Hey Bulldog – The Beatles

composed by John Lennon & Paul McCartney ©1968 Northern Songs Ltd.
 

雨の中に立ってる牧羊犬
またアレをやってるウシガエル
幸せの大きさを動いた距離の長さで測ることもある
君はどうして自分の笑顔が特別素晴らしいものだなんて思えるの?

 
1968年に公開されたビートルズをモデルにしたアニメーション映画YELLOW SUBMARINEで使用され、翌1969年にリリースされた同名のサウンドトラックアルバムの4曲目に収録された曲。クレジットはLennon – McCartneyだが、実質的にはジョン・レノンの作品である。

映画ではビートルズのメンバーが敵役であるブルー・ミーニーにけしかけられた4つ頭の猛獣を茶化すシーンでこの曲が使われた。英国での初回公開時にはあったはずのこのシーンは何故か本公開ではカットされて別のシーンに差し替えられてしまうが、後年発売されたDVDで復活した。

1968年のシングル「レディ・マドンナ」のセッション中にスタジオで書かれた曲で、アビー・ロード・スタジオのエンジニアであるジェフ・エメリックは、この曲がグループ全員が熱意を持って取り組んだ最後の曲だったと回顧している。


John Lennon (1980)
It’s a good sounding record that means nothing.

Paul McCartney (1994)
I remember ‘Hey Bulldog’ as being one of John’s songs and I helped him finish it off in the studio, but it’s mainly his vibe. There’s a little rap at the end between John and I, we went into a crazy little thing at the end. We always tried to make every song different because we figured, ‘Why write something like the last one? We’ve done that.’ We were on a ladder so there was never any sense of stepping down a rung, or even staying on the same rung, it was better to move one rung ahead.

George Harrison (1999)
We now have an unreleased video of ‘Hey Bulldog,’ as you know. When we were in the studio recording ‘Bulldog,’ apparently it was at a time when they needed some footage for something else, some other record (Lady Madonna), and a film crew came along and filmed us. Then they cut up the footage and used some of the shots for something else. But it was Neil Aspinall who found out that when you watched and listened to what the original thing was, we were recording ‘Bulldog.’ This was apparently the only time we were actually filmed recording something, so what Neil did was, he put (the unused footage) all back together again and put the ‘Bulldog’ soundtrack onto it, and there it was!

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Environment

HostApple iMac MC509J/A
ApplicationApple Logic Pro 10.0.5
Audio I/FRoland UA-55

 

Tr.1 :: Drums

  • KONTAKT 5 – Abbey Road 60s Drummer Late Full Kit
  • Channel EQ > Space D > Limiter

 

Tr.2 :: Bass

  • Rickenbacker 4001 C64 (P.U. = front + rear)
  • Guitar Rig > Limiter

 

Tr.3 :: Guitar

  • Gibson Les Paul Traditional (treble, full)
  • Guitar Rig > Channel EQ > Exciter > ADT

 

Tr.4 :: Piano

  • exs24 – Steinway Grand Piano
  • Channel EQ > Exciter > Space D

 

Tr.5 :: Tambourine

  • Tambourine (Headless)
  • Limiter > Channel EQ > Space D

 


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2013.12.28: version 2.0
2003.11.16: version 1.0

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