Thursday, January 29, 2009

BQRH #7: "Hey Bulldog" (The Beatles)

The seventh one....

A deeply symbolic number in the Torah, seven alludes to the infusion of spirituality and Godliness into the creation. Seven is the number of perfection, and thus, it seemed fitting that the seventh report had to include the first proper Beatles video of this new era of the BQRH.

This footage --dated early 1968, prior to the Beatles departing to India-- was filmed for the promo film of another song ("Lady Madonna"), and was synced up with the song the Beatles were actually working on, "Hey Bulldog", and released as a promo for the album "Yellow Submarine Songtrack" in 1999. This offers the quite rare opportunity to witness the Beatles at work in the studio.

Can't help thinking that this song was just a deep cut, lost in a contractual obligation album like "Yellow Submarine", after being discarded (together with "Across The Universe", no less) as a contender for the single release they were to issue before their departure (they chose "Lady Madonna" and "The Inner Light" instead). While this song would be a milestone in the career of any other band, for the Beatles it was almost a leftover. And what a strong leftover it was!

Enjoy this cool video...

(Real) love, BQ.

1 comment:

  1. Buen video Bernardo! No lo conocía.
    Mucha suerte con este Blog. Está muy bien escrito!
    Un abrazo