Episode #32 – ‘Girl – Anatomy of a Song’

Lennon the storyteller, the cynic, the victim—of his own insecurities and desires, controlled by the woman of his dreams…and nightmares.

The last song recorded for The Beatles’ Rubber Soul album, ‘Girl’ is one of its main composer’s most intriguing, sophisticated, nuanced lyrical efforts—brought to life by a young conversationalist’s charismatic, world-weary voice, wrapped inside tits, sighs and Greek-style guitar. It’s an amazing track. And it’s inspired this episode’s multiple takes on its two protagonists.

The Music: recordings of ‘Girl’ by…

  • The Beatles
  • Tiny Tim with Brave Combo
  • DJ Style featuring KSS
  • Medley: Kai Hyttinen (Finnish) / Dalida (Italian) / Johnny Hallyday (French) / Peppino di Capri (Italian) / Ovelha (Portuguese)
  • SaRachel
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