C/D Paul McCartney Solo

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Do you think Paul McCartney solo is better than Paul McCartney with Wings or beatles? I like songs from all of these parts of his career (Hey Jude, Band on the Run, Maybe I'm Amazed). Some say he was best with the Beatles. The ILM tribe says:

RSPMJLGH (Piano Man), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:05 (sixteen years ago) link


Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:17 (sixteen years ago) link

sorry, wrong kinda thread. DUD.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:18 (sixteen years ago) link

he's no Elton, that's for sure

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:19 (sixteen years ago) link

I like Elton, too!

RSPMJLGH (Piano Man), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:22 (sixteen years ago) link

Only about three good songs solo:


"Junior's Farm"

"Listen to What the Man Said"

otherwise, it's shit.

chicxulub (chicxulub), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:27 (sixteen years ago) link

"Jet" was Paul with Wings....not solo.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:48 (sixteen years ago) link

That's what I thought.

RSPMJLGH (Piano Man), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:50 (sixteen years ago) link

The whole of 'Band on the Run' album is good apart from long song that does same thing in lots of cheesy styles. Even that's good, I take it back.

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:55 (sixteen years ago) link

wings pretty much=solo, IMHE.

I like 'jet' and the start of 'C moon' and I like 'maybe I'm amazed' and 'no more lonely nights' and 'silly love songs'!!!

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 13 February 2003 02:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Always loved "Live & Let Die," personally.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 13 February 2003 03:00 (sixteen years ago) link

I only have the US CD of All the Best and an lp of Ram. I listened to the former for the first time in ages a while ago, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I didn't hit the skip button once! I forgot how great the aforementioned "Junior's Farm" and "C Moon" were. I completely forgot that David Gilmour played on "No More Lonely Nights" (I was thinking "shit who is this guitar player sounding like Gilmour!")

It's an odd collection because it is missing some good bits ("Maybe I'm Amazed" "Helen Wheels" "Take it Away"). I'll probably just end up getting his lps eventually, like I usually do with artist I admire (sigh).

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Thursday, 13 February 2003 03:14 (sixteen years ago) link

the UK 'all the best' doesn't have junior's farm or...uncle albert/admiral halsey...it does have maybe I'm amazed and maybe another one.

RJG (RJG), Thursday, 13 February 2003 13:47 (sixteen years ago) link

"Jet" was Paul with Wings....not solo.

-- Alex in NYC

There's no difference!! Paul was the, what do you say, "auteur"...

chicxulub (chicxulub), Thursday, 13 February 2003 14:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Where is Pinefox when you need him?

Paul McCartney is one of those artists that I bet there's a potential CD-R or two's worth of stuff I would absolutely adore - really he needs to be a lot more obscure than he is, so some loving curator could trawl through his albums and B-Sides and make some selections. As it is his commercial/historical clout means the available compilations take the path of least resistance a bit too much.

Tom (Groke), Thursday, 13 February 2003 14:15 (sixteen years ago) link

The *detailed* answer to the question would need some careful thought.

Beatles beat the rest hands-down - that much we know. Beyond that, RJG is probably right. But the best post-Beatles Macca I know is VENUS & MARS - a bit of a 70s masterpiece. TUG OF WAR also has great stuff; his work with Costello has its moments; and so does the FLAMING PIE LP (1997).

the pinefox, Thursday, 13 February 2003 14:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Pinefox right otm though I would add Ram to those he mentions.

I did the CDR thing with McCartneys back catalogue a year or two ago and managed to get 4 really good chronological comps. I would guess that a lot of people would like much of this stuff if they sat down and listened to it. McCartney solo though is almost dismissed and I don't think that the Wingspan comp kicked off the resurection of the post Beatles stuff that I or probably he expected.

mms (mms), Thursday, 13 February 2003 14:31 (sixteen years ago) link

Live and Let Die and the Frog Song excepted, DUD!!!

What I really can't get over is the fact that Paul himself doesn't realise how rubbish he is nowadays. Wake up!

He really seems to think his solo work is comparable to the Beatles. It's not. Maybe it was always going to be a dissapointment by the Beatles standards, but by _any_ standards it's awful. And still he doesn't get it.

Maybe if we all stood outside his house with placards saying "Paul, your music is now shit!" he'd get it. But I doubt it. He'd probably think "Hey those guys have spelled 'hit' wrong".


mei (mei), Thursday, 13 February 2003 15:32 (sixteen years ago) link

I'd say "Listen to What The Man said", "Jet", "Junior's Farm", most of "Ram" & about half of "McCartney" are as good as, say, a good proportion of the White LP. And certainly better than any of John's solo records. Quality control was never Macca's forte (Bip Bop, anyone?), but that's the point: the unpredictability of his solo output is one of the things that makes it appealing. That & the peerless way he has with a melody.

harveyw (harveyw), Thursday, 13 February 2003 18:33 (sixteen years ago) link

I used to like "No More Lonely Nights", but only for Dave Gilmour's solo at the end.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 13 February 2003 18:56 (sixteen years ago) link

"Mamunia" from Band on the Run was good, except for a bunch of out of tune guitars. Also, the cooing harmonies in "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five" always get me. "Dear Boy" from Ram, also the short little title track. He's really always been good in spurts (yes, even today).

dleone (dleone), Thursday, 13 February 2003 19:04 (sixteen years ago) link

"Coming Up"!!! classic

dave q, Thursday, 13 February 2003 20:54 (sixteen years ago) link

My favourites from WINGSPAN: Bluebird, Junk, Waterfalls, Tug of War, Pipes of Peace, virtually everything that was on WINGS GREATEST back in the day.

Favourite videos: Goodnight Tonight, Pipes of Peace.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Thursday, 13 February 2003 20:59 (sixteen years ago) link

I like that "simply having a wonderful Christmastime" song (ducks)

Amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 13 February 2003 21:04 (sixteen years ago) link

I'd forgotten that one. A classic of its genre, instantly recognisable despite using all the Christmas cliches.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Thursday, 13 February 2003 21:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Half a C: MCCARTNEY II. This is, by Macca's standards, a completely outre work. Recorded solo-style after breaking up Wings, it's full of strange experiments that occasionally work amazingly well. "Coming Up," "Summer's Day Song" and "One Of These Days" are all great songs, completely void of the usual antiseptic sheen of Paul's post-RAM work. "Frozen Jap" and "Front Parlour" are pleasantly out-of-character instrumentals. You'll want to skip the rest of the LP, though, especially "Waterfalls" and "Darkroom."

Also C: "Jet," "Too Many People," "Let Me Roll It," "Spin It On" (Wings go thrash!)

mike a (mike a), Thursday, 13 February 2003 22:54 (sixteen years ago) link

oh, yeah, I do love 'pipes of peace' and 'simply having...' too.

RJG (RJG), Friday, 14 February 2003 00:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Don't forget C moon!

RSPMJLGH (Piano Man), Friday, 14 February 2003 00:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Or "Rock Show"!

Arthur (Arthur), Friday, 14 February 2003 01:25 (sixteen years ago) link

WINGSPAN shall be my chosen listening today.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Friday, 14 February 2003 10:52 (sixteen years ago) link

I recently rediscovered my 'all the best' cassette that my dad gave me one christmas when I'd asked for george michael's 'faith.'

good old dad.

RJG (RJG), Friday, 14 February 2003 11:21 (sixteen years ago) link


RJG (RJG), Friday, 14 February 2003 11:24 (sixteen years ago) link

RJG, your story moves me.

the pinefox, Friday, 14 February 2003 13:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Bizarrely, I bought that for my dad. It's one of the few compilations to celebrate the Frog Chorus. Not even the three-dimensional slipcase makes up for that oversight on WINGSPAN.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Friday, 14 February 2003 21:11 (sixteen years ago) link

: )

I don't think I've even seen a copy of WINGSPAN in a record store.

I reminded my dad about the 'all the best'-for-christmas thing on friday night when we were in a car. he didn't really remember. he said "and why did she [my mum] buy you that instead?" and I told him again and he understood. then he asked "and why did you want 'faith'??" and the answer was...I was six...I had seen it advertised on television.

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 16 February 2003 05:54 (sixteen years ago) link

i second 1985; that song is really fun... when i was a kid, i used to really enjoy making up stupid lyrics to "let me roll it" like, um, "i can't tell you how i sneeze, my nose is like a breeze - let me blow it"... somehow that joke never got old for me!

dave k, Sunday, 16 February 2003 13:27 (sixteen years ago) link

WINGSPAN seems to be on special offer everywhere now. But tread carefully, some of them have boring two-dimensional sleeves. I see there is also a WINGSPAN book available, which must be a real treat. More alarmingly, I saw a bootleg of something called the ROCKESTRA in action. I thought ROCKESTRA was just a piece of music, but no. Fortunately, the bootleg was really expensive, so I didn't get it.

Yes, COMING UP is great.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Sunday, 16 February 2003 15:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Here's the book:


It's an intimate scrapbook.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Sunday, 16 February 2003 15:23 (sixteen years ago) link

Miller, you're wrong. I've NEVER seen WINGSPAN on special offer ANYWHERE.

Capitals are the new italics.

the pinefox, Sunday, 16 February 2003 16:21 (sixteen years ago) link


If that's not a special offer I'll EAT MY HAT. Note controversial opinion expressed herein: the best solo Paul McCartney work did not appear until FLOWERS IN THE DIRT. Before anyone rushes to order it, please note that it appears to be two-dimensional.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Sunday, 16 February 2003 17:57 (sixteen years ago) link

"Every Night" from the first solo album is an idyll of a song, very "Railways Conserve The Environment" 1970 (as opposed to, you know, RADICAL 1970) indeed. I'd have liked it if he'd written "Come And Get It" slightly later so it could be his first solo single, because it's better than "Another Day", or if he'd written it slightly earlier so it could be a Beatles single, because it's better than "Hello Goodbye". The promo film for "Helen Wheels" is fantastically evocative. "Hi Hi Hi" is better than "My Ding-A-Ling" precisely because it *isn't* "in the tradition of the music hall" (the hilarious reason given by the ultra-conservative Charles Curran-era BBC as to why it was still playing Chuck Berry's lowpoint when it had banned the Wings song in December 1972). It's also better than "C Moon", the glorified B-side which stole the airplay.

I used to listen to my mum's copy of "All The Best" all the time. On vinyl, too.

robin carmody (robin carmody), Monday, 17 February 2003 02:23 (sixteen years ago) link

Spies Like Us.


Love Coming Up and C Moon too.

Charlie (Charlie), Monday, 17 February 2003 02:32 (sixteen years ago) link

Every Night is wonderful. I have a fondness for the Pipes of Peace that might be spoiled by listening to it again. I wasn't the only 9 year old to have it in my class. I liked 'The Man' off that (w/Michael Jackson) a lot.

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 17 February 2003 02:57 (sixteen years ago) link

You should give Pipes of Peace a listen and Report Back, N. The tablas make it curiously modern in the current climate. And the sentiments are obv. very much in vogue.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Monday, 17 February 2003 09:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Following on from Robin's wishes for Macca to write songs a bit earlier... I've always had this strange dream that the four Fabs actually sat down at some point in early 70, said "Let's forget about 'let it be' and make one final fine EP, one song each..." and they end up doing "Instant Karma", "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Isn't it a pity?" and "It don't come easy". Now that would have been good.

And then I wake up.

I had "All the best" on CD for many years, never listened to it, but I'll agree that "Venus and Mars" is a neglected classic, as is the first McCartney LP, very primitive but rather homely.

Rob M (Rob M), Monday, 17 February 2003 10:55 (sixteen years ago) link

nick has heard PIPES OF PEACE again, recently--maybe he just didn't notice/doesn't remember.

I had dreams about WINGSPAN last night. or it featured in my last night's dreams. I think it was really big and cost one hundred and twenty-five pounds or twenty-five pounds and was sealed in plastic and didn't tell me the tracklisting.

record shopping w/ allyC, yesterday, we saw many mccartney/wings albums. WINGS AT THE SPEED OF SOUND looked OK but was on cassette and three pounds fifty.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 17 February 2003 14:59 (sixteen years ago) link

SPEED OF SOUND is one of the weaker Wings efforts, I think. "Wino Junko," "Must Do Something About It," "Cook of The House"...no thanks. "Time To Hide" and "Beware My Love" are OK in a '70s AOR sort of way, though.

mike a (mike a), Monday, 17 February 2003 15:39 (sixteen years ago) link

'silly love songs' must redeem all.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 17 February 2003 15:46 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't hate that much of his studio solo stuff (don't love it either, most of it) but that new live album...the man's lost his voice and won't quit trying. Please, please stop, Paul, for your own sake. You suck like Billy Joel.

matt riedl (veal), Monday, 17 February 2003 16:05 (sixteen years ago) link

I meant the Pipes of Peace album, RJG. I heard only two tracks off it in your car.

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 17 February 2003 18:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Ok, good points. I still think the drums on Motor of Love are distracting and bad though!

Boiling it down to either embracing bold contempiraneity or forbidding all change is reductive. I like the sound of plenty of records from this period, I love some of Paul's experiments with new sounds (McCartney II for example), and even on this album I think some songs sound better than others. I just don't think he had a strong ear for those sounds, a sure instinct of when and how to use them in a song (or build a song around them), and his long-standing "hey that sounds neat, let's use it" instincts seem to be failing. The multi-producer approach speaks to this imho, he's looking for other people to sort it all out for him. Maybe it came from the label tho, idk.

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Monday, 27 March 2017 21:36 (two years ago) link

xxpost Ugh man I knew there was a reason i could never stand EC haha

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 27 March 2017 22:24 (two years ago) link

Listening to this album, I forgot how much I love "Put It There". My dad passed away last month and listening to this one made me tear up.

Darin, Monday, 27 March 2017 22:58 (two years ago) link

Sorry for your loss. That song has a real intimacy and warmth. And Martin's string arrangement is a deft touch.

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 02:14 (two years ago) link

I'm sorry to hear that, Darin.

I lost my dad last year, and that song has come into my mind more than once since then. I've always thought it was a really lovely tune, but I think as a teenager I found it a little hokey and distanced myself from it, whereas as an adult I can really appreciate the sincerity of an idea like that. Which also describes, in a small way, certain things about how I related to my dad. And he was generally, of the two of us, the one to make a point of reaching out and saying something useful like "don't be a stranger, stay in touch," even if generally he was pretty vague emotionally in that guys-who-don't-verbalize-feelings way. Which reminds me of the father in this song, making the choice to extend an olive branch when maybe his inertial tendency would be to stay silent. I was his youngest son, too.

So... tearing up, yeah. I'm with you.

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:39 (two years ago) link

Thanks to both of you. And sorry for your loss, too, Doctor Casino.

Darin, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 05:17 (two years ago) link

Appreciate it, Darin. For what it's worth, not knowing your situation at all, but for me at least it has gotten easier with time.

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:43 (two years ago) link

Hope I didn't sound too cavalier in my earlier post, Darin. I just meant that song hits such a perfectly warm note – I can only imagine listening to it thinking back to one's own relationship to their father after he's passed.

I continue to be really blown away by these Costello demos on this record. WaPo interview suggests that McCartney himself now believes these were the best things to come out of these sessions by some distance. I am inclined to agree.

That said, the whole Human League thing is both hilarious and instructive. For one, Paul was absolutely right to admire them as he did (as did Horn, which may explain the former's desire to work with the latter). Even if HL were about five years past their sell date while Paul was pimping them in 1988, Costello's purist reaction to the mere suggestion is exactly why he's kind of insufferable – and, I suspect, why Paul ultimately didn't want to keep working with him. Say what you will about Paul and whimsy, but "I didn't want to make an Elvis Costello record" cuts about as deeply as anything Lennon ever said.

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:12 (two years ago) link

LOL, just noticed that Spotify is missing the last three tracks of Press to Play. They're not unavailable or greyed out – they're not there at all.

Pretty sure I'm the only person in the known universe who has noticed this.

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 17:57 (two years ago) link

If you're referring to 'Write Away', 'It's Not True' and 'Tough on a Tightrope', then they never really were part of the album proper anyway.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 18:10 (two years ago) link

Talking about Press to Play, I heard 'Move Over Busker' for the first time in ages the other day and actually found myself thinking it was pretty decent.

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 18:11 (two years ago) link

I think 'Move Over Busker' is the track on the album where the song and the production are least suited to one another, I can imagine it being recorded more like Smile Away from Ram or something. I like the production on Press for the most part though

soref, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 18:34 (two years ago) link

this alternate mix of Angry is much better than the one on the album imo:


soref, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 18:36 (two years ago) link

I like the way "Rough Ride" sits in the album. McCartney goes to Propaganda-land. It definitely sounds like it was written in an afernoon but still pretty cool due to its Horn/Lipson glossiness. YMMV of course depending on how much you dig Horn/Lipson.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 21:47 (two years ago) link

I love Propaganda, Horn and Lipson and feel confident in saying that song eats it.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:07 (two years ago) link

Shifting gears, I'm digging into Pipes of Peace on Spotify. Notwithstanding its rep as "leftovers from Tug of War," this is a more interesting and experimental record than it is given credit for – certainly more interesting than its predecessor's somewhat unremarkable exercise in formalism and LA Express smooth jazz. Paul's melodic touch is in good form throughout – I've always been a fan of "So Bad" (which received pretty heavy airplay on MTV IIRC) and "The Other Me" is a minor hidden gem. "Average Person" could be straight off London Town were it it for the more modern production. Also both MJ collabs, "The Man" in particular, are high quality. All told, there's less filler on this than any other post-1975 Paul record I can think of.

Also, given that his slide into 80s survivor mode would otherwise feel almost too easy, I appreciate the left turns on this record: the Linndrum sound, the sawing Martin orchestrations on things like "Keep Under Cover," and the weird mashup that is "Tug of Peace."

Demos on the expanded version, particularly on oddball stuff like "It's Not On," show he was very much on his game – and point to some of the studio experiments he'd be exploring in the years ahead.

A pleasant if extremely belated discovery.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 15:05 (two years ago) link

Hmm. I completely disagree, to be honest, especially about the comment about it having less filler than any of his post-1975 albums... I think Pipes of Peace is one of McCartney's weaker albums, although it has a fair amount of highlights on it. It's certainly down there near the bottom of the pile for me. What he really should have done was release the best of the stuff as an EP, and perhaps bundled it with Tug of War as the Pipes of Peace EP.

I'd say 'Pipes of Peace', 'Say Say Say', 'So Bad' and 'The Man' were the keepers. Destroy the rest without hesitation.

The Roger Waters Experience (Turrican), Wednesday, 29 March 2017 15:13 (two years ago) link

Yeah that's what I thought ... and then I re-listened to it. Far more holds up than I remembered.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 15:16 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I don't listen to Driving Rain as often as some of McCartney's other LP's, so it's been quite pleasant to revisit how fucking awesome 'Rinse the Raindrops' is.

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Wednesday, 12 April 2017 21:17 (two years ago) link

'rinse the raindrops' is incredible, but you have to stop the album before 'freedom' starts playing

fucking pop records (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 13 April 2017 00:18 (two years ago) link

it's like following a banquet with shitty vanilla ice cream

fucking pop records (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 13 April 2017 00:18 (two years ago) link

I couldn't agree more. 'Freedom' is def. bottom of the pile McCartney for me. Something like 'Rinse the Raindrops' though, shit! ... when McCartney leaves us and the obituaries are being written and people finally dig deep into his post-Beatles discography, they're gonna hear things like 'Rinse the Raindrops' and go "fuck! I never knew McCartney was doing stuff like that!" and I'll be like "told ya!"

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Thursday, 13 April 2017 00:30 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

New Swede Mason is relevant


mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 26 August 2017 18:59 (two years ago) link


yellow is the color of some raisins (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 26 August 2017 19:15 (two years ago) link

it has been a long time since i've seen something as funny

niels, Sunday, 27 August 2017 01:20 (two years ago) link

eight months pass...

That is hilarious. A friend just sent me the Swedemason clip and I came here to post it and ... that's the most recent post, from almost a year ago.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 April 2018 15:08 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

New single:

Paul McCartney’s latest single is produced by Ryan Tedder and has a chorus that goes “I just wanna/Fuh You” https://t.co/UGy3MNKCM7

— Stephen Thomas Erlewine (@sterlewine) August 15, 2018

I don't know what to say other than I find it ... very catchy.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:20 (one year ago) link

just another in a v long line of embarassing Macca sexual innuendos

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:34 (one year ago) link

"fuh" doesn't even rise to the level of innuendo

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 19:40 (one year ago) link

Ha! I like the fact that McCartney is still doing shit like that at the age of 76.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:23 (one year ago) link

this is the age of the horny septuagenarian

ghost beef (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 21:31 (one year ago) link

I'm sure our British fans will hate this, but I thought it was pretty fun, and even kinda moving:


DJI, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 21:34 (one year ago) link

fans members

DJI, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 21:39 (one year ago) link

The new song sounds like something Ed Sheeran would toss off and discard for being too sappy. It's not like it's Paul's first ever misstep, of course, but even at his worst he's always sounded like he's following his own ideas, this isn't even that.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 23:07 (one year ago) link

That’s about the least charitable reading of this possible but it may not be far off. Throughout McCartney’s solo career he has followed his various muses – one of which is to do “his” version of artists he admires. It’s led to some of his best stuff (“Arrow Thru Me” = Aja-era Steely Dan, “Summer Day’s Song” = BaAS-era Eno) and plenty of pablum. Perhaps this is his Sheeran nick. Or maybe it’s just his Viagra-era update of “Press.” Regardless, I love that he’s still doing it.

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:34 (one year ago) link

“I just wanna fuh ... YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!”

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 16 August 2018 12:56 (one year ago) link

FUH! All Night!

DavidLeeRoth, Thursday, 16 August 2018 13:33 (one year ago) link

it really sucks

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 16 August 2018 13:40 (one year ago) link

Maybe he's calling back to this.


Eliza D., Thursday, 16 August 2018 13:44 (one year ago) link

His voice is near enough Fuh'd at this point.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 16 August 2018 18:13 (one year ago) link

right there
that's it

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 August 2018 18:17 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

what is this shit

niels, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:22 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Love how the solo in "Maybe I'm Amazed" is the best George Harrison approximation he could do. Also the muted guitar in the second verse (I think -- about 2:15). Never paid attention to this song, but really digging it (this week).

john. a resident of evanston. (john. a resident of chicago.), Tuesday, 12 March 2019 03:00 (seven months ago) link

Man, I've taken "Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey" for for my entire life. There's so much to love in it -- the chirping, the harmonies ("allllbehhhrt...ahhhhl daaaay"), his voice in the Admiral Halsey part, "leetle leetle gypsy get around"...What a song.

john. a resident of evanston. (john. a resident of chicago.), Thursday, 21 March 2019 01:32 (seven months ago) link

If pushed, that or "Another Day" would be my POO Macca solo song.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Thursday, 21 March 2019 05:28 (seven months ago) link

four months pass...

I'm finally going out and listening to all of the Beatle's solo records. "Monkberry Moon Delight" was a nice find off of RAM. I kinda think that Paul is trying to get a Leon Russell thing going in the verses, but it's a bit more over the top. Kinda gets almost a Tom Waits kinda sounding growl at points.

earlnash, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 23:06 (two months ago) link

I was thinking more Beefheart - his "Monkberry moooon deliiiiight" phrasing isn't too far from "Mooonlight on vermooooooont"

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 16:10 (two months ago) link

That's a good call ... certainly contemporaneous and in keeping with a lot of his solo efforts nicking other artists' styles for his own purposes.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:44 (two months ago) link

monkberry moon delight is a bit of a favourite in my household.

listened to Ram on sunday afternoon for the first time in ages. actively enjoyed it, especially uncle albert/admiral halsey, despite that being so excruciatingly paul at his whimsical worst

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 17:47 (two months ago) link

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