Harrythebannister wrote:Berkeleyan wrote:BTW, from one of Mark Lewishon's Beatle books (the one w/ a chrolology of events) - it says JOHN played bass on Helter Skelter !
I never realised this...I've just belted out the mono mix of this one and the bass is incredible. Boy these guys were multi instrumentalists!!
I read that both john and paul overdubbed a few basslines onto this song (like with Back in the USSR where they each (-Ringo) did a bassline).
Also- listen to the bassline of She's so Heavy (I want you), its really amazing! Especially if you can get your hands on the take where Paul takes the vocals, the bass is out in front more.