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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by rangercaster, Apr 27, 2020.
I'll ask my sister.
is Paul dead ?
I still get a bit choked up when they play John Lennon's 'So this is Christmas' at that time of the year. It was presented to Phil Spector who produced it and added the Harlem Community Choir. It ranks as the favorite Christmas song by so many people. What a gift to give this world.
For years it was John. Then, about 20 years ago, I started moving into the George camp. Neither had any real clunkers, but, for me, Sir Paul had several. I found him to be the most inconsistent, ranging from sublime to embarrassing, sometimes on the same album.
Solo, they all had their moments of greatness. George's ATMP is wonderful and his slide on Living In The Material World is magic. John's Plastic On Band is great (God was my personal theme song for years.). The only solo album of Paul's that I still enjoy is the first one, McCartney. Even Ringo had Ringo.
They’re all great. But John, then George is number 2. They’re best together though.
I buried Paul.
Just play the album backwards and then you will know.
Ringo and Paul tie for last place.
“I don’t believe in Goldman, his type is like a curse—instant karma’s gonna get him, if I don’t get him first...” —Paul Hewson
Rings seems like the only one I’d actually enjoy being around....overall I appreciate the direction the Beatles pointed rock music towards more than the actual songs themselves, probably doesn’t help that I used to work for a Beatles fanatic, and I couldn’t stand the guy.
That was an era where all the great ones had swing in their feel. They grew up as kids with jazz as the popular music of the day so even though they, as adults, were busy inventing and developing rock'n'roll swing was there in their musical DNA. Not to mention the early R'n' R they heard from the U.S was very swingy as well. That's my thoughts on it. Ringo, Charlie, Bonham, Moon...
Indeed. They were all trying to play like [mostly] Afro-American dudes from the U.S. – the guys who had played the music they were obsessed with when they were growing up.
Bill Ward had it big time as well. That's why he was easily the greatest heavy metal drummer, IMO. He came from blues-rock. Very few other metal drummers have "that [American] black thing" going on like he did.
Keith Moon (and The Who in general) swung a whole lot less than most of the British rock groups of that era. Not saying he was bad (I love his drumming), but he had a straighter/stiffer, more European rhythmic approach.
Here's a great loping-yet-fierce Bill Ward performance from the last Sabbath album that I really listen to. Even when he's on the front beat, he's swinging the hell out of it.
John, Paul, George and Ringo'
Do you really want me to make a choice?
Sum of all parts comes into play.