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Everybody's Got Something To Hide... : who's screaming at the end?
5 September 2016
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Hello,

 

First of all, congratulations for the website. It's really a goldmine of information about Beatles and their history, and, I'd say it's the most complete one.

 

I've always been interested in what notes the Beatles achieved to reach singing in full voice (not falsetto), and, now, I have a doubt about the song "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey ", White Album , CD 2, 4th song.

Near the end of the song, just after the last "Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey", there are two "Hey!": the first (01:56) goes up to Bb4, while the second one (01:59) reaches a B4. Who's singing (or, better, screaming) them? John Lennon ?

Then, after them, they start to sing "Come on!" together, several times.

At 2:10 and 2:11, someone screams an "aaaah", and reaches a C5 (twice). It's a bit difficult to hear them in the released song, but you can hear them better in a previous take.

And, again, at 2:16, someone reaches a B4 ("Come on, come on, come on, come on, come ooooooooon")  (left channel).

 

I've tried to understand who's actually screaming them, but I can't really determine that.

I doubt it's McCartney, it sounds more like Lennon or Harrison (clearly not Starr).

 

Thanks for your help. And, again, congratulations for this website.

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Here are some threads about their vocal ranges. I hope these are of interest to you, @Range.

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Welcome to the forum. I hope someone has the answer to your question.

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Range said
Hello,

 

First of all, congratulations for the website. It's really a goldmine of information about Beatles and their history, and, I'd say it's the most complete one.

 

Near the end of the song, just after the last "Everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey", there are two "Hey!": the first (01:56) goes up to Bb4, while the second one (01:59) reaches a B4. Who's singing (or, better, screaming) them? John Lennon ?

Then, after them, they start to sing "Come on!" together, several times.

At 2:10 and 2:11, someone screams an "aaaah", and reaches a C5 (twice). It's a bit difficult to hear them in the released song, but you can hear them better in a previous take.

And, again, at 2:16, someone reaches a B4 ("Come on, come on, come on, come on, come ooooooooon")  (left channel).

There are screams earlier on in the song as well (best heard around 1:43. The first one is Paul. The second, longer one at 1:47 appears to be John.

The 'Hey!' yells are John. The second, drawn out one is joined by another scream from Paul.

The 'aaaaah' you mention around 2:10 is John; that's a classic John scream right there, and the drawn out come oooon, is also John, but Paul and George seem to be doing some as well. 

 

As a rule of thumb, the really high-pitched screams (which will often have an oooh sound) will generally be Paul, whereas the more rough-edged ones with an aaah sound are usually John. George never screamed much in the songs, and neither did Ringo. Try to listen for them, and you'll learn to recognise their different styles. Keep in mind though, that sometimes John manages some very Paul-like screams and vice versa! Boys is a great example of what Paul's screams are like (those are all his) and songs like Bad Boy feature the classic John scream/shout.

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We have a screaming thread too, in case you are interested. https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....n-or-paul/

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Wow, Range has analyzed that song meticulously.  I'm not sure I understand every part of it, but my sense of the screams he or she is referring to is that it sounds like John, not Paul (the screams sound less "refined").  But it seems Paul is definitely participating in all the "Come ons" and other related vocalisms.

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Thanks a lot for your replies (especially Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< for telling me exactly who's screaming).

I was quite impressed that John reached some B4s and C5s in this song, since they aren't mentioned anywhere on the various "vocal range" videos and websites (maybe because they were actually screamed and not sung?).

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Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< said

George never screamed much in the songs, and neither did Ringo. 

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Seems like John and Paul to me. That's what I like about The Beatles, they do whatever the hell they want on their albums, songs such as Hey Bulldog , Yellow Submarine , and this one really show them just messing around. It really adds to the live feel. It's kind of funny actually how Queen, The Beatles of the 70's, never really did this and instead opted for the exact opposite on most songs, a professional yet diverse sound.

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Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< said
George never screamed much in the songs. 

George screaming, that's very funny. If you listen to George's vocal and guitar sound, it's very soft. That sound helps in songs such as While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Something . Even in more upbeat songs, such as Savoy Truffle or It's All Too Much , his voice still seems soft.

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sgtpepper63 noted 

Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^< observed 
George never screamed much in the songs. 

George screaming, that's very funny. If you listen to George's vocal and guitar sound, it's very soft. That sound helps in songs such as While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Something . Even in more upbeat songs, such as Savoy Truffle or It's All Too Much , his voice still seems soft.  

I think it's safe to say that George was not a Beautiful Screamer (sorry, just had to a-hard-days-night-john-6)... he may've been beautiful, but he wasn't a screamer. ahdn_george_06 He just didn't have that kind of voice or personality; his intensity was more inward. 

That said, he did have a bit of a let-loose on songs like Wah Wah , though letting loose for him is most rockers' normal. ahdn_paul_01

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And yet several of those Star-Club recordings ("Red Hot", "Beethoven") show that he could deliver a great shouted vocal if he wished, and if circumstances warranted it - which they apparently rarely did again. Here's this great funky Beatles-plus-Billy (and Heather, and possibly GM) jam, with a George vocal that I think is absolutely unique:

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(The usage of past tense in these sentences is breaking my heart paul-mccartney)   

I think it would have been okay to say all that in the present tense. Kind of like you do with books even though they're already written. 

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Ironic that with John and Paul delivering the raunchy screaming vocals, George was the first to lose his voice. 

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sir walter raleigh said
Ironic that with John and Paul delivering the raunchy screaming vocals, George was the first to lose his voice.   

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The screaming/smoking certainly seems to have had an effect on Paul's voice though... or maybe that's just age. Paul and John's screams are legendary though. heart

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