Be sure and pick up the November 2005 issue of Guitar
Player Magazine where you will find Sir Paul McCartney and his 1964
Casino on the cover. Turn to page 66 and you'll be treated to an awesome
interview with the 63-year-old former Fab by GP's Michael Molenda. Here are
a couple of quotes for you... but you'll have to grab the magazine for the
Molenda: There are also some very beautiful
and subtle electric-guitar layers on that song. (Refering to the song "Friends
to Go" on McCartneys new Nigel Godrich produced project, "Chaos and Creation
in the Backyard".)
McCartney: Well, what happened was that
we fell in love all over again with my
Casino, which I played on a lot of Beatles records - the "Paperback Writer"
riff, the solo on "Taxman", and so on. It also feeds back nicely. Nigel always
kept going back to it, saying, "That is my favorite guitar in the world!"
I'd just get a little variation in the color by using either the treble or
bass pickup, and then I'd stick it into my Vox AC30- so it's really the old
Beatles sound. Thank goodness for my
Casino. Where would I be on this record without it?
that note, the solo on "Promise To You Girl" really jumps out of the mix.
I don't think many people would be so brave as to mix something that rude
and dry so far up in the mix.
You know, if Nigel likes something, he mixes it right forward. That takes
nerve, but that's Nigel's nerve. The guitar I used for that solo was the
I kept trying to use other guitars, but Nigel would say, "You know what we
should try, don't you?" And I'd say,
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