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Saturday, February 11, 2023

Overnightscape Central – Beatles Hard Day’s Night (2/11/23)

1:25:04 – Rob, from the Paunch Stevenson Show!! Shambles Constant!! Frank Edward Nora!! A multi-faceted look at the Beatle’s third lp!!

You’re invited to join in the festivities, next time, when we discuss Beatles For Sale!! Details at the end of this transmission!!

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Released February 2023 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel based on a freeform monologue style, presenting diverse and fascinating hosts who craft thought-provoking, unique transmissions for now, and all future times!

posted by pqribber at 12:03 am filed in Frank,Jan23,movie,music,OvernightscapeCentral,PQ,ramplers,reviews,Rob,Shambles  


  1. lol “Wrestling with a live octopus and we wish the octopus would win” “antimusic” Those critiques are hilarious.

    Comment by Rob — February 11, 2023 @ 7:38 am

  2. I vaguely remember the ‘older generation’ dismissing the Beatles, but seeing the actual material is fascinating. The level of prose/literary capacity is so much more elegant. Been seeking contemporary reviews of the Hard Day’s Night film and thus far, I see none.

    Comment by pqribber — February 11, 2023 @ 8:11 am

  3. By the way, I prefer the United Artists cover design of the album (red with four black and white photos). And the back cover features a grid similar to the UK front cover, but with different- perhaps stronger- shots:

    Comment by Rob — February 11, 2023 @ 8:25 am

  4. Frank, “I Should Have Known Better”, “If I Fell”- the pleasing vocal warble/detuning you’re hearing is the result of the double-tracked vocal and/or two singers singing in unison. For example, John sang the song once…then they rewound the tape and he sang it again on another track, doubling his vocal to make it sound thicker. Being human, there was no way he could do two vocal takes exactly the same, or no way for John and Paul to sing in unison together at the exact same pitch, especially during sustained notes. So those slight variations in pitch from two vocals played back/sung simultaneously result in that pleasing, natural flanging effect.

    Comment by Rob — February 11, 2023 @ 8:31 am

  5. “I’m going to let you down”, “Don’t let me down,” “I’m down, I’m really down, down on the ground”- like Pq said, “down” doesn’t seem to be related to violence.

    Comment by Rob — February 11, 2023 @ 10:44 am

  6. in my life, i’ve let many people down. i was never a threat of physical harm when these occurred, is my point. being ‘down’ is also a similar state as being depressed. ive been sad enough to be ‘on the ground’ – again, i don’t recall any danger to others. has the word, ‘down’ taken on some new meaning that eliminates any other?

    Comment by pqribber — February 11, 2023 @ 1:33 pm

  7. Ah gotcha, guys. I haven’t even listened to the episode yet but I’m taking your point on board. Now I’m wondering if I would be reading the song lyrics as implying violence if not for the “I’d rather see you dead” motif of Run For Your Life (and also the past-tense reference to cruelty in Getting Better). Very interesting!

    Comment by Shambles — February 11, 2023 @ 2:37 pm

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