Originally Posted by Quoydogs
I saw a documentary on the beatles. The Paul McCartney you speak of said and I quote.
" John and I never wrote one song when we were not on some kind of hallucinogenics. I mean you can tell the really good trips were strawberry fields forever and we all live in a yellow submarine"
Lennon was stoned out of his head from like the White album on. McCartney used but wasn't strung out like John was he carried the Let it be sessions. If you read the Beatles by Bob Spitz Lennon spent most of the last 2 years with the band stoned on heroin doing sound collages in his mansion.
When he had to play live for the 1st time post beatles he had kick on a plane while going over songs with Clapton to pull it off. I don't know how he managed that.
I think their stuff prior to the heavy drugs was better and stronger than the stuff after Lennon became a junkie. Plus the drugs drove a wedge in between them and they stopped writing together throw in a weird GF sitting in studio sessions and it crashed.
Again everything in moderation, if they want to blow some weed here and there fine but being strung out on Heroin is not cool. Ask James Taylor.