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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by BigNorm, Apr 14, 2019.
I may not be smart, but I am smart enough not to go there!!!
I think the same thing.
There's no way that guy would have gone unnoticed.
It's cliche to say this but it's true, Lennon was the perfect foil to McCartney.
One was sweet, one was sour, and i think they both benefited from the other.
But regardless, Paul would have been a star anyway.
Has anyone listened to the Giles Martin remixed White Album? The drums are much more
Prominent. According to him he didn’t have to worry about a
needle jumping out of record groove so there was no need compress the drums.
It does sound better than the original to me.
I have heard Ringo was the glue that held them together.
I believe that if you sat in a very quiet room with Paul McCartney and listened very closely, you could hear music coming out of the pores in his skin.
Henry Mancini used to say that melodies would fall out of Victor Young's shirtsleeves to his cuff-links and on to the piano's keyboard. Some folks simply can't contain all the music that's in them.
You can look at a picture of Paul and hear music.
"He played the guitar solo on Lionel Richie's hit "Hello" and Boz Scaggs "Lowdown"."
two solos i know and love.
this album was used extensively by the one of my dance teachers i had the biggest crush on circa 1979... nothing but happy memories now...
and this is just good.
And all those Seals & Crofts hits.
You NEVER fail to just amaze me with how deep inside you are with so much music that EVERYONE heard on the radios in their kitchens, in their bedrooms....in their cars! I don’t have a better or more succinct way to state it, so I’m just going to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you post here.
I just love music. And who made it and how it was made.
That Silk Degrees album gave us Toto. Look at the personnel on it.
David Paich's Dad Marty was a composer arranger BITD. He and my Dad were good friends and worked together more than a few times. I remember David as a kid jamming on my Dads 9 ft. concert grand. He's four years older than me, and he knew so much at 14. Great musician...even then.
twas but a joke old chap
I was there at the beginning and John was always my favourite.
He seemed so irreverent next to Paul's seriousness and his songs are my favourites.
I know everything is branded Lennon/McCartney but usually the main songwriter got to sing the lead.
Paul is perfect pop while Lennon had a harder edge.
Between them - perfection.
Every fan has their favourite.
Can you guess?
I have always liked Lennon the best I was 20 when they came to America. Was in a band. We played a lot of their songs.
Individually they are just people & musicians … together they magically ARE the Beatles .
My wife has a musicology degree and actually took a full university course on the music of the Beatles, so I get to hear a lot about this subject. Turns out that if you take untrained musical geniuses and let them loose, they can recreate in five years what the classical world took decades to master in terms of mixing keys, modes, harmonics, song structure and on and on. They sound like cute pop songs, but they were musical revolutionaries at work, if you know what to listen for.
I often wondered, were they aware of all of the clever musical devices they used, or was it just what they heard in their heads, and that's what came out?
Borrowed chords, substitutions ect.
Were they aware of the theory, or did they just dig the sound, and went for it?
If you listen to them in interviews, they "play dumb" about theory. "We just write whatever " kinda schtick.
But i think they may have had a better handle on theory than they let on.
Well, there was no formal musical education in their CV's. But, like the Shakespeare deniers, I think people underestimate the amount of culture available to people who aren't in the top 1%. I wouldn't be surprised if they had plenty of opportunity to dig into avant-garde music and pull ideas out of it for themselves.
This is another interesting topic to discuss regarding The Beatles. I believe they took their working class work ethic and applied it to music. It seems that they studied music but not necessarily music theory. I think they soaked in all the music they ever heard and liked and reverse engineered it as opposed to learning the theory first. They didn't take classes on how to make music but they took apart music and figured out how to put it together.
I think Paul is dreamy!
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