Re: who's the better guitarist,Paul or George?
- From: "Annie" <abromeds@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 11 Aug 2006 11:29:09 -0700
First off, I'm really impressed at how relatively civil and rational
this discussion is. :D Good job, guys!! Anyway...
As for lead playing, Paul may have the edge with improvisation but
George has the edge in other areas: I couldn't imagine Paul playing a
lead as fluid as that in Something or even Octopuses Garden; I couldn't
imagine George playing a lead as raw as Paul's solo on Maybe I'm
Amazed. John wasn't as good a lead player as either of the others but
never pretended to be (though he still came up with the goods on Get
Yup. They're so different, so it's hard to compare them... but if I
absolutely had to pick ONE, I guess I'd go with George--for the
fluidity of his tone and the fact that he did do the vast majority of
Beatles guitar solos, after all. Of course, none of George's solos jump
out and grab me like Paul's Taxman and Good Morning Good Morning
solos... ugh, now I'm confusing myself again. :P
Another point that I've been kicking around for a while... It's pretty
much taken as fact that Paul was incredibly bossy and controlling in
the later Beatles years, dictating what the others played. So I gotta
ask... if Paul really was as overbearing as all that, how many of
George's solos are due to Paul (the actual melodic structure of them,
not the actual playing of them)? What do you guys think??
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