by John T. Marck
Although credited to Lennon and McCartney, Revolution 9 was not written by either. Rather it is a collection of taped sounds that John and Yoko mixed together. The song begins with a small fraction of unreleased material from "I Will," followed by an EMI Studio test tape repeating the words, "Number nine," over and over again. Following this, the best way to describe the song is total pandemonium, that includes a procession of tape loops, feedback, screams, vocal overdubs, sound effects and noise. McCartney hated it, and did not want it on the album, but finally agreed with profound apprehensions, and George Martin hated it more.
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine...
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