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Paul's drumming on "Dear Prudence"
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I'm not any kind of expert on drumming, but I know there is some debate about this song being all Paul. As fas as I know it is, but people always try to say it's Ringo doing the fills near the end...

I found a YouTube video of the drumming isolated..

I love Ringo and he's a great drummer, but I think Paul did a great job on this one.  I wish there was more video footage of him drumming...  or better yet, I wish he would drum at his concerts!  a-hard-days-night-paul-7

 

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He drums at 50:55 in this.  Ignore the nasty troll bitch in the audience.  blue-meanie

 

It's a good show, he's all adorable in it.  

I've also seen this:

Ok, I just found this one.. It's really cheesy and pretentious but he is drumming, on a screen...

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I forgot to say that he played all of the instruments in McCartney and McCartney II, but there's no actual video footage of it except for "Coming Up"

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Yes, as well as the 'Band On The Run' album, which reminds me that he plays in the 'Helen Wheels' video which is a good one. 

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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Believe he did the same for London Town since everyone in Wings quit and it was the same 3-man lineup from Band On The Run.

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Paul of course did his own drumming on his first album, McCartney, and also on Band On The Run (he had other drummers for the two albums in between, Ram and Wild Life).

After Band On The Run came out, Paul told the anecdote of how he was talking one day to Keith Moon, drummer of the Who (died tragically of a drug overdose in 1978).  Keith Moon told Paul he liked his new album and he asked (to paraphrase) "Who's that drummer you found -- he's very unusual!"

Paul answered, "It's me!"

I think Paul's drumming style, especially as it developed further on Band On The Run, is unlike that of any other drummer.

 

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Funny Paper said
Paul of course did his own drumming on his first album, McCartney, and also on
Band On The Run (he had other drummers for the two albums in between, Ram and Wild Life).

After Band On The Run came out, Paul told the anecdote of how he was talking one day to Keith Moon, drummer of the Who (died tragically of a drug overdose in 1978).  Keith Moon told Paul he liked his new album and he asked (to paraphrase) "Who's that drummer you found -- he's very unusual!"

Paul answered, "It's me!"

I think Paul's drumming style, especially as it developed further on Band On The Run, is unlike that of any other drummer.

 

Paul has a different approach to everything, well because he's errrm... Paul! Even his bass playing style is different.

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The first time I touched a drum kit I gave props to Ringo, I thought it was easy, I can't even play Love Me Do lol.

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The isolated drum track video was very interesting to listen to. I never even knew that the piano near the end existed. *facepalm*

I do think the end sounds more like Ringo's drumming style.

 

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The first time I touched a drum kit I gave props to Ringo, I thought it was easy, I can't even play
Love Me Do lol.

The first- and last- time I touched a drum kit was when I was eight years old. It was some cheesy plastic drum kit intended for use by children. I hit the drum way too hard and broke it. :D

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Haha, that reminds me of that bit in "Let It Be" where little Heather McCartney hits one of Ringo's cymbals and giggles when he acts startled!

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Funny Paper said
Paul of course did his own drumming on his first album, McCartney, and also on
Band On The Run (he had other drummers for the two albums in between, Ram and Wild Life).

After Band On The Run came out, Paul told the anecdote of how he was talking one day to Keith Moon, drummer of the Who (died tragically of a drug overdose in 1978).  Keith Moon told Paul he liked his new album and he asked (to paraphrase) "Who's that drummer you found -- he's very unusual!"

Paul answered, "It's me!"

I think Paul's drumming style, especially as it developed further on Band On The Run, is unlike that of any other drummer.

 

I agree, he does have a distinct sound.  I have a deep-rooted love for drumming, my dad was a drummer.  My earliest memory of him is him drumming while me and my sister ran in circles around the room and called it "dancing".  My other earliest memory of him is him teaching me how to twirl drumsticks, and how to properly hold a record.  Key life lessons!  a-hard-days-night-john-1heart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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