Beatles: Hey Bulldog (1968)

November 16, 2007

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Thanks to commenter yesmydog for pointing this one out. It’s from the Beatles film YELLOW SUBMARINE” I don’t think it had anything to do with the movie, but was a very cool song. It begins with a very butch guitar riff, in the line of “Paperback Writer” and “Day Tripper.” It slips back and forth between tonic major and minor in the blink of an eye. The verse oscillates between the tonic major and the dominant minor.

It’s one of those songs that is so infused with memories from my youth that I can’t hear it objectively. I remember what I was doing, thinking, smelling, learning, when this song came out.

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