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20 May 2011
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I showed it to many friend too and she said it scared her. This song is not meant to be played in the dark. But I don't hate it anymore. It is only played when I play the album as a whole. But if it is on shuffle on my iTunes, I rather skip it.

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20 May 2011
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skye said:

Did she scream as a joke? Or did something actually freak her out?

 

Just the song Revolution 9 freaked her out, she was literally screaming at it, it was really funny. but her mom came in and sarcastically said "is everything ok? Do I need to call the doctor?"

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mithveaen said:

When friends come over and stay more than I expect it, there's no better song to make them go home. a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

(Especially if you play before Blue Jay Way a-hard-days-night-george-8)

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20 May 2011
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McLennonson said:

mithveaen said:

When friends come over and stay more than I expect it, there's no better song to make them go home. a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

(Especially if you play before Blue Jay Way a-hard-days-night-george-8)

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That's a great idea!!!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-10 I'll have to try that sometime...

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Someone posted this link to a live performance of Revolution 9 at Reddit. It's actually.... good. Edit: Sorry, I missed that mithvaen had posted it long ago. But it's got to be new to someone.

 

 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Thanks parlance (and mithvaen).

I love Rev.9 because of the whole theory if you play it backwards; however, I love it forward as well. Although I love it, I can't listen to it as much as the other Beatles songs or play it in the car. I played it backwards for some of my husband's friends who like The Beatles, yet claim they were a boyband, even though like the later stuff. Anyways to quiet them up I made them play Rev. 9 backwards and it freaked them out to say the least. Mission accomplished.ahdn_george_08

9 November 2013
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mr. Sun king coming together said
I Hate this with a passion. However, what do you guys think

I don't mind it, it also makes for a great discussion and seems to fit the crazy 'everything goes' vibe of the album.

 

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Sky666 said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Thanks parlance (and mithvaen).

I love Rev.9 because of the whole theory if you play it backwards; however, I love it forward as well. Although I love it, I can't listen to it as much as the other Beatles songs or play it in the car. I played it backwards for some of my husband's friends who like The Beatles, yet claim they were a boyband, even though like the later stuff. Anyways to quiet them up I made them play Rev. 9 backwards and it freaked them out to say the least. Mission accomplished.ahdn_george_08

 

Hahaha, I'd never thought to listen to it backwards so I'm doing it now. It would certainly make for an effective horror soundtrack.

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9 November 2013
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I have no issue with Revolution 9, it has interesting moments and the stero mix is a real mind melt when played thru the earphones - would rather listen to it than Hold Me Tight.

Have never listened to it backwards (or any other song fully), don't see the point. 

 

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11 November 2013
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It's one of those songs that are interesting, but that I hardly ever listen to.

11 November 2013
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For years I never saw the point of 'R9'.

Recently, I find myself playing it more and more as it is growing on me. I only listen to it through headphones and pick up a little something new with each listen.

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When I'm having a play through of all the Beatles albums in order I never skip it but I can't say I actually enjoy it. I find it slightly boring but I do like some of the little bits in it such as George's "Eldorado" and the chat about going to see a surgeon (in the thick Liverpool accent!) It does make me laugh to picture Paul's face when John insisted it be on the album. paul-mccartney

28 November 2013
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When I first listened to this song, I was on a walk in a rainy night, near a forest... I must admit it wasn't that scary, but I did turn my head a few times when Lennon came with his screaming. It was interesting.

I actually like this song a lot, it's probably just an experiment never meant to be something more, but I find this to be great. And we all have to keep in mind that "Revolution 9" is the leader in it's own category - compare it to other avant-garde songs from the time and you'll know what I mean. 

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28 November 2013
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When I first heard the song, it made me go into this daze zoning out of everything except the song.

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29 November 2013
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Think of the simplest Beatle song you can…………….Whatever one you've settled on 'I' couldn't write a song half as good. Give me a day and Abbey Rd's facilities………And I could knock out a Revolution No 10.

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Atlas said
Give me a day and Abbey Rd's facilities………And I could knock out a Revolution No 10.

Go ahead then. Abbey Road was using a 4-track then, an easy music recording program to find for free for a computer. I look forward to hearing Revolution No. 10 this time tomorrow!

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Many moons ago, I disliked this track and skipped it often.

On 16 May 2011, I started warming up to it. In a response to mr. Sun king coming together...  

Zig said
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Changing your mind about, or warming up to a track does not make you stupid. It just proves you are becoming more open-minded (that's what I tell myself anyway).

I actually did not skip it while listening to the WA again last night. I'm still not a huge fan of it, but hearing the little bitties others in the Forum bring up is kinda fun.  

Then, on 11 November 2013...

Zig said
For years I never saw the point of 'R9'.

Recently, I find myself playing it more and more as it is growing on me. I only listen to it through headphones and pick up a little something new with each listen.  

Last weekend while listening to it, I found myself tapping my foot to the beat. Yes, boys and girls, there is a beat. It took me sooooo long to find it, but I found it. 

You know you are a hardcore Beatles fan when...a-hard-days-night-john-1

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Of course there's a BEAT, it's the BEATLES! a-hard-days-night-john-6 

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I don't listen to it very often but it's great. I shall now have to start listening for this mysterious 'beat' you speak of... 

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The beat you're talking about is actually Revolution 1 (Take 20), the story of Revolution 9 was that John decided to layer unusual sounds over the part of Revolution 1 that isn't on The Beatles, hence why it is buried at the bottom of the song. Also, if you'd like here's a survey aimed at Beatles fans born between 1958 and 1964. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXKXBLN

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I just did my listing for favorite to least favorite tracks for the album The Beatles a few days ago and I listed this song at the bottom.  It has always been at the bottom for me and I skip it more times than not when it comes on. It kills the album for me and I skip it to move on to another song/album.  I was just thinking that if it was placed as a 'hidden track' and it was after Goodnight and a silence (sort of like Her Majesty). I think I could get into to it more because it would be placed as an illusion of being in a dream or sleeping.

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