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Sir James Paul McCartney invented Heavy Metal with this song! The Beatles has been influenced modern music
▶Helter Skelter - The Beatles
Album: The Beatles (White Album)
Genres: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
The song was a product of McCartney's attempt to create a sound as loud and dirty as possible. The Beatles' recording has been noted for its "proto-metal roar" and is considered by music historians to be a key influence in the early development of heavy metal. McCartney was inspired to write the song after reading a 1967 Guitar Player magazine interview with the Who's Pete Townshendwhere he described their latest single, "I Can See for Miles", as the loudest, rawest, dirtiest song the Who had ever recorded. McCartney then "wrote 'Helter Skelter' to be the most raucous vocal, the loudest drums, et cetera" and said he was "using the symbol of a helter skelter as a ride from the top to the bottom; the rise and fall of the Roman Empire – and this was the fall, the demise.
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