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Paul McCartney: Turntables

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I've a vague recollection of seeing some old B&W in the background of a McCartney interview.

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Nothing would surprise me - how could one of the best bass guitarists in the world NOT use a Precision or Jazz bass lol 

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15 minutes ago, uzzy said:

Nothing would surprise me - how could one of the best bass guitarists in the world NOT use a Precision or Jazz bass lol 

Best bass guitarists in the world and Paul McCartney - I can't see the connection 😁

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15 minutes ago, MF 1000 said:

Best bass guitarists in the world and Paul McCartney - I can't see the connection 😁

For the years before McCartney pop bass guitarists followed root notes in the chords being played - McCartney took it out of the box and did harmonies on Bass and opposing licks - lyrical bass lines and melody .. without doubt a great bass guitarist 

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23 hours ago, MF 1000 said:

Best bass guitarists in the world and Paul McCartney - I can't see the connection 😁

Listen a bit harder.

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Beatles & early Wings stuff I'm ok with ....it's his insistence of trying to sing as he did in the 1970's that gets me - he can't do it now and seemingly no one has the bottle to tell him to either stop or modify his approach.  

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Perhaps he carries on signing because he gets enjoyment out of it, I’m not a massive fan and if his but he’s definitely earned the right to carry on. 

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43 minutes ago, Gonepostal said:

Perhaps he carries on signing because he gets enjoyment out of it, I’m not a massive fan and if his but he’s definitely earned the right to carry on. 

:rofl:

I'm a fan, though there have been periods in his career where signing would have been preferable (The Frog Chorus and Mull of Kintyre spring to mind).

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As some of you may have guessed I have been for as long as I can remember a Beatles fan and of their solo work. I do concede however that Paul's voice is not as good as it was but at nearly 78 it is not surprising. I do think that sometimes it may be best to call it a day so people remember him at his finest. It brings to mind the song by Bread, Guitar Man. Although in Paul's case he has no trouble filling a stadium.

I've seen him a couple of times in recent years and I was really amazed at his energy as he was on stage for nearly three hours and I do rate seeing him live as the best concerts I've ever been too. Okay his voice was not so good but he still gave a brilliant performance. What amazed me was the age range of his fans ranging from teenagers right through to old fossils like me and older.

I bought his latest album not really expecting much but I was surprised how good it was, in fact I would rate it as one of his best albums for many years, so he never fails to surprise.

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15 hours ago, MF 1000 said:

Beatles & early Wings stuff I'm ok with ....it's his insistence of trying to sing as he did in the 1970's that gets me - he can't do it now and seemingly no one has the bottle to tell him to either stop or modify his approach.  

Mate have you heard the frog song in DSD128

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At least it's not Jimi Hendrix trying to sing. Oh boy - dude could play guitar but ..

Springsteen sounds like he's paralytic or dying 

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On 06/04/2020 at 19:14, uzzy said:

For the years before McCartney pop bass guitarists followed root notes in the chords being played - McCartney took it out of the box and did harmonies on Bass and opposing licks - lyrical bass lines and melody .. without doubt a great bass guitarist 

Have you ever listened to the bass lines on Beach Boys / Brian Wilson records. I think Mr Wilson might have influenced Paul's bass playing

 Paul McCartney commented on Wilson's bass lines: "If you were in the key of C, you would normally use–the root note would be, like, a C on the bass ... Brian would be using notes that weren't the obvious notes to use. As I say, 'the G if you're in C–that kind of thing. And [he] also [put] melodies in the bass line."[167]

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People will be saying next that Ringo isn't the best drummer in the world. :D

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2 hours ago, AntA said:

People will be saying next that Ringo isn't the best drummer in the world. :D

Thought that was Animal from the muppets, or is it Cozey Powell 🤔

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