Sunday retro hour: The Beatles 'Hey Bulldog'

This week's edition of 'Sunday retro hour' takes you on a hazy journey to January 1969, the month in which The Beatles released their track Hey Bulldog. Originally titled Hey Bullfrog, the track is one of their few singles which revolves around a piano riff. If you listen closely, you can hear Paul McCartney barking in the background. Even the band's studio engineer commented, that this was the last record where each band member participated with enthusiasm, creating a real team dynamic.
A fan favourite, this tune is truly special as it provides fans with a glimpse of the Fab Four having a laugh, whilst doing what they do best. As usual, the lyrics don't make much sense to anyone (unless you were a Beatle) and the production isn't as crisp as you would expect from a Beatles record. Although, it portrays the group genuinely, still at such a young age. The highlight is when Lennon sneers that killer line "Some kind of solitude is measured out in you. You think you know it but you haven't got a clue." It's a classic.
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  1. Hahaha, I love how you mentioned how the lyrics don't make sense to anyone. I quite preferred Lennon's solo work, they were easier to sing along to since you actually understood what you were singing. But yeah, this song's one of my more preferred Beatles' hit.

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