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(ringostarr.com)   50 years ago today, Ringo Starr plays his first gig with The Beatles. Entire group feels the timing is just right   (ringostarr.com) divider line 41
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2012-08-18 09:24:39 AM
An so begins a thread of fanboys saying Ringo was one of the best ever because of his simplicity and timing and the haters linking to "real" drummers no one has heard of or cares about.
 
2012-08-18 09:28:39 AM
I dunno man, there has to be a middle ground between simplistic four-on-the-floor drumming and grotesque obnoxiousness of Neil Pert where in the rush of being awesome the beat doesn't serve the song at all or say, the gated snare overload of Phil Collins.
 
2012-08-18 09:33:06 AM
Something, something, Marge Simpson, joke, something.
 
2012-08-18 09:38:13 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: simplistic four-on-the-floor drumming


Ringo Star invented disco?
/hey guys, I invented Disco
\You dolt!
 
2012-08-18 09:38:38 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I dunno man, there has to be a middle ground between simplistic four-on-the-floor drumming and grotesque obnoxiousness of Neil Pert where in the rush of being awesome the beat doesn't serve the song at all or say, the gated snare overload of Phil Collins.


Hooray for puns.
 
2012-08-18 09:38:39 AM
The lesson here for drummers is don't be more popular with the ladies than the lead singer(s).
 
2012-08-18 09:45:28 AM
The day Pete was bested
 
2012-08-18 09:58:57 AM
babysealclubber

That is why I don't miss the music tab. "My favorite band that you never heard of is better than yours"
 
2012-08-18 10:14:10 AM
 
2012-08-18 10:32:19 AM
Officialy joined The Beatles 50 years ago. He sat in with them previously.
 
2012-08-18 10:49:44 AM

wiseolddude: babysealclubber

That is why I don't miss the music tab. "My favorite band that you never heard of is better than yours"


Quoted for truth
 
2012-08-18 10:59:31 AM
I'm warning you with peace and love.
 
2012-08-18 11:37:02 AM

wiseolddude: babysealclubber

That is why I don't miss the music tab. "My favorite band that you never heard of is better than yours"


Shouldn't you MISS the Music tab then? At least then this stuff was confined to one place.

/Ringo is highly underrated
 
2012-08-18 11:44:54 AM

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: /Ringo is highly underrated


This. Ringo was last part they really needed: A showman.
 
2012-08-18 12:20:11 PM
Paul McCartney: 'Ringo the best drummer in the world? Hell, he's not even the best drummer in the band!'

Or other words to that affect.

Love the snark, especially from a man who couldn't writer a song with any depth if his life depended on it AND had his tone-deaf wife 'singing' - and poorly - back-up for his band.
 
2012-08-18 12:29:42 PM
Ringo is a phenomenal musician.
 
2012-08-18 12:52:03 PM

The Dreaded Rear Admiral: wiseolddude: babysealclubber

That is why I don't miss the music tab. "My favorite band that you never heard of is better than yours"

Shouldn't you MISS the Music tab then? At least then this stuff was confined to one place.

/Ringo is highly underrated


Debate that? He's a farkin' BEATLE, for cryin' out loud!

/listen to "(She's in Love with Me and) I Feel Fine"

//rest my case
 
2012-08-18 12:52:05 PM

Superjew: Ringo is a phenomenal musician.


I see what you did there.
 
2012-08-18 12:55:31 PM

douchebag/hater: AND had his tone-deaf wife 'singing' - and poorly - back-up for his band.

 

upload.wikimedia.org

Leave Yoko alone!
 
2012-08-18 01:07:35 PM
0.tqn.com
 
2012-08-18 01:18:54 PM
My first Ringo Starr experience:

www.coldfusionvideo.com

And like any 8 year old I watched the movie a bajillion times.
 
2012-08-18 01:21:36 PM
I'm glad I never went through a Beatles phase. Being 41, I just missed it.
 
2012-08-18 01:34:02 PM
www.mybeatlescollection.com

/i kinda miss lps
 
2012-08-18 01:46:52 PM

cygnusx13: I'm glad I never went through a Beatles phase. Being 41, I just missed it.


Well, at least you have 1910 Fruitgum Company and the Archies.
/which is nice
 
2012-08-18 01:58:51 PM

cygnusx13: I'm glad I never went through a Beatles phase. Being 41, I just missed it.


Seriously? I'm 37 and went through a huge Beatles phase. In fact, I may still be in it, if mildly.
 
2012-08-18 02:01:31 PM
I'm 35 years old. If you are younger than the Beatles, and don't have a Beatles phase, you are seriously missing out.

Peace and love. Peace and LOVE!
 
2012-08-18 02:13:32 PM
Anyone who complains about Ringo has never heard Pete Best.
 
2012-08-18 02:16:25 PM
Ringo played exactly what George Martin wanted him to do, on the first time, every dam time. He's a great time keeper and does some nice fills. He was exactly what the Beatles needed. If you're looking for someone to do funky time signatures and wow you with their technical ability, he's not the guy you're looking for.

Plus "Octopus's Garden" is a great sing along with the younglings in the van.

And, if for nothing else, I will give him a pass because of his performance on John Lennon Plastic Ono Band. He was the perfect drummer for the sparse sound Lennon was looking for on that record.
 
2012-08-18 02:19:21 PM

Snapper Carr: Anyone who complains about Ringo has never heard Pete Best.


Good night, that's the definition of Leaden Drumming, and he totally screws up time in the bridge.

Yes, both the Beatles and Nirvana got serious drummer upgrades before they made it big.
 
2012-08-18 03:08:30 PM

Irving Maimway: He was exactly what the Beatles needed.



Its a dead horse now, but yep.  Just listen to any Beatles song, especially ones that are heavy on drumming.  It worked.  I can't see how anyone listens to the Beatles greatest songs and thinks "could use some more complex drumming, otherwise pretty good."
 
2012-08-18 03:11:58 PM
Paul McCartney: 'Ringo the best drummer in the world? Hell, he's not even the best drummer in the band!'


you dumba**, it was John who said that, and it was a dig at Paul
 
2012-08-18 03:18:13 PM
Beatles (were/was) a good band that made good music.

/Always have problems with verb(?) agreements.
 
2012-08-18 03:25:41 PM
Even George Martin wanted to fire Pete Best for christ sake.
 
2012-08-18 03:40:34 PM

Freschel: Beatles (were/was) a good band that made good music.

/Always have problems with verb(?) agreements.


Treat a plural as a plural. Treat band as a singular collective noun.
 
2012-08-18 03:47:02 PM

Thank You Black Jesus!: Freschel: Beatles (were/was) a good band that made good music.

/Always have problems with verb(?) agreements.

Treat a plural as a plural. Treat band as a singular collective noun.


Thanks =)
 
2012-08-18 04:31:13 PM
And John Lennon wasn't the best singer, guitarist or songwriter in The Beatles either so he should have just shut his pie hole. He was the biggest drug addict, however, so maybe that counts for something....

I heard Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End on the radio the other day and Ringo's drumming (even in that silly drum solo) just kicks all kinds of ass. From the nice fills of the "golden slumbers fill your eyes..." section to the monster beat of the "boy, you're gonna carry that weight" section and on and on, it's just a textbook on how to do rock drumming.

And I say that as a guy whose favorite drummer is this guy playing this kit:
www.drummerworld.com

/Major respect for Richard Starkey
 
2012-08-18 07:00:29 PM
If you need a loud drum sound in your song, that means your melody is lousy. Drums are best in moderation.

Ringo managed not to be too annoying, which makes him more tolerable than the drummers in 90% of rock bands.
 
2012-08-18 10:38:12 PM
www.drummerworld.com

Anyone wanna argue that Ringo is the best drummer in the world that had a son that became a better drummer than most of the drummers on your list?
 
2012-08-20 01:28:21 AM
>Hempmonkey: Anyone wanna argue that Ringo is the best drummer in the world that had a son that became a better drummer than most of the drummers on your list?

Hmmmm.....for that combo I can only think of John Henry Bonham > Jason Bonham....who else?
 
2012-08-20 03:39:46 PM

Henry Holland: >Hempmonkey: Anyone wanna argue that Ringo is the best drummer in the world that had a son that became a better drummer than most of the drummers on your list?

Hmmmm.....for that combo I can only think of John Henry Bonham > Jason Bonham....who else?



Gene Krupa? Buddy Rich? Animal?
 
2012-08-20 05:43:16 PM
Anyone know anything about the claims by Bernard Purdie that he recorded a bunch of the early Beatles songs? I never knew what to make of that. As a HUGE Beatles fan I never wanted to believe it, but Bernard Purdie is a great drummer in his own right (haha John reference) so who knows...
 
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