History Music / TheWhiteAlbum

5th May '17 7:41:59 AM Mdumas43073
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15th Apr '17 2:41:44 PM AliceMacher
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** "Cry Baby Cry" is already a haunting track, but then out of nowhere Paul is heard singing "Can You Take Me Back?", which is a reprise of "Honey Pie" two tracks earlier, but here it just sounds as if he is fading away out of existence. Made worse by the fact that the next track is "Revolution 9", which is a last note nightmare from beginning to end.

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** "Cry Baby Cry" is already a haunting track, but then out of nowhere Paul is heard singing "Can You Take Me Back?", which is a reprise fragment from an improvisation between takes of "Honey Pie" two tracks earlier, "I Will," but here it just sounds as if he is fading away out of existence. Made worse by the fact that the next track is "Revolution 9", which is a last note nightmare from beginning to end.



** "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" starts off with a Spanish sounding guitar solo, then out of nowhere skips to a ColdOpen where the refrain "Hey Bungalow Bill" is sung. Near the end applause can be heard, until John suddenly shouts: "Ey-O".

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** "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" starts off with a Spanish sounding guitar solo, then out of nowhere skips to a ColdOpen where the refrain "Hey Bungalow Bill" is sung. Near the end applause can be heard, until John suddenly shouts: "Ey-O"."Ey-up".



** An unintentional one to ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. An American weapon magazine used the headline "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", in reference to the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' phrase "Happiness Is a Warm Puppy". John Lennon, not knowing the origin of the phrase, used the headline as the title of the song "Happiness Is a Warm Gun".



** A lot of the Beatles' friends and [[CreatorCouple significant others]] were roped in to contribute. Mal Evans does backing vocals and hand-claps on "Dear Prudence", hand-claps on "Birthday", and he and John made a bunch of harsh trumpet noises on "Helter Skelter". "Birthday" also included backing vocals from Pattie Boyd and Music/YokoOno, and Music/RingoStarr's wife Maureen Starkey sang backing vocals on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"'alongside Yoko, who also contributed SpokenWordInMusic and tapes and sound effects to "Revolution 9". And ''that''''s not even counting all the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_(album)#Personnel session musicians]].

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** A lot of the Beatles' friends and [[CreatorCouple significant others]] were roped in to contribute. Mal Evans does backing vocals and hand-claps on "Dear Prudence", hand-claps on "Birthday", and he and John made a bunch of harsh trumpet noises on "Helter Skelter". "Birthday" also included backing vocals from Pattie Boyd and Music/YokoOno, and Music/RingoStarr's wife Maureen Starkey sang backing vocals on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"'alongside Bill" alongside Yoko, who also contributed SpokenWordInMusic and tapes and sound effects to "Revolution 9". And ''that''''s not even counting all the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_(album)#Personnel session musicians]].
20th Mar '17 5:59:12 PM DavidDelony
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* SpiritualSuccessor: A number of critics have claimed Music/FleetwoodMac's ''Music/{{Tusk}}'' as one to this album as a double album full of stylistic variation.
7th Mar '17 5:16:37 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* LyricalDissonance: "Helter Skelter", a loud, badass epic rock song... about a fairground slide.

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* LyricalDissonance: "Helter Skelter", a loud, badass epic rock song... [[MundaneMadeAwesome about a fairground slide. slide.]]



* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''The Beatles'' is all white, save for the name of the album embossed onto it, and on some LP printings, a unique serial number stamped on it (going for a bit of irony in something so plain also being unique from every other copy of it). Ever since, fans have called it ''The White Album''. In fact, this might be the UrExample, since most album covers until then looked more like advertising posters (not to mention some of the more artistic ones, like the Beatles' own ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' and ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', as well as Music/TheRollingStones' ''Music/TheirSatanicMajestiesRequest''). Some LP editions were made using white vinyl rather than the usual black, as well.

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* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''The Beatles'' is all white, save for the name of the album embossed onto it, and on some LP printings, a unique serial number stamped on it (going for a bit of irony in something so plain also being unique from every other copy of it). Ever since, fans have called it ''The White Album''.
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In fact, this might be the UrExample, UrExample or at the very least TropeCodifier, since most album covers until then looked more like advertising posters (not to mention some of the more artistic ones, like the Beatles' own ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' and ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', as well as Music/TheRollingStones' ''Music/TheirSatanicMajestiesRequest''). Some LP editions were made using white vinyl rather than the usual black, as well.
6th Feb '17 6:04:00 PM Nozdordomu
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* StudioChatter: The end of "Piggies", the beginning of "Revolution 1", and most famously Ringo's "I'VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!!!" at the end of (the stereo mix of) "Helter Skelter".

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* StudioChatter: The end of "Piggies", the beginning of "Revolution 1", the end of "Cry Baby Cry", and most famously Ringo's "I'VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!!!" at the end of (the stereo mix of) "Helter Skelter".
9th Oct '16 11:28:56 AM Seanette
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* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''The Beatles'' is all white, save for the name of the album embossed onto it, and on some LP printings, a unique serial number stamped on it (going for a bit of irony in something so plain also being unique from every other copy of it). Ever since, fans have called it ''The White Album''. In fact, this might be the UrExample, since most album covers until then looked more like advertising posters (not to mention some of the more artistic ones, like the Beatles' own ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' and ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', as well as Music/TheRollingStones' ''Music/TheirSatanicMajestiesRequest'').

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* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''The Beatles'' is all white, save for the name of the album embossed onto it, and on some LP printings, a unique serial number stamped on it (going for a bit of irony in something so plain also being unique from every other copy of it). Ever since, fans have called it ''The White Album''. In fact, this might be the UrExample, since most album covers until then looked more like advertising posters (not to mention some of the more artistic ones, like the Beatles' own ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' and ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', as well as Music/TheRollingStones' ''Music/TheirSatanicMajestiesRequest''). Some LP editions were made using white vinyl rather than the usual black, as well.
7th Sep '16 4:39:40 PM MarkLungo
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The White Album was the Beatles' first and only [[note]]Not counting their compilation albums[[/note]] double album. The songs feature a lot of variation [[GenreRoulette in style]] and [[MoodWhiplash mood]]. Overall the record sounds almost like a compilation record featuring the band members as solo artists instead of a unity. Indeed, it was a TroubledProduction, complete with Music/RingoStarr leaving the band for a while (Music/PaulMcCartney took over on drums for "Back in the USSR" and "Dear Prudence", and Music/JohnLennon and Music/GeorgeHarrison also recorded drum tracks for "Back In The USSR"). From this album on Music/YokoOno made herself present next to John in the studio and this certainly caused even more tensions, seeing that the band had always recorded with them four alone.

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The White Album was the Beatles' first and only [[note]]Not counting their compilation albums[[/note]] double album. The songs feature a lot of variation [[GenreRoulette in style]] and [[MoodWhiplash mood]]. Overall the record sounds almost like a compilation record featuring the band members as solo artists instead of a unity.unified work. Indeed, it was a TroubledProduction, complete with Music/RingoStarr leaving the band for a while (Music/PaulMcCartney took over on drums for "Back in the USSR" and "Dear Prudence", and Music/JohnLennon and Music/GeorgeHarrison also recorded drum tracks for "Back In The USSR"). From this album on Music/YokoOno made herself present next to John in the studio and this certainly caused even more tensions, seeing that the band had always recorded with them four alone.



TropeNamer for TheWalrusWasPaul.

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The song "Glass Onion" is the TropeNamer for TheWalrusWasPaul.
7th Sep '16 4:28:27 PM harryhenry
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The White Album was the Beatles' first and only [[note]] Not counting their compilation albums [[/note]] double album. The songs feature a lot of variation [[GenreRoulette in style]] and [[MoodWhiplash mood]]. Overall the record sounds almost like a compilation record featuring the band members as solo artists instead of a unity. Indeed, it was a TroubledProduction, complete with Music/RingoStarr leaving the band for a while (Music/PaulMcCartney took over on drums for "Back in the USSR" and "Dear Prudence", and Music/JohnLennon and Music/GeorgeHarrison also recorded drum tracks for "Back In The USSR"). From this album on Music/YokoOno made herself present next to John in the studio and this certainly caused even more tensions, seeing that the band had always recorded with them four alone.

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The White Album was the Beatles' first and only [[note]] Not [[note]]Not counting their compilation albums [[/note]] albums[[/note]] double album. The songs feature a lot of variation [[GenreRoulette in style]] and [[MoodWhiplash mood]]. Overall the record sounds almost like a compilation record featuring the band members as solo artists instead of a unity. Indeed, it was a TroubledProduction, complete with Music/RingoStarr leaving the band for a while (Music/PaulMcCartney took over on drums for "Back in the USSR" and "Dear Prudence", and Music/JohnLennon and Music/GeorgeHarrison also recorded drum tracks for "Back In The USSR"). From this album on Music/YokoOno made herself present next to John in the studio and this certainly caused even more tensions, seeing that the band had always recorded with them four alone.
7th Sep '16 1:29:57 PM TropesForever
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* PunBasedTitle: "Bungalow Bill" instead of "Creator/BuffaloBill". "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" is a pun on "Happiness Is a Warm Puppy" from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''.

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* PunBasedTitle: "Bungalow Bill" instead of "Creator/BuffaloBill". "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" is a pun on "Happiness Is a Warm Puppy" from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''.''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', although it was unintentional.



* An unintentional one to ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. An American weapon magazine used the headline "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", in reference to the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' phrase "Happiness Is a Warm Puppy". John Lennon, not knowing the origin of the phrase, used the headline as the title of the song "Happiness Is a Warm Gun".

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* ** An unintentional one to ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. An American weapon magazine used the headline "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", in reference to the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' phrase "Happiness Is a Warm Puppy". John Lennon, not knowing the origin of the phrase, used the headline as the title of the song "Happiness Is a Warm Gun".
7th Sep '16 1:28:43 PM TropesForever
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* GoodGriefAnotherPeanutsShoutOut: An unintentional example. An American weapon magazine used the headline "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", in reference to the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' phrase "Happiness Is a Warm Puppy". John Lennon, not knowing the origin of the phrase, used the headline as the title of the song "Happiness Is a Warm Gun".


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* An unintentional one to ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. An American weapon magazine used the headline "Happiness Is a Warm Gun", in reference to the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' phrase "Happiness Is a Warm Puppy". John Lennon, not knowing the origin of the phrase, used the headline as the title of the song "Happiness Is a Warm Gun".
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