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Show Stealing
22 May 2011
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I was listening to I Don't Want to Spoil the Party, and I realized I love the part where Paul comes in with "I still love her..." It's my favorite part of the song, even though it is a classic John song. Are there any parts of songs written by one of the Beatles that any of you think one of the others adds that little something special to put it over the top? I really want some good examples of show-stealing from all four!

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22 May 2011
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In Yellow Submarine, I always liked the part where John repeats what Ringo says!
Also, my favorite part of Eleanor Rigby was always the strings. That would be show stealing from George Martin, though so I don't know if that counts!

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22 May 2011
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Ringo gave great drumming a lot when the others were a tad lackluster.

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22 May 2011
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paulsbass said:

Paul definitely was THE show stealer!

How about that great piano intro in While My Guitar Gently Weeps? I know George loved it, I love it, but to me, that was Paul saying "This is going to be a great song, I had better do something awesome!" a-hard-days-night-paul-8a-hard-days-night-george-9

 

Another one well it's not a show stealer, I think Happy Nat (was he?) said it in his blog, with I Wanna Be Your Man, the shouts of the guys encouraging Ringo with his songs, they're amazing.

 

John shouting in YS is epic. Also that Paul's laugh in Maxwell's because John mooned him.. that counts also a-hard-days-night-john-2

 

Ringo's drums in ADiL and Rain. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

 

Edit : Paulbass I didn't read the last part of your post when you mention that piano intro. I love it. apple01

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22 May 2011
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George steals the show in Til There Was You, John steals the show with his incredible guitar on Get Back, with his whistle at the end of Two of Us, with his melancholy harmony in I'll Follow the Sun (completely changes the mood of the song), with his harmony in She's Leaving Home, Paul and Ringo steal the show on the Word, Ringo steals the show on Ticket To Ride. Paul obviously has many, many great moments with his harmonies and bass playing, but a few of my favorites would be his harmony in The Ballad Of John And Yoko, that little bass part in Me and My Monkey, although I wouldn't say he steals the show from John's incredible voice on I'm So Tired, I've always liked Paul's effort at matching John's voice on that song. 

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22 May 2011
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This is a great idea for a thread, kedame.

Let's not forget Paul's "Woke up..." bit in ADITL. That's probably not stealing though - more like keeping the getaway car warmed up outside the bank.

Then, after that same bit, there are the AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHs sung by Ringo.a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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22 May 2011
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GniknuS said:

George steals the show in Til There Was You, John steals the show with his incredible guitar on Get Back, with his whistle at the end of Two of Us, with his melancholy harmony in I'll Follow the Sun (completely changes the mood of the song), with his harmony in She's Leaving Home, Paul and Ringo steal the show on the Word, Ringo steals the show on Ticket To Ride. Paul obviously has many, many great moments with his harmonies and bass playing, but a few of my favorites would be his harmony in The Ballad Of John And Yoko, that little bass part in Me and My Monkey, although I wouldn't say he steals the show from John's incredible voice on I'm So Tired, I've always liked Paul's effort at matching John's voice on that song. 

The She's Leaving Home bit is awesome! Have you ever heard the isolated vocals? It's crazy good, and someone (I think Emerick) tells the story of how John and Paul just sat face-to-face, trying to watch each other's lips to know when to sing right. It's a great example of their fantastic partnership!

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22 May 2011
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Zig said:

This is a great idea for a thread, kedame.

Let's not forget Paul's "Woke up..." bit in ADITL. That's probably not stealing though - more like keeping the getaway car warmed up outside the bank.

Then, after that same bit, there are the AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHs sung by Ringo.a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Thanks, zig! I agree on the Woke up...bit not being show stealing. It's great, but John's haunting vocals are my favorite part of that song, as well as the awesome fills and bass line. Does Ringo really sing the AHHHH? I always thought it was John, and it is documented somewhere as being John.

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22 May 2011
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Sorry kedame - that Ringo comment was just me goofing around. stuart-sutcliffe

That used to be a sore subject around here, but now I feel we've all moved on and can laugh about it.

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23 May 2011
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Zig said:

That's probably not stealing though - more like keeping the getaway car warmed up outside the bank.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

OK, that's one of the best Zig statements ever. 

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23 May 2011
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paulsbass said:

 Does Ringo really sing the AHHHH? I always thought it was John, and it is documented somewhere as being John.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Just when I thought you were my soulmate in Macca!

You HAD to bring it up again, you HAD to bring it up, hadn't you ZIG?! a-hard-days-night-paul-10

Btw, it's Paul. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Hahahaha...I'll still be your soul mate in Macca, but dude, seriously, that is John. Hehe...we'll just have to agree that we all hear different things. I think it's is so odd that it is hard to tell them apart sometimes when their voices are so different. Isn't there some debate over the "She loves you" bit it ADitL, too?

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23 May 2011
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paulsbass said:

Paul definitely was THE show stealer!

Examples:

Most of his greatest bass lines are from songs by one of the others. Keyboard and guitar parts as well (LitSwD, Strawberry Fields, Taxman...).

All You Need Is Love - Paul doing "Come together now!" etc.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Piano intro, Bass dominates the song, his "Yeah, yeah, yeah..." at the very end.

 

Can't think of any for the others, honestly...

Maybe John's organ on "I'm down", at least live!

I agree.a-hard-days-night-john-2

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23 May 2011
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paulsbass said:

 Does Ringo really sing the AHHHH? I always thought it was John, and it is documented somewhere as being John.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Just when I thought you were my soulmate in Macca!

You HAD to bring it up again, you HAD to bring it up, hadn't you ZIG?! a-hard-days-night-paul-10

Btw, it's Paul. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

 paulsbass, you crack me up. Thanks so much for having a sense of humor about that!

See? We really have learned to laugh about it. As for being one of your Macca soulmates – we are all brothers under the skin, no?

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23 May 2011
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ThNks for getting my morning off to the start I couldn't get yesterday. I think it is Macca. Check the isolated vocal, it gives that "je ne sai quoi" that Lennon didn't.
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23 May 2011
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kedame said:

I was listening to I Don't Want to Spoil the Party, and I realized I love the part where Paul comes in with "I still love her..." It's my favorite part of the song, even though it is a classic John song. Are there any parts of songs written by one of the Beatles that any of you think one of the others adds that little something special to put it over the top? I really want some good examples of show-stealing from all four!

Speaking of 'I Don't Want To Spoil The Party' check out George's guitar solo. This is one of my favorites by him. He really had the Carl Perkins type of style down.

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23 May 2011
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I think Billy stole Get Back/Let It Be. His keyboard playing is fantastic.

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Well, Zig definitely stole the show with his latest rewrite, that's all I can say. (Sorry, my promotion sucks today.) But seriously, Paul's harmony on Bathroom Window rocks.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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26 May 2011
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MeanMrsMustard said:

Zig said:

That's probably not stealing though - more like keeping the getaway car warmed up outside the bank.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

OK, that's one of the best Zig statements ever. 

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