lets face it he could never belt out a song like John or Paul could, I mean.....could he sing Oh Darling or Twist & Shout ?
could he even belt out 'it was twenty years ago today....' or the difficult Eight Days a Week ?
George was very limited in his singing, always sort of gentle and not very expressive.
About who couldn't or could do what...
Imagine George's Something
sung in a style of refrain of Oh!Darling
That would sound... How???
Could Ringo sing Twist 'n' Shout
? No. But he could marvelously hit the drums!
Second, could Beatles be without Ringo as a drummer? Paul plays drums on Back in the U.S.S.R., Dear Prudence, The Ballad of John and Yoko
, so is his (Paul's) drumming
bad on that songs - or is it worse than Ringo's drumming? It isn't - Paul could certainly
play the drums! So why didn't they stay as a trio (without a drummer), or even a duo
(Paul & John)? Probably 'cause it wouldn't function like a trio or duet. Was it George
(or Paul) who said on Anthology: When Ringo came, everything melted together perfectly
John & Paul wrote WALHFMF
for Ringo to suite his
vocal capabilities - and that's why
song sound so good!
John & Paul weren't two bad guys
who didn't give others any space.
When Ringo was asked by reporters for band's plans, he often replied: Don't know. Ask the other
- and George once said, after the Beatles: I really like to BE IN THE BAND - I don't do
any dance steps while I perform like some others do, I just stand and play the guitar...
- and concluded,
ironically: I really didn't have career after the Beatles
So that statement about being a part of the bend (and not the lead singer) and I just stand and play guitar
says everything about George.
Every George's song on an Beatle album is a little treasure. Within Without You doesn't
fit in rock album
called Sgt. Pepper
, it's too exotic - but it's great
song! It should have been a single!
I won't say - oh, they should put more George's stuff on records - if you want to listen just to his songs,
you can make your own compilation, from Don't Bother Me
to I Me Mine
Album Yellow Submarine
has two of his great masterpieces:Only A Northern Song
and It's All Too Much
And, of course, it's impossible for George to have John's or Paul's voice...
And now, tell me that you didn't notice
George's screaming on It's All Too Much
You'll say: What screaming? He's singing it in a rather mellow voice. Yes, true.
But he also screams. Through his guitar. That is, George could scream
His guitar could gently weep and scream loudly, if neceseary!
If you want to hear George singing like Paul or John, you are asking
him to do dance steps. And he doesn't do that, he just stands and plays