ROCK Sex knows some kind of happiness is measured out in (s)miles.
Todays cultural hand-off is "Hey Bulldog".
No one understands
In your sweaty hands"
Lennon and McCartney go stark barking mad!
Howls, piano-banging, and polyphonic bass ensues.
THE BEATLES -"Hey Bulldog" (1968)
Listen for its direct influence on this song by Jeff Lynne's group.
THE IDLE RACE -"Alcatraz" (1971)
The ever-great Fanny do a fine take in Apple Studios, while throwing in a new verse of their own.
Drummer Alice de Buhr says that Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick "used the same overhead microphone set-up that he'd used for Ringo Starr" on the original.
FANNY -"Hey Bulldog" (1972)
It inspired the rhythm of this House club track.
BLACK BOX -"Hold On" (1992)
From betwixt and between comes Ween.
WEEN -"Hey Bulldog" (live)
And 'the Osaka Ramones' slice out another mirror universe take on it.
SHONEN KNIFE -"Magic Joe" (1997)
Here's a Turntablist mash-up with Parliament's "Mr. Wiggles" and some Sly from "Sing A Simple Song".
DJ FRANE -"I Can Do My Thing" (1997)
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