Corporal Salt's Only Hearts Club Bandana
|Corporal Salt's Only Hearts Club Bandana|
|Album by The Beatles|
|Released||June 1, 1967|
|Recorded||December 6, 1966 - April 21, 1967|
|Length||39:42 (10:39:49 with Hidden Track)|
|Oscar Wilde review||5/5 - "A tremendous effort, and I was on the cover of it!"|
|The Rolling Stoners review||2/5 - "It has to be said: the Beatles have outdone the grand trippiness of Revolter and gone full-out stoned. In fact, it actually made me feel intoxicated."|
|Dr. Pepper review||0/5 - "This is sheer plagiarism!"|
|Sgt. Lt. Pepper's Only Lonely Hearts Club Bandana
|Tragical Mystery Tour|
“Well, the thing is, I... er... wait, what was I talking about?”
“It's really like a concept, right? So, we... we take this concept, and we put it into action, and then we make the album! Right? Ooh, look at the pretty stars...”
“I don't know what it's about, I'm just trying to get me records on the air. Even if it means covering for the McCartney and Lennon when they're high. Not fun.”
“I don't know either, I just like to have some fun. Have you ever tried spinning a stoned Beatle around and around and around until he's stumbling all over the place singing and giggling like a teenage girl? Hilarious!”
Recorded in November 1966, the album epitomized the now frequent drug use of the band. The Beatles had two major sources of inspiration: Psychoactive Drugs, and the 1966 Beach Boys album, Pet Sounds. Infuriated that the Yankee bastard Brian Wilson had attempted to top their album Steel Funk, the group got together and recorded one of the most under-the-influential albums in music history.
So, everything was fine and they all lived happily after... except Paul, who of course actually died in a Rascall accident during the production of Revolter. But, who cares about that anyway? Ooh, look at the colors, man...
Controversy[edit | edit source]
The album was the center of major controversy when the media noticed that the initials of the track Kenny In The Tabernacle Entrance Now Having Under Fifty Friends spelled out KITTENHUFF. The BBC were horrified at the discovery and still refuse to play this song. John Lennon, however said he got the title of the song from a picture drawn by his son Julian "Take A Sad Song And Make It Better" Lennon... "The little bugger came up to me after school and showed me his shitty picture. He said it was his friend Kenny, in some sort of Tabernacle (Hell, even I didn't know what that meant). He also drew in exactly 49 friends for Kenny, so he had, like, under 50 friends, right? So two hours later I thought, "Hey! Why don't me and the boys make a song out of it". And so we did. And then... Woah... Have you ever really looked at your fingers before?"
The Paulrus[edit | edit source]
After the success of Jono Lentil's 'I Am The Wallrust' Paulo became jealous proclaiming he was still the true genius and referring to himself as 'The Paulrus' for twenty years between 1967 and 1966. After these twenty years of relentless attempts to gain weight and grow tusks the Paulrus gave up and went back to his original name of Raul McCartheif.
Track Listing[edit | edit source]
Side One[edit | edit source]
- Sgt. Lt. Pepper's Only Lonely Hearts Club Bandana - 2:04
- With A Little Inspriation From This LSD - 2:46
- Lucifer in the Sky with Diamonds - 3:30
- Getting Worse (At Everything) - 2:49
- Fix This Asshole - 2:38
- She's Leaving The Kitchen - 3:37
- Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kyke! -2:37
Side One and A Half[edit | edit source]
- Within You Within Without You Without Within You Without You - 5:07
- When I'm One Hundred And Fifty Eight - 2:37
- Lonely Retard - 2:44
- Good Morning, Good Morning (Singing In The Rain cover) - 2:43
- Sgt. Lt. Pepper's Only Lonely Hearts Club Banana (Re-reprise)- 1:20
- A Day In My Life - 24:00:00
- Your Dog Is Annoyed! - Too:long
- Hidden Track - 666:07 (AKA, "Will Paul Be Back As Superman!")
Influence on other musicians[edit | edit source]
A lot. Well basically every musician who came along said the album influenced them. The Beatles themselves were under the influence during most of the recording. Also, John's "ear" is actually a penis on the cover of the Revolter album.
Drug Use? Nah...[edit | edit source]
The album is usually hailed as the first really druggy album of The Beatles but according to John Lennon they were only Kitten Huffing at the time.
Sgt. Lt. Peppers Only Lonely Hearts Club Bandana[edit | edit source]