Well, I kinda like the idea of medleys, as it’s structured. It’s sort of operatic, you know. And it’s good fun putting things like this together, finding little links and ways to go from this to that. We had done it on the Abbey Road album, at the end. And what we’d done there was John and I both had bits of songs that we hadn’t finished. So we put them into a medley and it worked. So this was me doing it again.
7 November 2022
Cool — I woke up today to find upon checking up on BB that Joe had published entries of a whole slew of McCartney songs (all of which I love, in varying degrees).
This particular one kicks off what sounds like a medley on Red Rose Speedway (I believe at the end of side B), whereby four songs bleed one by one into the next — Hold Me Tight / Lazy Dynamite / Hands of Love / Power Cut. All 4 of these songs are inspired. I can’t for the life of me wrap my head around anyone — and especially a Beatles fan (even a McCartney fan!) not adoring all 4 of these songs. Such people baffle me.
Of these 4, if I had to rank them, probably Hold Me Tight is my favorite, and Lazy Dynamite my least favorite — but they are all stellar.
Now today I find, you have changed your mind
1 May 2011
I hate the medley, have done since I first heard it, and hold it as an example of the worst crap Paul has created. That this ‘HMT’ is somehow worse than the awful Beatles song says everything, and in some very perverse way is quite an achievement.
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