T is for Taxman. It is one of my favorite Beatles songs for the guitar work alone. It is one protest song I can get behind whole heartedly. Originally released on Revolver(1966), “Taxman” is one of three songs written by George Harrison on the album. While I knew George sang lead on “Taxman,” I did not know Paul McCartney played guitar on the song. That guitar riff is one of the reasons why I love “Taxman” so much. Madness.
Paul McCartney and George Harrison Deutsch: Paul McCartney und George Harrison (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I chose Nowhere Man for N simply because it is one of my favorite Beatles songs. Heck, it is one of my favorite songs – ever. Check out the video.
I also included the video for I Feel Fine. Ringo is going nowhere in the video. I wonder what the thought was behind the exercise equipment. Really? By the way, what is George playing guitar into? Not quite sure. Thank you Anchoress for bringing this video to my attention. I’d even forgotten about the song.
Drive My Car is one of my favorite Beatles songs, as if I could choose. Seriously though, how can anyone be in a bad mood after playing Drive My Car at full blast on their way home after a bad day at work? I’ve been known to do it. One of the many great songs off of Rubber Soul, it is only found on the UK release of the album. The US version of the album had a very different track listing. Actually the song leads off both Rubber Soul and the album Yesterday and Today. Below is a video containing the 2009 remastered version of Drive My Car. I’m also including Don’t Let Me Down. I love the song and think it highly underrated.