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"Taxman" is a song written by George Harrison and released as the opening track on the Beatles' 1966 album Revolver. Its lyrics attack the high levels of progressive tax taken by the British Labour government of Harold Wilson.

Paul's guitar solo utilises what Pollack describes as "fast triplets, exotic modal touches, and a melodic shape which traverses several octaves and ends with a breathtaking upward flourish". Everett considers that McCartney's solo is in the same Dorian mode adapted by Harrison… read more

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  • Avatar for redsoxceltics86
  • Avatar for fuzzcircles
    that cowbell!
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    Yes, both Paul's bass and that fractured guitar solo are fantastic.
  • Avatar for duylt1202
    that bassline and solo
  • Avatar for theironictea
    Absolutely excellent.
  • Avatar for adomay
    This is my jam
  • Avatar for AndoDoug
    Paul's killer solo even has 'an Indian section' as a tip of the hat to George, check it out
  • Avatar for Oppressotron
    April 15th Baby! Tax day in the states! Perfect song for all those weeping over their lack of a refund.
  • Avatar for herownlagoon
    Paul nails that guitar solo.
  • Avatar for jjarichardson
    So tight...

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