The Chill Room, 20 January 2012, at 11pm PST on killradio.org
160k, 50 minutes, psychedelic dreams
It was three years from I Want to Hold Your Hand to Tomorrow Never Knows for the Beatles. In early 1966, John Lennon purchased Timothy Leary's book The Psychedelic Experience, an adaptation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead as a user's guide to LSD, and he wrote this song soon afterwards. It is based on a drone in C Major (played by George Harrison on the tamboura) and Paul McCartney brought in the tape loops used to create an otherworldly feel. John wanted his voice to sound like a "monk on a far-off mountain" so his voice was tracked in ADT through the revolving Leslie speaker -- which was then used for the album title, Revolver. This was the first song recorded for this album.
Setlist: The song Tomorrow Never knows as performed by Danielle Dax / The Beatles (alternate mono mix 1966) / Tangerine Dream / Phil Manzanera and 801 / Morgana King / Jimi Hendrix / Monsoon with Sheila Chandra / Steve Marcus / Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston / Chemical Bros. (live) / The Helio Sequence / Dirty Hertz remix / Alison Mosshart and Carla Azur (from Sucker Punch) / Leftside Wobble remix / The Beatles (LOVE version by George and Giles Martin with Within You and Without You) / Junior Parker / The Beatles (2009 stereo remaster)
Produced and engineered by dj bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
With thanks to my listeners, to killradio and radio4all. Comments requested.
Lay down all thought that you may see that love is all, it is shining, it is knowing.