15 June 2014
You dont have to agree with me but whenever I play Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band (I listened to the song after having listened How Do You Sleep) I sorta expect John’s voice opening “So Sgt. Pepper took you…”. Both the songs have a similar beginning, How Do You Sleep being a little louder. What do you guys think about how HDYS sounds a bit like Sgt. Peppers in the opening and includes the famous reference to the song as well?
3 June 2014
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1 May 2011
It was a deliberate shot at Paul by John to have the orchestra warm-up, he didnt do subtlety and this was a way to ensure Paul would get the message instantly – “so Sgt Pepper took you” being the follow-up blow.
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15 June 2014
14 April 2010
hmm, I felt foolish trying to stretch this too far at first.
Not foolish at all. The first time I heard ‘How Do You Sleep’, my first thought was of the opening to ‘SPLHCB ‘ because of the instrumental warm-up.
I love the music/melody/mood in ‘How Do You Sleep’. IMHO it would have made for a cool song regardless of the message/lyrics.
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14 December 2009
That string arrangement – through the entire song, not just the intro – is Phil Spector’s greatest contribution the album. Such eerieness, just like “Glass Onion “. (Actually I think I like Spector’s arrangement and production of “…solder…” too, but I can’t be sure since I never play it, such a weak and endless song.)
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