Saturday, February 18, 2012

Instrumental Backing Tracks of the Gods: Saturday Moment of "Mea Culpa" For the Last Couple of Crappy Posts

From 1969, please enjoy the once and future Fab Four and a reconstruction of the unedited backing track of George's "I Me Mine."

Let's be honest -- fond as I am the tune, it's not remotely one of the Beatles best. And at the time they were working on this, they were barely speaking to each other and in fact in the process of breaking up.

And yet...the level of whole-is-greater-than-the-sum-of-the-parts creativity and inter-group chemistry here is pretty much beyond anything that you or I or other mere mortals will ever accomplish even in our best moments. And Paul's bass playing is downright supernatural, IMHO.

Wow. Just wow.

[h/t Gummo]


Anonymous said...

According to some reading I've done about this recording, it seems it just George, Paul & Ringo, no John.


buzzbabyjesus said...

Yes, Meet The Threetles.

buzzbabyjesus said...

At about the same time The Threetles were backing Jackie Lomax on his debut album. Can you imagine being a singer songwriter making his first album under those circumstances?
The resulting album is pretty bad, mostly due to the songs and the vocals, but a couple tracks, including George's "Sour Milk Sea", are pretty Fab.

buzzbabyjesus said...

"Sour Milk Sea"

steve simels said...

Also featuring Eric Clapton and Nicky Hopkins

What a backup band

Anonymous said...

regarding this picture of George....

maybe he was in the motorbike accident with Paul?