Paul McCartney: Beatles needed tech boost

Sir Paul McCartney wishes technology had been better when The Beatles were still together.

Sir Paul McCartney thinks The Beatles would get on well with new music technology.

The fab four ruled the charts in the 1960s, and were one of the first British bands to make it big in America.

Technology has changed a lot over the last 50 years, and Beatles legend Paul embraces the latest gadgets. When asked how he thinks his old bandmates would have coped, Paul concedes technology isn’t the be-all and end-all of good music.

“I think we’d still be good but the secret is in the writing,” Paul smiled to British newspaper Metro. “We didn’t have cassettes to record, we had to make something memorable so you wouldn’t forget it. Me and John [Lennon] had panicky moments but things came back to us the next day. We gradually embraced technology.”

Paul, John, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are still regarded some of music’s all-time greats and many contemporary artists cite them as their main influence.

Showing just how much he’s moving with the times, Paul’s latest project has seen him compose the soundtrack for videogame Destiny.

The 72-year-old wishes technology had been better when The Beatles were still touring, as poor sound quality was one of the factors that stopped them playing live.

“It was one of the reasons, but we were fed up because we couldn’t hear ourselves play for all the screaming,” he recalled. “It was really great for the atmosphere but nobody could hear a thing that we were playing. So we got off the road and into the studio, and that’s where Sgt. Pepper’s [Lonely Hearts Club Band] came from. All the energy went into that album.”
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Friday, 05. December 2014