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20 December 2012
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meanmistermustard
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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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DrBeatle
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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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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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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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DrBeatle
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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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