Macca’s tribute to his ‘50s rock‘n’roll heroes required a fast and adaptable sticksman. Enter Spinetti, for a light-footed performance that earned raised thumbs from the future knight of the realm.
Henry Spinetti says:
“It was pretty much live, and you only got one take. The tape went on, he tells you which cover you’re doing, and whether you knew it or not, you had to start drumming - ‘1-2-3-4, go!’”
“Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t. There was no brief. They’re paying you to bring your talent to whatever they’re doing. I had an old ‘50s Gretsch kit for those sessions, which I thought sounded good, but then again, it all happened so quick.”
“Do you have to call him Sir? No, he’s fantastic. And Paul can actually play fantastic drums – he’s got really good feel. He sent me a signed copy afterwards.”