Jim Carrey Sings a Pretty Damn Good Cover of The Beatles “I Am the Walrus”

Back in 1998, the Bea­t­les pro­duc­er, George Mar­tin, pro­duced an album called In My Life. It’s prob­a­bly not an LP that ever made it into your record col­lec­tion, unless you’re a fan of mid­dling cov­ers of Bea­t­les songs. (In which case, you’ll love our old post, The 15 Worst Cov­ers of Bea­t­les Songs: William Shat­ner, Bill Cos­by, Tiny Tim, Sean Con­nery & Your Excel­lent Picks.) But the com­pi­la­tion does fea­ture one record­ing that has­n’t quite fad­ed from view — Jim Car­rey’s take on “I Am the Wal­rus.” There’s a comedic com­po­nent to his per­for­mance. But Car­rey also demon­strates a “vocal elas­tic­i­ty” that you might not have expect­ed. If you’ve nev­er heard the Bea­t­les’ orig­i­nal record­ing (God help you), you can find it here.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Gui­tarist Randy Bach­man Demys­ti­fies the Open­ing Chord of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

Peter Sell­ers Reads The Bea­t­les’ “She Loves You” in Four Dif­fer­ent Accents

Here Comes The Sun: The Lost Gui­tar Solo by George Har­ri­son

The Bea­t­les: Unplugged Col­lects Acoustic Demos of White Album Songs (1968)

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