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Best Drum Performances by Ringo?
18 August 2014
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Darn, I wonder why I didn't find this when I searched...thanks again to @Ahhh Girl for moving my topic...

I see those comments I asked about were answered more than once, and even I thought the guy who made the youtube got some wrong...after reading all these and listening to the songs I can hear his signature "end of beat" style.  I also see just how many great "Ringo moments" there are...It also made me realize just how good a drummer Ringo really was, and how different from most r&r drummers.  And like picking one or even top 5 favorite Beatles song is impossible (at least for me), listing a top Ringo ranking is just about impossible (I'd have to go through every song, album by album, and write down comments...then rank them - I'd be obsessive about it).  But off the top of my head...

She Said She Said , Tomorrow Never Knows , Rain , the medley from Golden Slumbers on, Strawberry Fields Forever , and thanks to this topic, In My Life (he's so subtly awesome in that one :)

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18 August 2014
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I saw that nobody mention Every Little Thing , it's one of my favourites. Also I like A day in a life, Birthday (a little bt aggressive drumming :D), Long, Long, Long , The End and Rain .

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I believe Ringo said his best drumming with the Beatles was on Rain . It becomes especially good once you hear it at original speed a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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As I've said before, a lot of Ringo's best drumming was on John songs. Probably something to do with John so often writing music to fit his words after the early years.

Faced with a new John song after around 1965, often with time signatures all over the place, he had to think outside the box.

Listening to The White Album  last night, I was really struck by just how heavy his drums are on I'm So Tired  (such beautiful dead stops), Yer Blues  (you can bet a lot of the hard rock drummers of the '70s listened carefully to that one a lot), Happiness Is A Warm Gun  (a barsteward because of its constantly changing time signature), and the oft-forgotten, in favour of its harder version, Revolution 1 .

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leah.harrison said

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Woohoo! Ringo is FAB on that song. Welcome to the forum, @leah.harrison.

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The End and Rain . I always point to those as being top notch. But there have been some fantastic examples in this thread. He has some pretty cool fills and patterns.

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The constant tempo shifts in Good Morning Good Morning stand out. A few other favorites include I Saw Her Standing There , The End , Leave My Kitten Alone , Ticket To Ride and A Day In The Life .

And, major kudos to anyone who drums and sings, simultaneously ("Act Naturally " on Ed Sullivan show). Being a bit dyslexic I would mess up the words very badly. I even get my foot mixed up with either hand while playing drums on Rock Band. On Easy. I'm the derpiest virtual drummer ever. XD

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11 May 2016
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Ringo completely carries Polythene Pam in my opinion. A very good drum pattern during the verses. The rest of the medley has a lot of good sections. (Mean Mr. Mustard transition, The End )

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11 May 2016
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Way too many for me to choose because I'm a huge fan of course. One that always needs mentioning is Old Brown Shoe , the drumming in the middle eights feels completely untethered after the controlled verses and he is driving the hell out of it. In general I've always liked his vamp tempo, that half-swinging almost jazzy feel from songs like I'm Only Sleeping to Your Mother Should Know and everything in between them like All You Need Is Love . It sounds completely and deceptively natural, but the timing is amazing. Try putting in Beatles songs on songbpm.com and you'll find the songs in that style are either around 105bpm or 120bpm, with little variation. And that's just one example of his timing, try other songs/styles and the same kind of accuracy recurs. I can't describe how rare that is, to have almost metronome accuracy AND swing.

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ewe2 said
Way too many for me to choose because I'm a huge fan of course. One that always needs mentioning is Old Brown Shoe , the drumming in the middle eights feels completely untethered after the controlled verses and he is driving the hell out of it. In general I've always liked his vamp tempo, that half-swinging almost jazzy feel from songs like I'm Only Sleeping to Your Mother Should Know and everything in between them like All You Need Is Love . It sounds completely and deceptively natural, but the timing is amazing. Try putting in Beatles songs on songbpm.com and you'll find the songs in that style are either around 105bpm or 120bpm, with little variation. And that's just one example of his timing, try other songs/styles and the same kind of accuracy recurs. I can't describe how rare that is, to have almost metronome accuracy AND swing.  

Ditto on Old Brown Shoe . So much bounce in that song it's crazy and I love it. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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I also can't ignore the last 30 seconds of Long Tall Sally . No wonder he goes into beast mode during that part in just about every live performance of that song I see on YouTube. Quite intense =D

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Easy, Strawberry Fields Forever , specifically the Take 7 version on Anthology, it reminds me of Keith Moon.

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Especially Something -- I can kill three birds with one stone listening to that-- a healthy dose of George-fangirling, Ringo-fangirling, and Paul-fangirling, because they are all so awesome on it (sorry John). a-hard-days-night-john-6

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1962 Love Me Do single with Ringo on the drums.... a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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Here’s a great interview with Ringo

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Ringo Drum Performances by Best?

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"Things We Said Today ."  The segue into the bridge could have been plain and simple, he made it magnificent.  All the way through he knows the natural drummers place in the recording which should have been mere support, yet can't help but steal the spotlight.  I think it may be the best rock drumming track in history.  

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I just loooove his drumming on "She Said She Said " ( my favorite song on Revolver btw)

The fills on I want you (She's so heavy) are truly amazing as well. 

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Another highlight that I've just heard for the first time is "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)".

.....I have no words.

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