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Re: What was Ringo's best drumming
« Reply #80 on: January 16, 2013, 05:32:34 PM »

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Paul was the best at his particular instrument though. Ringo had his own style and was great, but Paul was so innovative on the bass at the time, that many top players (Jamerson, etc,,,) were influenced.

I would venture to say just as many great drummers have been influenced by Ringo, including Phil Collins, Max Weinberg, Jim Keltner and many others. Of course, the matter of 'best' among The Beatles is purely a matter of opinion on my part. I certainly think Paul is one of the best bassists ever, and would definitely rank him second on his particular instrument after Ringo!

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Yeah, Purdies great and a legendary player, but he's a legendary bag of air too.

LOL no doubt about that. I just thought it interesting that he believes himself to be one of the greats, and yet tries to convince people that's HIM playing on those recordings, when we all know it's Ringo! He must think very highly indeed of Ringo's playing.
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Re: What was Ringo's best drumming
« Reply #81 on: December 12, 2014, 01:32:38 AM »

Regarding who was best at "their" instrument... Paul originally took on bass because no one else would, but he was also an incredible (if only occasional) lead guitarist...and keyboard player... so versatile! But OK "his" instrument is bass and I think he is sometimes underrated on that by non-fans just as Ringo is  underrated as a drummer.

As far as I'm aware John was the only Beatle who could competently play two instruments at once (guitar and harmonica) whilst singing a song he also wrote... now that's talent!! He was an underrated guitarist too (and, in my opinion, a great keyboard player as well).

Back to the drumming though - I haven't the first clue on the technicalities and what is and isn't difficult to play, but I've always loved Ringo's loose style on "Hello Goodbye" - very effectively breathes a dimension of extra "life" into the song I've always thought...

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Re: What was Ringo's best drumming
« Reply #82 on: December 12, 2014, 12:32:21 PM »

Regarding who was best at "their" instrument... Paul originally took on bass because no one else would, but he was also an incredible (if only occasional) lead guitarist...and keyboard player... so versatile! But OK "his" instrument is bass and I think he is sometimes underrated on that by non-fans just as Ringo is  underrated as a drummer.

As far as I'm aware John was the only Beatle who could competently play two instruments at once (guitar and harmonica) whilst singing a song he also wrote... now that's talent!! He was an underrated guitarist too (and, in my opinion, a great keyboard player as well).

Back to the drumming though - I haven't the first clue on the technicalities and what is and isn't difficult to play, but I've always loved Ringo's loose style on "Hello Goodbye" - very effectively breathes a dimension of extra "life" into the song I've always thought...

I struggle with some of Paul's lead guitar playing.  Of course I struggle with his drumming too.  Regarding his lead playing, sometimes it just sounds stiff and forced to me, but he isn't a lead guitarist.  I truly feel if he was the lead player from the beginning, he's so talented that we would have had something special as he grew into the role.  More so then George if i'm allowed to say that.

I agree with you about Ringo's drumming on Hello/Goodbye.  Your description of his loose playing is spot on.

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Re: What was Ringo's best drumming
« Reply #83 on: December 12, 2014, 01:28:40 PM »

I struggle with some of Paul's lead guitar playing.  Of course I struggle with his drumming too.  Regarding his lead playing, sometimes it just sounds stiff and forced to me, but he isn't a lead guitarist.  I truly feel if he was the lead player from the beginning, he's so talented that we would have had something special as he grew into the role.  More so then George if i'm allowed to say that.

I agree with you about Ringo's drumming on Hello/Goodbye.  Your description of his loose playing is spot on.

I tend to agree on Paul's lead playing. He didn't do much that struck me as memorable. He could do some flashy sounding stuff but that was his limit. Taxman was a good solo. But I struggle to think of anything else with the Beatles or in his solo work that grabbed me. George had his limitations but I think he developed into a far more interesting player. Particularly once his slide work came into play.
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