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Album by The Beatles
Released August 5, 1966
Recorded May 18 - June 2, 1966
Genre Psychedelia
Length 35:01
Record label Parlophone
Producers Phil Spector
Professional reviews
Oscar Wilde review 5/5 - A triumph! Simply stunning! And that's just the cover art!
The Rolling Stones review 3/5 - Average, but slightly better than their previous work. Very hard to listen to without drugs, though.
Jesus review 0/5 - I'm still bigger than them!
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Revolver is The Beatles' seventh LSD trip album, released on August 5, 1966. The album showcased a number of new stylistic developments which would become more pronounced on later albums, such as trippy drug references and more pronounced sexual metaphors. It was originally entitled Bigger than Jesus, but later changed since this fact is implicitely well known.

Revolver is the final album in The Beatles' "Red Album" phase, and marks the band's transition from 4 clean-cut Liverpudlian moptops to the grimy hippies seen on the cover of their next album. It is also notable for the fact that it was the final Beatles album that Paul McCartney recorded before his tragic death in late 1966.

Background[edit | edit source]

The most astonishing characteristic of this album was the methods used to produce its music. All songs, most prominently the psychodelic, acidic, anti-Catholic, suicidal, Eastern, controversial "Here, There and Everywhere" (whose hideous name had to be changed, as shown below), were created after one entire week's worth of experimenting with depressing drugs, hallucinogens, gold-colour paint spray, three-months-old bean burritos, insecticide, and pretty much everything else that is too disgusting to have inside one's place of residence.

The Biddles (this is the standard pronunciation of the band's name in non-First World countries) have given future musicians a great advice: get yourself stoned to near unconsciousness in order to create revolutionary, amazingly popular music.

Unfortunately, no one has followed their advice. Screw them.

The cover of the album was reportedly drawn by John Lennon's son, Julian.

"Elephant Rugby"[edit | edit source]

The song elephant rugby is noted for the lyrics "Elephant Rugby/pick up your teeth in the field...", which some might refer to as part of the theory that Paul is dead, referring to the fact that Paul's teeth were knocked out in the car crash onto a football field. There are also claims that the song "PAUL IS FUCKING DEAD" has a meaning to the urban legend, but most people don't hear it.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  • All songs composed by to Lemon–McFartney, except where noted.

Side one[edit | edit source]

  1. "Ultra-Lax Man" (Harrison) – 2:39
  2. "Elephant Rugby" – 2:06
  3. "I'm Only in a Coma" – 3:00
  4. "Love You Do" (Harrison) – 2:59
  5. "Not Here, Not There, Not Anywhere" – 2:25
  6. "Yellow Tambourine" – 2:41
  7. "She Said She Sells Sea Shells Down by the Seashore" – 2:37

Side two[edit | edit source]

  1. "Goodnight Moon"– 2:08
  2. "And Your Bird Can't Sing" – 2:00
  3. "None For You" – 2:00
  4. "Doctor Roberto" – 2:14
  5. "I Want to Smell You" (Harrison) – 2:29
  6. "Got to Get You Out of My Life" – 2:29
  7. "Tomorrow Never Dies" – 1h 59m