Screamin’ Scott

Screamin’ Scott

Screamin’ Scott

Beatles Revolver Album Cover

The 57th anniversary of one of the greatest albums the Beatles some say ever made.  In August 1966 The Beatles Released A Masterpiece Revolver. Possible names for the album were tossed around like Beatles on Safari and Abracadabra.

8 Track

The Beatles Revolver 8 Track

Critics hailed the album as innovative with backward looped guitar solos, and horn sections and introduced by George Harrison some heavily influenced Indian music. Rolling Stone magazine called  Revolver,” The best Beatles album ever made.”

Despite being a short album at thirty-five minutes long, you can pretty much tell which songs were Lennon and those written by McCartney. The Song, “Here There and Everywhere.” a Paul McCartney Masterpiece. John Lennon jumped out with the song, “Tomorrow Never Knows.” Jam-packed with all-out crazy back loops and sound effects.

For the 1st time in Beatle history, an album starts with a George Harrison song. His magnum opus song, “Taxman,” gets the album off and running with a stunning guitar riff that still stands the test of time. Klaus Voormann, a friend of The Beatles from their early days at the beginning of 1960, is responsible for the cover art and put together a collage. Klaus studied art and moved to the UK to take up music, playing bass with the group Manfred Mann. He created the collage out of a number of photos of the band. Klaus himself appears on the front cover, looking underneath the drawing of John’s mouth.

Enjoy some of the highlights of Revolver. As we celebrate 57 years of one of the greatest rock albums in history.





    TAXMAN was recorded across three Studio Two sessions in April and May, 1966. One of three songs on the album by George, in “Taxman” he expresses his frustration with the UK’s ‘super-rich’ tax rate at the time.


    Paul McCartney was said to be influenced by the Beach Boys’ album Pet Sounds. Art Garfunkel once said about this song: “If music can be defined as that which perfumes the atmosphere, then “Here, There And Everywhere” does it like no other single I’ve ever heard.


    Written as a children’s song by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, it was drummer Ringo Starr’s vocal spot on the album. Don’t think anyone else could have pulled off a better vocal on the song. 


    Key changes, time signature structures, multiple pianos. Definitely a McCartney song with a line or two from Lennon. Paul McCartney attributes the song by a band called, The Lovin Spoonful as his influence. All four Beatles added handclaps to the song.


    Tomorrow Never Knows was the 1st song written for the album. First psychedelic hits: the Yardbirds‘ “Shapes of Things” and the Byrds‘ “Eight Miles High. Tomorrow Never Knows may not have been the 1st psychedelic song for the times but still up in top 5 .


    First time I listened to this song I always thought it was a cover of a Motown Artist. To the surprise, it was a Paul McCartney song.  When asked about the song in his 1980 Playboy interview, Lennon said, “Paul’s again. I think that was one of his best songs”. Check out that interview by clicking here:   


    Pure art in the form of music. Paints a vivid picture in your mind of the whole song from start to finish. As well as Eleanor Rigby and Father McKenzie. Complete string arrangement shows how much the Beatles pushed the bar higher with every track.

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