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‘Faster’ is the sixth song on George Harrison’s self-titled eighth solo album.

Harrison took a year off following the release of 1976’s Thirty Three & ⅓. He holidayed in Hawaii, lived a quiet life at his Friar Park home, and attended many of the 1977 Formula 1 world championship races. His passion for motor racing inspired the song ‘Faster’. See more…

‘Are you going to write a song about motor racing, George?’ was a question I was asked a lot by various people from the Grand Prix teams
during visits I made to the races. So I did ‘Faster’ to write about something specific, as a challenge.

I got the title first – I took it from Jackie Stewart’s book! I then wrote the chorus ‘faster than a bullet from a gun, etc.’ and later worked out the rest of the song in a way that doesn’t limit it only to motor cars. Once I put the sound effects on then obviously it is about racing but, if you took that away the only thing in the song which is anything to do with cars is the word ‘machinery’.

The story can relate to me or you or anybody in any occupation who becomes successful and has pressure upon them caused by the usual jealousies, fears, hopes, etc. I have a lot of fun with many of the Formula One drivers and their crews – and they have enabled me to see things from a very different angle than the music business I am normally involved with. (Brrm-Brrm – do you think I’ll ever get over it mother?)

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