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This is probably a controversial topic, but~
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3 September 2012
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I was listening to an early demo of "I'll Follow The Sun" on YouTube, and I looked in to the comments for the arguments that were happening (because there always is one), and people were saying George was lucky to play with John and Paul. I don't know where people get this stuff from.. I basically said to them that it is understandable not to compare him to the best, but nobody ever really compares him to John, and Paul's guitar work from 65-69 in itself wasn't enough in quantity or versatility to compare very well.. 

 

I'd like to ask how any of you feel about this.. I want to know where people get this from, from the point of view of someone who isn't as biased.

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3 September 2012
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meanmistermustard said
If you want to look at it in a perverse, screwed up manner then John was lucky to play with Paul, Ringo was lucky to join the band and they were lucky to find George Martin. It depends on the holders point of view; remember all the garbage about Ringo not being a good drummer and using one of Johns quotes to back it up ("Ringo was not even the best drummer in The Beatles") (does anyone know the context of that quote?).

 He was joking as Paul played drums on The Ballad Of John And Yoko.

 

As if he was lucky, well they were all lucky to be part of that band. I do prefer John and Paul, but George wrote one (couple that is) of best Beatles songs, he was great guitar player etc... so he was lucky but also proved himself worthy of that place in the group.

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Drop the whole "Mr. Sun King Coming Together said" thing.

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George was a great guitarist, but didn't really have a chance to stretch out in the Beatles...He has stated this many times, especially toward the end...For the early Beatles, check out the solos on 'Til There Was You', both 'With the Beatles and BBC...He only had maybe 8/16 bars to say what he had to say...'I Saw Her Standing There' another good one, and remember that the Gretsch Country Gentleman doesn't have the sustain of a Les Paul or even Tele unless you bump it through a Marshall or an amp like that.

 

The famous argument between him & Paul over playing on 'Hey Jude' lends some insight: Ever hear the Wilson Pickett recording of 'Hey Jude' with Duane Allman on lead?...Well, I believe George wanted to do something like this on the song, and you can hear how Allman's guitar adds to the song!

 

'Old Brown Shoe' gives a hint of what Harrison was hearing in the post Clapton/Hendrix school of lead playing...In any case, his playing is excellent as it stands....Plus, he shines on 'Abbey Road', electric and acoustic.

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frankdialogue said
George was a great guitarist, but didn't really have a chance to stretch out in the Beatles...He has stated this many times, especially toward the end...For the early Beatles, check out the solos on 'Til There Was You', both 'With the Beatles and BBC...He only had maybe 8/16 bars to say what he had to say...'
I Saw Her Standing There' another good one, and remember that the Gretsch Country Gentleman doesn't have the sustain of a Les Paul or even Tele unless you bump it through a Marshall or an amp like that.

 

The famous argument between him & Paul over playing on 'Hey Jude' lends some insight: Ever hear the Wilson Pickett recording of 'Hey Jude' with Duane Allman on lead?...Well, I believe George wanted to do something like this on the song, and you can hear how Allman's guitar adds to the song!

 

'Old Brown Shoe' gives a hint of what Harrison was hearing in the post Clapton/Hendrix school of lead playing...In any case, his playing is excellent as it stands....Plus, he shines on 'Abbey Road', electric and acoustic.

George was an excellent guitarist. I have said this many times on these blogs. He was very underrated do to his lack of flashiness and lack of ripping out fast solos. His strength was playing to the songs and adding just what they needed like adding icing to a cake or a few ingredients to make it sound better. 

George for me was a major force in The Beatles, standing between two huge egos and was kind of a calming factor being the humble one. I love a lot of his older solos from 1962 to 1966 when he played the Gretch Country Gentleman and Tennessean.

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