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Why doesn't Paul McCartney play bass during the interview segments of the Beatles an-

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Blackbird, Jul 21, 2003.


  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    thology?

    I mean, he plays guitar and sings a bunch of tunes. Granted, Ringo doesn't have any interview segments where he plays actually, there's a bit of footage where he plays but there's no sound and George only plays the ukulele one time, but since Paul was a bass player, shouldn't there have been a little bit of that?

    Just a thought.
     
  2. Maybe he really can't play? :p

    Maybe he just wants to talk, and not talk "shop?"

    Maybe he thinks of himself as more of a songwriter now?

    Who knows?

    Mike
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Yeah, maybe the real bassist was a very young Hugh McDonald.(Who played bass on Bon Jovi records):p

    Well, he did talk a little shop, showing the intro of "Strawberry Fields" on the mellotron. Besides that, you can see him playing guitar and piano...

    It would have been nice to see some bass playing, that's all.
     
  4. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Colorado
    I also would have liked to see him play more bass.

    That being said, I think that much of the world and us bassplayers like to view Paul as a bass player exclusively, when he may see himself as more of an all around musician.

    Just my .02 on the subject.
     
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Well, he should have gotten around to play some bass. A bassist's a musician too, after all.:p
     
  6. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Colorado

    :D
     
  7. Paul was a guitar and piano player before he learned to play the bass. He really didn't want to play bass at first but got "voted" into doing it after Stu Sutcliff(sp?) left the band. He eventually grew to like it and became quite good at it, however he will probably always be more comfortable on guitar and piano. Those are the instruments that he has always written on.
     
  8. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Really?

    For some reason it's a sin to want to play bass. Alot of people that play it are not proud of the fact they do, isn't that crazy?

    I would be very sad indeed i Paul feel into that ego trap.
     
  9. Nicklas

    Nicklas

    Mar 15, 2003
    I think in that time in the late 50s the bass player was the fat guy in the background.....

    And i think Mccartney was a guy who wanted to sing and play lead guitarr.

    He took over the bass because no one wanted to play it....but later in the Beatles both Lennon and Harrison took up the bass and played.........Listen to The Long and Winding road..its John Lennon who play bass on that one and a Mr Mccartney who laughs at lennons misstakes...
     
  10. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    That was then. The anthology was done in the 90s.

    All you're saying is well and good, but doesn't really address the question, unless it's an indirect way of saying that McCartney became an adept pianist and guitarist to avoid playing the bass...:confused:
     
  11. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Carol Kaye played bass on all original Beatles and Wings recordings.
     
  12. BaroqueBass

    BaroqueBass

    Jul 8, 2000
    Salem, OR
    :bag: she walked in through the outdoor?? the kind you find at a second-hand store?
     
  13. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Thats the first time I have ever lost my coffee on the computer screen. Ahhh, that made my day.