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“When we started to work on this song, we realized how heavy the album was going to be in comparison to the other ones we’ve done. When I go into the studio to record, I probably use about five or six different guitars, depending on what our engineer, Flemball, thinks would be good. I think I used a 1980s SG and a Les Paul on this one.
“I love this song. It’s a little darker than other Beatles’ songs. We started tweaking the octave vocal pattern on it. Initially, that wasn’t part of the equation, but we thought the vocals cut through more with the octave parts.
“Metallica-wise, you have to come at this song from a certain angle. If The Beatles are hitting a C whole note, and there’s a fluid four counts or whatever, then there’s an inflection you have to put on that with a chunky Metallica rhythm. There’s more to getting the songs across than a vocal impersonation or a guitar trill.”