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 therethat's itYES
― morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 August 2018 18:17 (one year ago) link
what is this shithttps://open.spotify.com/album/7piDt78gLATzAQv5JtQ4I7?si=pIvG0pnuTCmYQAqmixrXug
― niels, Tuesday, 25 September 2018 07:22 (eleven months ago) link
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 (six 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 (five 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 (five months ago) link
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 (one month ago) link
― timellison, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:20 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) link