Why Don’t We Do It In The Road ? – The Beatles

The Beatles,THE BEATLES (White Album)

composed by John Lennon & Paul McCartney ©1968 Northern Songs Ltd.


ビートルズが1968年にリリースしたアルバムTHE BEATLES (White Album)の15曲目。クレジットはLennon – McCartneyだが、実質的にはポール・マッカートニーの作品である。


John Lennon (1972)
Paul. One of his best.

John Lennon (1980)
That’s Paul. He even recorded it by himself in another room. That’s how it was getting in those days. We came in, and he’d made the whole record. Him drumming, him playing the piano, him singing. But he couldn’t… maybe he couldn’t make the break from the Beatles. I don’t know what it was, you know. I enjoyed the track. Still I can’t speak for George, but I was always hurt when Paul would knock something off without involving us. But that’s just the way it was then.

Paul McCartney (1981)
There’s only one incident I can think of, which John has publically mentioned. It was when I went off with Ringo and did 'Why Don’t We Do It In The Road.’ It wasn’t a deliberate thing, John and George were tied up finishing something, and me and Ringo were free, just hanging around, so I said to Ringo, 'Let’s go and do this.’ I did hear John some time later singing it. He liked the song, and I suppose he wanted to do it with me. It was a very John sort of song anyway. That’s why he liked it, I suppose. It was very John, the idea of it, not me. I wrote it as a ricochet off John.

My Recording Data


HostApple iMac MC509J/A
ApplicationApple Logic Pro 9.1.7
Audio I/FRoland UA-55


Tr.1 :: Drums

  • KONTAKT 5 – Abbey Road 60s Drummer – Late 60 Kit
  • Chan EQ > Space Dsn > Limiter


Tr.2 :: Tapping

  • Chan EQ > Compressor > Space Dsn
  • イントロでカウントをとっているパート。ギターの側板を叩いた。


Tr.3 :: Hand Clap

  • Hnad Clap
  • Chan EQ > SampleDly > Space Dsn
  • Tr.1でもサンプラーでHand Clapを鳴らしているが、音にちょっと厚みをつけるために自分でも叩いてみた。


Tr.4 :: Piano

  • exs24 – Steinway Grand Piano
  • Chan EQ > Exciter > Space Dsn


Tr.5 :: Guitar

  • Epiphone Elitist CASINO (P.U.select = front + rear)
  • Guitar Rig > Chan EQ > Sample Dly


Tr.6 :: Bass

  • Rickenbacker 4001 C64 (P.U.Select = front + rear)
  • Guitar Rig



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