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Should McCartney stop?
5 December 2012
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Since I'm hearing some love for Paul's last decade here, can anybody throw out a suggested list of some of the best songs on each album starting with, say, 'Run Devil Run'?

 

They don't have to be singles or anything.  Just cuts that you feel are among the better ones on each album. 

E is for 'Ergent'.
5 December 2012
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SatanHimself said
Since I'm hearing some love for Paul's last decade here, can anybody throw out a suggested list of some of the best songs on each album starting with, say, 'Run Devil Run'?

They don't have to be singles or anything.  Just cuts that you feel are among the better ones on each album. 

Havent listened to RDR in a long while but No Other Baby has a great vocal, guitar solo and feel to the song and Brown Eyed Handsome Man really swings. I still think Buddy Holly did the ultimate version of that track but Pauls is really good. Its no wonder these were the tracks pulled for the single.

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5 December 2012
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The best songs of the new albums imo

Best songs on Run Devil RUn: Haven't listened to it yet, as it's rock'n'roll which I don't really like (except john's album with this name, which is great)

Bst songs on driving rain: freedom, your loving flame, lonely road, from a lover to a friend and driving rain live version (I don't like the studio one very much)

Best songs on chaos and creation: Fine Line, jenny wren and friends to go

Best songs on memory almost full: Dance Tonight and Only Mama Knows

Bst songs on electric arguments: Have never listened to the whole album but I love highway and sing the changes from good evening new york city with sing the changes being one of my favourite ever paul songs

Best songs on kisses on the bottom: I'm Gonna sit right down and write myself a letter and baby's request if that counts

 

I really like all of the albums (with driving rain possibly being my favourite) except the two I don't know fully

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5 December 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson said

Best songs on chaos and creation: Fine Line, jenny wren and friends to go

I would add Too Much Rain and Promise To You Girl.

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5 December 2012
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Thanks for the recommendations.  It'll give me some things to check out during my long evening shift in the airport fire hall tonight.

E is for 'Ergent'.
5 December 2012
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Ben Ramon said

GeorgeTSimpson said

Best songs on chaos and creation: Fine Line, jenny wren and friends to go

I would add Too Much Rain and Promise To You Girl.

I agree, awesome songs

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5 December 2012
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Inner Light said

paulsbass said

robert said

In my opinion they have earned the right to exit the stage with grace and they ought to. And I love Paul - don't get me wrong. I know this post will drop me off  a lot of Christmas lists. I just don't want him to conclude his career with reviewers saying "why does he keep on going when his voice is so clearly gone" If not this year, it will be next year.

Agreed to everything you said. Saw him in 2002 - EXCELLENT performance! Saw some youtube clips from 2006 on - voice gone.

And I seriously don't understand why he still tries to sing "Maybe I'm amazed" which was impossible for him to do as soon as the 70s were over.

 

But I guess he just NEEDS the thrill of rocking a stadium with tens of thousands of people, and he can't just quit it, seeing the popular demand is still huge. People like him, being in the spotlight all their live can't just quit.

The only thing to REALLY stop him would be if he would do some REALLY serious damage to his vocal chords without being able to sing at all.

Listening to him it can't take much more time until that happens...

 

If he could stick to smaller venues with a more quiet repertoire it would suit him much better.

I wish him all the best and that he manages to find a way that satisfies his own needs of performing (being a performer myself I know about the kick you get - it's like a drug) without ruining his health and credibility.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

My point exactly. The question is why does he need the thrill of people screaming at him and adoring him. I will never understand adulation. He lives for attention which is one of the main reasons I love Harrison. He was never into the attention part of his fame but stayed humble throughout his career.

I agree with what all of you have said 100%. Paul needs attention on and off the stage. Here's my reasoning:

1 Paul was always the most enthusiastic Beatle when reporters wanted an interview or photo

2 His relationship with Jane Asher didn't work because she put her career before Paul (good for her!)

3 Wives #2 and #3

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5 December 2012
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Btw, Im wondering what you think about Pauls vocals on this, is it good/bad:

 

Imo, his singing is fantastic here.

5 December 2012
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paulsbass said

thewordislove94 said

I agree with what all of you have said 100%. Paul needs attention on and off the stage. Here's my reasoning:
1 Paul was always the most enthusiastic Beatle when reporters wanted an interview or photo

2 His relationship with Jane Asher didn't work because she put her career before Paul (good for her!)

3 Wives #2 and #3

 

1) Can you please try and quote in a more readable way.

2) Can all of you please stop using my quote as a vehicle for calling Paul an attention seeking freak??

He loves being celebrated for his music - wow, shocking!

After a whole life in the spotlight he's used to it - wow, shocking!

He's a creative person and loves to share the results with other people - wow, shocking!

Sure, there are people even more humble than him who take less interest in publicity.

I'm still glad we have this huge superstar who always stayed true to his artistic beliefs, who always stayed true to his message of love, who always stayed true to his engagement for animal and human rights, who always stayed true to his family, who always stayed true to his fans.

Are you performers yourself? Then you KNOW about the kick you need from playing live and how you miss it.

Are you not? Then why do you judge Paul?

3) To call your reasoning "thin" would be THE understatement of the still young century.

All right. I will put a stop to this. We all know that McCartney can't sing as well as he did when he was young. As far as him quitting making music, that is entirely up to him. I am also a musician that performs live practically every week and I hope I will be able to sing as well as him when I am 70. I am turning 60 next week.

As far as him seeking attention, we our all different. I personal don't like artists and entertainers that get on ego trips but to each his own. We need to look at ourselves and be true to who we are. The fact is that Paul is and has always been an incredible singer/songwriter/musician and entertainer which is what makes him who he is. Keep in mind that without his personality in the Beatles, they would never have been as success as they were. Each of them brought their own creative talents to the group and that is why they were so special.

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5 December 2012
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paulsbass said

thewordislove94 said

I agree with what all of you have said 100%. Paul needs attention on and off the stage. Here's my reasoning:
1 Paul was always the most enthusiastic Beatle when reporters wanted an interview or photo

2 His relationship with Jane Asher didn't work because she put her career before Paul (good for her!)

3 Wives #2 and #3

 

1) Can you please try and quote in a more readable way.

2) Can all of you please stop using my quote as a vehicle for calling Paul an attention seeking freak??

He loves being celebrated for his music - wow, shocking!

After a whole life in the spotlight he's used to it - wow, shocking!

He's a creative person and loves to share the results with other people - wow, shocking!

Sure, there are people even more humble than him who take less interest in publicity.

I'm still glad we have this huge superstar who always stayed true to his artistic beliefs, who always stayed true to his message of love, who always stayed true to his engagement for animal and human rights, who always stayed true to his family, who always stayed true to his fans.

Are you performers yourself? Then you KNOW about the kick you need from playing live and how you miss it.

Are you not? Then why do you judge Paul?

3) To call your reasoning "thin" would be THE understatement of the still young century.

I don't think thewordislove94 was even criticising Paul. It's quite obvious that Macca is the kind of guy who loves attention and publicity and I don't think that needs to be read as a negative facet of his personality; it's served him extremely well over the course of his career. Why jump down someone's throat just because they stated the facts?

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5 December 2012
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SatanHimself said
Thanks for the recommendations.  It'll give me some things to check out during my long evening shift in the airport fire hall tonight.

Also listen to the full Fireman album and the song Mr. Bellamy from Memory Almost Full.

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7 December 2012
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tkj said
 

What do you think? Should he stop? 

 

No...Why?

He's a musician and composer...That's who he is, and he should continue as long as he is able.

'Some people say' or 'critics'?

Critics are a low form of life who suck the blood of artists, as they cannot create anything life giving on their own.

8 December 2012
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Funny Paper said

robert said

It's not just Paul. Springstein, Billy Joel, Dylan, Robert Plant, Elton John, Jagger, the list goes on and on. These guys have taken their vocal chords past the point of no return.

One exception: James Taylor.  His voice is as good, if not better, than it ever was.  A few years ago, the Boston Pops conductor said "James Taylor's voice is like a fine wine -- it gets better with age."

 

Though he's only 64, so perhaps when he hits 70 he'll start to crack too.

 

Taylor may not have had years of screaming quite as much as Paul, but he's also no mere crooner (notwithstanding the unfair caricature of him by people who don't really know his music).

Actually I agree with you about James Taylor. I saw him in 1979 (No Nukes) and he was great - he is still great and I want to see him again live. However, James was not a screamer - which is why he sings as well, if not better than ever.

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21 December 2012
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There was a point where I thought Paul (The 'Stones as well) should give it up, but they've taken it so far, they might as well keep going 'til they physically can't keep it up. Enjoy them while they're still here.

22 December 2012
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Well, I think that if he enjoys performing and gets kicks off of it, why not... That is one trait I have always liked about him; he genuinely enjoys performing and fans, enjoys being a beatle, enjoys publicity-and why shouldn't he? I find it very sad if famous people who thrived to be famous loathe the fame ones they have it( George being a case in point). His enthusiasm when he sings is just contagious, and I think his slow numbers still sound very good, and he might sound even better if he just took a little break and gave his voice a little rest

22 December 2012
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Paul can go on as long as he wants to. I think he and Ringo are doing very well, considering they're not as young as they used to be. I mostly watch Ringo, but Paul is still rocking, and I hope he continues to.

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22 December 2012
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One thing I personally think Paul should stop is dying his hair! It looks silly. Grey hair is cool!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
23 December 2012
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Agreed- the violent shade of chestnut is a bit silly for a man of 70, it looks like a wig.

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28 December 2012
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Paul McCartney shouldn't stop until I get to watch at least one of his concerts. I wish he would tour somewhere in Asia so I could watch him. I know he wouldn't tour here lol.

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After hearing "Cut Me Some Slack" I changed my mind: McCartney should NOT stop! This track gave me hope for McCartney to continue singing. 

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