43b. The Beatles – Rain

/ Paperback writer, Parlophone, 1966

On reflection, concealing a piece about the Beatles’ best B side within an entry ostensibly about an obscure group who might at best be taken to be merchants of late sixties whimsy (and at worst a novelty act) doesn’t count as B/w’s smartest ever move, even if the group in question – the Psychedelic Filberts – had already had their origins deliberately obscured for the release of their live cover version of ‘Rain’.  (Look away now if you do not want to discover that the Filberts were in fact Diesel Park West, the name change being suggested by their label, Food Records).

So, now properly flagged for Beatles admirers, agnostics and abominators alike, the text is here.  With all due apologies should you have already imbibed too much Fab Four-related media over the past few weeks.


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