Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Guide to Ringo Starr's Solo Career in 20 Songs

Meet the Beatle: A Guide to Ringo Starr's Solo Career in 20 Songs

6 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

Um, no. Most of Ringo's solo songs suck IMHO. He should have stuck to what he could do (Carl Perkins) and not adulterate "Only You" or "You're Sixteen" (yes, I realize it was a #1), and crap like "Back Off Boogaloo" - WTF is that supposed to mean anyway?

And stay off my damn lawn!

Jeff

Unknown said...

I like some of Ringo's songs, but he's not the best singer of the little group he was in.

Deb said...

He lucked into the Beatles; but, in all fairness, he's always acted as if he was aware of his good fortune. I like "Photograph" and "It Don't Come Easy"--which have very strong Harrison/Spector influence. The rest of his oeuvre, meh.

Unknown said...

Those are my favorites, too, Deb.

Jeff Meyerson said...

Ditto, Deb. "Act Naturally" and "Yellow Submarine" and "With a Little Help From My Friends" are also better.

Jeff

Graham Powell said...

I like a lot of Starr's work, probably because I play the drooms too (and can't sing). Speaking of "It Don't Come Easy", George Harrison cut a demo with himself singing lead that is 99% of the finished song.