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Lovely Linda McCartney, 15 years ago today...
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19 April 2013
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I love Linda's voice, I think I started a thread about it before.  Especially on "Long Haired Lady".  That song would not be the same without her raw vocals.  heart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

19 April 2013
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Yeah, I would've figured you liked that song! Sorry that I don't share your opinion, though - that's my least favourite Ram track precisely because of Linda's singing. She just sounds so...bratty. Really irritates me.

I like Linda best in small doses, like when she adds backing vocals on "Let it Be" or the "occasional oos" on the McCartney album.

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19 April 2013
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Von Bontee said
Yeah, I would've figured you liked that song! Sorry that I don't share your opinion, though - that's my least favourite Ram track precisely because of Linda's singing. She just sounds so...bratty. Really irritates me.

I like Linda best in small doses, like when she adds backing vocals on "Let it Be" or the "occasional oos" on the McCartney album.

That's okay because that's why I like the vocals in that song.  It's that they are so "bratty".  I just think it suits the song well.   heart 

 

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

20 April 2013
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I like Linda's bratty sound.  I think Paul detected that and used it to advantage.  The weakness of the song Long Haired Lady, in my opinion, is its rather plodding tempo and repetitive nature.  Linda's voice and Paul singing those two little refrains based on F major--Bb major--D7--G7 are what I like.

 

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20 April 2013
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The ending "Love is looooong" is long, for sure.. but I love it.

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

20 April 2013
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I admit I like Linda's bratty sound too. It seemed to fit very well for that era for some reason.

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Von Bontee said
Yeah, I would've figured you liked that song! Sorry that I don't share your opinion, though - that's my least favourite Ram track precisely because of Linda's singing. She just sounds so...bratty. Really irritates me.

I like Linda best in small doses, like when she adds backing vocals on "Let it Be" or the "occasional oos" on the McCartney album.

i would decribe her voice as a punk voice

31 May 2014
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Yeah, I can see that! Punk in an untrained kinda way...I'm glad that everyone knows what I mean by "bratty"...if you all can enjoy something that irritates me, then I guess I can appreciate it a little more for that reason. Hooray!

(Damn, I was so mean on this thread and said almost nothing nice about Linda McCartney...she was a fine lady. And the fact that she was LHL's hero as a young girl makes me happy. heart )

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31 May 2014
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I first heard of Linda on The Simpsons episode that she did with Paul. I listened to the commentary for that particular episode a couple of years ago and all of the directors, producers and actors who worked with Linda said she was a great lady who was really passionate for what she believed in which I thought was sweet.

I like Linda's voice, on some songs it could be a bit jarring but over-all she was a good edition to Wings/Paul's solo work and just a great supporter for Paul so with that she has my utmost respect :)

 

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No idea where else to put this. A wonderful collection of Paul, Linda + kid's home movies filmed in Scotland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZT5XeeOOWo

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I've been reading this book on Linda by Danny Fields (it's available online), and it looks like she had to put up with more shit from people and media than Yoko in the early days after the Beatles break up. 

 

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I like Linda. heart 

And I also like her voice. It worked perfectly with Paul's. 

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I agree. I think a lot of people agree that her voice gelled well after all, but initially, she was seen as a laughing stock by most, I gather. Sad.

And I absolutely love Seaside Woman.

 

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'Seaside Woman' is one of my favourite Wings songs. Love it.

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