Best drumming on a Beatles track

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Re: Best drumming on a Beatles track

Postby giovagb07 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:41 am

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Re: Best drumming on a Beatles track

Postby Harrythebannister » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:01 am

Ringo always rated his drumming on "Rain"!
So do I! Definately the best!
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Re: Best drumming on a Beatles track

Postby mervap » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:41 am

I'd agree with that....I always thought his drumming in general was overlooked unfairly. I particularly like his playing on things like the "Hard Day's Night" album...nothing terribly flashy, but it swings with a feel only our lad Ringo has.
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Re: Best drumming on a Beatles track

Postby chris » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:38 pm

funny thing about drums...in the 70's when there were amazing drummers all throughout the land, capable of soloing for an hour...not many of them could keep beat. mr bonham being one of the exceptions.

it was as if, generically speaking...drummers were either flashy, with drum fills everywhere...or they just kept beat.

peart (from rush), moon (who), bonham (zep) were all amazing. but the two pillars of back-beat strength that deserve to be named with these greats are starr and watts (stones), IMO.
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Re: Best drumming on a Beatles track

Postby mervap » Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:21 pm

peart (from rush), moon (who), bonham (zep) were all amazing. but the two pillars of back-beat strength that deserve to be named with these greats are starr and watts (stones), IMO.


Absolutely....I'd add Alan White (yes) to the first group, and Jim Keltner (sessions) & Hal Blaine (sessions) to the latter. Neither Keltner nor Blaine get much press because they never made their mark with any particular group, but both were amazingly steady and inventive in the Starr/Watts tradition.
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Re: Best drumming on a Beatles track

Postby chris » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:15 pm

very true...however, anyone who has followed rock and roll music for more than a few decades should know who keltner is, i think
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Re: Best drumming on a Beatles track

Postby L Dozier » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:00 pm

I love what Ringo played on "Long, Long, Long," and he was pretty nifty on "Long Tall Sally" as well, to name two more.

Let's face it, he had many great performances.
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Re: Best drumming on a Beatles track

Postby Mini » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:49 am

I read somewhere that the drumming on Dig A Pony is quite hard because of the timing. So great job Ringo once again.
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Re: Best drumming on a Beatles track

Postby chris » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:10 pm

Mini wrote:I read somewhere that the drumming on Dig A Pony is quite hard because of the timing. So great job Ringo once again.


good call. this has my absolute late era harmonizing as well.
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