Peter Fonda in 1966
The last track to be recorded for Revolver
, "She Said, She Said" is John's account of a crazy day on LSD in California during their '65 tour; together with The Byrds, a few birds, and Peter Fonda. The pre-Easy Rider
actor — in spite of his neat trick of walking across the bottom of the pool — was starting to make everyone "ready to leave", flashing the scar on his stomach where he'd accidentally shot himself as a kid and repeatedly rantingI know what it's like to be dead!
It fell to Lennon to shut him up, enquiring — with characteristic bluntness — "Who put all that shit in your head, man?!!"
The strident guitar sound is once again reminiscent of McGuinn's, or vice-versa. Compare it with "Eight Miles High", released almost simultaneously on the other side of The Pond: who knows, baby, maybe recalling the same day! Mr Starkey's drumming and cymbal splashes are completely wild: evidently trying to re-live the intensity of what had been his first trip.Ev'rything was right!
The bass part was probably played by George, as Paul had apparently stormed out of the studio in a huff. Perhaps the fact that he'd missed out on the first-hand experience — by his own choice — was still rankling a bit?Making me feel like I've never been born!
on hand, however, to contribute that marvelous overlapping backing vocal which fades out the first side of the album.