Warum? Guckt doch einfach mal nach draußen. Ekelig! Daher hier die B-Seite von Paperback Writer, Rain.
“Written primarily by John Lennon, ‘Rain’ has been called The Beatles’ finest B-side, especially notable for its heavy sonic presence and backwards vocals, both of which were a hint of things to come on Revolver, released two months later.
Three promotional films were made for the song ‘Rain’, starring the Beatles. These videos, along with other Beatles videos at the time, sparked George Harrison to say during the Beatles Anthology, ‘So I suppose, in a way, we invented MTV.’
The inspiration for ‘Rain’ is agreed on by Neil Aspinall, the Beatles’ roadie, and John Lennon. They both described the band’s arrival in Australia, marked by rain and poor weather.
Lennon said, ‘I’ve never seen rain as hard as that, except in Tahiti”, and later explained that “Rain” was “about people moaning about the weather all the time’.”