There is a very small but interesting parallel between "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds": Both songs feature three hard percussion hits that bridge the verse and chorus. Rather than attempting to write out and describe this comparison, it is probably easiest to simply listen for yourself:
A similar effect is used in "Glass Onion", except with only two percussion hits instead of three.
12/2/2012 12:21:17 am
Aaron, I can't contribute much to the musical analysis, but I can share with you the immense excitement that the White album caused in my dorm and on campus my junior year of college. It was so anticipated after Sgt. Peppers the previous year. We devoured it and were blown away by every cut. Gently weeps, Julia, Blackbird, Rocky Raccoon were immediate highlights and Back in USSR and Revolution were the background music for a full semester. We knew the boys were just having fun and letting loose on this album, but it was glorious.
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