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London Town
23 September 2013
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DrBeatle
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I think London Town is MUCH stronger than Egg. As I said, Egg has some great tunes (Getting Closer, Old Siam Sir, Spin It On, Arrow Through Me), I really like Baby's Request, To You is ok…the rest is weak by Wings' standards.

And MMM, whether you knew it before or not, it was supposed to be a concept album just as you said…they dumped that idea at the last moment but the feel of it is still there with the songs sequenced the way they are.

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30 March 2014
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Re-listened to this again, along with a heap of alternates and outtakes, in my trawl thru Paul's music releases. 

The problem i have with it is summed up by the title song, there is some good stuff in there but also some utter garbage and because of that i don't go back very often at all. That "toot, toot, toot" stuff is up there with pure Macca lazy shite that should have been worked on until it was improved. Cafe On The Left Bank is another that could have been worked on and improved but wasn't and so is a drag and too long. 

I'm Carrying for the large part is fantastic but goes on a bit too long, Cuff Link is pointless uninteresting filler, Famous Groupies is a joke that i fail to find either funny or interesting.

The rest is good with Deliver Your Children having some lovely guitar work and all tracks i enjoy listening too. I have no idea what Morse Moose is doing on this album as its unlike anything else on it but its great when played loud.

As for the single from these sessions I'm biased towards Mull of Kintyre for obvious reasons whilst Girls School is interesting musically but the lyrics are complete tripe and annoy the living daylights out of me – and it's another song that is way too long.

 

Outtake-wise there is a gorgeous stripped early rough mix of Don't Let It Bring You Down and an instrumental version of Morse Moose and The Grey Goose – no idea what the hell to make of that, its so bizarre. If anyone wants to hear it there is an Alternate London Town bootleg on youtube.

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