Sunday, January 31, 2010
As I've begun building my collection of the remastered albums by The Beatles, one thing I've noticed that's never really been quite so obvious is that Paul McCartney was a helluva bass player on those records. Sure, he never did anything incredibly fancy, but he always served the song. Some of his bass lines are so simple, but I can't think of any word to describe them besides brilliant. I think part of it may be that the remastered versions bring his bass more to the forefront, but maybe part of it could also be that I've gotten to a point where I've listened to enough music that I can appreciate quiet brilliance more than I ever have.