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20 December 2012
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The original isnt that bad for that kind of era tho there are a thousand better girl group songs from then. However the Beatles took it and gave it real balls especially Johns vocal which isnt a plea but an order bordering on becoming a threat "Dont dare come my way with no letter from my girl otherwise i'll have you".

Generally speaking i find the Seventies to be a pretty dull era music-wise being that i hate disco, glam, punk and those awful teen bands like the Bay City Rollers and the Osmands. John was right when he called it a drag. There was some good stuff but try and listen to a 70's station, they're filled wall to wall with tedious garbage.

To bring it back to Wings, they were one of the bands in the 70's that make me not want to simply bag it up and dump it in a landfill site. Seemless linking there.

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7 May 2013
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I've been revisiting and reappreciating Wings the last several weeks…so many great tunes! If you think back on who the best and biggest bands were of the 70s in terms of sales, chart toppers, and touring, after The Who, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones, I think Wings is absolutely in the conversation. It's pretty incredible, if you think about it, that out of the ashes of The Beatles, Paul was able to start from zero and build up a band like that, especially as they didn't play ANY Beatles songs live until later in the decade ('75/'76 on the Wings Over the World tour, I believe?).

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8 May 2013
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Wings never come up in any "serious" discussion of the 70s.

Those of you who've been on the Forum know my thoughts on this: rightly or wrongly, critics and Beatle fans ran for the exits when photographer-wife  Linda appeared on stage or in a song. (Same as Yoko and John. George looked brilliant just leaving Patty at home.)

McCartney had to create a whole new fan base – which he did.

 

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8 May 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
Wings never come up in any "serious" discussion of the 70s.

Those of you who've been on the Forum know my thoughts on this: rightly or wrongly, critics and Beatle fans ran for the exits when photographer-wife  Linda appeared on stage or in a song. (Same as Yoko and John. George looked brilliant just leaving Patty at home.)

McCartney had to create a whole new fan base – which he did.

 

The thing is, unlike Yoko, Linda didn't want the spotlight (at least according to what she said in numerous interviews) and her contributions were not obtrusive or detrimental to most songs (apart from maybe some backing vocals). Yoko, on the other hand…I think I've made it known on here how I feel about her as both a person and an "artist"…:-?

 

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15 July 2014
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I saw Laurence Juber tonight at the Grammy Museum. Most of it was a Q&A session, but we did get a rousing performance at the end. He's had an amazingly versatile career as a composer, arranger and musician, of which the Wings portion is only a fraction. Among the songs were "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" – and I adore his version – and "I Saw Her Standing There." We also got to hear a couple of originals. Afterward, he did a signing of his new photography book. And because I'd gotten my tickets through a member presale, they gave me a copy of his Wings tribute CD, so I had him sign that. I was in a daze, and I told him he's a sorcerer on that guitar.

Such a gracious guy and incredible performer. I hope to catch a full concert soon.

The museum wouldn't let us get pics even when we were in line for the signing. I managed to get a few, though.

 

 

 

 

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15 July 2014
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I think every Wings album is at least good, most great or better – that's not to say everything they did was good, because that is very untrue. 

Quite a few people listed Maybe I'm Amazed as a great Wings song, but it's not by Wings. They did perform it live though.

Some favorite songs, going through the albums (different effect thingy applied to each, circulating – non-album singles don't have one):

 

Mumbo

Love is Strange

Dear Friend

My Love

Little Lamb Dragonfly

Hi, Hi, Hi

C Moon

Junior's Farm

Band on The Run (I'm still not tired of it.)

Jet

Mrs. Vandebilt

Let Me Roll It

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

Venus and Mars/Rock Show (technically two songs, but they're always played and usually heard together.)

You Gave Me The Answer

Magneto and Titanium Man

Letting Go

Medicine Jar

Call Me Back Again

Listen to What The Man Said

Let 'Em In

The Note You Never Wrote

She's My Baby

Beware My Love

Silly Love Songs

Must Do Something About It

San Ferry Anne

London Town

I'm Carrying

Backwards Traveller

Children Children

NOT GIRLFRIEND!

I've Had Enough

Deliver Your Children

Morse Moose and The Grey Goose

Mull of Kintyre

Spin it On

Old Siam, Sir

Arrow Through Me

To You

So Glad to See You Here

 

And that's a whole bunch of Wings songs I enjoy. In fact, Wings are perhaps the main reason I like Paul's post-Beatles career the best.

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15 July 2014
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Oh, if anyone's interested, I updated setlist.fm with last night's setlist.

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15 July 2014
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Its cool that you can watch the songs so easily. Never knew you could add the setlists to shows.

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