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John Lennon described this song as, "About me and Yoko. Everybody seemed to be paranoid except for us two, who were in the glow of love." According to Mojo magazine, Lennon had recently been piqued by a cartoon that portrayed Yoko as a monkey clinging to her Beatle lover's back and took 'monkey' as his pet name for Ono.
This has the longest title of any Beatles song.
The backing track was sped up to give a frantic pace.
The line, "Come on, Come on, its such a joy" was something the Maharishi said while The Beatles were in India in 1967. The original title of this was "Come On, Come On."
This was covered by Fats Domino. Lennon really loved his cover.
John Lennon played lead guitar on this one. George Harrison is playing rhythm guitar.
Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.
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Al Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.