That was pretty cool. As a thought, when I saw the Beatles in Portland, evidently a couple of the Beachboys were backstage during the concert. As I understand it, they flew up from LA by invitation. It'd be interesting to know what conversation took place then. It's pretty easy to see how "Back in the USSR" was influenced by the Beachboys.
...Strawberry fields. Nothing is real. And nothing to get hung about...
It's pretty easy to see how "Back in the USSR" was influenced by the Beachboys.
If you replaced all of the Russian references with California references, it could be a Beach Boys song.
That's true, like "California Girls". Even the falsetto and bass vocal harmonies have that Beach Boys sound to it. Evidently the title was somewhat influenced by a Chuck Berry song, "Back in the USA".
PAUL 1984: "I wrote that as a kind of Beach Boys parody. And 'Back in the USA' was a Chuck Berry song, so it kinda took off from there. I just liked the idea of Georgia girls and talking about places like the Ukraine as if they were California, you know? It was also hands across the water, which I'm still conscious of. 'Cuz they like us out there, even though the bosses in the Kremlin may not. The kids do."
Oct 10, 2013 11:34:23 GMT -5
KnightBus: What exactly, in your opinion, makes that channel great?
Nov 14, 2013 18:23:26 GMT -5
Illuminati Headquarters: I guess we pretty much won. Extra bonus payment for everyone.
Apr 28, 2014 21:25:47 GMT -5
chantal: HELP! I distinctly remember seeing an animated GIF in someone's signature, of Paul saying "stupid". I'd like to nick that one for my Beatles GIFs Pinterest board. Where can I find it?
Mar 28, 2015 13:13:08 GMT -5
KnightBus: Was it dakudos avatar?
Oct 21, 2016 23:40:22 GMT -5
aieahaole48: LOVE YOUR HUMOR RE THE PAUL/'FAUL' ISSUE! First time I've laughed out loud since I was widowed in 2012. YES, the pic of Paul with the black woman was from '66, during the Beatles U.S. tour - she was one of the Ronettes, one of the opening acts.
Jan 20, 2017 0:59:12 GMT -5
nowhereman1: That guy thinks people are idiots.
Feb 20, 2017 11:04:00 GMT -5
KnightBus: A humble shout to all those of you who've been in the funhouse and to those who were. I really appreciate all the picture hunting and research you've done and you as a great community, also on various groups on Facebook.
Mar 5, 2017 5:25:39 GMT -5