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14 March 2013
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Whilst listening to the Rock Band files of Helter Skelter , I noticed a small burst of non-sequeteur piano and lead just before the 'I've got blisters on my fingers'.

Where is it flown in from?

14 March 2013
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Flown in? I've always just assumed they played it themselves, during the same overdub session on which they added the trumpet and saxophone.

Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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14 March 2013
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I mean 'flown i n' from another Beatles session or from some absent minded noodling between takes.

Could it be a sample of Ringo's hot water bottle collection? It was his big thing in '68.

14 March 2013
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...Sure, why not?

Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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15 March 2013
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Yhaal House said
Could it be a sample of Ringo's hot water bottle collection? It was his big thing in '68.

What is that supposed to mean? Did Ringo seriously collect hot water bottles? I've never heard that one. a-hard-days-night-ringo-12a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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15 March 2013
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No, it's just a "non-sequeteur". Or in other words, it's just Yhaal House being silly (as his posting history so far will demonstrate.)

Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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15 March 2013
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Lol wtf?

11 January 2014
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....fV-Y9tb1WA

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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That's great. I hope there is more.

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11 January 2014
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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
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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
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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:

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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
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13 January 2014
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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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I've heard that Helter Skelter was written by Paul as an attempt to write the loudest and hardest rock song at that time which is what The Who had claimed to have created with I Can See For Miles. 

First of all: Do you think Paul has succeeded with creating a dirtier rock song than The Who or are the two songs just too different to compare them?

And second: Many say that Helter Skelter was the beginning of Heavy Metal. How great would you estimate the impact of Helter Skelter on Heavy Metal? Is it really justified to call the song the beginning of Heavy Metal?

I will start the discussion: Without looking at the quality in generell (they're both really amazing songs) I think that Helter Skelter is much dirtier and rawer than I Can See For Miles. I even think that I Can See For Miles isn't really that hard but then again it's probably only because today we are accustomed to other music than then (especially if you listen to Nirvana on a regular basis a-hard-days-night-george-9) And the drums are quite hard on both songs. However concerning the Heavy Metal issue I haven't got a clue, but maybe there are some experts among you. 

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I don't know much about metal, but I never hear anyone say I Can See For Miles was the beginning of metal, so for that fact, Helter Skelter gets the win. In my opinion, Paul read into the interview a little too much, focusing on beating The Who in who could make the dirtiest song. With this in mind, Helter Skelter is dirtier, more insane, and more raw, but I Can See For Miles rocks harder, as nobody rocked harder than The Who (aside from Led Zeppelin from time to time). 

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Yes, I would definitely agree with you on that point. Though I really like both songs, I sometimes feel like Helter Skelter sounds a bit too forced in being dirty, as if it lost a bit of grooving in order to be especially raw and wild. But maybe that's also because I know about the competition and otherwise I wouldn't have noticed- I don't know. 

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Martha said
How great would you estimate the impact of Helter Skelter on Heavy Metal? Is it really justified to call the song the beginning of Heavy Metal?

No. Black Sabbath's first album (1970, recorded 1969) was the beginning of heavy metal. 

The problem with all these "precursors to heavy metal" songs is that there are a lot of them and it all depends on how loose your definition of heavy metal is. Some say it goes as far back as Rumble by Link Wray & His Ray Men in 1958. I'm usually pretty dismissive of all these first heavy metal song claims.

 

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