And I played the line on the guitar and Paul laid that with me on the bass. We laid that track down like that. We played the lead part later on top of it. The lyrics I brought in were something to do with golden rings, which are always fatal to songwriting.
John was in an automobile accident, so he was off for a period of time. Then when we got back, which was only a week or so before we finished the album, we did this one.
Nice drumming from Ringo. The thing was created in the studio. Leary attacked me years later, saying I ripped him off. I like the sound of the record. You can dance to it.
I usually get the first few lines of words and music together, both at once Then I have to write the words. I wrote the whole first verse and just said everything I wanted to say, and so now I need to write a couple more verses.
I find that much more difficult. But John gave me a handy tip. So now, I do try to finish them straight away. And so then I thought of trying to change the words, but they were the words that came when I first wrote it, so in the end I just left it as that, and just called it Something.
When I wrote it, I imagined somebody like Ray Charles doing it. I had a break while Paul was doing some overdubbing so I went into an empty studio and began to write.
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I was ill after the automobile accident while they did most of the track, and I believe he really ground George and RIngo into the ground recording it. We spent more money on that song than any of them on the whole album, I think.
We spent a hell of a lot of time on it. I wanted something symbolic of that, so to me it was some fictitious character called Maxwell with a silver hammer.
It was needed for scanning. We still use that expression now when something unexpected happens. I tried it with a hand mike, and I tried it with a standing mike, I tried it every which way, and finally got the vocal I was reasonably happy with.
It was unusual for me-- I would normally try all the goes at a vocal in one day. Ringo gets bored playing the drums, and at home he plays a bit of piano, but he only knows about three chords.
He knows about the same on guitar. I wanted to get out of it for a while.
John plays lead guitar and sings the same as he plays. The riff that he sings and plays is really a very basic blues-type thing. John has an amazing thing with his timing.
He always comes across with sort of different timing things, for example All You Need Is Love, which just sort of skips beats out and changes from three-four to four-four, all in and out of each other.
He just does it naturally. And this has got That machine can do all sounds and all ranges of sound. And just the release of being in the sun and it was just a really nice day. And that song just came. I was walking in his garden.
The relief of not having to go and see all those dopey accountants was wonderful. John wrote this tune. The backing is a bit like Beethoven. And three-part harmony right throughout.This was the first "alternative" song to become a huge hit, and in many ways it redefined the term, as "alternative" implies lack of popularity and the song was embraced by the mainstream.
OCTOPUS'S GARDEN (Starkey) GEORGE "'Octopus's Garden' is Ringo's song. It's only the second song Ringo wrote, and it's lovely. Ringo gets bored playing the drums, and at home he plays a bit of piano, but he only knows about three chords. I purchased this song to make a mix for a tween/teen Valentine's Day dance party for a group of homeschoolers.
It is a fun song and the tween/teens liked it, my 3 young kids like to listen to the song in the car, and it has even grown on me (30). "I Write the Songs" is a popular song written by Bruce Johnston in and made famous by Barry Manilow.
Manilow's version reached number one on the Billboard Hot chart in January after spending two weeks atop the Billboard adult contemporary chart in December It won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year and was nominated for Record of the Year in Apr 29, · How to Write a Song.
In this Article: Article Summary Writing the Music Adding Lyrics Finalizing Your Song Community Q&A Anyone can write a song! All you really need is some basic knowledge of a melody instrument like a guitar or a piano, an idea, and the proper methodology.
Comments and Observations Recording the Song: Devil Woman was recorded at Abbey Road in London on September 8 and 9, , at sessions which also produced the popular Miss You Nights song.
It was the first session produced by Bruce Welch exclusively and the first session recording with backing vocalists Tony Rivers, John Perry and Ken Gold, whom Cliff would use for many years to come.