Production, lyrics and vibe-wise, Dear Prudence (the 2nd cut off of the Beatles’ White Album) has got to be the best song ever. At least for this record. I always was a John Lennon fan. I mean he is the cutest Beatle, right? I seem to never get sick of that cut. That repeating guitar in the right channel is stellar. And Ringo’s crash cymbal at the end of the first verse is so wild and overwhelming sonically. And the tamborine in the left channel that hits sporadically. You just simply can’t beat music like this. Oh and George Harrison’s lead in the left channel during the bridge. Damn. And to top it off the hand claps during the quasi-coda. I think any sort of hand claps can make or break a song. And quite often, make it. Heck, I can’t think of a song with hand claps that suffers from it. Ideas?
Ack. I can’t help myself.