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I Feel Fine

I mean, everybody played with feedback on stage, and the Jimi Hendrix stuff was going on long before. In fact, the punk stuff now is only what people were doing in the clubs. So I claim it for The Beatles. Before Hendrix, before The Who, before anybody.

The first feedback on any record. John had a semi-acoustic Gibson guitar. It had a pick-up on it so it could be amplified. John and George both had them… We were just about the walk away to listen to a take when John leaned his guitar against the amp. Latest Comments « Older Comments.

Christoph Beyer Friday 7 August Goyo Saturday 16 January Thanks Loading It only took four weeks for it to reach the number one spot on the Billboard singles charts from 22 to 5 to 2 to 1. Since its first of three weeks at the top of the charts was on December 26th, it became The Beatles' sixth US number one single of This means that, because of "I Feel Fine," they hold the all-time record of most number one singles in the same year on the US Billboard charts, even beating Elvis Presley who only had five in It was only natural for Capitol to include both sides of this current single on their December 15th released album " Beatles ' Most listeners agree that this simulated stereo version of the song is a mess, although the mono version of the album contains the "reverbed" version of the song as heard on the American single.

Because of the depth of the reverb effect, though, both the mono and stereo US versions accentuate McCartney's dog barks in the fade-out of the song. Sometime inCapitol released Beatles music on a brand new but short-lived format called "Playtapes. These "Playtapes" are highly I Feel Fine today.

While British copies of this album feature the unadulterated stereo mix of the song made on November 4th,even including a second or two of whispers and sounds before the song begins, US copies still included the usual reverb mix Americans were used to hearing. The next release of the song wasn't until October 11th,on the compilation album " 20 Greatest Hits. Shortly thereafter, though, the compact disc era began, and with it a desire to hear The Beatles music without the scratches and pops from their turntables.

On this release, US audiences finally had available to them the stereo mix of "I Feel Fine" without the added reverb, which sounded quite strange at first to American ears. For the vinyl release that came out on October 24th,a decision was made to combine both volumes of the "Past Masters" series into one double-album.

The remastered stereo version was released on September 9th, under the simplified title " Past Masters ," which combined both volumes of the discs into a 2-CD set, a remastered vinyl set coming out on November 12th, An interesting account of the recording of this version appears in the liner notes of this album: "The complete BBC session tape of 'I Feel Fine' reveals that the distinctive feedback opening took quite a few attempts to get right and that riff was pretty tricky too!

March 18th, was the date that the second volume of the Anthology series of albums was released, which was appropriately titled " Anthology 2. The biggest selling Beatles album of all time also featured "I Feel Fine. With 27 number one Beatles songs on one inexpensive compact disc, how could you go wrong? A remastered version of this album was released in and a newly mixed version was released on November 6th, A further release on November 15th, brought the original " Beatles '65 " album back into American homes.

So if you still prefer the "reverbed" version of "I Feel Fine," you can own it with this release. On September 9th,the box set "The Beatles In Mono" was released featuring the entire mono Beatles catalog in a sparkling remastered condition. The tape reveals Paul and John trying multiple times to get the beginning feedback right and when they do, they proceed to record the entire song.

Since the BBC did not have multi-track machines, John double-tracked his vocals as an added element while this recording was being copied onto another tape. The final result was included on the above mentioned "Live At The BBC" album, while the interesting initial recording is featured here.

Live Performances. The usual practice for The Beatles was to promote both sides of their latest single as much as possible. They started off promoting the song on British television on the show I Feel Fine Your Lucky Stars" renamed " Lucky Stars Special " because of their appearance on the show.

They lip-synced the song on November 14th for the show, which was broadcast on November 21st, BBC radio was next.

On November 17th they recorded the song for the radio show "Top Gear," which aired on November 26th, This performance was then repeated on an edition of "Saturday Club" on December 26th. This show was broadcast on November 27th. After this the group gave the song a three month rest as they concentrated on filming and recording music for their second film " Help! Highlights of this show, which featured "I Feel Fine," were broadcast on British television on I Feel Fine show "Poll Winners Concert" on April 18th of that year.

The entire afternoon performance on this date was taped and broadcast on French radio. The tour progressed through France, Italy and Spain until July 3rd, Two television performances of the song were made in August ofthe first for the British variety show "Blackpool Night Out," which was a live broadcast on August 1st. Because The Beatles were ever more reluctant to appear on television shows to promote new singles, they filmed numerous lip-synced videos of a few of their recent singles for distribution to TV stations.

They set aside November 23rd, to enter Twickenham Film Studios to create these films. Curiously, they mimed two off-beat videos for the year old "I Feel Fine," the first of which showed them performing the song amongst exercise equipment Ringo riding an exercise bike. The second video shows them scarcely even attempting to lip-sync to the song while they all ate newspaper-wrapped fish and chips. The British TV program "Top Of The Pops '65" showed the first clip on both December 25th and 26th, while the second "fish and chips" video was never shown anywhere, since Brian Epstein was unhappy with the film.

The Beatles then commenced with what became their last British tour, which spanned I Feel Fine December 3rd in Glasgow to December 12th in Cardiff. This tour, which included stops in London, Manchester, Birmingham and their last ever concert in Liverpool, began with "I Feel Fine" at the top of the set list.

Being comfortable with the song, they continued to perform it throughoutas first evidenced in their final appearance on the "New Musical Express Annual Poll-Winners' All-Star Concert" in Wembley on May 1st. Their brief international concert tour, which ran from June 24th in Munich to the infamous July 4th show in The Philippinesincluded it as the sixth song in their eleven song set list.

Therefore "I Feel Fine" was performed at the very last concert they ever performed other than the Apple I Feel Fine show of January 30th, While much can be found in print and in Beatle interviews explaining the origin and originality of the feedback introduction to "I Feel Fine," what shouldn't be overlooked is the driving energy and innocent charm of the song as a whole. The attack of the melodic riff, which is the central figure of the entire song, propels the band through one of their most convincing performances to date.

Undeniably this song can be described as a 'rocker,' but in combination with lyrics that everyone on the planet can relate to, "I Feel Fine" is truly a "feel good" song. Song Summary. Instrumentation most likely :. Written and compiled by Dave Rybaczewski. Home Site Map. Search by Keyword Search.

First Name. Last Name. Email Address. Songwriting History There are many quotes from the individual Beatles regarding the songwriting origins of "I Feel Fine. Recording History October 18th, proved to be a marathon recording session for The Beatles, since it was quite apparent that they needed to complete a good number of songs to fill a new album and single before the end of the year. Song Structure and Style The song's structure contains a heavy amount of components due to the brevity of each section.

American Releases From January 18th,until October 24th of that I Feel Fine when their song " Matchbox " fell off the charts from number 52, The Beatles had at least one song on the American Billboard singles chart. Live Performances The usual practice for The Beatles was to promote both sides of their latest single as much as possible.

Conclusion While much can be found in print and in Beatle interviews explaining the origin and originality of the feedback introduction to "I Feel Fine," what shouldn't be overlooked is the driving energy and innocent charm of the song as a whole.

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