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Paul McCartney explains The Beatles song ‘Fixing a Hole’

Paul McCartney explains The Beatles song ‘Fixing a Hole’

Paul McCartney explains The Beatles song ‘Fixing a Hole’
November 12
11:03 2021

Paul McCartney’s newest book, The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present, is filled with insights about some of his most beloved songs of all time, including commentary on a number of Beatles classics. Although one of the lesser commonly cited songs on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, ‘Fixing a Hole’ remains one of McCartney’s most successful combinations of his music hall roots and the psychedelic sounds of the time.

“Before I write a song, there’s a black hole and then I get my guitar or piano and fill it in,” McCartney explains in The Lyrics. “The notion that there is a gap to fill is no less honourable a basis for an inspiration than a bolt of lightning coming down out of the sky. One way or another, it’s a miracle”.

McCartney goes on to explain that ‘Fixing a Hole’ solidified his experiments with LSD as ultimately producing some great work. “I was the last in the group to take LSD,” he said. “John and George urged me to do it so that I could be on the same level as them. I was very reluctant because I’m actually quite straightlaced, and I’d heard that if you took LSD you would never be the same again,” McCartney added.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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