C/D Paul McCartney Solo

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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S80fSH0V9c

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
YES

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

one month passes...

what is this shit
https://open.spotify.com/album/7piDt78gLATzAQv5JtQ4I7?si=pIvG0pnuTCmYQAqmixrXug

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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

"Hope of Deliverance" is a charming little tune.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 December 2019 19:20 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

i finally picked up a vinyl copy of Flowers in the Dirt recently - first time i've owned it since unloading the Paul McCartney Collection expanded CD circa, idk, 2004? and i'm having a fantastic sunday night right now because this album is sounding amazing, every single track, whole way through. okay i'm not super stoked that "motor of love" just started but i'm feeling confident that its spacey sugary 80s production will sound a lot better in 2020 than even a few years ago. man, those "ah, ah ah ah" backing things are VERY "i'm not in love," aren't there?

Doctor Casino, Monday, 27 January 2020 01:26 (four weeks ago) link

oh WEIRD the vinyl edition did not include "Ou Est Le Soleil?"

Doctor Casino, Monday, 27 January 2020 01:32 (four weeks ago) link

maybe I'll buy that then, because that song is easily the worst thing on the album

akm, Monday, 27 January 2020 02:33 (four weeks ago) link

haha i've always been weirdly fond of it. tho it is kinda stupid. i'm just too used to it as a refreshing palate-cleansing closer after "motor of love." but then in turn, thanks to that deluxe CD, i've also imagined the ideal conclusion as "back on my feet" followed by "loveliest thing."

Doctor Casino, Monday, 27 January 2020 03:48 (four weeks ago) link

I adore "Figure of Eight," "We Got Married" (a "No More Lonely Nights" redux that works), and "This One."

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 January 2020 04:16 (four weeks ago) link

and the self-produced "Distraction," with its Clare Fischer arrangement, is pleasantly barmy

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 January 2020 04:16 (four weeks ago) link

Kinda gets almost a Tom Waits kinda sounding growl at points.

― earlnash, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:06 PM (five months ago) bookmarkflaglink

spun “ram” on a whim today, this same thought occurred to me during MMD.

i’ll never stop being confounded by people who can’t get down with “uncle albert/admiral halsey” — first part especially. those layered, sighing backing vocals are so intense and beautiful

budo jeru, Monday, 27 January 2020 05:54 (four weeks ago) link

It’s a lovely song and yet, also part of the Monty Python canon for me

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 27 January 2020 06:25 (four weeks ago) link

holy shit how have i never heard this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9QcUEQS7cw

budo jeru, Monday, 27 January 2020 08:01 (four weeks ago) link

There's a mono Ram knocking around online in various places and stone me if that isn't absolutely fantastic. A proper hard copy costs a fortune.

Also this,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYwCZqzrmaQ

reveals that there's a nice drop of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE-53NCcpDw

in there somewhere

piscesx, Monday, 27 January 2020 09:54 (four weeks ago) link

huh I don't hear it myself

Οὖτις, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:15 (four weeks ago) link

Drum fill used in Johnny Ryall

PaulTMA, Monday, 27 January 2020 16:35 (four weeks ago) link

Mono Ram may be a fold-down?

timellison, Monday, 27 January 2020 18:09 (four weeks ago) link


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