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:
It’s been a while since I posted an isolated track from The Beatles so I return with one from I Am The Walrus, specifically, the drums. They may not be the first thing you think of when you listen to this song but in isolated form they are sublime. Take a listen:
Recorded during the Rubber Soul album sessions, Day Tripper was released in December 1965 as a double A-side along with We Can Work It Out. From a personal point of view it’s one of my favourite Beatles songs so hearing any part of it isolated is fantastic. What we have here are the isolated bass and drum tracks. Take a listen:
Written by John Lennon and featured on the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Good Morning Good Morning is one of the most eclectic songs on the album and Ringo’s drumming really adds to the overall feel of that. What we have in this article is his isolated drums from the song which sound spectacular. Take a listen:
The Jim Hendrix Experience’s Axis: Bold As Love album saw Hendrix’s playing shift styles somewhat even though the album was recorded in the same year as his debut, Are You Experienced. The title track features beautifully delicate playing that could only be Hendrix and the full thing can be heard in isolated form right here.
Wheels Of Fire is Cream’s third album and features some of the most explosive playing the band ever recorded in the studio. The album, being a double album, also features four live tracks recorded at shows in California in March 1968. Those four tracks really showcase what Cream were all about as a live band, the double album essentially highlighting two very different sides of the band. The structured studio band and the improvising, explosive live band.