This is about "Tomorrow Never Knows" 's drum pattern. One of the things that amazes me about the song, listening in recent decades, is how contemporary it sounds. It sounded like something otherworldly in 1966, but now we know it was actually a track from the future . I know it saw renewed popularity in the 90s in the "house" music scene when popular music finally caught up to it and bands the "The Chemical Brothers" would play it during DJing sets. Listening to it recently though I wondered if its unique drum pattern could be responsible for the current fascination with "beats" in popular hiphop music? Seems to me that everything that is key to "beat" culture is right there in Ringo's drum pattern. I can't believe how contemporary and hiphop it sounds. I bet Timberland would kill to have come up with that beat!