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Drumhead #19

Drumhead #19

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Published by eliphasdesni
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SueMe,SueYouBlues
LivingInTheMaterialWorld
GeorgeHarrison
1973
JK:Wow,Ihaven'theardthatinalongtime.That'sfrom
Living
InTheMaterialWorld.
Theysentmethatnotlongago,it'sinmystacktolistento.ThatwasabeautifultimeforGeorge.Hewasrealclean,hewasn'tsmoking,andhewasdoingtheworrybeads.Icanseehimnow.Heworeoverallstothesessionseverydayandhewasbigger;hehadputonsomeweight.Hereallylookedgood.Hishairwassuperlonganditwasreallywavyandcurly,abitlikeyours.Hewasvery,veryhealthyonthatrecord.WedidthatatApple,andatthetime,IwishthatIcouldsaythatIwasashealthyashewas.Iwasmovingaroundquitealot,flyingallovertheplacefordifferentsessionsandstuff,andIwasstillabitcarelesswithmyhabits.Phil[Spector)wasproducingandIrememberthinking,"IreallywanttomatchGeorge'senergyhere."Thissong,"SueMe,SueYouBlues,"and"GiveMeLove"weretwoofmyfavoritesonthere.Ihaven'theardthe.recordinsolong,Ihavetolistenagain.Whenyouhaven'tlistenedforalongtime,youmightbepleasantlysurprised.Ithinktherewereafewothers,buttheyweremyfavoritesbecauseGeorgereallyplayedandsanggreat.Itwasusuallyjustthethreeofusplayingonthebasictracks.JM:WithKlaus[Voorman]?JK:Yeah,Klaus,meandGeorge.AndthenNicky[Hopkins)wouldoverdub.NickywasahugepartofGeorge'smusicandofcoursealotoftheStonesstuff.Hewasanunusuallyamazingplayer.Really,reallymissedafterheleft[Hopkinsdiedat50ofcomplicationsfromintestinal
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surgery).ButthoseparticularsongsweregreatbecausetheyprovedGeorge'sability.Youknow,peoplealwaysputGeorgeinthecategoryasbeingtherhythmguitarplayerwhowouldthenworkouthisleadslater.That'sbasicallytrue,butthatwasfortherockin'stuff.This,youcansee,hasgotalotoflittlebitstoit,littlepartsandthings,especially"GiveMeLove,"whichissogreatwithitssyncopation.Thewayheplayedandsangagainsthisguitarplayingwasbeautiful,andIreallymissthat.Youdon'tseealotofthattoday.WhatImeanis-there'sthatcomfortlevelofknowingthemachinesandthetechnologywilltakecareofyoulaterifyoudon'tgetitright.Sothere'snotthatsortof"go-for-it"thing.Ihopethatcomesbackwithalotofpeople;that'sreallyessentialtomakemusic.Toreallymeanit,notjustgointhestudioandtrytogetadrumtrackandthen-nowyou'llconcentrateonyourpart.JM:Iagree,Iseeitallthetime.Butspeakingofthissong,thisisreallyonehellofanextraordinarydrumtrack.Itremindsmeofatimewhenmusicwasmuchmoreadventurousandinventive.Ilistentothistrackwithit'scompoundstickingsandheavygroove,andIhavetoask-wheredoesitcomefrom?IknowGadd'sgothismilitaryandrudimentalbackground,howhetookaratamacueandmoveditaround.ButIlistentoyouandallthatyou'vedone,evenwayback,andIjustdon'tseewhoorwhereitcomesfrom.Idon'tseeElvin[Jones],notthatyoudidn'tlistentohim,andIdon'tseeTony[Williams],Idon'tseeanyoftheseguysthatalloftheotherlegendsusuallypayhomageto.There'ssomethinginyouthatIjustcan'ttraceorputmyfingeron,andit'sabsolutelybrilliant;itkillsme.JK:You'rewaytookindman.What'sfunnyaboutwhatyousayisthatyoumentionedtwoplayerswhoinfluencedmetonoend.WhenIfirstdiscoveredElvin,IthinkIwasrightoutofhighschool.Atromboneplayerfriendofmine,who'sahugeJJJohnsonfan,played
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