The Beatles Isolated Drum Track: Ticket To Ride

Released as a single in April 1965, Ticket To Ride hit #1 in the UK and USA and remained there for consecutive weeks. When you think of the song it’s probably not Ringo’s drumming that stands out the most, instead perhaps John’s vocals or George’s lead guitar work. But the following isolated track of the drums reveal Ringo’s steady drumming as the concrete foundation that all Beatles songs were built on. Check it out:

DIRECT LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ7WpkTw-eM
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2 thoughts on “The Beatles Isolated Drum Track: Ticket To Ride

  1. William Covington says:

    I love the drumming to TICKET TO RIDE – I always have loved the recorded quality of the drums on that particular track.

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  2. poeticliaisons says:

    The drum part was McCartney’s idea and Ringo just kills it! Wonderful!

    ‘Lennon once claimed that “Ticket to Ride” — the first track the Beatles recorded for the soundtrack to their second feature film, Help!, on February 15th, 1965 — was “one of the earliest heavy-metal records.”
    “It was [a] slightly new sound at the time, because it was pretty fuckin’ heavy for then,” Lennon told Rolling Stone in 1970. “If you go and look in the charts for what other music people were making, and you hear it now, it doesn’t sound too bad. It’s all happening, it’s a heavy record. And the drums are heavy, too. That’s why I like it.”‘

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