Song of the Day

December 25, 2011
Back In The U.S.S.R.
The Beatles
The Beatles (1968)

Happy Christmas to you all, for your holiday treat I bring you a song by The Beatles that has nothing to do with Christmas!  This is one of the few Beatles songs that actually sounds like a rock song, while most others are either pop or something beyond genre definition.

The album, more commonly referred to as "The White Album", is The Beatles' only double album, containing 30 songs and lasting more than an hour and a half.  The album was written and recorded at the height of The Beatles' turmoil and arguing, and no one in the band were able to work with eachother maturely.  Because of this, the band hadn't written any of the songs as a group; all the songs were written, and sometimes recorded, by individual members separately.  Ringo Starr even quit the band for two weeks because of the fighting, but was eventually convinced by George Harrison to rejoin.  And later, to try and ease the tension going on between the band, Harrison brought his good friend Eric Clapton into the studio for a day.  Clapton played lead guitar on Harrison's song, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", and his presence indeed forced The Beatles to act civil towards eachother, for one day at least.  Yay Eric Clapton!  He stopped The Beatles' fighting for an entire day!


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