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Y Not Number 2 in Rock Sales at Amazon!


The last time I looked Ynot was number 2 in the bestsellers for rock and number 12 overall.Not bad for a soon to be 70 year old man. emoticon
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 and just for Steve A and Micheal Moore, Ringo released it on Rush Limbaugh's birthday!

 Here is another good interview and the interviewer knows the cd and sticks to it!

http://online.wsj.com/video/up-close-and-personal-with-ringo-starr/DAE45C96-7A0E-46C0-A9CA-A984BA670E00.html


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Ringo remains in the reflective mode albeit with a rockier edge. Fill in the Blanks kicks off the album nicely, followed by Peace Dream. I love it when he backs up his Peace and Love thing with an actual song. References to John abound. Plenty of Revolver-esque backing vocls. The Other Side of Livererpool is gritty and bluesy, I love this song. Really heartfelt from the Rings. Love those Cindy Gomez BV's.

Walk With You just gives me a chill, in a good way. Are there any 2 individuals on this planet that you'd rather hear sing together? And Ann Marie's vioiin is beautiful, this is just a well produced track...it has that George Martin feel about it.

The last song on Side 1 (ok i don't have the vinyl but he laid it out like an LP) is Time, and I had to listen to this a couple of times before it grew on me. Cool jazzy instrumental ending with some good piano work by Benmont Tench.

Everyone Wins is redo from a tune from the Time Takes Time era. Apparently the original was on a German single, I can't find that I have that version anywhere. Any way good opener to side 2.

Mystery of the Night is rocker that reminds me of Never Without You. Great guitar solo by Steve Dudas who is solid throughout the album.

Can't Do it Wrong has some of the old Ringo horn sound done by Edgar Winter.

The album finishes strong with Y Not and Whose Your Daddy.

Great, funky drumming and I love Tina the Tabla Girl. this is classic Ringo.

Who's Your Daddy, again great guitar work by Dudas, heck it reminded me of Keef and Ronnie. Cowritten with Joss Stone who is a young British singer, I had never heard of, but then what do I know? She sings on it, very well in fact-it's a fun song.

All in all a great Ringo album, I love the first 5 songs, then it lags a little and finishes off great with the last two songs.
 
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He l l of a producer huh?
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yes and drummer too.
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I sent you another video link,this time from the Fallon show. emoticon
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ok thanks.
just saw the Jon Stewart Show-that's a good band, one of the better "Little Help's" I've heard, you can tell Ben Harper is enjoying that.
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 Here is another nice response from my old pal Ricky!

"Funny little fills", indeed. All Ringo does is play exactly what a song needs, without letting his ego turn it into a showcase for his own personal glorification. And, ironically, that's exactly where his glory as a drummer lies -- in the humble act of making a song the best it can be, rather than showing off how much he can stand-out from the other players (Joe Walsh, despite his crazy persona, is the same kind of musician: kind of the Ringo of guitar players).
 
Good drumming (and good pop music) is a lot like comedy: to do it well, you have to make it look easy. And therein lies the problem. Because, by making it look easy, people (wrongly) assume it is easy, and so mistakenly conclude that you're not working very hard at it.
 
I thought Ringo had been doing all his own drumming since Time Takes Time, but I just wanted to make sure that still was the case (and I knew you'd know).
 
When I get the CD proper, I'll probably write a full review and post it at the music themed blog I've decided to waste my time starting (and, no doubt, neglecting).
 
I played the new stuff for Patty, and she asked me to burn her a copy to listen to at work. She likes her some Ringo, and thinks this is some of his best that she's heard. (And, as I alluded earlier, this is definitely one we'll be buying -- otherwise, I wouldn't burn any copies.)
 
It's funny that as he and Paul are approaching seventy, they are both doing some of the best music of their careers (and, yes,...I'm afraid I loved The Fireman's Electric Arguments).
 
It would be too cool to see you and the Mrs. in July (if not before). Hopefully we'll have us a proper place to live by then.
 
 
Love Rangworm & geritol,
Ricketay


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