Dave Grohl Said 1 Beatles Song Has A Bassline That Seems To Be From “Outer Space”

TL; DR:

  • Dave Grohl is really impressed by the bassline of one of the Beatles songs.
  • He said the bassline sounds like it came from “outer space”.
  • The track appeared in the film yellow submarine.
Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl | Michael Tran / Contributor

Dave Grohl has jammed several times with Paul McCartney. He was blown away by the bassline of one of the Beatles songs. During an interview, John Lennon said that the song in question made no sense.

Dave Grohl said a Beatles song reminded him how good Paul McCartney was at playing bass

In a 2019 interview with rolling stone, Grohl discussed working with Paul. “It’s funny, the few times I’ve jammed with him, I think people forget about his musical talent because they’re so blown away by the Beatles side of things. And then he puts the instrument on, and you you say, ‘Jesus, he’s fucking good.’ ”

Grohl went on to compliment Paul’s work on one of the Beatles’ most obscure songs. “I mean, the bass line from ‘Hey Bulldog’, what is that?!”

Ringo Starr rhetorically asked Grohl where the song’s bass line came from. “I do not know!” he has answered. “Outer space – it’s crazy.” Ringo said Paul was the most inventive bassist of all time.

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John Lennon explained the origin of the song and what he thought about it

The book All We Say: The Last Big Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono includes an interview from 1980. In it, John was asked about “Hey Bulldog”. “It’s me, because of the Yellow Submarine people, who were gross animals other than the guy who drew the paintings for the movie,” he replied.

“They took all the ideas for the movie out of our heads and gave us no credit,” he added. “We had nothing to do with that movie and kind of resented them. It was the third movie we owed to United Artists.

John said the experience wasn’t that bad. “But I liked the film, the illustrations,” he continued. “They wanted another song, so I deleted ‘Hey Bulldog.’ It’s a record that sounds good and doesn’t mean anything.

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How The Beatles’ ‘Hey Bulldog’ Made It On The Pop Charts In The US And UK

“Hey Bulldog” was never a single, so it didn’t chart on the Billboard Hot 100. The tune appeared on The Beatles’ soundtrack yellow submarine. The soundtrack reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for 25 weeks.

“Hey Bulldog” was not a UK single and The Official Map Company says it was never mapped there. On the other hand, yellow submarine reached No. 3 in the UK and lasted a total of 10 weeks on the chart.

“Hey Bulldog” wasn’t a hit, but it impressed Grohl.

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