The Beatles, ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’ – Disturbing Songs People Love
Paul McCartney‘s always had a knack for catchy melodies — so much so in fact, that it’s easy to forget he’s gleefully singing about a man who murders people during ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer.’
During the three-and-a-half minute song — which can be found in the middle of side one on the Beatles‘ 1969 album ‘Abbey Road’ — Maxwell’s girlfriend, school teacher and a judge all meet their doom via the titular piece of hardware.
George Harrison may have been ready to bash McCartney a bit himself after Paul dragged his bandmates through three days of work in order to get this “fruity” (George’s words) song sounding the way he wanted it to.
Hear ‘Maxwell’s SIlver Hammer’ by the Beatles