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George Harrison, ‘Dark Horse’ and Paul McCartney

George Harrison, ‘Dark Horse’ and Paul McCartney

George Harrison, ‘Dark Horse’ and Paul McCartney
June 06
10:56 2022

In 1974, George Harrison made a curious comment about Paul McCartney. Not only did he make it clear that he didn’t want to reform The Beatles, but he also painted the bassist as bossy and dictatorial. It came at a time when Harrison was pouring aspects of his personal life into his work, showing the extremities of his religion and his excessive drinking. Indeed, Dark Horse, the record he was making at the time, was not a pleasant album, but it was a very, very good one.

Dark Horse offers an interesting bridge between the more pastoral Living In The Material World and the giddily inventive Extra Texture, retaining some of the former’s solemn atmosphere and lacking some of the lush detail that made up the latter, Dark Horse setting sparky guitar licks over a sprightly rhythm section Harrison intended for the live stage.

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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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