Harrison’s 10th solo album would tank commercially and force its author into creative hiatus, but the blame can’t be laid at the door of Spinetti, whose inventive beats lent muscle to some lightweight fare.
Henry Spinetti says:
“That was at George’s home studio in Friar Park. I was just thinking, ‘Don’t make a fool of yourself,’ because with a lot of these people, you’re a fan too. I wouldn’t say I sounded like Ringo, but he was the one who started me drumming.”
“Anyway, with George, I had a little Yamaha jazz kit - only a little 20" bass drum, a 12" tom and a 14" snare. I was digging in quite hard - it wasn’t brushes or anything - but it was all about the tempo and groove, putting a beat down, listening back, saying ‘This bit sounds crap,’ and developing it.”
“Again, it didn’t make me rich – but it was never about the money.”