OleMissCub wrote:cl smooth wrote:talk about a 85-year old man who gives zero horsefeathers.
there were always rumors that bernard purdie played drums on more than a handful of beatles songs.
Him saying McCartney was a terrible bass player is totally ridiculous. He’s an amazing musical talent.
Purdie was bloviating a bit when he made that claim. I’d hate to say a legend like him is lying, but perhaps he’s really, really misremembering things that happened 50 years ago. It’s unclear, but he may have played an overdubbed drum track on the Beatles’ first recordings they did with Tony Sheridan when they were in Germany.
When those two songs, My Bonnie and Ain’t She Sweet were re-released by Capitol records in the mid 60’s, he may have been hired to overdub Pete Best’s drum tracks. This wouldn’t surprise me. I’ve always liked the drums on My Bonnie and felt that they sounded pretty good considering the other pretty ugly recordings I’ve heard of Pete Best.
There is a difference bwteen being a great overall musical talent that can compose some great songs, and being a great bass player. The standard for instrumental chops for studio musicians, whom Quincy is comparing him to, is pretty damn high.