12 April 2012
Whose solo in the end is your favourite? Paul’s, George’s, John’s or Ringo’s (the drum solo also counts)
I like reqlly every solo very much, but if I had to take one, I’d take George’s
Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby
1 December 2009
I like John’s bits, with that really cough-like tone he gets – it’s like a precursor to some of the noisy stuff he’ll play on Yoko’s “Why” one year later. His tone really stands apart from Paul’s or George’s, those two have more similarity between them.
Really, though, that whole series of solos has such fluidity, it really could easily be one single 19-bar solo (or 9 1/2 bars or however many it is.)
Oops, I forgot to mention Ringo, so I’ll mention him: Ringo!
GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty.
14 April 2010
29 August 2012
23 January 2011
Ooo…I like all of them in different ways. I LOVE Ringo’s drum solo. Paul’s and George’s really are very similar, and I really like them both. It took me a long time to be able to tell where one stopped and the other began. John’s is very unique, which I like. It was easy for me to pick him out, which is a plus for him.
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16 August 2012
5 November 2011
29 August 2012
look i’m going to preface this by saying i love Ringo. He’s my favorite Beatle and i consider him a vastly underrated drummer whose influence on drumming in general is pretty huge…. BUT, that solo in the end is a little weak for me. I like the pounding bass drum part rhythm, but the fills leave a lot to be desired. For someone who has done a lot of great and unnusual fills on many a tracks especially in the later beatles years, the solo – especially being his only solo – is dissapointing.
19 September 2010
14 December 2009
It’s a very “singable” drum solo, with the emphasis on maintaining the 4/4 rather than anything show-offy. John’s first solo phrase is almost an echo of some of the drum riffs Ringo plays, if you think about it.
One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney
23 November 2011
According to Geoff Emerick, best known as the engineer for the albums Revolver , Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (White Album ) and Abbey Road , practically nothing you hear in that era was recorded live. A 10-second drum solo by Ringo would be pasted together from many takes of that solo because, usually, Ringo couldn’t play it in one take due to his limited abilities. A lead guitar section might be played by Paul, not George, and from several takes, usually because George couldn’t play it after 30 takes, and everyone got tired of waiting for him to get it right. It all seems seamless due to the magic abilities of engineers and their equipment much as movies seem seamless but are pasted from parts filmed months apart and glued together.
14 December 2009