Back in the USSR, by the Beatles (video)

Back in the USSR. By the Beatles.


It seemed time.

Paul McCartney in a 1984 Playboy interview about the song:

I wrote that as a kind of Beach Boys parody. And “Back in the USA” was a Chuck Berry song, so it kinda took off from there. I just liked the idea of Georgia girls and talking about places like the Ukraine as if they were California, you know? It was also hands across the water, which I’m still conscious of. ‘Cause they like us out there, even though the bosses in the Kremlin may not. The kids from there do. And that to me is very important for the future of the race.


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2 Responses to “Back in the USSR, by the Beatles (video)”

  1. MyrddinWilt says:

    Folk who whine about Western cultural imperialism don’t seem to understand that it is less than 40 years old.

    It isn’t the US of Eugene McCarthy, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon that the rest of the World is after. Its the culture that developed out of the Beatles, Stonewall, the Civil Rights movement and the Internet that is in demand.

  2. pricknick says:

    Just another failed state.
    Much like home.

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