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Guitar on "I'm Looking Through You" - George or Paul?
24 January 2013
7.05pm
RunForYourLife
Ed Sullivan Show
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Who's playing the electric guitar?

  • George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Macca(0% : 0 votes)
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Who's playing the fuzzy electric guitar on the Rubber Soul version of "I'm Looking Through You"?

 

I think it's Paul. It sounds more like his flashy, frantic style than George's slower, thoughtful style (Not saying that one is better than the other). The Anthology 2 take sounds more like George to me.

27 January 2013
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...ontherun
Massachusetts
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I've never seen anything beyond speculation that it isn't George.  I know some have said it sounds like a McCartney solo thing and that it sounds rushed etc but, to me, that's just a bit of anti-Paul bias feeding speculation.  

 

I will say that I can appreciate that the style may sound more Paul.  Again, however, I've never seen anything beyond speculation – speculation often with an anti-Paul tinge.  Not to say you do Runforyourlife, but others do.

 

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1 February 2013
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Beatlebob63
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I agree, it has to be George, Paul was double tracked on acoustic on that track, and listen real close to the percussion, yes, Ringo is flicking the back of a pack of matches with his finger in time.  No joke….

1 February 2013
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vonbontee
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Aren't there two different electrics audible during the fade-out? One playing the little hammer-on lick and another one playing something of a little solo?

I'll have to give it a close listening with headphones.

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