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George Harrison “Dark Horse” (1974)
Hari’s On Tour (Express)/Simply Shady/So Sad/Bye Bye Love/Maya Love//Ding Dong Ding Dong Dark Horse/Far East Man/It Is He (Jai Sri Krishna)
Surprisingly enough, there has only ever been one AAA song about new year’s eve. In fact technically there still hasn’t been an AAA written song about new year’s even because this album’s best known song ‘Ding Dong Ding Dong’ is actually cobbled together from phrases left to George by Frankie Crisp, the eccentric Victorian architect of his Friar Park mansion home who shared a similar sense of humour. (our favourite pun: the statue of a monk holding a battered frying pan full of holes; the caption reads ‘two holy friars – contemplate this the next time you read about the house being taken over by first monks and later nuns before George bought it). What’s perhaps even more surprising is that said excuse for a nonsense singalong about not a lot occurs on perhaps the most heartbreaking, autobiographical and saddened solo Beatles records of all.