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Paul's Granny Shit Music
9 July 2013
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GMRTBS was mid-80's so a little later. Plus its such a dreadful film and nearly unlistenable album it doesn't deserve to be mentioned. Forget such an album exists and just take the No More Lonely Nights single as what came from that project.

Maybe that's why the McCartney Archive Collection is taking so long - Macca and his team are hoping the world ends before releasing such a monstrosity back on us. 

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Am I the only person here who actually likes Give My Regards To Broad Street (both the album and the movie) ?ahdn_paul_01

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9 July 2013
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May I ask Unknown what it is you enjoy about both. Would be interesting to hear a positive side to the album and movie.

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10 July 2013
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The movie really is terrible. The talking parts drag and I dont really understand a lot of it. What makes the movie for me, though, is the music. I like his covers of them Beatles songs, and the Silly Love Songs part is my favorite. I like how everything is white and then some guy comes out and dances. I don't really know why, but for some reason I find that part crazy funny. I also think that Paul's voice was super crazy intensly good during that time, which is really what makes those songs. Especially with the Beatles covers, if his voice wasn't so good the covers really wouldn't be all too great. No More Lonely Nights is a pretty good song, and I like I'm Not Such A bad boy a lot too. I also like how when he finally gets the tapes back they're glowing. He was also pretty hot in the movie, which makes it a little better. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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Although the movie and album are fairly cringeworthy, that's not even what I dislike about Broad Street particularly; rather it's the fact that Paul decided to rehash Beatles songs, a terrible, terrible idea, particularly in 1984. Isn't this the man who claimed "you can't reheat a souffle?" Not to mention one of the most prolific songwriters of all time? The fact he thought it would go down well absolutely beggars belief.

I do love No More Lonely Nights though, one of his best songs of the decade.

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10 July 2013
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I've mentioned this before here -- my favorite part is a very brief scene where in his "dream" he has lost everything and is down on his luck, so he's reduced to being a street musician begging for money, and he plays a humorously fast and snappy version of "Yesterday" (using old-time jazzy chords on the guitar).

I just went back to my old posts, and see that I posted this 8 months ago here!  This is what I wrote:

An amusing scene from Paul's movie "Give My Regards To Broad Street" where in a fit of depression he daydreams about another life he might have lived, as a street musician, playing an upbeat campy version of "Yesterday" for small change:

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/650627

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10 July 2013
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RIGBY said 
Paul was busy inventing the 80's with McCartney II.

So it's HIS fault.

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11 July 2013
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80's were better than the 70's for music.

 

I find the Broadstreet Beatle covers dreadful. They sound so lame, empty and lacking so much of what made the originals so good. And even as I type the fact that Paul changed the words of Here, There and Everywhere seriously pisses me off - "to lead a better life I need a love of my own"! Fucking hell, seriously? That's better than "to lead a better life I need my love to be here"? Bollocks. Plus the original line works within the body of the song leading into "here, making each day of the year" (done also with "There" later on).

My rating for the album would be 2 out of 10 thanks to No More Lonely Nights (1 point for each version). However it would then be reduced to 1 out of 10 due to having to remember such a piece of crap exists because of those and therefore not being able to dump the album in a gap where there has been a rip in the space time continuum.

The new songs have dreadful lyrics and the solo recuts are either a) pointless and/or b) nowhere near as good as the original.

My thoughts for the film after watching it on Youtube are somewhere on here but I cant find the post. I wanted to sue Paul for wasting 90 minutes of my life after watching it.

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What pissed me off about the film is Paul's lack of charisma. Of all people to be a dud in front of the camera. The scene that typifies this is when Ringo asks Paul, "What are you going to do?" and Paul just shrugs. Seriously? Shrugging is an acting choice? Better yet, a screenwriting choice?

Also, Hawaiian shirt.

A shame as there probably would have been an ideal vehicle for Paul's giddy charm if he'd been willing to be less of a control freak and let someone else write the script.

I don't have much comment to make on the soundtrack. The covers felt unnecessary, but I don't feel strongly about it. I may, however, be the only person who doesn't like No More Lonely Nights. I don't have fond memories of hearing it on the radio. I may have mentioned elsewhere that the thoroughly 80s guitar solo at the end sets my teeth on edge.

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11 July 2013
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unknown said
The movie really is terrible. The talking parts drag and I dont really understand a lot of it. What makes the movie for me, though, is the music. I like his covers of them Beatles songs, and the Silly Love Songs part is my favorite. I like how everything is white and then some guy comes out and dances. I don't really know why, but for some reason I find that part crazy funny. I also think that Paul's voice was super crazy intensly good during that time, which is really what makes those songs. Especially with the Beatles covers, if his voice wasn't so good the covers really wouldn't be all too great. No More Lonely Nights is a pretty good song, and I like I'm Not Such A bad boy a lot too. I also like how when he finally gets the tapes back they're glowing. He was also pretty hot in the movie, which makes it a little better. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

FYI the guy who did the dance was Michael Jackson's mentor. I enjoyed the Silly Love Songs rendition, basically most of the TOTO were in the video plus that funky slap bass solo. I watched the movie once in its entirety and then every time I watch the movie now I just skip to the music videos. 

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parlance said

A shame as there probably would have been ideal vehicle for Paul's giddy charm if he'd been willing to be less of a control freak and let someone else write the script.

parlance

 

A fantasy of mine was for Paul (in the 70s or 80s, when he still had enough of a really youthful face) to play the role of Mozart in a movie.  I think he would have been much better than Tom Hulce (the actor in "Amadeus").

 

 

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12 July 2013
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unknown said
The movie really is terrible. The talking parts drag and I dont really understand a lot of it. What makes the movie for me, though, is the music. I like his covers of them Beatles songs, and the Silly Love Songs part is my favorite. I like how everything is white and then some guy comes out and dances. I don't really know why, but for some reason I find that part crazy funny. I also think that Paul's voice was super crazy intensly good during that time, which is really what makes those songs. Especially with the Beatles covers, if his voice wasn't so good the covers really wouldn't be all too great. No More Lonely Nights is a pretty good song, and I like I'm Not Such A bad boy a lot too. I also like how when he finally gets the tapes back they're glowing. He was also pretty hot in the movie, which makes it a little better. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

I kind of enjoyed it for the same reasons.  I agree, his voice was amazing at that time...  and he was pretty hot....  I mean, he is Paul.  heart

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12 July 2013
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The movie is so bad and lame and campy and cheesy that, much as I love Paul, I love watching it just for the laughs. :lol: The covers/remakes are lousy but the new songs (No More Lonely Nights, Not Such a Bad Boy, No Values) are really good...not great, but very good. It's baffling why he didn't just write more songs of this quality instead of puking out those remakes?

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A friend of mine has a five year old son who's totally into the Beatles. But "being into the Beatles" for him means being into all the songs that "real" fans would turn their nose up to: Yellow Submarine, Rocky Raccoon, Lovely Rita, All Together Now, Ob La Di, Octopus Garden...

So for those of us who wonder whether we're the last generation of Beatle fans (see other thread on that topic), I suggest to you that the granny shit and infantile songs are the songs that will create the next generation of Beatle fans - and the next generation after that...

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I think "real" fans would be delighted that the kid's getting indoctrinated at such a young age (just like ME! and so many millions of others!)

Plus those songs are all great imo!

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3 August 2013
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Maybe I'm not a ''real'' fan then because I not just like but love both LR and OG. I think they're fine songs! And yes, I'm happy that little people like the songs, any of them, and that they're not yet influenced by other people who tell them the Beatles aren't ''cool'', or whatever else they spurt.

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fabfouremily said 
Are you saying that John wrote better than Paul? If so, I disagree. I don't think you can compare, really, as they had different styles of songwriting once they moved away from the early love songs. They were both very talented in their own right, and I don't even know how to begin to try and work out who was better. It'll only cause an argument, anyway.

Lennon-McCartney are one of the best songwriting teams of all time for a reason. That reason is that they worked brilliantly together. They complemented each other in a way we'd never seen before them, and haven't since.

I look at it as this way: John had the more unique voice as a songwriter, but Paul was the more versatile songwriter.  That's what made their partnership so great.  However, I also can't help but feel that once the two of them started writing more on their own, John was the one who seemed to need more guidance in the studio in terms of bringing his works to fruition -- and he'd often ride out that same vision imparted to him for an extended period of time.  This is much more apparent in their solo careers; Wild Life, Red Rose Speedway and Band on the Run all sound like distinctly different albums, whereas Mind Games, Walls and Bridges and Rock 'n' Roll all more or less have the exact same production values.  a-hard-days-night-paul-4

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fabfouremily said
Maybe I'm not a ''real'' fan then because I not just like but love both LR and OG. I think they're fine songs! And yes, I'm happy that little people like the songs, any of them, and that they're not yet influenced by other people who tell them the Beatles aren't ''cool'', or whatever else they spurt.

Yeah, maybe I'm not either since I like every one of those songs.a-hard-days-night-paul-3

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Why would anyone turn their nose up at Octopus's Garden, its a fabulous, fun song to play? Just listen to the harmonies in the background vocals for a start and then you have George's guitar solo. Same goes for Lovely Rita and Rocky Raccoon. I hate stuffy people who fling poo at certain Beatle songs for not taking 3 days to write and how the a minor chord goes to G sharp instead of F major in the treble chord and George's triangle is unnecessary.

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Duke_of_Kirkaldy said

fabfouremily said 
Are you saying that John wrote better than Paul? If so, I disagree. I don't think you can compare, really, as they had different styles of songwriting once they moved away from the early love songs. They were both very talented in their own right, and I don't even know how to begin to try and work out who was better. It'll only cause an argument, anyway.

Lennon-McCartney are one of the best songwriting teams of all time for a reason. That reason is that they worked brilliantly together. They complemented each other in a way we'd never seen before them, and haven't since.

I look at it as this way: John had the more unique voice as a songwriter, but Paul was the more versatile songwriter.  That's what made their partnership so great.  However, I also can't help but feel that once the two of them started writing more on their own, John was the one who seemed to need more guidance in the studio in terms of bringing his works to fruition -- and he'd often ride out that same vision imparted to him for an extended period of time.  This is much more apparent in their solo careers; Wild Life, Red Rose Speedway and Band on the Run all sound like distinctly different albums, whereas Mind Games, Walls and Bridges and Rock 'n' Roll all more or less have the exact same production values.  a-hard-days-night-paul-4

I agree with you. Paul has always been capable of visualising what he wanted to do with his set of lyrics, whereas John had some brilliant words but often no direction to take them in. So, he seeked other people's help to direct him. This is apparent in the examples that you give. However, I don't really see how that affects the capability and talent they had as individual songwriters, but as artists, in general. Is that clear?

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