Destroy Goats' Mailbox Jul 4, 2012 21:20:07 GMT
Post by mrmustard on Jul 4, 2012 21:20:07 GMT
Get Back is a great song but the best thing about it is the performance. Everyone is contributing something of real value. Ringos drumming just sets it apart from any ordinary rock 'n' roll song. I hate the way drummers in bands who cover this song just play a straight four four and omit the shuffle on the snare which is fundamental to the song. McCartney keeps it simple but perfect and locks in with Ringo so tightly. Great vocal too. John plays a great guitar part but the real star of the star of the song for me is George. His big open chords on his Telecaster in the chorus just give the song a huge dynamic and take it too another level. It's a perfect example of how George, as a guitarist, worked from within a song rather than making his guitar the prominent feature of the song that so many lead guitarists would do. Immense!
Yeah great assessment mrmustard !! And also don't forget what Billy Preston brings to the song as well
The amazing thing is that how great this performance is compared to some of the other horrible out of tune jams (e.g. you really got a hold on me ,across the universe) and yet they rose their game when you would not have betted on it at the time
How could I forget Billy! He was probably the reason why they did raise their game on this song. It has to be said that The Beatles where not very good jammers/improvisors. Blues was definitely not their forte although, ironically, Yer Blues is one of my favourite songs. The guitar solos were pretty poor on this though. The two occasions Clapton played it (live), he absolutely stormed it!