With the upcoming release of the deluxe reissue of their hugely successful hits album 1, the Beatles released a music video for “Revolution”. This piece of rock history was directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and was filmed at Twickenham Film Studios on September 4th 1968.
In a quote taken from the Beatles’ website, producer George Martin said about the song, “Plugging directly into the Abbey Road desk and pushing the needles into the red achieved the fuzz-guitar sound. We got into distortion on that, which we had a lot of complaints from the technical people about. But that was the idea: it was John’s song and the idea was to push it right to the limit. Well, we went to the limit and beyond.”
“Revolution” was near and dear to the band’s heart and Lennon said of the song (also taken from the Beatles’ website), “I did the slow version [of ‘Revolution’] and I wanted it out as a single: as a statement of the Beatles’ position on Vietnam and the Beatles’ position on revolution. For years, on the Beatles’ tours, Brian Epstein had stopped us from saying anything about Vietnam or the war.”
With estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide, the Beatles hit machine doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon.
Check out the video, right here at Rock My World.
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