Ringo insight

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  1. MarkieMark

    MarkieMark Tele-Afflicted

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    I am not a big fan, and certainly not a Beatles historian-
    But I often ponder the effect of the situation where the group was suddenly a huge rage in popularity, such that their potential market value allowed them to virtually move in to a top studio, at a height in their creativity and just experiment, so much so that even the careful protection of the precious equipment became secondary. And being teamed with a creative mind that had experience with producing and engineering.

    All this at a level seldom, if ever seen before or since.

    I know its controversial, but in my mind, what is often seen as genius. (And some bits were IMO) but I also consider that some was also a result of rare and unusual opportunity.

    Theres probably a large number of people who would have come up with some pretty amazing things given that same opportunity.
     
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    Jones. The worst producer ever. :D
     
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    I'm sure this is true, but I'm saying the best that anyone could have achieved, sans-Beatles, would never rise to the level that they did. They are THE BEATLES for heavens sake! The opportunity/access allowed the Beatles existing genius and amazing gifts to flower all that much more, but they were head and shoulders above the rest.
     
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    Slightly off topic....

    I mentioned how Lennon wrote A Hard Day's Night a few posts above.
    It just got me thinking....

    Where is the inspiration for that song?
    That is, what is it based on or derived from?
    I can't think of anything previous to that that has a similar vibe or chord structure.

    Can anyone here educate me?
     
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    Lennon frequently berated other players in interviews, including Ringo.It might have been in jest. They really wanted him in the band to replace Pete Best who was considered a real asset the the time in Germany.
    Anyway, i just listen to great drummers who love Ringo for his playing.Says enough.
    Never, ever have i thought about any Beatles song: oh, Ringo, you couldve done better there..
    He is on the ball pretty much all of the time.
     
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    Yeah, me too. Everybody knows the more 9, 11, and 13 chords you cramp into a bar the better it is.
    Sorry, forgot dim chords.
    Must have dim chords..
     
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