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    You are right. Ugo.

    It sounds like John played that bass with a drum stick instead of a pick.

    Lots of noise near the end of the drum track. It sounds like overhead mics only. And Andrew was right. Ringo was a "basic" drummer at best. But then, he is far richer than I am, so I guess he wins.

    (I see the Rolling Stones tracks were taken down due to copyright claims by MTV and ABKCO Records.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RawDepth View Post
    It sounds like John played that bass with a drum stick instead of a pick.
    John plays bass on this?

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    That doesn't sound like Motley Crue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAMI View Post
    John plays bass on this?
    Yes, on that song only. But don't ask me why. Maybe Paul called off sick that day.

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    The beatles had a right handed 6 string Fender precision bass, strung just like a guitar, so John and George could play bass when McCartney did leads, or played piano.

    John played bass on "Let it Be". (and if you listen closely to the album version, you can hear several places where they dropped the bass in the mix cuz John played wrong notes.)

    George played bass on a couple songs later on, also.
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    Interesting, the Beatles trivia just keeps on coming.

    One thing about that song that always makes me go Ė What?

    What is the sound at 3:02?

    Itís on the second guitar track and I guess itís a guitar but to me it always sounded like a train trying to stop. I looped it last night and I still canít figure it out.

    But Paulís vocals Ė jeeze what a set of pipes he had then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manslick View Post
    What is the sound at 3:02?

    Itís on the second guitar track
    I'm trying to find it, but the second guitar track is only 1:45. How can there be something on it at 3:02???

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAMI View Post
    John plays bass on this?
    Quote Originally Posted by RawDepth View Post
    Yes, on that song only. But don't ask me why. Maybe Paul called off sick that day.
    Lennon also played bass on "Back in the USSR". According to McCartney George played bass on "She said, she said" on the earlier "Revolver".
    Actually, there was alot of instrument swapping in the Beatles, McCartney knocking out the "Taxman" solo for example. McCartney plays drums on a few tracks on the White album, Lennon turns up on lead guitar quite a bit and bass on "The long and winding road" and if anyone is really that interested in who played what, when, Ian McDonald's "Revolution in the head" gives all those kinds of details as well as being a sooooooperrrrrb book. Take it on a long flight or train journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manslick View Post
    Interesting, the Beatles trivia just keeps on coming.

    One thing about that song that always makes me go Ė What?

    What is the sound at 3:02?

    Itís on the second guitar track and I guess itís a guitar but to me it always sounded like a train trying to stop. I looped it last night and I still canít figure it out.

    But Paulís vocals Ė jeeze what a set of pipes he had then.
    Quote Originally Posted by RAMI View Post
    I'm trying to find it, but the second guitar track is only 1:45. How can there be something on it at 3:02???
    I think he means the second track, which is a guitar track.
    I've always loved that sound at 3.02 ! It's a guitar chord. This is a mad far off theory but here goes; apparently, the Charles Manson 'family' became obsessed with the White album and used to listen to it incessantly, five tracks {"Revolution 1", "Revolution 9", "Blackbird", "Piggies" and "Helter skelter"} in particular. Manson and a number of the group were musicians {it's a shame it wasn't tunes they murdered.....} and they reckoned there was this weirrrrrd chord that turned up in those 5 songs which when put together amounted to evidence that the Beatles were talking to them........Anyway, since '78 I've reckoned that noise is that chord ! It's a daft theory, but a great chord.
    Actually chords like that turned up in heavy rock from time to time. Right at the end of Trapeze's "Jury", there's a similar kind of thing.

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