Wild Honey Pie
|"Wild Honey Pie"|
|Song by the Beatles from the album The Beatles|
|Released||22 November 1968|
|Recorded||20 August 1968,
EMI Studios, London
|Genre||Experimental rock, avant-garde, psychedelic folk|
|The Beatles track listing|
McCartney said of this song: "We were in an experimental mode, and so I said, 'Can I just make something up?' I started off with the guitar and did a multitracking experiment in the control room or maybe in the little room next door. It was very home-made; it wasn't a big production at all. I just made up this short piece and I multitracked a harmony to that, and a harmony to that, and a harmony to that, and built it up sculpturally with a lot of vibrato on the [guitar] strings, really pulling the strings madly. Hence, 'Wild Honey Pie', which was a reference to the other song I had written called 'Honey Pie'."
The song has been covered by:
- Pixies in 1988, included on their 1998 album Pixies at the BBC.
- Part Chimp - they recorded the song in 2005 for BBC Radio 1's anniversary of John Lennon's death.
- Harry, Bill (2000). The Beatles Encyclopedia: Revised and Updated. London: Virgin Publishing. ISBN 0-7535-0481-2.
- Lewisohn, Mark (1988). The Beatles Recording Sessions. New York: Harmony Books. ISBN 0-517-57066-1.
- MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties (Second Revised Edition ed.). London: Pimlico (Rand). ISBN 1-84413-828-3.
- Miles, Barry (1997). Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now. New York: Henry Holt & Company. ISBN 0-8050-5249-6.
- "Part Chimp News". PartChimp.com. 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2007.