John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band

To my ears, never has a rock rhythm section so profoundly reflected their bandleader’s artistic vision than Klaus Voormann and Richard Starkey MBE on John’s cathartic masterpiece Plastic Ono Band song-cycle waxed in the fall of 1970 at Abbey Road.

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Voormann masters the pocket sans his signature harmonic embellishments as Sir Ringo lays down the groove with a crisp high-hat and snare drum. 

Dig these cats as they break into a sudden rhythm and blues groove on the chorus of “Remember.” The truly great ones always make it sound so damn easy!  

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