Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. I think we are due for a Ringo rarity this week and I have rounded up an obscure extra from the sessions of his summer 1998 CD Vertical Man. I gave a good run down on the bonus material associated with this CD in an earlier BROW posted back in January 2011 (check that out here). One of the album’s charming little gems, a tune called “La De Da” (featuring Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh) was released as a vinyl and CD single with an equally nice b-side that was not included on the album called “Everyday.” The Japanese Vertical Man CD, on the other hand, does include it as a bonus track. Vertical Man was sort of a comeback CD for our former Beatles drummer and the first to follow The Beatles Anthology releases from 1995-96. Other than Paul and Joe, the album featured guest appearances by George Harrison, Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler, Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, Timothy B. Schmidt, Alanis Morissette, and more.
“Everyday” features a nice mid tempo drum beat that is unmistakably played by our former Beatle drummer. It was written by Ringo, his producer Mark Hudson, Dean Grakal and Steve Dudas. His new band was christened The Roundheads and included Mark (bass, guitar and backing vocals) and Steve (bass and guitar) along with Jim Cox (organ) and Scott Gordon (percussion). So without further ado, here is Ringo Starr with “Everyday.”
Extra info: This week’s BROW was requested by David Livingston in Ozona FL. Thanks David!
Here are some Amazon links to read more on, or purchase, some music related to this post:
1) Vertical Man – 1998 CD of Ringo Starr’s Vertical Man (featuring guest appearances by Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler, Joe Walsh, Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, Timothy B. Schmidt, Alanis Morissette, and more)