Originally Posted by Baron
I much prefer Lennon's body of work to McCartney's, but I still appreciate Paul's work and especially his musicianship. He was a better guitar player than George and a wildly inventive bassist. Not just technique, but soul too. I've never been exactly sure who's riffs are who's at in that song, but the one's I believe to be Paul's and George's I far prefer to John's. I love John's writing and singing, but I've never seen any genius in his guitar playing.
At the end of "the End", the licks go McCartney-Harrisson-Lennon, with Lennon's, obviously, being the one note bent again-again-again-again-again...the genius in John's guitar (much like Young's) lies in the gnarly, primal, vaguely proto-punk energy. "The End" also has the distinction of being the only Beatles song which features a Ringo solo. And
it's the last song on the last album they recorded together. And
it's called "the End". What a way to go, eh? .... but no, Paul needs to come in stick on some nonsense about the fuking queen