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If Ringo were kicked of The Beatles because he sucked...

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by BeatlesAreMyJam, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. bo

    bo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Arlington, VA
    You mean the guy that George Martin said there was never a retake due to his timing? Okay, so they had to drop Besame Mucho from the set because he couldn't do the sustained roll through out the song like Pete could... Ringo ain't fancy, but his timing is impeccable.
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  2. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    The part where the dude said a journalist should burn in Hell ?

    That’s what I thought . Hence my response.

    All the Beatles are/were great, peaceful dudes.

    Their zealots/acolytes ?

    Well, ya get the strong suspicion that their least favorite Mops song is “All You Need Is Love”...o_O
  3. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2017
    I think the truth is that other people could have done drumming but Ringo is so generally dismissed as pointless that a lot of people feel the need to point out that he was actually a big part of the team

    Being in the eye of the storm isn't just about drumming

    I work in a team of 7 people and the flavour of the day is changed by a single voice not being in

    25% of a discussion is a big thing. Maybe he kept their feet on the ground for an extra 2 years when without him the others would have split up before

    The fact he wasn't some leading political voice means he is very much eclipsed by Lennon etc in a way Charlie Watts never was, but that is because the Beatles are a special case
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  4. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    Great drummer, but I'd cross the street to avoid him. And risk saying hello to Ginger Baker on the other side instead.
  5. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    Bill Bruford was the first guy I ever heard bashing Ringo.

    I like Ringo's music way better than Bill Bruford's. 'Nuff said.
  6. EllroyJames

    EllroyJames Friend of Leo's

    Feb 18, 2013
    A Lennon-Starr song??!!;)

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  7. Jakeboy

    Jakeboy Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 26, 2008
    Sedalia, MO
    Just curious...we all know about Ginger’s surly reputation, but what is bad about Ringo?
  8. EddieLocrian

    EddieLocrian Tele-Holic

    Feb 7, 2014
    But he didn't drum on Live Aid!

    Overlooked by 80s popsters.
  9. Tommy Biggs

    Tommy Biggs Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 17, 2010
    Northern NJ
    Let’s imagine people as band mates-
    Keith Moon and George Martin!
    Ginger Baker and John Lennon!
    John Bonham and Paul McCartney !
    Buddy Rich and George Harrison!

    Nah. Nobody else. ;)
  10. Clash Telecaster

    Clash Telecaster Tele-Meister

    Nov 30, 2017
    New York
    From 1:06 to 1:17 is kind of hilarious. That's Springsteen's drummer Max Weinberg telling us Ringo came up with something innovative for "Ticket To Ride." Uhh, that unique and brilliant drum pattern came from Paul. Paul actually told Ringo exactly what to play on that song.

    Ringo was great, but he did have a little help from his friends.
  11. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Dec 27, 2007
  12. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Wooo. that's harsh. He once piss on your porridge or something? ;)

    To me he's always seemed to be a very decent friendly non-egotistical guy. Is there a darker side to him?
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  13. LowThudd

    LowThudd Friend of Leo's

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
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  14. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    In reply to the above, I think he treats his fans with contempt, especially with his 'don't write to me anymore' on-line directive a few years ago.
  15. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2017
    I understand Neil Armstrong got to that point as well. I don't think you can understand it unless you have also been under the same microscope

    Peace and love
  16. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    Neil who? :lol:
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  17. O- Fender

    O- Fender Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 25, 2003
    A drummer that doesn't like drum solos and never overplayed.
    What's not to love?
  18. drf64

    drf64 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Jul 24, 2009
    Ada, MI
    Neil Armstrong was in a very exclusive club.

    “He didn't differentiate between what had a value and what didn't have a value. As I've said before, once I found his congressional gold medal, but it was stuffed in a drawer with Arby's coupons.”
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  19. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Actually I don’t see how they’re ridiculous. Maybe exaggerated.

    John Paul and George didn’t write the drum parts on the whole. Paul plays drums on two songs - and you can tell.

    It’s ok that you have Beatles fatigue. And they are far from perfect. A lot of the albums have filler. But if you listen to Rain, or Ticket to Ride, no other drummer could have done it. Not moon, not baker, not watts, not McCarty. That was what I was trying to say.
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  20. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2017
    Wonder when the tin foil hat brigade will say Ringo was the first man on the moon - with Louie Armstrong on trumpet
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