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2 July 2010
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the wonderful guitar on "No More Lonely Nights" comes courtesy of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.

Other observations:

I've got the original vinyl LP, "London Town."  "Mull of Kintyre" is not on it. "With a Little Luck" was a hit single off the album.  I thought the song was a little too sweet at first, but it grew on me to the point I really liked it...has some interesting rhythmic things going on with the synthesizers, matched by Paul singing with both urgency and restraint at the same time.

"Tug of War", on the album of the same name, is a pretty good song, and one of Paul's post-Beatles best.  It captures the worry of 1980s nuclear weapons escalation as well as the tug of war in human personal relations.

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Another good Paul song is "Coming Up."  I was a little disappointed he didn't include it in his "Up and Coming" setlist.

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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

Another good Paul song is "Coming Up."  I was a little disappointed he didn't include it in his "Up and Coming" setlist.


Also a little ironic, isn't it?
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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

"Tug of War", on the album of the same name, is a pretty good song, and one of Paul's post-Beatles best.  It captures the worry of 1980s nuclear weapons escalation as well as the tug of war in human personal relations.


 

Hasn't that also got Pipes Of Peace on it? That might be my favourite Paul solo song.

Interesting that a lot of these are PM songs rather than Wings ones. I suppose people might not really think there was much of a difference.

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I was thinking that.  It's easy to see the transitions from The Beatles to Wings to his solo stuff...early Wings is very Beatles-like, early Macca is very late Wings-like...but "No More Lonely Nights" is really different to "Maybe I'm Amazed" or "Band on the Run" for instance.  There definitely is a big difference.

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I've been listening to a lot of McCartney/Wings recently and it's pretty hit-or-miss. "Band on the Run" and "Venus & Mars" are excellent; "Wild Life" and "Red Rose Speedway" are pretty bad. He's got a better track record with singles, I think, despite some embarrassments like "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" and (yeesh!) "Mary Had a Little Lamb".

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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

"With a Little Luck" was a hit single off the album.  I thought the song was a little too sweet at first, but it grew on me to the point I really liked it...has some interesting rhythmic things going on with the synthesizers, matched by Paul singing with both urgency and restraint at the same time.


 That one annoyed me - the bridge sounded a lot like "For No One" recycled
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Von Bontee said:

He's got a better track record with singles, I think, despite some embarrassments like "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" and (yeesh!) "Mary Had a Little Lamb".


 Hi Von -I never heard Macca's "Mary Had a Little Lamb". Is it anything like Stevie Ray Vaughan's version?

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Sadly, no.  Haven't heard it in years, but I recall SRV's "Mary Had..." as being fairly funky.

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True story about Stevie Ray Vaughn:

Stevie Ray dies and goes up to Heaven.  He's greeted by fellow Texan Buddy Holly, who says, "Stevie!  Dude!  Come on, we got a band!"

Buddy takes Stevie Ray to a golden studio.  Stevie Ray is stunned at the sight of the band warming up.  There's Jimi Hendrix picking out an incredible riff on his guitar.  John Lennon is going over some rhythm guitar lines and humming "Lucy in the Sky".  Janis is working out her chops, singing harmony with Kurt.  Brian Jones is there. 

"Holy shit, Buddy!" Stevie Ray says.  "Get me a guitar.  Heaven's Band is FANTASTIC!"

"Ah, it's not all that wonderful," Buddy replies.  He points to the drummer.

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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

True story about Stevie Ray Vaughn:

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I haven't heard that jokes in years!! Great one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

Karen Carpenter says, "Okay, "Close to You", on three."


 

Aaahahahaha that's really funny! I'm gonna tell that joke to my cool friends. a-hard-days-night-george-9 It's a little depressing too, but still.. a-hard-days-night-john-6?

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Well, from Wings I love a lot of songs...

 

. 'Band On The Run'

. 'London Town'

. 'Mrs. Vandebilt'

. 'Best Friend'

. 'Cafe On The Left Bank'

. '1985'

. 'My Love'

. 'C Moon'

. 'Hi Hi Hi'

. 'Listen To What The Man Said'

. 'She's My Baby'

. 'Let 'em In'

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Joe said:

Celebrated_Mr_K said:

"Tug of War", on the album of the same name, is a pretty good song, and one of Paul's post-Beatles best.  It captures the worry of 1980s nuclear weapons escalation as well as the tug of war in human personal relations.


 

Hasn't that also got Pipes Of Peace on it? That might be my favourite Paul solo song.

Interesting that a lot of these are PM songs rather than Wings ones. I suppose people might not really think there was much of a difference.


 

'Pipes' was on the following alnbum (called Pipes Of Peace)

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wingspan81 said:

Well, from Wings I love a lot of songs...

 

. 'Band On The Run'

. 'London Town'

. 'Mrs. Vandebilt'

. 'Best Friend'

. 'Cafe On The Left Bank'

. '1985'

. 'My Love'

. 'C Moon'

. 'Hi Hi Hi'

. 'Listen To What The Man Said'

. 'She's My Baby'

. 'Let 'em In'


 

All Good Ones! My fav is Beware My Love (played loud)

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F.Y.I...
RAM was NOT a Wings album!

My appreciation for Wings is almost the magnitude of mine for The Fabs themselves. I think Wings are just as cheesy as everyone says but I love 'em for it! I hate when people claim that Paul was selling out during this period. He was selling out concert and albums but he was most certainly playing what he wanted to! Paul was always more experimental and out-there when it came to the music side. His lyrics were often silly and contrived but you still can't help singing along because his melodies are addictive. John might have written important thought-provoking lyrical masterpieces, but who slaps Sometime in NYC  (his most political album) on and sings along with it? I never really payed much attention to lyrics anyways. I'm a musician and it's the groove and instrumentation that floats my boat. John reverted back to old fashioned rock and roll when The Beatles split up while Macca was experimenting with new forms of rock and was really up there with groups like Queen and Pink Floyd when it came to assemble playing. I guess that's what you get with a band rather than just session players...
A good example of the difference is the track "Tomorrow Never Knows". John wrote those mind-expanding lyrics and genrally gets the credit for that song but it was Paul that layed down that groove (along with Ringo) and ran ALL of those crazy loops. The sound always came from Paul on the later years. "Come Together" is another example. John gets the credit for writing that song but it was Paul that came up with the bassline that the whole sound of the track was built around.
Just like those songs, it's the sound that hooked me. Wings had an amazing "sound"!!!!!!a-hard-days-night-paul-8

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Old Siam Sir said, "RAM was NOT a Wings album!"

Considering the revolving cast of characters in Wings, one could be forgiven for including McCartney's 70s output under the Wings umbrella (except the first album).

The only Wings constants were Paul and Linda + Denny Laine.

Is Band on the Run a Wings album? Only Paul and Linda + Denny Laine went to Nigeria to record the album.

McCartney himself has listed Ram songs on his Wingspan retrospective, so we know his take on this.

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He had songs from the first album and the post-Wings albums on Wingspan, too. Also, it gets even more nitpicky when you separate the "Paul McCartney AND Wings" LPs from the plain-old Wings ones.

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Denny Laine is one of the many musicians on the Tug of War album, tho i have no idea which ones he is one (tho wiki has him playing bass on Wanderlust).

Paul included tracks off McCartney on Wingspan (Maybe Im Amazed, Every Night, Junk, The Lovely Linda, Man We Was Lonely) so where does that take it to?
Tho the album is credited to Paul McCartney and not Paul McCartney and Wings.

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