The Beatles – I Am the Walrus b/w Hello, Goodbye (Capitol 2056)

Look ma, we done growed mustaches.

A special one year anniversary of my joining the TV family post, here is another of my “classic” thrift store purchases from Mount Vernon, Ohio’s Ohio Avenue Goodwill Store. Though I wasn’t to know at the time (1976), this is the rare US mono single mix which, for those of you keeping score, includes an extra bar of music which raises the pitch a semi-tone before the words “yellow matter custard”. Seventy-Seven cents it cost new in 1967–10 cents to my 10-year old collector self. The truly amazing thing is how physically good this single sounds after several years of childhood inflicted on it–they must have made it out of the same stuff they use on the outside of spaceships.

Lennon is looking less and less occidental (maybe he was just high), while Paul hides behind a scar-concealing ‘tache

The next to last Capitol swirl label single–I still get a thrill from it.

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