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You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
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21 January 2014
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Couldn't find a topic dedicated to this song, one of my Top 10 favorite Beatles songs.

HappyNat featured it in this week's Beatles Rarities podcast. He constructed a version that creates a more complete picture of the edits taken out of the final version.

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It's ok...as a joke song I enjoy it but I can't listen to it repeatedly like I do with their other songs. I do like the unedited version with the ska bit added back in.

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21 January 2014
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I like this song. I'm pretty good at doing all the weird voices. The other day I was in the kitchen making tea whilst "singing" it. My sister looked at me like I was mad. Unfortunately she's into today's naff, and keeps forgetting who George Harrison is.

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21 January 2014
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I got one of my classmates hooked on the song when I played it in the car for her. She always refers to it as "that Beatles song where the guy goes pbbbtpahpbabbbprrbbt."

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I personally think that Brian Jones should've got some guest billing on the sleeve, Brian got into this one and likely inspired the others to new heights of craziness, it should've read 'The Beatles (featuring the Late Great Brian Jones on Saxophone)', but there's only so much room on a 45rpm single sleeve and they opted for '(Look Up The Number)' instead...:-)

22 January 2014
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I love this song.  I laughed my ass off the first time I heard it!  

"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!"

 

22 January 2014
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It is right up there with Revolution 9 for me ......   :)

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I hated this song the first time I heard it... until I got the "You know my number too, you know my number three... you know my number four..." part stuck in my head. Since I listen to Past Masters so often I've come to like it. :)

22 January 2014
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It was the B side to the Let it Be single in England……. Although I wasn't gonna buy the single for one song, (I had the Album) I probably coughed up the cost because i used to choose it on the Pub juke-box.

 

It's fun and quite clever.

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It's a fun little song, but I don't think it has that much artistic merit. Makes me smile, though. Classic mad John humour :)

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trcanberra said
It is right up there with Revolution 9 for me ......   :)

"up there" or "down there?" :lol:

 

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22 January 2014
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On one of my playlists, I placed this song between the "run out groove" of the Pepper album and the opening of the Magical Mystery Tour album. It works nicely in that spot. Especially when you consider recording started on it right after the Pepper sessions, IIRC.  

It is a fun song and I like it alot, but I rarely find myself going to it first when I fire up the iPod.

My wife, on the other hand, finds it pointless and grating. That surprises me as she loves the Beatles and fun almost as much as I.

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It is one of my favorite songs, and one of the first I heard of them. This is a song that demonstrate that The Beatles could do anything and it will stick to you in someway. I would love to hear a complete stereo version of it, the closest thing is the Anthology + Past Masters edit. Brian Jones did a catchy job for it, and yeah, he should have been billed there, though by the time release of it, The Beatles were no longer working together.

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23 January 2014
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Fun song to play on the piano a-hard-days-night-george-4

23 January 2014
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Billy Rhythm said
I personally think that Brian Jones should've got some guest billing on the sleeve, Brian got into this one and likely inspired the others to new heights of craziness, it should've read 'The Beatles (featuring the Late Great Brian Jones on Saxophone)', but there's only so much room on a 45rpm single sleeve and they opted for '(Look Up The Number)' instead...:-)

Ideally, yes, he should have been billed, but that sort of thing was pretty uncommon in those days.  Eric Clapton isn't credited on While My Guitar Gently Weeps.  George Harrison isn't credited on Cream's Badge (well, he is, but under a pseudonym).  Part of it may be because The Rolling Stones and The Beatles were on different record labels at the time.

 

On-topic and off-tangent, I like You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) as a fun, novelty song, rather than a good piece of music.  I mean, obviously, the music isn't poorly played, but the song isn't meant to be taken as seriously as, say, Come Together or Eleanor Rigby.

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23 January 2014
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Necko said

Billy Rhythm said
I personally think that Brian Jones should've got some guest billing on the sleeve, Brian got into this one and likely inspired the others to new heights of craziness, it should've read 'The Beatles (featuring the Late Great Brian Jones on Saxophone)', but there's only so much room on a 45rpm single sleeve and they opted for '(Look Up The Number)' instead...:-)

Ideally, yes, he should have been billed, but that sort of thing was pretty uncommon in those days.  Eric Clapton isn't credited on While My Guitar Gently Weeps.  George Harrison isn't credited on Cream's Badge (well, he is, but under a pseudonym).  Part of it may be because The Rolling Stones and The Beatles were on different record labels at the time.
 
  
 

 

When 'You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' was first issued in 1970, Brian Jones was no longer a member of The Rolling Stones, not only had he drowned the previous summer but had also been replaced by Mick Taylor before he died by The Stones due to his inability to perform his daily duties as they were about to go back out on the road.  I just think that it would've been a nice tribute, after all, the 'Get Back' single from the previous year was billed as 'The Beatles (featuring Billy Preston)', but yeah, no doubt that there was some sort of legality preventing them from doing so...:-)

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Billy Preston was credited because a) he was virtually a fifth Beatle at the time, no musician other than George Martin is on as many Beatles recordings as Preston; b) he was not hugely famous.

The fact is that The Beatles rarely credited any musician that played on their records, and not always by their own choice. Clapton was offered a credit for WMGGW, and he turned it down.

Brian, in fact, was not a huge part of the recording of YKMN. He attended the third of the five sessions it took to complete it, and joined in the lunacy. It was not uncommon for the people around in the studio during certain recordings to join in. That was all Brian really did.

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Fun song, hysterical.

I don't listen to it that often, but when I do I enjoy it. 

Can't really make out who sings what part though.

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Had to chuckle because I'm watching the new AHDN DVD with commentary, and Dennis O'Dell is one of the commentators.

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Oddly, I find the beginning to be pretty catchy, even though the vocals sound a bit out of tune, and Paul's harmony has this weird quality, like he's shouting it from the corner of the studio or something, I can't really describe that sound.

After that... eh, I don't really like it much as a song, but it is interesting. To be honest though, I've only listened to it three times, so I'll have to listen to it some more, probably. I do enjoy the goofy voices, but I don't consider it much of a song at all.

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