The Beatles – “Helter Skelter” from The Beatles [The White Album] (1968)
I play the drums. I could never get the fingers on my right hand (I’m left-handed) to move independently enough to play any stringed instrument, although I’ve recently been thinking about taking up the hurdy-gurdy. I love playing this song because it’s loud and raucous. I hate to sound like a stereotypical drummer, but it’s fun to just beat the hell out of the skins every now and again, and this song makes that possible.
The song’s title comes from the British amusement park ride pictured above. One climbs up the tower on the inside and then slides down round the outside. Knowing this, the lyrics make perfect sense.
Honorable mention goes to Revolution Blues for much the same reasons.
Posted by Adam