Song of the day

One sad note about the White Album which thankfully is not too well known today is its use by Charles Manson.  I wont go into this more here, but you can read the Wikipedia article about it.

We are winding down to the end of this list of the best ten songs on the White Album.  So far we have:

  1. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  4. Happiness is a Warm Gun
  5. Martha My Dear
  6. Blackbird

Now for today’s additions.

  1. Piggies
    This song that appeared in the song of the day a while back.  As I explained there, George wrote this song as a social commentary on class and corporate greed.  Unfortunately, Charles Manson took the song to be an anti-police song.  The song is one of my favorite (and one of the least remembered of George’s songs).  The use of the Harpsichord is wonderful.
  2. I Will
    Paul wrote a number of songs for his wife Linda.  Two of them were Beatles songs and this is the first.  It is a beautiful ballad that is a foreshadow of what was to come for Paul and his music.


As an extra special addition, here is the first take of I Will from the Anthology Album.

2 Responses to “Song of the day”

  1. 1 redhotrabbit June 26, 2008 at 10:29 am

    hey did you know that the Cars, around nine years later on, mooched the lead guitar from “I Will” & used it on “My Best Friend’s Girl”?

  2. 2 mykidsdad June 26, 2008 at 10:31 am

    I did not know that. I am going to listen to that in a few minutes.

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