We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
the Parlophone (UK) version was slightly longer than the Capitol Records pressing. When I was in college, I found the import Revolver at the swap meet held monthly at the Capitol Records parking lot in Hollywood. "Here, There and Everywhere" is a staple for my jazz trio.
The original U.S. version didn't have "Dr. Robert", "And Your Bird Can Sing", and "I'm Only Sleeping". They were released on a U.S. only compilation album called "Yesterday & Today" - the one with the notorious, deleted "Butcher" picture on its cover.
I had a modest collection of Beatles bootlegs, studio outtakes, rehearsals, all from that record swap, and all, unfortunately, gone the way of the baseball card collection. and the one-sheets. thanks, Mom.
Absolutely love this album. Had a friend turn me on to it while I was in college, and for one summer it was the first thing I put on when I got home from work at nite.
Weird story, I walked by a new store selling used CD's in Tempe. I thought (to myself), "maybe I'll find a copy of Revolver." When I walked in, the owner greeted me, handed me disk to look at before he put it on the shelf: it was Revolver. And of course I bought it.
Oh, I think that BD likes this song. I know i do. What's not to like? It is a timeless theme so enjoyed by us of the hoi polloi. Feckless pols spending my hard-earned $$$ to guide me in my flight. Even Joe Biden wears thousand dollar suits, the pockets of which are lined with our dollars. Ah, but it is just the price of living here in America, the land of the once free, and the currently free lunch, if you are properly connected. Of course, there really is no such thing as a free lunch. We will be getting to payment somewhere down the road. We will be dunned. Or damned.
Thank you: Mr.Wilson, Mr. Heath; for enlightening those care free lads, The Beatles, to our everyday world. Imagine if John Lennon had tried to change the tax code rather then the world; maybe we would all be righteous consumers, all rich and living in green economic prosperity. That darn LSD.
There was even a tax angle on the Christian story of the birth of Jesus.
Speaking of the Taxman, this is a distant memory from the late 60s - early 70s. I seem to recall some or all of the Beatles taking up residence in the USA, for a time, in order to avoid high taxation in their home country. Anyone remember this?
Fun fact: "She said she said" was based on an acid trip that John Lennon took in 1965 during which he had an extended conversation with Peter Fonda (who was also tripping) about the subject matter of the song.