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Peace and Love: The Ringo groove (Ringo Appreciation Thread)
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limitlessundyinglove said
Up until today I had only heard a couple of Ringo's solo songs, but today I bought his Blast From Your Past LP on vinyl.  I really, really liked it!  The only songs I had heard before were It Don't Come Easy, Photograph, and I'm The Greatest, but I honestly really liked every song on there. You already knew this, but Ringo is awesome!ahdn_ringo_09a-hard-days-night-ringo-10  

Awww yay! Glad ye liked! And yes, our Ringo is awesome and lovely. a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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trcanberra said  Indeed - glad to have another 'convert' on board 😉

There is a lot of love here for Early 1970 amongst others on that album.  

I liked that one, but my favorite so far would definitely have to be Only You (And You Alone).

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limitlessundyinglove said
Up until today I had only heard a couple of Ringo's solo songs, but today I bought his Blast From Your Past LP on vinyl.  I really, really liked it!  The only songs I had heard before were It Don't Come Easy, Photograph, and I'm The Greatest, but I honestly really liked every song on there. You already knew this, but Ringo is awesome!ahdn_ringo_09a-hard-days-night-ringo-10  

Yea, yes, yes. Happy, happy, happy. Ringo has lots of awesome songs. Welcome to the party!

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I rewatched The Concert For George, and Ringos performance of photograph always gets me. Great great song, and a beautiful performance honoring his friend George. 

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I've been listening to a lot of Ringo lately and I absolutely love his solo material.

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My issue is that so many tracks desperately need remixing to make them non-grating nowadays and/or you have to be very accommodating to the lyrics which are very often highly amateurish. 

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I will always have a super soft spot for Beaucoups of Blues. The country genre fits him like a glove.

And I'm not a country fan. But I love that album. It's very soothing to listen to.

It was recorded in Nashville. I feel honored to have visited that city proper. I can't wait until he plays there again.

Anyone want to come with me when that time comes? =)

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Midori78 said
I will always have a super soft spot for Beaucoups of Blues. The country genre fits him like a glove.

And I'm not a country fan. But I love that album. It's very soothing to listen to.

Ringo should honestly do more country.

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William Shears Campbell said

Midori78 said
I will always have a super soft spot for Beaucoups of Blues. The country genre fits him like a glove.

And I'm not a country fan. But I love that album. It's very soothing to listen to.

Ringo should honestly do more country.  

Yes, he should ^^

Also a funny tidbit I heard while watching a video of Paul about to introduce Ringo at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction from last year. Silly Paul mistakenly mentioned it as "inducing" him and I about lost it. Someone pointed out to him the proper term was "induct". Still had the room giggling for a bit there. Poor Ringo! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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Midori78 laughed 

Also a funny tidbit I heard while watching a video of Paul about to introduce Ringo at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction from last year. Silly Paul mistakenly mentioned it as "inducing" him and I about lost it. Someone pointed out to him the proper term was "induct". Still had the room giggling for a bit there. Poor Ringo! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6  

That reminds me of an interview (which I doggedly searched for, without success) where he describes the dressing-room into which he is leading the lucky reporter as 'palatious'. 'Palatial?' says the man who wrote Yesterday . 'F*** it, I like "palatious"!' a-hard-days-night-paul-11 a-hard-days-night-john-6

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That reminds me of an interview (which I doggedly searched for, without success) where he describes the dressing-room into which he is leading the lucky reporter as 'palatious'. 'Palatial?' says the man who wrote Yesterday . 'F*** it, I like "palatious"!' a-hard-days-night-paul-11 a-hard-days-night-john-6  

Oh Paul and his goof and gaffs.

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Here's a bold article title for you

10 Reasons Ringo Starr Was The Most Important Beatle

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7 and 9 are cool too.

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Ahhh Girl said
Here's a bold article title for you

10 Reasons Ringo Starr Was The Most Important Beatle

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7 and 9 are cool too.  

Thanks @Ahhh Girl - while I thought it was a given the article was an interesting read.

And no, I didn't write it 😉

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If that isn't a reason to cast a write-in a "Ringo For President" vote, I don't know what it is.

Yes please on Ringo for president.

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I am always noticing Ringo's superb musicianship. There are flashier drummers (e.g. Keith Moon), harder drummers (e.g. John Bonham) and more technical drummers (e.g. Neil Peart) but to my ears there are very few drummers who are as consistently smart, tasteful and sharp as Ringo. He rarely draws attention to himself with flashy fills, everything he plays is designed to support the song, not to show off. He keeps rock-solid time, his fills are always interesting, tasteful and appropriate, and he rarely repeats himself.

 

Ringo is certainly one of the best drummers in all of Rock and Roll, there isn't a single time I listen to the Beatles when I am not struck by his contributions to the music.

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Woman Of the Night is quickly becoming one of my favorite solo Beatles songs, and is probably my favorite song right now. 

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Ringo is a good drummer, arguably the best of all time.

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I really like 'Tonight' from the never to be spoken of 'Bad Boy '. Terribly dated production but for a typical 70's song it stands-up well.

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A thumping article on Ringo's greatness. http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2.....les-lucky/ (written in 2015)

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‘He paul-mccartney-thumb_gif was the most influential Beatle,’ Yoko Ono yoko-ono_01 recently claimed. When Paul and John first spotted him out in Hamburg, in his suit and beard, sitting ‘drinking bourbon and seven’, they were amazed. ‘This was, like, a grown-up musician,’ thought Paul. One night Ringo sat in for their drummer Pete Best pete-best. ‘I remember the moment,’ said Paul, ‘standing there and looking at John and then looking at George, and the look on our faces was like …what is this? apple01apple01apple01And that was the moment, that was the beginning, really, of the Beatles.’ heart

It began early. Many might suppose that ‘She Loves You ’ (from mid-1963) opens with just those words, sung in chorus. In fact, it kicks off on a fantastically propulsive Starr tom-tom. Through a revolutionary two minutes 20 seconds he frequently plays off the beat. With thrilling use of hi-hat cymbal he opens dynamics and heightens decibels in a manner hitherto not heard on a Beatles record. Such percussive glee was a band war cry as, from 1964 into 1965, the Beatles shook the world. beatlemaniacs_02_gif

It’s one of the astutest points ever made about them. The Lennon–McCartney songwriting machine was well oiled by the supple, moody musicality of George Harrison . But so it was by an unerring Starr. In the past two decades, nerdy concentration on precisely who wrote what (AG sidetrip: or in @HMBeatlesfan's world who played which guitar on which song), and which Beatle was most important (AG sidetrip 2: or who sang the Ahhhs on A Day In The Life ), has often occluded a more basic truth: the Beatles were great only because of the greatness of four men a-hard-days-night-john-1a-hard-days-night-paul-8a-hard-days-night-george-9ahdn_ringo_09 composing and playing together. Without Starr in the mix, they would have sounded quite different, and probably not as wonderful.

Ringo got subtler the further the band left touring behind and the more experimental, from mid-1966, they became in the studio. Without him, there’d be no Beatles track like ‘Tomorrow Never Knows ’, which ends the album Revolver . With its tape-loop screeches and Lennon’s eerie vocal, the whole is held together by Starr’s astonishing, off-the-beat control on slackened tom-toms. His drumming makes this piece of music shamanic and, still, utterly fresh.

Instances of Ringo’s ingenuity abound: the fills in the first minute and a half of ‘A Day In The Life ’ on Sgt. Pepper ; the relentless ferocity and, again, control on the White Album ’s hard-rock ‘Helter Skelter ’; the svelte jazz tempos of, and cymbal use in, ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’ on Abbey Road ; and at the end — on side two as it once was — of the same album’s valedictory medley is the only drum solo Starr performed. (He didn’t approve of drum solos.)

Lack of close listening has disallowed Ringo from being considered as complete a musician as John, Paul and George. When the Beatles took him on (manager Brian Epstein brian-epstein had to sack Best), Ringo was in fact a highly experienced performer, and had long been better known in Liverpool than the others put together. Thirteen years after MacDonald, another reliable Beatles chronicler, Jonathan Gould, wrote: ‘There is little question that the invitation to join the Beatles was the single luckiest thing that ever happened to Ringo Starr . But Ringo’s acceptance of that invitation was also one of the luckiest things that ever happened to the Beatles.’

Correct. The Beatles needed a fresher, better and more Beatlesy drummer than Best. As he reaches his three-quarter century, this congenial northerner surely deserves universal respect, and many happy returns, for being an essential part of one of Britain’s most fabled contributions to the 20th century.

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meanmistermustard said
I really like 'Tonight' from the never to be spoken of 'Bad Boy '. Terribly dated production but for a typical 70's song it stands-up well.

  

I like this song now too! ahdn_ringo_09TBH, I quite like a lot of Ringo's stuff from the late 70s. 

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