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Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?
Time Signature – 4/4
Recorded – EMI –October 9/10, 1968 Engineer – Ken Townsend Drums–Ringo Starr
Guitar Slaps, Handclaps – Paul McCartney It’s back to Paul’s percussive layering – and typical of the sessions for the album. After beginning to record the track solo, while George and John were busying themselves on overdubbing Piggies, Paul grabbed Ringo and recorded this ‘Cock- Rock’ pastiche. Much like Wild Honey Pie, the track begins with simple ‘4 in the bar’ tapping on the back of his acoustic guitar, before moving on to a snare and bass introduction, with prominent handclaps (almost imperceptible in mono) soon following. It appears the drum introduction is (at the mixing stage) faded in and out of the song – placing the emphasis on the introduction of the handclaps at [0.02].