We apologize if this seems awfully old-farty of us–and if it seems completely random after a post about Jay-Z versus The Game–but Jefitoblog has a rather strange discovery up today: It’s a copy of George Harrison performing “It Don’t Come Easy,” which was (supposedly) one of Ringo Starr’s biggest hits. According to a Jefitoblog commenter:
…this has circulated among us Beatle freaks for a long time, but it is so VERY COOL to see it here!! Thanks!! Altho Ringo has a sole writing credit, it’s a commonly-held belief that George had a lot to do with it. This might have been a guide-vocal thing, I’m not sure. In my opinion, one of the coolest things about George’s version is that the “Hare Krishna” backing vocals are not mixed way down like they are on the Ringo version.
Actually, that “Hare Krishna” bit is our least favorite part, but “Easy” is a pretty great find: If you’re going to listen to one of the 3,261 Beatles boots circulating on the web at the moment, it may as well be Harrison-related. But what’s up with the Goofy one biting the Quiet one? As Lennon would say, that is some seriously shady shit.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled Courtney Love jokes.
Ringo Starr George Harrison – It Don’t Come Easy [MP3, link expired]
George Harrison, “It Don’t Come Easy” [Jefitoblog]