Talk:You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

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What are they parodying?[edit]

My question is, "What are they parodying?" One part sounds like Little Jim or Bluebottle from the Goon show, and one sounds like some French bloke.

-- TimNelson 09:31, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

it seems to me that they are having fun with stylistic refernces to some of their contemporaries, starting with mick jagger and moving next to trini lopez - perhaps with a shade of serge gainsbourg - and then it seems like monty python and some similarly styled groups from england at the time. in the end i'm hearing more of an american bent peppered perhaps with cookie monster - ah, but here i am going too far. i get more pleasure listening to You Know My Name(Look Up My Number) than any other beatles song.

diana prescott usa —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:15, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

How long was the US single?[edit]

I remember the US single of this going on for about 9 minutes, longer than 'Hey, Jude' at over 7 minutes. The article only talks about 4 minute and 6 minute versions. Also, given the time frame, the US single would likely have been stereo. Perhaps the referenced extended stereo mix was actually the US single. Anybody still have that single? Vstone51 19:55, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I had the single and it was definitely 4:19, give or take a few seconds. Vonbontee (talk) 08:25, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

The Time frame means nothing, the single was mixed to mono, and the song is not nine minutes long. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:12, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Reggae Sound of the song?[edit]

Why not include the reggae guitar riff and vocals in this page?    —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:34, 21 November 2007 (UTC) 

Bonzo Dog Band?[edit]

I've heard it rumored that the Bonzos had a hand in this, but they aren't mentioned in the article, can someone verify? This seems to make sense, the Beatles were avid fans of the Bonzo Dog Band, with McCartney and others going as far as to be their producer... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:47, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

No, the Bonzos don't appear on the track, although it's clearly very much in their style. Pawnkingthree (talk) 00:16, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

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Vocal breakdown by section[edit]

Listening to the song, I realized I'm not certain who does the vocals on the fourth section - I'm pretty sure it's John, but I'm not positive. It's the section with the phlegmatic coughing style, no words. One could add a list - first section is both, second is Paul, third is John, fourth is ? with ? backing up. (talk) 00:40, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, that's John doing all the guttural mumbling; Paul joins in with the strained grunting near the end. Oh, and that fourth section is actually the FIFTH section of the full-length version, of course. :) Vonbontee (talk) 05:16, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

mick jagger trini lopez reference in article[edit]

i am the one that put the Mick Jagger and Trini Lopez references into the article. These are original ideas of my own. If anyone has any insight into these points it would be helpful. Guitarthing (talk) 02:21, 11 May 2012 (UTC) diana

Chord progression?[edit]

The chord progression described in this article seems all wrong to me. Any comments. Martin Hogbin (talk) 10:40, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

The chord progression is [ I / iii / IV / V7] X2 IV / IV / bVI aug / bVI aug / vi / vi / IIb7 / IIb7 / IV / I / ii7 / ii7 / V7 / V7 or for those unfamiliar with roman numeral notation, [D / F#m / G / A7] x2 G / G / Bb#5 / Bb#5 / Bm / Bm / E9(G# in bass) / E9(G# in bass) / G / D / Em7 / Em7 / A7 / A7. (Edsharp (talk) 21:26, 6 March 2013 (UTC)).

That is what I make it. Do we have a source for that so that we can change the article? Martin Hogbin (talk) 09:16, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Title is You Know My Name (Look Up My Number)[edit]

I'm looking at my 45 rpm Apple Records catalog #2764 and the title printed on it is "You Know My Name (Look up My Number)...not THE Number. As far as the post about duration, mine has printed on it...

Intro.-:17 Total-4:20

Tquinn888 (talk) 17:53, 26 January 2014 (UTC)T Quinn — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tquinn888 (talkcontribs) 17:50, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

You Know My Name Beatles[edit]

In the 1980's a 45 RPM record WAS released by Capitol Records that had this song in complete STEREO! (It hasn't been seen since!) Neither the record or the music it contained. Experts that I have contacted (and they are many) claim there to be no such thing and have apparent proof of this. But a simple phone call to Capitol Records tells otherwise! I HAD (but no longer have) a copy of this record. Yet I do remember somewhat about it, enough to "finger" it (as Hollywood used to say). It was a re-issue of the Let It Be single and didn't have the Apple logo on it at all! Yet the real difference between it and the STEREO anthology 2 version began with "The Goon Show" parody and continued through to the end of the record. It didn't contain the SKA portion either! The real way to find it is to ask this: In the last segment of the song is a voice that sounds like Ringo. What's SPECIAL about this voice on your version? Only the people with the REAL STEREO version of this song can answer, as this voice is enhanced in thier version and they can't miss what's special about it. (talk) 14:40, 17 August 2016 (UTC)