From the liner notes of the 1995 CD release of Headquarters, written by Andrew Sandoval:
After numerous run-throughs, Micky’s "Randy Scouse Git" was finally recorded on March 4, 1967. Tired of tapping on his wood block, Micky noticed a kettle drum sitting in the corner of the studio and hit upon the idea of using the instrument for the choruses, intro, and fade. “I remember when Micky first showed me that song, I was so excited,” Tork recalls. “He played me the verse and the chorus, and then he said, ‘In the end we do them both at the same time!’ I thought that was a brilliant piece of music. I’ve always thought that Micky was more creative than he ever gave himself credit for. He’s a vastly more talented individual than he’s aware of. I always thought that song was proof of it.”
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