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Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
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And just to stay in topic. I love Electric Arguments. I just love it.

 

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mithveaen said
And just to stay in topic. I love Electric Arguments. I just love it.

 

Oh, god, mith...me too! It's in my top 5, definitely. I just ordered the deluxe edition for $100 (double lp, standard cd, alternate mixes cd, multitrack files dvd, artwork, and huge booklet in a tin shaped like an old reel box), and I can't wait for it to get here! It's funny how I'll spend that much on music, but the thought of spending $500 on a couch just about cripples me. Furnishing an apartment you don't have yet, finding an apartment, and moving away from your family is stressful!

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A continuation from an earlier post where I prematurely ended listing my faves of Paul.   Some more:

 

I love the album Tug Of War.  This album continues to have appeal.  Just the other day my oldest daughter, unprompted by me, picked this album out as a vinyl to listen to it.  Then my youngest daughter promptly ran into the room to sing all the lyrics to the songs. 

From that album I particularly like:

Tug Of War

Take it Away

Here Today

Ballroom Dancing

Wanderlust (as noted in the earlier post)

 

So Bad is a gorgeous melody, though I wish he made it as an instrumental. 

That Day is Done

This One.   Like so many of his songs, uber-catchy.

Hope of Deliverance.  Not sure why this song instead of, oh, Say, Say, Say, didn't go to Number 1. 

 

I agree with Paulbass that Flaming Pie is a first-rate album, definitely one of the strongest post-Beatles efforts of any of the Beatles.  No single song, however, stands out for me as a favorite. 

 

From a Lover to a Friend.  If I'm not mistaken, I read some other folks on this site dissing this song, or at least categorizing as weak.  To each our own, of course, but this song speaks to me. 

Chaos and Creation is surely one of Paul's top five albums.  Lots of great songs.  In particular, a couple stand out for me.

Too Much Rain

Jenny Wren.   Had either of these songs been published in the Beatles era, they'd (ironically) be used today as examples of how Paul today just can't produce songs like he once did.  They're both that good. 

 

My Valentine.   What's not to like here? 

 

C Moon--good fun, pure and simple.

Junior's Farm--great tune with a moving ending that hints at the future sound of Thom Yorke (or at least to me it does).

No More Lonely Nites.  Okay....so apparently this one, like so many others, is divisive.  Say what you will, I think it's about as good as anything that man did, pre or post-Beatles.  

 

One observation:  Advocates of John rightly point out that lots of his strongest work as part of the Beatles never was released as a single, or if it was it didn't always climb to number 1.   I'd say the same about Paul's post-Beatles work; his most popular isn't always his best.  Here are his ten number one singles (combining the UK and the USA):

1.  Uncle Albert...

2. My Love

3. Band On The Run

4. Listen to What the Man Said

5. Silly Love Songs

6. Mull Of Kintyre

7. With a Little Luck

8. Coming Up

9. Ebony and Ivory

10. Pipes Of Peace.

 

Now some of these songs definitely rank among his best.  And they're certainly a well-produced polished batch of songs.  But are they his ten best post-Beatles songs?   They're great, but I'd rank only 2-3 among my own top 10 list. 

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Wonderlust is a great song and gets little exposure, and another song Paul should have left well alone for Give My Regards To Broad Street. I like So Bad too, has anyone heard the stripped mix on youtube, its really good?

 

As for the Paul #1's only Uncle Albert and With A Little Luck would have a chance of being in my top 10 list, not that think i'd be able to compile one.

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I feel one of the best, if not the best, post-Beatles Macca song is Little Lamb Dragonfly, off Red Rose Speedway. Stands up to some of his best work with the Beatles if you ask me but nobody ever mentions it. Another one which I think is a total gem is Daytime Nighttime Suffering, which is completely unheard of as the B-side to Goodnight Tonight. Sometimes I despair at how people lambast Paul's 70s career because he seemed to make a lot of unwise choices in which material to promote and which material to bury paul-mccartney

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Ben Ramon said, "I feel one of the best, if not the best, post-Beatles Macca song is Little Lamb Dragonfly, off Red Rose Speedway. Stands up to some of his best work with the Beatles if you ask me but nobody ever mentions it. Another one which I think is a total gem is Daytime Nighttime Suffering"

 

Ben Ramon, thanks for getting me to listen to Red Rose Speedway again. When the album came out, I listened to most songs once - and never again. Not my style.

But in re-listening to "Little Lamb Dragonfly" I noticed that when McCartney hits the higher notes his voice takes on a tone I haven't heard in any other song. That in itself makes it worth a listen. But I think the melody is a little all over the place, and I don't care for the "la la la la la la." Come to think of it, I don't care for the "la la la la la las" in any of his songs ("Off The Ground" comes to mind).

Ironically, if you just go up one song on the album, you get "One More Kiss," and if you look at the first post on this thread you'll see that it's one of my favorites; don't know why, 'coz I'm generally not into that style. By the way, as you can see, I also agree with you on "Daytime Nigthttime Suffering" ("what does she get for all the love she gave you?"   ALIMONY!)

 

Kedame said, "I've been listening to KOTB a lot lately. I love More I Cannot Wish You and Ac-Cent-Chu-Ate the Positive."

 

I now understand Red Rose Speedway a little better: it's a early version of Kisses On The Bottom. If you like KOTB, you'll like

"One More Kiss" "Little Lamb Dragonfly" "Single Pigeon" and of course "My Love"

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I agree totally, In The Sky With Diamonds- when Paul hits those high notes on "since you've gone, I never know" and "miss you so" in "Little Lamb Dragonfly" he sounds absolutely beautiful and at his most heartfelt. Also glad to see a fellow appreciator of the stellar "Daytime Nighttime Suffering." :) However not so sure I agree with you about Red Rose Speedway being an early Kisses On The Bottom- although it may have a lot of old-timey, romantic songs on it, it also has some really hard and groovy rockers in the form of "Big Barn Bed" and "Get On The Right Thing," and even a Pink Floyd-esque psychedelic jam in the form of "Loup (First Indian on the Moon)"! I'd like to see one of those on Kisses On The Bottom!

Other songs in the solo Macca catalogue which I feel are particularly excellent but get little appreciation are Wanderlust, On The Way, Getting Closer, She's My Baby and Love in Song.

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