great tune |
Well, this is one of many hits for the beatles. I agree with the critics and many classic rock fans-it is a great tune. Actually I found out Billy Joel does a version of this song-even he loves the Beatles. I don't know which version I like better. They are both good bands.
In his 1984 interview with Playboy, McCartney said: |
In his 1984 interview with Playboy, McCartney said:
“ 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. 'Cuz they like us out there, even though the bosses in the Kremlin may not. The kids do. And that to me is very important for the future of the race. ”
"Back in the U.S.S.R." was released by Parlophone as a single in the UK in 1976. It featured the song "Twist and Shout" on Side B.
The song segues into the next song on the album, "Dear Prudence".