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Ringo's in the US singing his Liverpool 8 all over the place, why dosen't someone tell him he can't sing ?

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Ringo's in the US singing his Liverpool 8 all over the place, why dosen't someone tell him he can't sing ?

 

 

He can sing its just that the song is ****

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I was speaking to my dad about this at the weekend, and he is a long time Beatles fan in his mid sixties. Even he says that the general consensus back in their heyday was that Ringo was the "spare".

 

Yes his awful song and awful singing, Liverpool 8 was all over the media in UK last week but even after that, his record didn't even get in the charts, let alone get in the top 20. And these days you only need to sell about three copies to get into the top 50!

 

This became a minor news item on the monday morning news and comment. You have to feel a bit sorry for him, although not that sorry because he was lucky to work with a great songwriter and two genius ones in the best group of all time...

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Ringo is a decent drummer(not as good as his son Zak) but he replaced Pete Best who only got a supermarket from his career;):hihi:

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He can sing its just that the song is ****

 

And I don't think the songs all that bad, it's his singing thats ****

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Ringo's in the US singing his Liverpool 8 all over the place, why dosen't someone tell him he can't sing ?

 

What is this Liverpool 8 ? :huh:

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What is this Liverpool 8 ? :huh:

 

His new song he's trying to promote, his singing is a flat as his speaking....he should be ashamed of himself, he sounds awful.

 

This morning he walked off a morning show it seems ,"Regis" because they needed to cut his song down but a couple of minutes for other guests he got mad and left :hihi:

 

He should go back to being the Choo Choo train conducter he was on a childrens show over here. :roll:

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I saw Ringo on last weeks Jonathon Ross show, he still has that Beatles humour just like in the 1960's which is more than can be said about the other surviving member, the rather depressing Sir Paul McCartney.

 

Ringo has led a charmed life.

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Ringo is a decent drummer(not as good as his son Zak) but he replaced Pete Best who only got a supermarket from his career;):hihi:

 

Yes I agree with you that Ringo is/was a decent drummer. But if he would have died in 1965 the Group would have easily replaced him and the difference to the music would have almost no effect at all.

 

Whereas if George, John or Paul would have died in 1965, the group would have finished or been totally and utterly different.

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How annoying and stupid is it to sing a song about a place proclaiming your undying love for that you don't even live in anymore!! Pillock!!

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How annoying and stupid is it to sing a song about a place proclaiming your undying love for that you don't even live in anymore!! Pillock!!

 

Exactly plus didnt he say on the Jonny Ross show that he wouldnt want to go back and live there.

 

Also the song is crap and he cant really sing and the fact its sold about 1 copy since its launch proves its crap.

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Yes I agree with you that Ringo is/was a decent drummer. But if he would have died in 1965 the Group would have easily replaced him and the difference to the music would have almost no effect at all.

 

Whereas if George, John or Paul would have died in 1965, the group would have finished or been totally and utterly different.

 

I strongly disagree muddy.

 

Whilst of course, a Ringo exit in 1965 would not have been detrimental to the Beatles' output, their sound would have changed hugely had they recruited another drummer. There's nothing outstanding drummingwise on Rubber Soul although the drumming on the stand-alone single Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out is noticeable, especially on the former track.

 

But there are some great Ringo performances on 1966's Revolver and sometimes I believe it's Ringo's lack of technical ability which makes his style so interesting. He cites his drumming on Rain (b-side to Paperback Writer) as his best performance on any Beatles recording. It is chockfull of glorious 'backward' fills. It is also a very tight performance only let down by the fact that the entire kit was still only recorded through one microphone. (Paul was now plugging his Rickenbacker bass directly into the recording mixer hence the deep basslines from Revolver onwards.)

 

Also on Revolver, we've got Lennon's manic Tomorrow Never Knows and Ringo's contribution is central to this song. Its metronomic quality mesmerises the listener; its effect is stunning. (Incidentally, the seagull sound is actually a guitar. Tomorrow Never Knows includes Paul's blinding Epiphone Casino solo from George's Taxman - actually co-written by George and John - making its third appearance on the album. The solo, played once appears twice on Taxman and in reverse on Tomorrow Never Knows!)

 

We then come to Peppers and more lumpy backward fills on A Day In The Life. Jeff Lynne has spent an entire career trying to get that dampened sound and he managed it on George's 1987 Cloud Nine track When We Was Fab (and Ringo played it then too!). Ringo's performance on Good Morning, Good Morning has largely gone unnoticed; a shame as his bass pedal work is as good as you'll find on any Beatles record. Also, for someone who can't sing, his vocal on A Little Help From My Friends is one of the best on the record.

 

Moving on, 1968's patchwork quilt affair, The White Album and Ringo leaves. Paul takes over on drums but his work is fairly sloppy (Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Back In The USSR and Dear Prudence). Feel the difference with Ringo back behind the kit on songs like I'm So Tired - now on 8 track recording (2 4-tracks linked together) and his stunning performances on Sexy Sadie and Savoy Truffle. The Beatles WERE NOT the same without Ringo!

 

With the kit nicely mic'd up, Ringo saves his best till last. For me, his best performance on any Beatles recording was the Harrison throw-away track Old Brown Shoe (indeed, it is one of the best collective performances by three of the Beatles. Paul's bass is ace and George's guitar solo very neat. Again, the recording is let down by the sound peaking and distorting all over the place. It was released as the b-side to The Ballad Of John And Yoko. No wonder George felt unappreciated. For the record, John did not contribute to Old Brown Shoe).

 

On Abbey Road, Ringo gives us the swampy toms on Come Together, the interesting time signatures on Here Comes The Sun; wonderful feel on Oh! Darling and of course, his only solo on the medley on side 2. And for all this, the listener recognises who the drummer is.

 

Yes, he could have been replaced, but for me, the Beatles sound would have been far less interesting. Now, if only the three remaining Beatles had grouped together minus McCartney but with Klaus Voorman on bass - The Ladders - that WOULD have been interesting!!

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