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Ever Get Spooked by a Beatles Song?
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No. 

But I'd hate for Revolution 9 to come on if I was in the middle of an acid trip. That would spook me out. 

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The night that I decided I needed to go buy some Beatles records, I was maybe in 6th or 7th grade (would've been 2004-5); my pal from down the street literally calls me over and says "I have to show you something, its the craziest thing i've ever heard"

and me, having the desire to become musician for a couple years already rush over to his place to hear this new music. he plays me 'A Day In The Life'  and I had never been so pleased at being so spooked by music before. It was what it was. I could describe it more but it wouldn't do it justice, next he plays me "I Am The Walrus" all the while trying to explain to me who was who in The Beatles and giving me the whole schpeel. Then his father calls him down for dinner and I go home.

later on as far as being spooked goes; "Long, Long, Long" used to spook me because its just such a strange sounding record. Now it spooks me with the lyrics hahah

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Not Beatles but my brother turned off all the lights one night and played 'Let Em In' to my younger sisters without any warning to what was happening. To this day they remark how much they were freaked out by it.

No Beatles song has spooked me but 'Revolution 9' is a real head-melt when the stereo mix is listened to thru earphones. The effect can be even stronger if you're not paying attention.

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The end of Revolution 9.

Honey Pie

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Here Comes The Sun said
The end of Revolution 9.

The end? Only the end?!

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I've gotten used to Revolution 9 and just find it interesting now.

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Mr. Kite said
I've gotten used to
Revolution 9 and just find it interesting now.

Once in a while, I find it interesting and a fun diversion. I actually semi-enjoyed listening to it in mono for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The mixing seems a bit more precise, and I found it easier to hear the bits of dialog provided by John and George. For instance, I could always hear John talking about "the watusi, the twist," "financial imbalance," "take this brother, may it serve you well," and so on. But listening in mono, I heard George (for the first time) muttering about "the headmaster" and a few other things I hadn't heard before.

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Mr. Kite said
I've gotten used to
Revolution 9 and just find it interesting now.

Okay, yes, agreed. But if a person is spooked by any of it, how can it be only the end??

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Mr. Kite said
I've gotten used to Revolution 9 and just find it interesting now.

Once in a while, I find it interesting and a fun diversion. I actually semi-enjoyed listening to it in mono for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The mixing seems a bit more precise, and I found it easier to hear the bits of dialog provided by John and George. For instance, I could always hear John talking about "the watusi, the twist," "financial imbalance," "take this brother, may it serve you well," and so on. But listening in mono, I heard George (for the first time) muttering about "the headmaster" and a few other things I hadn't heard before.

I'm going to go listen to it in mono now. apple01

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The best thing about getting older, is Revolution 9 gets shorter with each listening...

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I don't often listen to the White Album but I did today and Wild Honey Pie definitely freaked me out. Too much dissonance...

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Oyster Black Pearl said
The best thing about getting older, is
Revolution 9 gets shorter with each listening...

But I thought that as time went by, we get a little bit older, and Revolution 9 gets a little bit slower ...

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The only thing that's really freaked me out is Revolution 9.
Wild Honey Pie just annoys me, not spooks me and I like the melody of Long long long.
I love A Day In The Life, so much so in third year of uni the writing in action script I wrote was based on it. The high pitched 'Easter egg' tone for dogs on ADITL again annoyed me. It goes right through me. I have to skip it on before it. 
Maybe I'm not listening close enough, or correctly.

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StarrisonSubmarine observed 
The only thing that's really freaked me out is
Revolution 9.
Wild Honey Pie just annoys me, not spooks me and I like the melody of Long long long.
I love A Day In The Life, so much so in third year of uni the writing in action script I wrote was based on it. The high pitched 'Easter egg' tone for dogs on ADITL again annoyed me. It goes right through me. I have to skip it on before it. 
Maybe I'm not listening close enough, or correctly.

Glad to see you touring the forum, @StarrisonSubmarine! I love Long Long Long too. (Just the end is a bit creepy though.) 

"Easter egg tone"? Is that what they call it? Anyway, it annoys me too. My dad played it for me put it to my ear on his mobile's speakers, and I thought I'd have holes in my ears. 

Wait... why does that sentence not make sense?..... ahdn_paul_06a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Silly Girl said

StarrisonSubmarine observed 
The only thing that's really freaked me out is
Revolution 9.
Wild Honey Pie just annoys me, not spooks me and I like the melody of Long long long.
I love A Day In The Life, so much so in third year of uni the writing in action script I wrote was based on it. The high pitched 'Easter egg' tone for dogs on ADITL again annoyed me. It goes right through me. I have to skip it on before it. 
Maybe I'm not listening close enough, or correctly.

Glad to see you touring the forum, @StarrisonSubmarine! I love Long Long Long too. (Just the end is a bit creepy though.) 

"Easter egg tone"? Is that what they call it? Anyway, it annoys me too. My dad played it for me put it to my ear on his mobile's speakers, and I thought I'd have holes in my ears. 

Wait... why does that sentence not make sense?..... ahdn_paul_06a-hard-days-night-george-10

I don't think it's the official name for it. I just read somewhere that the pitch was put in to freak out dogs and confuse the owners, theory being it was too high for humans to hear-obviously not if we can. (And it really does grate the ears doesn't it?a-hard-days-night-ringo-14)  So in that way it's kind of like an Easter egg. But not like Her Majesty

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I can’t say I’ve ever been spooked by The Beatles, but when I listened to “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “I Am The Walrus” for the first time (I was fifteen) I found them both beautiful and extremely weird

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Necko said

4or5Magicians said
I fell asleep listening to the
White Album once. Woke up to the random screaming bits in Revolution 9. Does that count?

Did you ever fall asleep to Sgt. Pepper and wake up to the alarm clock sound in A Day In The Life?

Not to my recollection, but I have been woken up by the rooster (and general noisy intro) to "Good Morning Good Morning". I usually stay awake for ADITL after that. a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

Going back to Magical Mystery Tour... It certainly has an unsettling tone across the majority of it. I can see how it would freak out people who are inclined to be freaked out by such things. Depending on my mood, I put it as my favorite album for that very reason. It's at least in my top 3 I'd say (okay, top 5. Well, they're all good. Blah. I hate ranking these things). It's a little off, but in a good way. I feel the same about Abbey Road, actually. The music is good, but the darker tone (even on the more upbeat songs) puts it on another level in a barely definable way.

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Maxwell's Silver Hammer can be rather disturbing. I mean, you don't think of it normally because you're either thinking, "What a great tune, the rhymes are fab", or "Gosh, this song drives me batty", but you don't generally go, "Oh, this song, which is about a mentally ill/deranged/psychopathic/allothebove serial killer who bashes people's heads in, is giving me the creeps." a-hard-days-night-paul-4 
I don't generally think that either, but I was over at a thread about Beatles' song characters stories, and there were several takes on Maxwell's Silver Hammer, and when it's not in a ridiculously jaunty song, and you aren't whistling along to the absurdly bouncy melody, or listening for the bit where Paul can't contain his giggle (under "writing" in "writing fifty times I must not be so-o-o-o-"), you realise what a creepy tale it is. (I went to bed right afterwards with Maxwell still on my mind. It made me go all over funny, and that's when I was struck by how morbid it is.)blue-meanie 
It's not a song to have on your mind when you're in "that nice twilight zone just as you're drifting into sleep". ahdn_paul_01
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