Now we’re getting into the straight-up weird stuff. There’s really no discernible reason why “Wild Honey Pie” should even exist. It’s just a minute of Paul McCartney going crazy and shrieking “Honey pie!” repeatedly. Notice, I’m not complaining about any of this. As I’ve said before, I like when Paul McCartney gets weird. And apparently I’m not the only one, since the only reason “Wild Honey Pie” ended up on the White Album was because George Harrison’s wife was a fan. It’s the sort of song that could only make the cut on a double album, where the Beatles had 90+ minutes of vinyl to diversify and experiment. A lot of people hate on “Wild Honey Pie,” but at 53 seconds, at least it’s a less offensive presence than the 8-minute “Revolution 9.”
These double albums didn’t waste space on anything as useless as “Revolution 9.” Just saying.