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View Poll Results: Your favourite post-Beatle career?
Ringo 1 2.63%
John 16 42.11%
Paul 16 42.11%
George 5 13.16%
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Old 09-15-2005, 02:50 AM   #19
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Experimental? I'm sorry, with very few exceptions, I cease to see how Paul's '70s material is "experimental" in any way.
It may hinge on how one defines "experimental," but Paul spent more time off the beaten path than the others did in the 1970's. Lennon's tripe with Yoko was pre-1970, as was Harrison's WONDERWALL and ELECTRONIC SOUND. If one uses a loose definition, that is when an artist strays out of his strongest field, then Paul had a LOT of experimental material.

In the 70's, we have Paul going to children's records ("Mary Had A Little Lamb"), protest ("Give Ireland Back To The Irish"), country (The Country Hams, "Sally G"), off the cuff (a few on WILD LIFE), Scottish trad ("Mull Of Kintyre"), one man home recording (McCARTNEY), instrumental excursions (THRILLINGTON), and some others that I'll mention but not try to classify:

Morse Moose and The Grey Goose
Picasso's Last Words
C Moon
Suzy And The Redstripes
Loop

And all of this is just off the top of my head.

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Old 09-15-2005, 02:56 AM   #20
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John for me. He's always been my favorite Beatle and his music had the most meaning for me. George would be following a close second and then Paul and Ringo.
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Okay, confession time: who voted for Ringo?
I was about to comment on that too when I saw your post. I think its cool he got at least one vote.
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Old 09-15-2005, 03:44 AM   #22
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Experimental? I'm sorry, with very few exceptions, I cease to see how Paul's '70s material is "experimental" in any way.
It may hinge on how one defines "experimental," but Paul spent more time off the beaten path than the others did in the 1970's. Lennon's tripe with Yoko was pre-1970, as was Harrison's WONDERWALL and ELECTRONIC SOUND. If one uses a loose definition, that is when an artist strays out of his strongest field, then Paul had a LOT of experimental material.

In the 70's, we have Paul going to children's records ("Mary Had A Little Lamb"), protest ("Give Ireland Back To The Irish"), country (The Country Hams, "Sally G"), off the cuff (a few on WILD LIFE), Scottish trad ("Mull Of Kintyre"), one man home recording (McCARTNEY), instrumental excursions (THRILLINGTON), and some others that I'll mention but not try to classify:

Morse Moose and The Grey Goose
Picasso's Last Words
C Moon
Suzy And The Redstripes
Loop

And all of this is just off the top of my head.

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I'd consider that a varied catalogue, but definitely not "experimental."

And actually, if we are talking strictly experimental, I'd consider parts of "Plastic Ono Band" and "Sometime In New York City" to fit that bill pretty well.
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:07 AM   #23
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Okay, confession time: who voted for Ringo?
What's so funny about Ringo?...

Ringo Starr made some great solo music...
maybe not great to you...but millions enjoy his solo music...
you're acting like Ringo was a one hit wonder.

I had the pleasure of seeing Ringo Starr in concert once...
with his All Star Band...
Jack Bruce on bass...and
Peter Frampton on guitar...and others...
It was one of the best concerts I've ever been to...
He played all his solo classic hits along with some Beatles classics...
Ringo Rocks!!
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Which Beatle had the best solo career (your own opinion)
In my opinion....they all did...even Ringo...
I couldn't choose...depends who I'm into that week
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:09 AM   #24
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Okay, confession time: who voted for Ringo?
I was about to comment on that too when I saw your post. I think its cool he got at least one vote.
I didn't vote for Ringo,but I would rank him ahead of John . I just like It Don't Come Easy and Photograph better than anything John did.
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Okay, confession time: who voted for Ringo?
What's so funny about Ringo?...

Ringo Starr made some great solo music...
maybe not great to you...but millions enjoy his solo music...
you're acting like Ringo was a one hit wonder.

I had the pleasure of seeing Ringo Starr in concert once...
with his All Star Band...
Jack Bruce on bass...and
Peter Frampton on guitar...and others...
It was one of the best concerts I've ever been to...
He played all his solo classic hits along with some Beatles classics...
Ringo Rocks!!
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Which Beatle had the best solo career (your own opinion)
In my opinion....they all did...even Ringo...
I couldn't choose...depends who I'm into that week
That sounds like a confession to me!
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:17 AM   #26
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Okay, confession time: who voted for Ringo?
What's so funny about Ringo?...

Ringo Starr made some great solo music...
maybe not great to you...but millions enjoy his solo music...
you're acting like Ringo was a one hit wonder.

I had the pleasure of seeing Ringo Starr in concert once...
with his All Star Band...
Jack Bruce on bass...and
Peter Frampton on guitar...and others...
It was one of the best concerts I've ever been to...
He played all his solo classic hits along with some Beatles classics...
Ringo Rocks!!
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Which Beatle had the best solo career (your own opinion)
In my opinion....they all did...even Ringo...
I couldn't choose...depends who I'm into that week
That sounds like a confession to me!
Read it again...
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Which Beatle had the best solo career (your own opinion)
In my opinion....they all did...even Ringo...
I couldn't choose...depends who I'm into that week
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Okay, confession time: who voted for Ringo?
I was about to comment on that too when I saw your post. I think its cool he got at least one vote.
I didn't vote for Ringo,but I would rank him ahead of John . I just like It Don't Come Easy and Photograph better than anything John did.
It Don't Come Easy is one of my favorite songs of any of the post Beatles.
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:04 AM   #28
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Hey Johnny, have you heard Ringo's new cd? If so, is it worth checking out?
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:21 AM   #29
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Not directed towards me, but 'Choose Love' was kind of a downer. To be honest, its not very good. His previous four cd's were much better (this includes 'I Wanna Be Santa Claus').
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Okay, confession time: who voted for Ringo?
I was about to comment on that too when I saw your post. I think its cool he got at least one vote.
I didn't vote for Ringo,but I would rank him ahead of John . I just like It Don't Come Easy and Photograph better than anything John did.
It Don't Come Easy is one of my favorite songs of any of the post Beatles.
Mine too. One of Ringo's few highlights.
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Old 09-15-2005, 09:44 AM   #31
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Which Beatle had the best solo career (your own opinion)
In my opinion....they all did...even Ringo...
I couldn't choose...depends who I'm into that week


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Old 09-15-2005, 01:01 PM   #32
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I'd consider that a varied catalogue, but definitely not "experimental."

And actually, if we are talking strictly experimental, I'd consider parts of "Plastic Ono Band" and "Sometime In New York City" to fit that bill pretty well.
As I said, it depends on one's definition of "experimental." You call it "varied," I might have used the phrase "dabbling in other styles," but some can call it experimental.

And yes, parts of POB and SINYC could deemed "experimental." Or "varied." Or "dabbling ..."

It's an inexact term, and there's nothing wrong with you saying you saw little experimental in Paul's 70's output. Nor is there anything incorrect about the one that did.

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Old 09-15-2005, 10:16 PM   #33
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Hey Johnny, have you heard Ringo's new cd? If so, is it worth checking out?
BEATLE, I heard Ringo's new CD and I got to be honest, I didn't like it much...
it was just ok...
But!... Ringo's album before that was excellent!!...
2003's '' Ringo Rama'' was one of his best albums ever, in my opinion...
lots of great songs...

Eye To Eye...
Instant Amnesia (featuring Pink Floyd's David Gilmour on guitar)
Missouri Loves Company
Write One For Me (featuring Willie Nelson)...
Memphis In Your Mind
Love First, Ask Questions Later
I Think, Therefore I Rock 'N' Roll (featuring David Gilmore again)...

And Ringo's tribute to George Harrison, ''Never Without You'' with Eric Clapton on guitar...
Clapton lays down some fine guitar leads on this great song!!...
and many other great songs are on ''Ringo Rama''...
I highly recommend it


''Never Without You''
I

NGO STARR lyrics - "Never Wit
We were young, it was fun
And we couldn't lose
Time were right, overnight
We were headline news
Crazy days and reckless nights
Limousines and bright spotlights
We were brothers through it all

And your song will play on without you
And this world won't forget about you
Every part of you was in your song
Now we will carry on...
Never Without you
Within you without you
Here comes the song it's about you

Here today, not alone
With my memories
Life is strange how things change
It's reality
You played a beautiful melody
That keeps on haunting me
I can always feel you by my side

And your song will play on without you
And this world won't forget about you
Every part of you was in your song
Now we will carry on...
Never Without you(Never Without You)
Within you without you
(Within you without you)
Here comes the song it's about you

I know all things must pass
And only love will last
I'll always love the memory of you and me
Take it away Eric...

(solo)

And your song will play on without you
And this world won't forget about you
Every part of you was in your song
Now we will carry on...
Never Without you
(Never Without You)
Within you without you
(Within you without you)
I think that love is about you


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Yeah, Ringorama is one of my favorite solo efforts by any of them.
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John, I always liked him more than the rest. The order would go...John, George, Paul and Ringo.
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I'd consider that a varied catalogue, but definitely not "experimental."

And actually, if we are talking strictly experimental, I'd consider parts of "Plastic Ono Band" and "Sometime In New York City" to fit that bill pretty well.
As I said, it depends on one's definition of "experimental." You call it "varied," I might have used the phrase "dabbling in other styles," but some can call it experimental.

And yes, parts of POB and SINYC could deemed "experimental." Or "varied." Or "dabbling ..."

It's an inexact term, and there's nothing wrong with you saying you saw little experimental in Paul's 70's output. Nor is there anything incorrect about the one that did.

JcS
I think it definitely is a matter of semantics and personal interpretation. When I think "experimental," I think "avant garde." I think a couple of tracks on Lennon's solo albums are far closer to that than anything McCartney came up with, bar maybe "McCartney II" and The Fireman project.
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