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(Daily Mail)   Dear Paul, "We are recording an LP this weekend. How about coming in to play bass?" Sincerely, Jimi and Miles   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 47
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2013-05-11 09:19:02 AM
So it was Miles Davis who had Paul killed and replaced with an imposter! Of course, it all makes sense now...
 
2013-05-11 09:19:22 AM
Too bad that all of them are dead now.
 
2013-05-11 09:22:57 AM
Kind of glad this didn't happen.
Paul would have shown up, taken the entire thing over, hired in-laws to manage, re-recorded Jimi's parts after Jimi left, then forced them  to never play again.
Just like he did with Wings.
 
2013-05-11 09:24:24 AM
The telegram came at a time when the Beatles were falling apart due to business and artistic conflicts that likely would have been exacerbated by McCartney appearing on a record with Hendrix and Davis

What's wrong with that? I'd like to know.
 
2013-05-11 09:31:24 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: The telegram came at a time when the Beatles were falling apart due to business and artistic conflicts that likely would have been exacerbated by McCartney appearing on a record with Hendrix and Davis

What's wrong with that? I'd like to know.


GAAHHHHHHH!!!!
 
2013-05-11 09:31:48 AM
But McCartney had gone his family to their farm in Scotland to escape exposure to a rumour that he had died in a car crash and been replaced by a lookalike."learn Paul's manners
 
2013-05-11 09:32:25 AM
are people really this old?
 
2013-05-11 09:51:05 AM
Don't forget Tony Williams,  subby-man.
 
2013-05-11 09:52:05 AM
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2013-05-11 09:54:01 AM
For just a second, I thought this was an announcement that (the current) Paul had pasted away.
 
2013-05-11 09:54:16 AM
Paul McCartney was a decent songwriter in his day, if somewhat overrated (listen to the tripe that "Wings" put out if you disagree).

But there is no way in Hell that he was even on the same page as Miles Davis and JImi Hendrix when it comes to pure musical talent. He's not even farking close.
 
2013-05-11 10:11:26 AM
*waggles hand* Eehhh... McCartney is not a slouch bassist.

Don't get me wrong, he's no Les Claypool, or Tony Levin, but he writes a mean bassline.
 
2013-05-11 10:11:48 AM
Paul was out of his league in The Beatles, never mind in a jam session with those guys.
They should've called Ringo in, he would've been a good fit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jTA7EJIftY
 
2013-05-11 10:23:54 AM
Don't know if he could have improvised like those guys, but I'd bet it would have been interesting
 
2013-05-11 10:24:13 AM

Trapper439: But there is no way in Hell that he was even on the same page as Miles Davis and JImi Hendrix when it comes to pure musical talent. He's not even farking close.


I know Hendrix would've disagreed with that, and suspect Miles would have too
 
2013-05-11 10:31:12 AM
If it had happened, I think Hendrix would have played bass, and Paul guitar.
 
2013-05-11 10:39:33 AM
Would have been a good fit.  Paul was the experimental one in The Beatles. Everyone think it was John, but while John was home with Cynthia, trying to live a suburban life, Paul was out on the town, going to plays, art galleries, gigs and all sorts of media events, getting exposed to all kinds of influences and ideas.  He was the one who brought the weird to The Beatles, at least until John left Cynthia and they all started doing drugs.

So Paul would've been very keen to just go with it with Miles and Jimi.
 
2013-05-11 11:13:26 AM
Paul wrote boring bass lines. Name recog and that's all.
 
2013-05-11 11:22:57 AM
I'm hoping subby means Les Paul (even though he didn't play bass), as McCartney was one of the most over rated bassists in history.
 
2013-05-11 11:58:25 AM

Trapper439: Paul McCartney was a decent songwriter in his day, if somewhat overrated (listen to the tripe that "Wings" put out if you disagree).

But there is no way in Hell that he was even on the same page as Miles Davis and JImi Hendrix when it comes to pure musical talent. He's not even farking close.


Yeah. He was a very good singer, you've gotta love his voice, but for a superstar bassist in that era I'd probably go for Greg Lake or John Entwistle.

But to be in the same room as Miles Davis you're probably going to need a much higher tolerance for weed than any of that bunch had.
 
2013-05-11 12:07:42 PM

booksmart: *waggles hand* Eehhh... McCartney is not a slouch bassist.

Don't get me wrong, he's no Les Claypool, or Tony Levin, but he writes a mean bassline.


Yup. He was a big influence when I was a kid learning the bass and keys. Lennon was IMO the opinion clearly the better, smarter songwriter, but McCartney was by all measures a far superior musician. I'll go one further and claim that Lennon basically sucked as a guitarist/pianist. And dammit, George should have had more slide guitar solos.
 
2013-05-11 12:08:52 PM

dickfreckle: IMO the opinion


Did I just have a stroke? Time for a bloody mary.
 
2013-05-11 01:10:01 PM
I love how Paul is so much more respected by accomplished musicians than by the Fark comments section.  Please, keep telling me about how you know more about it than Jimi and Miles do... after all, they're the ones who sent the invite.

/but they probably suck too, amirite?
 
2013-05-11 01:11:03 PM
Jimi and Miles probably thought Paul would be a perfect addition to a superstar group. They wanted a solid bass player that wouldn't fark up what they were thinking of doing, and someone who could run with it and add a great melodic sense. Miles wanted big-time commercial success back then, and he loves a good pop tune. It was probably his idea to get McCartney to round out the supergroup.
 
2013-05-11 01:35:45 PM
There's still time to arrange that session...in HELL!

/Sorry, just felt like it
 
2013-05-11 01:37:20 PM
I can't even imagine what this group would sound like... Or what they'd call it.
 
2013-05-11 01:57:52 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: But to be in the same room as Miles Davis you're probably going to need a much higher tolerance for weed than any of that bunch had.


In his autobiography Miles said he didn't like weed. Heroin was his drug of choice in the '50s, and cocaine in the '60s and '70s.
 
2013-05-11 02:28:04 PM
Meh, they probably would sucked. Too many lefties in close proximity. That or open a vortex, some gate to hell. Nothing good can happen when you get that many lefties together.
 
2013-05-11 02:58:12 PM

aNihilV10L8tr: Meh, they probably would sucked. Too many lefties in close proximity. That or open a vortex, some gate to hell. Nothing good can happen when you get that many lefties together.


I am guessing you are trolling, but just in case:

www.woodstockstory.com
 
2013-05-11 03:15:13 PM

Trapper439: Paul McCartney was a decent songwriter in his day, if somewhat overrated (listen to the tripe that "Wings" put out if you disagree).

But there is no way in Hell that he was even on the same page as Miles Davis and JImi Hendrix when it comes to pure musical talent. He's not even farking close.


Um... He is a ridiculous bass player. Which is why jimi wanted him.
 
2013-05-11 03:17:11 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: Would have been a good fit.  Paul was the experimental one in The Beatles. Everyone think it was John, but while John was home with Cynthia, trying to live a suburban life, Paul was out on the town, going to plays, art galleries, gigs and all sorts of media events, getting exposed to all kinds of influences and ideas.  He was the one who brought the weird to The Beatles, at least until John left Cynthia and they all started doing drugs.

So Paul would've been very keen to just go with it with Miles and Jimi.


This. Paul knew Yoko before John. Sadly, he did not pummel her with his Hofner.
 
2013-05-11 03:19:04 PM
You don't know much about McCartney, do you?
 
2013-05-11 03:24:54 PM
Jimi & Miles (feat. MC Cartney)
 
2013-05-11 03:56:07 PM

jayhawk88: So it was Miles Davis who had Paul killed and replaced with an imposter! Of course, it all makes sense now...


www.wiels.nl

They're on the case!
 
2013-05-11 04:30:58 PM
   Really people, slagging Paul's bass playing? Are you f*cking kidding me? Post some of your basslines here and we'll decide if you should be given a forum for such non-sense.

His playing on "Something" influenced every bass player that heard it, ask Mike Mills, ask Anthony Jackson, etc.

/ bass player
// not a big Beatles/Paul fan
/// respect his music and playing...
 
2013-05-11 04:41:34 PM

Trapper439: Paul McCartney was a decent songwriter in his day, if somewhat overrated (listen to the tripe that "Wings" put out if you disagree).

But there is no way in Hell that he was even on the same page as Miles Davis and JImi Hendrix when it comes to pure musical talent. He's not even farking close.


He wasn't anywhere near the greatest of his era certainly, and in that heady company, would definitely be out of place. Someone like Jack Bruce would have been a much better choice.
 
2013-05-11 04:45:58 PM

Christian Bale: Jimi and Miles probably thought Paul would be a perfect addition to a superstar group. They wanted a solid bass player that wouldn't fark up what they were thinking of doing, and someone who could run with it and add a great melodic sense. Miles wanted big-time commercial success back then, and he loves a good pop tune. It was probably his idea to get McCartney to round out the supergroup.


That actually does make sense, though I still think Jack Bruce would have been a better fit. Maybe it has to do with having Hendrix, with all of his blues influence, then on the other end you've got Miles Davis, and Jack Bruce already had tons of experience in both worlds. Just seems to fit. Obviously they thought otherwise, and that's great, just too bad it didn't happen.
 
2013-05-11 05:04:54 PM

ZeroCorpse: I can't even imagine what this group would sound like... Or what they'd call it.


The Beatles Brew Experience?

Didn't Jimi also do a stint playing rhythm for James Brown?
 
2013-05-11 05:31:07 PM

NorCalLos: ZeroCorpse: I can't even imagine what this group would sound like... Or what they'd call it.

The Beatles Brew Experience?

Didn't Jimi also do a stint playing rhythm for James Brown?


Not sure, but that would've been kinda cool; imagine Jimi jamming with Bootsy!
 
2013-05-11 06:11:45 PM

NorCalLos: ZeroCorpse: I can't even imagine what this group would sound like... Or what they'd call it.

The Beatles Brew Experience?

Didn't Jimi also do a stint playing rhythm for James Brown?


Little Richard, not for long tho.
 
2013-05-11 08:01:53 PM

Trapper439: But there is no way in Hell that he was even on the same page as Miles Davis and JImi Hendrix when it comes to pure musical talent. He's not even farking close.


You'd really be surprised: of bass players of that era (early- mid-60s) Paul was pretty much the best out there.  He was the first melodic bass players.
 
2013-05-11 08:47:17 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Trapper439: But there is no way in Hell that he was even on the same page as Miles Davis and JImi Hendrix when it comes to pure musical talent. He's not even farking close.

You'd really be surprised: of bass players of that era (early- mid-60s) Paul was pretty much the best out there.  He was the first melodic bass players.


James Jamerson would like to have a word with you.
 
2013-05-11 11:53:00 PM

Dwight_Yeast: of bass players of that era (early- mid-60s) Paul was pretty much the best out there.  He was the first melodic bass players.


Listening to the Beatles on good earphones is a learning experience: M's bass lines (in their later work, especially) bear little relation to the rest of the song, but somehow work perfectly.
 
2013-05-12 12:08:49 AM
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2013-05-12 10:17:21 AM
The Word from Rubber Soul changed the way the bass was played in rock and roll, IMO. Other genres had bass up front (Jazz and blues in particular) but rock and roll had mostly simple bass lines before that. I'm sure there are other examples and earlier, but that was the one I've always associated with the change.

As far as Hendrix, Miles and Paul; it probably would have been fun for them but most likely nothing of any real worth would have come out of it. I believe there are tons of Miles/Hendrix boots (as well as some with Larry Young, parts of which ended up on Nine To The Universe) as Hendrix was pushing his boundaries and exploring a lot of Jazz but he would have soon realized that his audience, as a whole, weren't prepared to follow him.

But that's just, like, my opinion, man.
 
2013-05-12 11:46:53 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: aNihilV10L8tr: Meh, they probably would sucked. Too many lefties in close proximity. That or open a vortex, some gate to hell. Nothing good can happen when you get that many lefties together.

I am guessing you are trolling, but just in case:

[www.woodstockstory.com image 305x483]


Although i bet it was an honor for Jimi to share the same stage with the great Sha-na-na, I'm not sure how Woodstock relates to the fact that both Jimi and Paul are left-handed musicians.
It could only be more unnatural if they were also red-headed.
 
2013-05-12 03:23:39 PM

New Age Redneck: Really people, slagging Paul's bass playing? Are you f*cking kidding me? Post some of your basslines here and we'll decide if you should be given a forum for such non-sense.


I agree that slagging McCartney's playing is absurd, because he was/is an excellent musician who helped reinvent the way bass is played.

But "let's see you do better" is never a good response.
 
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