I’m not talking about play the record backwards and you can hear messages on Judas Priest songs about Rob Halford’s S&M fetishes, or Robert Plant’s interest in Dungeon & Dragons on Zeppelin albums. I’m talking abut the Beatles and I’m talking about Drugs. It’s no big secret that the Beatles like to get high and/or drop acid, amongst other things.
On the 1965 album, Rubber Soul the Beatles themselves admitted that they were getting high constantly. It seems that they wanted to pull a fast one over the majority of the listeners heads but also cater to the few fans that were “turned on” to the cannabis culture. In the song “Girl” it is long rumored that in between singing the chorus they emulate smoke inhalation from a bong. Don’t believe me? Listen for yourself[audio: http://www.thecaptainsmemos.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/girl1.mp3] [audio: http://www.thecaptainsmemos.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/girl2.mp3]
During the song’s bridge, the backing vocals are chanting “tit-tit-tit-tit-tit” over and over again as a joke they knew no one would pick up on. The Beatles themselves later confirmed this.[audio: http://www.thecaptainsmemos.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/girl3.mp3]
Once again proving even the slightest of Beatles songs is worth repeated listenings.