February 4, 2017

"Watch The Beatles Record 'Hey Bulldog' in 1968."

Guitar World is telling us what to do:



"The February 1968 footage seen in the clip was originally utilized in the 'Lady Madonna' promotional video, until someone (perhaps a talented lip reader) noticed the band was actually recording 'Hey Bulldog' (The band recorded both songs during the same sessions). The footage was later re-cut to fit 'Hey Bulldog,' one of many standouts from the Yellow Submarine soundtrack album."

15 comments:

AprilApple said...

I love that song.

eddie willers said...

I saw the movie (Yellow Submarine) when it came out, but since there only a few original songs, the soundtrack album was one of the few (if not the only) Beatles album I did not buy while they were still a working band.

Many years later, I bought the DVD of Yellow Submarine on the day it was released and was reintroduced to Hey Bulldog (and George's two great additions to the soundtrack) and was just floored with how good throwaway songs from these guys were.

We shall not see their like again.

George Leroy Tirebiter said...
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George Leroy Tirebiter said...

Beyond agreeing it's one the best Later-Beatles songs, that Ringo is wearing a tie is "hella cool" (phrase invented by East San Jose 90s teen girls).

Ben Calvin said...

All the Beatles songs in Yellow Submarine, other than the title track, were songs deemed not good enough for a single release or inclusion on an album. Still not a bad collection of tunes.

Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles, by Geoff Emerick, is very interesting. He engineered most of their prime material, and has a lot of insights on the technical aspects as well as observations on their respective personalities.

eddie willers said...

The cartoon was produced to fulfill the three movie contract the Beatles had with U/A. They didn't want to make a movie and refused to have anything to do with the cartoon, not even providing voices.

However, once they saw the finished product they were charmed and so filmed a coda at the end with Blue Meanie sightings and holes in pockets.

All Together Now......

EDH said...

Two thoughts on this section:

Big man (yeah) walking in the park
Wigwam frightened of the dark
Some kind of solitude is
Measured out in you
You think you know me, but you haven't got a clue


1.) It was cool to see it was Ringo when they actually cut the video to him saying "(yeah)" or "(yep)" @ 1:35. I always make that interjection when I hear the song.

2.) Most lyrics sites say "wigwam." I always thought it was "wig wag" and, indeed: Wig Wag: verb NORTH AMERICAN informal
verb: wig-wag move to and fro. "the dog wigwagged his way up the porch steps".

But watching it now looks and sounds more like wig wam.

madAsHell said...

Ringo had towels on his drums. I've never seen that before.

It was fascinating to see them reading the lyrics from a scrap of paper. I would have thought after the music was in the can, then the lyrics would be memorized.

Ann Althouse said...

"Most lyrics sites say "wigwam." I always thought it was "wig wag" and, indeed: Wig Wag: verb NORTH AMERICAN informal
verb: wig-wag move to and fro. "the dog wigwagged his way up the porch steps"."

It's got to be "wigwam." That's humorous re-pronunciation of "big man" (in the preceding line."

Ann Althouse said...

"It was fascinating to see them reading the lyrics from a scrap of paper. I would have thought after the music was in the can, then the lyrics would be memorized."

What do you mean? This is video of them doing the recording, putting it "in the can."

Pr Mark Daniels said...
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Jon Ericson said...

Scratch this line of interest.

Mountain Maven said...

Sometimes I forget how good they were. Thanks for the reminder!

Werner Merkw├╝rdigliebe said...

We’re going to rock, rock, rock! We’re going to rock so much, you’re going to get sick and tired of it. You’re going to say “Hey Beatles, we can’t take it anymore, we’re rocking too much! Please, we don’t want to rock that much anymore, we can’t take it, dear Beatles!”

Blair said...

I love Hey Bulldog so much. Mainly because it's THE unknown Beatles song, it's the Beatles song most people have never heard, and perhaps don't even realise it's the Beatles when it's played.

It also has one of the simplest, yet greatest, guitar solos in rock and roll.