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Paul's Granny Shit Music
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19 May 2013
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Depends on your definition of "granny shit"

If you mean 20's and 30's music hall stuff, I don't know that he's written that many more such songs in his post-Beatle days unless you count his Kisses On The Bottom album which is 100% granny shit.

The main granny shit song would be "You Gave Me the Answer"

Now if you consider his facile songs - songs that took him 30 seconds to write [Smile Away, Follow Me, Freedom] - and/or his maudlin songs [With a Little Luck, No More Lonely Nights], then yes, there are many more of those. I think. It's those songs that to this day cause him to have a saccharine reputation among many people, even though he rocks as much as anyone else.

a) he's occasionally lazy

b) he figures he can get away with it

c) some people do like these songs

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There's a serious attitude problem among rock fans over the decades -- when they wrinkle their noses at Chicago, Paul McCartney, and James Taylor for being too soft; they need to go take a flying you-know-what off a short cliff.  How did that Coke bottle get up their ass and when are they going to stop being such [substitute angry foul invectives here -- oh, and make them "cool" and "hip" too for the brain dead retarded fashionista humps].

 

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Considering Paul's post-Beatles oeuvre, there are quite a few songs that I don't particularly like (99% of them from Venus And Mars forward -- with exceptions that prove the rule).

However, of the Paul songs which I don't like, most happen to be rockish songs.  He tends to never disappoint me when he indulges his poppish, folkish, and/or grannyish side (which is not to say I don't love some of his great rockers -- Helen Wheels, Junior's Farm, Mumbo, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, Get On the Right Thing, Too Many People; etc.)

 

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I love Paul's "granny shit" songs. 

Honey Pie, Martha My Dear, and When I'm 64 are three of my favorite Beatles songs. I like Baby's Request a lot too, but I prefer the Kisses On The Bottom version over the Back To The Egg version. 
 
My favorite of all his "granny shit," though, is this medley:
And this:
 
I seriously love One Hand Clapping too much, he's just so perfect. 
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Finding it ironic that "Crippled Inside" by John sound's like granny shit music to me.

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I used to be in the "this is granny music camp."  Slowly but surely I have been converted to fandom.  I actually enjoy Ebony and Ivory, Say Say Say, etc.  My wife is still firmly in the OTHER camp.  Yesterday in the car, I was playing some pop tunes by McCartney and my wife complained, "This is sappy!  Can we listen to some music with testosterone?"

So I played some Lennon tunes and she was pacified.  She especially enjoyed "Cold Turkey."

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Granny Shit Music? Still better than EVERYTHING Lennon wrote! I disagree that "Maxwell" was granny music...it's a song about murder. It's vaudeville! Don't get me wrong, I love John Lennon but all he did was Rock 'N' Roll. Paul's understanding of all types of music is what made him the better song-writer.
p.s. By the time the 70's were wrapping up John's Rock 'N' Roll was Grandpa music. His last two albums were out-dated. Paul was busy inventing the 80's with McCartney II.

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John only did rock and roll? Erm Julia, This Boy, In My Life, Norwegian Wood, Jealous Guy, Bless You, Starting Over, Real Love, Imagine, Help, Im So Tired, Tomorrow Never Knows.... The list goes on and on.

Its the same stereotype as saying Paul only did ballads.

 

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RIGBY said
Granny Shit Music? Still better than EVERYTHING Lennon wrote! I disagree that "Maxwell" was granny music...it's a song about murder. It's vaudeville! Don't get me wrong, I love
John Lennon but all he did was Rock 'N' Roll. Paul's understanding of all types of music is what made him the better song-writer.
p.s. By the time the 70's were wrapping up John's Rock 'N' Roll was Grandpa music. His last two albums were out-dated. Paul was busy inventing the 80's with McCartney II.

 

And "Give My Regards To Broad Street" too, eh? That was a great album a-hard-days-night-john-7

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