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Paul's posture at the mic when recording or performing
22 November 2012
6.10am
Funny Paper
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I don't know if this deserves a whole topic of its own, but what the hell.

 

Years ago, when I was an avidly current McCartney fan (I only really like his first six or so albums) I would buy the songbook for each album, and often they were filled with photographs (many done by Linda).  Later, in the 90s, I found a thick book of Linda photographs mostly revolving around Paul and his music. 

 

Among these many photographs, there were quite a few showing Paul standing at a mic either to record, or in performance.  It seemed to  me that, unlike every other singer I've seen, he had his mic pushed so close to his face that it was conducive to him standing straight, with his neck straight -- rather than craning his neck forward and hunching his shoulders, like so many other singers do.  So many times, I've seen singers stretch their head forward to get closer to the mic -- well, duh, no need for that if you just have the mic adjusted toward your face!

 

More recently, however, I've noticed Paul craning his neck forward.

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25 November 2012
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I think the four had very characteristic ways of standing up in front of a mic.

 

The guys who did the Beatles Rock Band intro captured this very well from 1.01 to 1.10. Watch them closely and you will see stuart-sutcliffe

 

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28 November 2012
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Paul always thought that his appearance was important, and I would not be surprised if he intentionally made sure his posture was perfect. John's posture and appearance is definitely more interesting. If he wasn't tearing his pants with his squatting, than he was looking oblivious without his glasses. a-hard-days-night-john-3

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