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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Sotakoira Musti, Nov 19, 2020.
Man, the bass track is just killer!
Always liked this song...and who hasnt had some thoughts of a female traffic warden....got to get them to rip up parking ticket somehow
McCartney was recording brilliant bass lines during the Revolver/Sgt. Pepper period. In his autobiography, Geoff Emerick discusses how by the time of Revolver, McCartney began to add bass last (or much later in the recording process), and they would keep a track free for his bass, which was pretty rare stuff in the days of four-track. They would spend an evening with McCartney experimenting with different bass lines, and loads of punch-ins, so that he was effectively turning his bass parts into their own mini compositions.
Cool song, and I agree about the bass line, and McCartney's bass tracks in general. But how can a song on Sgt. Peppers be underrated?
Best album ever recorded - Beatles at their best.
Yep, you’re correct my friend! Macca used to do basslines last in recording process. Mr. Harrison actually disliked Macca’s bass in Something, he felt it was too overwhelming. Anyways, regardless of GHs opinion, that’s still one fine bass track!
I always thought it would be worthwhile to spend a year learning and understanding all of Paul's bass lines... like "attending the Paul McCartney school of bass." (Haven't been yet, but maybe when I retire!)
... and I always thought this was a master class on coordination of multiple intricate instrument and vocal parts. Each part is interesting in and of itself and none of the parts step on another at any point in the song.
Lyrically, a wonderful whimsy song the Beatles were so good at doing!
by definition, there just cannot be any underrated beetles songs
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That piano riff at 1:15 is nice.
Such a amazing band...and the music they created. Never before and never again......
Paul's bass lines loom large in his legend.
Pulled up the album to listen to it and this factoid jumped out at me: 9 of 13 songs are under 3 minutes. The Beatles really knew how to put a song together. Unparalleled genius.
Is that an example of George Martin's playing?
Or do I have this mixed up with another Beatles song?
I think Martin played this, and the other one you're thinking about is probably "In My Life" which Martin also did. Both use the same trick of slowing down the tape while recording the piano solo so that when it's played back at normal speed it seems impossibly fast.
Classic song - but then, so was the whole album. Rita was defo one of my favourites.
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I do not care.
The entire b side of sgt pepper is great for its bass line