October, 1973 (A&M Studios, Los Angeles): Amongst the cacophonous Rock ‘n’ Roll recording sessions, John and Phil Spector quip and yell at each other through the studio talkback and attempt to record an actual take. (Note: This montage of audio clips are typically bootlegged as three separate tracks, but there may be more than three timestamps within. The overall aural abruptness of the dialogue exchanged is mostly an effect of the studio-control room talkback. If John and/or Phil seem unhinged or under the influence – well. Odds are on the side of documented history.)
JOHN:But after all…
PHIL: Alright, one of the greatest sessions of all time, history’s in the making, Jann Wenner’s here with his brother [inaudible], and here we go. One two three.
JOHN:One, two, three, four— [playing starts]
PHIL: No, you yelled “four”! Wait a minute!
JOHN: Phil, Phil— [playing halts]
PHIL: You can’t yell “four” after his playing.
JOHN: Please accept my four, it’s the only way I can come in. I’m—
PHIL: Yes, through “fault”.
PHIL: Come on, you don’t have to come in. He can do the intro, da duh dum dum dum dum.
JOHN:No wonder Ronnie le— Ah, okay.
PHIL: [laughs] Yeah, okay. I’ll tell – I won’t bring up names, okay.