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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #120 on: May 17, 2005, 10:06:40 PM »

Sorry to rehash, but

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Amazing and Ringo? It doesn't really fit.

What is that supposed to mean? What ISN'T amazing about this man?

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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #121 on: May 18, 2005, 04:11:14 PM »



Nuff said..

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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #122 on: January 01, 2006, 01:25:04 AM »

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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #123 on: November 14, 2007, 04:25:38 AM »

I love the drumming on Ticket to Ride lately. When someone talks about how Ringo sucks, how on earth can you defend him. I mean, people don't HEAR it. The don't LISTEN!! Then I have to rattle off some songs and their eyes glaze over. How do you explain Ringo??

And what did Paul mean when he said in an interview that they had to "coax" the drum fills out of Ringo on A Day in the Life. Is this is off hand way of saying he had a lot to do with the way the drums sound?
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #124 on: November 14, 2007, 06:16:38 AM »

i believe the having to coax him meant he was capable if great moments like day in the life,rain but wasnt one for showing off and so sometimes to get ringo to do it they had coax him into doing it.

he was capable of doing great things but chose instead to do it simpler and less flashy in favour of the song rather than trying to show off
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #125 on: November 17, 2007, 02:58:16 PM »

Ringo is a ghastly underated drummer!!!
He's the kind of drummer i love, simple & he holds a band all together.
i think he had his own style & a distintive sound, which made the Beatles records.
it woundn't have sounded the same if Pete Best went on with them, i found pete
a bit too jazzy in his place certainly on the Decca audition, but he was a good drummer.
i dunno, but you just know it's Ringo when you hear his playing! :)
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #126 on: November 17, 2007, 06:02:41 PM »


I'm reminded of what some have said about John: not necessarily the deepest thinker, but a true original. That's what makes a mark in this world, originality and innovation. Ringo was all that, too, mega-paradiddles aside.

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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #127 on: November 18, 2007, 01:28:17 AM »

What a nice thought, Klang!
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #128 on: November 21, 2007, 09:56:50 PM »

Simply put: No.  

In the grand scheme of things I'd say he was mediocre at best. However, he fit the bands style. It's easy to look at Keith Moon's style (like some have) and say, "Well, he's no Keith Moon".. and don't get me wrong, Keith Moon is the better drummer, but would he fit The Beatles? I highly doubt.
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #129 on: March 22, 2008, 11:24:26 PM »

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I love the drumming on Ticket to Ride lately.  

Yes; and of course "Rain." Other drummers may have been technically better and some were certainly flashier, but Ringo had style and power (see "She Loves You"). Flash and/or technique aren't adequate substitutes for that.
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #130 on: March 23, 2008, 06:46:03 AM »

although ringo is good, his son, zak, is wayyyyyyyy better
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #131 on: March 23, 2008, 08:21:55 AM »

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although ringo is good, his son, zak, is wayyyyyyyy better

Zak, in my opinion, is a very competent drummer with no originality. It could be anyone. Only one person, however, sounds like Ringo. Though I wouldn't go as far as saying he was amazing.
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« Reply #132 on: March 23, 2008, 10:03:33 AM »

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Zak, in my opinion, is a very competent drummer with no originality. It could be anyone. Only one person, however, sounds like Ringo.

I'd probably change the 'no originality' to 'versatility'.

'It could be anyone' is a clear indication to me that he plays for the song as many great drummers do. He pulls off Moonie better than anybody and then plays basic stuff for Oasis. I mean, its impossible to pick out drummers like Jim Keltner, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, etc,,,unless you read on the album cover that they were the drummers. Not all drummers have their own signature sound or style.

Anyways, I see what your point is BM, but I feel that Zak is a lot better than just competent.

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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #133 on: March 23, 2008, 10:59:56 AM »

eh I'm just into alternative at the moment and he plays that sort of stuff
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #134 on: March 23, 2008, 07:27:36 PM »

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I mean, its impossible to pick out drummers like Jim Keltner, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, etc,,,unless you read on the album cover that they were the drummers. Not all drummers have their own signature sound or style.
 
I'm not a guy who should be getting into a technical discussion of music, but I think you can hear what Ringo contributed to The Beatles even as early as 1962: just play his version of "Love Me Do" after Andy White's: White's version is technically better, but Ringo's sound is bigger and has more 'roll' to it, for lack of a better word. Ringo's style is not as crisp as White's, but it moves if that makes any sense, and, to my mind, gives the record a slightly more bluesy feel.
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #135 on: March 23, 2008, 07:34:12 PM »

true. i think they are just different
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #136 on: March 23, 2008, 07:36:49 PM »

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I'm not a guy who should be getting into a technical discussion of music, but I think you can hear what Ringo contributed to The Beatles even as early as 1962: just play his version of "Love Me Do" after Andy White's: White's version is technically better, but Ringo's sound is bigger and has more 'roll' to it, for lack of a better word.

I'll join you in the non-technical area. I'd say the early Ringo has swing. Unlike Charlie Watts, who was a jazz drummer - and not a very good one - I think Ringo could have swung (!!) that way.
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #137 on: March 23, 2008, 07:40:55 PM »

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I'll join you in the non-technical area. I'd say the early Ringo has swing. Unlike Charlie Watts, who was a jazz drummer - and not a very good one - I think Ringo could have swung (!!) that way.

Yes!!! 'Swing-' that's the word. Thank you. 8)

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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #138 on: March 23, 2008, 11:46:55 PM »

I might say that Ringo was an amazing drummer because:

1) He was the best in Liverpool and Hamburg, which was the beginning of pop music as we know it.
2) He developed the sound of the Beatles as surely as John's rhythm guitar, George's Rockabilly guitar, and John's rhythm guitar did.
3) An entire UNIVERSE of drumming was based on what he did.

Hey, I guess I will say it!
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Re: Ringo- amazing drummer?
« Reply #139 on: March 24, 2008, 06:27:03 AM »

How much of Ringo's drumming came out of his creativity and how much came from the other guys do you think? I only ask because every so often I read about how Paul or the others came up with an idea for the drum parts and then got Ringo to do it. How much did Ringo contribute on his own? Do we know? I mean, in ideas, not the actual execution which of course he did very well.
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