Post by Fiendish Thingy on Jul 15, 2018 18:38:41 GMT
The following is an extract from the interview. Yoko was present during this part of the proceedings. I get a sense of the 'animosity' (if you can call it that) that was simmering between John & Paul because of Yoko.
LENNON: "I've always thought there was this underlying thing in Paul's 'Get Back.' When we were in the studio recording it, every time he sang the line 'Get back to where you once belonged,' he'd look at Yoko."
PLAYBOY: "Are you kidding?"
LENNON: "No. But maybe he'll say I'm paranoid."
(the next portion of the interview took place with Lennon alone).
I can't watch the 'Let It Be' film without getting upset at the obvious tension. Even Paul had a go at George at one point about his guitar playing. I firmly believe that this had more to do with Yoko than meets the eye.
I've always wanted to think that "Jojo" was code for "George" and that the song was written when Paul had driven George from the band over the scolding on "I've Got a Feeling." George did "Get Back" into the Beatles, by which time John had worked up a lead guitar part for the song.
Did "Loretta Martin" have anything to do with George Martin?
Thanks for the link, FT! I haven't read through the entire thing, but I have enjoyed it.
There were some profound things stated there, such as how kids are screwed up because their parents didn't spend enough time with them. Of course, he expressed the same thing 10 years earlier in his song "Working Class Hero." If you just sort of eat around the F-bombs.
So many things fascinated me about this interview. One thing that stood out was his issue with George. Was quite shocked at how dismissive he seemed about him. It is obvious that his relationship with Paul was strained but he seemed hell bent on distancing himself from the band. Another part that shocked me was his admission about "visions" and Alpha I was trying to understand this what was he trying to convey. Staggered that he freely admitted hitting his women as well. He comes over as so very complicated in the interview.