Sunday, January 16, 2011

Why Don't We Do It in the Road

"Why Don't We Do It in the Road" brings up several interesting Beatles facts. Lennon loved the song because of its irreverence, but he was hurt that Paul had taken Ringo and gone off to another room and recorded the song quickly without his involvement. As Lennon noted, however, this was the way things were often done during the turbulent months of the White Album sessions.

This McCartney song was recorded with Ringo on October 9, 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, with overdubs added the following day. McCartney sang the vocal (double-tracking himself at times) and played lead guitar, bass, and piano. Some accounts say McCartney played the drums himself, although McCartney has always said the song was recorded with Ringo. McCartney claims John and George were in another studio room finishing up a song, which is why he and Ringo recorded this separately.

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