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13 October 2015
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Ultimate Classic Rock‘s’ article on the track which includes George stating in 1977 that Paul played bass on it yet in 1995 during the ‘Anthology’ series that he did.

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This song has grown on me quite a bit.. While I still maintain its one of the worse tracks on Rubber Soul , it’s got a very cool groove, guitar solo and I adore the piano in the chorus. The lyrics are goofy which sometimes puts me off, but it’s still a very fun song all round.

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I think the lyrics are brilliant — definitely one of the highlights of the album.

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Beatlebug said
I think the lyrics are brilliant — definitely one of the highlights of the album.  

It’s a good way to open it for sure, but I will admit I spend a lot of time thinking about Rubber Soul with Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out opening the two sides rather than Drive My Car and What Goes On .

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My mum has the US release on vinyl that opens with I’ve Just Seen A Face , and I think it has the same effect. Loud, happy, fast paced. Both are good openers. I think Day Tripper could work, too.

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Beatlebug said
I think the lyrics are brilliant — definitely one of the highlights of the album.  

I think it’s one of the best instances of Paul and John sharing vocals. Not as good as We Can Work It Out , which is probably the most famous example given the contrast of personalities, but it’s still a collaboration I really enjoy. I have Drive My Car as part of a Beatles CD playlist and have heard it a LOT.

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TheWalrusWasBrian said
My mum has the US release on vinyl that opens with I’ve Just Seen A Face , and I think it has the same effect. Loud, happy, fast paced. Both are good openers. I think Day Tripper could work, too.  

I see I’ve Just Seen A Face as more of a Help ! era track, whereas the Day Tripper /We Can Work It Out single preceded Rubber Soul

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Ringo’s drumming is stellar…  The Studio Staff captured a real good drum sound here…  It is Ringo who’s driving on this record…:-)

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QuarryMan said

I see I’ve Just Seen A Face as more of a Help ! era track, whereas the Day Tripper /We Can Work It Out single preceded Rubber Soul .   

Yeh, I know, it kind of surprised me when I first heard it, but I got used to it.

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Billy Rhythm said
Ringo’s drumming is stellar…  The Studio Staff captured a real good drum sound here…  It is Ringo who’s driving on this record…:-)  

Don’t forget Paul, his bassline perfectly compliments the drumming.

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Billy Rhythm said
Ringo’s drumming is stellar…  The Studio Staff captured a real good drum sound here…  It is Ringo who’s driving on this record…:-)  

When Ringo joined the band they became complete. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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No song is complete without Ringo’s drumming. ahdn_ringo_09heart

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Somehow, my opinion on this song has completely shifted. I used to pretty solidly dislike it and thought of it as one of the worst songs on Rubber Soul , but it’s grown on me solidly since then. The music (which in my defence I always liked) is pretty unique for the band, with awesome bass guitar and piano playing. The lyrics were the part I disliked most, but I’ve since come to appreciate them as sort of a character study of an ambitious young woman making her own way in the world, which is a pretty awesome thing to write a song about in 1965. 

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I’ve always liked this song.  It’s such a perfect opener I couldn’t see it fitting anywhere else.

And those vocal harmonies!  Some people were discussing earlier who did what on the vocal harmonies, but regardless they sound amazing and dissonant in a really cool way.

Like this is up there for some of their best harmony ever (maybe not better than Because , since yknow but still).

Also the piano bit is great too!

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Don’t forget the guitar and the bass!

The intro is so amazing. Every time I hear it it’s like a wave of happiness washes over me. The perfect start to the album.

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@Tangerine said
I’ve always liked this song.  It’s such a perfect opener I couldn’t see it fitting anywhere else.

And those vocal harmonies!  Some people were discussing earlier who did what on the vocal harmonies, but regardless they sound amazing and dissonant in a really cool way.

Like this is up there for some of their best harmony ever (maybe not better than Because , since yknow but still).

Also the piano bit is great too!

  

I so agree. The actual isolated vocals aren’t on youtube (but they may or may not be on my computer…) but this video gets it pretty damn close!:

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Since January my opinion of this song has only increased, it’s such a fun song to just go a bit wild to a-hard-days-night-john-6

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QuarryMan said
Since January my opinion of this song has only increased, it’s such a fun song to just go a bit wild to a-hard-days-night-john-6

  

It sets the tone for the rest of the album rather well.

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Nice song. I always liked it. It’s so fun, it’s sunshine…

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It’s the woooord love

 

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