Monday, April 27, 2009

George Harrison - Ding Dong, Ding Dong

(Apple, 1974)

In Europe, Apple released “Ding Dong, Ding Dong” as the first single from Dark Horse rather than, as was the case in America, the title track. This calculated switcheroo sadly resulted in no big excitement on the charts, and no big excitement in terms of the actual records pressed – just that the B-sides were swapped and “Ding Dong” thus got saddled here with the worthless “I Don’t Care Anymore.” So who cares, right? RIGHT! Unless, of course, you happen to have a bizarre compulsion that drives you to spend large chunks of your paycheck on unique international ex-Beatle picture sleeves… LIKE I DO! As such, this Belgian edition is a bit of a doozy, its festive, psychedelic-hangover layout a colorful improvement over its staid American counterpart. Yes ma’am, it’s always a groovy New Year when this one’s a-spinnin’!


Donald Brown said...

That is indeed an irresistible sleeve: DING DONG I Don't Care Anymore" what more do you need for Christmas cheer?

I never heard this or heard of it. Would like to.

ithinkihatemy45s said...

Click the link in the earlier post... it goes to the amusing video for it. Good song!