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Is there a longer version of this? (Macca's acoustic Helter Skelter)
11 January 2014
8.36am
RunForYourLife
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I really like this, even if it is just him messing around. Is this fragment all we've got?

11 January 2014
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parlance
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That's great. I hope there is more.

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11 January 2014
6.28pm
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I've never seen this, thanks so much for posting!  Love these little hidden gems! heart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

11 January 2014
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If i remember correctly its from a promotional film put together to showcase, promote and explain Apple to fancy executives in the UK and US. There is a also a clip of Paul singing Blackbird (see below). This is all there of these two that has been put out there so far video-clip wise however there is a bootleg called Gone Tomorrow Here Today that has these two along with a whole load of rehearsals of Blackbird (all from the same date as these two clips - 11th June 1968) as well as a Hey Jude outtake and alternate mix of Dear Prudence.

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11 January 2014
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I've always loved that clip. Also these two:

 

These and that Helter Skelter clip were filmed by Tony Bramwell as promotional clips for the launch of Apple Records.

 

(listen to what John say to Ringo in the Hey Jude clip after Ringo says "my pants keep getting caught on the pedal." And Ringo's expression afterward! :lol:

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12 January 2014
3.33pm
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While the Helter Skelter outtake is interesting, showing Paul sort of doing an artist's rough sketch and noodling around on an acoustic guitar, let's just say I'm glad he "plugged it in" (i.e., decided not to leave it "unplugged").

On a related note, I like to think of their recording sessions -- really getting into Helter Skelter in its sustained fury of edgy metal rock (as well as Why Don't We Do It In The Road?, Back in the U.S.S.R., and Everybody's Got Something To Hide, not to mention the subtler and cheekier and more acutely pertinent Sexy Sadie) -- as their way of getting the Maharajah and all his Orientally ethereal (and, as it turns out, sanctimoniously hypocritical) nonsense out of their hair, so to speak.

Sort of like: "I mean, it was nice and all to stay in those chalets at that ashram in Rishikesh and burn incense and drink tea and sit in a lotus position every day doing Transcendental Meditation -- but man, after that Swami shagged Mia Farrow and we got back to Blighty: boys, it felt fucking good to get back into some ROCK AND ROLL...!!!"

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13 January 2014
5.46am
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DrBeatle said
I've always loved that clip. Also these two:

 

These and that Helter Skelter clip were filmed by Tony Bramwell as promotional clips for the launch of Apple Records.

 

(listen to what John say to Ringo in the Hey Jude clip after Ringo says "my pants keep getting caught on the pedal." And Ringo's expression afterward! :lol:

Noooooo no no I was just about to go and do housework and I saw this and had to delay that to watch it...  Ugh, the way he pouts out his bottom lip destroys my very soul a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 then at 2:55 on the first video he's devouring that damn microphone….  I'm done.  heart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

13 January 2014
5.48pm
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Gotta love procrastinating.

13 January 2014
6.32pm
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I found myself fascinated by Paul's shiny, exotic shoes as he tapped his feet to "Blackbird." Where did he get such foppish footwear? The Apple boutique? No wonder they went out of business.

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