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Paul McCartney’s “strongest” moment on bass for The Beatles

Paul McCartney’s “strongest” moment on bass for The Beatles

Paul McCartney’s “strongest” moment on bass for The Beatles
April 14
11:09 2022

Bassists have a rough time with it. While their six-string comrades are centre stage noodling away on the fretboard, bass players are somewhere in the corner doing all the hard work. A long-haired metal guitarist once told me that a mini-fridge is more important than a good bassist. At the time, I nodded my head in tentative agreement, but I know now just how wrong that PRS playing Van Halen fanatic really was.

Many of the best bands of the 1960s and ’70s boasted brilliant bassists. Consider Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, a classically trained multi-instrumentalist who bought structure to the group’s expansive and frequently chaotic songs. Then there’s Motorhead’s Lemmy Flea and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But perhaps the greatest example of a bassist with the musicianship of a Vienesse composer is Paul McCartney. He was the bread and butter of The Beatles, and his inventive approach to his instrument arguably defined the sound of some of the group’s best albums.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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