Listen to the isolated drum track on youtube and tell me he didn't use a double bass pedals on this.
Either that or he is ridiculously quick with one pedal.
It's not like it was unheard of to use a double bass pedals at the time, Cream's debut album has been out for nearly half a year when they were recording Good Morning Good Morning, and Ginger Baker was big on the double bass pedals. Same with the Jimi Hendrix Experience who were recording their debut album in London the same time The Beatles were recording Pepper. Maybe they drew alot of their insperations from these two bands and even Ringo felt the need to imatate them a little.
Is there anyway of finding out, cause the recording does sound like a kick, but a sloppy one at that. But bare in mind that these isolated tracks are probably from 'The Beatles Rock Band' so the sound gets messed up when ripping them from the game.
29 August 2012
I wonder. It does sound like it may be the case – and it would impress me if it was the case. I know during Strawberry fields Paul 'gave ringo a hand' particularilly at the end of a song – there's a photo i've seen from the recording session which shows Ringo playing the kit, but Paul standing behind him just playing on the floor tom. At first i thought that was the same thing going on in good morning good morning, but it does sound a lot like a double bass pedal more than anything.
Anyways, Ringo was a BOSS drummer and more often than not he doesn't get his due respect, so i'd love for this to be true.
14 December 2009
29 August 2012
I've a feeling there was a lot of echo applied, which gave a delay-type effect. It's the same on Strawberry Fields Forever, best heard towards the end (and on Anthology – "Calm down Ringo" etc). I may be wrong though.
I dunno man, i've been listening to more closely and there's a clear difference between the two. On strawberry fields the 'double speed' sound doesn't sound like a bass drum, but more of a floor tom sound whereas on good morning, it's clearly a bass drum. i don't think it's a delay effect either as the pattern alternates throughout the song. On one bar you can hear it's more a standard rhythm and on the next bar it's at double speed.
The more i hear the more i am sure that it sounds like a double bass pedal. now whether or not it was pulled off on one track in recording or if an additional bass drum was added after the initial drum track is the question. somebody get a hold of Ringo.
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