The Beatles released their LP titled “Revolver” in the US on Aug. 8, 1966. It ha…
Written by megarock on August 8, 2018
The Beatles released their LP titled “Revolver” in the US on Aug. 8, 1966. It had been released in the UK 3 days earlier on the 5th. The album’s title, like that of Rubber Soul, was a pun, referring to both a kind of handgun and the “revolving” motion of the record as it is played on a turntable. The Beatles had difficulty coming up with this title. According to author Barry Miles, the name that the four had originally wanted was “Abracadabra”, until they discovered that another band had already used it (not Steve Miller Band’s). After that, opinion was split. John Lennon wanted to call it “Four Sides of the Eternal Triangle” and Ringo Starr suggested “After Geography”, playing on the title of The Rolling Stones’ recently released “Aftermath” LP. Other suggestions included “Magic Circles”, “Beatles on Safari”, “Pendulum” and, finally, “Revolver,” whose wordplay was the one that all four agreed upon.
With songs like “Taxman”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “Yellow Submarine”, “Good Day Sunshine” and “Got To Get You Into My Life”, some people think this was their best work ever.
Would you agree?
Happy 52nd US Birthday to “Revolver”!!