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Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" LP is the other major single of theirs to have this level of potent prescience in terms of an album in progress.The other important angle to a study of this pair of songs is the extreme to which they bear comparison and contrast with each other.Though they were an trademark of the Early Beatles sound, they kind of disappear for the most part during "Rubber Soul", yet make a welcome return on both sides of this single, and on many other "Revolver" cuts as well.
In the second half we suddenly are faced with almost the entire instrumental backing ensemble executing a double-barreled iteration of a really knockout ostinato riff for lead guitar and bass drum; one that I'd say is easily way up in there the same class with the one from "Day Tripper" in terms of both its distinctive melodic contour and craggy syncopations that extend over one and a half of the ostinato's two-measure length.
I've commented elsewhere about how, whenever you have a song that starts off with a vocal pickup, the unedited studio tape must have on it some amount of pre-take cueing of the starting pitch for the singers.
Take 2 of this song provides a perfect proof of this, where you can here them, just before the actual count-in singing the word "Paperback ..." in a nervously tentative stage whisper. To the extent that the V chord is suppressed from appearing throughout, the sense of home key is left to establish itself via the relatively weak plagal cadence of the IV chord, and a kind of drone-like, manifest insistence of the I chord.
The bass drumming that backs the lead guitar riff is so sharp that when the bass guitar finally enters at the tail end of this intro with a pickup to the intro you think for a second that maybe you're hearing an overdubbed second bass part; but it's not so.
The C chord in measures 2 and 6 is elusive, indeed.