From Album: MonaLisa Twins play Beatles & more
Lyrics: Day Tripper
Album Type: CD - 15 Tracks
Release Date: 28 Mar 2014
Performance, Engineering, Production and Album Design: MonaLisa Twins
Photos: Gerald Naber, www.nowayout.at
About the Song
"Day Tripper" from the album "MonaLisa Twins play Beatles & more" is a 1966 song by the Beatles, released as a double A-side single with "We Can Work It Out". Both songs were recorded during the sessions for the "Rubber Soul" album.
The meaning of the song's title has been debated endlessly by fans. Although the Beatles had tried LSD (or tripped) by the time this song was written, the song is not so much about drugs than dilettantism or being a poser. A "day trip," in British parlance, is a short holiday, so the pun "day tripper", in the LSD context, would refer to someone who hung with the cool folks and did the drugs, but on Monday morning took off the cool clothes and put back on the suit and tie and went back to the 9-5 world. Not a cool dude at all. It was a scornful song. Lennon: "But the song was kind of ... you're just a weekend hippie. Get it?"
“While we don't approve of doing drugs, neither full- nor part-time, it was and still is a talking point. The danger of doing drugs or other harmful things as an escape from struggling with peer pressure or life is indeed worth to be addressed in a song. Aside from that we like the music, the groove and the great guitar riff of this song.”
Mona Wagner: Back Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Lisa Wagner: Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar
Julia Schaffer: Back Vocals, Percussion
Michael Mozeth: Bass
Philipp Wolf: Drums
Live Recording & Mix: Rudolf Wagner