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Silly Love Songs
20 April 2020
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No thread for this on its own so should probably create one despite not feeling this post deserves creating a whole thread for.

As much as I like the released version, it's incredibly catchy and the vocals are so well worked out and performed, I can't help preferring the two stripped-down rough mixes that circulate. They really bounce along and have a freedom in the mixes that makes them more inviting (maybe a little less '70s would be the nearest description); mix out Paul's scat vocalising where the saxophones eventually went and it would be a great track as they stood.

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20 April 2020
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The first time I heard this song it was Ewan McGregor singing it in Moulin Rouge and I just remember how transfixed I was by these simple little lines-- they just struck me as so wholesome and genuine. I immediately downloaded it (the actual song not the Elephant Medley, to be clear) and listened to it on repeat-- I remember it feeling (and it still feels this way) like a million happy hugs and kisses. It remains one of my favorite Wings tracks to this day and I always daydream silly daydreams of some lad or lass playing/singing this silly sweet song with me on their mind. 

Which brings to mind that this is another perfect song for my "Taurus" playlist: wholesome, genuine, sweet, romantic

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This demo is probably my favorite version... so simple and warm, really helps you appreciate the structure of those criss-crossing harmony lines (BEST PART OF THE SONG).

Bass on the finished record is BOMB though, naturally.

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The high gloss production only adds to the irony of the song, which is already genius, however the demo for Silly Love Songs as Well as Warm and Beautiful come across as much more sincere than the album cuts. I don’t necessarily prefer the Silly Love Songs demo to the album cut, but I definitely do for Warm and Beautiful 

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^Agreed. I just like the demo for appreciating the harmony with fewer distractions, like I said.

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...I will reiterate, though, the bassline on this one is killer. Was playing along with it the other night and I could have played it all night but I was falling asleep at the amp a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Honestly, this song is what the kids call a "bop," it has the perfect amounts of catchy and sweet and genuine and self-aware. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Wings Over America is so wildly impressive to watch Paul rip that bassline while belting the lead part. One of a kind

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I've always wondered about the intro noises to this song. Is it supposed to be like a machine pumping out records?

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Duke_of_Kirkcaldy said
I've always wondered about the intro noises to this song. Is it supposed to be like a machine pumping out records?

  

I think so. The song is Paul's response to criticism over writing so many love songs so it would make sense and here is yet another one, and it got to #1 in the US.

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