Tox Tunes #18: Day Tripper (The Beatles)

May 4, 2010, 1:21 am

“[Lennon] evidently felt sufficiently versed in the ‘counterculture’ associated with [LSD] to poke fun at those who took it without changing their outlook. The lyric of Day Tripper, he later explained, was an attack on ‘weekend hippies’ – those who donned floral shirts and headbands to listen to ‘acid rock’ between 9-to-5 office-jobs.”

Revolution in the Head: The Beatles’ Records and the Sixties Ian MacDonald

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