we can get a group email going to talk about it?

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  13. Your assessment sounds fair, Hans. I’m glad you liked The Rutles 🙂 Did you see Rutles II? It’s as funny as the first one. Same format. I heard Eric Idle mention something about “Rutles News” a regular feature maybe that Monty Python used to do, in the doc. Do you know anything about that?

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  14. I saw Rutles II- no it wasn’t as good but had its moments… I also went out and bought The Rutles album which went along with the first mocumentary- pretty good music. .. Don’t know anything about the Rutles News.. my guess is it was an idea that was never used?

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  15. The quote I found was John brought up Clapton and said they should asked him to join… “He’s just as good and not such a headache.”

    Of course it would never have happened and was dropped…but it was a lot of bitterness… all of them could be cold… that Liverpudlian way.

    They all said sharp things…

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  16. Eric responded to the interviewer’s question on the doc about what it would be like if he were in The Beatles and I loved his response. I can absolutely see all 4 of them saying sharp things. I bet they each knew best how to get under each other’s skin also. If you think about how sharp and talented they all were how could they not have some kind of ego, especially with all of the Beatlemania going on.

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  17. Hey, question: I was at wiki last night, reading about Olivia Harrison and saw something about her editing/revising George’s book, “I, Me, Mine.” Have you read it and what do you think about her revising it?

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  18. Oh good I forgot it was on there… I bet that is not on the Peter Jackson version. It should be…for goodness sakes it’s been 50 years but either the Lennon or Harrison estate could stop that clip.
    Their egos had to be huge…they were The Beatles!

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  19. I bought the original “I, Me, Mine”- back in 1980– I haven’t picked up the later editions- I see there is a 2017 version. I really don’t have an answer for you on that one.

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