In the second of the two verses, they step their vocals up a notch in pitch, thereby creating a subtle feeling at that point of intensification.
This is, in each case, virtually a note-for-note reprise of the intro.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" LP is the other major single of theirs to have this level of potent prescience in terms of an album in progress.
The other important angle to a study of this pair of songs is the extreme to which they bear comparison and contrast with each other.
Their best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul Mc Cartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. It's based on a novel by a man named Lear, And I need a job, So I want to be a paperback writer, Paperback writer.
Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, they later utilised several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways. It's a dirty story of a dirty man, And his clinging wife doesn't understand. After the just-in-time for Christmas release of "Rubber Soul" the Beatles took a four month break from the studio.They went straight to work on what was to become the "Revolver" album in early April 1966, and the two songs on this single, released in June (two months ahead of the album) were recorded just a couple weeks into the new sessions.The bass/guitar riff strikes with tremendous power when it is heard for the first time.The preceding "a capella" section, in spite of its being in the same fast tempo as what follows it, conveys, from its four-square and slow rhythmic pattern, a sense of pent-up potential energy that is mercifully unleashed when the riff kicks in.The bass drumming that backs the lead guitar riff is so sharp that when the bass guitar finally enters at the tail end of this intro with a pickup to the intro you think for a second that maybe you're hearing an overdubbed second bass part; but it's not so.The C chord in measures 2 and 6 is elusive, indeed.For starters, the bassline gives a pedal tone-like stress to the note G throughout the first eight measures, placing the C chord in the extremely weak 6/4 (also known as "second") inversion.Secondarily, the melody stresses the note D during measures 2 and 6, creating a sense of the C and G chords being superimposed over one another.And then again, there are those yin-yang/John-versus-Paul points of contrast between the two songs, and what's particularly delicious about some of these is that they are embedded within factors that would otherwise seem at a superficial level to be common denominators rather than points of departure: Key: G Major Meter: 4/4 Form: Intro | Verse | Verse' | Refrain (intro) | | Verse | Verse' | Refrain (intro) | Outro (fade-out) CD: "Past Masters", Volume 2, Track 3 (Parlophone CDP 90044-2) Recorded: 13th, 14th April 1966, Abbey Road 3 UK-release: 10th June 1966 (Double-A Single / "Rain") US-release: 30th May 1966 (Double-A Single / "Rain") This song is definitely in the top tier of Beatles' hardest rocking cuts.In addition to the fast tempo and gutsy backing track, the melodic flat seventh of the Mixolydian mode and the twelve-measure verse lengths add a touch of the Blues.