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Pete & Stu - Drum 'n' Bass!
« on: September 29, 2005, 11:53:32 AM »

Regarding that new DVD about the early Beatles and Pete Best, what was really interesting is that the people who actually saw the original 5-piece line-up (with Stu on bass) all agree that they sounded amazing!

Apparently, towards the end of Stu's membership of the band, he wasn't a bad bassist - not good, but not bad either. He played only the root note (I think that's the term) 4 beats in the bar on the bass, following the chords AND in tune. Pete Best complimented Stu's playing on the bass drum by also keeping to the 4 beats in the bar.

The people who saw them back then all say they had such a pounding beat but when Paul took over on bass, that beat disappeared because Paul could obviously play the proper bass parts. Stu's departure may also have served to highlight any failings in Pete's playing.

Interesting, huh! :)
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Re: Pete & Stu - Drum 'n' Bass!
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2005, 01:13:26 PM »

Yes, that's interesting. Funny to see how these weakest links get together. Of course, they also had three guitarists then, which could also make some beat together. On the home recording made in April or May 1960 -the only recording with Stu- the bass is not really impressive. Indeed, just follows the bassdrum and I guess it provides some kind of beat.
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Re: Pete & Stu - Drum 'n' Bass!
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005, 06:50:44 PM »

Yeah those early recordings with Stu are awful! But he MUST have improved with all those 8 hour sessions.

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Re: Pete & Stu - Drum 'n' Bass!
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2005, 02:03:14 PM »

i read pete and roag are considering a casbah museum........
 

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