"’Rain’ blows me away"

By |2015-01-02T11:51:34-08:00April 9, 2012|1966, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr|

ED PARK • Devin's post about the drumming on "Dear Prudence" spurred me to look up Ringo's comments about his work on "Rain" (reprinted in William J. Dowlding's Beatlesongs): “My favorite piece of me is what I did on ‘Rain.’ I think I just played amazing. I was into the snare and high-hat. I think it was the first time I used this trick of starting a break by hitting the hi-hat first instead of going directly to a drum off the hi-hat . . . . I think it’s the best out of all the records I ever made. ‘Rain’ blows me [...]

Which song is he talking about?

By |2014-07-07T13:56:19-07:00November 13, 2009|1966|

ED PARK • Want to hear a really sloppy record? It's a good song, but the recording's a mess. The drums consistently drag the rhythm; the bass player isn't quite sure how his part is supposed to go...—Douglas Wolk, "The Death of Mistakes Means the Death of Rock" http://youtu.be/T3znOTuT4K8

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