Old Music Tuesdays: “Taxman” by George Harrison
This is going to be a quick and painless Old Music Tuesday, dedicated to my favorite Beatle. George Harrison was always known as the quiet, stoic Beatle, but he also had a deep, dark sense of humor. (This should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his Monty Python association.) I guess I see myself as a kindred spirit. That’s one reason he’s my favorite, but the more important reason is his work. Harrison’s contributions to The Beatles resulted in some of my favorite songs. I was going to create a top ten list of Harrison’s best Beatles songs, but ultimateclassicrock.com beat me to it. I don’t really think I can improve on their list. (Click the link to be taken to their site.)
Taxman is the opening track on 1966’s Revolver, the Fab Four’s (arguably) greatest work. It is a scathing criticism of British tax policy, but is somehow not overbearing. It’s a fun tune, even though the message beats you over the head. Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t have much respect for politicians, bureaucrats, or anyone else who lives high on the hog at the expense of hard-working creative people, so it should come as no shock that this track is my favorite.
Please enjoy the video, and comments are always appreciated. Enjoy!
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